DO NOT eat raw eggs ....

When I was 'young' , we used to see the following ad on national television about the egg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEDGw8j6EJs

This ad was institutionalizing the fact that Egg is just great and it does not matter how you eat it. Later I read more about it and I must say that one should understand the constitution of egg to know the fact :
Egg has 2 following main parts :

While part - albumen :
...................approximately 15 Calories
...................Majority of the protein (100 per cent complete in all essential amino acids) content is in the egg white, and since it has just 1% fat; it contributes very little calories to the daily intake. Thus egg whites can be had in multiple numbers daily.


Yellow part - yolk  :
...................approximately 60 Calories
...................A large yolk contains 200+ mg cholesterol ( daily intake of cholesterol is 300 mg)
...................contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients BUT ALSO 90% fat as well....so decide

Don't : Eating raw egg is not good as protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice as absorbable as the protein from raw eggs.Cooking eliminates the direct threat of Salmonella contamination.Cooked eggs are also easier to digest.

Bible for social entrepreneurship


This is the book which I started reading few months ago....more to come later

Kind of unknown facts about Indian Law

A dear advocate friend of mine , recently told me about the following which I was not aware of ...
  • About two-thirds of our laws have not been used in independent India.
  • About 10% them can be scrapped right away.
  • And most of the 10 % in use currently have so many obsolete and conflicting provisions.
  • The oldest law in the country has been in operation for over a century and half. The one sentence 1836 Bengal District Act empowers the Bengal government to create as many zillas as it wants. The Act still exists.
  • Under the Indian Sarais Act, 1867, it is a punishable offence for ‘inn-keepers’ not to offer free drinking water to passer-by.
  • Only about 40 per cent of our laws are in regular use. Independent India has till now found no conceivable use for the rest.
  • While India badly needs efficient laws, the time spent by the law-making body on the job is unbelievably little.
  • Parliament spends less than 0.6 per cent of a Lok Sabha day on law-making.

BJP Boss : Austerity for others royalty for us

What a leader N. Gadkari is :
1. Talks about austerity in public and political life.Goto RSS camps.
2. Spends millions on only son's wedding.

I guess he is going to say that this is his personal money i.e money that his family members and he own. Yes off course nobody has right to ask a question about PERSONAL MONEY but as head of family who is head of a no. 2 nationalistic party in India, does this shows a correct moral behaviour?

I think now onwards he has lost all the right to preach others to follow some standards in public life...He should be ashamed of himself and BJP too shares this with him.

Another epitome of Indian spirit...


I would like to tell myself a story of another Indian guy....I will disclose his name later so here it goes...

This Guy was born in the same year as me and but 2 days earlier than my loving daughter. His birth was also celebrated with the highest of hopes for his future(very common in India to have big function when a boy child is born). At younger age he was kind of failed in medical terms as he had severe Asthma,Rheumatoid and 60 % lung damage causing chances of his immune system failure.
His parents looked at the positive(?) side and believed that these terrible early difficulties would only make his success all the more blessed and honourable.He was expected to excel in his studies, to set an example for his younger brother and sisters.Like any other Indian child this guy was also in under tremendous pressure to become highly qualified like his scientist father but he could not find regular studies interesting enough for him and thus he became shame and disappointment for family.

As he was growing day by day , he was finding no fulfillment in life and becoming depressed and at one point of time when he was 16, he thought of one solution - SUICIDE. But he could not do it( as God did not want this). After this his mother ( like any other convinced him to attend a youth retreat as she had desired and there began his journey towards new life.

At this point of time , He got a different direction-GOD.His intellect/heart/brain says that God spoke to him "even though you have BEEN USELESS ALL YOUR LIFE, I NEED YOU NOW AND I CAN MAKE YOU A NEW CREATION.". I personally think that his faith and cirumstances made him to believe in God and led to a fresh start! A new birth! That was all it took to bring about a complete transformation in this lost and hurting young man. He started taking interest in something which fascinated him since childhood- MUSIC. He excelled in Music in very short period of time also invented few variations of Guitars.And now he is most travelled Indian musician in the world. But his humbleness and struggle made him true messenger of GOD and so wherever he goes he says that he is what he is because of 'God' and tell his personal story asking them to have faith in GOD.
Is there anything else one can ask from God....Thank you God for taking people to positive side of life. This Guy is Dr. Benny Prasad Kandukuri.

Telenor supported by Asia

Now a days I am reading and hearing a lot of  news about Telenor doing good in Asian market so I just want to mention the following .....

Example- 1: While Uninor is taking leap in India and so Telenor is earning profit from Indian market.On the other side another Telenor is returning the favour by awarding Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) of India a big, multi-year fixed bid contract(for 3 years) to modernise its IT systems in Norway.Financial details weren’t disclosed, but under the contract, TCS will help Telenor Norway with application maintenance and development services and work with the company to update its application portfolio across fixed, mobile, data warehouse and accounting system domains(called DUPLO).This way Indians have important role in Telenor.

Example- 2: Telenor chose Huawei of China to overhaul its Norwegian mobile network infrastructure ahead of European rivals such as Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks( 6 year contract ).

Not only this Telenor Key partner(another Telenor group company ) - is primarily supported by Pakistan and Bangladesh. It delivers shared services such as finance, HR, procurement, and Telenor's global intranet for Telenor.

All above examples show the scale of competitive challenge facing the developed world as China,India  and Pakistan climb the economic value chain.

आंदोलन की कामयाबी

किसी भी आंदोलन की कामयाबी के लिए तीन चीजें आवश्यक होती हैं।
  • एक, नेतृत्व की साख। 
  • दो, आंदोलन का संगठन और 
  • तीन, आंदोलन के संदेश को जन-जन तक पहुंचाने का सशक्त माध्यम।

John Sculley - An impressive and realistic CEO

During an interview John Sculley - CEO of Pepsico (1977–1983) said following statements :

Difference between good manager and great managers :
JS: Really great managers want to turn one-off projects into as much of a routine process as they can. I am a project-centric leader( or good manager). I like to work on projects and solve tough problems. Whereas a really great manager will say, "How do we replicate the processes so that when a problem comes up like this again we can routinely solve it?"

JS : One of my first principles is, I only do business with friends. An the first steps of business is Trusting people.Once we are able to trust people and friendship is an outcome of that trust.

Telenor way of working in INDIA


Yesterday was the Capital Markets Day 2010 at fornebu,Oslo where Telenor's Head of Asia, Sigve Brekke, very adeptly fielded an onslaught of analyst questions on Telenor’s reasons for continuing to do business in India. The crowd of media and analyst listened with rapt attention, waiting for Telenor’s justifications for believing it can succeed amidst such fierce competition and multiple barriers. But according to Sigve, Capital Markets Day wasn’t about convincing these analysts that Telenor was right. His goal for the day was simply to inform analysts where we’re at and what we’re doing in India.

He said some of the very key and important points about India :
- Short term goals are important to achieve than talking about the long term planning.
- Meeting People and understanding their expectations is better than making descision with top executives only.
- Indians need details and then they work hard(hectic) to achieve target.


Sigve agreed to sit down with WoW to share a few of his thoughts on Uninor and how Telenor plans to succeed.

Q: Why wasn’t it important to “convince” the analysts today?
Sigve:
Today was not about convincing all the analysts that they were wrong, but rather to tell them what we are doing. Convincing is something that takes time, delivering the figures month after month for a long time to come. We will continue to hear the skepticism, as we heard with all of our other business units. What do you think they said about Grameenphone 13 years ago? It’ll be the same comments and questions until we start delivering.

Q: Why is Uninor such a unique challenge, in comparison with all the other challenges that Telenor has faced over the years?
Sigve:
First of all, it’s much bigger. Setting up an operation in such a huge country is something that we’ve never done before. Also, the business model is quite different. We are outsourcing more than we have done in the past, transitioning into more of a sales and marketing machine rather than a traditional telecom operator, which is unique. Lastly, we are seeing much more pressure from the shareholders, the market and the media. We have started new operations before where we have quietly built things up, quietly adjusted mistakes. This is different.

Q: Have shareholders ever been so openly critical of a decision that Telenor has made before?
Sigve:
No. They are really following us on a daily basis. For example, when we entered Pakistan, we had two to three years to get our act together and update the board and the shareholders. In India, we are in focus every day, so the attention from the outside world is much greater…even within India.

Q: What are people in India saying about Uninor?
Sigve:
In India we are the newcomer. But we are an interesting newcomer. We are a newcomer that is there to stay. It’s Telenor’s global presence and the power of the Telenor Group that makes Uninor interesting. This is quite different from what we have seen in the past. Most of the attention we get from competitors, the media and the government is the result of Telenor’s well-known global success moving into India.

Q: Most people have heard the stories of how you spend most of your time traveling throughout India and talking to people on the street. What do you gain from these experiences?
Sigve:
Meeting the people on the streets is the way I do my job. The Indian market is so competitive that you can’t wait for market analysis; you need to literally have your fingers in the market at all times in order to react quickly enough.

I’m also out with the people to encourage other employees within Uninor to do the same, making us a true marketing organization.

Finally, it’s also about building our brand. In most Asian markets, the average person never meets the top executive, they only read about him or her in the newspapers. But meeting with partners, retailers and customers really makes a difference.



Q: Does this street-level method of working really help you focus on key issues?
Sigve:
Yes. In India it’s really your ability to pinpoint and fix the smaller issues that makes you a successful company. Things happen so fast in this market and if you only focus on the bigger issues, you may lose out. This way of working is not unique to Uninor. All of Telenor’s Asian operations are working in the same way.

Q: Why is it so important to set such short-term goals in India, rather than focusing on the bigger picture?
Sigve:
You need to set very, very short-term goals and very, very short-term measurements. These measurements are broken down on a daily basis. That means daily monitoring of our progress for the day, looking at how we did, how many subscribers we gained. Then we have “war rooms” every afternoon to look at our problems and get them fixed.

Q: How are the Uninor employees reacting to this very reactive style of doing business?
Sigve:
In Asia, employees are really used to this style. They are used to being driven by details and they are familiar with hectic work situations.

Q: What are the three things that you’d like employees to take away from today, regarding Telenor’s status in India?
Sigve:
First, Telenor is not going to give up India. This is what Telenor’s soul is all about, working in emerging markets and dealing with this kind of daily competition. We have been doing this for 15 years, in 12 other operations already. India is just number 13. We will be long-term. We will not give up.

Secondly, it’s all about delivering results. The only way we can convince the skeptics is to show them results. We cannot convince them with future stories and future targets. Rather, we must show them step-by-step that we are getting there.

Finally, our business is all about people. People are the reason behind our competitive attitude, behind our attacker mindset. They drive our customer focus. We focus on people, and this is our competitive advantage.

Missing teachers may be the weakest link in emerging India's unfolding story.



Indians are known for their eductaion in the whole world and India 's best education is because of its teachers. It is so unfortunate to know that India is short of 1.2 million teachers; 42 million children aged between 6-14 do not go to school; roughly 16% of all villages do not have primary schooling facilities and 17% schools have just one teacher. UP doesn't have a single teacher in more than 1,000 primary schools and roughly 15% teaching posts lie vacant in schools across Maharashtra. This figure rises to 42% in Jharkhand. Only Kerala , with an average of six teachers per primary school, is the exception to the rule.


The big picture is bleak. India's average student to teacher ratio is 1:42, a high figure by international standards.

In Bihar, the ratio is as high as 1:83. Though student enrolment has gone up in recent years, the dropout rate has kept pace. In 2005, PM Vajpayee said that he was pained to note that "only 47 out of 100 children enrolled in class I reach class VIII, putting the dropout rate at 52.79 %." He blamed the "unacceptably high" rate on "lack of adequate facilities and large-scale absenteeism of teachers." In five years, this hasn't changed. The reason — lack of qualified teachers — remains unchanged as well.

But, some experts are hopeful of change. "The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has supported recruitment of more than 12 lakh teachers in the states. Out of those more than 10.5 lakh teachers have already been recruited. However, due to inadequate rationalisation of teachers , many teachers prefer to work in urban areas. Hence there is a shortage of teachers in rural areas ," says Urmila Sarkar, chief of education, Unicef.


There are other problems too. "The pupil-teacher ratio remains high in rural areas. This becomes acute in far flung areas where the basic facilities are not available for the teachers to stay in with families. Also there are issues related to absenteeism of teachers which affects the quality of teaching learning processes. However with the notification of the the Right of Education Act RTE), the scenario is expected to change in a good way in the rural areas," says the Unicef expert.


But, India's missing teachers are a problem considering the government faces the challenge of implementing the RTE Act, "Across the world, the best minds opt for teaching profession but this is not happening in India. So we need to give them more incentives ," says the minister.


Missing teachers are a a big problem. But poorly-trained teachers could be an even bigger one. At a recent Technology, Entertainment and Design global conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates emphasized the importance of a good teacher. "How much variation is there between teachers, the very best and the bottom quartile. How much variation is there within a school or between schools? And the answer is that these variations are absolutely unbelievable. A top quartile teacher will increase the performance of their class – based on test scores — by 10% in a single year," he said.


Gates was, of course, speaking of the US. But there are lessons for India. The government has just begun the process of filling 1.2 million teaching vacancies and promised it will spend Rs 2,31,000 crore on education in the next five years. It may be a while before any of this shows results. Till then, its missing teachers may be the weakest link in emerging India's unfolding story.

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Manmohan singh : Second inning is 2nd class inning



2004 :

- Learner PM and newbie for high-level politics.
- Government was critically dependent on the left and a motley group of small parties like SP and RJD etc.

2009 :
- Experienced PM in polictics of coalition.
- Mandate was clearly for a more stable coalition, with the UPA no longer in need of weekly life support from any of its coalition partners.

Examples of Failures...
1. Kashmir : The same old crisis has festered since June-2010, yet it took over two months before the prime minister publicly intervened. He reiterated the same : a promise of jobs and another committee.
2. Naxal challenge : Chidambaram and Government's stand ranges from uncertain to chaotic.
3. An IITian and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh :
- fights with another minsiter Praful Patel over the (much-needed) second airport in Mumbai, PM appears unwilling to exercise veto power.
4. A Raja( C& IT minister) : has serious allegations of corruption, PM doesn't appear in any hurry to seek an explanation or effect a ministerial reshuffle.
5. Sharad Pawar(Agri. Minister) : Whole india cries for food grain and price rise. He shows little urgency in enforcing accountability.
6. Sports Minister(Gill) : is not able to organize the Commonwealth Games without any issue and controvercy.
7. Railway Minister (Mamta di) :Mamta gives virtual support to the Maoists and stays in cabinet. Railways are not getting her time as she is more interested in state politics.
8. SM Krishna(Foreign minister) : is not able to handle the pressure in pakistan and sit just red-faced when Qureshi taunt the Indian foreign policy establishment.

Wah UStad Wah....

Obama is a double standard politician :
  • one side he talks that US and India are natural ally .......
  • Other side he says "Jobs will not go to India,China...."
Now question is how much India or china is affected by his second statement:
China sells products and almost all US product companies like Nike,IBM,Walmart...etc uses china's products to cut down the manufacturing cost......so the jobs will not go to China but orders will definitely go to china....
But what about India - Software service Jar of the world ; Are we equally affected by Obama's statement as China ----No not at all :
US knows that Indian software companies are benefitted by BRAIN and Hardwork of indians so they are putting strange taxes and fees to curb the margin. US is trying its best to retain the Indian hard-work profit as much as possible in US.
Totalisation Agreement :
India has signed this agreement with US. This is killing agreement for many of us indian...as per this ...Indian professionals who go on a short-term visa to the US are also required to pay social security taxes that come to an average of 22% of their salary.Once they come back to India they do not get any refund or benefit. Note : A person becomes entitled to the benefit of US social security system after paying taxes for atleast 10 years.
As per NASSCOM , the Indian professionals in US contribute $300 million/year as social security taxes without getting any benefits. As rough estimate Indian companies give $1 billion/year to the US government in the form of social security, with no benefit or prospect of refund.
H1B and L Visa Fee Hike:
US knows that around 12% of VISAs issued every year go to Indians IT pros., so on 5-aug-2010, US Senate increased application fees for H1 B and L visas to earn extra $600 million/year.The Senate measure increases the visa fee to $2,000 per application. As pere NASSCOM this increase would cost Indian firms $200 million extra a year.

So rules/taxes/laws like these are :
1. discriminatory in nature.
2. Don't create an open competitive market(like US wants India to be).

and on the other hands US wants that India should not only open its market but also give benefits to companies like Mcdonald,GE,Pepsi,Coke,Walmart......

Jai Ho Manmohan ji ki...............



10 special movies...

Any guess why following movies are special ....

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Psycho (1960)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Saw (2004)
Fight Club (1999)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Others (2001)
Se7en (1995)
Planet of the Apes (1968)

How to make super healthy Indian Tea Masala

After arriving to Norway, I always missed the real Indian Tea, that my Mom cooks at home.Here majority of people drinks coffee and people who drink tea just use the teabags which are high quality product but with low quality taste ( as compare to Indian masala tea). This panicked me and ultimately on my one of the previous india visit , I asked my Mom to make some masala powder and also let me know the secret ingredients. She agreed and since then I share the following recipe with anyone who says 'I am missing Indian Tea in Norway'. This Tea powder is not only good for taste but also has many natural ingredients that keep the throat healthy and adds value to health along with taste.So here is how My mom makes this :

Preparation for 600 gm Tea Masala :

Ingredients


Mix all the above ingredients in in grinder. Keeps in airpacked jar ( to avoid the flavour to go out). Boil the water with tea Masala+Shugar+TeaBag(s) and boil it , take the teabag(s) away and put the milk and enjoy the real Indian tea.

Note : For best results and health , please do not boil the milk, boil he tea but add milk later to tea just before drinking. This gives best health result.
or
Completely avoid the milk in tea( I tried and it worked for me

(When tea is taken with milk, theaflavins and thearubigins form complexes with the milk protein, which causes them to precipitate.It means that we don't get the health benefit from
these compounds nor from milk protein. Therefore, it is always advised to take tea without milk.)

Population Facts

India : 1.19 billion ( in 2050 1.61 billion )
China : 1.34 billion ( in 2050 1.41 billion )
America : 300 million
Pakistan : 180 million
Uttar Pradesh : 180 million (same as Brazil)
New Delhi : 16 million
- 37.2% people living beloe poverty line
+

- By 2030 we will be able to beat China.
- After 2045 , rate of birth= rate of death

Population

Cost of Living in New Delhi in 2011

Today , me and a friend of mine were discussing the cost of living in Delhi and then during our discussions we calculated his cost of living in New Delhi :

Ps !! It May sound high/low but this is upto the individual- what kind of lifestyle he/she needs.3 BHK Apartment : 49 K
----------------------------
Total price = 80 Lac
Down payment = 40 Lac ( so 40Lac will be financed )
EMI - 40K ( per lac - 1K )
Electricity - 5000 ( 4 rs/unit )
Society charges - 1500
maid service - 1000
water - 1500

Cost of Education for Kid : 6K ( 6000 - including transport )
Groceries : 8K
Misc. Shopping : 3K
Communications : 2.2K
---------------------------
DTH : 400
Internet : 800
Mobile : 1000

Petrol Prices : 2K ( 2000 Rs...400 KM....30 Litres)
Eating Out : 2K
Vacations : 2K

So finally ,
Total app. monthly expenses : 49+6+8+3+2.2+2+2+2 = 75 K

We also discussed the one time settlement cost :
Samsung washing machine ---29,990
Hitachi A/c - 2 ton - 36000  ----72000 ( 2 piece )
Whirlpool fridge - 405 lt -------32000
Sony Home theater  ------------ 32000
LED TV ---------------------------40,000
RO System ------------------------16000
Vacuum cleaner ------------------6000
Microwave ------------------------15000
Inalsa food processor -----------5700
Double Bed -----------------------20000
Dining Table ---------------------22000
Sofa --------------------------------35000
TV table --------------------------12000
wardrobe -------------------------25000
Fans -------------------------------6000( 4 piece)
Total =================3.9 lacs 
Misc expenses ------------------35000
Final one time settlement cost = 4.25 lacs 

Can Obama prove that he really wants(not just talks) India to be on same world plateform ?

I am very convinced that Obama is great leader but when it comes to his administration's India policy then I am not very sure if he wants to India to be among the world leaders(like US ) or just being a good deplomatic leader.He talks very high and nice about India all th time. Just read the following statements :
Obama :
"It's rising power and a responsible global power. That's why I firmly believe that the relationship between the United States and India will be a defining partnership in the 21st century,"
"not because of where India is on a map, but because of what we share and where we can go together,"
"India is indispensable to the future that we seek – a future of security and prosperity for all nations," Obama said, joking, "That's why a third of my Cabinet has already visited India -- not only for the chapatis."
"So when it comes to the sphere of our work -- building a future of greater prosperity, opportunity and security for our people, there is no doubt: I have to go to India. But even more, I am proud to go to India,"
"So when it comes to the sphere of our work -- building a future of greater prosperity, opportunity and security for our people, there is no doubt: I have to go to India. But even more, I am proud to go to India,"

And now his left hand hillary speaks in the same tune....
Hillary :
"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition." "And I love the fact that it's mothers,"

Now my question is :
1. Is India a great ountry ONLY because it has historic past ?
2. Is India a great country ONLY because it has great and famous cuisine?
3. Is India great ONLY because somebody thinks that is rival to China ?

4. Is India great ONLY because it is largest democracy of world ?
5.Is India great ONLY because it is second most populous country ?
6.Is India great ONLY because India is one of the largest contributors of troops to UN-mandated peace-keeping missions.
7.Is India great ONLY because it has not evaded any nation in past ?
10.Is India great ONLY because it has most skilled IT/technology work-force of the world ?

people may say that he is really really serious but then question here is if not so then why not India has permanent seat in UN security council, where the top descision makers(or leaders) are United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, and France. Like OBAMA , all these countries(exept Chinna ), says that India is just 'The Best Ally".........

So how should an Indian know that Obama and company not only talks good but acts good as well. In my opinion permanent seat at US seurity council can be the best measure about their sincerity. Why they are just talk Good and do not act good and give India permanent US security council seat ?

I know that Pakistan and China. Both these countries oppose India’s demand for a permanent seat. But can't Obama handles
- China tactfully using other security council memebers ?
- Pakistan with other kind of pressure ?

If not then above sentences have no meaning.....

Mishandling of issues...can cost lives.

Today, we have witnessed the 2 similar events in India and Pakistan where innocent people are killed by the extremists/terrorists/separists.
  • In India Maoists killed around 80+ people in train sabotage.
  • while in Pakistan Taliban militants attacked masques and killed around 70 people.
As an Indian I am commenting on indian issue.....

One thing is clear people in beaurocracy/politics are not handling the issues with much sincerity and seriousness , as it must be.for example :
1. Chidambaram - is saying it is sabotage by maoists and washing for state govt. to come up positively and strongly.Chidambaram has already confessed that he has a restricted mandate in dealing with Maoists.But his efforts still lack conviction.
2. Mamata is playing another card by not blaming the maoists directly and passed the buck by saying it is blasts ( by state elements ...may be to harm her as minister ????).As state elections are not too far so so became true politician and said - law and order was a state subject and demanded an investigation by a central Government team into the tragedy.
3. State govt(ruled by Left, Mamata's enemy No.1) is saying that railways is Mamta's department so she must take prime responsibility and if anyone else should do more then it is enter who is needed to do more to control the Naxal menace.
Read following 2 statements -
  • CM, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee- "They (Naxals) started from Andhra then came to Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Now they are trying to enter our territory. We are opposing them, politically and administratively opposing them,"
  • CPI Leader,Sitaram Yechury- "The Prime Minister must personally intervene to ensure that there is proper coordination between Railways, its protection force and the security agencies,".

Are above the kind of staements people of India from their politicians ??

State and Central both governments are not ready to understand :
-Naming( these people is not important ...important is to handle them and save the life of innocent citizens and dedicated forces.
- People who follows path of violance to achieve something are not well wishers of humanity. There is no doubt about the fact that top leaders of these organizations are anti-nationalistic and thus must be caught/killed ASAP.These top leaders are the people who uses the humble citizens againts the govt. machinary.
- These people must be handled with top most seriousness and comprehensiveness and so consensus is must.If people like Lalu/Mulayam/Mamta or Left becomes hurdle then handle them with utmost seriousness.

Examples :
Failures
1. Pakistan is not able to handle the extermists inside the pakistan.
Sucess

1. Srilanka an finish the LTTE because they just wanted it.
2. India rooted out the Khalistani extermists in 1990s.

So...we just need one nationwide con
sensus to solve this issue once and for all. Centre and states need to put their heads together and get the basics right. Like :
- motivating people
- arming and beefing up districts administration and thanas at the warfront.

- using the sphisticated technolgy to track/monitor the activities day-night.
- put up NGOs to help the people of affected regions to come to mainstream of life.

we have 2 world's number 1 performers....





He is world no.1
He is world no.1
king of 64 squares
sultan of 22 yards
One plays an indoor game
other sweats in outdoors
His achievements struggles to find some place in page 15
His 200 takes the front page

MAX MANUS - Inspired story

Few days earlier , a was part of expat gathering who got the opportunity to watch MAX MANUS - one of the best norwegian movies. The movie shows with an example - how norwegians took part in Norwegian resistance movement(againts German) during the period of 1940 to 1945.I like the movie because of following :

1. Movie is well directed+written and event sequence keep audience glued till end.
2. Impressive performance by Aksel Hennie as MAX specially in second part of film.
3. Movie tells the story of common citizens of Norway in Norwegian resistance movement in their fight against the Germans at that time.
4. Movie shows that monarchy did not play an active role in resistance movement but just directed from outside of country(which is not common in other wars).
5. Movie shows that even in time of adversities,native norwegians keep calm and cool and use the power/brain strategically rather than passion/anger.In the brutal war many of Manus' friends lost their lives but he did not lose his temper (although he blamed himself for being the one who survived) and waited for 'Right' opportunity.



Question : why there is no mention of Denmark/Danish people in movie ....long time partner(or superior) ?

I would recommend everyone who lives in norway to watch this movie....

Indians believe in different type of club...it is not football club

Some europeans complain that India does not have local sports club like they have football club but ....we do have clubs in India but not football club ( so often ) because for few of us it is more important to be successuful in education(than sports ) as education is our only weapon to rid themselves of poverty and social exploitation....read the following stats...

Name : Ramanujam School of Mathematics
Popular Name : Super 30
City : Patna
Type of org. : Club/project
Founder : Anand Kumar
Start Year : 1992
Objective : To track the talented bunch of students from economically
impoverished sections and hone their skills by providing a conducive environment.
Performance : Since 2003, 182 of a total 210 students have made it to one of the IITs.
2009 result : out of 30 students all selected in IIT i.e 100% result
Method : Club gives full scholarships, including room and travel, to every batch of 30 students. They pass a competitive test just to get into Super 30, and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study each day.



News : Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps economically backward students crack the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been selected by the Time magazine in the list of the Best of Asia 2010.

So..is it same kind of story again..

What these 2 Ministers have common :

Post Hold:
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests
Minister of State for External Affairs.

Education :
-IIT Mechanical engineer and degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
-PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at 22,the youngest in the history of the prestigious institute.

Common Personal traits :
Intelligent,articulate,columnist,writer and upper caste politicians with no mass base.



Guilt:
Guilty of forgetting their constitutional responsibilities as union ministers.

Fault:
-He questioned the home ministry's policies towards China.
-He was undone by the seeming impropriety of having acquired sweat equity for his sweetheart without informing the world.

Price paid:

-He may yet pay the price of his indiscretion by being switched from an environment ministry which has acquired a renewed energy and a forward-looking profile under his leadership.
-He paid for it by being banished from a ministry which could have benefited from his wide experience as a global diplomat.


Solution :
1. Once in politices , think twice (not once) before you speak...because traditional parties like BJP,SP,Left and (may be congress) are just waiting for one issue to prove that YOU ARE INCOMPETENT.
2. Sacrifice your high profile life.No twitter accounts, no page three parties, no ego trips, no dramatic statements,avoid staying in 5-stars for months.
3. Be a low profile leader specially in public life.

Example : Nandan Nilekani- who is now shuffling through data in a government office, with the singular focus of providing the country's citizens with a unique identification card.

Driving License in Norway

License in Norway : In words of a foreign guys who passed the license test :
Here's some details and tips about my experience on the test.
1.  You have to rent a car( you can't use your own) from license school. This vehicle is a special vehicle with pedals in the passenger side and extra mirrors that allow the instructor to keep an eye on you.
2.  When you rent the car, the people renting it will take you on a 1/2 hour driving 'lesson' which includes some details of the driving test and then will give you some tips on how to improve your driving skills.
3.  When you drive, make sure you don't do what I did (on the practice portion).  Don't let your hand ride on the stick as you're driving.  Keep your hands at 10 and 2 except when shifting.
4.  When shifting, be conscious of the RPM (yes, the do look at this). Shift at lower RPM's as this is said to be more eco friendly.  As an engineer, I learned that 4 stroke engines are more efficient at higher RPM's but whatever.
5.  Remind yourself to check the mirrors while on your test.  There are mirrors all over the place in the car so the instructor can see if you are looking into mirrors before you turn etc.
6.  Yield to the right on roads that are not freeways (those little signs that look like square eggs, white on the outside and yellow on the inside).

The Driving test
1.  The instructor met me at the vehicle and we sat inside.  He asked me if I wanted the test in English or Norwegian.  I said I could speak Norwegian but because it was a test environment, I preferred English.
2.  The instructor asked if I wanted to converse during the test or have him just tell me where to go.  Some people apparently like it quiet.  I opted for the conversation.
3.  The instructor let me select from a small stack of cards three questions at random.  The questions were about the performance of the vehicle.Basically, I had to know that I should look in the owners manual to find loads and stuff.  And then he asked me a general question about what happens if you overload the vehicle.  (During your practice run, make sure to ask about where to find the owners manual, where the spare tire is and general information about the car).
4.  The first part of the test was driving in the country.
5.  When conversing with the proctor, I would suggest talking about the positives experiences you have had in Norway rather than negative experiences like why gas costs so much, there's no Starbucks except at the airport, and you miss Mexican Food. 
6.  You will have to back the vehicle into a parking spot, once during the test, and once when you park at the test center.
7.  Verify with the car rental place the speed in areas that don't have signs.  I always forget but I think in the country the max speed is 80 and in the city it's 50 unless posted but I forget!
8.  You will have to go on the freeway at some point.  Whatever you do, don't roll down the window and tell someone off for cutting you off.


How long : Driving Test can lasts about an hour and I ended up driving from Risløkka to almost Lillestrom on my exam, lots of highway driving and roundabouts.
They aren't fussy about trivia like the UK test (i.e., failing you for not doing the stupid hand-brake thing at every and all stoplights) but simply want to see that you drive safely.  Don't stress, but don't drive like you would on the 405 either.just try to take Test before winter as sometimes in winter it takes more time ( eg. 2 hours).


Pricing :
Total price : car rental = 1900 to 2100 kroners( or more)
Test Fee = 600 ( 1 hr practice with car with rental company )
License  = 260 kroner for license.

PLUS: if you take any medical prescription, no matter how stupid or trivial it is, you have to attach a doctor's examination with the form, and that
exam costs extra. Mine involved blood and lab work, and I only take a prescription-strength heartburn medicine.  You'll also need something from an eye doctor if you wear glasses, but SpecSavers in town did that form for free.Total figure about 4000 in total.  It's better than the 30k you would need to start from scratch. 

When she forgot to sleep for days..

This is story of an Indian girl.....
Name : Sandeep Kaur
Age : 29 year
Father : Ranjit Singh(work as peon in revenue department)
Town : Morinda,Punjab(

Sheer hard work and inspiration from an old TV serial have helped her to crack the tough civil services exam,2009 and attained 138th rank in the open merit list of the All India Civil Services Examination.

"I am proud to be a peon's daughter and I want my father to complete his service with full dignity. I owe my success to my parents and god. Despite meagre resources, my father provided the best facilities to me," Sandeep told IANS.

"I was very motivated after seeing the serial 'Udaan', the tale of a lower middle class girl who became an Indian Police Service officer."

While recounting her difficult days, Sandeep, a civil engineer, said: "After completing my engineering, I first wanted to do a job to become economically independent before starting preparations for IAS. But for two continuous years, I did not find any job, as there were very few opportunities for girls in the civil engineering sector.

"There was nobody to guide me and we did not have enough money to pay the hefty fees of coaching classes. Therefore, I made the first two attempts (2005 and 2006) without taking any formal coaching," she pointed out.

Thereafter, her father took a bank loan to fund the cost of coaching institutes. She took coaching at Chandigarh, Patiala and New Delhi.

Despite her engineering background, she meticulously chose the subjects of sociology and Punjabi literature. In 2007, she missed the main exam by a whisker. She got 933 marks whereas the cut-off was 936.

"My extended family also supported me during the preparations. Every day at 4 a.m. my cousin went to Kharar town (around 10 km from here), to bring a copy of Hindu newspaper as we did not get it here.

"I have given preference to the Punjab cadre. I would certainly work against female foeticide and for the uplift of girls in the state," said Sandeep.

Since the declaration of results last week, Sandeep's house has been abuzz with media persons. Her family members are upbeat.

"We are from a small town of Punjab with very few resources but still my daughter has successfully cleared one of the most difficult exams of the country. The whole town is proud of her and I cannot express my feelings in words," a proud Amarjit Kaur, Sandeep's mother, told IANS.

"I wanted her to become an IAS officer since she was in Class 8 and now she has fulfilled my dream. It was certainly not an easy path and it was a journey full of disappointments and countless hiccups. But her strong determination helped her sail all the way," she said.

Gurpreet Singh, Sandeep's brother who is studying law, told IANS: "This time Sandeep was desperate to clear the exam as last time she had missed it by just three marks. During the prelims she studied for 18 hours and for the mains she increased it to over 20 hours. She had actually forgotten to sleep in pursuit of her dream.

"But my sister is still the same person. Reporters of many channels are coming to our house to interview her but she is very shy and afraid of facing the camera." he said.

Gurpreet now wants to crack the exam himself. "I will also start preparing for this exam under my sister's guidance."

Can we beat diseases with a better diet...I think so.

AS we move on in life , we brace more and more diseases like Osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer, diabetes and not but not least-a weak heart disease...
We think that taking right medicine will be the only thing which can solve our problem...But But But....right nutrition can also play an important role not only in prevention but also plays a pivotal part in speedy recovery as well.

Diet in Cardiac Diseases

The best diet for a healthy heart is a diet low in fatty and sugary foods and rich in fruits and vegetables which are quick foods that require little or no preparation time. They are loaded with important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fiber and disease fighting antioxidants.

Unsaturated oils (refined oils) help maintain blood cholesterol levels if consumed in recommended quantities. Thus it is advisable to use only 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil per day and a variety of refined oils should be taken. Select one from each group for your daily cooking purpose. Ratio of both oils should be 1:1. It is advised to use oil from Group A for 15 days and oil from Group B for 15 days or lunch with oil from Group A and dinner with oil from Group B.

Group A: Sunflower / safflower/ corn / soybean
Group B: Mustard / groundnut / olive/ rice bran

High fiber food items like whole cereals [whole wheat flour ( atta ), wheat bran, whole wheat bread, bajra , jowar , oats], whole pulses ( dals with skin, rajmah , chola, kala chana, chowli etc.), leafy vegetables, salad vegetables and whole fruits are recommended.

Good quality protein like egg white, soy, fish chicken and dairy protein (toned/ skimmed cow's milk and milk products like curds and paneer prepared with cow’s toned milk) is recommended. Oily fish like ravas (salmon), herring, bangda (mackerel), tuna , tarli (oil sardine) and nuts like almonds and walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and found to be beneficial for heart. All these food items are advised in recommended quantities.

It is advised to avoid fatty meats like ham, bacon, yolk of egg, red meat, organ meat, shrimps, lobster, prawns, etc as well as alcohol, aerated drinks, squashes, fruit juices (lack fiber), canned, tinned, processed and preserved foods e.g. tinned fruits, sauces, processed cheese.

Diet for Hypertension

A vegetarian's diet contains more potassium, complex carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C all of which may have a favourable influence on blood pressure. It can be a great benefit to start lowering your blood pressure naturally.

Calcium: Consume skim / toned milk and milk products (curds and paneer). This milk is low in fat, but very high in Vitamin D and calcium, both of which are known to combat high blood pressure. Calcium can also be found in fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel), nuts, sunflower seeds (unsalted) and green leafy vegetables (beetroot leaves, turnip greens, arbi leaves, chowlai , methi leaves, cauliflower greens, celery leaves, parsley, mint, curry leaves, drum stick leaves and radish leaves). Cereals like ragi (nachni) and whole pulses like kala chana and rajmah , soybean and tofu are also rich in calcium. Spices include hing , ajwain , khas khas , black pepper ( kali mirch ), cumin seeds ( zeera ), coriander ( dhania ), cloves ( laung ) and mustard seeds ( sarson ).

Magnesium: Magnesium rich foods such as pulses and legumes and dark green leafy vegetables are an excellent way to lower blood pressure. Other good sources of magnesium are almonds, walnuts, coriander seeds (dhania ), cumin seeds ( zeera ), ginger, turmeric, plums and mango figs, whole grains, soy products, broccoli, oysters and mackerel. Magnesium has the effect of relaxing the blood vessels which allows the blood to flow easier.

Potassium:
Restricting sodium (salt) intake to lower blood pressure appears to work better if accompanied by increasing potassium. Pulses and legumes, soybeans and cereals like bajra , jowar , ragi (nachni), whole wheat flour ( atta ) are good sources of potassium. Spices rich in potassium include coriander seeds ( dhania ), cumin seeds ( zeera ) and methi seeds. Vegetables like potato, sweet potato, yam ( suran ), tomatoes, karela , brinjal, drumstick, green papaya and dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, sarson ka saag , chowlai and coriander leaves are high in potassium. Potassium rich fruits include sweet lime, apricots, amla, bael, cherries, lemon, mango, muskmelon, watermelon, peaches, plums and seetaphal. Coconut water and vegetable soups are also rich in potassium.

Vitamin C:
It seems to expand blood vessels and constricted arteries, consequently helping to lower blood pressure. Vitamin C rich foods include strawberries, lime, sweet lime ( mausambi) , orange, guava ( peru ), amla, radish ( muli ) leaves, fenugreek leaves ( methi ), coriander ( dhania ), cabbage, capsicum, green chillies, cauliflower and bitter gourd ( karela ).

Research also shows that eating foods high in fiber, such as oat bran, fruits, and vegetables can significantly reduce high blood pressure, and even improve blood pressure in healthy individuals. Omega-3 fats, typically found in oily fish, garlic and flax seeds are known to have a lowering effect on blood pressure.

Avoid foods like pickles, papads and salted chutneys, biscuits and namkeens, all sauces and soy sauce, cheese, salted butter, margarine, mayonnaise, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ajinomoto, breads, cakes, pastries, cornflakes, salted chips, nuts, popcorns, bacon, ham, sausages, malted beverages, boost, bournvita, preserved foods and canned foods.

How much we should (technically/theoritically) eat ?

Goto website http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
Enter you height,weight and Exercise level and get the calorie intake in 3 categories.
eg;
Maintenance <----> To Fat Loss.
1879 Calories/day <----> 1503 Calories/day
Once you have figured out your ideal daily calorie intake, you can go further,
and convert this into grams of food.
How : when you have the result displayed then then CLick on the option nutrient calculator.

Give us reason....We give you performance

KOLKATE: The CPM's hartal on Tuesday turned into Moin Khan's marathon. Soaked in sweat, the fiftyish handrickshaw-puller ran 18 km from Sealdah station to the airport, hauling a load of over 150 kg two passengers and 40 kg of luggage in the summer heat.

He wasn't alone. His friends Asman Ansari, the youngest at 50, and Sheikh Nurul Hassan, the oldest at 65, trotted the same distance, carrying four other Mumbaikars. It was the longest any of them had gone. And the first time anyone at the airport had seen handrickshaws dropping off fliers.

For their toil, Khan, Ansari and Hassan got Rs 500 each three times more than they make in a day.

Khan was doing a round of Sealdah station at 8am, looking for stranded passengers who would travel to nearby localities, when a group of six tourists approached him and asked if he could take them to the airport. Khan was taken aback. No one had asked him this before (and he has seen many a bandh in the

30 years as a rickshawpuller). He hesitated. The distance was too much. The sun was getting hotter. He had seen many of his friends collapse from heat stroke this season.

But what if he pulled it off? He turned back to the group. "I saw a chance of making some money on a lean day. I told them they would need three rickshaws and asked if they were ready to shell out Rs 500 for each," said Khan. The Mumbaikars readily agreed.

"We had a wonderful vacation in Darjeeling. We knew about the hartal but we had no idea that it would be total shutdown. So, we got a little panicky when we found there was no transport outside the station to take us to the airport. There was not even a government bus to be seen," said tax consultant Abhay Kulkarani, who was vacationing with his wife Rajlaskmi and some colleagues.

The group of 35 had arrived at Sealdah station in the morning by Darjeeling Mail. Only six of them were adventurous enough to take the long rickshaw ride. As soon as the tourists agreed to pay

the amount, Khan called Ansari and Hassan. With a last swig of water and a tinkle of the bells, the trio set off at 8.30 am, hauling between them nearly 500 kg.

"Thankfully, it had rained last night and it was quite breezy in the morning," said Ansari. "Otherwise, this heat drains the life out of you." The three quick-marched at a steady 150 steps a minute. They had a free run of the deserted road, passing flag-waving bandh enforcers on the way, but no one bothered to stop them.

As for the tourists, they had a rare view of Kolkata without its maddening traffic and choking pollution. "We had a lovely ride on the empty road. I was a little worried about the rickshawpullers because of the distance. We asked them to ferry us at a speed comfortable to them," said Rajlaskmi.

The Mumbaikars had only heard of hand-pulled rickshaws and seen them in the iconic Do Bigha Zamin' and City of Joy'. "We had heard about this mode of transport that plies only in Kolkata. We had a wonderful time in Darjeeling and the end of the journey was just as memorable," said Sachin Bhisi.

The rickshaw convoy pulled into the airport at 10.40am, two and a half hours later. The few passengers and employees that were at the airport departure terminal stared in amazement.

"We don't know where time flew," said the tourists. Khan and his friends did. Panting, but grinning at their adventure and the crisp notes in their grimy money bags the trio ran off, this time to shuttle between VIP Road and the airport to make some more money.

"This is the highest fare a single trip has ever fetched me. Our average earning a day is just about Rs 150. Now, it will really make my day if I get some passengers on my way back to Sealdah," said Ansari, smiling from ear to ear.

Nice Quote

A train station is where a train stops. A bus station is where a bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

Rajesh Singh : Another Social High performer

While I was going thru my daily dose of Indian News I found the following inspiring news and just cust and paste it , so that I can take lessions from it and share it with others who are like me :
This is story of one of the different kind of guy from Bhubaneswar(Orissa) who did not want to join the MNC to go abroad or earn millions. In my opinion this is social high performance:
1. He is true 'Value Creater'
2. He is dedicated 'People Developer'
3. He is intelligent 'Business Operator'

Stats :
Age : 29 years
Resident : Jharkhand's Sahebganj district
Education :mechanical engineering diploma holder
Parents : Father is a teacher and mother an employee in an insurance company.
Year 2000: Rajesh Singh dropped out of his engineering(National Institute of Technology,formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Orissa) course after seeing the plight of orphan children at the platform and decided to educate them and bring their careers on track."I had always wanted to do something for children. Moved by the plight of children at the platform, I had to make a hard choice whether to go for my engineering degree or teach orphan children and help them achieve their dreams. I decided on the latter," Singh told IANS.

Acievements :
# : In the last decade, he has helped educate more than 150 orphaned and underprivileged children. He has also set a target to make engineers out of 100 orphan children in this part of eastern India.
# : Now Singh has built a small four-room school and orphanage named New Hope near the Rourkela railway station where he stays with a dozen other orphans. This year he is grooming half a dozen children for the Navoday Vidyalaya entrance test at his orphanage.
# : Singh also teaches preparatory classes for competitive exams and spoken English, taking a bit of money from local students to sustain himself.

History :
He used to enjoy teaching underprivileged children right from childhood. And for him it was also a way to divert his attention from family problems."Teaching children was a way to keep myself diverted from family problems as there were some differences between my parents," Singh said. But when he decided to shape the career of orphan children he faced stiff resistance from his parents and society.

The eldest of four children, he was literally disowned by his parents for the next five years. He said they were disappointed and angry with him for dropping out of studies to help poor children.

"My parents broke ties with me for five years. They were opposed to my choosing this path till my sister's marriage when my mother gave me a call to invite me for the marriage," he recalled.

"My parents have now accepted my decision. My mother, who strongly opposed my decision, now sponsors excursion trips for these orphan children once a year," he said.

Even the residents of Rourkela initially found it difficult to accept a young man who "lived like an orphan along with orphan children". Initially M.D. Mukherjee, principal of the Indo-English School in Rourkela, helped him financially and morally.

Mukherjee used to provide him with books and money in the early days when he used to teach the children at the Rourkela railway station. Railway officials, including the station master, helped him too. Soon members of the local Rotary club also extended help for the cause.

"The locals ostracised me initially as I used to mingle with orphaned children at the railway platform. I myself felt like an orphan. But their perception changed gradually. They now appreciate my work," he said.

Groomed by him, more than two dozen orphans are now doing professional courses from engineering colleges in Orissa. "Thanks to Rajesh sir, I am now pursuing a degree course in IT from a good college. Otherwise, I can't imagine what I would have been doing now," said Babita, an orphaned girl.

"I am grooming these orphan children to get through the Navoday Vidyalaya entrance test as they would get quality education without spending any money. I am hopeful that this year three or four of them will crack it," he said.

Ten years after dropping out of further studies, he has now started preparation to complete his engineering degree.

It is not IPL or Satyam or Commonwealth-games ..IT IS ALL ABOUT INDIA

I know if it is right to say that I am not sad or disappointed but Actualy I am frustated by looking at the scams/corruption/mismanagement by Indian companies/organizations.

If you want new ideas, you have to push yourself into the periphery

Title of this post is the line which inspired Mr. Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad(CKP),A University Professor and top management consultant to transform himself and lead by example.
He died yesterday but his teachings and knowledge will remain with us forever.
May God bless Him....



He was teaching at IIM in 1970 when he noticed that fervently nationalistic India had little use for a globally oriented thinker. With his ideas under constant political attack, Prahalad decided he had no choice but to go US. The Prahalads arrived in Ann Arbor with $18.His was exceptionally skilled guy..read following...

Prahalad, a mustachioed, bespectacled, slightly round man, filled the room when he speak. He was a contagiously high-energy guy. His language, while complex and academic, was sprinkled with expressions meant to draw in the listener. "Is it not?" he asked often. "Okay?"
Later in life ....
His story is the story of an REAL Indian who not only wants to strive success for himself but also wants to try and get benefitted by his experience and that is why at one point of his life he decided that it wasn't enough.
In his own words - "I was in a very good zone of comfort and I felt that this opportunity was so large that I needed to experiment with it myself. What we're selling is a new way to run a business. Our ultimate motivation is to make a difference."
He wanted to create a laboratory for the application of the ideas that he had been preaching to others.Instead of slowly lowering the flame on a white-hot career, In 2000, He lit an entirely new flame. He has taken a leave from US Universiry job, dramatically scaled back his consulting work, put up several million dollars to get Praja(his own company) going.He took financial risk, professional risk, reputational risk, and personal risk for the
This was his 'personal test'- a search for self-knowledge that has defined Prahalad's life.

In 2000, the collapsing economy has made that job tougher than Prahalad had ever imagined when he abandoned his life. But he appeared to be more committed than ever.
"You have to have faith,You cannot lead if you don't believe."- he said.

He was so impressive and reliable that Larry Page, co-founder of Google, made a quiet visit to the Madurai(temple town) from US just to see an eye care institution(Aravind Eye Hospital), which Prahalad described as "gem at the bottom of the pyramid" in his book.

Don't be Evil - We can make money without doing evil


This post has source in Inam's recommendation. I read this interesting and inspiring book 'The google story' by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed and just finished it yesterday. I must say that I was forced to finish this by myself ASAP.
I like this book because of following reasons:
1. I am using 'Google' search engine for around 8 years but never seriously thought how Google earn money...This book gave me that detailed insight in the simplest possible manner.
2. I got to know more about the way google give us the search result. Now I know that it uses 'page rank' (PR).One can use the following to find out the Page rank of any page on internet:



Check Page Rank of any web site pages instantly:




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3. Following lines of sergey's father touches my heart too as it describe me somehow as well :
You are growing stronger
In Body, spirit and mind
I am getting older
Leaving decades behind

You are tough , you mine data
you surf first and think later
And your fast as light
Wanders dmadly in the night
You lived abroad on the sunny coast....

these lines describe not only his son but all the people of todays world who solely depend on google before they start anything whatever it may be....



4. The google guys made their fundas clear and straight right from the start as they knew that if their product is good(cheap+innovative+fast+reliable) then only they can sustain in the market and convince the people most and so instead of wasting money on advertising or high-end computing they bought the motherboards and other componenets to inexpensively build computers themselves.
For them advertisement was - "word of mouth" and for this they took the approach:
"Build something of value and deliver a service compelling enough that people would just use it."
5. In my opinion one reason of their success is that they did not start with the objective of 'Earning Money' and just wanted people to use 'the Best'.
6. Convincing people is not easy task but their approach was more human. For Example:
He explained his product to non-technical people but for those with the inclination and time to get more technical explainations,Brin invited them to sign up for a course that he and Page were teaching that semester , on search engines, and promised them access to "resources which they an not find anywhere else in the world"
7. They are honest and ethical in everything ( at least this is what I can visualize with this book ) :
- They have rented the space for $1500/month but they choose instead $1700/month so that all fees and taxes would be paid and everything is done properly from the start.
8. They offered the people 10 reasons to work for google including cool technology, stock options, free snacks and drinks and the proposition that -million of people will use and appreciate your software.
9. Some times it helps to take vacation not just from regular life but from the way the world works- concept Burning man.There was nothing a billion dollars can buy them at burning man except a cup of coffee.
10. What people do not understand that google was a potent googleware blend of software+hardware gave company more computing power than anyone else in world.They are like 'Dell'-customize everything.
10. They don't want to do the old fashioned things :
- They make their words fit all the time - 'Google is not conventional company and we do not intent to become one'( stated in Founder's letter - part of IPO filing documents).

Doing well by doing good is simply good business

Thanks to Mr. Francis for referring this article about an Indian enterprise which is becoming more and more global every year. This enterprise is nothing but the 70.8 billion dollar flagship indian group called TATA(established in 1868 by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata) which is conglomerate of around 90 companies.Tata group employed around 350,000 people in 80 countries and have presence in industries like hotels, consumer goods, mining, steel manufacturing, telecommunications, trucks and cars , electric power, credit cards, chemicals, engineering, and IT services and business process outsourcing..
..
Money :
Year Revenue Profit
1992 : $5.8 Billion $320 Million,
2008 : $62.5 billion $5.4 billion

* CSR related social expenditures in 2009 - $159 million


International Acquitions :

2000 : Tetley Tea Company, Britain for US$450 million
2007 : Anglo-Dutch steel giant Corus Ltd. for $12.1 billion;
2008 : Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for $2.3 billion


Key people :

  • Alan Rosling , executive director of Tata Sons
  • Ratan Tata , Group chairman


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Examples of corporate social responsibilities(CSR) :

  • One of few those company who believes in relationship and moral values and thus TATA became live example by selling Tea plantations business to its own former employees.
  • In 1892, he created one of the world’s first charitable trusts, the J.N. Tata Endowment for Higher Education. This scholarship program sent bright young Indians of limited means overseas for training in science, engineering, law, government administration, and medicine. One early grant recipient, a woman named Freny K.R. Cama, would go on to become India’s first gynecologist. It was especially important to Tata that Indians be admitted to the civil service, which was closed to them under the British Empire; this would show that they were capable of governing themselves. By 1924, with some restrictions lifted by the British, one out of every five Indians in the civil service would be a J.N. Tata Scholar. (Today, the same scholarship is one of the most prestigious education awards in the country.)
  • After the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack on Tata’s flagship Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai Tata responded back and the hotel was repaired and reopened less than a month after the attack. Tata provided best of the world medical treatment to injured staff members and paid generous health and school tuition benefits (including the assignment of a “counselor for life”) to the families of all slain individuals, including railway employees, police officers, and passersby who had had no direct connection with the hotel before the attack. “The organization would spend several tens of millions of dollars in rebuilding the property,” noted Dileep Ranjekar, a management speaker who met with Tata Hotels senior executive vice president H.N. Srinivas after the attack. “Why not spend equally on the [people] who gave their lives?”
  • All Tata businesses annually earmark part of their operating expenditures for social, environmental, and education programs. For example, Tata Steel sets its budget for social services in the community as a % of pretax operating income. In good years, it might be 4%, and in lean years, 18%, but the absolute amount does not change. At Tata Steel, money goes to employ doctors, teachers, rural development experts, athletic coaches, geologists, social workers, and others - often known internally as members of corporate sustainability teams - in ongoing community service activities in Jamshedpur and the surrounding rural villages.

Who control TATAs - A chiritable trust :


Tata has 11 charitable trusts that together own 66 percent of Tata Sons and that are intimately involved in its governance. (Family members own only 3 percent.) . The trusts fund a variety of social projects ; they founded and still support such cherished institutions as the IIS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Tata Memorial Hospital, an innovative cancer treatment center in Mumbai. Each Tata company, in turn, channels more than 4 percent of its operating income to the trusts, and every generation of Tata family members has left the bulk of its wealth to them. This makes the Tatas noticeably less wealthy as individuals than their counterparts at other Indian family-owned megacompanies.


Values :

  • Tata’s leaders believe the group can survive on the world stage only by being both too big to beat and too good to fail.
  • “We had set ourselves certain goals, chief among which was to go global - not just to increase our turnover but also to go to places where we could create a meaningful presence and participate in the development of the country.” - Ratan Tata
  • It operates on the premise that a company thrives on :


    • social capital (the value created from investing in good community and human relationships).
    • Hard assets for sustainable growth.

With every generation, Tatas has nurtured and improved their capability for “stakeholder management”: basing investments and operating decisions on the needs and interests of all who will be affected. For Tata, this means shareholders, employees, customers, and the people of the countries where Tata operates - historically India, but potentially anywhere.



  • Tatas have always carefully avoided any activities with even a tangential link to “sin” industries - a term that for the Tatas encompasses not only tobacco, liquor, and gambling but also motion pictures, given the association in India between Bollywood and organized crime.
  • “We may be among the few companies around the world who think and act first as a citizen,” says R. Gopalakrishnan, an executive director of Tata Sons Ltd., the privately held holding company of Tata, and a director of several Tata companies. Indeed, the primacy of citizenship - a philosophy associated historically with J.N. Tata - continues to be used as a corporate credo: “In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is in fact, the very purpose of its existence.”
  • If social benefits are one major goal of Tata’s strategies, another is rapid and continuing growth, in as many industries and venues as possible, on behalf of both philanthropic and fiduciary commitments. “We are hard-nosed business guys,” says Gopalakrishnan, “who like to earn an extra buck as much as the next guy, because we know that extra buck will go back to wipe away a tear somewhere.”
  • Tata’s leaders argue that their emphasis on “family values” represents a critical aspect of their corporate culture. It is strong enough, they say, to hold Tata’s family of companies together as it diversifies and expands outside India. It is also essential to the group’s sustained financial success. Moreover, Tata’s corporate image, as measured by independent groups such as the New York-based Reputation Institute, is viewed more favorably than that of Google, Microsoft, GE, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Intel, and Unilever. And, as billions of people move up from the bottom of the pyramid (as writer C.K. Prahalad calls the economic milieu of the poorest third of the world’s population), the group’s combination of developing-country experience and socially progressive business values may give it a distinctive edge.

Shashi Tharoor : Why great scholar like him involve himself in Controversy

I do not understand why such an educated and intelligent and hard working guy like Shashi Tharoor can not stay away from controversies. In my opinion he one of few high profile indians, who have proved himself in all corners of life whatever it may be - hard working scholar,actor,substantitive writer,novelist( I like some excerpt of book 'The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone' ),UN Under-Secretary General ,good speaker,articulate columnist and good human being( I will add clever politician if he gets over with controversies as well).

Example of what I said :
When he was contesting Lok Sabha seat from Thirvuvananthapuram in 2009, He came out to the streets of TVM yesterday to remove his posters from the street walls. He said
“This is a beautiful town, and I don’t want politics to disfigure it.”



I understand that he may also be regretting some of his latest controversies ...or may be thinking them as ...slip of tongue. His being more frank/generous may cause him the seat of Minister of State.I guess he is thinking as if :
- He is minister in US and thus can be more open-minded.
- CEO of MNC , who can whatever he likes.

BUT BUT BUT...

This is Indian politices where Mayawati,Lalu yadav and Jayalalita kind of politicin survives ...may not be Him.

Anyways Best of Luck Mr. Tharoor.

Heat Effect :Should be give subsidy on AC or Plant more Trees ?



This weekend , ultimately I got the opportunity to see the 'An Inconvenient Truth' and appreciated the Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that.I was talking to my father in India and he said "Is saal garmi bahut par rahi hai, jaldi hi temperature 42 degree ho gaya(In Lucknow)" - shows that we have to do much more in this direction as people of developing nation do not look this issue as long term issue and keep forgetting the past years as matter of past.I agree that their priorities are different but ....

So what is Global warming ?
In the simplest possible manner 'Global warming' says that we are emitting too much CO2.

This is mid of April and temperature in Main North Indian states(Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh) are soaring as high as 41-42 degree Centigrade.
Read Following scary news:
1.Temperature was above average by four to 12 degrees Celsius in Himachal as compare to 2009.
2. After 1970 Not only days are getting more warmer day by day across regions and seasons but night temperatures is also rising 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade significantly in almost all parts of the country.
3. Length of time changes in the earth's surface temperature, rainfall, and sea level will remain even after CO2 emissions are completely stopped TODAY.Geologists tell us that the residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is on the order of 5 to 10 years. In contrast, the IPCC says it is 50-200 years. Does this means that we are missing the train...
4. 70% increase in the rate of Greenland's ice melt over the last 5 years.

This has resulted many socio-economic issues :
1. The rise in night temperatures — could have potentially adverse impact on yields of cereal crops like rice. Minimum temperatures have a link with rice fertility. At higher than normal night temperatures, rice grains aren’t properly filled up, leading to a drop in yield.
2. No 'poorwai' anymore : cooling trend in much of north India seen in the 1950s and 60s has been reversed, possibly because the effect of aerosols in the air can no longer compensate for greenhouse gas warming.
3. Hill-station : I remember in north India people always talk about going to himachal,Uttarakhand and Jammu and kashmir to get rid of Summers but these 3 states are also hit hardest( as they are part of western Himalayas).Here the mean temperature rise in the last century was 0.86 degrees while, more recently, temperatures have been going up by as much as 0.46 degrees per decade. The rapid warming of the region would have obvious fallouts on glacier melts.Pachouri ji ki report factual galat thee....lakin wo din door nahi jab wo sahi ho jae...
3. Deforestation and poor plantation: Although we do not plant many trees and whatever we plant get dried out in heat wave without proper irrigation( as water level is going down every year - another prominent issue to talk about). Trees are not just a thing but provide many benefits to all of us, every day. They provide cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities. Hey why I MISS THE FACT THAT as trees grow, they help stop global warming by removing CO2 from air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
4. To avoid heat people use air-conditioned vehicles and these vehicles again emmit the CO2...so one more side effect of Heat wave.
5. The Indian middle class(most popular segment of society-growing super fast ) cares for itself, its status and image(many Cars,ACs...). The hot air it emits leaves its holiest rivers like Ganga flowing with raw sewerage, its indifference watches on as millions steal scarce electricity, and its corruption looks the other way as bent industrialists pollute the air.But this segment is the most adorable , as it gives real money to private companies.

Solution :
Carbon tax : It works like a sales tax, individuals and businesses would pay a tax based on the amount of carbon emissions they produce. The plan is that the extra tax would be an incentive to pollute less and to seek out clean energy alternatives.
Pros : Putting a cost on the harmful greenhouse gas is the only way to send the appropriate message to people about the state of the climate crisis. By hitting businesses and consumers in their pocketbooks, especially the affluent who contribute the most, tax proponents hope to encourage energy conservation.
Cons : A tax on energy use would hurt the poor and middle class the most. Since introducing a new tax always draws opposition, backers of the carbon tax suggest tax shifting, a concept that would lesson the burden of other taxes and offer rebates to those with financial hardship. The idea is to target the wealthy who consume up to four times as much fuel and energy as the poor.
Another criticism of the carbon tax is that raising prices will destroy the economy. By making it more expensive to travel, heat and cool homes and commute to work, people will have less money to spend on other consumer goods. Plus, if companies are forced to pay more towards production, they may cut wages or other benefits to compensate. Also, if the price of native goods goes up, people will look overseas market like china for more affordable products, driving Indians out of the marketplace.

Being more structured so that kids understand 'Money matters!!'

After few days of analysis of my son's behaviour , I decided that I need to be more structured in dealing with 'Money' issues with him. I came up with following :


1.As soon as kids learn counting, start giving them pocket money and ask them to decide what they want to do with it.


2.Take kids for outing then tell them they have a choice between the 2 like it can be..


a. Eating out.


b. Buying toys


so they can choose between the two and not create hassle while you are there.


3. Discuss their demand with 3 words Want,Wish and Need and discuss the meaning of these with them regularly.


Lets see how it goes .......

It requires substantial understanding of Indian culture...to understand Gandhi



I just read the interview of British historian Mr. Jad Adams about his new book - Naked Ambition. As per his interview this book gives explicit details of Gandhi's sexual experiments with his followers' wives and his teenaged grand-nieces.
I do not know how much he got extra from the others(including Sushila Nayar, Pyarelal's sister) then what Gandhi himself has mentioned in his autobiography.In his own words 'I have worked with countless records both written by him and about him(Gandhi)' but infortunately he just worked not understand the real meaning of Gandhi's work. I am quite sure No british or foreigner for that matter can ever understand it better than Indians.It requires cultural understanding not the literal/historical understanding alone.

Yes , I agree that uptil certain certain age he was more inclined towards sex but he said(in 'My experiments with truth') this much more CLEARLY then anybody do ever.
But he sacrificed his life for the people.I am giving more relevant examples about his personality , which are more important then SEX:
1. He did study abroad but came back to India?
2. He went to S. Africa for job but did more for the Indian (or BLACK) people ?
3. After establishing himself well in S.Africa , he left that country for India.
4. He came back to India for Indian people and then he travelled whole India(mostly in 3rd class ) before starting the public life.
5. He practiced satyagraha in India and did not goto the world to teach Satyagraha(like Baba Ramdev and other moden sants are doing).
6. He did not take any official important post in INC.
7. He sacrificed his own son's welfare because he never want to be biased ?
8. He asked his wife to return all the gifts and presents that he(and his family) got, for his service in S.Africa.
9. He did not accept big donation from the big business houses for people's welfare projects.
10.He tested himself whole life and improve upon all the time without being worried about the failures.

Above are just few examples that I can think now about the great soul.....Being Indian of liberated India , I understand that most of us indians including me can NEVER do all the above 10 things (and many more not mentiuoned here)...we try and fail and try and fail .........
Most of the India young people want to :
a. Get job in foreign multinational firms.
b. Go to foreign country and feels proud in being called 'NRI'
c. Talk about the Indian issues from outside but do not want to go and live and improve the things in India itself.
d. preach the world about the greatness of India ( like Baba Ramdev and ...)
e. do all the things for their own kids. for them their life is limited to their kids only.
f. Have have a 'POST' of one or the other organization to show others that they are different.

BUT HE WAS NOT LIKE MAY OF US...HE DID(WHAT WE LIKE TO DO ALL THE TIME) ....and THAT IS WHY HE IS FATHER OF NATION.

I would be happy if his book gets backlash from Indians across the globe.

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