Thursday, December 31, 2009
If you have a daughter, you will probably be worried how can a Police Officer, a public servant, who is supposed to help keep law and order in the society, turn into a demon and hound minor girls for sexual favours and molest them ??
Should we allow such people to live in a civilised society like ours?
One fact we should never forget is that for one Ruchika whom the world knows, there are a thousand more Ruchikas who have gone into oblivion, at the hands of the demonised police forces.. We need to bring reforms to our police forces and try to lessen the shame the dept as a whole now carries because of some black sheep in their midst.
Rathore should be given the most extreme punishment after giving him a fair hearing .. It is for the safety and safe upbringing of our daughters.
The past year was very eventful, for India, the world and personally for me too..
I have switched over job to a growing management cum technical Institution, T John College in Gottigere, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore as the Principal. www.tjohngroup.com
Hope with age and responsibility, I get more serious and continue writing with interesting posts .. (If I have hurt anyone thru my blogs, I am extremely sorry for that..)
Let us start the new year with more responsibility and sensibility !! ( have to attend the early morning service at St Gregorios cathedral Bangalore st 5 am..)
Monday, December 28, 2009
The monster he was, SPS Rathore could not have gone any further in exerting his official and political influence to subvert the case accusing him of abetting the suicide of Ruchika, and the pursuant terror tactics against her family. His role in influencing CBI oficials to drop serious charges against hime proved successful ( the evasion of Press and the feigning of ignorance of a 10 year old case by former CBI Chief R K Raghavan is an indicator of his complicity in the crime..)
In all seriousness Ruchika' family will get justice and the way things are going, looks like Rathore monster will be going behind bars very soon. The Law Minister Veerappa Moily has been vociferous in asking for the re-trial of the case. Judicial reforms are also being initiated to see that no more such instances recur in India ..
Last evening's Big Fight on NDTV, which was discussing the Ruchika case with anchor Burkha Dutt was an absorbing one with all major players including Ms Kiran Bedi, Ruchika's parents, except Rathore making appearance and unitedly asking for a fair re-trial was the climax for these discussions.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
While some of our politicians think that they are unassailable, above law and can continue living in pomp and splendour the rest of their lives, wasting precious public money on their security and luxury, others do lead a sober, meaningful life serving the country. The NDTiwari incident has been a major blot on the Congress party and repairing the damage can take a lot of time.
The rise and fall of N D Tiwari is another example of the famous quote by Lord Acton, 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely !!'
The disgraceful stepping down of L K Advani as the leader of BJP, after being accused by Liberhan Commission of bringing the nation to the verge of communal discord and anarchy is another example of how selfish politicians with misguided childhood upbringing, misuse the gullible and educated public for their personal, petty benefits in the name of ideology.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
It takes strength to be firm.
It takes courage to be gentle.
It takes strength to stand guard.
It takes courage to let down your guard.
It takes strength to conquer
It takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to be certain.
It takes courage to have doubt.
It takes strength to fit in.
It takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to feel a friend's pain.
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to hide feelings.
It takes courage to show them.
It takes strength to endure abuse.
It takes courage to stop it.
It takes strength to stand alone.
It takes courage to lean on another.
It takes strength to love.
It takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive.
It takes courage to live.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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Friday, November 13, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
|A beauty, Model T Ford car ..|
Now we find the Lean System ( Toyota Production System) is challenging this production concept. The Japanese are showing the world it is not utilization of machines, men and materials which decides the quality and cost effectiveness of any shop floor operations, product or process, instead trying to keep inventory and wastes low, is the success to any manufacturing. By aiming at unit-continuous-pull flow on the shop floor, Toyota has shown the world they are indeed technologically and theoritically superior to the manufacturing concerns of the western world.
This also explains the craze for western companies to go LEAN, i.e. reduce wastes, provide value, bring pull and run single piece continuous flow ..
However for posterity, here is the first car to be mass produced ... Model T Ford .. A beauty ..
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Maldives holds cabinet meeting underwater to protest against global warming that will submerge Maldives..
Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed signs the decree of the underwater cabinet meeting off Girifushi Island.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
George Easaw Ph.D.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
*Objective* : To give the students the foundation knowledge of managing
projects on the three pillars of cost, time and expectations, by
exposing them to case studies, quantitaive problemmatic situations and
talks from expert project managers from the field.
Basics of Project Management, overview
Organisation Structure and Culture, appropriate structure from
functional, projectised and matrix.
Project scope, defining, establishing priorities, work breakdown structure
Integrating WBS with the organisation and Information systems
Estimating Project times and costs. Macro versus micro estimation,
details and tools.
Developing a project plan, A-O-N and A-O-A networks, CPM / PERT, lags,
Risk management, identification, assessment, response and control. Risk
assessment through PERT.
\Scheduling Resources – time constrained and resource constrained problems
Reducing project duration – constructing a project cost-duration graph
Managing Project teams, Leadership, factors affecting team performance,
managing virtual teams, pitfalls
Project audit and closure, audit, closure and evaluations.
/PS : Project managers from Industry will be taking two to three
sessions on practical project management issues./
*Schedule of evaluation* :
Mid-term exam 30 %
End-term exam 40 %
Assignments 10 %
Class test 10 %
Attendance and 10 %
Friday, September 11, 2009
And change it did ! Today it is more tolerable, has less of money in households to pollute, is moving with a begging bowl to other countries asking for help to lift them out of the rotten mess their leader have put them in.
It is said, US with no internal savings and on a spending binge, needs on an average $ 2 billion a day to survive and it depends on countries like China, Japan and the Gulf states to provide them this sustenance allowance by buying US govt securities. If these countries choke this oxygen supply, wonder what will happen !!
September 15 also marks one year of the fall of Lehman Brothers .. The day America was changed for ever !
Thursday, September 10, 2009
See the trailer here of " In love with Kerala" .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLSkSB8gyXk
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Big can be beautiful…
But deregulation had already begun to go out of fashion before the financial crisis. The Sarbanes-Oxley act, introduced after Enron collapsed in disgrace, increased the regulatory burden on companies of all sizes, but what could be borne by the big could cripple the small. Many of today's most dynamic industries are much more friendly to big companies than the IT industry. Research in biotechnology is costly and often does not bear fruit for years. Natural-resource companies, whose importance grows as competition for resources intensifies, need to be big—hence the mining industry's consolidation.The entrepreneurial boom was supercharged by two developments. Deregulation opened protected markets. Some national champions, such as AT&T, were broken up. Others saw their markets eaten up by swift-footed newcomers. The arrival of the personal computer in the 1970s and the internet in the 1990s created an army of successful start-ups. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer in 1976 in the Jobs family's garage. Microsoft and Dell Computer were both founded by teenagers (in 1975 and 1984 respectively). Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google in Stanford dorm rooms.
…but size isn't really what matters
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
It was on September 1, 1939, German army opened fire in the Polish port of Gdansk. Ahead of her departure to Gdansk, to mark the 70 th anniversary of the start of WWII, Angela MerkEl, Chancellor of Germany told on German TV, "Germany attacked Poland, Germany started World War II. We caused unending suffering in the world. Sixty million dead ... was the result,".
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
George Easaw Ph.D.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Energy, life sciences are the sunshine areas in the next wave of innovations to hit the world..- gururaj ..
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries shares his inspirational encounter with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai:
Last Sunday, my wife, kid, and I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra.
When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this ride would be any different...
As we set off, my eyes fell on a few magazines (kept in an aircraft style pouch) behind the driver's back rest.
I looked in front and there was a small TV. The driver had put on the Doordarshan channel.
My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and amusement. In front of me was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol and some medicines.
This was enough for me to realise that I was in a special vehicle.
Then I looked round again, and discovered more - there was a radio, fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, and pictures and symbols of all faiths
- from Islam and Christianity to Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.
There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11- Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare and Unnikrishnan.
I realised that not only my vehicle, but also my driver was special.
I started chatting with him and the initial sense of ridicule and disbelief gradually diminished.
I gathered that he had been driving an auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he had lost his job when his employer's plastic company was shut down.
He had two school-going children, and he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at night.
No break unless he was unwell. "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke T.V dekh kar kya faida? Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega."
We realised that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai – the spirit of work, the spirit of travel and the spirit of excelling in life.
I asked him whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too much spare time.
He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a week or whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth brushes, toothpastes, soap, hair oil, and other items of daily use.
He pointed out to a painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent discount on metered fare for the handicapped.
Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs. 50.
My wife and I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO!
A hero who deserves all our respect!!!
Our journey came to an end;
45 minutes of a lesson in humility, selflessness, and of a hero-worshipping Mumbai, my temporary home.
We disembarked, and all I could do was to pay him a tip that would hardly cover a free ride for a blind man.
I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe in his auto rickshaw: MH-02-Z-8508.
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
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