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  1. dear mishraji:let me congratulate you for the excellent Toi guest editorial page. I have been an avid followerof the lead india intiative and in particular yor achievements . you are the lee kwan yew, of india and I wish that you willbe selected today as zonal leader. when I wanted to vote for you and logged in toi website i did not succeed as I not have a mobile . I retired from SBI in 2000 and am eager to meet and associate with you in yourefforts.I wish,in utter selfishness that you become the governor of Karnataka first and show case to whole of India what enlighted leadership can do. I donot know wheter yo know or heard of DV gundappa.who was a leading political thinker. Iwish you read up his books particularly the book on diwans of Mysore. you will find it rewarding . more in my next. once again wish you success. you areyadayadahi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharat abyuttanam.... seshashayi @gmail .com

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  2. Dear Mr Rajendra,

    Hearty Congrates for making up in top 3. My best wishes are there for u and wish you win the contest.

    I am simple houewife with a desire to do something for the nation. I followed the Lead India campaign from the beginning and you were always my favourite choice.

    I strongly agree with ur views on the kind of government India should have.

    Keep it up and try ur best to win contest b'coz India needs people like you .

    Best Of Luck

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  4. LEADINDIA COMPAIGN
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    13OCT07

    FROM: ARV7373@REDIFFMAIL.COM,

    Hi, Mr. MISHRA,

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT IN WINNING THE COMPETETION TO ARRIVE AT A POSITION OF ONE-IN-THREE, IN THE LEADINDIA

    COMPAIGN.

    I KNOW, U WUD B VERY BUSY AND SO I AM TRYING TO PRESENT MY MAIL IN THE SHORTEST FORM POSSIBLE. IF POSSIBLE, PL TRY TO

    REPLY.

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    ITEM No. 1 AND 2, R THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS, I WISH TO BRING TO UR NOTICE. I WISH U TO READ THE REST, IF TIME IS AT UR

    DISPOSAL.

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    I AM ARAVINDAKSHAN.V.K., A RETIRED ENGINEER, 62+. I LIVE IN BANGALORE.

    1===OUR POLITIAL SCENE IS FILLED WITH FRAUDS, GOONDAS, CRIMINALS, THE CORRUPTED AND SO ON. MY FIRST QUESTION IS THAT, Y

    DONT U CAPABLES TRY A HAND IN POLITICS, WHERE U CAN DO SOMETHING BETTER FOR THE NATION, SINCE THE FIELD OF POLITICS GIVES U

    POWER TO IMPLIMENT ATLEAST SOMETHING, WHICH OTHERWISE, U WUD NOT HAV BEEN ABLE TO.

    2===I HAD BEEN HOLDING SOME PROBABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE TRAFFIC WOES OF BANGALORE, FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. NOW THAT, U R A

    SPECIALIST IN THIS FIELD, PL SEE, WHETHER THEY WUD B OF SOME HELP. SINCE U R VERY BUSY, IF U HAPPEN TO REPLY ME, PL

    INTERLACE UR SHORT REPLYS INTO A COPY OF MY MAIL, AT THE APPROPRIATE PLACES.

    IN MY STUDY, ONE MAJOR REASON FOR TRAFFIC BLOCK IN OUR ROADS, IS THE CROSS TRAFFIC AT A JUNCTION ALONG THE ROUTE. FOR

    EXAMPLE, IF WE TAKE HOSUR ROAD, THE TRAFFIC TOWARDS HOSUR OR VICEVERSA IS AFFECTED WHEN THE CONTINUOUS FLOW IS STOPPED, WHEN

    THE CROSS TRAFFIC IS PERMITED. IF A SHORT FLYOVER IS MADE AT EVERY JUNCTION IN THE BUSY DIRECTION, THAT TRAFFIC WILL

    CONTINUE RELENTLESSLY. IF THERE R TWO LANES IN ONE DIRECTION, THE FLYOVER CUD B WITH ONE LANE, IN EACH DIRECTION, THE

    LOW-SPEED LANE STILL HAVING THE ROAD ON THE GROUND. I FEEL THAT, THIS WILL DEFINITELY EASE THE TRAFFIC, IF ALL THE

    JUNCTIONS IN THE DIRECTION OF HEAVY TRAFFIC, HAV THESE SHORT FLYOVERS. THE COST CUD B A MEAGRE 5>10% OF THE COST OF AN

    ELIVATED HIGHWAY, PERHAPS WITH A 60>70% ADVANTAGE. I EVEN FEEL THAT, THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAISED ROAD TO ELECTRONIC

    CITY, MAY NOT HAV BEEN NECESSARY. WHAT TERRIBLE COST, WE R INCURRING NOW? WE DID NOT TRY TO LOOK AT THE REASON FOR THE

    TRAFFIC JAM AND TRIED TO SOLVE THE ROOT-CAUSE. WE CUD EVEN BUILD A SAMPLE FLYOVER AND STUDY THE OUTCOME.

    PREFABRICATED IRON OR CONCRETE BRIDGES WILL CUTDOWN CONSTRUCTION AND TRAFFIC DISLOCATION DELAYS.



    I WISH TO SPEND SOME TIME FOR THE PUBLIC BETTERMENT; BUT THE PITY IS THAT, THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS R NOT INTERESTED IN

    SMALL PROJECTS; THEY HAV THE EYES ONLY ON MAJOR PROJECTS AND THE PERCENTAGES.

    3===ALWAYS AT THE JUNCTIONS AND INSIDE CITIES AND TOWNS, THE NUMBER OF LANES MUST B INCREASED TO EASE THE TRAFFIC, ATLEAST

    ON THE HIGHWAYS.

    4===MANY ROADS, NOW HAV VERY BROAD PATHWAYS, THESE MUST B REDUCED TO SAY, 1.5 METERS AND THE REST MUST B ADDED TO THE ROAD.

    5===FEASIBILITY OF MAKING THE DRAINS SUFFICIENTLY DEEP AND SUFFICIENTLY BROAD, SO THAT, A WORKER CUD MOVE INSIDE, TO CLEAR

    DEBRIS AND SO ON, AT TIMES. NOW-A-DAYS, THEY OPEN THE TOP OF THE DRAINS TO DO THE JOB AND THEN THE CLOSING BAK IS DONE

    SHABBY. NOW DRAIN CLEANING IS A PROJECT. CREATION OF A PROJECT ALWAYS DELAYS THE JOB, WHILE GOING INSIDE THE DRAIN AND

    CLEANING WILL B A ROUTINE JOB AND SO MORE REGULARLY IT CUD B DONE, IF NECESSARY. IF NECESSARY, HE MUST B GIVEN SUFFICIENT

    PROTECTIVE GARMENTS, GADGETS AND EVEN COMMUNICATION GADGETS, WHILE MOVING INSIDE THE DRAIN. THE BOTTOM OF THE DRAINS, I

    FEEL, MUST NOT B SEALED, INSTEAD, EXPOSED TO THE GROUND. THE USE OF GRANITE MUST B DISCONTINUED TO MAKE THE SIDE WALLS AND

    THE TOP OF THE DRAINS. INSTEAD, SIDEWALLS MUST B OF QUALITY-CONTROLLED, PREFABRICATED CONCRETE SLABS. THE CEMENT MORTAR

    USED BY THE CONTRACTOR FOR THE GRANITE WALLS, WUD B OF THE LOWEST QUALITY POSSIBLE, LIMITING THEIR LIFE. THE GRANITE SLABS

    ON TOP, LOOK SHABBY AND UNEVEN.

    6===THE TOP OF THE DRAINS MUST B THE PATHWAY. IT MUST NOT B NECESSARY TO BREAK OPEN THE DRAINAGE TO CLEAN, AS IS DONE

    TODAY. THE PATHWAY MUST B AT THE SAME LEVEL AND MUST NOT B BROKEN, AS IT IS NOW, WHERE IT PASSES IN FRONT OF GATES OF

    PRIVATE PROPERTIES, ETC. THE PROPERTY OWNERS MUST MODIFY THEIR PROPERTY APPROACHES AS NEEDED, SO THAT THE PATHWAY IS A

    CONTINUOUS STRIP, WITH THE SAME LEVEL, THROUGHOUT. PEDESTRIANS R RELUCTANT TO USE A PATHWAY, IF THEY HAV TO WALK UP AND

    DOWN.
    THE PATHWAY OF A MAJOR ROAD FORMS A HUMP FOR A SIDELANE, WHICH WUD REDUCE CHANCES OF TRAFFIC ENTERING THE MAJOR ROAD AT HIGH

    SPEEDS.

    7===THERE MUST B NECESSARY POLITICAL WILL TO RECOVER ANY PART OF THE PATHWAY, OCCUPIED BY UNSCRUPULOUS ELEMENTS AND VENDORS

    INITIALLY , PERHAPS, PERMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. WHEREVER THE PATHWAY HAS BEEN SET RIGHT, PEDESTRIANS MUST B INITIALLY

    PROMPTED TO USE AND LATER PENALISED, IF FOUND WALKING ON THE ROADS. THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR PEDESTRIAN CASUALITIES

    INSIDE CITIES AND TOWNS, IS THEIR WALKING ON ROADS, INSTEAD OF ON THE PATHWAYS. THEIR WALKING ON THE ROAD, INCREASES

    TRAFFIC JAM, AS WELL.

    8===THE TOP OF THE DRAINS MUST B CONCRETED PERMANENTLY, KEEPING SUFFICIENTLY LARGE MANHOLES AT APPROPRIATE DISTANCES, WITH

    CONCRETE COVERS. METAL COVERS MAY VANISH OVER-NIGHT. THE MANHOLE COVERS MUST B IN LEVEL WITH THE PATHWAY. BREATHING HOLES

    ON THE CONCRETE TOP, MIGHT PREVENT BUILDUP OF ORGANIC HARMFUL GASES.

    9===MANHOLE COVERS ON THE ROAD MUST B IN LEVEL WITH THE ROAD AND THEY MUST B SUFFICIENTLY STRONG TO TAKE THE LOAD, WITHOUT

    ANY RISK. DEPARTMENT GUYS TELL THAT THE COVERS R NOT STRONG ENOUGH, WATER WILL SEEP IN AND SO ON. WHEN WE CAN BUILD

    BRIDGES WHICH CAN TAKE HUNDREDS OF TONNES, THEN CANT WE MAKE STRONG MANHOLE COVERS. NOW ALMOST ALL THE MANHOLE COVERS ARE

    EITHER SITTING ON A BALL OR IN A DITCH. IF THE COVER IS THERE FOR 20 YEARS, ALL THESE YEARS EVERY ROADUSER TRIES TO AVOID

    TRAVELLING OVER THEM, CONTRIBUTING THEIR PART IN ADDING TO THE TRAFFIC JAM AND ACCIDENTS, ALL THE 20 YEARS.

    WHEN A ROAD IS REDONE, THE LEVELS OF THE COVERS MUST BE ALTERED ACCORDINGLY.

    10===WHEREVER SPEED-BRAKE HUMPS R MADE ON MAJOR ROADS TO PERMIT SAFER CROSS-TRAFFIC, THEY MUST B IN PAIRS, UNLIKE, AS THEY R

    DONE NOW. THAT IS, ONE MUST B ACROSS THE MAJOR ROAD, ABOUT A METER OR SO BEFORE THE EDGE OF THE SMALL LANE AND THE OTHER

    MUST B ACROSS THE MAJOR ROAD, AT SIMILAR LOCATION AT THE OTHER EDGE OF THE SMALL LANE. THE TRAFFIC ON THE MAJOR ROAD, WILL

    B THE SLOWEST WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OVER THE HUMP, SO THAT THE CROSS TRAFFIC CAN SAFELY CROSS. WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE HUMP,

    THE TRAFFIC ON THE MAJOR ROAD COMING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION APPROACHES FAST AND WILL B SLOWEST AGAIN ON THE ONLY ONE HUMP,

    WHICH IS NOW PROVIDED. THIS MEANS THE MAJOR ROAD TRAFFIC APPROACHES IN THE OTHER DIRECTION FAST TILL IT REACHES THE ONE

    HUMP, DEFEATING THE VERY PURPOSE OF PROVIDING THE HUMP. ANYWAY, ONCE, ONE HUMP IS MADE, IT WILL SLOW THE TRAFFIC ON THE

    MAJOR ROAD AND ADDITION OF ONE MORE HUMP WILL ADD ONLY A SMALL % EXTRA DELAY, BUT WILL PROVIDE COFORTABLE AND SAFE PASSING

    TIME TO THE CROSS TRAFFIC.

    11===AT APPROPRIATE DISTANCES, WASTE-BINS MUST B FITTED ON SAY, ELECTRIC POSTS, WHICH CUD EASILY B EMPTIED BY CLEANING

    STAFF, INTO THEIR CARRY-BINS. WE MUST START EDUCATING THE PUBLIC IN KEEPING THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN AND START PENALISING

    LATER. WE INDIANS CLEAN SHOPS AND HOUSES AND THROW THE DEBRIS ON THE ROAD. AN EDUCATIONAL COMPAIGN MUST B UNDERTAKEN TO

    EDUCATE PEOPLE AGAINST THROWING RUBBISH ON THE ROAD, CARRYING IT TILL FINDING A WASTE-BIN, MAY B WE MAY TAKE ANOTHER 500

    YEARS TO REACH THAT MATURITY.

    12===EVEN OLD TREES MUST B CUT AND REMOVED OR IF POSSIBLE TRANSLOCATED TO PERMIT WIDENING OF THE ROADS. PLANT NEW SAPLINGS,

    SAY 2 IN PLACE OF ONE OR EVEN MORE, KEEPING IN MIND, THEIR GROWTH AND PROBABLE HINDRANCES TO TRAFFIC, IN FUTURE.

    13===WHEREVER POSSIBLE, PLANT THE NEW TREES, IN THE COMPOUNDS OF PRIVATE PROPERTIES, NEAR THE ROADS, WITH THEIR PERMISSION,

    FOR EXAMPLE, MILITARY AREAS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ETC.

    14===SINCE OUR ROADS R NARROWER FOR THE TRAFFIC THEY HANDLE AND WE R TRAVELLING LIKE SHEEP IN A HERD, ALMOST TOUCHING

    EACHOTHER, I FEEL THAT, INSTEAD OF USING INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED WIDTH FOR OUR LANES, WE MUST DRAW NARROWER LANES, SO THAT

    WE CUD TRY TO GET THE PUBLIC LEARN LANE-DESCIPLINE. WITH THE PRESENT LANES DRAWN ON THE ROADS, THE VEHICLES WUD FILL OR

    EVEN OVERFLOW THE ROADS BETWEEN JUNCTIONS.

    15===THE ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS, SWITCHGEARS, TELEPHONE DISTRIBUTION CABINETS ETC., NOW OCCUPY PATHWAY SPACE HINDERING

    PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENTS. THEY MUST BE MOUNTED OVER CONCRETE PLATFORMS, UNDER WHICH THE PEDESTRIANS CUD WALK. THIS HAS TO BE

    IMPLEMENTED, MERCYLESSLY. TRUE, THERE CUD B TERRIBLE OBJECTIONS.

    16===WELL-MAINTAINED PAID/ SUBSIDISED, IF NECESSARY, TOILETS MUST ME INSTALLED, AT ROAD JUNCTIONS, WITH MAXIMUM POSSIBLE

    AUTOMATIC AND CONVENIENT SYSTEMS. FOOT OPERATED WATER TAPS AND FLUSHES, TISSUE PAPER, LIQUID SOAP, FAST HAND-DRIERS ETC.

    CUD B GOOD OPTIONS.

    THOSE WHO USE THE ROADSIDES FOR NATURE-CALLS, MUST B PENALISED.

    17===ALL THE CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS, MUST BE GIVEN COMPULSORY MORAL LESSONS, IN GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC SENSE, ECONOMICS OF

    LIFE, LESSONS ON STOCKMARKET, LAW, BANKING AND SO ON. THESE CLASSES MUST BE A COMPULSORY SUBJECT AND MUST EARN MARKS, THAT

    IS COUNTED IN UPGRADATION. IT WILL NOT BE A LOSS. WE ARE TEACHING ENGLISH, MATHS, SCIENCES ETC., ONLY, NOT THE VERY

    ESSENTIALS REQUIRED FOR EACH AND EVERY CHILD TO BE A RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTABLE CITIZEN. THIS MUST NOT BE AN OPTIONAL

    SUBJECT, BUT EVALUATED AS ANY OTHER SUBJECT. OUT OF 100 CHILDREN, EVEN IF 5 PICK UP THIS GOODNESS, WE MAY HAVE MORE AND

    MORE ABDUL KALAMS AND MANMOHAN SINGHS, A.K ANTONYS, V.S ACHUTANANDANS...WHO CANNOT BE CORRUPTED SO EASILY.

    18===MANY OF THE TWO, THREE AND FOUR WHEELERS (INCLUDING BUSES AND TRUCKS) HAVE THEIR SILENCERS DAMAGED EITHER PURPOSEFULLY

    OR OTHERWISE. SOME PAMPER THEIR FALSE PRIDE, WHEN THERE IS LOUD NOISE FROM THEIR VEHICLES AND SOME ATTRACTED BY THE LITTLE

    INCREASE IN THE PICK-UP. MANY AUTORIKSHAWS HAVE THEIR "MUFLERS" REMOVED FROM THE SILENCER , AT THE TIME OF REPAIR. MANY

    LUXURY BUSES HAVE MODIFIED SILENCERS, TO PRODUCE LOUD NOISE, WHEN ACCELERATING AND CRUISING. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE

    COMFORTABLE TRAVEL; BUT... ALL THE VEHICLES ARE PRODUCED WITH THE NECESSARY POLUTION CONTROL NORMS; BUT SINCE THE TRAFFIC

    POLICE/RTO ARE SLACK IN THIS RESPECT, NOISE POLUTION HAS REACHED UNBEARABLE LIMITS. IF THE TRAFFIC POLICE PROCURE THE

    NECESSARY MEASURING GADGETS, WHICH MEASURES THE MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL PRODUCED BY A VEHICLE, IT WILL HELP IN REDUCING

    NOISE-POLUTION AND ALSO FINANCIALLY, ENRICHING THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT.

    19===THOUGH THIS IS AN ISSUE TO BE TAKEN-UP AT A HIGHER LEVEL, I WISH TO MENTION HERE, WITH THE DESIRE THAT, IT MAY HELP

    SOMEHOW. ALL THE TRUCKS AND BUSES MUST HAVE THEIR SILENCERS RAISED TO THE TOP, AT THE REAR. THOUGH THIS WILL NOT ALTER THE

    POLUTION LEVEL, IT SURELY WILL REDUCE THE CARBON, CARBON MONOXIDE,SULPHUR DIOXIDE AND OTHER POLUTANTS, BEING BREATHED-IN BY

    THE PUBLIC. THE EXHAUST GAS, BEING HOT, ONLY GOES UP, AWAY FROM THE PEDESTRIANS.

    20===THOUGH MANY 2/3 WHEELER MANUFACTURERS HAV VOLUNTARILY SWITCHED FROM TWO-STROCK TO 4-STROCK ENGINES, STILL SOME

    MANUFACTURERS R PRODUCING 2-STROKE ENGINES, JUST TO KEEP THE PRICE A LITTLE LOW, SINCE THE TWO-STROKE ENGINES DO NOT HAV

    VALVES. THE TWO STROKE VEHICLES ADD TO THE POLUTION, BY EXHAUSTING UNBURNED FUEL, BURNED AND UNBURNED LUBRICATING OIL,

    SMOKE ETC.

    GOVERNMENT MUST BY LAW BAN THE PRODUCTION OF TWO-STROKE VEHICLES, AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE NOTICE.

    21===THE POTHOLES MUST BE FILLED SUCH THAT, THEY DO NOT REAPPEAR AT THE SAME PLACE, ATLEAST FOR 2/3 YEARS. IF THEY DO

    APPEAR, NOT ONLY THAT, THE CONTRACTOR/ENGINEER HAVE TO REDO IT BUT ALSO HAVE TO PAY A PENALTY TO THE BBMP.

    22==="DEFENSIVE DRIVING" PRACTICES MUST BE TAUGHT IN THE DRIVING SCHOOLS COMPULSARILY. DRIVERS MUST BE TAUGHT ABOUT THE

    IMPORTANCE OF THE SIDE WING MIRRORS AND THEIR ROLE IN REDUCING ACCIDENTS. THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT MUST ENLIGHTEN THE DRIVING

    SCHOOLS AND REFRESHER TRAINING MUST BE GIVEN, WITH GENUINE TESTS, TO THE EXISTING DRIVING INSTRUCTORS. NOW THE DRIVING

    SCHOOLS TEACH ONLY "HOW TO DRIVE", BUT NOT "HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY".

    23===IF NECESSARY, LAND MUST BE PROCURED AND ROAD WIDENED, WHEREVER POSSIBLE. IF IT IS GOVERNMENT OR TRUST INSTITUTIONS, IT

    MAY BE EASIER THAN PURELY PRIVATE LAND.

    24===I HAVE READ ABOUT ONE KIND OF MONORAIL, WHICH HANGS DOWN, FROM BELOW THE BRIDGE-LIKE STRUCTURE ON BOTH SIDES. THE TOP

    BEING USED AS A NORMAL ROAD. IN THIS CASE THE STRUCTURE WILL SERVE AS ANOTHER ROAD OVER THE EXISTING ROAD AND THE MONORAILS

    HANGING DOWN, THE TOTOAL COST OF WHICH WILL BE MUCH LESS, SINCE THE STRUCTURE IS SHARED. THIS WILL HELP WHERE MORE LAND IS

    NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPANSION. I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE GOOD AND BAD ABOUT IT.

    25===PLASTIC BAGS MUST BE BANNED IN A PERIOD TIME, PROMOTING BAGS OF NATURAL FIBRES, SUCH AS, COIR, JUTE, COTTON, ETC.

    THICK, BROWN PAPER BAGS, IN WHICH CEMENT IS PACKED, IN SOME COUNTRIES, IS VERY STRONG AND WILL BE A GOOD SUBSTITUTE.

    MOREOVER IT WILL IMPROVE THE GROWTH OF THESE SIDE INDUSTRIES.

    26===WHENEVER ROADS ARE REDONE, LARGE PIPES/DUCTS MUST BE LAID ACROSS THE ROADS AND PROPERLY MARKED, AT REGULAR INTERVALS,

    SO THAT, CUTTING OF THE ROADS MUST NOT BE NECESSARY FOR UTILITIES. ROAD-CUTTING PERMISSION MUST NOT BE GIVEN AND IF EVER

    GIVEN, THE REPAIR ALSO MUST BE DONE THEN AND THERE.

    27===REMEASUREMENT IS TO BE DONE, WHERE NECESSARY, TO IDENTYFY ENCROACHMENT, ON ROADSIDES.

    28===THE HIGHWAYS MUST HAVE MORE NUMBER OF LANES NEAR TO THE JUNCTIONS. THIS WILL DEFINITELY REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION,

    SINCE, ROAD-JUNCTION CONTRIBUTE TO A GREAT EXTENT, IN INCREASING CONGESTION. UNTIL WHERE TRAFFIC EASES, THERE MUST BE THREE

    LANES IN THE HIGHWAY. THE USUAL TRAFFIC MUST BE IN THE MIDDLE LANE. THOSE WHO WANT TO OVERTAKE, MUST USE THE RIGHT LANE TO

    OVERTAKE AND RETURN TO THE MIDDLE LANE. SLOW VEHICLES AND THOSE WHO WANT TO STOP, CUD USE THE LEFT-MOST LANE. NOW THE

    HEAVY TRUCKS AND BUSES CONSTANTLY OCCUPY THE HIGHSPEED LANE AND THE CARS USUALLY HAV TO OVERTAKE BY THE LEFT, THOUGH AGAINST

    THE LAW.

    29===ALL RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES MUST B REMOVED FROM THE PATHWAYS, WHICH R PUBLIC PROPERTY, SO THAT PEDESTRIANS ARE NOT

    HINDERED.

    30===WATER FROM THE ROAD SIDES MUST FLOW INTO THE DRAINS, THROUGH LONG SLOTTED HOLES AT THE ROAD-SIDE OF THE DRAIN.
    REMOVAL OF SAND AND MUD FROM THE EDGE OF THE ROAD, MUST B AS REGULAR, AS THE DAILY CLEANING OF THE WASTE BINS. SAND REMOVAL

    MUST B DONE ATLEAST EVERY WEEK. NOW, HOLES R PROVIDED AT GREAT DISTANCES, WHICH PREVENT WATER REACHING THE DRAINS FAST, IN

    CASE OF HEAVY RAINS.

    NOW THE SAND AND MUD ON THE ROAD, LIE THERE FOR YEARS. THE RECENTLY INTRODUCED CLEANING TREND COVERS ONLY PAPER, PLASTIC

    BAGS, LEAVES ETC, SAND AND MUD R NOT INCLUDED.

    31===FENCING ON THE EDGE OF THE PATHWAY, I FEEL, IS UNNECESSARY WASTE OF MONEY. IF THE FEAR IS ABOUT THE PEDESTRIANS,

    GETTING ON TO THE ROAD, IT IS THE DRIVER'S DUTY TO B CAUTIOUS. NOT INSTALLING A BARRICADE, NOT ONLY REDUCES COST, BUT ALSO

    PERMITS A PEDESTRIAN TO GET ON TO THE PATHWAY, ANYWHERE. PRESENCE OF A BARRICADE MAY PROMPT HIM TO WALK ON THE ROAD, TILL

    HE FINDS AN OPENING IN THE BARRICADE.

    32===A FEW DAYS BAK, A LITTLE HEAVY RAIN., WASHED OFF MANY PARTS OF THE RECENTLY TARRED ROAD, PROVING THE QUALITY OF THE JOB

    DONE. THE CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERS ARE HAPPY AGAIN. THIS IS HAPPENING DUE TO LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

    THIN LAYERS, MAY B POOR QUALITY OF BITUMEN, IMPROPER RATIO, INSUFFICIENT MIXING AND SO ON, CUD HAV BEEN THE CAUSES. HOW WE

    CAN SAFEGAURD AGAINST THESE ISSUES AND PREVENT WASTAGE OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    I THINK THAT, WHEN A ROAD IS RELAID, THE OLD ROAD MUST B SCRAPED AND REMOVED AND THE REMOVED ROAD, CUD B MIXED WITH NEW

    BITUMEN AND AGAIN LAID AS A SINGLE LAYER OF SAY 6>8 INCHES THICKNESS. BETTER QUALITY CONTROL OF RATIO, PROPER HOMOGENIOUS

    MIXING FOR SUFFICIENTLY LONG TIME UNDER GOOD HEAT, SO THAT, OLD BITUMEN ALSO WUD MELT AND FUSE, MONITORING OF THE THICKNESS

    OF THE ROAD BEING REMOVED AND LAID, ETC., ARE IMPORTANT. GAURANTEE PERIOD MUST B SUFFICIENTLY LONG, WITH NOT ONLY REPAIR,

    BUT ALSO A PENALTY CLAUSE. THIS REUSE, THOUGH MIGHT HAV SOME ILL-EFFECTS, THE SAVING IN THE MATERILS USED AND A ROAD WITH

    AN INTEGRATED LAYER OF 6>8 INCHES, MIGHT B A GIFT. SCRAPING AND REMOVING R ESSENTIAL, IF A SINGLE LAYER IS TO B LAID.

    OFCOURSE, THE WORTHINESS OF REUSE IS TO B ASSESSED.

    THANK U IF U CUD FIND SOME TIME TO GO THROUGH THIS MAIL.

    I AM SURE THAT, U MIGHT HAV THOUGHT IN MANY DIRECTIONS ALREADY; JUST I WAS MENTIONING WHAT I HAD IN MY MIND, FOR SOME TIME

    NOW, FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR CITY.

    WITH REGARDS
    ARVIND

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  5. Dear Mr. Arvindakshan,
    Thank you very much for writing. I feel that you have touched almost on every aspect of Civic Governance and City Management. I have been TRYING to convince GOVT with similar suggestions. Some were adopted as part of BTRAC (Traffic Plan). But with the Govt gone, it will be sidelined.
    I was happy to see our governor mentioning about his concerns on BLR traffic. I will try to meet him and see if he is willing to entertain me and my suggestions.

    Lets be in touch and see what can be done. Lets not loose hope:)

    R K Misra

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  6. Dear Mr. Seshashayi,
    Thank you for your sugestions. I would try to spare time and read the book. Governor Of Karnataka :)..That will be nice..

    Regards,

    R K Misra

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  7. Dear Shilpa,
    Thank you so much. Lets hope that we will be able to make some difference.

    R Misra

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  8. Dear Mishsraji
    I want to meet you to discuss about my 2 year old active Trust; "Sahajananda Computer-aided Rural Education and Development Trust" abbreviated as SACRED Trust. I have been lucky to be able to spread computer literacy among the rural school children and youth in Kanakapura tq. There are now 14 computer training centres, about 700 children are learning computer free of cost organised by my Trust. Over 600 children have undergone training last year.I am also maintaining 3 tailoring training centres in 3 village. There is so much demand by the rural school chldren and youth for learning computers, I have been unable to keep pace with the demand. It is such a great pleasure for me, my wife Malathi, my daughter Akhila and son Amarnath to see children learning computers in our villages, I have no words to express. I love all of them. Our village children are all very intelligent. They do not have as much facilities as our urban children. If you find time please see www.sacredtrust.in .

    I have voted for you to lead India. You have all the qualities. you ahve already demonstrated them. I want you to head my Trust as it's President and guide us. You are the right person. I have heard Tespected Narayana Murthy talking high of you.

    I want to meet you in person. I know you are very busy but only a busy man finds time. please give me your email. My email is vasu.sacredtrust@gmail.com; Ph.9448367652From:Dr.V.N.Vasudev,PhD, IISc Tyagarajanagar Bangalore 560028

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  9. dear mishraji:let me congratulate you for the excellent Toi guest editorial page.i am from udupi district , but settled in mumbai, .

    i have voted u to lead india
    best of luck

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  10. dear brother R.K.MISHRA JI,
    VANDE MATARAM [ LOVE MOTHERLAND ]
    THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CARING ATTITUDE TOWARDS POOREST OF THE POOR . MAY GOD HELP YOU IN YOUR ENDEVOUR, OFCOURSE OUR ENDEVOUR
    I AM, ALONG WITH 123 CARORE C.M OF MOTHERLAND ARE WITH YOU & YOUR FRIEND WITH THE SAME ATTITUDE.
    BUT ONLY DONT SPEAK WELL, CONVERT YOUR THOUGHTS INTO DEEDS SO THAT THE MASSES MAY FEEL THE VIRTUE OF BEING LIBERATED. FREEDOM IS ALWAYS NOT FREE. EVERY GENERATION HAS TO CHOOSE HIS FREEDOM HIMSELF, NO GANDHI, SUBASH,BHAGAT,JAWAHER WILL COME AGAIN TO LIBERATE US AGAIN & AGAIN. CHOOSE YOURSELF INDEPENDENCE WITH DIGNITY OR REFUSE THE GOVT .
    THATS ALL
    WISH YOU ALL SUCESS IN YOUR LIFE
    YOUR FRIEND FOREVER
    Er.LASTMAN OF INDIA
    president
    WOW-INDIA [ NGO ]
    lastmanofindiagmail.com
    +91-9235619812
    +91-0512-6451634

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  11. Mishraji,u have taken the very good initiative bcoz u r from the intetelectual group and particularly u leading a group i.e. special remarkable and I w'd like to congratulate for whole of the exercise and we all are with you and if u wish u can leave ur personal messsage with me bcoz I'm also from the communication and knowledge field and I have a very long network of IT/Non-IT people.And in which manner they can help u out pls contact me individually.Wishing u all the best for ur rest of all journey.Regds/Mukund

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  12. Dear Sir,

    I think the idea that one person can make difference is absurd and find whole exercise meaningless.

    What has happend is in the name of Democracy and welfare, a system is created, which is run for itself. Unfortunately, it has degenerated into a system which is run for the benefit.
    Take the case of eductaion, even though idea of basic eductaion to all is wonderful, is it practically possible ?
    What about faculty, infratstructure etc. How the funding requirements will be addressed. What about jobs to them ? Then impact on environment
    Can the problem of corruption can be addressed with adressing the issue of character ?
    What will build the character - Bollywood, western ideas, leaders or what ?
    The fact is the Western/British/Communist Model, which was adopted, is just not working any more and no solution to the problems can be found the current approach. The influence of Western concepts in our mind is so overwhelming that we are not looking at its impact.
    If Greg Chappel cannot understand local culture and cannot bring about changes in team, how are adopted wetsren ideas going to work.
    The problem of poverty is not addressed by any of the proposed solution? All that is shown is some concern for poor, without actually understanding what creats poverty.

    These may be negative ideas, but if things have not worked out in last 60 years in our country and for more than 100 years in other countries, one has to really see whether these ideas can ever solve them.

    Thanking You

    Dr. A. R. Dani

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  13. dear sir, I appreciate ur initative and concern towards the most seen problem that is left unseen and un noticed, I am a lecturer by profession and i understand the need and urgency of a well educated scoiety that our country needs today,
    I am sure and confident that you are the right person to lead india to a stronger and prosperous direction , in your sincere efforts i would like to associate my self to you to render any kind of help possible.
    Rightly as said by you there is no scracity of funds or any resources, the problem is just using it in a right way and showing people the right direction.All the best for all ur endavours , we all are with you . All the best . Thank you ! Jency Thomas

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  14. Please correct the spelling at the header, it should be 'respectable' and not 'reapectable'

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Misraji You have done it. Next steps are more difficult than the Lead India Contest. We are there to support you. Lets bring about a change and Let India shine for real

    Regards,
    Nilesh Deotale,
    Well-Wisher

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  16. Dear Rajendra Mishra
    Hearty Congratulations. My wish came true. I felt so happy that as your eyes went wet I too had to wipe my eyes. You have a missionary zeal. You have a very strong will power like that of the Mahatma, much needed to give shape to your ideas and a direction to the youth of this country. You had already started to lead by example much before the Lead India campaign. You have the next 40 years to work harder. May God bless you with good health to serve village India. Let your dreams come true.

    May I draw your attention my request to you which appear in these columns. I have set a base for spreading computer literacy in Rural Karnataka, free of cost to village children and youth, by establishing a Trust-"SACRED Trust"in April 2005. It is registered and recognised by the Director of Income Tax until 2010 and by Karnataka branch of Sarva Shikshna Abhiyana.

    My Trust is successfully running 17 computer training centres with 42 computers, in Kanakapura tq, Ramanagaram district. About 800 children are learning computers. It has created jobs to 8 teachers and assistants all residing in villages. The Trust is meant to help education of children in the age group of 8 to 16 years. It is also meant to create non-agri based jobs in villages. It is one of your ideas.

    Please see my website "www.sacredtrust.in".

    I had requested you to become the President of this Trust. This is one of the many platforms for service to village India that you are going to be associated with.

    Please call me any time between 17th to 27th. I will be in east Africa(Djibouti) between 12th and 16th and in Toronto from 28th Feb to 7th March; touring the US between 8th Feb to 31 March. Therefore, I wish to meet you before 27th Feb. Please call me. SACRED Trust is one of the Platforms for you to guide and lead village children and youth.

    Once again Congrtulating you,
    With Best Regards and Good Luck.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Dr.V.N.Vasudev
    cell.9448 367652.
    Tyagarajanagar, Bangalore 560028
    vasu.sacredtrust@gmail.com.
    www.sacredtrust.in

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  17. Hi Mishra,
    First of all congrats on winning the Lead India campaign. I wish to highlight the woes faced by the people working in the city specially the IT . I work near ITPL travelling from KR Market and it is horrible to travel from Big bazaar (Old madras road) to KR Puram railway station . The Govt is a mute spectator to this . I hope you can do some public private participation and help to improve the condition of the road.

    Thanks ,
    In anticipation of your reply,
    Zaheer.

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  18. Dear Mishraji,

    I read your recently posted views. I quote a paragraph that concerns me. "We need grass root efforts and awareness to sensitize our rural population about the seriousness of the issue and ensure that local village folks with the help of authorities and NGOs try and improve the quality and delivery mechanisms".
    This is exactly what I am interested in. Kindly read two of my letters written to you. I await your response.
    Best Regards
    Vasudev
    Tyagaraja Nagar,
    Bangalore 560028
    Please see: www.sacredtrust.in
    Cell:9448367652

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  19. Hello Sir,
    I am very impressed by your thoughts . I gave a presentation on U as my favourite personality. I was amazed at my teachers compliment all she told to the class pointing to me was " Here is a leader all u need to do is to follow her " .I was so happy with such huge compliment to me.. I am Sushma from Blore.

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