Tuesday, November 14, 2006

रोजचे जिणे थोडे अधिक सुखकर करा...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lot of improvement on road conditions and traffic regulations are required. Reapaired roads should not have bumps or the patch work should not make the road uneven. The information on road repairs and vendors should be published in newspaper.

Kedar Chinchanikar said...

For all our problems we are cursing the local representatives, corporators and politicians. But we must not forget how good we are with ourselves when it comes to obey the disciplines. Breaking the law has become almost everybody's fancy including me. The status of discipline be it traffic rules, cleanliness, humanity is so pathetic that in most of the circumstances we are all either forced or tempted to violate the same. But is it all the fault of law enforcement agencies? Who is thinking about the volume of poulation increasing day by day. Let me state that pune has not at all grown but it has just increased in all ways. Growth comes hand in hand and proportionate population.Are we really ready to handle this population? There is not a single problem in entire India which not directly or indirectly related to population.We have live example of what happened to Bangalore which was once a beautiful and neatly managed city. We are in Pune following the same path.The facilities, infrastructure will collapse one day and it will be end of the day. Development wise we are catering to the requirement that was valid 5 years back. The backlog is pilling up, politicians have no time to notice, beaurocrats enjoying the helpness of the situation. Public, janta is sandwitched between their own helplessness and desire.If we are really interested in better pune, control on incoming population is must. Otherwise 2/3 years down the line it will be an end of the road.

captsubh said...

While agreeing with Kedar,I will say that time has come to stop all new developments when it has not been possible to conserve anything good of the good old days lovely Pune city.Today what we have are uncontrolled traffic jams/congestion,unmitigated air & noise pollution,potholed roads,broken & mostly hawker occupied footpaths,traffic signal breaking vehicle owners,mobile users even when mobile on their vehicles,paan & ghutka spitting public.In short,a complete chaos everywhere.Can you compare the Deccan gymkhana,MG road,Deep bungalow chowk of today with the quiet,peaceful & very easy to cross roads of yesteryears?Do we really want to attract more outsiders,foreigners to flock to the city when we have no infrastructure?The city MP has never cared & is busy with promises & castigating all other parties.WE do not want 100 metre high buildings,many more lakh people & their vehicles.Just try to maintain what we have & that will be enough.
Subhash B.

Anonymous said...

I do not understood why Sakal had to do this survey. Only blind person could have missed the conditions of Pune roads and resulting chaos in traffic(one of the reason).

Regarding comments given by various people I want to say,
1. These comments and these voters do not matter to the persons who contest elections. Any way these commenting people wo'nt vote for them en-block and that is not there strength.
2.Across all political parties this is the situation.
3. This type of democracy of illiterate persons led by people of straw (quoting from Churchill's speech) will result in these situations.
4. After another 10 years we ourselves would say that things were better in olden days.
5. Stop this experimentation of Democracy, dissolve the PMC and bring in a benevolent Dictator.

captsubh said...

The Sakal invites/exhorts citizens THRU NEWSPAPER SAKAL + THEIR E-BLOG to express opinions (ON THE BLOG,IN ENGLISH TOO!) on a BURNING issue of "HOW TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PUNE",A CITY,WHICH BOASTS OF THOUSANDS OF VERY INTELLIGENT,EXPERIENCED & KNOWLEDGEABLE SENIOR CITIZENS,VERY WELL QUALIFIED & CONCERNED & MUCH MORE AFFECTED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS,BUT MOST SURPRISINGLY,WE HARDLY SEE ANY COMMENTS,DESPITE THE FACT THAT MAJORITY OF HOUSEHOLDS & PRACTICALLY ALL THE OFFICES HAVE PCs & INTERNET CONNECTIONS.IS IT BECAUSE WE ARE BECOMING SO APATHETIC TO ALL THE ROT THAT HAS SET IN & HAVE ALREADY STARTED MEEKLY ACCEPTING FAIT ACCOMPLI?UNLESS SEVERAL PERSONS INCLUDING THE EQUALLY QUALIFIED FAIR PROFESSIONAL/HOUSEWIFE LADIES TOO POST THEIR COMMENTS ON THE BLOGS,THEY WILL FAIL TO SERVE THEIR PURPOSE & WILL SOON LAPSE INTO FORGOTTEN SLOTS IN THE ARCHIVES.YOU MUST STRIKE THE IRON,WHILE IT IS HOT.WHEN SAKAL GIVES YOU THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS YOUR ANGUISH,YOUR SUFFERING & CONTRIBUTE YOUR POSITIVE IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS SO AS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR OWN LIVES.ENOUGH OF FULMINATION ON THE ROADS OR IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR HOMES & OFFICES,IF YOU CANNOT TAKE UP CUDGELS AGAINST THE ROTTEN SYSTEM IN VIRTUAL REALITY,WHERE THERE IS NO SPACE CONSTRAINT ON THE BLOGS,UNLIKE IN THE HARD PAPER COPY OF SAKAL.ARISE!AWAKE!LEND YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL!MANY MORE KEDARS ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE ANY WORTHWHILE IMPACT!ENOUGH OF PROCRASTINATION & THINKING THAT SOMEONE ELSE OR ONLY SAKAL WILL DO IT!SAKAL TOO NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT & MOTIVATION TO MAKE IT INTO A MOVEMENT.HISTORY WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU IF YOU DO NOT RAISE YOUR VOICE TO SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN'S/NEXT GENERATION'S INTERESTS,EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT BOTHERED!CAN WE SEE MANY MORE COMMENTS EVEN IF VERY SUCCINCT?

captsubh said...

IN WHAT WAYS CAN WE MAKE OUR LIFE HAPPIER TODAY?

‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE’ GOES THE SAYING! BUT THANKS TO OUR BLIND TRUST & HOPE IN ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS,BE THEY NAGARSEVAKS OR MLAS OR MPS & OURSELVES REMAINING IN THE ‘SLEEP MODE’,WE THE CITIZENS HAVE MISERABLY FAILED TO NOTICE & NIP IN THE BUD THE SYSTEMATIC RUINATION & UNPLANNED LIMITLESS EXPANSION OF OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY OF PUNE BY THE POLITICIANS,ADMINISTRATORS,BUILDERS & PRIVATE EDUCATIONISTS!.
UNDER THE NAME OF “VIKAS”,IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE LAKHS INVADING THE CITY FOR EDUCATION & JOBS ETC,THE CITY HAS WITNESSED UNPLANNED GROWTH & PROLIFERATION OF SLUMS,HIGHRISE BUILDINGS.SO MUCH DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF ROADS,WATER SUPPLY,PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM & WHAT HAVE YOU BY THE SHEER GREED OF THE POLITICIANS & MANY NAGARSEVAKS ENTRUSTED WITH THE ONEROUS TASK OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT.THEY CHANGED RULES & ALLOWED 36 METRE TEN STOREYS HIGH BUILDINGS,ALLOWED COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS TO COME UP IN AREAS LIKE PRABHAT & OTHER ROADS,OVERLOOKED MISUSE OF COVERED PARKING SPACES FOR USE AS COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS!!!!!!!!!AS A RESULT OF PREVAILING URBAN CHAOS INCLUDING INDISCIPLINE OF FEW UNCARING CITIZENS,WHAT WE SEE TODAY IS AN OVER POPULATED PUNE CITY BURSTING AT ITS SEAMS,CHOKING DUE TO THE POLLUTION,CITIZENS STUCK DAILY IN UNENDING TRAFFIC JAMS,HAVING TO CROSS POTHOLED ROADS WITH FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES DUE TO THE ONRUSH OF UNCARING SPEEDING VEHICLES,GARBAGE STREWN AT MANY PLACES,UNSAFE DRINKING WATER & UNHYEGINIC ENVIRONMENT,FLOUTING OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS WITH IMPUNITY BY THE UNEDUCATED AS WELL AS EDUCATED,LAKHS OF TWO & FOUR WHEELERS OCCUPYING EVERY INCH OF SCARCE PARKING PLACES & ROADS!!!!!!!!!!!

TO TOP IT ALL,A RECENT PROPOSAL TO ALLOW 100 METRE HIGH BUILDINGS HAS BEEN PASSED QUIETLY.THUS PUNE WILL BE WITNESSING ABOUT 30 STOREYS HIGH BUILDINGS IN PLACE OF MANY OLD 1 OR 2 STOREYED BUNGALOWS,WHERE PROBABLY ONLY 10 OR 20 PEOPLE LIVED WITH 2 OR 3 VEHICLES WILL IN DUE COURSE SEE MANY HUNDRED RESIDENTS WITH THEIR HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES.THIS PROPOSAL MUST BE STRUCK DOWN IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TREMENDOUS OVERBURDENING IS DONE TO THE CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE OF ROADS,FOOTPATHS,WATER,ELECTRICITY ETC.

AS A LAST RESORT,WE CAN HOPE TO IMPROVE IN FOLLOWING WAYS:-
1) IN ENSUING CORPORATION ELECTIONS, BY THE EDUCATED CLASSES TOO VOTING IN LARGE NUMBERS & VOTING OUT USELESS CANDIDATES/PARTIES BY DISREGARDING ALL PROPOGANDA,IGNORING UNFULFILLED PROMISES OF FAILED LEADERS 2) GETTING ALREADY PASSED PROPOSAL TO ALLOW 100 METRE HIGH BUIDINGS CANCELLED 3) CONTINUOUSLY EXPRESSING DISGUST WITH STATE OF AFFAIRS THROUGH NEWSPAPERS & OTHER AVAILABLE FORUMS 4)BY OBSERVING SELF-DISCIPLINE EVERYWHERE ON ROADS & IN PUBLIC & RAISING VOICES COLLECTIVELY AGAINST THOSE SEEN BREAKING LAWS/TRAFFIC RULES,WHEN UNDERSTAFFED/OFTEN ABSENT POLICE IS NOT AROUND TO ENFORCE TRAFFIC DISCIPLINE 5)BRINGING TO THE NOTICE REPEATEDLY OF OUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS/RELATIONS/FRIENDS & ACQUAINTANCES INCLUDING YOUNGSTERS TO OBSERVE DISCIPLINE EVERYWHERE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OTHERS DO SO OR NOT 6)BY NOT THROWING & PREVENTING OTHERS (INCLUDING SERVANTS) FROM THROWING GARBAGE ON ROADS & PUBLIC PLACES. 7)ASKING THE PMC TO REMOVE EXISTING BANNERS/ POSTERS OF CANDIDATES & THEIR SUPPORTERS & NOT ALLOWING NEW ONES.

CAN WE DO IT?IF THERE IS A COLLECTIVE WILL,YES.WHO WILL HELP US?CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME!DO WE REALLY WANT A HAPPIER EXISTENCE?WE ALL DO!IN WHAT WAY,CAN WE TRY ACHIEVE THIS APART FROM WISHFUL THINKING?BY SETTING EXAMPLES & CONTRIBUTING!ARE WE MEANING BUSINESS?WOULD LIKE TO,TIME PERMITTING!WHEN TIME PERMITS,DO WE HAVE THE INCLINATION?YES.SO,LET'S MAKE A BEGINNING OURSELVES BY SELF HELP/EXAMPLES!!

SHRI.ANANT PRADHAN HAS VERY CORRECTLY POINTED OUT IN HIS LETTER TO EDITOR PUBLISHED IN SAKAL PUNE EDITION ON 17/11 ABOUT THE POPULATION EXPLOSION CONTINUING IN INDIA.THIS BEING THE MAIN CAUSE OF RAPIDLY DETERIORATING QUALITY OF LIFE IN INDIA.

Anonymous said...

I think the educated people refrain from voting. This attitude should be changed. One has no right to comment on Municipal corporation if he has not voted in the last elections.

captsubh said...

पुण्याचे बरेचसे लोक झोपलेले कसे?निवड्णुकीच्या दिवशी पण बहुतेक जण घरी झोपा काढणार,सकाळ संधि देत असून बहुतांशी ब्लौग वर लिहिणार नाहित व अयोग्य नगरसेवक निवडून आल्यावर मात्र धाय मोकलून रड्णार,पण तेसुध्दा फ़क्त आपापल्या घ्ररांत!ईंग्लिश मध्ये म्हण आहे "people get the government they deserve!"जे लोक स्वतःच बहुतेक सर्व नियम तोड्तात,आपलं सो्डून दुसर्याची पर्वा करत नाहित त्यांनी नगरसेवकांकडून कुठल्याहि अपेक्शा करु नये.पुढारी लोक यामुळेच निस्चिंत आहेत कारण त्यांना निवडून देणारे लोकच वेगळे आहेत.सुजाण मतदारराजा,झोपून रहा!
चीन लोकसंख्या ४० कोटीनी थोपवू शकतो,पण आपण व आपले पुढारी काहीच करणार नाहि कारण पुढ्च्या व पुढ्च्या निवड्णुकांकरता आणखी जातीय द्रुस्ट्या दुभंगलेले मतदार हवेतना?भारत झिंदाबाद!

Madhavrao said...

Ekach Aheksha. All candidates must take an oath that in case they cannot fulfil even a single promise during specified period, after election they would resign.