Anarchy of Hierarchy

July 8th, 2014, 12pm

It was 36°C with few clouds. The breeze was gentle.

I don’t know why we should ape ‘Bullet Train’ when it doesn’t go beyond 200 kms. Bullets travel at more than 1000 miles per hour. But we have this typical obsession with naming stuff that doesn’t deserve the name at all. Let’s take two examples of names change but the functions doent.

Passenger Trains > Memu > Demu > Ordinary Trains > Fast Trains > Super Fast Trains > Express Trains > Bullet Trains

Now let’s consider a government department – say Income Tax

Asst. Commissioner > Deputy Commissioner > Joint Commissioner > Additional Commissioner > Commissioner > Principal Commissioner > Chief Commissioner > Principal Chief Commissioner

In both the cases, the functions of first are the same as the last. Only the hierarchy and salary/fare changes

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Binu Alex

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