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India Post/USPS – a comparison on how they fare in this recession/operational metrics

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The exterior of an India Post office

The exterior of an India Post office

Update: 8th September 2009

Today’s papers carried the news of Accenture being awarded the contract to operationalize and install a single software in all branches of India Post. India Post also says they have 9000 vacancies that would be filled by youngsters. Furthermore, India Post’s GPO at Bangalore has a brand new look and they have almost 4 planes catering to their needs.

Let’s see the net effect this would have on the financial equation of India Post this time next year when we do the revenue-cost analysis again.

I had written about this some years back on the road to recovery for the India Post and the efforts they are making in creating a new brand image. I had also written on how they compare with their US counterpart – the USPS. Coincidentally, I read up an article on the progress made by the USPS recently and even they are ailing due to the current economic recession in the US and are set to post a whopping $ 7 billion loss for the fiscal year.

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August 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

Blogging guidelines – my two cents

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What are the important factors one needs to consider before one begins to blog:

1. First, get over this obsession of Google adsense. 99/100 bloggers I meet first think of making a quick buck on adsense rather than focus on quality of their blogs and its relevance towards the topic(s) chosen! This is really very disturbing statistics. Read the rest of this entry »

India Post – the road to recovery

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India Post is a jewel in the crown of the Government office provided it can be managed well and steered in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11, 2007 at 3:36 pm

The Indian Railways and its return to profitability

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This topic even caught the interest of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India’s #1 business school.

How did Lalu really do this seemingly miraculous task? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

April 1, 2007 at 7:51 pm

India budget 2007

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We are awaiting with bated breath for the Indian budget (railway followed by the main) shortly. The Indian Finance minister, P Chidambaram, would be presenting the main budget. Our esteemed railway minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav is expected to present the Railway budget. It will be interesting! Watch this space for more in the coming days!

Moreover, I need to add here that growing inflationary pressure is weighing heavily on the macro economic equation.

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February 12, 2007 at 9:59 pm

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