pondering life….

life thru my eyes..

I am COWARD

Posted by Madhuresh on October 10, 2008

My phone went “chupke se kahin dheme paon se…. phir kaise keh diya alvida”
It was my sister “Where are you? When are you coming home? Do one thing get
one medium tomato cheese pizza from softy den everyone here is hungry. If
you want you also eat something and don’t worry I will pay for it later” I
replied “ok but I will take sometime around an hour (That time I was in Mc-D
eating Mc-veggie)” hoping that she would go by herself and get the pizza.
However she replied, “we are waiting”. Now I was trapped in my own net
and would have to go else she would tell dad.
           Me along with my friend went to softy den, we both were
discussing about someone in college and I was in my own dream world
before I realized we had reached so had to disc break. The bike just
kissed bumper of another bike standing there, generally I say sorry
but this time I don’t know why but didn’t maybe cos he was throwing glares
at me as if we
had banged and broken the bumper apart in two parts (wish that would have
happen).

He: “kya dekh ke nahin chala sakta re andhe”(Cant you see and drive you
blind)

I: “kya hua re kaiko itna feeling dera. Kya tere saath aise kabhi nahi hua
kya be”(What happened why are u feeling so much for it? Something of this
sort would have happened to you)

 He: “hua re par mere me guts they bolne ko”(It happened but I had guts to
talk)

I: “mere pass bhi hai guts bolne ko” (I can also reply)

The very Next moment I felt something on my back. He hit me and was now
holding my shirt “kya guts hai tere ko? Bata ab tere guts bata?”(What guts
do you have show them)

I got down from my bike removed my helmet and then didn’t hit him back
surprising instead was trying to talk to him meanwhile all his friends there
had come and had started creating a scene. One more shot “phoood” went my
ear I was defending had my hands covering my face but still didnt hit
back. I had a strange feeling and wanted to run away from that place.
Luckily a aunty came and stopped it all. Without telling anything we
went inside, ordered pizza took the bill came out, took out my bike
went for a round around the place looking through my cell phone for
people whom I
could call I wanted to take revenge but not fight (strange na)

What had happened here was peculiar and strange, you must be wondering
whats so peculiar? The reason is Hardly 6 years ago at the same place
I had my own gang and was gang’s leaders right hand. We had many
fights there!!!
Then what had happened to me today? And why didn’t I hit back? Why? Had I
become a coward or my thinking had change suddenly? After thinking for
hour’s abt it I found that ” I was, am and will always be afraid. Yes afraid
of going against the system, always compromising and “take it lite”
attitude.” Yes I had been in fights earlier as right hand but personally
wasn’t in any fight, saw them happening, I was in charge of calling people
and never hit anyone till now.”

 Many a times had imagined myself in Rang de basanti going against the
system ready to fight, fight for justice for the truth and for my friends. I
was never the kind rather thought that I wasn’t a person who would sit back
and take things, as they would come. But what happened recently has kept me
wondering as to whether I can be the one who dares to Change the system.

Continuing with the story I decided not to call anyone and make it a big
issue (though I wanted to call pavan, kalyan, ani, som, abhishek and many
other frnds). After 2 mins went to take the delivery and there I saw all
those guys sitting inside with girls. We went and sat exactly opposite to
them & that felt good. Then my friend Pramod who spoke to one from their
group he came to our table and started talking. Before he could say anything
I told him “if I want I can call many ppl but wont cos u know that you ppl
did wrong today I got it someday you also will. Also Every time you come
here u will see my face and it will hunt you forever”. He wanted to talk for
a while but I told straight I am not interested. The girls sitting in front
were talking to main villain after sometime all of them came and said “Sorry
bhaiya girl friend ka tension tha”. I said ok then started thinking,
 are girls so dumb or they just pretend to be. How can a guy like that have a
girl and she was pretty Ok.

     Anyways at the end of the day felt happy had done Some “Gandhigiri”. I won
but I lost. Should I have banged him (1 shot would have been enough for
him). Learnt that I am a coward and need of hour is to be fit both physically
and mentally.

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Why?

Posted by Madhuresh on June 7, 2008

                 “Life has been rough in past few days”. And With pavan leaving for pune i started feeling lonely. I missed every single second spent. Those 4 years of engineering rather 3 yrs was all i could think off..i got soo frustated cos i was doing just that missing something. Hoping, though there are many friends here but i dunno y i feel so lonely maybe cos i dont appreciate what i have and crib abt what i dont.

None the less I have completely changed and now when i think about it feels a lil sad cos i feel no joy, no excitment any more…

Its bad new for vodafone as my phone bill has being going down month by month, i hardly talk or message.

Life is asking me so many questions these days and i am currently searching for answers………….

Last sunday when i read this article in TOI almost found answer to some of my questions…………………

Its amazing how human adaptability works as a wonderfull tool..we adapt to anything and everything in between birth and death. we may greive, pine, be shocked, hearthbroken, or convinced things will never be the same again.

How many times dont u say to urself its just for some time after that life will become normal but that normal means adapting to the situation.( I am sure many of US/India frnds think that way)

Life goes on, tears give away to smiles, shock to compromise and refusal to a grudging acceptance….The wistfulness regarding the loss of things of life can almost be as painfull as the bigger losses, and yet we adapt to every circumstance–most often, because we have no choice, but sometimes because we choose to move on.

 I could never imagine my house without my grand mom, she was the whole and soul of the family amazing lady( will post some other time abt her). Its more than a year and a half since she left us..and not much has changed though we all miss her but we adapt to the change

The comfort of childhood ( hum jab choote the kitna aram tha, no tension, no nothing.. everyone want to get back to those days),

sticky swetness of candies( those choco’s and candys..outside our school there was a person selling mangoes(raw) we used to call it keri(mamidikay in telugu) sold at 25pcs each peice, as a remember this i can still feel the taste), the peaceful quiet of school church, whispered nothings between friends, mom’s warmly scented hug at the doorway, the first bi-cycle ride..and many such events–are all still there but we have adapted ourselves to outgrow them.

Then there are things we cant always do much about. The loss of loved ones, cruelty around us, crimes of passion and hatred

(my mind boggles at the no. of murders that are happening plus to add to it the media. A huge cry uproar when body parts of children were found at maninder’s house, protests, police, media, protest, this that..no one even talks abt it now everything is calm and quiet, except for those who lost their loved ones,

latest incidents like chopping of a human (Mr. grover) into 300 peices..what shocks me is not that he was choped but by the press statement by syenrgy adlabs He was not working on sarkjar raj”. Have these people goone mad or something…. 

Other day in the neighbourhood kid was asking it was so innocent..”mama why are they arresting that person, he is a father, how can he kill his daughter?”questions tat are very difficult to anwser)..

And yet, give it a few days and the mind starts accepting as a reality the most horrifying crimes.

Dude qutoa’s are getting implemented..huge strikes..this, tat and wat all not..and now we all forget. i am not blaming anyone but just pointing out that we adapt ourselves to the environment.

How strange na and that is when i realized that when i say “missing u frnd” to a frnd far away whom i really miss..though he understands and responds also but that adaptabilty to him makes a difference. This answered one of the major questions in my life. That people dont ignore me or have forgotten about me its just that they have got busy in their life and once i also get busy i will no longer miss them..though i will remember them, but tat missing will not be there doesnt mean that i hav e forgotten them!!!

The fear of people forgetting you is horrible than people actually forgetting u( Hope u understood) cos if u ask other person have u forgoten me, how could u forget my birthday etc..they send a shocker reply..cos they have not forgotten u but just tat they dont remember u that often..Remembering and forgeting are different things and complicated.Doesnt make sense??its a little difficult..dont read again if you dont understand..

 There are soo many things i wanted to tell but i dont have words neither i am cleared off as to exactly how to tell all i knew that i wanted to write abt how well we adapt and its not that we forget things we just dont remember it tat often.

hope this makes some sense to people reading.

 signing off

chao

 

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TATA’s Jaguar-Land Rover Deal!!!

Posted by Madhuresh on March 28, 2008

My class mate aka harri puttar and shashank aka Zombie were sitting in the Garden of IPE Discussing about TATA’s Deal with FORD. Earlier harri had given me his expert insights into How tata’s are planning to fund to whole deal. We also discussed  the ongoing  buying spree of TATA’s(click here to see a list of recent acquisitions).  In a series of articles i wish to analyze why is tata buying so much?? But 1st here is a article from http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=27953 A detailed insights into what all tata is getting kindly read the highlighted points as i feel they might be important.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO TATA MOTORS

DEARBORN, Mich., March 26, 2008Ford Motor Companyy [NYSE: F] announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors. 

The transaction is the culmination of Ford’s decision last August to explore strategic options for the Jaguar Land Rover business, as the company accelerates its focus on its core Ford brand and “One Ford” global transformation. 

The sale is expected to close by the end of the next quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

The total amount to be paid in cash by Tata Motors for Jaguar Land Rover upon closing will be approximately US $2.3 billion.   At closing, Ford will then contribute up to approximately US $600 million to the Jaguar Land Rover pension plans.

“Jaguar and Land Rover are terrific brands,” said Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company.  “We are confident that they are leaving our fold with the products, plan and team to continue to thrive under Tata’s stewardship.  Now, it is time for Ford to concentrate on integrating the Ford brand globally, as we implement our plan to create a strong Ford Motor Company that delivers profitable growth for all.”

“This is a good agreement.  It provides the Jaguar Land Rover management team and employees with the assurances needed to maintain their focus on delivering the best results for the business,” said Lewis Booth, executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, who has responsibility for Ford of Europe, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover.  “I am confident that, under its new owner, Jaguar Land Rover will continue to build upon the significant improvements and product successes it has achieved in recent years.” 

As part of the transaction, Ford will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover for differing periods with powertrains, stampings and other vehicle components, in addition to a variety of technologies, such as environmental and platform technologiesFord also has committed to provide engineering support, including research and development, plus information technology, accounting and other services.

In addition, Ford Motor Credit Company will provide financing for Jaguar and Land Rover dealers and customers during a transitional period, which can vary by market, of up to 12 months.

The parties believe these arrangements will support Jaguar Land Rover’s current product plans, while providing Jaguar Land Rover freedom to develop its own stand-alone capabilities in the future that will best serve its premium manufacturer requirements.

The parties do not anticipate any significant changes to Jaguar Land Rover employees’ terms of employment on completion.

Speaking about today’s agreement, Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, commented:  “We are very pleased at the prospect of Jaguar and Land Rover being a significant part of our automotive business. We have enormous respect for the two brands and will endeavor to preserve and build on their heritage and competitiveness, keeping their identities intact. We aim to support their growth, while holding true to our principles of allowing the management and employees to bring their experience and expertise to bear on the growth of the business.”

Jaguar Land Rover’s employees, trade unions and the UK Government have been kept informed of developments as the sale process progressed and have indicated their support for the agreement.

Speaking on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover, Geoff Polites, chief executive officer, said:  “Jaguar Land Rover’s management team is very pleased that Ford and Tata Motors have come to an agreement today.  Our team has been consulted extensively on the deal content and feels confident that it provides for the business needs of both our brands going forward.

“We have also had the opportunity to meet senior executives from Tata Motors and the Tata group,” Polites continued.  “They have expressed confidence in the team that has delivered significant improvements in Jaguar Land Rover’s business performance.  We feel confident that we can forge a strong working relationship with our new parent company, and we look forward to a bright and successful future for Jaguar Land Rover.”

So  what do we understand

  • Ford is not going to give the “know how” of certain technologies like powertrains, stampings and other vehicle components, in addition to a variety of technologies, such as environmental and platform technologies
  • For a period of time ford will finance for jaguar and rovers customers
  • Tata’s is going to support their growth and Jaguar Land Rover’s employees will develop it.

If they are not getting the “know how of technology” and that can’t be use at tata motors then y did they buy it?? The answer might be Defence??

In the next article i wish to bring you a detailed repront DEFENCE AND TATA( After opening of defence sector in 2001)

As of now! that’s it.

I thank Hemant and shashank for their valuable insights and inspiring me to do a research on the same.

Keep visiting!!!

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Major overseas acquisitions by Tata group

Posted by Madhuresh on March 28, 2008

Acquistions?? 

With the takeover of two British automobile marquees Jaguar and Land Rover, the $28.8 billion Tata group, with 98 companies in its fold, will add another prominent entry to its growing roster of global acquisitions.

Barely a year ago, it paid over $12 billion to acquire Anglo-Dutch steel maker Corus, in what remains the largest buy-out deal overseas by an Indian company till date.

And going by what senior executives of Tata Sons – the holding arm of the group that has 27 listed companies – maintain, the appetite for such mega mergers and acquisitions is only growing with each deal.

Tata Steel has made three major acquisitions worth some $13 billion in the past few years.

“A journey that began long ago is gathering pace,” said chairman Ratan Tata on the overseas foray of the group that has interests in consumer goods, chemicals, energy, services, engineering, materials and IT systems and communications.

“From IT and tea to automobiles and steel, Tata companies are spreading their wings to find a place in the global sun,” he says.

Here’s a look at some notable acquisitions by the Tata group companies overseas in the past few years:

Tata Steel:

The company, which celebrated its centenary in August last year, wants to boost its annual output of 8.7 million tonnes to 15 million tonnes by 2010, and take it upwards to 30 million tonnes by 2030. More stunning moves on the mergers and acquisition front can definitely be expected, it says.

In January 2007, the group pulled off India’s biggest ever takeover of an overseas company to buy Anglo-Dutch steel-maker Corus in a $12 billion deal that made it the combined entity the world’s fifth largest producer of the commodity.

This came just over a year after it acquired Singapore’s NatSteel, which also has a presence in Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Australia followed by the acquisition of Thailand’s Millennium Steel for a $421 million.

Tata Motors:

South Korea’s Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co was acquired by the company in March 2004 for $102 million and gained, in the process, a market share of 30 percent and access to markets where it had no prior presence.

This was followed by the acquisition of a 21 percent stake in Spanish bus maker Hispano Carrocera for $18 million with an option to pick up the remaining stake at a later date. This helped the company get technology to make top-end busses.

Another company in the fold – Tata Technologies, which provides automotive engineering and design services – bought Britain’s Incat International for $53 million.

Tata Consultancy Services:

This company, which was earlier a division of Tata Sons, has been among the most aggressive shoppers for companies overseas. It has acquired six companies in recent months, though the net value of the deals is not more than $100 million.

In the second half of 2005, following the merger of group company Tata Infotech into its fold, TCS acquired financial services company FNS of Australia for $26 million and then Chile’s outsourcing major Comicrom for $23 million.

TCS, which has 160 offices in 30 countries, also entered into a structured deal with the British insurance major, the Pearl Group, which essentially called for the two entities to set up a subsidiary with TCS as the majority partner.

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd:

The Tata group acquired the former state-run, international telecom carrier a few years ago. The company has made several overseas acquisitions since then with the aim of becoming a top-end services provider in the industry.

Some of the acquisitions include undersea cable company Tyco of the US for $130 million, Internet service provider Dishnet’s India division for $64.28 million and international telecom service provider Teleglobe of US for $239 million.

Tata Chemicals:

Following its acquisition of Hindustan Lever Chemicals, Tata Chemicals was on the lookout for a steady supply of phosphoric acid for its newly acquired plant at Haldia.

It, accordingly, took over two overseas for a total value of $215 million – Indo Maroc Phosphore of Morocco in March 2005 and Brunner Mond Group of Britain in December last year. Morocco produces over 50 percent of world’s rock phosphate.

Tata Tea:

In 2000, Tata Tea bought British giant Tetley for a $407 million – in what was then the largest such deal by an Indian company – and started scouting for similar deals to become a global tea and related drinks brand.

Another acquisition has been a 33 percent stake in South African Joekels Tea Packers for an undisclosed amount that was announced this month. It had earlier acquired the US-based Good Earth Corp for $32 million.

The company’s other picks include Czech Republic’s Jemca and 30 percent stake in the US-based favoured water manufacturer Glaceau for $677 million.

Indian Hotels:

This company, which runs the Taj Group of hotels, acquired several hotels abroad for $121 million in the past few years. It has set aside $100 million for future acquisitions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.

In December 2006, it acquired W, a hotel at the Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney, then it took over the management of The Pierre, a luxurious landmark hotel on New York’s Fifth Avenue. India Hotels has 39 hotels in India and 18 worldwide.

Another acquisition was Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco.

Tata AutoComp Systems:

This company – which makes auto components from 14 plants, three engineering centres and three export-oriented units for clients like General Motors, Ford and Toyota – acquired W? Weidinger of Germany for $7 million last year.

Tata Interactive Systems:

A pioneer in simulations business in India, this company too made acquired several companies overseas – Notably Tertia Edusoft GmbH of Germany and Tertia Edusoft AG of Switzerland – and is keen on more buy outs in the future.

These are only to name a few. Like these there are many more. From where are they going to get money is a question i am puzzled with. If you have any Let me know!!

Thanks..

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8 things to make an impressive CV

Posted by Madhuresh on March 10, 2008

In the article 12 things your CV should not have we discussed the common errors applicants make when drafting their CVs or resumes. Following the article we received a large number of queries from readers, asking what information should they include in their CV, to make it impressive.

This article is an attempt to help the readers design an impressive and user-friendly CV. If you ensure that you include this information in your CV, the chances of it meeting the interviewer’s expectations are increased.

~ Begin with name and contact details
Make this information available at the beginning of your CV. This should include your postal address, phone number (preferably mobile number) and e-mail address (only one). If a company wants to call you for an interview or needs to communicate with you for any further information, they will look out for this information. If it is buried somewhere inside the CV it will not only put them off but also reduce their chances of contacting you.

~ Write an appealing career summary
This is your chance to bring forward relevant strengths and skills to the recruiter. Everything in your CV should support your Career Summary. If there’s anything that doesn’t support your Career Summary, you should reconsider listing it.

You should write your Career Summary around your skills, attitude, knowledge and experience. There are two schools of thought on writing the career statement.

Some people think that it should be a short 30-40 word paragraph while others give it liberty to be covered in 4-5 bulleted points. Whatever you decide on, ensure that everything relevant that you want to sell to the prospective employer is covered here. At the same time, it should not become nauseating.

~ Focus on your work experience, responsibilities and achievements
If you are an experienced candidate, your work experience is your main asset. Include the details of the relevant jobs you have done in the past. You should present your work experience in a chronologically descending order ie the last company first.

This should include the name of the company, your designation and tenure followed by your job responsibilities and achievements. It is always better to present this information in bulleted format rather than a clumsy paragraph. Mention some figures when you talk about your achievements.

For example:
Worked as Business Development Manager for XYZ Company from June 2000 to January 2004.

Job responsibilities:

  • Setting up 7 franchisees across 4 countries
  • Maximising the business from existing customers to the tune of $ 200,000 

~ Your next asset is your educational qualification
Educational qualifications play an important role in the recruitment of freshers. If you are a fresh candidate, focus your CV on your qualifications and achievements during your student life. ~ Write about your out-of-work achievements, interests and hobbies
These reflect your personality and skills. Present the relevant achievements in the order of priority ie the most important achievement first. Similarly, present your interests as well. Write about the achievements that display a facet of your personality. For example, if you have been the president of your college, do mention it. It shows your leadership skills.     

~ Write short sentences with more impactful words
Lengthy CVs put the recruiter off. Keep the sentences short and use words that demonstrate your hold of the situation like managed, arranged, supervised etc.  ~ Formal font faces
A font like Verdana-10 should be good for the content while the Name at the top can be written in Verdana-12, with a bold font face.

~ Use the same tense through out the CV.
Changing the tense in every second line leaves the reader confused and annoyed.

Now, put together both the articles ie 12 things your CV should not have and 8 things to make an impressive CV. Draft and re-draft your CV keeping the points mentioned, till you are satisfied that you have presented the facts in the most impressive and convincing way.

The author is a contributor to www.CareerRide.com, a website that addresses technical and personal aspects of an IT interview. CareerRide provides sample CV and question-answers for personal and technical interviews.

Referencehttp://in.rediff.com/getahead/2008/feb/27cv.htm

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12 things your CV should NOT have

Posted by Madhuresh on March 10, 2008

Your CV is your marketing brochure through which you try to sell a commodity, ie your skills to the potential buyer ie the prospective employer. The sole purpose of your CV is to fetch you an interview call. Nothing more, nothing less.

However, creating a CV isn’t as simple as just using flowery language and pretty fonts. There are certain things that put recruiters off and if you want to make a good impression, make sure you do not commit these mistakes in what is arguably the most valuable document of your job hunt. 

While the rules listed are well-founded, they are not carved in stone. At times you will need to break the rules. If you want to add these things knowingly and purposefully to your CV we advise you to do that.

The points mentioned here are not listed in the order of priority; instead they are listed in the sequence in which they usually appear on a CV.

~ Colorful or glossy paper and flashy fonts
Your CV is a formal, official document. Keep it simple.

~ Resume or CV at the top
Many people tend to add headings to their CV. The usual are CV, Curriculum Vitae and Resume. Do not do this.

~ Photographs until asked
Do not add your photo to the CV until you have been asked for it. Photographs are required only for certain types of positions like models, actors etc.
 ~ Usage of ‘I’, ‘My’, ‘He’, ‘She’
Do not use these in your CV. Many candidates write, ‘I worked as Team Leader for XYZ Company’ or ‘He was awarded Best Employee for the year 2007’. Instead use bullet points to list out your qualifications/ experience like: Team leader for XYZ Company from 2006-2007.

~ Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
Proofread your CV until you are confident that it doesn’t have any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. These are big put-offs for the recruiters. Moreover, sometimes these mistakes might land you in an embarrassing situation.

A candidate who submitted his CV without proofreading it committed the mistake of wrongly spelling ‘ask’ as ‘ass’. Now you can imagine the type of embarrassment he must have faced during the interview, when the interviewer pointed it out. These mistakes tend to convey a lazy and careless attitude to the interviewer.

~ Lies about your candidature
Do not lie about your past jobs or qualifications or anything which might have an impact on the job. You may be able to secure a job with these lies today but tomorrow you may lose it as well.

~ Abbreviations or jargon that is difficult to understand
People screening your resume usually belong to the HR department. If they do not understand what the abbreviations and jargon mean, they will simply dump your CV in the trash can. Avoid over-using such terms as far as possible.

~ Reasons for leaving last job
Leave these reasons to be discussed during the personal interview. For example, some candidates write: Reason for leaving the last job: Made redundant. Avoid making such statements in your CV, they add no value. Besides, if you do get an interview call, chances are the interviewer will address the issue.

~ Past failures or health problems
Mentioning these immediately slash your chances of getting an interview call.

For instance, you have a gap in your employment because you started your own business which did not do well. Some candidates might write — Reason for gap in employment: Started own business which failed. Do not do this type of injustice with your job hunt at this stage of writing the CV.

~ Current or expected salary
Leave it to be discussed while negotiating the salary.

~ Irrelevant details
Leave out the details like marital status, sex, passport number, number of kids, age of kids. These are usually irrelevant for most interviewers but at times could be used as a basis for discrimination.

~ References
Do not include them until asked. In fact, it is not even required to mention the line ‘Reference available on request’. If the recruiter requires a reference, he/she will ask you to bring it along for the interview.

Now that you have run through the list, take a fresh look at your CV and prune away unnecessary details and unaffordable blunders that could have cost you your dream job.

The author is a contributor to www.CareerRide.com, a website that addresses technical and personal aspects of an IT interview.

Reference: http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2008/feb/08cv.htm

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Can somebody hear me?

Posted by Madhuresh on December 29, 2007

Hi,

Respected god,
where have you been? Your heavenly abode has turned into a room full of chaos, people are dying and you make them say that everything is happening for the good. I can see the end of your world. A petty man like me one of your creation, where are you when I am notifying you to come and put some sense and morality in the minds of the people, did you make them such compassionless beings or they just became, I guess you would say they became such beings, what is the meaning of your existence then, if you do not control your beings I am pretty sure, the child that was running around in the park yesterday, probably just begging for a candy or an ice-cream had not seen Ur, wrath unfurl on her and you make people say that good she is closer to you now, hey. Just explain this to me then why give life to such a being at all if you have to take her away, even before she knew what death was? And why give her such pains when you are a formulator of easier deaths, I really am starting to have my doubts that u r intentions are devious or else why deploy such devilish ploys. Were you the one with special powers who on the fateful morning of 26th December 2004, swept away thousands and lakhs of us beings I am pretty sure it was you, and what about the 3 plane crashes on september 11th 2001 to take away more of your people and gave their families pain in return might as well take them away.
I guess you have started to think that we are toys to play with but do not rate our love for each other so lowly, we love and we love unlike you. Rather try taking away such devilish men than people who really care, one last thing I would like to share, please come and start establishing your presence because People like me are starting to think that really you aren’t even there.Tsunami effect(Do not pass on content can be unfriendly).

(Creation of my frustration)

Prasenjit Banerjee. 

I thank prasan for such amazing article.Hope you guys liked it.Care to put in your comments.Its been a while since i blogged,i am keeping me busy these days.So many things to write So little time….Keep watching this space

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Girls’ relationship with guys!!

Posted by Madhuresh on November 18, 2007

Disclaimer :- This piece is taken from a forwarded mail, not my conception. So, you can’t hold me responsible for any … !!Girls’ relationship with guys is a bigger mystery than girls themselves.
It’s not just about boyfriends, we’re talking about guy friends that
gals have.

Do you have a gal who is just a friend? Are confused why the frequency
of calls increases as exams loom closer? Or why she always hangs around
with the moron who isn’t fit to wear Jeetendra’s white shoes? Here’s a
ready reckoner for you:

Just a friend
Well, you are like a show piece in my house. I will call you whenever I
need you. If you call me home the chances are 9 out of 10 times she
might say, “Oh Rahul, I am going out can you call me after 2 days??”
Rahul: “Where are you going Shilpa??”
Shilpa: “None of your business” and bangs the phone.(Useless
fellow.Hmmph!).

Good Friend
You are like a TV remote control. I need you and I know that. But I try
using you when I really need you.
Rahul calls: “Hi Shilpa”,
Shilpa: “Hi Rahul. I am going out with family I will call you back. Bye”
(Shilpa calls back after two days)
Shilpa: “What do you want Rahul? Why did you call that day?”.
Rahul: “Generally”.
Shilpa: “Oh ok. I got to go out. Will call you later. Bye.”
Will call when she needs lecture notes or some concert tickets.

Very good friend
Well you are like the pressure cooker safety value for the girl.
She will need you when she wants to bring out her pain or anger on
someone.
Basically, she wants to talk to you. And you are special to her.
Shilpa: “You know Rahul, Shekhar is not eating. He doesn’t sleep and is
not able to concentrate on his studies. I think he doesn’t like me
anymore.
And yesterday I saw him with another girl”.
Rahul: “Who is Shekhar??”
Shilpa : “My boyfriend.”
Rahul: Oh! ok. 😦

Best Friend
You are like the auto rickshaw driver. She can’t live without you.
And don’t be mistaken. You are not her boyfriend. But you are allowed to
take her little doggie around the park so that he (not you!) can have
fun ..
Rahul Shopping. Rahul Movie. Rahul Coffee. Rahul,you pay. I am having
fun.

Rahul is now sure that he should go ahead and propose. He dares.
Shilpa: “But I thought we were just friends.
We should remain friends
Rahul. Plus, I have a boy friend you know that.”
Rahul: What?? (Rahul drinks all night).

Best of the Bestest Friends
Ok now you are really special. You are
dad-cum-boyfriend-cum-brother-cum-everything.
Ultimately you are the darling servant of the girl. You take her around.
You make her project.
You do her assignments. You are allowed to take her doggie around. You
can hold hands on the beach.
You can see the sun set with her (because she wants to do everything she
drags you along). But but but… don’t be mistaken. She has a boyfriend
who works for a huge software company and earns 3 times the salary you
earn and has a flat in PoesGardenor Boat Club or Hiranandani area.
Shilpa: “Hi Rahul. I am getting engaged to Shekhar.
Shekhar this is Rahul,
he is my bestest friend”.
Rahul: Hi Shekhar . (Hand shake. Shekhar breaks Rahul’s wrist).
Rahul is now heart broken and wrist broken.

Boyfriend
Uh… No comments dude. You’re already Gone.

For all Rahul type guys… Make sure that you tell Shilpa about Mamta.
And about Maya… and about Tina also…

This will open Shilpa’s eyes!!!!

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Strong Rupee Strong India…

Posted by Madhuresh on October 14, 2007

This is the summary of a paper that me and my freind prasenjit have written fo the finance samathi…We spent a lot of time doing our research..though we didnt qualify for the final round but i felt we did fairly well seeing the amount of time we had…..anyways this is much of studies but we are not from finance background hence have made it simple and easy to understand…u can get full paper on demand….Here it goes
currecny rates.

  A strong currency is a quick indicator of a country’s growing economic muscle. The Indian economy has always been perceived as a manufacturing economy with the growth being driven by keeping the rupee at a low, but unlike other Asian counterparts the Indian economy largely depends on domestic consumption to maintain an equitable growth. The impact of the rising rupee on the affordability of basic goods would be significant, especially by those at the bottom of the purchasing power pyramid. By doing so, it would make growth more equitable. Eventually in the long run the equitable distribution would help in making growth fair and without partiality.

             Drivers of domestic market are agriculture, construction and transportation. A strong rupee makes for cheap imports of petro-stock for fertilizer plants, coking coal for steel plants and petroleum for vehicles. These three becoming cheaper, is good news for Indians. The discourse on the merits and demerits of the strong rupee has been informed and driven by India’s export competitiveness. Detractors of the strong-rupee policy could argue that some export competitiveness would be lost in a mercantilist world where India’s rivals could increase their market share by keeping their currencies undervalued.

            However the Indian economy depends on domestic consumption to sustain equitable and widespread growth. Hence those that are dependent on the weak rupee for their competitiveness should re-engineer their export businesses soon. The rupee’s rise is the result of India’s growing ability to attract global capital. While this creates problems for some companies that earn most of their revenues in dollars, it also creates opportunities for Indian firms by making it less expensive for them to acquire overseas assets. The rupee rise also helps to tame inflation, India not only imports oil but also a number of other things like wheat etc. It is better if government does not enter and provide support, as some correction should take place by the end of next year as U.S. expenditures outside decrease. Hence we say strong rupee is good for India’s economy.

credit:-we thank CCP technology for it wonderfull support……………….

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Is Piracy Good??

Posted by Madhuresh on August 26, 2007

            We all know that software piracy is illegal. A 10-year-old kid was sued by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for downloading free music in Florida; there are lawsuits against developers of P2P networks and Web sites.

            Though some people buy software’s or use freeware. I don’t think one can completely stop people from pirating software – considering that many software products costs more than the average pc today!

It’s Easy, It’s Fun, It’s Illegal!

             Most of us in India have a lot of pirated software on our computers, and part of the reason is that we really cannot afford to pay for even software that is cheap by American standards – $10 is Rs 450! Obtaining working software has become the simplest thing on earth – just go to a download site such as http://www.xyz.com, download the software. And then hit Google or Yahoo Search. Looking for cracks.

When i asked this question to few people,i get another set of question?

 “…Do you seriously expect me to believe that you do not pirate yourself?”

 “…The cyber laws in India are very weak, we can get away! ” 

“…There are thousands of people doing it. How do u expect them to catch me!”

 You’re Breaking The Law         

          It’s important to realize that by downloading a crack for software, or using someone else’s license key to unlock software is illegal. Though Cyber Law in India is weak but laws across globe vary and generally the punishment could be a hefty fine and jail time.

Oh Shush, You Little **** Activist! Piracy is Good.

                   Me and my friend had a discussion on this topic and this is how the discussion started. 

 Me: So how can piracy be good? Good for you, yes but not good for the poor developer
She: Nope, Piracy is good for the software developers themselves, I mean, it’s good for me, but it’s a lot more beneficial to the big software companies.

 Me: Oh really, how? Do you know how many billions of US dollars of profit they loose because of piracy? It’s like 5 million a year (that was a complete shot in the dark!)
She: Sure, but how many billions more do they make with more sales?

 Me: That is not a valid argument: it’s like saying since 3 lakh Indians pay tax, why should the government want tax from the rest of the population?
She: No, taxes are different. You agree to pay them, but when it comes to software, I don’t have to use it; I could choose not to use paid software at all!

 Me: So why don’t you?
She: Because I am keeping the balance of good and evil in the world! What do you think, dummy? It’s because there are popular software that are easy to use and the not-so-popular freeware that are a lot harder to get used to! I like to keep it simple.
 

 Me: So piracy is justified for you because you’re lazy?
She:
no. Piracy is justified for me because I want to use the same software at home as I do at work, My Company will not buy me a copy for home, so I pirate it!
 

 Me: Wha… huh.. Umm…that’s the most idiotic thing I have ever heard! Why cant you just use the logic and listen to what you are saying!
She: What I’m saying is logical. Perhaps you are not getting it. Tell me why software companies have not made un-crackable software products till date?
 

 Me: Because they can’t, but they will probably be able to do so soon enough!
She: Wrong! They haven’t because they just don’t want to! Do you seriously believe that they couldn’t, at the least, make it a lot harder to crack the software? I mean, how come a crack or patch is available in a week from when the software is released? Look at the bigger picture 
 

 Me: There’s a bigger picture? I thought software vendors losing billions of dollars was the biggest picture!
She: Fine! Let me use an example to make you understand. Ok let’s say Microsoft makes a Windows version that is un-crackable. Let’s say it’s Vista for this example. What happens then?

 Me: Everyone buys Vista?      
She: A lot of people will start using LINUX or stick to their older version which is running fine.
 

Me: Umm… maybe. But we’re talking majority here not minorities.
She: Minority? I’m no techie, but I have installed Linux and I found openoffice much as Microsoft office! See

Me: No I don’t see!
She:
Use your imagination! What would happen if  I started using freeware only at home. Take your example don’t you use same software that in your college that you use at your home.
 

Me: Yeah I do, So?
She:
Now imagine the whole world doing it. All the companies would love to save money on software!
 
 

Me: ok! So a lot of people start using freeware. How’s that bad?
She:
It is then whom do u sell the software to? If everyone is using freeware. With piracy at least there is some sales.

 Me: Ouch!!!

             As I dejectedly stomped my way back, the logic she had used to reach her conclusion started to sink in. she has a valid point. I know that despite losing the debate, software piracy is still bad, and against the law, but I cannot help but wonder how beneficial it’s been to big software development companies.

Though I haven’t found my answer- and I doubt anyone will ever concrete evidence to prove it either way- I now have a possible answer to the question, “is piracy good?”   

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