Govt. of India Initiatives

Government of India has an online Grievance forum at

Can you imagine this is happening in INDIA ?

The govt. wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like

1) Railways

2) Posts

3) Telecom 
(incl. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)   &
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL  )

4) Urban Development   

( Delhi Development Authority (DDA),
Land & Development Office (L&DO),
Central Public Works Department (CPWD), etc)

5) Petroleum & Natural Gas

6) Civil Aviation   

( Air India  ,
Airports Authority of India  , etc)

7) Shipping  ,

Road Transport & Highways

8) Tourism

9) Public Sector Banks
Allahabad Bank   
Andhra Bank   
Bank of Baroda   
Bank of India   
Bank of Maharashtra   
Canara Bank    Central Bank of India   
Corporation Bank   
Dena Bank
Indian Bank  
Indian Overseas Bank   
Industrial Development Bank of India Ltd   
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development   
Oriental Bank of Commerce   
Punjab & Sind Bank   
Punjab National Bank   
Small Industries Development Bank of India  
State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur  
State Bank of Hyderabad   
State Bank of India 
State Bank of Indore   
State Bank of Mysore  
State Bank of Patiala   
State Bank of Travancore   
Syndicate Bank  
UCO Bank   
Union Bank of India   
United Bank of India  
Vijaya Bank http://vijayab

10) Public Sector Insurance Companies
GIC of India   
Life Insurance Corporation of India   
National Insurance Company Ltd.   
The New India Assurance Company Ltd.   
The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.   
United India Insurance Company Ltd.

11) National Saving Scheme of Ministry of Finance

12) Employees’ Provident Fund Organization

13) Regional Passport Authorities

14) Central Government Health Scheme

15) Central Board of Secondary Education

16) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

17) National Institute of Open Schooling

18) Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

19) Central Universities

20) ESI Hospitals and Dispensaries directly controlled by ESI Corporation  
Under Ministry of Labour

Many of us say that these things don’t work in India .
Couple of months back, the Faridabad Municipal Corporation laid new roads in this area and the residents were very happy about it. But 2 weeks later, BSNL dug up the newly laid roads to install new cables which annoyed all the residents. A resident used the above listed grievance forum to highlight his concern. To his surprise, BSNL and Municipal Corporation of Faridabad were served a show cause notice and the guy received a copy of the notice in one week. Government has asked the MC and BSNL about the goof up as it’s clear that both the government departments were not in sync at all.

So use this grievance forum and educate others who don’t know about this facility.
This way we can at least raise our concerns instead of just talking about the ‘System’ in India .

Invite your friends to contribute for many such happenings.


Something about Asthma..

What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and the airways that deliver air to the lungs. Asthma causes periodic attacks of wheezing and difficult breathing. Periodic attacks are caused by an oversensitivity of the lungs and airways, which overreact to certain “triggers” and become inflamed and clogged..
Asthma is Greek for “panting”. Asthmatics pant during an asthma attack because their air passages, which start in the throat and end in the lungs, become narrowed and sometimes almost completely obstructed.
Asthma is very common. Asthma is called a Reactive Airway Disease.
When does Asthma Develop?
Asthma can develop at any age. An asthma attack occurs when the airways become inflamed in response to a trigger, such as dust, mold, pets, exercise, or cold weather. However, some attacks start for no apparent reason. Triggers may inflame the airways to the lungs, allowing disease-fighting cells to accumulate and causing swelling in the lungs. In addition, the airways may become blocked or obstructed when the muscles surrounding the lungs tighten or go into spasm. Spasms keeps air from circulating freely in the lungs. Mucus may also cause an asthma attack. Mucus may clog and narrow the airways in the lungs, making breathing even more difficult.
Symptoms of Asthma?
The most obvious signs of an asthma attack are cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and tachypnea (fast breathing). During an asthma attack, the airways of the lung undergo a number of changes, including Inflammation, bronchospasm, and increased mucus production.
Triggers of Asthma?
Triggers irritate the airways and result in bronchoconstriction (constriction of the air passages in the lungs). Triggers do not cause inflammation and therefore do not cause asthma. Symptoms and constriction of vessels in the lungs caused by triggers tend to be immediate, short-lived, and rapidly reversible. Air passages will react more quickly to triggers if inflammation is already present in the airways. Common triggers of constriction of the air passages include everyday stimuli such as: Cold air, Dust, Strong fumes, Exercise, Inhaled irritants, Emotional upsets and Smoke.
Smoke acts as a very strong trigger. Second-hand smoke has been shown to aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. The effects of one cigarette lingers for 7 days. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can last for a few minutes, a few hours, or several days. Attacks can occur anywhere and at any time. Many attacks occur at night. Sometimes, there are warning signs that an attack is about to happen, but sometimes there aren’t..
What causes Asthma?
Asthma has been identified as an atopic disease. This is the result of certain inherited genetic features that cause the immune system to respond to otherwise innocuous proteins as if they were dangerous invaders.
Jobs can cause asthma…Read a CNN article about jobs and asthma
Can Asthma be Cured?
Currently, asthma is not curable, but it can be well-managed.
What does an asthma attack feel like?
An asthma episode feels similar to taking deep breaths of very cold air on a winter day. Breathing becomes harder and may hurt, and there may be coughing.. Breathing often makes a wheezing or whistling sound. These whistling and wheezing occurs because the airways of the lungs are getting narrower.