16 June 2006

A white elephant turns pink

Awesome article at Good news India about the Indian Railways...

The story of 153 year old Indian Railways has for long been one of a modern technology gone native. It has been an object of veneration and worshipped, but also indulgently forgiven as subject to karma, like you and me. It is rarely expected to be answerable or accountable....(read more)


3 comments:

Vinoy said...

The most amazing thing is that this turn-around came while Laloo Prasad Yadav (of all people!) is the railway minister...now who would have thought..
Reports say that he had played a very "hands-off" and has let the railway ministry officers do their job with minimal interference. Thats a refreshing change!
That too from Laloo (i can't seem to get over that)

Mayuri said...

When Laloo took over the Railway Ministry, I was like, oh well, there goes Indian Railways, will probably go back 200 years in time, just as Bihar did. But really, this came as a complete surprise. I just hope that this positive trend continues, because railways still are the main means of travelling across the nation in India. They just have to work more towards running things according to schedule!!

Mosilager said...

That's great... things have worked well in the country when the politicians let the qualified people handle it... wonder when that will happen for football?