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Arrow of time and singularities inthe time -space continuum: some answers from ancient wisdom of India

Comment 7:20 pm Rajaram Bojji - Buzz - Public Arrow of time and singularities in the time-space
continuum: some answers from ancient wisdom

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 17
By human calculation, a thousand ages taken together form the duration
of Brahma's one day. And such also is the duration of his night.

Let me try to understand how I can relate this ancient wisdom of ours to

Do Indian Railways lack vision?

Raghu writes extremely well as normal to him and one cannot fault him.

How ever I have one point to make which some how he missed.

India has to decide whether Railway is a pure commercial organisation with profit as the motive or a government department responsible for social justice.

If we are commercial, then the approach will be to improve profits, introduce more cost effective technologies, remove cross subsidies, and be customer friendly.Even in recruitment and training the work force will be lean and mean and will enjoy the same level of freedom as available for any private company abroad. Like US companies running railways we can concentrate on profit making sectors and create a few AMTRAKS for government subsidies and support. That is the sure way to permanently kill railways and technology, as US has done. It will just carry freight and freight and freight.

But of late US President is trying to change all that with heavy Government investment and stimulus focusing on railways.

Ok …