Handcuffed MLA !!

It is common to hear people say that their elected representatives are not addressing this or that problem. What is less commonly heard is that the representative is NOT ABLE TO address a particular problem. As voters, we should think seriously about this – because this is actually true in many, many cases.

Think of the way our city works. There is a municipal corporation, which runs vastly under-budget on the revenue side, and therefore can barely do the minimum that it is supposed to. The para statals have better finances, but they are not directly under the corporators, so it’s not easy to work with them in the ‘representative democracy‘ framework.

The MLA’s are also mostly in a similar bind. Many MLA’s call the average IAS officerSir“, and this is not just a courtesy. Compared to the average MLA, the typical officer leading a department or agency is usually English speaking, well educated, keeps the company of other informed people, travels around to see things much more globally. This is a massive deficit to overcome. Of course the MLA’s can use their ‘authority’, but that’s not usually an effective weapon, because the officer has a permanent job which means he will continue to rise in influence from year to year whereas the politicians’ fortunes can dwindle any day.

A second reason is of course corruption. In an environment where netas milk the system, they can’t really ‘order’ the babus around. The risk of pushback that will land them in jail is too high. Therefore, even though in public the netas appear to lord it over the babus, in private things are very different. At least one Chief Engineer, to common knowledge, used to refer to a sitting CM in first person.

The elected representatives also have another weakness. Even ministers at the state level are unable to reach into the corridors of power in Delhi, because those institutions operate by a different logic. Ministries, PlanComm, Commissions, Missions, etc. operate in a ‘knowledge’ world much more like an aristocracy than like a representative layer of government. In that world, what counts is not how many votes you got, but how wide and deep your network of influence is.

Voters need to understand all this. The only problems that can be tackled locally, through the use of authority, are minor ones that should not have existed in the first place. For everything else, we’ll need a different kind of representative, whose COMPETENCE allows him/her to straddle multiple worlds – not only the on-the-ground fix-it universe, but also the worlds of finance, policy, ideas, etc. If your corporator or MLA is scoring zero on these counts, it tends to show up in the way your neighborhood looks !!

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The Addiction called Salary

Few Reasons why I hate it.

1) It is Limited.

2) I can’t Decide it on my own (No, I am not asking for a billion dollar cheque or May be I am ).

3) I have to wait for Thirty Days to Get it.

4) I have to care about the right side of the menu before ordering my meal.

5) I have to do work which i am not passionate about.

6) I have to lie about it to people, when they ask. and hence commit a sin.

7) My choices are limited to my Cash Inflow.

8) I have to wait for Years before it gets doubled.

9) My wishlist is still waiting to be ticked of and may have to wait forever.


Three United States two-dollar banknotes in se...

If i could have more of it.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


How do I get Rid of it ??

1) Decide what i love to do.

2) This way i wont have to wait for a paycheck to fulfill my passions.

3) I can work as per my wishes and i would be doing what i want to do not what others want me to do.

4) Start a business out of it, people have made money selling stones, this will be much easier.

5) You will get to meet great people, and you will enjoy learning and being with them.

6) You will know who is you friend and who is not.

8) Don’t get into analysis paralysis, just do it, you wont regret it.

9) If you value freedom, then believe me, this is the best thing which will ever happen to you.


INDIAN Numerology

A British Diplomat paid courtesy visit to Mr.Santa, During a Garden party at the Palace, he thought of entertaining him with the following magic of numbers.
He said, ” Your excellency, Look at the value of the alphabet :
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Now, look at this Sir, if we calculate together it will be :

8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98 % Only

11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96 % Only

12 15 2 2 25 9 14 7 = 86 % Only

12 21 3 11 = 47 % Only

Sir, you should look at the final one, which is most important.

1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100 %

Sir, do you find it useful?
This magic can work on your people to improve themselves, increase, productivity, and make your Kingdom prosperous. Sir, I can arrange to send our experts to coach your people.
We can do it in less than a year” santa singh thought for a while; and said,’ I have better formula.

See this ……

3 15 18 18 21 16 20 9 15 14 = 111 %……………….
Do you want me to come and teach your people? I can do it in less than one week.”

A Software Engineer in Love

तुमसे मिला मैं कल तो,

मेरे दिल में हुआ एक sound,

लेकिन आज तुम मिली तो कहती हो:

Your file not found!

ऐसा भी नहीं है की,

I don’t like your face

पर दिल की computer में,

नहीं है enough disk space

घर से निकलती हो तुम जब,

पहेन के evening gown

Too many requests se,

हो जाता है server down

तुम्हारे लिए प्यार की application,

create मैं करूंगा

तुम उसे debug करना,

wait मैं करूंगा

तुम्हारा इंतेज़ार करते करते,

मैं सो गया

यह देखो मेरा connection,

time out हो गया.

ClassiC DefinitionS & CooL MeaningS

1. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.

2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.

3. Marriage : It’s an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master

4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage

5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through “the minds of either”.

6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power …

9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage.

10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.

11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

17. Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be
done together.

18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

19. Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.

20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway “See I am not injured yet.”

24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.

25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

26. Father : A banker provided by nature.

27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest, except that he got caught.

28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.

30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.

31. Computer Engineer : One who gets paid for reading such mails……

Indian Business Sense

An Indian walks into a New York City bank and asks to see the loan officer. He tells loan officer that he is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so the man hands over the keys of a new Rolls Royce car parked on the street in front of the bank.

Everything is checked out,and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the man returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest,which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, “We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are little puzzled.

While you were away, we checked you out and found that u are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The Indian replied, “Where else in New York can I park my car for two weeks for 15 bucks?”



Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand
her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more
willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.