I'd dreaded this time's election not only thinking of its mismanagement in Gurgaon but also because in the weeks leading up to it, suddenly we had electricity almost all our days and nights. As a result, we acquired the bad habit of being in a cool house and seeing our appliances work at all times. … Continue reading Election and Power are Directly Related in Gurgaon!
The hour I spent at the Chiranjiv Bharti School in Sushant Lok, Gurgaon earlier today washed away any feelings of patriotism or civic sense that I'd summoned to cast my vote. The 3 stalls outside the school building were full of anxious people crowding around 2 officials posted at each stall. It took me some … Continue reading Voting Blues in Gurgaon
Today I attended an emergency meeting of Traffic Observers (TOs) at Gurgaon's Mini Secretariat that houses offices of some DCPs of Gurgaon. The meeting was called to introduce the new ADC Mr. Praveen Kumar and it had him and Mr. Satyendra Gupta, DCP/Traffic addressing us. The new ADC gave instances of our possible support to … Continue reading Gurgaon Traffic – there’s still hope
In my 12+ years in Gurgaon, I’ve seen the city landscape change dramatically but its inherent problems have continued to exist. They haven’t been addressed cohesively in all these years, and where we’re fortunate in seeing any corrections taking place, they appear so ad hoc that we wonder if any long-term planning is going into … Continue reading Gurgaon Administration – An Unsolved Mystery!
The state of taxis in Gurgaon demands a proper overview so I’ve decided to do a separate post on them. When I moved to (New) Gurgaon 12 years ago, I knew of just one taxi stand in the DLF-I area that appeared to have 3-4 taxis. The stand used to be out of vehicles most … Continue reading Transport in Gurgaon – II – Taxis
Commuting within and to/from Gurgaon can be nightmarish. There are issues to do with the lack of signage, unnamed/bad roads and traffic congestion, and even if I were to focus on just one aspect such as the means of transport, there would be a lot to be frustrated about. For moving about the city, the … Continue reading Transport in Gurgaon – I
Some months ago, I applied and joined as a Traffic Observer in Gurgaon. Before that when an RWA member had suggested that I go over and attend a meeting at the DCP’s office for I drive around Gurgaon and would have a view on traffic issues, I was alarmed at the idea! And yet, I … Continue reading Traffic management in Gurgaon
There hasn’t been a week in my 12 years in Gurgaon when I haven’t wondered about DHBVN’s viability as a power provider in this city. Their service is useless, supply highly erratic and phones constantly busy. There are days every week when outages last 5-8 hours at a stretch or certainly average to that long … Continue reading Powerless but Connected