Great Encounters with Indian Bureaucracy: Phone and Internet (Part 3)

But, to be honest, despite all the adventures, my work was suffering. And Airtel were no nearer to fixing the connection. Finally, we heard from Airtel that their service was not currently available in our building. This news was delivered with an emphaticness matched only by their earlier assurances that the Internet connection would be … Continue reading

Great Encounters with Indian Bureaucracy: Phone and Internet (Part 2)

The funny thing is, when I wasn’t telling Kaveri about how incompetent her fellow countrymen and women were, I was having a wonderful time. And, I have to admit, this was partly down to our lack of phone and internet connection. Every day I hurried down the beautifully landscaped gardens of our apartment complex and … Continue reading

Great Encounters with Indian Bureaucracy: Phone and Internet (Part 1)

I spent much of my first four weeks in India telecommuting from an internet cafe in a tatty district of Frazer Town, Bangalore. And often next to young men who had a great enthusiasm for pornography. It was all on account of my first encounter with Indian bureaucracy: namely my attempt to get an internet … Continue reading