a India Rant and Raves: June 2007

India Rant and Raves

Globetrekker's life in India starting Oct 06 ... a first hand account ...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Strikes End

ok, suah diou liao (or as the hokkiens say "disperse" after a big hoo ha)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

12000 Indian Airlines Staff go on strike

Yesterday night around 10pm, Indian Airlines staff started their flash strike nationwide, protesting against disparity with their Air India colleages (Indian Airlines and Air India are in the process of merging / merged).

Interesting, but non unexpected.

On one hand, you see the power of the lower level workers in bringing everything to a standstill, on the other it is disgusting to see it happen.

Got used to it anyway.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

India Heat Wave

The pinnacle of the Indian Summer is here, yesterday record temperatures of 47.8 degrees C in Amritsar. According to Channelnewsasia, 18 people died yesterday (2 in Punjab) in Northern India due to the heat wave.

Just went out to buy some mangoes, wah lau eh..... when you step out of the hotel, seriously, the heat wave just hits you. No joke. It's like a sauna outside !