Sundry Thinkings

24 May

Three things hit me as I was reading the news today…

First my favorite subject… our own “Prince of the Soil” Kumaraswamy’s visit to Bidar district where he supposedly stays with the villagers. This time apparently he was at the house of a farmer who committed suicide. Well.. thats great except that the farmer’s family was made to vacate the house for the night and stay elsewhere. Apparently the entire house was whitewashed and redone for his visit.

Isn’t the whole point of these visits to spend time with the common folks?

The other was a picture sequence in the Deccan Herald which compared the Bangalore Metro Corporation’s work on MG road to the BBMP’s work on Race Course road. While BBMP as usual had strewn stuff all over the place, the Metro work in contrast was neat without causing any inconvinience to commuters. Why is this?

I guess the answer lies in accountability. The BBMP does things its way because they are arrogant and think they are NOT answerable to anyone. On the other hand, hawks are just waiting for the Metro to make even a small mistake so that they can pounce on them. They are ACCOUNTABLE which makes them more responsible.

I wonder when the BBMP will act with such professionalism… maybe if they are privatized?

Finally DD is piloting airing its channels on Mobile Phones. That is just great !!! Now we can be subjected to half baked, badly produced programs on the Mobile as well.

12 Responses to “Sundry Thinkings”

  1. decemberstud May 24, 2007 at 7:09 am #

    Really? ‘maNNina mommaga’ stayed in a farmer’s house and the family was driven out for night? Not sure if I have to laugh or cry. This is hilarious and sad at the same time. What the heck was he thinking. Doesn’t he know the vultures (aka journalists) are all over the place?

    As for DD, just be happy that they still produce better quality programs than most networks. Wait unti Mukta-2, Minchu and Manthana hit the mobiles. Or are they already there?

  2. Ramesh NR May 24, 2007 at 7:50 am #


    On the BBMP/ Metro comparison, I think Metro is more of an exception than a rule…our tolerence for the inconvenience that these agencies cause is legendary. Remember when all the telco companies were digging up the roads for laying optical fibre cables a few years back…only Reliance seemed to be concerned about the inconvenience and they used some hi-tech methods for ducting to minimise the inconvenience…as opposed to BSNL and Tata Tele, who dug up the roads and didn’t bother to do a decent job filling up the ducts. You must have seen the recent re-laying of pavements in and around Jayanagar….the way debris is left almost in the centre of the road for weeks together without clearing,and to add to it, the rains make it really deadly. I think we should stop accepting this kind of shoddy work and set some benchmarks for these guys to follow. BTW, the Janagraha movement and the BATF was meant to bring in some accountability into our system especially with these agencies.Sadly, BATF was wound up and i don’t know if Janagraha exists anymore.

  3. praneshachar May 25, 2007 at 2:32 am #

    Metro work is more disciplined because as you have mentioned they are accountable.
    In BBMP who cares really a pathetic situation when work for BESCOM. BBMP etc., are taken up.
    Kumaranna’s gymics of staying in villages continues only thing is the concerned village gets some facelift in the process some basic amenities like raod etc., are laid ofr permanent use it will be a gain to village where CM stays.

  4. Veena May 25, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    what is sundry here vijay..? these incidents or your thinking ? 🙂
    ondu oLLe kathe heLi saaaaar.

  5. vinay May 25, 2007 at 9:58 am #

    b4 i read the blog, i first mistook it was
    1. Sunday thinking
    2. Sundari thinking
    3. Sandige thinking

  6. destinationsrik May 25, 2007 at 10:11 am #

    Its like BBMP owns Bengalooru and Metro corp works for them…
    When will these understand that BBMP is a slave under people of India?
    We might have to come a full circle before that happens.

  7. Veena May 25, 2007 at 4:20 pm #

    vinay, enri odo modlu enella tale bandide…! sundari thinking aa.. vijay hushaaru…!

  8. bachodi May 26, 2007 at 2:12 am #

    I am with vinay , First I read it was Sunday thinking.
    I am not getting political situation of what you are writing. But feels nice to read BB as on off -stream Media. Keep going.

  9. praneshachar May 26, 2007 at 2:48 am #

    I too read it as sunday thinking ivattu veena comment odida mele adu sundry anth tilididdu
    but I am not alone thanks for fellow sunday readers

  10. neel3 May 26, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    I felt sad for the trees at MG road. They say they will transplant but….the squirrels and birds may find it difficult to relocate.

  11. gmohanprakash May 28, 2007 at 4:30 am #

    I dont understand how many villages has Kumaraswamy got to visit to understand the local issues. Definetly farmers should think twice before commiting suicide as otherwise the visiting CM would dislocate their families for a night atleast – forget the money.

    Neel – Atleast the tree is saved is a consolation prize!!

  12. praneshachar May 28, 2007 at 5:16 am #

    yes tree is saved is a great relief atleast as a consolation
    ninne MG road treegalannu transplantge horata photogalu ivattu
    prajavani papernalli node great job they are doing to give lease of life
    to those trees wonderful work by Metro people

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