Friday, April 29, 2005

Mumbai Billboards to blink out...

The Indian Express article starts with

"From May 1, the Queen’s Necklace will loose much of its lustre."
- loose?? gain would be the right word.

"With an annual turnover of Rs 700 crore, Mumbai’s billboards often reviled, are also regarded as one of the city’s cultural icons."
- Cultural icons!!! Now when did that happen. When did those semi-nude, gross visuals became cultural icons...[ Ofcourse except for a Amul or even a Traffic Awareness campaign which was creative ].

‘‘It is a sad situation—we are talking of transforming this city into Shanghai—look at all the beautiful cities of the world, they are known for their illuminations,’’ argued Imtiyaz Vilatra, Ogilvy and Mather’s management supervisor for Landscapes, their outdoor advertising company. ‘‘I feel the state should look for more ways to generate power.’’

- Will someone enlighten Imtiyaz about the strict guidelines set by Shanghai with respect to semi-porn/nude and double entendre and the punishments meted out otherwise. Also you can check out the various ZEHER / KHAMOSH -KHAUF whatever / FUN -Dangerous Illuminations of monstrous sizes at various signals in the city. Some are right in front of the windows for all to see. As for the advice, there are people who rarely saw a lit bulb in this state, in remote wish you could have offered it earlier....heard of SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY..?

‘‘More than the monetary losses it’s a loss of creativity,’’ said Manish Jain, general manager of Bright Advertising.
- Spare me will ya...

‘‘People will miss the illuminated presentation of the city.’’ again Manish Jain.
- Not me!! I like one Illumination though and that is the Illumination of CST and Municipal Office [both heritage buildings].

A life wasted...

"Twenty-five-year-old Aditya Khemka, a second semester student at Rai University was found dead on Tuesday after being hit by a train at Belapur at 5.25 am.
While the police insist it was an accident, his hostel mates suggest it was suicide over a love affair gone wrong."

It seems he had approached the girl many times and had received a slap too from her in front of 25 students. He was in a depression since then.

What does the dean have to say? ‘‘Aditya was Senior Manager, Placements for his batch. He was a very good student and we’ve lost a good life. This has nothing to do with our affiliation problems’’. The affiliation problems are apparently giving the dean some nightmares, that's for sure.

As for such students, don't waste your life, because by doing so, you kill your family members too in a single stroke.

And yes please include COUNSELLING as a compulsory option in my earlier post for education, for students.

I don’t know who the PM is !!!

I had sent a mail to Amit Varma about the need for awareness among the new generation.

The article from Indian Express, in mumbai expressline dated 28th April proves it. Read some of the quotes:

1. I don’t know who the PM is: Ishita, Std IX

2.‘‘I’m not interested in the Parliament; I don’t think it’s relevant to my life in any way,’’ declared Chaitali Palav, a Std IX student of St Mary’s Convent, Mulund.

3. ‘‘I know nothing about Parliament or its functions,’’ admits a cheerful Ishita Madanpura, another Std IX student. In fact, Madanpura says she doesn’t know who the prime minister is.

4. Tejas Prabhu, a Std VIII student of Saraswati Vidyamandir, Thane, was a little more interested. ‘‘All I know about Parliament is how it looks,’’ he admits. ‘‘But I’d like to know more.’’

5. Amruta Moholkar, a Std VIII student of Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, was not too keen to know more about Parliament even if the information was ready-made. ‘‘I’ve heard the term Parliament in Civics. I know they make rules there,’’ she said.

Some on the positive side...

1. Aakash Jhaveri, a Std VIII student of Cathedral and John Conon School. ‘‘I read three newspapers every day. I think it’s very interesting to know what’s been happening in Parliament and in the rest of the country,’’ he said.

2. Rushank Kariya, a Std VIII student of St Joseph School, Wadala, was also quite
knowledgeable. ‘‘I read two papers every day. I follow the Sensex very
closely,’’ he said. As for Parliamentary affairs, he keeps tab on the “most
sensational news”.

‘‘I know that the Parliament has two houses and I know their functions.
But the textbook only gives us theory,’’ said Shriya Moghe, a
student of R P Wagh High School, Vasai.

Ask me, I am a part timer too in Management.

REVAMP the Education System, and see the changes in society.

1. We need uniform subjects across india, especially with respect to Indian History [ Past and Modern ].

2. English and Hindi should be made compulsory. Or there is no point in refering hindi to as our national language. English because there is a urgent need to bring the students from the rural and urban at the same level.

3. 2nd Language should be the language used in majority in the state. Offer other languages too, as optional subjects that gives student an opportunity to learn their mothertongue.

4. Form a national committee, to set guidelines and prevent the syllabi from being used as a platform to preach pseudo ideological thoughts.

5. Involve the youth and the industrialists of the country to make the education system dynamic, ever evolving and practical.

6. Specialised courses in colleges, that give a fair idea to students of choosing the career path not as per their ambitions or because the career is lucrative but also whether they have the aptitude for the same.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

What can a harassed Customer do?

I was browsing thro the net for management articles and came across this powerpoint presentation which is in fact a complaint by a customer.

Go thro the powerpoint presentation to see the detailed description of the harassment meted out to them. The slide that depicts the career path of the rude counter clerk takes the cake.

A damn good idea, but in India i guess, everyone would be a powerpoint expert just after a week of experiencing rude rickshawwallahs, bus conductors, taxi drivers, hawkers, BMC [ everyone ] , police, phew............

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Burying Alive newborn kids !!

I just want to shout aloud loud, if it helps in removing the anger from within.....

Can the state government [Tamil Nadu] step in and take drastic action against the so called holy persons who conducted this rituals? This is worse that what shankaracharya is accused of....

Go ahead and read it on the following link....

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Privileged people

When a Salman is involved in hit and run, there is trial by the media. Police is very forthcoming in giving statements and details abt the case whereas in the mhatre case [Thackeray's driver] the police needs a directive from the judiciary to provide info abt the charges applied and the charges not applied.

Salman gives a huge amount to the victim's kin without waiting for any such directive from anyone. Whereas in the Mhatre case, the victim needs to go to court for compensation. The critics are unusually silent too on this issue and not much of paper reams is wasted on the Mhatre Case compared to the Salman case.

Manu Sharma is successful in getting bail after cold bloodedly murdering jessica lal in full public view, is the law bending backwards to accomodate the high and the mighty...??

Monday, April 11, 2005

5th April, 2005. - For my Mom, Love you mom.

Dear Lord,

You gave me an angel from heaven,
Who tended to me every day.
She saw me through trials and errors,
Watched and prayed as I went on my way.

My angel protected me always,
And vigilant ever was she,
While fasting and praying for others,
And faithfully calling on Thee.

My angel from heaven did love me.
I was blessed from the day I was born,
For that angel was my precious mother;
And now, her departure I mourn.

So please, Father, give her that mansion
She talked about time after time.
Let her sing in your heavenly choir
Among angels' voices sublime.

Please bless her and keep her forever
In heaven, away from all pain,
And help me to be much more like her,
So I can be with her again.


Monday, April 04, 2005

Mera Bharat Mahan.......

I was quite disturbed during the 92-93 Mumbai riots and this poem, although in retrospect i feel its a bit amateurish, came from my heart.

Not the complete poem, but i produce a part of it...

{Capitation fees}
Jahan Gyan ki Bhrastachar se Pehchaan...
Jahan Vidya ki Dhan se Pehchaan....
Us Desh main mere bhai bolo...Mera Bharat Mahaan ????

{Communal riots}
Jahan Insaan Bhool betha
ki hai pehle woh insaan....
Phir Hindu ya Musalmaan....
Us Desh main mere bhai bolo...Mera Bharat Mahaan ????

{Mandal Commission}
Jahan Mandal ka kafn pehnakar...
Ek Chandal Neta ne ki Masoom Vidyarthiyo ki
Atmavilopan [Death by Fire] se pehchaan....
Us Desh main mere bhai bolo...Mera Bharat Mahaan ????

{Bhagalpur Blindings}
Jahan gumrah insaano ki
karvayi gayi Andhkar se pehchaan.......
Us Desh main mere bhai bolo...Mera Bharat Mahaan ????

Jab is desh ke nawjawan
Jalake Kranti ki Mashaal....
Karvayange is desh ka naye Atmasamman se pehchaan....