Category Archive for 'Chandigarh'

Chandigarh Temperature At 30-Year Low

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Yesterday night, the temperature touched 0 degrees Celcius, the lowest in 32 year history. The last we saw this happen was in 1974, years before I was even born. Wow.

PU Hostels Go Without Connectivity

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

While many Indians are squirming in embarrassment while the other majority are feeling angry about the recent inept and callous blocking of some rather popular blog sites by Indian ISPs on Government orders, I came across a completely different report today much closer to home that made me read it again just to make sure […]

The Physics Connection

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

My father retired as a Professor of Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1996, having taught Physics for 43 years. Always interested in improving Science education in general and Physics education in particular, he has served in the Board of Studies of various universities in North India, written books for NCERT, been a regular member […]

Chandigarh Administration & IT Attitude

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

After a (perhaps the) local newspaper reported a faux pas on the official website of Chandigarh Administration, the Director of IT, Manjit Singh Brar said he would have the site updated immediately. The error? The map of Chandigarh posted there did not show the IT Park and the third phase of the city. This has […]

Adlabs Wins Chandigarh FM Frequencies @ Rs. 15 Crore!

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Incredible as it sounds, Adlabs bid a whopping Rs. 15 crores for Chandigarh’s FM frequencies and they won. The company is backed by Anil ‘Reliance’ Ambani (he bought it last year). The second bid for Chandigarh was from Bhaskar Group (the publishers of Dainik Bhaskar) for Rs. 10 crores. Apparently Chandigarh got the highest bid […]

Passing The City Pass

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

I don’t understand why only 256 passes have been issued under the City Pass scheme till now. At 300 bucks for a 4-wheeler, it’s pretty reasonable (that’s 60 parking entries – 2 a day on an average). If nothing else, it’s pretty convenient to carry the pass around rather than trying to find a non-paid […]

Coldest Night In A Decade

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Yesterday night was recorded to be the coldest night in the last decade, with temperatures dropping by a whopping 5 degrees below normal to 1.8 degrees Celcius. Heck, Shimla was warmer at 4.4 degrees yesterday night! No wonder I was feeling slightly chilly.

Angry Suspended Employee Sets Boss’ Car Afire

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

This guy got so upset about his boss suspending him, he went to his Boss’ house in the early morning and set his car on fire!

Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali – The Tricity

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Starting to blog about Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali and why I call them collectively as Tricity. Link to Metroblogging.