Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, June 14, 2019

Be more active on Twitter to handle grievances, civic chief tells officials

14 june 2019 Be more active on Twitter to handle grievances, civic chief tells officials Municipal commissioner stated that being active on Twitter helps establishing a personal connect with citizens who voice their concerns about civic problems on Twitter. https://lnkd.in/fvpw3CG ================================= Thanks , Shri Pardeshiji, While hoping that your officials do become pro-active on Twitter , I believe , what you need is a dedicated Mobile App for redressing public grievances, as outlined in : I SIN >< U SIN [ 18 Aug 2013 ] https://lnkd.in/f5jDyeC

Kandivali kids electrocuted: Autos blocked fire engine, says Locals

14 june 2019 Kandivali kids electrocuted: Autos blocked fire engine, says Locals Kandivali kids electrocuted: Emergency vehicle couldn't go past parked autos https://lnkd.in/fgpjFQr ============================ As things stand today, do not expect this BLAME GAME ( also known as the " Art of Buck Passing " ), to stop anytime soon ! Shall we wait for people's anger to boil over someday ? We better not wait for people to take law into their own hands when they get frustrated beyond their capacity ! I urge the NDA govt do something VERY FAST to enable people to vent their feelings / frustrations in a way that contributes to a long term solution . Solution : Needed : a Service Liability Act https://lnkd.in/fTXK6bn Who is responsible ? https://lnkd.in/fsm8P6w

Thursday, June 13, 2019

US Govt names Google, Amazon, hints at splitting up Monopolies

13 june 2019 'Standard Oil was broken up. Big Tech is similar' US Govt names Google, Amazon, hints at splitting up Monopolies Read more at: https://lnkd.in/fA8rZi2 ==================== Extract : The US justice department's antitrust chief came out swinging against Google and Amazon , on Tuesday , arguing big technology companies are " digital gatekeepers " that may struggle to defend themselves by arguing their products are free or really cheap ====================================== OK, these may be BIG gatekeepers but then there are hundreds of other smaller ones which may grow and replace them Real solution is to force them to pay their users for the PERSONAL DATA they collect and profit from For complete framework , read : Digital Dividend from Demographic Data [ 4 D ] https://lnkd.in/fRqce6R

450 small buses by November, 80 e-buses by year-end: BEST

13 june 2019 450 small buses by November, 80 e-buses by year-end: BEST Read more at: https://lnkd.in/f7cGEs6 ======================= Extract : Bagde said wet leased buses will run efficiently and save crores for the cash-strapped undertaking ======================== Cogratulations , Shri SurendraKumar Bagdeji / GM -BEST . I urge you to find a few minutes to read : E- Bus : without ETA [ Expected Time of Arrival ] ? https://lnkd.in/fmdim8g

Facebook offers to pay if you'll let it study your online habits

13 june 2019 Facebook offers to pay if you'll let it study your online habits Read more at: https://lnkd.in/fc4eKpU ============================ Dear Shri Ravi Shankar Prasadji, It seems , finally , FB seems to have realized that there is no getting away from paying users for their PERSONAL data which they are willing to share with FB , based on a clear understanding of what data and for how much payment This opportunity must be seized without any delay ! And an omnibus agreement must be reached, not only with FB but with all Social Media sites for " Pay per Use " data for all Indian citizens In my following blog, I have described how to achieve this : Digital Dividend from Demographic Data [ 4 D ] https://lnkd.in/fRqce6R You have already made a beginning in this direction , through : Bulk Data Sharing / Selling Policy ? https://lnkd.in/fzuC5au

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

India on road to ‘car registration portability’

12 june 2019 India on road to ‘car registration portability’ https://lnkd.in/f8CGgXz ======================== A small beginning in solving many traffic related problems - but , in the right direction Let us hope , this will be followed up in the next few months, to implement the following : Immobilize the Jumpers ? [ 14 mar 2018 ] https://lnkd.in/fjjHz7B