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Organizational Traineeship @ IRMA

We'll all soon be off,
on another exciting journey,
To a destination yet unknown.
To be called Organization Trainees!

With no inkling of what lies ahead,
A rising anxiety in the mind,
But excited as we are
about new things that we may find!

New people, new places, new traditions
and an opportunity few people ever get.
I' m sure it ll be an experience
that none of us will ever forget!

The aim is to explore
better ways of doing same old things,
But above all is, to explore ourselves
to become better human beings!

So here's wishing you all Good Luck,
with your OU and OAC.
With hopes to meet you soon
After these Eight Weeks!!

# We'll be off for our trainee-ship for 8 weeks from 31st May, 2010 to 24th July, 2010. We are supposed to perform two tasks - the Organizational Understanding (OU) and Organizational Action Component (OAC)
This is my first attempt at writing a full fledged poem :)

A Tale of Two Sisters

Once upon a time, not too long ago in India lived two sisters. The sisters were so called twins - born on the same day, same time but that was the only thing they shared in common. The contrast was quite alarming - while one of them was fair, tall and beautiful, the other one was dark, short and dull. While one of them was bright and blue-eyed, the other one was sulky and shy. While one of them was alive and kicking, the other one was depressed and dying.

Not only that, even the society treated them differently. While one of them had access to all that she desired, the other one did not dare to desire. While one of them got the best of education, the other one only knew the word - education. While one of them was allowed to play and enjoy, the other one worked for her joy. While one of them awoke each morning looking at the sky, the other one slept every night wishing she wasn't alive.While laughter was a way of life for one of them, the other one cried too often.

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Empowering the Commons

This time round while traveling back to Anand from Ahmedabad, it was decided not to wait in the long queue and travel ticket-less instead. No TTC wanders into the general compartment anyway!
So this is where I get this idea from. I was wondering if we could possibly empower the chai wallahs and other people who sell assorted goodies in the train, to actually check tickets!?! Well, it sounds absurd at first read but then, think about it. We already have a section of salesmen who are registered under Railway Catering or something. So, if they could be authorized to check tickets in the General Compartment and collect fines from defaulters, wouldn't it be a win-win situation. It would bring down ticket-less traveling considerably and the registered salesmen could keep a part of or whole of the fines collected by them!
Besides the issues with identity forgery, I don't find a loop hole in this system. And even that could be checked by taking proper measures. But what needs to be thou…