Monday, November 18, 2013
NEWS TODAY - RIL IS SHY OF OIL & GAS - INFRA PROJECTS NO PROGRESS - PAK TV AIRS INDIAN CONTENT - TATA MOTORS INDIAN BUSINESS WHAT IS WRONG - CHINESE BALLOONS EVERYWHERE - PROTECTING SHOWS, MODI IS PM MATERIAL
RIL BOARD BACKS TELECOM, WARY OF OIL & GAS :
RIL feels it has sunk too much money in oil and gas but the returns are shrinking. The oil and Gas below the earth are shrinking for some reason and Government is not being an understanding partner. Therefore, at RIL, the future belongs more to Telecom and to Petrochemicals - not to oil and gas production.
This is bound to be so. Government Of India must understand its priorities and encourage efficient private players to come out of their Blues and go energetically for oil and Gas exploration. The onus is the Government. But, Babus at the helm and other powers that be are not seen to be understanding the problems involved in Oil and gas exploration, but doubting the Company's claims a little too much. So, investments in oil and gas are to come down. The one left out is CAIRN now. I feel, Government should give both RIL and CAIRN a free hand to explore and FIND our oil and Gas reserves first. Any quarrels on sharing can come later. That much encouragement is not forthcoming from government and therefore, the country's energy effort is languishing.
PET INFRA PROJECTS PENDING,GOVT LIKELY TO MISS TARGET :
There is hardly any progress in 5 out of 9 projects identified by Planning commission in consultation with PMO. Most of these projects are unlikely to happen this year, though slated for it initially.Well. the easiest thing should be to clear the projects and targets from your tables - and allow the nitty gitty to be worked out by people down below.Now, if something is not happening according to target, someone in government must be asking why, get the answer and sort out the difficulties. Project Management is not an art any more. It is a precise science. You can anticipate up to 99 percent of the problems and sort them out well in advance - or soon after their discovery. But, in India, trains move, planes move(even with open doors), but not files.
PAK TV CHANNELS FINED FOR INDIAN CONTENT :
Indian TV channels do not air PAK CONTENT. Had they done it, we all would have shut our TV channels any way. Our children would be studying their books better and passed exams with more Marks. But, if Pak does not show Indian content, how will Pakistanis ever know, that India does not bother much about Pak , as Pak bothers about India and bothers India. India wakes up to Pakistan, only when it bothers India - almost always in a negative way. If an Odd singer or so chooses to come to India and sing of Pakistan, Shiv Sena is there to protest and block. So, all Pak content goes off the air.
AT TATA MOTORS, INDIAN BUSINESS GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE :
TATA Motors' Indian Business is in a mess. I think, unnecessarily so.
TATA Motors is said to be launching new Models. new, modern car platforms in 2015 to enable faster and cheaper new models, not just variants of existing ones. It also states that it is making and emergency markets push - into Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia and expanded in South Aftica and Thailand.
But, none of these explain why TATA MOTORS is failing in India. KARL SLYM may be right about the New car platform to come in 2015. But, that does not explain why he is not selling existing products more aggressively and competing with the likes of Maruti. Karl Slym has to find out why the car buyers in India are preferring other Models over TATA models. It may be a small slip that TATA may be overlooking - like, the finishing touch in interiors and exteriors. Probably Nothing more than that.
AND, NOW CHINA PRICKS INDIA'S BALLOON ECONOMY :
India's balloon makers are folding up. Thanks to extravagant taxes on inputs and low priced imported Chinese Balloons. Can't we compete with the Chinese even in Balloon making and selling. Government must be knowing - but, if it doesn't, at least it should act when Media tells it. Here is a sector which is folding up due to Government apathy. Is Government listening? Act fast and save Indian Balloons. Probably lakhs of Indian employment and crores of Indian investment is going up in the air with the Chinese balloons.
There are many other sectors where cheap Chinese Imports are hurting Indian employment and Indian Investment. Government must act to save these - the Indian employment and Indian investment. If a skill upgradation and Technology upgradation is needed, that also must take place. Ideally, I would prefer Government reversing the trend in 2 years - seeing Indian Balloons dominating all over the world. You need High Goals - to achieve them. If you don't have High Goals - You have no goals.
PROTECTING - IS STALKING?
A Father asked his family friend, who happens to be the CM, to take care of his daughter. he has some fatherly apprehensions. The CM may have told the HM the same thing - to adequately protect and see no harm comes to the woman, who is like a daughter to him. Any father will do it.Any one who feels like a father will do it too.
But there is a difference between Modi's administration and others. If Modi says, the administrative machinery moves, and ensures what he wants. Not so with Dr.Manmohan Singh, whom I do respect, for his astuteness and goodness. But, no one moves when Dr.Singh asks or orders. You can see another news item how projects are pending. In Modi's land, that is not the way things happen. from Constable to the top, upto HM level all have risen to the task - and have ensured her protection, without any irksomeness to the lady in question. that is how, a Government should run. I find Just nothing wrong in it. I find everything wrong in no one listening to Dr.Singh and failing him all the way.
Now, some web sites do the snooping at all levels, get some half baked material and put it viral. Some Politicos and some media start discussing how the woman's rights are enraged. Had she been really harmed what would the same Politicos and Media would have said? If Modi does a thing or doesn't do it, either way, these worthies will criticize him. But, if Mr. Singh fails to get all projects off the ground and nation is suffering - there is no problem for these worthies.
But, that is beside the point. Neither the father nor the daughter are complaining. The politicos field all women to - finally drag the woman out of her privacy and probably abuse all of them. The first right of that woman, I agree, is her PRIVACY. None in Modi government have harmed her privacy. They have protected her from - problems the father knows. Probably, problems, which the daughter also understands now. Young Women do not understand such problems immediately - as all fathers know. Allow fathers to take care of their daughters. You are only trying to defame both of them.
If whole establishment moved with one word of Modi - and he may not be knowing all the nitty gritty, it show very clearly, MODI IS PRIME MINISTERIAL MATERIAL.
He achieves. Make Dr. Singh also like that. We will like him then. We want achievers. By the way, I think, Modi or shah are not the stalkers - but his detractors surely are becoming so.
Now, I have a premonition. Knowingly or unknowingly, this obscure woman is becoming a Politician. If BJP puts her up as an MP candidate against her detractors, she doesn't national or state or local issues to win. This stalking now going on by Modi's detractors is enough to make her an MP with a land slide majority. All sympathy will be with her. Naturally.
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