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French Military Victories

Posted in Uncategorized by yossarian on 18 October, 2006

One of my friends showed me this. Absolutely hilarious.

1. Go to google
2. Type in: french military victories
3. Click on “I’m Feeling Lucky”
4. Enjoy.

A Guide to the Buses of Bangalore

Posted in Uncategorized by yossarian on 11 October, 2006

Bangalore has 2 types of buses in terms of service, those that have a conductor and those that do not.  In this classification buses with radio service and other such luxuries are not included.

The conductorless buses are a testimony to the Karnataka government’s commitment to efficiency. For each conductorless bus, our country gains another worker who can be employed for some other job. Critics of conductorless buses ignore the fact that such a system has worked so well in so many developed countries. There is also evidence that the workers, gained by operating conductorless buses, have played a major role in boosting these developed countries’ economies.

The conductorless buses help our society in more ways than by just providing extra workers. All the passengers have to board or disembark from one entry/exit. This means there is space for an extra seat or two in the bus. Additionally, each passenger has to buy a ticket from the driver cum conductor at the entrance itself thus ensuring that no one travels without a ticket. The small increase in the time that a bus has to stop for at a bus stop, which is only about 4 times as that of the conductorfull buses, is acceptable considering the sharp rise in the revenues since the introduction of the conductorless buses. Besides, the extra stoppage time keeps a check on all those rash drivers who mistake our beloved city’s beautiful narrow roads for race tracks and brings back order to the traffic.

In the next part of the guide, we shall see how well the buses of Bangalore are designed.