Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Independence Day

Independence is the space around you that allows you to grow.

On this 60th year of our Independence thought of how much an Independent man I have grown into. I was born on Nov 22 1978 almost in the middle of this 60 years of Indian Independence. From my own limited observation of the 30 years of Independent years I have seen only a small growth in any type of Independence may it be
  1. Political Independence
  2. Social Independence
  3. Sexual Independence
  4. Personal Independence
  5. Religion Independence
  6. Financial Independence
Of these the only significant changes I have seen is in the area of financial independence, which has been due to software boom, followed by globalisation and the outsourcing industry growth. I am a little doubtful of the call center business which is pumping into pockets of youths today. I personally believe that there is a low fundamental score to it.

In all the other Independence we are still at the same level as we were at the time of Independence.

Let me make it clear that i am not shadowing the economic growth of India, we have grown so much in the economic sense. There is no doubt about it and we can be proud about it too.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

80th Birthday

It was my periappa's (fathers elder brother) 80th birthday this 23rd and we celebrated it with the whole family. After all the functions we had all the family members seated and people from each generation came forward to talk a few things about periappa. To represent the first generation, chitappa(fathers younger brother) came forward. During the past few years their relationship had worsened mostly due to adult tolerance problem or should i say "adultescence". What ever it may be, i was expecting something to breakout and ruin the whole day. But much to my suprise chitappa gave a wonderful speech. He gave a good perspective for us youngsters. He started his speech by saying that we are to see the contemporaries of Periappa to understand him better. Periappa has been one uniting and loving force at yester years. He also advised us not to be like a a seive that keeps only unwanted stuff and allows all the good stuff to seep through. Point was to take only the good from Periappa's history.

From the next generation Sundar Anna and Raja anna spoke of how periappa gave direction to the families growth and his unrelentless quest for being prepared.

Myself told everyone the business acumen of periappa and how he has moulded me to be a business man from the start.

Arun (periappa's grandson) told us an interesting thing on how he has learned to keep his dressing table neat and tidy from periappa.

Vijaya meena anni (periappa's daughter in law) told everyone how he treats his daughter in laws as equal to daughters. She had the courage to tell him that if he were to soften the language in which he told everyone what to do , everyone will listen more.

From all these speeches and from the days events i learned a lot of things too
1. It is always easy to comment on our elders with retrospect,but looking from their time its a wonder how far they have brought us.
2. Everyone want to do something in life.
3. Tolerance in family is as important as leadership in the family.
4. Joint family is still beautiful

Quote for the day: "When searching for things, there are only two places to look for, the most unimaginable and the most obvious"

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ear piercing experience

THis is my ear peircing experience.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Stay hungry , stay foolish

This is the speech made by Steve Jobs on june 15th 2005 at Stanford University.

There is no hurry in life.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Shark in your Tank !!

I was out of town for a few days and just returned back. I have observed many a times that when you are outside your regular routine you can analyse many problems and challenges that you face and get lots of idea to solve these problems. So after my few days escapade i had com back with much energy and look what came in mail today. This makes me firmly believe that
" when the student is ready The Teacher appears"
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the Fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.
To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price.
So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little hashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference, because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.
So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The Shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state. The fish are challenged.
As soon as you reach your goals, such as finding a wonderful mate and getting married, starting a successful company, paying off your debts or whatever, you might lose your passion. You feel that you don't need to work so hard so you relax.
Like the Japanese fish problem, the best solution is simple. It was observed by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950's. "Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment." The Benefits of a Challenge: The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a good problem. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are happy. You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions. You have fun. You are alive!
Recommendations: Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead, reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help. Don't create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.
Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Reality Bites

Top Ten Things To Remember For Bringing Change

1) Practise what you Preach.
2) Start at the earliest.
3) Be ready to face the music.
4) There is no easy way but there are smart ways.
5) There are more than one way to do it.
6) Be sure of what you do.
7) Never put hold on things if you don't like it but sort it out
8) Have a do or die attitude
9) Some people always get hurt and you are not responsible
10) Practise what you have preached.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Having a different point of view is always so nice if you have the mind to accept others thoughts and ideas. Until recently i was of the opinion that India should have had an armed revolution to get its freedom and only then would we appreciate the freedom. I was talking with my Uncle last sunday and this topic came for discussion. His point of view was this. India being an agrarian society didnt have the people skill for an armed revolution and the mass disobedience usually called as ahimsa was the best strategy to adopt. Point well taken. Analysing again I was thinking werent there enough soilders in the pre-East India company India ? Yes but then only after beating those fellows did East India company become such a super power in India. My heart still bleeds for the valiant heros who fought with arms and believed in an armed revolution. Finally being a student of Strategy i would conclude that the leadership and charisma of Gandhi suceeded in pulling more people for the ahimsa strategy of mass disobediance and not the strategy of armed revolution strategy of Subash Chandra Bose.