air india COMMENTS
Praful Patel is certainly not ‘Air India’s minister’, considering the sordid mess the national airline is in


Post a Comment
You are not logged in, please log in or register
If you wish your letter to be considered for publication in the print magazine, we request you to use a proper name, with full postal address - you could still maintain your anonymity, but please desist from using unpublishable sobriquets and handles
Must See
Published
Daily Mail
Digression
1
Jun 21, 2010
More Sorry Than Safe

Apropos of On the Flying Dodo’s Trail, politicians drive into the ground the very entities they’re supposed to protect and manage, then use the inefficiency and losses as an excuse to wind up operations and cede ground to private players.

Tejinder, St Louis, US

Nationalisation of losses and privatisation of profits—that has always been the story of capitalism in India.

Rakesh Babu G.R., Bangalore

Praful Patel’s ultimate plan is to force the government to sell the company and offer it to his friend who couldn’t run his own company profitably.

M. Mahmud, Chennai

Tall order for a man to run an aviation industry when his very first venture, an automobile agency, ended in disaster.

A.K. Ghai, Mumbai

2
Jun 21, 2010
More Sorry Than Safe

Apropos of On the Flying Dodo’s Trail, politicians drive into the ground the very entities they’re supposed to protect and manage, then use the inefficiency and losses as an excuse to wind up operations and cede ground to private players.

Tejinder, St Louis, US

Nationalisation of losses and privatisation of profits—that has always been the story of capitalism in India.

Rakesh Babu G.R., Bangalore

Praful Patel’s ultimate plan is to force the government to sell the company and offer it to his friend who couldn’t run his own company profitably.

M. Mahmud, Chennai

Tall order for a man to run an aviation industry when his very first venture, an automobile agency, ended in disaster.

A.K. Ghai, Mumbai

Order by HAVE YOUR SAY
1/D-90
May 29, 2010
02:56 PM
The government abdicating its responsibility to education, and its ministers selling public resources to the private sector.

This is a phenomenon affecting ALL sectors, even vital sectors like health and education.

With a government committed to the progress of women as its primary objective, and the media pulling the wool over the people eyes, who can save the MALES in our country ?
Male unblocked
Chennai, India
2/D-112
May 29, 2010
05:20 PM
Nationalization of losses and privatization of profits. Isn't that what Capitalism in India is all about?
BSNL is in red, so is Air India. But, the profitable mining sector is handed over to the private sector.
The exception being the public sector banks, which are doing a good job.
Rakesh Babu G R
Bangalore, India
3/D-152
May 29, 2010
11:01 PM
I have seen this time and again...Politicians on purpose drive the very entities they are supposed to protect and manage into the ground, then use the inefficiency and losses as an excuse to wind up the operations and cede ground to private players, whether in power, communications or transportations and all of us know why this is done. India has been sold for a song by all these "leaders". The Indian Govt is a den of the incompetent and the plain corrupt. It is not easy to loot a country the size of India so efficiently and drive its people so deep in poverty and despair but these people have performed this miracle in record time. Like the last of the Moguls, their writ is now being challenged and confined to increasingly contracting spheres of influence in the country with people getting disenchanted. What I am afraid of is what comes after this?
tejinder
st louis, United States
4/D-10
May 31, 2010
02:06 AM
"Many wonder why he was promoted to cabinet rank in upa-II when he should have been facing inquiries for “malfeasance and malintent”..."

I also wonder the same about a lot of ministers, starting with Manmohan SIngh himself.

As for Air India, the govt has no business to be in the airline business to begin with. The privatisation attemps failed during the NDA regime. It is high time the Air India shop is either sold or closed out.
Ganesan
Nj, USA
5/D-11
May 31, 2010
02:44 AM
First of all i must say that mr Praful Patel is hopeless,careless as well as seeping avation minister.Every time some thing happend like air crash or air ports problems,he dismisses his responsibility.Every time he tries to make himself that he has no idea about that.At Manglor so many people killed becouse of Air India were very careless.Mr Praful Patel so far what you have done againest Air India and its staff members?I traveled many times by Air India and i will tall you Air India is a most worst and bad air line in my experience.I have seen that air hosteses are properly not attanding passengers,and many times they eaten passengers food.Shame on Air India,its pilots,its crew members,and its staff.If you are still thinking justice for those people who are killed at Manglore air port then do it some strong staps againest Air India pilots who are responsible for this horrible air crash in an Indian history. JAI HIND.
LONG LIVE INDIAN UNITY.
dilipkumar.chitnis
mumbai, India
6/D-12
May 31, 2010
02:44 AM
First of all i must say that mr Praful Patel is hopeless,careless as well as seeping avation minister.Every time some thing happend like air crash or air ports problems,he dismisses his responsibility.Every time he tries to make himself that he has no idea about that.At Manglor so many people killed becouse of Air India were very careless.Mr Praful Patel so far what you have done againest Air India and its staff members?I traveled many times by Air India and i will tall you Air India is a most worst and bad air line in my experience.I have seen that air hosteses are properly not attanding passengers,and many times they eaten passengers food.Shame on Air India,its pilots,its crew members,and its staff.If you are still thinking justice for those people who are killed at Manglore air port then do it some strong staps againest Air India pilots who are responsible for this horrible air crash in an Indian history. JAI HIND.
LONG LIVE INDIAN UNITY.
dilipkumar.chitnis
mumbai, India
7/D-30
May 31, 2010
09:02 AM
He is as bad as the Telecom minister.....All of the UPA Ministers are inept and corrupt.. Well we are the one's who elected them and will continue voting them.....Hence its a national shame....
manik112
New Delhi, India
8/D-35
May 31, 2010
09:50 AM
Tall order for a man to run the Aviation Ministry of India whose very first venture to run an Automobile Agency ended up in complete disaster leaving deep holes in the Investors' pockets and Court battles.
a k ghai
mumbai, India
9/D-7
Jun 01, 2010
01:02 AM
If their is a justice,in India,I request to our PM to take direct action againest to our avation minister Mr Praful Patel,Air India,its pilots,and crewmembers in the flight,as well the Air India staff at time the when
Air India plane crash at Manglore.Shame on mr Praful Patel as still you are our avation minister.
dilipkumar.chitnis
mumbai, India
10/D-27
Jun 02, 2010
10:15 AM
Die-hard Air India fans like me who have experienced the carrier’s days of glory had watched helplessly the fatal changes that occurred in the aptitudes and attitudes of Air India’s personnel, top to bottom, over the years, none had cared to effectively stem those tendencies ( Air Marshal Lal being the exception). Early in life, I had the privilege of traveling Bombay-Madras-Trivandrum by ‘Air India- the Tata line’ DC-3 in 1951 as a teenager, and Bombay-Aden by Air India International’s Super Constellation in 1955. By late fifties, the 707’s arrived, and watching these graceful birds touch down majestically on Khormaksar (Aden) airport became an item in our youngsters’ weekend evening chill-outs. The domestic Indian Airlines, despite updating their aircraft (‘faster planes, but slower pilots’), had commenced moving away from the profile of a service outfit with the malady eating into its international cousin too –in front of our own eyes, over the last few decades. In the nearest instance, my wife and I, septuagenarians both, en route to the US found ourselves stranded at Mumbai international airport at 3 AM, thanks to a merciless foul-up by AI. Running from pillar to post for help for nearly an hour got us the assistance of a young man just past his teens. On learning from him that he is only a porter on probation, I thanked him from the heart: “ You should be the chairman- you are the only one who seems to be concerned about Air India here”.

Shekhar Gupta once opined the whoe Ministry of Civil Aviation should be scrapped, with all its attachments.
KSC Nair
Indianapolis, United States
  Order by BACK TO ARTICLE 
Order by HAVE YOUR SAY
Order by HAVE YOUR SAY


ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SUBSCRIBE | ADVERTISING RATES | COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER | COMMENTS POLICY

OUTLOOK TOPICS:    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   
Or just type in a few initial letters of a topic: