Best Wishes For New Year 2014

Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.

Happy new year! Hope 2014 is lucky for everyone, May God take us to the right direction.

May God’s wishes and ours sync together, and we all have a fruitful new year!
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Don’t be so transparent, never be so selfless in sales

yesterday, I had a chat with a person, in fact he turned out to be an IITian, electrical engineering Mumbai (1968 batch, if I could remember correctly). He has worked in sales, constructions, warehouse management and so on, but never worked for what he learned in that 4 years (electrical :)). After completing his engineering, he opted for a 4 figure salary job, which was not so easy in 1968, and eventually he entered into sales keeping 4 figures in mind. He said, he worked like machines for BHEL and other partners to deliver his best and to grow. Soon he became key sales employee for his company, and received many awards, he was so outstanding that VP/directors and other top level management used to call him for meetings, other critical activities and parties.

He had a reputation of bringing money (sales) from even a dead consignment, he told me the trick that he used to clear sales delivery from some cruel partners.Actually, there were no computers, telephone was like dream with 7 years waiting, and posts take months to reach. His company had some partners, and they had a reputation of taking the consignment first and later pay the amount through loans. Generally, when sales people go to their production center, their finance officer will make some ways to escape from paying them and frighten them to return their consignment and they will no longer be the partner of their company, and probably seek for some other suppliers. As this is not good for company’s future, most of the sales people returned without getting even a single penny.

What this gentleman used to do was, first he will make them as his friends, and then enter into the production unit and check and note what all materials have been used from the recent consignment which has just delivered. He always kept quiet about the situation, and fortunately no one realized that he is doing so. Later he goes to financial officer and ask for the complete amount otherwise he will revert the consignment and specially those items first which have been used by them, how can you return something you have already eaten? haha. Then if the consignment is of 50 lacs, he will ask for at least 70% of the amount, see the negotiation tricks 🙂 but he and his company are happy even with 50% of the amount. At last they will agree to give him 30 lac or something as the initial payment and after a month or so the other 20. This is how he managed to clear many issues with the partners without revealing this to top level management.

My Dearest professor in Engineering – Late Sir Paulson John

I shouldn’t have delayed writing about my best professor. I know him since 2004 as he was one of the finest professors of Mar Athanasius College of Engineering. Before I met him, I was already aware of his greatness from my seniors staying with me in the hostel. I was a fan of his, whenever he gets in the class, I listen to him like he is teaching me for my life. I used to prepare for his class to make myself acquainted with the topics he is going to teach, and always try to complete the class work first, when he asks to make some circuit or anything, if he asks anything in the class I will try to answer those questions. Sometimes, he used to call me after class to his laboratory for some assistance, I am not sure if I have ever helped him in that, but he understood that, and share some knowledge about things which I don’t understand. Though I couldn’t score highest in his subjects but it was quite acceptable. Later in semester 8, I had chosen his elective “optoelectronics” which was quite insightful since I had a strong physics background, but I couldn’t capitalize on it because I accepted IT as my career after engineering. He was also my project supervisor and we, a team of 4 people, made electronic energy meter, and it was quite acceptable. He has helped me a lot in achieving this, and building personality which he might have never thought.

I also admire him for his help after completion of my engineering when I requested him for letter of recommendation for my higher studies. I am so thankful to him that his LOR has proved to be successful and I have completed my MBA. I cannot forget him ever, and I would need his blessings and wishes always.

Arvind Kejriwal New CM for Delhi

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Kejriwal proved that nothing is impossible. He is my hero in the present world. I always dreamt of a corruption free India, and always wanted to see clean and fair India. I had bet with one of my colleague in IBM and even with my Dad for Kejriwal. My Dad supports Harsh vardhan because of his contribution to medical sector for the country but I always wanted someone different to manage the capital and today I am so happy to see him taking OATH, Amazing! what a moment.

I am sure that AAP will follow their principles and accomplish their all promises. Below are the 18 promises what they have proposed earlier. To be contd..

1. The VIP culture should be stopped in Delhi. No MLA, minister or Delhi official will use a red beacon on their cars. Neither will they live in big bungalows nor take any special security.

2. Passing of the Janlokpal Bill, the same version for which Anna Hazare held fasts.

3. People will take decision directly in ‘mohalla sabhas’, which will be held in every locality and colony.

4. The AAP demanded complete statehood status for Delhi. Central government’s hold on DDA and Police should end.

5. The party also demanded a special audit of all electricity companies in the national capital from the time these were privatised. The companies that refuse to participate, their licenses should be cancelled.

6. Electricity meters should be checked.

7. There is 220 litres of water available for every person daily. Where is it?.

8. AAP wants unauthorised colonies should be regularised. Thirty percent of Delhi’s population lives in such colonies and these should be regularised.

9. The party demnded to know if the Congress and the BJP will support its decision to give clean and affordable ‘pakka houses’ (built up houses) to those living in slums.

10. It also sought their support to give regular jobs to those working on contractual basis.

11. It wants to give infrastructural facilities like roads, electricity, water and basic facilities to the ordinary trader.

12. AAP said it is against FDI in retail.

13. The party wants to provide facilities and subsidies to farmers in the villages in the national capital.

14. The party also demanded to know the Congress and BJP’s stand on opening 500 government schools, stopping donations in private schools and making the fee system transparent.

15. The party said it wanted to open new government hospitals with better facilities.

16. It also wants to have special security units for women and wants all harassment cases to be tackled within three months.

17. It wanted to set up enough courts and appoint judges so that all cases are dealt with within six months.

18. The AAP wanted to know whether the municipal corporations of Delhi will support them on these issues.

Technopoly + technocracy = Idiocracy

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I am not trying to make fun of us rather trying to bring some of the implications due to techno-poly and technocracy. I don’t know but I can sense people are becoming lazy, and as a result conglomerates basically focusing on making things easier for the customer, or this can be stated other way around, conglomerates are making people lazy. I am still looking for a definition for “idea”, is it something which gives you profit at the cost of laziness? I am not sure…

More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities–and that is increasing. “By 2030, the towns and cities of the developing world will make up 80% of urban humanity and by 2050, seven out of every 10 people will be a city dweller.” – Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM‘s Top Scientist Does. (http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023514/futurist-forum/do-you-know-what-life-will-be-like-in-5-years-ibms-top-scientist-does#1)

Is it good that you make development and move to cities, and seek highlands for holiday? and later dream of building a house on highlands to stay when you retire? I don’t have any specific data on this but I am sure there are people dreaming for something like this. And, I really don’t understand if you can accommodate 7 out of 10 people in cities, who will join military and who will have interest in agriculture?

In a country like India, we have more mobile phones than sanitary toilets. Sometimes satisfaction is just about feeling superior to another and being contemporarily compatible with one another.

Democratization of misfortune:
New Things endlessly destroying the old ones, and another thing is copying – Bairoch offers some example of how easily European countries could copy English inventions. Example,simply by hiring a brother of the great English metallurgist Wilkinson, the French were able to reproduce an English steel factory. Around 1770 a ‘spinning jenny” weaving machine was smuggled into France, and again a single element introduced mechanization to french industry. In 1823 Marc Segium imported two English locomotives, which he set up in the middle of a workshop so that they could be scrupulously imitated (and later improved upon).

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Big Data in SRK’s Chennai Express

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Big data in movie industry has proven to be effective since Shah Rukh Khan-starer Chennai Express, one of the biggest Bollywood grossers on 2013, used Big Data & Analytics solutions by IT services firm Persistent Systems to drive social media and digital marketing campaigns.

“Shah Rukh Khan and the success of Chennai Express have proved that social media is the channel of the future and that it presents unique opportunities to marketers and brands, at an unbeatable ROI (return on investment),” Persistent Systems CEO (eMee & Business Head) Siddhesh Bhobe said.

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