Friday, September 30, 2005

Public Sector Undertakings in India and Strike Culture

Yesterday was an all india strike called by communist supported unions in Airport and other government undertakings. Some thoughts came to my mind at the end of the day.

  • The strike further validated the fact that these places need to privatized. A very small number of people are currently able to take the whole country at ransom and for communists who claim that airport privatization is a security risk, I think this behaviour is a bigger security risk.
  • Other funny thing that I observed that absolutely random group of people supporting this strike, I read some where that auto unions and farmer's unions are supporting this strike, I don't understand what is the point of this. How come privatizing of airport is really hurting farmers and auto drivers.
  • I also read that income tax officers in Delhi and other metro were on strike in support of Airport Unions, again I don't get the point of it.
  • The best case is west bengal where the communist party claimed that the striked was not supported by their party but by the unions supported by their party.
Again It seems that they think that aam aadmi is fool.

Sell the soul or let it die

Of late I am in a dilemma. Should I sell my soul to the dark side or let it die. The decision has become imminent because of the current situation at my work place. If I continue doing what they are asking me to do it is equivalent to killing the soul while the offers that I have outside are more like selling my soul.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks I would be able to make the decision on what is better.

Random thoughts about Indian Cricket Team

I just don't get the BCCI, First they go around proclaiming the fact that they want Indian cricket team to do well and hence do the tamasha of potential coaches being interviewed under the glare of TV channels etc and when they hire the coach and he tells them that the reason that Indian cricket team is not winning is because of their beloved captain, they claim that it is a miscommunication.

Do these guys think that we all are just a bunch of morons. In fact somebody should ask them why did they hire a coach if he can't even communicate properly and if he can communicate properly why don't they fire the captain.

But then that is asking for too much.