Friday 20 August 2010

Salary Hikes for MPs - What are the criterion?

In any organization, salary hike is decided based on the performance of an employee. I'm not sure in the government office but in any typical organization, this is the case. Based on the performance of an employee, hike percentage is also decided.

But, look at the salary hikes for MPs. Government has decided to increase by 3 times! This percentage of hike applies to every MP. We, the people of India, have no idea why and on what basis these hikes were given!

As one of the tax payers, I would like to know what were the criterion used for this hike.

1. Did they take the attendance of MPs into account?

2. Did they evaluate the performance of each MP based on the work carried out in the respective constituency?

3. Did they consider "mannerism" of MPs during the sessions?

4. Did they consider the corruption background of each MP?

5. Did they evaluate how the constituency development money was utilized by each MP?

6. Did they consider whether MP has come up with any new idea for the development of constituency?

7. Did they consider if MP has done anything to improve the living conditions of people?

8. Did they ever talk to people of the constituencies to access MP's performance?

In an organization, without proper assessment employees will not get hikes. Then why is this difference when it comes to our MPs?

Are there any MP(s) who are listening to these questions? It would be great if you can answer to some of these if not all.

Thursday 19 August 2010

tweet4blood - Twitter for Blood!

Today I got one SMS from my friend seeking a help for his friend's mother. She needs AB- blood and she's hospitalized in Bangalore. At that moment, one thing which came to my mind was Tweet4blood. It is a simple yet effective application which utilizes the power of popular micro-blogging and social networking site Twitter.

If you need blood, just hit and submit your request. No need to login and no need to register!

If you are a donor, follow tweet4blood at and you'll get notification for all blood requests. Currently, 405 people are following tweet4blood (including me!).

Is it not so simple? The credit goes to Thejesh who has developed this application.

Placement of the Indian-Rupee Sign on QWERTY Keyboards - Survey

Which key combination in QWERTY keyboard do you prefer to input the newly introduced Indian Rupee sign? Voice your opinion!

Indicate your preference by taking this small survey. This survey contains only one question. All you need to do is select one key combination which you think should be preferred location for Indian Rupee sign. You also have any option to type in your own combination.

Click at Kwik Surveys and have your voice count!

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Shri Sapta Maatrukaa Chowdeshwari Temple Mysore

Snaps taken at Shri Sapta Maatrukaa Chowdeshwari Temple, Mysore.
Address: #D-1, D Block, 3rd Stage, Vijayanagar, Mysore

Thursday 5 August 2010

Snaps from Lalbagh Flower Show 2009

Here are some snaps of Lalbagh Flower Show taken in August 2009. This year, Independence Flower show at Lalbagh, Bangalore starts from 6th August. Do not miss it!