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IRCTC has announced that it will accept what it calls Virtual Reservation Message, which it defines as ‘a screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/ Mobile phone’. About time, though you’ll still need to carry an ID proof.
This comes as a much awaited step – especially for those of us who’ve had to scramble for printouts just before journeys. Or worse, have forgotten printouts and ended up in a mess.
Why So Slow?
This, of course, begs the question as to why it takes so long for the Indian Railways to embrace any technology or change.
Of course, there’s the fact that there’s bureaucracy and red tape. But the underlying reason really is that the Railways is an economic monopoly. Because Indian Railways has no competition, it has no fear of losing business, and thus no incentives to change or to go the extra mile to improve its profits.
If say, the rights to operate trains were auctioned out to private companies, I dare say we’d see far more(and far faster) change – better food, more comfortable carriages, and perhaps even facilities like in-train entertainment. We’ve seen much change in nearly every other space – from telecom to automobiles – but not in Railways.
Railway officials point out that Railways cannot be privatized easily because it has a social responsibility. Often Railways has to take up ‘financially unviable but socially desirable routes that reach remote areas’ – those would get shot down by private companies.
Because railways is so fundamental a service and privatization would mean increased fares, any such measure to privatize railways would render train travel inaccessible to many poor people, and thus unacceptable to the Government.
Of course, the lack of privatization would also mean technology adoption will remain slow. Thus we’ve had to contend with slow change, simply because of the way Indian Railways sees itself.
For now, of course, we can celebrate small victories like being able to travel without printed tickets.
1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don’t overdo; keep your limits
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/ her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD, you will always be happy. So, be happy.
While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love.
Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.
Today it’s really hard to think of a period when there was no facebook, myspace or Google+. Imagine the amount of boredom that existed during the era without the internet. It does scare you guys out there, does’t it?
Now, the next question that strikes our mind is how employees waste their time in office, before and after the advent of internet. The employees always had some ways to spend their time in office. Let’s get a sneak peak as to how employees fritter away time in pre and post internet era.
1. Real friends vs. Virtual friends
In the pre internet era, employees got enough time to bond with their co – workers which induced a feeling of friendship and acquaintance with each other. However, with the advent of internet, the boom of social networking sites has created a huge space for virtual friends on facebook, Yahoo, Google+. Globally more than 6 hours a day is spent on social networking. India alone has 25 million users on facebook and is the fastest growing nation on facebook with a growth rate of 65.32 percent.
2. Offline Games vs. Online Games
In the pre internet era, people wasted their office time playing games like minesweeper and solitaire. These simple addi ctive games can take away hours of time. But now people are wasting time on playing online games like Trivia Machine, Funky Truck which are easily available for free in websites like Zapak.com, Sify.com/game.
3. Printed Books vs. eBooks
Reading books is not a waste of time when you are not in office. Before the intervention of internet in our lives, people often spen d most of their office time reading printed books and newspapers. Now, the same has been replaced by the eBooks and new portal. ebooks are quite easily available on the websites like Google books, ebooks.com and ebookee.org. People no more likes to wait for the next day newspaper to know the latest happenings and updates, they are happy to paunch on the news portal available.
4. Gossiping vs. Apps, You tube
Day dreaming, gossiping was the favorite flavor of the employees in office to waste their time in pre internet era. However, with the advent of innumerable apps in the market, it has lowered the pace and rate of gossiping in the office. According to the mobile app analytics firm Flurry, smartphone users spend an average of 81 minutes-a-day using mobile apps. You Tube one destination where maximum of the employee like spending their productive time and enjoy funny videos, share it with friends on facebook.
5. Over planning workplace activities vs. Personal emails
Workplace ethnic day celebrations, Christmas parties, casual Fridays wer e some of the things that kept employees engaged, an half-hour meeting are often stretched out into hours of lost productivity as people offer suggestions, canvas ideas and discuss plans. However, these activities have lost its significance now as employees are too busy surfing the internet and exchanging personal emails.
Yes, you read correctly. According to mobile phone distributors, Apple is “relaunch” of his two years of iPhone at a price of Rs 19,990 in India. The movement is probably a good deal Android smartphones that have hit the market recently. This particular version of the iPhone comes with 8 GB of internal storage.
Replacing a Ferrari is difficult, especially if it gives you. But having made the decision to end the “prancing horse”, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has given rise to a new – red Nissan GT-R supercar.
The 530-horsepower, twin turbo, four-wheel drive that cost $ 87,000 (RS 4 crore approximately) was delivered to Tendulkar at his residence in La Mer in Bandra two weeks ago. “Two senior engineers were flown in from Dubai with the car so he could be listening to cricket maestro will,” a source of Arab cars in Dubai, from where the car was purchased, a told TOI.
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