Friday, February 20, 2009

Electric Meter: Reading Problem!

Our monthly average bill of electric usages is always and nearly same or uniform. But many of us might have been received fluctuated bills. As I am a Secretary of our Housing Society, I kept log of 2 meters of the society & 2 meters of mine. I found the reading by MSEDCL & me having considerable difference. ...I have pin-pointed the problem.
On 18th a person came to take meter reading, I verified his camera by which he was taking reading by capturing photos of the meters. N to my surprise... camera was set on 22nd Feb. It was nothing but a cheating with the customers. Even there can be a difference in billing due to the slabs of rate and you can be taxed more. I forced him to re-adust his camera properly.
We are busy in our work, so it is not possible to catch hold of the meter-reader on his arrival. So, the simple thing we can do--- we can keep a log of our meter. Even a small child can do it. Then we can complain to appropriate authority for justice. ( Even the media also ... like this one.) Every time plz take received sign-n-seal on the 2nd copy for further reference and action.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mobile in SChools: Why to ban?

Today there is a News in many News-Papers about Mobile in the Schools in Maharashtra as per order by Minister for Education Mr Patangrao Kadam.. I have not read the original resolution. But I have various versions of the news--- as follows---
1) Mobile phones will be baned for teachers in schools.
2) Mobile is banned for teachers in classrooms only.
3) Mobile is banned for students in schools.
We must count that we are in 21st century & not in 19th or 20th. While banning mobile for students easy communication facility like coin-box phones should be provided. Communication from parents also should be reached to the students promptly.
Banning Mobile for teachers in schools or in class-rooms is nothing but madness. Mobile is the dire need of the age. I am giving some example from my experiences...
1) Many time my students approached me to contact their parents urgently thru my mobile phone.
2) From Exam hall --- I had to contact to the Principal and Exam Incharge for urgent requirements.
3) In exhibition hall --- a student wanted some info about restriction on nuclear chain reaction and absorption of emissions. She could get info from GPRS on my Mobile.
I think all the teachers must have Mobiles with them in Schools and class-rooms compulsorily. It will facilitate better and prompt internal communication. Alongwith it Mobile Phone Code of Conduct can be forced ... like Mobile will be on silence mode, teachers should not use it while teaching, there should be proper & special reason for using it emergency etc. So that misuse at workplace can be avoided. We should not blame knife but the misusers only.
Finally let me ask one simple question --- whether the Ministers and officers are not using Mobile at their workplace?
There are many ways people misuse their workplace & worktime... like ... praying god, satyanarayan etc pujas, chatting, grooming, weaving, privet business etc... Why work culture is laking? How to bring it?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Solution for Pakistan!

I can not dare to say that I am an expert in International Politics. But I am seriously thinking about Pakistan. It is really BECHAARI country! In that RELIGIOUS country religion is nothing but the fanaticism. India will be mostly affected country by Pakistan's ill andabnormal condition. Therefore it is our duty to help & save Pakistan.
Pakistan is also totally faded up with Talibans, Lashkar like terrorism. So helpless rulers of Pakistan asked for HELP!
In such situation one solution came in my mind...
Pakistan may get emerged in India and its states as autonomous & secular ones.
(Indian Constitution is a Great Document, provides article 370 which has provision for it.) Then Taliban & other terrorism in Pak should be handled by USA & India together.
It is like day-dreaming, but terrorist may not leave other way for Pakistani leaders & people. Let us see!