Sunday, July 17, 2005

WISE and not so WISE

I just finished reading WISE and other WISE by Sudha Murthy . It is just a bunch of simple stories written by the aforementioned during her travel through various parts of India .

Some of the stories tell us that people are the lower end of the society have a right attitude towards life than people who are the upper end !!
Why is this so ? But it is very true . I know people who have come from the worst situations , struggled a lot and have achieved great things than people whose condition was not all that bad and suprisingly still the same .
What do some people have that others lack?
The most important thing which i would say is positive approach towards life !!
Dont get me wrong u have to be a realist , but with a positive attitude .
I , myself was a victim of this negativism until i was shone the light !
Being positive not only helps u but the others who work for . It brings a whole new energy in you .
Once you taste success , u will never want to quit (atleast in my case) . We keep on trying more and more to maintain what we have and to achieve more .
Once , we start trying ofcourse we will make mistakes .
As I see it , there are two phases to mistakes in life :
1> Realising that we ought to change
2> Then actually changing .

Some people like never realise or never want to realise that they are wrong why ?
Egotistical attidude ofcourse !!
It really kills !
Even after realising that we are doing something wrong , people find it difficult to change !
Ofcourse it is a one day's job !
It takes time , a lot of time ! It is a struggle and there is lot of pain but at the end believe me it is worth it !
What i have learnt is that the ONLY THING PERMANENT IN LIFE IS CHANGE ! If we dont change explicitly we are changing implicitly .
The former is under control , while the latter is the devil .

People always say life is unfair . Ofcourse it is unfair , it is in our hands to make it fair !!
And only we can make it fair !
There is no blame .

Life itself teaches a us lot of lessons from which we can learn . This learning is based on experience which no self help book , no study book etc which teach .

Last but not the least one of the most important leasons in life :- Believe in yourself .

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Ayodhya .......?

Well , another Bomb blast in India . This time it occurs at the place where the whole nation (BJP , Advani , RSS etc) is fighting to build temple Of the Great Lord Ram.

BJP blames the Cong . Cong blames the Mulayam Singh Govt and it goes on . What they forget to appreciate is that the CRPF(hope i am right) actually managed to avert the attack .

A great round of applausble !! They suceeded in kiling all the terrorists .

Where is their momemt of glory ! snatched by the constant bickering between BJP , Cong etc.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was right when he said that BJP was playing cheap politics.
The politicians go on to hog the limelight .
All the BJP leaders want to go the Ayodhya . Why do they want to do that ,now ??
Are they going to help in the investigation ? NO ,by far .
They just disrupt the investigation process . How ?? When they arrive , special security has to be given to them . The Human Resource wasted in providing security , were actually solving the case !!!!

A point to note : Kudos to the people of Ayodhya for acting very calmly and not causing any sort of chaos .

Then BJP goes on to call a nationwide strike . Has the BJP ever realised( when in power or not)
how much loss the Nation suffers just due to one day's strike ?
Even just shutting down Mumbai for half a day will cause the nation to lose something in crores .

What does going strike do ?
Not only does it weaken the economy but it also weakens the strength in the people giving terrorist outfits more encouragement .
Take the London Blasts for example. The people were shakened but nobody went on strike .
The next day all of them went to work with more strength and devotion , showcasing that they are not weak , not beaten but more encouraged .

Shouldn' t the BJP take a leaf of their book !!
We should work with twice the zeal , twice the motivation and twice the determination.

Friday, July 01, 2005

The Whole IT-India Fiasco

We , all hear about the India is going to be a leader in IT and Stuff . Its economy is going to shine and things like .!!! Lets get some things straight !!
India is leading in BPO or ITES ( IT enabled services) . Here US /UK companies are outsourcing their businesses .
Considering from Comp/IT/Software Engineers what does this mean ???
Nothing , They mostly need people in testing and related areas .
Its like while building a structure , they are the architects and u r the masons .
We max get to give color of our choice to the room...or select type of windows .
Mostly test the strength and structure of the building.

Well Not much of R&D , involved is it now ???

When it comes to using our brains , scope is limited !!!!

But there are still some companies that r into R&D but very less.....

So related people should open their eyes ..... US needs labors and we r providing them.

When it comes to Economy , yes India is fourth after US , China And Japan in GDP
India is shining but not everywhere !!!

Our gap between cities and villages are growing . We have a lot of potential but are not harnessing it .
If the village-city , rich -poor gap starts reducing and awareness starts growing only then is there a way for India to rise on its own and not because somebody needs Cheap Labor .

Firstly education system needs a major change .
Private Engg colleges charge 30,000 to 40000/- Rps p.a Who can afford that ? Not That the quality is very good !!!!

How can an average Indian Afford so much fees ??
We need a socialistic approach towards education not Capitalistic !!
Nowadays Educational Institutes are just behind earning money and thats it !!
We have wrong attitudes at wrong places !!
Let me tell u that reservations is not an answer just worsens the problem .
How do will solve the problem ?
Colleges say Govt Subsidy/ Funds are insufficient . Govt says
That they r now focusing on primary education in villages . "Babudom" rules and all the money goes into their pockets .
They use this money to pay for their childrens' education who r going to these same colleges by giving donations !!!

What a viscious circle it is, isnt it ?
How do Break the circle ???
I believe we the new generation have the potential .
Remember "Swades" . If all such engineers could help building a dam ( solve some problem voluntarily ) , we could achieve something . It may not be to a very great extent but eventually it could lead to something great .