Friday, 24 October 2014

Back with a vengeance

It's been a long time since I wrote in my blog....busy....yes...u could say that but I felt I was neglecting my blog. So here I am back with a vengeance.

Just returned from a 2 weeks tour to the States - spent a lot of time in NY at the Columbia Business School where I'm enrolled to do a 9 month course in Business Excellence which is meant primarily for Executives in Business Education. It contains papers in Mergers and Acquisitions too, a subject I'm comfortable with and enjoyed doing.

The time I spent in NY I observed a few things which I feel need to be implemented in India too.

First and foremost is the cleanliness aspect. The dirt factor is totally absent there and all the major and minor roads are always sparkingly clean. Littering and throwing garbage on the roads should be avoided and in fact banned by the municipal authorities in all cities across the Country. It will promote cleanliness and help our cows which eat all the garbage and plastics littered on the road side heaps and die a painful death.

Secondly I noticed the utmost respect these people have for the pedestrians on the road. If you wish to cross the road the motorist will allow you to do so. There are separate zebra stripes for the passerby with lights to enable them to cross the roads safely. These are implemented and followed strictly. I don't see any reason why the same can't be done here. Why do we hold the pedestrian in utmost contempt. Please get over this and show some respect towards them. Of course with the amount of population in our cities people do tend to go overboard and lose their patience but that's no excuse to run over people.

Thirdly the transport system in NY was very organised whether the bus transport or the subways.
All the buses are air conditioned and run on schedules where people are encouraged to board in an orderly fashion. Same is the case with subways. People show a lot of respect to the alighting passengers.

The same should be enforced here too so that the life of people is better off than today.

So enough of talking for the benefit of common man, time for action.

Cheers to a better future :)