Freedom now !

The journey from 1947 to 2011 has been long and steady, fulfilling promises and aspirations and yet troubled at parts. And I am sure that this road will go on and on for many more years to come – because, we and our country have fundamentally that patience, respect of other’s views to survive the onslaught of time.  But still as a free Indian, I want Freedom NOW from some important aspects of my simple life. First is the embarrassment of subjugation & defeat of our beloved cricket team. We can lose matches – that’s not the point. But we … Continue reading Freedom now !

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The borrowing feats …

I will start this post with a BIG disclaimer : I am not an economist, nor do I have any competency in analysing how nations run; but I am a commoner with some basic views that I claim as “common-sense”. I am sure the experts will disagree with my views – but if they do so, I would appreciate if they help me ‘learn’ by explaining the rationale behind their disagreement. The experts say that the world is interconnected – and in all sphere’s of life. It’s just not the internet that is the backbone behind the interconnection, but all … Continue reading The borrowing feats …

Do what you want to do …..

Films reflect the happenings of our society – it’s a mirror of the current happenings, the positives and the negatives of our current society. Hence, films are nothing but us – you and me; and this realisation is not a rocket science invention. Very often, some of the films do touch us quite deeply – this happens because we as individuals either feel very strongly about the theme of the film or we are often ‘victims’ of life on the same issues that are depicted so strongly in the movie. Films are really a ‘strong’ story-teller in all respects. Recently … Continue reading Do what you want to do …..

Understanding the market of inventories

In case you are wondering what is a market of inventory, where do I find that, etc – well, I was just referring to the Stock Market. I know some of you might immediately react that I am trying to achieve something that no one in the world has been able to do so far in the history of mankind. They also remind me that you cannot understand two things in the world – women and stock market – and both of them believe in keeping ‘stocks’ – one likes to keep ‘stock’ of unwanted things that they get through … Continue reading Understanding the market of inventories

The choice for choices ?

It has been reported in Indian press that very soon, the Government of India will be allowing 51% FDI participation in Retail in India. This will be an occasion which will trigger of huge amount of debate amongst the people here with mixed opinion. One one hand, we will have supporters of this decision as they want more options, more choice and more attractive prices amidst a free-for-all cut-throat competition. It is often stated by many people in US that Walmart is one of the factors that has helped America control her inflation. Whether this is the sole factor or … Continue reading The choice for choices ?

Need to live … just to prove a point

The evening falls The cool breeze flutters his hair as he trudges along The bird flies towards the nest As he moves towards his “home” in the shanties Tiredness envelop the small eyes The thought of hunger occasionally brushes his mind Need to sleep, need to sleep   Two breads and a bowl of vegetables One of the expensive dinners he can afford He wants to see a clear sky with the stars burning bright Only to be greeted by four drops of rain from a cloudy night Who cares about tomorrow when today is not yet finished The torn shirt speaks … Continue reading Need to live … just to prove a point

The strange marriage of convenience

It is often said that politics can have strange bed-fellows – hovering on achieving the self-interests of the individuals rather than concentrating on mutual well-beings. It happens across political parties within India, across the world – it also happens across countries. Here I am referring to the marriage between USA and Pakistan. It is true that the world dynamics have changed after 9/11; the impact of that incident has not only changed the definition of terrorism, but these changes have impacted common human lives as well. The very thought that a city or a country can be hit by the … Continue reading The strange marriage of convenience

The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

In various fields within the corporate world, billing to clients is often measured by the concept of “mandays” efforts …. even workpackages are measured by the effort in “mandays” … ok, ok, ok – I am not being a male chauvinist .. you can replace the word “mandays” by “person-days” if it would satisfy your feminist ego’s :-) Well, if you go into details of “mandays” or “person-days”, it is often considered as the output corresponding to working of an individual in a day – whether that consists of 8 hrs of efforts or 9 hrs or 10 hrs – … Continue reading The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

Globalisation and it’s impact while creating constraints in overall value chain

Almost two years back, when I was at Birmingham, UK deployed for a project, there was a violent gathering here near my apartment at the center of the city. It started with a public meeting of a party called BNP which believes in radical thinking with a society of all-white’s. It was then countered by the so-called “immigrants” who were obviously at the target of BNP’s agenda … and as expected, things started to turn violent in certain pockets leading to the presence of large police battalion with helicopter patrolling. The thought of this incident came after witnessing something of … Continue reading Globalisation and it’s impact while creating constraints in overall value chain