Management

Dams cause floods?

 

India recorded massive floods in Bihar, Arunachala Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the last 6 months. India has been facing peculiar kind of crisis of either floods or droughts. Some notable economists used to say that countries could grapple in war for acquiring water resources. Reality superseded their supposition. Even states posing one on one for water resources. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been fighting for  their share of water in rivers of Krishna and Kaveri. They have built huge and massive dams to store water to meet the needs of state requirement.

Deccan region recorded a massive rainfall of  five times more than average annual rainfall within a 5 days span. Lakhs of people have been displaced and hundreds of have been hacked to death in this catastrophe. This devastation raised myriad of questions on the validity of huge dams. we are just damaging the natural beauty and flow of rivers which exist from thousands of years in the name of technological advancement and infrastructural development. Huge and Jumbo dams breaks the natural drainage and river beds to  raise due to silting. USA has already started removing outdated and ecological damaged dams. New York Times paper calls the ‘age of dam removal’ in USA

#dams #USA #kaveri #removal #floods #disaster

Politics, Society

3 crore pending cases

“Justice delayed is justice denied”

Pending cases in India is going to reach 3 crore mark in the world’s largest so-called democratic country.Red tapism is termed as the chief determinant for the under development of India, Red tapism has showing its presence even in Judiciary. Popular actors and politicians have been mocking Indian Judiciary by making crimes and escaping from punishment by highlighting technical legal flaws in reality. Most of the poor people who committed petty crimes and have been to Jail for the years due to their inability to pay the required fines. Indian Poor are still unable to meet their medical and legal help form Govt Doctors and lawyers.

Indian Govt is already initiated National Knowledge commission headed by Sam Pitroda and Administrative Reforms Commision leaded by Veerapa Moily for the effective and efficient governance by applying pertinent reforms.Some legal experts say All India Judicial Commission should be established to meet the requirements of Judges on par with the Union Public Service Commission which holds responsibility of selecting All India Services like IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS etc…

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Management

Bschools’s myth

Focus on business education and career prospects has been intensified further after the lethargy in progress of software industry in India. Management education, once part of commerce stream, emerged as independent discipline and wooing all the graduates irrespective of  their educational background at graduation.Now, more than 2000 Bschools have been to India and shaping management executives to meet the requirement and challenges of modern India. With the advancement of globalization, International Bschools like Yale, Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford planning to open up franchises in India. In vice versa, IIM is planning to go global despite there is domestic deficit of standard management graduates.

IIM’s were started in the very year 1961 with the co-operation of Massachuts Institute of  Technology and Ford foundation.IIM’s have been playing crucial role in the development of management education across India. In the year 1991, Indian has shifted its stand from socialist to regulated market system by adopting LPG policy. Prior to 1991, Indian organizations and companies had been dominated by kins and scions of business emperors. Requirement for standard management graduates increased due to need to cope up with the global competition, business environment and to build a strategic alliances between east and west.

Another pandemic faced by Indian Bschools is their inability to produce successful entrepreneurs in India unlike western countries.Indian business graduates prefer managerial and supervisory jobs by demanding tens of lakhs as annual pay, most of them are not ready to start entrepreneurial ventures.Though some of entrepreneurs are hitting the mainstream market but they are not surviving in long run, except the scions who have strong financial and market dynasties. I will give an example of Indian entrepreneur Sabheer Bhatia’ long  Journey. He has started hotmail in the late 1980’s much before the arrival of google in internet market. He had to sell major stakes of his company to Microsoft for hectic amount. He would have emerged as the global internet giant among Microsoft, Google,Yahoo and Twitter, if he retained his stakes.

It was Mc caulay who introduced English education to meet the requirement of clerical jobs in India, are we still practicing the  Mc caulay model of education even after 60 years of Indepence..

Survey reports  have interesting versions on the myth of MBA degrees. According to a list of best performing CEOs by the Harvard Business Review, 36 out of the world’s top 50 chief executive officers do not hold a masters degree in business administration. Bschools have been facing practical problems of Lack of faculty, excessive commercialization, lack of standard methodology, infrastructure etc.

Harvard business review lamented the management of Bschools claiming that they have been neglecting the area of CSR and Business ethics at the curriculum of business education. Satyam and Raja ratnam scandals signifies the importance of corporate social responsibility and  ethics at business. Here the arguement is, how far Indian Bschools committed to teach the importance of CSR, Business ethics, economic nationalism and  social welfare to their students. We must not forgot Birlas and Tatas credibility and commitment  towards the nation and people.



Society

Justice compromised – 1

History repeated, rights and welfare of the common people ignored in the hall of court premises. Parents of Ayesha Meera dejected, deceived, mocked and fooled at so called temple of justice in the hands of money, political power and corruption…

From the very morning on Judgement day, media shifted its focus from Telangana issue, Jagan consolation tour and Commonwealth games to Ayesha murder verdict. All the news channels started discussions and debates on the issue to compete one on another.

They have tried to contact parents of deceased Ayesha, who could not control their emotions and tears. Ayesha father was almost collapsed unable to express words with media.Yes, media captured that pathetic scene and repeatedly broad casted through out the day to keep the momentum of viewership, they have succeeded.

Satyam Babu, an innocent teen, sentenced to life imprisonment claiming he was caused Ayesha Meera to brutal rape and death..

Human rights organisations and various women welfare pressure groaps, including the family members of Ayesha Meera, condemned the verdict and claimed several valid proofs have been vanished in the last three years inorder to protect the grandson of the leading politician of Guntur district and made Satyam Babu as scape goat.

I wonder, can we expect similar inquiry and verdict if this rape and murder occurred to the girl from the families of YSR, CBN and KCR ?

News channels may stop coverage of this issue in couple of days, people may forget in couple of months…

New blog post on different subject/context would be updated in this website..

We are here to speak and witness, not to act.

Irony of Indian hypocrisy…

Politics

saffron fading?

 

Is saffron charisma lost its credibility among poor and down trodden? Did congress attract this mass from Hindutva to development raaga? BJP’s and its alliance debacle at Parliament elections and the latest assembly polls of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh raised plethora of questions regarding the role of saffron parties in mainstream politics. This victory signifies BJP’s inability and incapability of turning anti incumbancy in the form of votes due to Raj Thackeray’s foul play of splitting Hindu nationalistic vote bank.

Myriad of inner dimensions have been associated with the failure of BJP besides Raj Thackeray influence. I would like to recall some of them.

1) BJP’s lack of leadership and span of command.

2) Lack of organisition and co operation among saffron parties.

3) Great debate among hindu nationalistic intellectuals regarding  Jinnah’s role in Indian freedom struggle and his commitment to secularism ( I wonder how far Jinnah related to contemporary Indian nationalism).

4) Lack of proper campaigning

5) People still in the hangover of congress stupendous victory at parliament elections and the role of NREGS and Loan waiver schemes in middle class families.

Pertinent questions to raise:

1) will BJP  appoint new leader for Loksabha?

2) will BJP pose a new prime ministerial candidate instead of Adwani?

3) Will BJP  give up the “Great Debate” on Jinnah role?

4) Will BJP ready to give up “Ram mandir” slogan ?

5) will BJP restructure its committees to give oxygen to the saffron movement.

Management

India ranked 134th in HDI

India did not achieve any progress in Human Development Index in the Human Development Report published by the UNDP(united nations  development project) by retaining the 134th rank. Interesting fact  is  India unable to perform well in the fields of primary health, Nutrition, basic amenities which are the key indices for calculating Human development Index ,despite we are maintaining  good track record in economic and finacial sectors. This is a perfect instance for the economic disparities and disequilibrium of Indian society. Leading Economists Amartya Sen-Mahbub ul Haq unveiled the formula for calculating Human Development Index.

The HDI combines three dimensions:

* Life expectancy at birth, as an index of population health and longevity
* Knowledge and education, as measured by the adult literacy rate (with two-thirds weighting) and the combined primary, secondary, and tertiary gross enrollment ratio (with one-third weighting).
* Standard of living, as measured by the natural logarithm of gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.

History, Philosophy, Society

Kancha Ilaiah- Dalit Idealogue

kancha Ilaiah, Professor of political science of Osmania University, is considered as as part of influential trinity(Kancha Ilaiah,Bojja Taarakam and Katti Padma rao) who strive progressive Dalit movement and politics in Andhra Pradesh. There is a wide belief among general public that Kancha Ilaiah has dalit background but he hailed from OBC of “Golla” caste. Despite his scholarly experience in political science, he came to lime light with historical research papers and strong criticisms on Brahmanism, higher castes and Hindus. He is enough proud to consider himself as anti Hindu. He baptized Buddhism and wrote several research papers on buddhist history and philosophy.

His famous work “why iam not a hindu” acclaimed positive and negative responses from intellectual and scholars from different parts of the world. Some eminent historians like Romilla Thapar tagged Ilaiah as a pseudo historian who approached several fictions to dalit history and thoughts. According to Ilaiah, Hinduism is nothing but a Brahmanism which done a massive cultural destruction of backward classes and dalits. He urges for the need of literacy among dalits and backword classes.Being a Dalit sympathizer, He staunchly supports the candidacy of Mayawathi for prime minister of India by calling Marxists to support her. ” Hindusim is the only religion in which gods wear destructible weapons and tries to justify the bloody violence” says Kancha ilaiah in several interviews.

History, Politics

Gandhism and its legacy

Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, most popular name of modern India and also refer as a Father of Nation, made indelible impression among millions of Indians with his weapons of non violence and truth. I have read his autobiography which was written in excellent english and signifies his writing capabilities. It was ” Lage raho Ho Munna Bhai” revived the essence of Gandhism and non violence at this very age of violence.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar on 2 October 1869 in Hindu Modh community. His father was the diwan (Prime Minister) of the eponymous Porbander state.At the age of 13 Mohandas was married to 14-year old Kasturbai in traditional arranged marriage. Later, he moved to England for the completion of Law. Later came back to India and left for south Africa for practicing Law. Gandhiji was actively participated in the Civil rights movement in South Africa for the protection of Indians and black’s rights. Gandhi had been inspired by American Henry Thoreau civil disobedience movement and made a great mark.

Gandhiji arrived India at 1915 and is said to be avid follower of Gokhale, famous congress moderate. We should observe the structure of congress party before Gandhi became active at mainstream politics. Extremist wing comprises Tilak, B.C Pal, Lajapath rai, Sri Aurobindo were the leading forces of Indian freedom struggle. Interesting aspect is this people were highly inspired by Hindu vedanta and tried to mix the concept of Indian freedom struggle with Mystified vedanta. There was a crisis between moderates and extremists whether to opt violence or non violence for the congress party stand in liberation of India. After political retirement of Sri Aurobindo, Tilak’s incarceration at Burma weakened Extremists attempts.

Gandhiji captured congress and implemented strategies in a non violent methods and he was succeeded for getting freedom for India. But Gandhiji’s attitude towards Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose and Ambedkar are enough controversial in Indian history. Historians opine, Gandhiji could have escape Bhagat Singh from hanged to death by negotiating with Britishers. Mild response observed among congress moderates even after the brutal death of Bhagath Singh and desecration to his body by the tyranny Britishers. Subash chandra Bose was elected as Indian National Congress president in 1939 tripura session by defeating Pattabi Seeta Ramayya who was supported by Gandhi and Nehru with a huge margin. Congress seniors and Gandhian supporters were reluctant to extend co operation to Netaji. Netaji had to quit office and from presidentship of INC. Later Netaji resigned from congress and fled away to Japan via Germany in a miraculous heroic escape. Gandhiji even called parents not to send their children for the recruitment of Netaji’s INA  (Indian National Army). Despite having ideological difference with Gandhi, Netaji didn’t hesitate to praise the heroism and credibility of Gandhi by referring him as a “MAHATMA” in radio  which used to broadcast from Germany.

History, Philosophy, Reviews

Why iam an atheist – Bhagat Singh

 

Bhagat singh, the name itself a symbol of revolution and patriotism. While reading research papers and history books,  I was moved by his stand and ideology on various issues at his very age of 24 years. I had a feeling that Bhagath singh was a extremist approached violent path from young blood, later I  confessed that he was also a great philosopher. India Today published in a survey that Bhagat sing is the greatest indian with the 27% of indians approval, Netaji managed to get 2nd slot with 17%. Bhagath singh was initially gandhian and inspired by gandhi non co-operation movement. Gandhiji’s recall of non co-operation movement and Lala Lajpath Rai death which resulted from brutal lati charge made a greater impact on Bhagath Singh. He had adopted a violent path for the liberation of India.

“Why iam an atheist” is an essay written by Bhagath singh who got vexed with belief in god during his imprisonment days prior to his death. Surprising fact is  Bhagath Singh was active participant of  Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Arya Samaj during his teenage. Later, Bhagat singh drawn inspiration from Marxist and Anarchistic school of philosophers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Mikhail Bakunin. In this essay, Bhagat condemned the presence of god claiming he has witnessing  poverty and human suffering of millions of people as just like a king nero who fiddled when Rome was being burnt . Though iam not an atheist, I was convinced by the anger and displeasure of Bhagat singh who dream a free and poverty less India. Interesting aspect is both the SFI and ABVP, student wings of communistic and hindutva idealogies, have been trying to identify and locate their ideology with the legacy of Bhagath Singh. I always feel, people remember Bhagat Singh  but not his revolutionary  ideology,  sacrifice,humanism and  great patriotism.

Economy, Management, Reviews, Society

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani by Hamish McDonald

Dheerubhai Ambani, the most popular name of modern Indian business, is still in the minds of Indians despite his physical demise. Hamish MC Donald has made a critical interpretation of Ambani’s transition of normal man into a Business Tycoon who allegedly influenced mainstream politicians for the commercial benefits of his business unethically. This book was written in 1998 and has been banned in India due to the heavy pressure from Ambanis.You can find this books at bombay streets for nominal cost which are smuggled. Maniratnam has been inspired by this book for making of “GURU” with Abishek Abhachan . Mani Ratnam also depicted numerous scenes from the source of this  book. This book also highlighted the rivalry between Dheerubhai Ambani and Nusli Wadia(grandson of Mahamad Ali Khan Jinna) who were allegedly tried to assassinate each other. Their rivalry remained as a black spot of Indian corporate history. In the film Guru, Mithun Chakravarthy played Ramanth goenka role while Madhavan played Journalist Guru Murthi role. Interesting aspect is Guru Murthy was hugely suffered by Ambani on the various charges and even jailed unlike the ‘GURU” movie description where Abishak Bachan didn’t touch Madhavan. Mani Ratnam must have been pampered by Ambanis. Though this book is mandatory for the people who aspiring a career in corporate sector and entrepreneurship,but  special kind of fiction has been added by author  to  sensationalize the book and his name. Readers should be very cautious while reading the book and to make conclusions on Dheerubhai’s character.