Thursday, July 18, 2024
Xiaomi addresses a customer’s grievance On 7 July 2023, Xiaomi sent to my residence a replacement for the Redmi Lite2 watch that had stopped working. Under normal circumstances, I would have gone to the service centre as required and got...
Xiaomi is shamelessly disdainful about the inconvenience it causes to customers, especially the disabled Please also refer to https://asiaconverge.com/2023/06/customercare-at-xiaomi-sucks/ which is the first part of this sorry saga. On 14 June, 2023, I wrote to Xiaomi, informing me about how it...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/gautam-adani-turns-61-know-more-about-hindenburg-report-changed-indias-business-world The picture shows Gautam Adani with Benjamin Netanyahu, signing the Haifa Port agreement, shortly after his 60th birthday. Gautam Adani is 61, and unshaken By RN Bhaskar It will soon be a year since I wrote my book on Gautam Adani (​​Gautam...
Customercare at Xiaomi sucks The second part of the sorry saga can be found at https://asiaconverge.com/2023/06/xiaomi-is-disdainful-about-customer-service/ Disclosure: Till last fortnight, I have been a fan of Xiaomi’s products.  I have been using its phone for more than a decade now. But...
India’ economy is not as robust as the RBI report claims RN Bhaskar India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) just brought into the public domain its annual report for 2022-23 (https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/AnnualReportPublications.aspx?year=2023).  As always, economy watchers wait for this...
https://countercurrents.org/2023/05/delay-in-census-enumeration-unreliable-death-registration-and-fake-aadhaar-cards-adversely-impact-integrity-of-elections-leads-to-misuse-of-public-funds/ Delay in Census enumeration, unreliable death registration and fake Aadhaar cards adversely impact integrity of elections, leads to misuse of public funds By EAS Sarma To Shri A K Bhalla Union Home Secretary Dear Shri Bhalla, The statutory census enumeration exercise, conducted under the Census...
India’s poor record-keeping about deaths and ghost voters RN Bhaskar On May 22, 2023, there were news reports about the Home ministry planning to introduce a new Bill in the Parliament. The Bill would seek to link birth and death registers...
MARKET PERSPECTIVE By J Mulraj May 20-26, 2023 Same old, same old…doesn’t work One of the weaknesses of the multiparty federal democracy of India is the propensity of politicians to make pre-election promises of freebies, in order to get elected. This is because...
https://www.etnownews.com/companies/the-supreme-court-committee-report-and-the-adani-group-article-100396969 The Supreme Court Committee report and the Adani group The key findings of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court  order dated March 2, 2023, are finally in public domain. The report confirms some of the allegations made in the Hindenburg...
https://countercurrents.org/2023/05/proliferation-of-fake-aadhaar-cards-and-false-jandhan-bank-accounts-pose-a-serious-threat-to-proper-use-of-the-centres-expenditure-under-centrally-sponsored-schemes/?swcfpc=1 Will the CAG help in cleaning up the rot in India's financial allocations? This post can also be found at https://bhaskarr.substack.com/p/a-complaint-letter-to-the-cag-by?sd=pf. On 16 May, 2023, E A S Sarma, former Secretary to the Government of India wrote an email letter of...