Looking beyond Telangana’s SRDP

Telangana government started an ambitious program to improve traffic situation in Hyderabad.This program is titled Strategic Road Development Program, or SRDP. Accomplishing the challenging goal requires a plan with key steps. How is SRDP intended to be implemented? SRDP identifies the following steps to achieve this goal. Identify and expand strategic roads in the city…

National data access policy – open issues

National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy 2012 is drafted to address a major gap in current information flow between Government departments and citizens. This is a 4 year old policy i draft state for which the Government is asking for public opinion now. You can find the complete policy document at NDSAP policy draft (opens in…

Evolution of Rahul Gandhi

It might sound really funny that someone wants to write about Rahul Gandhi when he is going through the worst ever phase of his political career. But the key thing to note here is that he still figures in the top 5 most important politicians of the day. The list comprises of Narendra Modi, Amit…

India taxi aggregators – where is the money?

Taxi aggregation market in India is on the upswing for past decade. Fasttrack and Merucabs had been the some of the initial companies who made a big impact during late 2000s. And then came companies like Ola, Uber and TaxiForSure that took this whole taxi aggregation business to a completely new level. Types of taxi…

What car? Learning from personal experience

Buying a new car is always an exciting journey. No matter which category of car we are planning to go for, it always turns out to be an interesting time in our lives. For me personally, it took me one year to upgrade from Hyundai Santro to Honda Jazz, way back in 2010. Then again…