Rickshaw trouble in Pune?

A friend wanted to know information on how to complain about rickshaws refusing to take fares, overcharging or otherwise providing improper service. Found several different kinds of information from different sources, compiling here. Use what works, if something doesn’t work, let me know, so I can take it out. In all cases, complaints should mention details – auto’s registration number, the time of taking the rickshaw, details of auto fare, the distance commuted, locations, date,…

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Airtel’s settlement offer

I have been having trouble with Airtelfor a long time, since I got suddenly overbilled out of the blue and from a normal bill of about Rs.350/- I got a bill of more than Rs.9,000/- There had been no change in my usage. I raised the alarm when I got an SMS warning that the bill had gone over Rs.6,000/- and it still kept rising. To compound that, complaints I made got terminated arbitrarily saying…

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AfPak fantasies

All conflict is a study in differences of perception and differences of opinion. But the War Against Terrorism in Afghanistan is a whole new league in itself. Here are some top fantasies by the three players of interest to India. Naturally, they are irrelevant to facts playing out: US: Given enough carrots and sticks, you can herd someone to suicide. Pakistan wants the war to be over. There is a way to exit the region…

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Should the state criminalize “over reproductive” citizens?

Kerala is enacting laws making it punishable to have more than two children. I shared it, thinking that it was not a good idea for a democracy to arbitrarily limit the number of children a couple can have. That too to a number frequently exceeded, so it wasn’t even like dealing with rare instances. Didn’t make sense to me that someone can decide a number “2” and that is the most children anyone in the…

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Donation and help information for Orissa

People who want to know how they can donate money or supplies to Orissa have been having a tougher time finding out where they can send it. Contacts for helping in Sikkim are relatively easier to find. If you are able to send supplies through these people, the list of essentials for disaster relief ought to be the same as was distributed for the people in Sikkim. However, always a good idea to ask and…

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Things needed for disaster relief and how easy it is to help

Here are some supplies needed desperately at the sites of disaster in Sikkim. I imagine the needs in Orissa will not be all that different. The earlier post on helping Sikkim recover contains information on volunteers all over the country and world. Find one for your area (better still, become one). Send the supplies you can, to the address they provide you with. Done. But there are ways to make this easy or better: A…

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