Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Minister for Trivandrum

Someone who goes on record saying that his top priority is the development of Trivandrum has become a Minister of State of the Republic of India. May this day be marked!

His take on Development in Trivandrum.......

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Planning the Development of Trivandrum - with Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor at a meeting of development experts and citizens to brainstorm ideas for the development of Trivandrum.  (Check this out, this is definitely one tech-savvy MP!!!)

TDF and yours truely were invitees and we look forward to working with the new MP. His style is more reminiscent of Washington than Delhi, which is what we need, more professional than political.

For a start, he is going to have a mostly non-political office team and he will be inviting informed and interested citizens as pro-bono consultants to work on development initiatives with him. 

More details soon, stay tuned! To give you an idea of how it went, think Technocity, NH development, Vizhinjam and city twinning!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The New Face of Trivandrum

Dr. Shashi Tharoor wins by 100,045 votes!

I especially like the start he has made, be it symbolic!

In an innovative and first-of-its-kind move, Dr. Tharoor is setting up a citizen group to promote development, to which TDF and I have been invited. More details soon!

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Say Hi to the mallu ZooZoo.......ivan nammude aalanenna thonunnathe!!!

RK - You were right!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Questions to Ponder...

There are somethings that I wonder often, questions which should need not even be asked because the answers are so obvious, but still present themselves to us daily in newspapers, news reports or even in what we say in the course of our lives.

- Why do commuters carry helmets but not wear them?

- Why do pedestrians walk on crowded roads even when footpaths are available?

- Why are people ready to queue up patiently for hours at places of worship but refuse to queue up to board a  bus?

- Why do we sing praises of Singapore but spit and litter our own roads?

- Why are auto drivers in Cochin and Kottayam allowed to openly flout the law by not running by the meter?

- Why do we think our political responsibility in a democratic society is confined to getting an inkspot on our finger once in five years?

- Why do we blame politicians for not being pro-development when we are even less so?

- Why are the political parties more interested in the war in Palestine, of which they know very little about, than the development of our own city during an MP election?

- Why is the Siva Sena which was formed to target communities including Keralites in Mumbai trying to import the Ganesh Mahotsav to Trivandrum?

- Why do politicians nit-pick someone respecting the national anthem in his own way when most of them can't even sing it themselves?

Call this a scream of frustration, but why the heck don't we ever learn from all that we done wrong??!!!