Tuesday, September 13, 2005
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
Bash my face, baby!I'll bash yours back!
Hosur, we have a problem.
There might be umpteen number of splashes of the media regarding the "ineffectiveness" of the Karnataka government and Bangalore's crumbling infrastructure.
People, especially the ones in the private sector just blame the government officials because, the popular notion, is that government officials just snooze in the day , take bribes and do nothing at work.I seriously think the traffic cops at any junction have a much more responsible job of directing the traffic throughout the day than any of these "no-infrastructure" guys.
Bangalore is an urban shitty mess.You have cement , mud and half constructed glass buildings with dust settling on every glass and small companies who want to move into these places and start creating software while the painters are busy painting the walls, the carpenters are yet to polish the wood.And the sweepers are (obviously) confused and they get chided becuase there is still a lot of mud and dust on the floor.
There was , at the FIRST PLACE in Bangalore , NO INFRASTRUCTURE at all.Bangalore was a little bigger than Mysore.You create an office in a god forsaken place very close to Bangalore, which is lead by one dark,narrow mysterious road, where a shepherd used to take his cows, and one fine day you bring about 500+ employees to work and a 100 more people.How can you expect good infrastructure over the night?
What about the goliaths of software?
These companies add about 200 buses at the peak hour to a national highway and they expect smooth traffic.
Can traffic be smooth ?
The answer is a big NO.
Prem-g is making "threatening" calls that his company wants to move away from Bangalore.
(Making threatening calls is not new to any IT workers. They face threatening calls at every conference call during the mid-night...It is the year of Outsourcing, baby!)
The IT czars have boycotted the IT dot com business event because of lack of infrastructure.
The government, they need a reason to explode back.
And some shady consultant comes up with a report on linguistic division of IT workforce.
Then, namma CM hits back with a stupid press note like this
The bottomline is we will NEVER IMPROVE.....This is the truth regardless of which city we live! We are already FUBAR