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Re: Lets get focus



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Good idea .I Am for it

Venkat
--- Praveen Hombaiah <ph_one@hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it,
> and propagate it!
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> sounds like a great plan.  May I also suggest that
> we should start this
> discussion with a appropriate subject heading, and
> not change it during
> the
> course of discussion, so that the mail archive puts
> it all in the same
> thread.
> Regards,
> Praveen Hombaiah.
>
> >I have seen many emails floating in the last
> several days around =
> >Capitalism, Socialism, Protectionism etc.  It is
> fun to talk and debate
> =
> >about this.  But I doubt if we will ever come to a
> conclusion if we =
> >don't start focussing on what we are trying to get
> out of it.  If we
> are =
> >trying to decide which is better, I am not sure if
> that is going to be
> =
> >ever possible when talking in abstract terms and
> unrelated examples.  I
> =
> >think everyone in that discussion was throwing the
> right concerns and
> it =
> >is nice to see that we have people who look at
> different things in a =
> >different perspective.  But I think it is time to
> stop discussing in =
> >'general' terms with unrelated examples and start
> focusing on a =
> >particular sector so we can design a policy for
> that sector.  Thus =
> >instead of going from pepsi to Farmers to Uttappams
> to something else,
> =
> >lets just take one single sector and come up with a
> policy that can =
> >shape our future in India.
> >
> >To that effect, lets pick a certain sector (  Power
> sector or Railways
> =
> >or Telecommunications) are all relevant and
> important in the current =
> >situation in India.  Just to make sure we don't
> spend too much debate
> in =
> >picking the sector, I propose the Power sector.
> However, I am willing
> =
> >to change that or we can always have parallel
> discussions going on for
> =
> >the other sector.
> >
> >Here are some questions to answer to get this
> discussion going:
> >
> >1. Do we need to privatize this?  What are the
> advantages and what are
> =
> >the disadvantages etc.  Before you jump in with
> your already thought
> out =
> >stance, just take a step back and answer based on
> the following:
> >         a.. If you are against it, you must come
> up with a solid plan
> to =
> >improve the productivity of the employees, increase
> the efficiency of =
>
> >operations, and a system that does not have room
> for bribery and =
> >beaurocracy and a system that encourages innovation
> and punishes lack
> of =
> >innovation and lack of performance.
> >         b.. If you are for it, you must come up
> with ideas to make
> sure =
> >that the private companies will serve everyone not
> just the cities or =
>
> >industries or people who have money, that they have
> reasonable rates( =
>
> >that they don't become monopolies).
> >In answering this, we may need to look into several
> facts of how things
> =
> >are operating currently and what are the problems
> that are facing that
> =
> >sector.  We need to consider all aspects of the
> subject such as =
> >Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Consumer
> support(Bill pay, tech
> =
> >support etc.)
> >
> >Once we come to a conclusion on this, we will move
> onto whether we need
> =
> >to allow foreign companies to take ownership in the
> power sector?
> >
> >
> >
> >Shravan Arra



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