Privatisation of Indian Airlines, a need of the hour
Wright brothers brought the popular and sustained power flights which flourished worldwide within short span of time and were further brought by the British to India, during the World war. To cater to the needs of domestic market Indian Airlines was found in the year 1953 which is the largest airlines system in Asia with a fleet of 62 aircraft’s. Since inception, Indian Airlines have been setting standards for the Civil Aviation which enjoyed monopoly during the license Raj system. Increasing capacity to allow the increasing strength of new passengers is a positive move at the same time frequent flight delays, hardships faced during transit ends on a negative note. After experiencing a period of intense growth, Indian Airlines now have a handful of challenges including increase in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, raising labour cost, lack of skilled labour and managing debts as economic downturn adds to the list. The input cost is too high resulting of increase in manpower cost due to the withdrawal of technical personnel and withholding tax on interest payment on foreign currency loans. As the industry feels the heat, it is bound to take desperate measures to increase air fare and hike cost of food and other facilities to cope with the current situation. Indian Airlines, a public sector enterprise has badly cramped its weakness and threats to face the emerging competition with its efficiency to manage being doubted. Thus, privatising the entity could result in betterment of the services and help to overcome from the down-trend creating an opportunity to re-establish itself. It can remain as an Indian entity in private hands to cease being a burden on Government finances.
Are we becoming less human and more robotic?
An emotional, sensible and a wise creature are termed to be as human beings, who possess the ability to think beyond the prescribed bounds. Whereas, a robot follow commands and work with a prefixed guidance. The creative aspects, the curious nature and the passion to explore the realities of the universe have played a vital role in compiling the basic characteristics of a human being. But at present, we have become self-interested and self-sufficient to the extent that we are only focused in finding ways to satisfy our personal needs. We have started following the pre-set commands to earn a living which have killed the sense of initiative, creativity and enthusiasm inside us. We are getting so much indulged into self-centric and materialistic world that we have failed to notice the true meaning of life. Driven by the greed for selfsufficiency we are ready to kill our thinking abilities and blindly follow the instructions which are set to cut our broad vision. We are simply not bothered about anything and are leading a meaningless life which can prove dangerous to the mankind. The main motive of our lives have become to serve ourselves, rather than to serve the mankind.
Characteristics of a human being revolve around refinement, politeness, rationality, warmth, openness and desire. These qualities reflect fundamental and embodied aspects of human nature. To retain our self identity intact these aspects should be kept alive respecting the attributes gifted by the nature which distinguishes us entirely from the robots.
Interlinking of rivers in India:
India is a country with vast population with extremes of climate, different topography, varied types of soils, annual rainfall ranging from 5 cm to more than 1000 cm. some parts facing the havoc of floods and other parts thirsty for rain drops. Hence a scheme for effective and efficient management of water resources was prepared which envisages interlinking of 37 national rivers through 30 links across 9600 km with 32 connecting dams. Undoubtedly, interlinking of rivers would provide innumerable facilities and comforts but certain hurdles are bound to arise in the implementation of the project. In...
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