Monday, 27 June 2016

Loyalty is an important quality - A dog princess in the cat's world

While taking interviews, I always ask, especially graduates, how long they are planning to work in the organisation if they are selected. I check this to see the pattern of answers and to see how they react to it. It really does not matter because; I believe it depends on the organisation how they are treated. But it has become a trend to change jobs within in smaller duration. The average tenure in software industry in India is less than 3 years and companies which has got more than the average shows the increased loyalty and satisfaction of the employees in that organisation. I have heard this phrase "I work for money if you want loyalty hire a dog" and a lion is in the background. Well there is another view to this picture. Lion is nothing but a big cat, the mightiness and the royal image to lion is brought in to our minds from stories from the young age. I have nothing against the lion. I am personally a Leo, and have seen The Lion King movie so many times. But that is to do with the image that we have given to the Lion as King of the Jungle. In reality, it is just one big cat.

Cat will be only with you when it needs you. It stays with you because it needs protection and food. It also enjoys all that you have. How much ever you try to be good to it; it can never be loyal to you. It will be the first to run, while in danger. It will be good to you until you keep feeding it or it does not have another opportunity. The day it has a better opportunity, it leaves you which ever situation you are in. It never misses an opportunity to steal and eat, could it be the milk kept for your child. It doesn't matter for the cat. All it cares is for itself.

I have also heard some great mind of IT industry saying, "Do not love your company, but love your job". Yes, you need to love your job. But the job satisfaction that you get when you do it for a cause bigger than you would only come when you do it to make your company proud. This is nothing but loyalty. There are many people who have served organisations for long time. Have you noticed the respect someone has towards the organisation they have been working for long after getting retired? Can we even measure the satisfaction these people have? Could it be replaced with something else? This is something that a cat would never enjoy.

Loyalty is not a bad thing to have. It depends on what you are loyal to. If loyalty is a bad thing, why do we have loyalty programs in organisations? Why do we recognise long serving people in all organisations? A long service will definitely be successful, if you are also contributing to the success of the organisation. If you continuously fail to bring any benefit to your employer because of your existence, what do you think it can return you? Loyalty is not working in the same organisation without changing from it and doing nothing to it. You need to take challenges coming to you. The industry is changing and we need to change along with the industry adapting the new culture. We need to contribute to the culture of the organisation to make it a better place for all the others in the organisation. Some people will never understand this word loyalty. Forget about changing the organisation, I have seen people moving to another team who don't care about the old team. But some are different. I have seen team members who come back and visit old team members, socialize in a very positive way. This is because of the love they have towards the team and the organisation.

A dog is better than a dog. There is no better friend to man than a dog in the animal kingdom. A dog is a loyal animal, which ensures that it does its best in its job and will always be there for you. You recognise and love it, that is all it would need. You provide training, it will like it and make use of the best leanings. . You cannot make a cat to do any work that you wanted to do. Even if it does, it would be like a ring master in the ring and the tigers on the stool. But with dogs, tasks are done because they love doing it and also because they know that you love them doing it. This is the difference.

Would you like to have a person with the attitude that is mentioned in the lion's picture? I definitely will not like to have a person like that in my team. Attitude is the most important requirement of an employee. The right attitude is important in a team or you will have a disaster waiting for you. If money is the only thing that someone wants, they should be working in some place where that gives only that. Let us look for people who look for an environment where they can show their honesty, integrity ability and passionate nature to words the work.

This is a cat's world. There are a lot of cats in the IT industry. You may find short term success with cats. Loyalty, dedication, and the respect to colleagues are important to make your carrier a successful one. The ones with all these quality are the ones which needs to be respectfully called as dogs.

And to be a dog is not so easy. I myself wanted to be a dog and not a cat, how so ever big the cat is. Even if you call the cat a Lion, it is a cat. And it never can become a dog. The society will pull you with all the social influences to become a cat. Offers for a cat are very attractive. But at the end when you are able to be successful in being what you are, where you are, that's when you are a dog princess in the cat's world. It is not easy to find many, but when you find one, never lose the opportunity to get them in.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Let Romans be Romans in Rome

We have grown up listening to the phrase “while in Rome be a Roman”. It doesn't seem practical in today’s world where there are a lot of people moving to different parts of the world. Once you are in a new place you get to see more people of your culture and origin. This makes you feel very comfortable. Now that you have a lot of people in the place you want to make the culture similar to the place you are from so that you can help your children grow in that. This is also good.


But then is when you start noticing many things in this new land that are not aligned with your culture. There are things which are against your culture. It was fine to you when you came to this place. It was also there when you got yourself established in this place. You had no issues with the culture of the local people. You used to go back home and let people know about this culture and they also used to wonder about things happening there. You were also warned many times not to get attracted to the local culture from the elders in the family.

Now when you have a many people who are with you in this place, you start thinking that this is wrong. It is against your culture, so you do not want those practices to  be followed  by the locals too. Before jumping in to the any of the cultural practices, it is important to know that everyone has the freedom to practice their cultural practices. These practices are not just a hundred or two hundred year old ones, these could be thousands of year old traditions which are still followed.

I would say if you don't agree with any of the cultural practices of a local place, better go back to your own place. Do not disturb the local people. You are the one who intruded in to their land for making a better living. Let them live their life and you yours.

You can not blindly enforce your beliefs to every one. Raavana might be a demon for some, but there are people in India who believe that he was one of the best kings they ever had. And they still miss him and pray for him. Maha Bali is a demon king and is believed to be a bad person by most of the people, but people of Kerala believes that he is the best king they ever had and celebrates his visit every year. And it is a public holiday that day in the state till today. And irrespective of any religion people celebrate it.

If you have gone to a particular place to make a living, you have gone there because you have seen some good in there. You better enjoy that and come back. You should realize how good the local people were who welcomed you to the place. Now do not try to change their culture because you do not like things in there. All that you see there is what they are. That is their identity. A revolution if happens within the society, then it is different. Christianity to Communism everything needs to be localized if you wanted it to be sustain. Tying Taali in a Christian wedding in India is a part of the Indian culture. Since you are in India, you do it. It makes sense.

You can not generalize all the Hindus, all the Muslims or all the Christians. They are different from place to place. We cannot stereotype people as having a  common identity across according to the religion. This is not correct.

There are a lot of things that can be applied in the north of India but can not be in the south. And at the same time there are a lot of things that can be applied in the south of India and can not be applied to the north of India. When I say North and South, It could be East, West, North East, North West, South East, or could be any state specifically. It is only a representation to a region

This applies to so many people today. The animal lovers who want to stop Jellikettu and Seval Sandai in Madurai, Cow worshiping people from the some parts of India who wanted to ban Beef in Kerala.  Priestess of the Pentecostal churches who wanted to make prayer halls in Hindu thickly populated area. All are of the same category. People who wanted to dress up the Ahori people. People who want women not to wear Burkha. The list is endless.

But please mind that there are places in this world where it does not belong to any culture, for example. A train bogie. You should not be doing Pooja in a running train’s compartment for the reason that you are in a pilgrimage. Train may catch fire, and it is also not a nice thing for others in the train.  Opening a beef stall next to a temple is a bad idea. But near a church, you will have good business.

Forcefully asking someone to practice what you practice and asking them to stop practicing what they practice because it is against your culture in their place both are culture less, which ever culture you belong to.

So let Romans be Romans in Rome. We should not go to Rome and ask people of Rome to start practicing the culture of Mongolia.  This article has got nothing to do with Rome or Mongolia. It is in the way you think and understand what these two names are for.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

New School, and the environment - Claire

Claire joined VIBGYOR school for the 1st standard. She was in Kidzee till last year.
Claire was sent to JuzzKids daycare when she was just 7th moths old. She was grown up in that environment and it was a second home for her. When she turned 4, she got admission in Kidzee, which was in the same building and was managed by the same management of JuzzKids. She was excited to go to Kidzee but it was easy for her to adapt. There was always a lot of people around her with who she grew up.
VIGYOR is a bigger school and has got a big building and a huge ground. It was all different for her. She must have got frightened, excited, and felt lonely when she went to the school for the first day.
Her excitement got over when I took her to the school for the first day. She wore the new uniform and her new bag. Even the socks were provided by the school and the name of the school was written on it. She liked the new environment. But she did not find anyone who she knew in the school and the class rooms were so big. And everything new. She could not stop thinking about the school. We went to sleep early but, she kept on talking about the school and to her teachers in the dream.  Ahilaa, her mother, could not sleep well as she got disturbed with this. She kept on asking Claire to sleep. There was a mixed feeling in her that she even said she wanted to go to toilet in the night.

In the morning Claire got up with a fewer it was 101 in the thermometer. She wanted to go to the school but she is not well. I asked her if she liked the school. She said that she liked the school. And so she took a days leave and I am working from home for the first half and will go to office in the second half when Ahilaa will work from home in the second half. 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Media is only one side of the reality. Think before you vote, but do vote.

As all the political parties are preparing for the next election, and as we all are been convinced by different means on who to vote for, requesting you to spend some time and think without being influenced by anything and any one.
Now all information that we are getting, are through media. Once we see what is happening in a particular location, we think that we actually have seen it. But the actual fact is that we have seen only those things which the reporter or the media wants us to see. You are not seeing everything which happened there, but you are seeing and believing what someone wants you to see and believe. And this is a great threat to the thoughts as we human beings are made in such a way to believe what you have seen. But this virtual reality becomes reality unknowingly and our brain is forced to accept it.
If you are religious, be religious, if you are of specific culture/breed, be proud of it.

Many times it is seen clearly that most of the people opposes a corrupt person and at the same time supports another corrupt person, for the reason that, the second has one common thing with them. It could be religion, cast, language, gender, region, village, state, district etc. and for the same reason, the second person is not corrupted or even though he/she is it is not a big corruption.   
Ask yourself if you are right. I really do not understand how we can be so uncivilised by supporting some people when you actually hear them talk. Most of the talk is happening with a secret weapon called “hate”. And you unknowingly start hating someone for the reason to support someone.
As far as India is concerned we want a good stable, government and nothing else. Even if you take 24 hours it is worth, as this will help you for the next five years.
We do not want a government which would help one particular cast, breed, religion, and what so ever groups we have in the nation. Let religion be religion, gods be gods and culture be culture. All that we are looking for is a party to form a government. We want just pure government and nothing else.
We want a party which can contribute to development, self-sustainability, good relationship with the rest of the nations and build a good government.
Let no wave take you from you.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Husband No. 1



I saw an unread mail in the inbox today morning which was from my child’s school. It was syllabus for the month. I thought it would be appropriate to send it to my wife immediately. I forwarded the mail to her. And I knew I did the right thing. In another five minutes I got a reply from my wife. There was only one line written.
 Your daughter is in Senior KG and this month is March“.
I did not understand anything. I then looked beneath and read the subject carefully. It was written Syllabus for February. I understood that I was a month late to respond. As today is march 3rd.
But why is it written that my daughter is in Senior KG? I checked the subject again carefully and read. “File: JuniorKG - February.doc, Description : JuniorKG Syllabus”. Alright, it is the syllabus for the Junior KG for the month of February.
Now it is clear to me,  it was a year and a month late.
Better late than never, I told myself.

A Managers Experience

It was late in the evening and I had returned home late from office as there was a delivery in following week. My team was working very hard as there were some changes which came in the later stage. We accepted those changes as there were some critical decisions taken with the existing contract. Though we were doing well at our end, it was not so great in the overall progress of the business.
I received a call from one of my team members. I picked up the call and he told me that he is leaving to his native as his brother had met with an accident. He said that he is not so sure about the situation and it looks like an emergency. I told him to leave immediately and not to worry about the work. I also told him to contact me if there is any kind of help required. He said he would return in two days and disconnected the call. While talking to him, I got a wild scene of disbelief, for which I felt bad about myself. I told myself that you could not be a bad manager. I made a plan for the situation at the project end.
Next day I called up for the meeting and told rest of the team members about the sad incident happened. I also told the team that we all will have to work a bit extra to ensure that his work is also completed. I also requested help from my managers for an extra resource for some days as we need to complete things on time. Keeping the offshore manager informed about the absence of one member and making him understand the problems it might cause in the delivery, I got some of the deliverables excused for this delivery.
While the day progressed, I thought of calling him and asking him about the situation. His phone was switched off; I could not get in touch with him. My worry increased as there is no information about him. Not knowing what happened to him after leaving that night.  I kept on calling him for one more day and shared my worry to some of the team members who were working closely with him in the current assignment. I also kept my manager informed about the situation.
On the third day when there is no information from him, I send a mail to HR copying my manager on the situation. We in the project have got a practice of keeping emergency contact number of all team members. This will be a local number and a number of his permanent residence.  I reached the first number, which was of his friend who lives in Bangalore. He said he did not hear form him for some days and do not know anything. I got more worried and decided to call the other number which is a mobile number. 
Before I call, I decided to think for a while on what to say and what not to say and called the second number. It was a lady who picked up the call and was talking in a regional language which I do not know. I again got help of one of my team member, who is from the same region, and asked him to talk to the lady and know what the situation is and where he was.
The team member kept on talking for some time to the lady and kept the phone. He turned to me and told me that, it was his mother, but she does not know anything about the accident and also not sure if she felt it appropriate to answer the questions as she is not sure who is calling. Now we both were confused.
In the very next minute I received a call from my team mate from some other number. He was very upset and was worried that, his mother, who is a heart patient, to who they have deliberately kept the news of the accident hidden, because of her health condition, now know that her son has met with an accident. He also told me that she is now taken to the hospital as she was feeling chest pain. I felt sorry and felt that I am an idiot to call her. He then told me that he is in the hospital with his brother who is in a very bad situation. He said that he could not call me because his phone was not working for some reason and now he is calling from his cousin’s phone. He said that he got this number as I called his mother. He told me that he can only come back after a week and is arranging money for his brother’s treatment, which would come around 7 lakhs. As he had no money he needs to sell his farm which is the bread and butter of his family. He said now his brother is in a coma stage, as there is a stone which got into his head in the accident.
I felt so bad about myself and realized that this guy needs help. I talked to my manager and other team members and made them understood about the situation. His phone continued to be offline and whenever I tried his cousin’s number, his cousin picks up the call and says “ I am somewhere outside and will ask him to call you once I reach him”.
Delivery of the project was nearing and we managed to deliver all that we promised on time. It was a great team work. Rest of the team members worked extra hours to complete the tasks on time. I was very happy, but there was always pain thinking about the member who is now in the hospital taking care of both his brother and his mother. Though there was an excuse in some of the modules, those where also completed, but testing was incomplete. So it was excluded in the delivery.  Offshore manager was happy for this delivery and we agreed to include the excluded parts along with the next delivery which is planned in a months’ time.
I tried his cousin’s number. This time I got him on the call and asked about the situation. He said he would come back tomorrow. He said his brother is still moved to another hospital and gave me details of the new hospital where his brother is admitted now.
The very next day, he came to office he said that he is going to apply for a month long leave to take care of his brother and his mother. I called up an HR manager and told him about all that happened and asked him to talk to him and see if he could help him in this situation.  The HR manager talked to him and called me and said that the situation is true and should give him maximum leaves you could give. If he needs more leaves then there are other policies which would support and he needs to avail those.
I called for a meeting with the rest of the team members and told them that I am probably going to give him some money for his immediate expenses. Some of the other team members also offered to help, but two of the team members were so hard hearted that they said they do not know if the accident is true and would not be interested in giving any money. Though I thought it was rude, it was a different angel to the whole situation to think and decided that we should pay directly to the hospital and tied to reach the hospital.
I then called up the hospital, and told them that I am calling to know the situation of a patient and would like to pay a share of the bill. They were happy to help and asked me details of the patient. After some time, they told me there is no such patient admitted in the hospital. I asked if there is a coma patient in the hospital who was admitted a week before and it was an accident case. They could not find any coma patients in the hospital and told me that ICU unit has got a separate register if patient is directly admitted from the emergency. They then transferred the call to the department. I told them the very same reason and asked if they could tell me the current situation of the patient. To my surprise, they told me that there is no major accident cases admitted in the hospital for the last many months. And they never had any coma patient in the hospital.
I was surprised and called him for a meeting, I asked him to tell me the truth and told him that I could help him even now knowing that the whole thing was a story which he made so as to escape from the delivery responsibility. He was defending himself and telling that his brother is in the hospital. I had no better option left than to leave it to HR to handle. I called the HR business partner for help and while talking he accepted that he did not want to show that he could not complete the things he was supposed to complete and in his absence he wanted other team to do it. 
I remembered what Shakespeare told: Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time. And that is what happened in this case. He lost me for life.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's driver claims he can't have died in plane crash

While a number of books were published on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and committee and commissions set up to solve his mystery, a living witness and close companion of Netaji was never contacted by anyone. 
 Nizamuddin, a 107-year-old man who claims to be the driver of Netaji in Azad Hind Fauj (AHF), lives in Islampura, Bilariyaganj, in Azamgarh district. He claims to have spent four years with Netaji after joining the AHF in 1942. The TOI team also visited him sometime back. Recently the volunteers of a local organisation also went to his place to honour him. 
 Nizamuddin was also sure that Netaji was not killed in the plane crash in 1945. "How can it be possible when I had dropped him by the car on the banks ofSitangpur river near the boarder of Burma and Thailand about three-four months after the incident of plane crash?" he wondered. He has no idea what happened after he dropped Bose on the riverbank. He said that he insisted to accompany Netaji, but he was commanded to return with a promise of meeting again in Independent India. 
Ref: TOI

A 102-year-old man claiming to be Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's driver-cum-bodyguard has claimed that the freedom fighter was not killed in an air crash in 1945.
AZAMGARH (Uttar Pradesh): A 102-year-old man claiming to be Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's driver-cum-bodyguard has claimed that the freedom fighter was not killed in an air crash in 1945, but died a natural death in oblivion, decades later in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
''Netaji was not on the plane that crashed in Taipei in 1945, as he changed his plans to board aircraft at the last minute. He was not killed in the crash, but died a few years ago as Gumnami Baba in Faizabad,'' claimed Nizamuddin, the driver-cum-bodyguard of Netaji in the Azad Hind Fauj, he said said on Thursday at his house in Shahabuddinpur village in Billariaganj, 12 km from the district headquarters.
  
''I ran away from my house in Dhakwa village in Mubarakpur area of Azamgarh district in 1924, when I was barely 20. I reached Singapore by ship, paying a fare of Rs 24, and was later blooded into the AHF,'' said the centenarian who can now walk only with the aid of a staff.
  
''Netaji, who was addressed by everyone in the AHF as 'Babu', asked me to become the driver of his 12 cylinder car, donated by a king in Malaya (now Malaysia). I was later appointed his bodyguard too, carrying a Tommy gun,'' said the man who was rechristened Nizamuddin from Saifuddin, to hide his identity in the AHF.
Endorsing the Mukerjee Commission findings on Netaji's death, Nizamuddin said Justice Mukherjee had arrived at the truth behind Netaji's story.
  
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was reported to have died in an air crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945. His body was never found.
“He did not die in the air crash. The plane did not carry him, but instead had on board Captain Ekram, Lal Singh, a Bengali soldier and a woman, all AHF members, besides two to three Japanese,'' Nizamuddin said.
He reminisced that he met Netaji and brother Sharat Chandra Bose in 1946 over a bridge on a river in Thailand, a year after the alleged death the in air-crash.
The leader, he said, told him that Indian leaders, in collusion with the British and United States governments, were playing a political game using his alleged death.
''Jo jaisa karega woh waisa bharega,'' Netaji had told me when I asked him what he thought of the Indian leaders trying to pronounce him dead.
That was the last meeting I had with 'Babu', who disliked being called 'Sahib' by AHF mates, Nizamuddin added with tears in eyes.
''I wanted to accompany Netaji, but he asked me to go to Rangoon, the capital of Burma, and promised to meet me in an independent India.''
In Rangoon, he married a Burmese girl of Indian origin, Habibunisha, with whom he had six children -- four sons and two daughters -- all married.
While in Burma, he worked in teak plantations and as a tourist guide, but was forced to leave with his family in 1969 due to hostility shown by locals towards Indians.
''I came back to my village Dhakwa and settled in my ancestral house, with a belief that Netaji would have died a natural death by then. But by sheer a quirk of fate in 1971, I met in Varanasi, Swami, the Madrasi right-hand man of Netaji, who confided in me that Babu was alive and residing in oblivion in Faizabad district under the disguised name of Gumnami Baba,'' said Nizamuddin.
The old man recalls that he never doubted Swami's startling revelation, as Netaji had mastered the art of 'disguise', using it many times to hoodwink the British.
''I was a poor man with no job, but somehow arranged Rs 150 to go to Faizabad to meet Babu, but failed as Babu had left for some other place, though temporarily, probably sensing some danger,'' claimed Nizamuddin.
The meeting in Thailand, he said, with turned out to be his last with Netaji.
''It was Swami who met me several times at the Mission Hospital in Azamgarh and gave me messages from Babu.''
According to Swami, Netaji, who was then living as Gumnami Baba, was happy that the country had gained independence, but thought the battle had been partially lost with the nation's partition.
''Netaji said the way the country was moving, many more partitions would take place,'' Nizamuddin said, adding that had Netaji been in the government of free India, the country would have stayed united.
''He was a real secular leader, who reposed faith in a Muslim as a driver, and along with AHF mates refurbished the grave of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in Rangoon,'' Nizamuddin said.
''Netaji died a few years back in Faizabad and the Bengali lady who had given him shelter also passed away later,'' said Nizamuddin.
He said the news of Netaji's death was the last he had heard from Swami.
Justice Mukherjee's findings were right, he said, adding that the ashes in the Renkoji temple were not that of Netaji. But he was sore that none of the three commissions set up to probe Netaji's death, including the Mukherjee panel, had bothered to meet Netaji's driver who accompanied him to several countries including Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Laos.
Ref: DNA

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

K-Community meet Feb 2014

On 22nd Jan  I could make to the KM gathering at Unisys. The session was very informative and got introduced to people who have similar interest. In the session there were people from different companies and also independent KM practitioners. Dr. Madanmohan Rao is a KM author and consultant based in Bangalore, the editor of The KM Chronicles and four other book series also a co-founder of the Bangalore K-Community, was the moderator for the session.
Session started sharp 6:00 PM.
Key presenters
1. LNV Samy, VP, Global Technology and Delivery Centre (India, China and Australia), Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions, Unisys
2. Nirmala Palaniappan, Senior Manager – Social Enterprise, Oracle
3. Ved Prakash, Global KM Practice Head – Application Management, CGI
4. Raju Ramakrishna, Group KM Manager, Wipro
5. Dr. Pushpa who has taken his doctorate in Knowledge Management over social media was also present who presented on how social media is effecting knowledge with respect to the speed of getting information, and other new dimensions of KM over social media.
There were also KM leaders from Mindtree, Tech Mahendra, Societe Generale, etc who shared their thoughts on KM in their respective organisations.
Key notes and highlights.
Most of them highlighted on the importance of involving stake holders to make the initiative successful.
A message to ensure that not to get hung up with technology was given by most of them, which was again on the topic of debate.
Everyone agreed that when comparing quality with quantity we should focus more on quality and not on quantity.
1. Unisys is focusing on bringing KM in to the root level
a. The revenue benefit they achieved was showcased
b. Reuse strategy to increase revenue
2. Oracle is working on an expert locator which involves data from the HR system and also integrates feedback taken from the employees.
a. Introducing big data in to the KM system and to make better benefit out of it
b. Ensuring the usability of the KM system is made better
c. Making objectives for each year which is flexible so that if there is a business requirement, the objectives can be remodelled.
3. CGI had the biggest success story among all
a. Integration and cultural difference which KM had to undergo
b. ACTIONED! Framework
c. Changing the perspective of strength in each technology with horizontal connections.
d. How KM is built around the key objectives of the organisation
4. Wipro believes that the KM that they have now has reached a stage where it has to be re modelled and they are coming up with the next generation KM. They have divided Km in to three so as to keep focus
a. KM to customers (connect to customers and allow customers to reach out to the KM system so as to ensure that knowledge spread across is collected and shared)
b. Internal KM ( KM within the organisation)
c. Next generation KM ( Focusing on the quality and connectivity, collaboration and social networking)
d. Collecting feedback from individual teams on how KM has helped.
e. Creating use cases KM benefits.
f. Included KM as a question in Customer Satisfaction survey
g. Focus on revenue, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction with respect to KM
5. Tech Mahendra had a different story to share
a. They have a full ledged studio in Hyderabad for KM where videos are taken and shared on specific topics
b. Focused more on those areas where KM could show great importance.
Session got over by 8.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Thanks to Homeopathy, and Dr. Deepak K Tibrewal, my boy, Lohaan, got an award for highest attendance in Class



It was the annual day function at Electronics City Kidzee and Juzzkids school, where both our children are studying. Once all the programs where over, They started giving awards. It was a surprise to us when we heard our 2 year 8 months old boy, Lohaan’s name announced for an award. And the award was for having maximum attendance in the class. Now I am not sure if we are doing justice to him sending him to school all the day. But this made me think for a while.  Most of the children of this age are not able to attend the classes. And this was the case of his sister also. We had to take lots of leaves when Claire was of his age, because of the cough and cold. It is usual in Bangalore that kids get fever, cough and cold when the climate changes. And also because of the pollen in the air. Our kids where no different.
Each time you go to a doctor first thing he would start with an antibiotic. And after some time the dosage is increased for proper effect. Children where getting week over a period of time and we were getting worried. It is also not a good mood that you would get in office when your boss see you taking leaves often for some or the other reason. Claire had some problem in her eyes for which we had to spend a weeks time in a hospital. Pediatric surgeon had a doubt that it was some complex problem. She was given antibiotic over iv for all 8 days. It was the time when my wife, Ahilaa, was expecting our second child in another 8 days. We had no choice but to leave the hospital. We then met more than 60 doctors in Bangalore for this. One would investigate and give reference of another doctor. Then it went for six months. I would not blame any of those doctors, but am thankful to each one of them as they were all trying to help us.  By now we had also started all the same antibiotics for Lohaan who was now 6 months old. For him, there was a problem that his temperature increases and he had twice lost his consciousness.
This is when the magic happened. We got introduced to Dr. Deepak K Tibrewal Homeopathic doctor in Jayanagar. Dr. Deepak K Tibrewal is a unique practitioner of Homeopathy in Bangalore - India, he has Allopathic qualification MBBS from MAHE and Homeopathic MF(HOM) from The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London. He provides fully personalized modern Homeopathic treatment on the principles of classical Homoeopathy.
He has got a website : http://www.homeoclinic.in . This will help you know more about him.
From then for the last two years we have been taking his medicines for both our children. With God’s grace and Dr. Deepak K Tibrewal Homeopathic medicine we never had to take antibiotics for both our children from then. It is only those sweet medicines that we need to take. The only thing is that when you are taking homeopathic medicines, there are some rules that we need to follow. If we could follow it then the medicine would do its best. Rules are not so difficult. We need to take medicines as per the prescription. For half an hour, should not eat anything before or after taking medicines, should not take medicines immediately after brushing your teeth. And should have a clean mouth at the time of taking medicines. That is all. 
He found out that Claire needs Sodium supplement, and Lohaan he gave a magical medicine HKP. AB etc.  I do not know what all those are. But now we survive with those. Now we know that if there is a chance for fever, AB. If there is cough and cold, HKP.  And for each person the medicine is different according to the body type of the person. So there would be a half an hour consultation which is required to know what kind of person you are and body type you have. 
Now our children can play in rain and go to school next day. In the above picture you can see Claire and Lohaan with other children playing in rain as they have Dr Deepak’s medicine kept inside their home.
I thank him for helping us. Knowing about my children, many of my friends who went there told me later that they were all happy that they met him. They were also thankful to me for introducing him. It is not just them some of our relatives also started his consultation which includes my father in law who could completely remove the usage of his asthma medicine puffs.

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Is Vladimir Putin The Richest Politician? Russia?




 A recent study came up and said that Vladimir Putin is the richest politician in the world. It is said that "Putin's personal fortune" on Google, and you'll find estimates of between $40 billion and $70 billion. He is not just rich, He is one of the healthiest politicians too. Do not mess with him.




It could be also possible that he has shown all his wealth. There are many politicians around us who we have heard having so much money either in their names or they have someone else who keeps their money.
We only notice those politicians who are in limelight, why don’t we look at some others too. Some one who is in politics for more than 70 years.

Russia? May be I do not know but we also have to check for other countries. India could be one of it.

More details:
1.       nbcnews.com
2.       bloomberg.com   
3.       therichest.com

Monday, 25 November 2013

There is no cholesterol in vegetable oils

I happened to see the video of a class Dr. N Gopalakrishnan a scientist and Hon. Director of Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage, having M.Sc. (Pharm. Chem); M.Sc. (Appl. Chem); M.A. (Soc.); Ph.D (Bio); D.Lit
I thought it is very important for most of us to know this, so hear it is what he said : Remember there is no cholesterol in any vegetable oil. None of the vegetable products including palm oil does not have cholesterol. Cholesterol is there only in animal based products. It is there in butter, Ghee, egg, Meat, fish etc. Our body needs 950 mil cholesterol each day. Cholesterol is not a poisonous material. 950 mg cholesterol is required for our body, which our body produces. If one egg is consumed 60 mg of cholesterol is made in the body. Similarly, when chicken, mutton, beef, etc are consumed it increases with respect to it.
Specialty of cholesterol is that, our body knows how to make it but does not know how to decompose it. Remember, body know to produce cholesterol, body does not decompose cholesterol. Alternately it uses these cholesterol and convert it to lipo-protein to make skin and membrane, and that is the only thing body does.
In Denmark 1945-46, when heart of the war prisoners was opened the It was found that huge amount of cholesterol was there in the fat inside the heart. From that day, it made to think that that cholesterol is a reason for heart attack. Then there was so many changes later. You would have heard about HDL and LDL which is there inside this. I believe that you would have heard about it. Could be a misunderstanding, no worries.
Low density Lipo protein, LDL. 0.94 gram per cc. Very High density Lipo protein, VHDL 1.2 gram per cc. In between these you have High density Lipo protein HDL.
LDL is produced when cholesterol and fatty acids which has got 18 carbon join together and makes ester, this joins with protein and then goes through phosphate. Then LDL and HDL is produced.
In this if Saturated Fat is what has come, then density of lipo protein will be less. Melting point will be 40, 41, 42 degree for different fats.
What is the body temperature? 37.3 degree. So melting point of fat is 40-42 and body temperature is 37.3. What will be the state of the fat in the blood? Solid/ globule will be the state.
This will go somewhere and create a block. For this reason, gingili oil is the best oil for body. The whole of it is omega 3 poly unsaturated fatty acid and because it's melting point is less than 9 degree.
For that reason, 40 grams of fat with unsaturated fatty acid is required for our body each day.
We doctors frighten saying that you need to avoid fat, but yes should avoid chips sort of things. Reason being oil is heated up to 167 to 170 degree before frying. When this is mixed with water and salt, peroxides and hydro-peroxides. It is sure that this will make cancer. That is why, the thing which can have more probability of having peroxides and hydro-peroxides, have you heard of fried oil? What do you call the oil which is once used for frying? You use the same oil for frying for five days. Keep it for two days. Take two grams of it and feed a chicken. Within five minutes chicken will be dead. Reason peroxides. Peroxides and hydro-peroxides are what that would be there in this. So without knowing unsaturated and saturated fatty acid, we frighten patients many times.
Butter has got so much of cholesterol. Butter is not a vegetarian product. So do ghee has got so much of cholesterol. Because ghee is made out of butter.
The reason why I talk with this confidence is that my PhD is in lipid Chemistry. My doctorate is in Lipd Bio Chemistry. I worked inside and outside India in the same field.
I am telling you one more thing. 60% of the diseases can be cured only with hydro therapy. What is hydro therapy? Get up in the morning and drink 4 glass of water. That's it. Nothing more. The 6.25 liter of blood which is there inside our body is uncommonly polluted. Blood in the body is like stagnant water. Have you found any way to purify it? You could clean your outside body using different soaps. What to do inside? How will you clean inside? Drink enough water that is the solution.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I came across Dr. Stephen R. Covey's business book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Please have a quick look on the 7 habits
 1.      Be Proactive: Take initiative, Manage change, Respond proactively, Keep commitments, Take responsibility and practice accountability, Create positive business results.
 2.      Begin With the End in Mind: Define vision and values, Create a mission statement, Set measurable team and personal goals, Start projects successfully, Align goals to priorities, Focus on desired outcomes.
 3.      Put First Things First: Execute strategy, Apply effective delegation skills, Focus on important activities, Apply effective planning and prioritization skills, Balance key priorities, Eliminate low priorities and time-wasters, Use planning tools effectively, Use effective time-management skills.
4.      Think Win-Win: Build high-trust relationships, Build effective teams, Apply successful negotiation skills, Use effective collaboration, Build productive business relationships.
5.      Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood: Apply effective interpersonal communication, Overcome communication pitfalls, Apply effective listening skills, Understand others, Reach mutual understanding, Communicate viewpoints effectively, Apply productive input and feedback, Apply effective persuasion techniques.
6.      Synergize: Leverage diversity, Apply effective problem solving, Apply collaborative decision making, Value differences, Build on divergent strengths, Leverage creative collaboration, Embrace and leverage innovation.
7.      Sharpen the Saw: Achieve life balance, Apply continuous improvement, seek continuous learning.
These habits will certainly help you in achieving each of your objectives. I would recommend each of you to understand each of these and practice at work.

Get ready for Christmas with a bottle of wine

This is been some years I have been making wine at home and share it with some of my friends. It is most of the years in month of Nov I start preparing so that I have it ready by Christmas. I thought it would be a nice idea to share the recipe in Mirage.
It is very simple only thing that you need to have is patience. You should be a little extra careful when you make wine, because wrong bacteria can make it vinegar. This has happened with me once. I had 25 litres of vine vinegar which I did not know what to do J
I will tell you how to make wine from one kilogram of grapes. You can make wine with any fruit, the process remain the same.
Ingredients.
  1. Black grapes 1 Kg
  2. Sugar 1 Kg
  3. Wheat : 50 g
  4. Yeast: 10 g
  5. Water: 2.5 litre
Accessories:
  1. A ceramic / plastic pot
  2. Wooden long handle spoon
  3. A filter
Boil 2.5 litres of water and keep it closed to cool
Clean the whole grain wheat and keep it to drip all water.
Clean grapes well and remove it from the stems. You can clean it three to four times to make sure that all the dirt is gone.
Boil some water for five minutes in a big vessel and drop all the grapes in to it and take it back immediately. This is to make sure that grapes is properly cleaned.
Take a pot which you wanted to make wine it. A ceramic pot is better. It is also fine if it is plastic. Metal pots are not advised.
Take the Yeast in a small vessel and pore some water in it. And keep it for some time.
Put all the grapes in to the pot and smash it with the wooden spoon. Need to just smash a little.
Pore the already cooled water, 2.5 litre in to the pot.
Pore the yeast water
Put half of the sugar 500 g
Put the wheat and stir it.
Close the pot and keep it in a cool dark place.

Next day same time open it and stir it with the wooden spoon. Make sure that you have cleaned the spoon well. Do not use detergents. Better sterilise it, by poring hot water on the spoon.
Keep it closed and keep it back in the same place.
Continue to do this process for the next 21 days.

On the 21st day open it and pore the whole thing out in to a clean dry vessel.
Clean the Ceramic pot with hot water and let it cool.
Filter the juice and pore it to the ceramic pot again.
Make sure that you use a gloves if you use your hand. Any wrong bacteria can make it to 4 litres of vine vinegar. J
Put the balance sugar 500 g and stir it .

Tightly close the pot and keep it closed for another 25 days. 25 days is the minimum. The more it is kept the better the wine. Is.
Pore it out and keep it in a glass bottle and use it when you want. Hey make sure you send me a small bottle to taste once you make it