THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Friday, November 11, 2011

The problem with UID enrolment

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/comment_the-problem-with-uid-enrolment_1610724


The problem with UID enrolment

Yogesh Pawar | Friday, November 11, 2011

Despite my problem with the UID (Aadhar) card scheme, I found myself at a Goregaon East registration centre spending a five-and-a-half painfully long hours! To put it mildly, the experience was akin to having a huge, barbed object thrust into an unmentionable orifice. An elderly neighbour, Sharad Sakhare, who uses a walker to get around asked me to go along with him.

His wife's no more and their only son's in Toronto. I showed him a scathing magazine report on how Accenture Services, one of the three companies awarded the Rs2,000 crore tender for generating a biometric database for the Unique Identification Authority of India,was facing allegations of kickbacks, delays and over-budgeting against it in the US. Sakhare simply said, "At my age I don't want to be stuck for my passport renewal or other stuff."
I tried another track from an email forward. The UID project, I told him, is out to repeat Hitler's predecessors. Germany always had lists of Jewish names even before the National Socialist German Workers' Party was formed after World War I. The Nazis got these lists with the help of a software major in the 'census' business. This includes racial census that not only counted Jews but also identified them.

In fact, at Washington's Holocaust Museum, there is an exhibit of a Hollerith D-11 card sorting machine that was responsible for organising the 1933 census that first identified Jews. Nothing convinced Sakhare and I had to go along. Located in a dilapidated school, the registration centre was an old unused room with discarded furniture where bandicoots kept company to pigeon droppings.

After we joined the queue around 9 am, the soft-spoken 19-year-old girl manning the centre realised that she could process only 40 forms a day by noon. My neighbour who was 40th in the list sat at a broken bench while I began looking at why it was taking so long.

Overwhelmed with both the technology and the tasks at hand, the clerk would miss something and kept cancelling entries in the system and start afresh. The printer would get jammed and she'd keep slapping it on the sides to make it work. And to make it worse, the power cord connecting the computers, finger imprint reader, retina pattern reader and the web cam kept falling off. Once she asked a woman in the queue to plug it properly. Only, the plug came off with one pin stuck in the board. And all work was stalled till an electrician from the colony could come and fix it. Gratis that is.

And one thought former Infosys boss and chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India Nandan Nilekani would bring in some of his much feted managerial skills to what he keeps calling, "an exercise of a transformational sweep."


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