Jul 1 2009

A Little time at RTO office

Category: India ashish sheth @ 01:23

Just now I came from RTO where I went to take a written test to get a learner's license. And I spent there four hours without taking the test. Now you imagine. Not everybody spent four hours to get their driving license. So on average, I think people might be spending two hours. Based on the rush I can say there were more than 500 hundred people for various reason. I did little calculation on how much productivity we are loosing just at various RTOs in India.

500 people spent average 2 hours per day: 500 * 2 = 1000 Man-Hours
5 Working days per RTO: 2000 * 5 = 5000 Man-Hours
52 weeks: 10000 * 52 = 260000 Man-Hours
There are 1019 RTOs in India: 1019 * 260000 = 26,49,40,000 Man-Hours.

Now, not all the RTOs are as busy as the one where I went ( I went Indiranagar RTO in Bangalore). But there might me many RTOs which are more busy then this one like in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. So I think that 500 people visiting RTO everyday on average is a reasonable guess. Now just guess all this people earn atleast Rs. 100 per day. Meaning Rs 12.50 Per hour.

26,49,40,000 * 12.5 = Rs. 3,31,17,50,000/-.

That is more than 3 billion or 331 crore Rupees. This is the amout of money India looses every year just at RTOs. There are many other government offices in India where people spend considerable amount of time daily getting one or other things done. Just imagine.

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Jun 30 2009

Asp.Net 4.0 Features

Category: .Net | asp.net ashish sheth @ 12:09

Just got this white papper on asp.net 4.0. It is still in beta but the new features are worth looking at.


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Jun 24 2009

Web hosting

Category: Blog ashish sheth @ 11:14

Well, in setting up this blog I did a considerable search on how to setup a blog. So thought I would write something about it here.

First things first. You need to have a domain name and a hosting provider. Both can be the same company or different companies.

The advantage of having the same company as your domain name provider and hosting provider is, it is easy to setup your site then if they are from different companies. The disadvantage is that if the company goes down or suddenly disappears you loose both your domain name and hosting space. You also need to take care of your renewals because if some company can became a nightmare for you if you don't renew in time then they may block both your hosting space and domain name. And domain name is actually your brand and you don't want to loose it. So be careful.

The above disadvantage is not there if you have domain name from one company and hosting space from another company. But in this case, once your hosting account is setup, you need to change name servers from your domain name account. So managing domain name account and hosting account may become cumbersome.

I hope this helps anybody who wants basic information on hosting their sites.

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Jun 23 2009

My first blog entry!

Category: Blog ashish sheth @ 13:47
Well, so I have setup my blog and this is my first entry. Earlier I used to blog at http://dotnetcapsule.blogspot.com/. From now onwards I will post on this site but I will keep that blog alive. Welcome to my new blog!!