Reuters.com reports that Delhi Traffic Police has started fining jaywalkers in Delhi!
Having lived in Delhi for 25 years, and probably crossing roads independently for 15 of them, I think that extremely few motorists (or for that matter pedestrians) understand the concept of pedestrian crossings. Inching forward at a red light to get to the front of the traffic is like second nature for everyone, especially bikes and scooters (which will then promptly stall the moment the light turns green!!) Most of the time they can’t even see the traffic light, its only the honking behind them that lets them know that its green (whatever happened to the ban on honking at the red light???). All of which hardly leaves any space for pedestrians, who then have to weave their way through bumper-to-bumper traffic to cross the roads.
And its not to say that pedestrians aren’t to be blamed. I think subways in Delhi are only for stray dogs and the homeless. At every place where there is a subway, people will always cross the road despite zooming traffic. (Doesn’t it always seem that the stupid pedestrian wants to cross just when my car has picked up speed???)
Anyways, back to the fine…. its a paltry Rs. 20 but the enforcement that’s going on these days seems to have pedestrians queuing up on both sides of the roads!!! (What I wouldn’t give for a picture of this!) I just hope the police also “educate” motorists on the need to leave pedestrian crossings clear, and save some broken bones and lives…
Any bets on what the next ban is going to be about???
It’s time for another healthcare summit at ISB. The good thing this time around is that we have a summit specifically catering to hospitals. The Healthcare Club this year has split the summit into 2 parts, the pharma summit happened a while back and the healthcare summit is happening on the 28th of November.
And there are some biggies landing up for the event:
- Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max Healthcare
- Dr. Kushagra Katariya, CEO, Artemis Health Sciences
- Dr. K. Ravindranath, CEO, Global Hospitals
- Brig. Joe Curian, COO, Global Hospitals
- Dr. Nayan Shah, President, Hospital Management Services, Ambani Life Sciences Centre
- Daljit Singh, President, Strategy & Organizational Development, Fortis Healthcare
- Dr. Ram Kumar Narain, Reliance Health
- Dr. K. Hariprasad, CEO, Apollo Hyderabad
Its amazing to see such a lot of corporate biggies heading down to ISB for the healthcare summit. I guess it just shows that corporate healthcare in India is coming of age. And that should, hopefully, bring along a ton of opportunities for people focusing on the business side of healthcare like us doctors with MBAs.
This should be a great opportunity for this batch’s group of docs to showcase their talents in front of all these potential recruiters. Look out for some updates on the Summit this week.
We’ll be in Delhi this weekend for a short break (long overdue though!). If you’re free gimme a buzz and we’ll meet up.
As I had written earlier I recently bought a new Sony Ericsson P1i. Its a cool phone (though it burnt a hole in my pocket.) The Symbian UIQ OS is good, I haven’t had any problems with it freezing or anything.
I like its software – the calendar, email app, etc. However, I do wish the alarm would have a longer snooze function! The current 5 mins is a little too short for my liking. I’ve been playing around with Wi-Fi and GPRS both. I like Gmail’s little app which I have downloaded. I’ve also got quite used to the keyboard and can tap out a short email/SMS pretty quickly.
The camera’s decent too, but after having used my Nikon dSLR for so long it feels really slow…
I’ve been looking around for some cool little apps for the phone but haven’t found anything interesting yet. Any suggestions?