Making things happen in the government

Anurag Bhatia
A fascinating lecture by Mr Anil Swarup (retired IAS, ex-Secretary to Govt. of India & State Govt of UP) at Lt Governer, Puducherry Raj Niwas. His Wikipedia page here and Twitter account here. The first half is the talk itself, followed by some time of Q&A, followed by a short talk by Mr Ashwani Kumar (Chief Secretary to Government of Pondicherry) and in the end is Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.

Railtel-Google free railway station wifi using 49Gbps!

Anurag Bhatia
Railtel (the telecom arm of Indian railways) is running free wifi hotspots across the country in collaboration with Google. It’s there since last two years and started with the MoU between Railtel and Google (news here) back in 2015. Fast forward to 2018 - the free wifi project railway stations seems to be doing quite well with so many users using it. The project covers 361 stations and is expected to reach it’s target of 400 stations soon.

Connectivity at the office of President of India

Anurag Bhatia
Out of curiosity, I put an RTI asking President of India Secretariat about connectivity at President’s office. Questions I asked and their replies Question 1: Who is the Internet service provider? Reply: National Informatics Centre MEITY is providing internet service at President Office. Question 2: Speed of Internet connection at President’s Office? Reply: Presently the speed is 100 Mbps. Question 3: (And my favourite!) Is IPv6 deployed? Reply: IPv6 supported by most devices.