IKEA and I kiya

IKEA launched its first store in India in August 2018. Like many in Hyderabad, I was also waiting for this store to open. There was a sense of pride to see a world leader in furniture is coming here. India is 55th country in the world to have an IKEA store. So, they came here…

Bajaj Auto and their love for reckless driving

Do you like Bajaj Pulsar? Well, I do. It is an excellent vehicle that changed the Indian bike market in a big way. Their 150cc and 180cc offerings were game changers in early 2000s. These bikes captured the imagination of youth. I was reading an interview with Rajiv Bajaj where he mentioned that they are…

Mud road of Nallagandla

I’m sure by now you have all experienced the terrible condition of Nallagandla main road. For people who are new to this area, do note that this was the same situation in 2017 and in 2016. So, do not expect some miracles to happen and some angel to come down and fix the road in…

Steps to pay GHMC property tax

Paying property tax to GHMC every year is mandatory for every property owner in Hyderabad. GHMC issues an Assessment Number or PTIN that can be used to pay property tax very easily through their website¬†https://ptghmconlinepayment.cgg.gov.in/PtOnlinePayment.do. It is a simple process as the website shows the due amount against your PTIN and payment can be made…

How Indian government departments ignore citizens

Policy making in India involves significant contributions from the Legislature and Executive. This is primarily a top-down approach where citizens are given very less importance in overall policies that are framed and ever lesser importance is given to citizens feedback and grievance redressal mechanisms. Below process steps shows what typically happens in policy making. Citizen,…

How India is winning the war on terror in Kashmir

Like any Indian citizen, it is very disheartening to hear about violence and deaths in Kashmir every other day. We are concerned about the well being of the citizens there, we are concerned about our security forces (Army, J&K Police and Central para-military forces) that operate in such difficult conditions. But there is never a…