Why pay Crores of rupees in traffic challans?

Hyderabad Traffic Police personnel are extremely busy on the roads doing one of three different things: Managing traffic Taking pictures of traffic rule violators and filing e-challans Checking of vehicles, permits etc Of course, during monsoons and other reasons that obstruct traffic flow, they do their best to ease up things for commuters. What interested…

Time for peace in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) had been in focus for a long time now. Violent extremism in this state is thriving for over 30 years now. Worst years were 1990s and early 2000s when the number of fatalities touched a few thousands each year. Failure of the Indian state to contain this violence is very obvious.…

A forgotten war for India

India-China border conflict in 1960’s is something that most Indians have very little knowledge about. We know that the 1962 war was lost, but hardly any details of that war has been presented to us in our school books and other easily accessible literature. We do not even hear about the 1962 war from our…

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…