Wednesday, December 12, 2007


What does it take to grow up the career?
Is it hardwork, passion to excel, smartness or what else?

From what I have seen, I guess, it is liaison and PR that are going to be the major players in deciding the destiny of different people.

It seems liaison has become an imperative part of the whole society and it cannot run and live without it.

The interesting part is, Is this included in the amount of money supply that happens in the society.

The other day I was havign a discussion with one of my friends, who said that black money to a greater extent is a boon to the economy, because of the increased pace of transactions that take place.

But, why isn't corruption considered in deciding the total volume of the economy. Or is it already taken into consideration? Because GDP is calculated based on the total value of the finished goods, and these finished goods already include the corruption and the black money that is expended on them, so corruption is already included in the economy...SO, year on year is there an increase of 9% in GDP and corruption as well?? :)

The point of contention is not about whether corruption plays a role in GDP or not, but the role it plays in shaping up one's career. Is it possible to grow up the ladder without having to do with liaison. Moreover, is it possible to ensure that one sticks to the so called principles and, the so called ethics which are highly regarded only on paper, and still manage to reach his/her goal?

In order to do things one's own way, the amount of guts that one needs to have are tremendous. Are we giving up on our own self in the pretext of reaching the glory that we believe is going to take us places? Are we becoming the slaves of our own destinty?

Is it acceptable to do things against the thoughts which one always vowed to follow? Is it only questions and no answers to the topic of liaison?

The place that I aim to reach, Power sector, is built on the grounds where the rules are set through liaison. One cannot imagine to distribute a single unit of power without ensuring the flow of multiple units of currency under the table.

Iam scared!!

Will I be able to tolerate this? Am I strong enough to bear all that and still manage to live life my way? But as my friend told me, liaison is a small step to reach the goal? If I have to make a difference to the millions around me, it is fine to make sure that a particular person is happy, though it is against the rule book.

Please give me wisdom to chose between the options, but give me the strength and path to make a difference to millions of lives.

Monday, December 03, 2007

What is the price of oil?

Can any one please tell me how much is the price of oil?

My common sense tells me that my costs + profit should equal my selling price...

But in case of oil this equation is not valid at all... In fact I guess any trading of commodities goes against this equation...But, just for our udnerstanding, how much does it really cost to tap the oil reservers, extract them, refine them?

Let us first try and see, what is the total supply and demand of oil as on date, so that if there is a huge mistmatch between them, then we may understand that companies are trying to take advantage of the supply shock and hence hte prices are high...

Demand for oil is: 86 million barrels per day
World oil production growth trends, in the short term, have been flat over the last 18 months. Global production averaged 85.24 mbbl/d in 2006, up 0.76 mbbl/d (0.9%), from 84.48 mbbl/d in 2005.[32] Production in Q3 2007 was 85.08 mbbl/d, down 0.62 mbbl/d (0.7%), from the same period a year earlier.

So the average production of oil is around 84-85 million barrels per day

So, the gap between supply and demand is not tremendous. Inspite of that, the oil prices which were hovering around $30-40 in 2005 have almost touched $100. So, isn't this is a matter of simple speculation which is leading to the tremendous increase in oil prices than the supply shock.
Now, let us identify what exactly are the costs of getting the oil to a consumer...

The cost to produce and deliver gasoline to consumers includes the cost of crude oil to refiners, refinery processing costs, marketing and distribution costs, and finally the retail station costs and taxes.

As per the latest breakdown for the retail price, the coss are as follows:

Distribution Costs, Marketing Costs and Profits: $0.15
Crude Oil Cost: $2.28
Refinery Cost and Profits: $0.34
State Underground & Storage Tank Fee: $0.01
State and Local Sales Tax: $0.25
State Excise Tax: $0.18
Federal Excise Tax: $0.18

Clearly the crude oil prices are the ones which form the major part in determining the prices. But...Iam not yet convinced at the crude oil front...

Most polluted places

On the eve of the new UN summit on global warming, I thought of having a look at the world's most poullted areas...Got the information from msnbc..some of the photos are really heart touching...

The list of all these 10 worst poullted places is realeased in Mid September by Experts from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, MIT, Mount Sinai Hospital and other groups devising the listing criteria, which focused on pollution's impact on human health — especially that of children.

Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
Linfen, China
Tianying, China
Sukinda, India
Vapi, India
La Oroya, Peru
Dzerzhinsk, Russia
Norilsk, Russia
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Kabwe, Zambia.

Below are some of the images of these places...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

A/An analysis of A/An IITian's accent

The other day I was reading a book, gifted to me by an IITian. The book is written by an english professor who was vry attached to prepositions and articles. He proposed that any one caught missing these articles should be hanged to death. I read this book during the times when I was not a part of IIT and wasn't affected so much by the usage of an article.

Now that Iam in IIT, my expectations about the proper usage of articles has increased tremendously. Being a part of the elite crowd, I was under the impression that people had good acquaintance with articles. But so far the experience proved disastrous. The existence of "an" seems to be void from the famous lingo of an IITian.

No where could I see such an ill use of "an".

A typical sentence from an IITian would be:

"Can you give me a analysis of a application in a ambient condition of a atmospheric pressure of 1 bar and provide me a information about a apparent shift in a output?"

The author about whom I mentioned earlier, would have committed suicide looking at the above statement.

Ironically, this is exactly the kind of usage one can come across during the course of any disucssion with an IITian. The set of IITians include students, faculty and everyone who has got something associated to it.

With the ability to look at even the minutest details, I wonder how couldn't IIT recognize the importance of an an in its lingo.

Guess, what would the response from an IITian to the above question...

" A IITian may not use a an, since a usage of a an as an an doesn't bring change to a output" :)

DISCLAIMER: I know that some of the best orators are from IIT. The article is intended to be on the lighter tone and not to be taken seriously...but nevertheless when someone is trying to initiate a talk with an IITian be prepared to encounter a an!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Conditioning the Air conditioning system

AC has become a necessity in urban India. With scorching heat and increasing closed room work environment, AC has become an indispensable commodity. The purpose of an AC is to ensure the following:
1) Ambient air conditions are maintained
2) Supply of oxygen is maintained
3) Moisture balance
4) Temperate maintenance

But I guess most of us always related it only to the temperature aspect. We are so obsessed about living under sub normal temperatures, that we even boast about our abilities to bear those temperatures. Even when the normal temperatures can be around 22-25 degrees many of us somehow want to live in temperatures less than 18 degrees. This approach, I guess, has got something to do with the misconception that acquaintance with sub normal temperatures show cases one's wealth and affluence. And the ever increasing attitude of Indians to showcase their wealth has made them reduce the temperatures in their living rooms. This in turn leads to an increasing the hot air coming out of AC, more energy consumption and making the outside environment hotter eventually leading it to a vicious cycle.

But the fact that AC is mainly intended to maintain ambient temperature is being ignored, which is leading to an increase in the power consumption. In spite of the burgeoning power crisis, companies seem to be hooked at finding efficient AC solutions to maintain those sub normal temperatures rather than to live in normal temperatures.

China has enforced a rule that all the offices should work under 26-s7 degrees and hence professionals need to attend meetings/conferences without their tie and blazers on.

Decisions of this kind are required in the Indian context because history shows that unless enforced upon, we Indians tend to be concerned only about the immediate luxuries even at the cost of the future generations.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Finally some MBA stuff!!

Somehow, I was always inclined towards writing stuff, which non-MBAs find interesting, but today I have an article which MBAs might like :)

In the news paper MINT, yesterday's headlines were: India will not curb the capital inflows...This meant that, more money flows into India in terms of Dollars, which would mean that rupee would appreciate, imagine what would be the status of Indian exports and especially IT companies. But with India becoming a lucrative destination for investment one cannot stop money pouring in. With the declining exports I thought Government would have given lot of thought.

Look at the IMF suggestion of not to put any curbs on the capital inflow. IMF new managing director Dominique Strauss-Khan told reporters, pointing out that the capital inflows have an unavoidable impact on the value of rupee, the IMF chief said "nevertheless it reflects the fundamentals and you don't want to do anything which in one way or another undermines this good look or appreciation or forecast of your national economy.

Now, comes today, and look at the headlines. "Foreign Inflows may be tightened further". How our politicians backtrack on their own statements!!

I guess government eventually had to budge to the strong IT lobbying group and even the pressure from exporters. It has decided to curb the capital inflows and ensure that there is no further growth in rupees.

Let us see if they are going to change their tone any more in the coming days.

Surrounded by Seas!!

There is a similarity between the location of India and US, I guess looking at the title you might have gogt a hint, yes, both these countries are surrounded by seas, but India, is surrounded by another set of sea i.e. sea of sorrows!!

This article for once is not intended at the sorrows within the country, infact, if I compare the situation of India with its neighbouring states, we should consider ourselves to be in heaven.

Just to give you a glimpse of what is goign around,

Pakistan is under emergency rule.
Burma is under military rule.
Nepal is under the grip of Maoists rule.
Srilanka is relling udner the fight between LTTE and government.

Nature thought that equal amoutn has to be besotted upon another nieghbouring country of ours, Bangladesh, and hence it unfurled its fury last week in terms of cyclone, Sidr...

UN estimates that more than 50% of bangladesh is affected because of this cyclone. offical death of toll of 3000, which everyone knows is the scaled down figure, speaks for the devastation. The devastation is less compared to the earlier one in 1991, which killed more than 100000 people, but Bangladesh status has not improved a lot since then, and the infrastructure devastation is terrible.

India should be prepared for more illegal immigration from this country in the coming months.

This would be the additional sorrow to the states of West bengal which is already reeling udner the crisis of Nandigram.

I wish there is some good news going forward from our brothers in neighbourhood.

50,000 crores into Drain!! :)

Power grid corporation of India is investing around 50000 crores in expanding the power transmission lines in India....

I got very happy hearing this news...I am also going to pursue my summer internship in a company dealing with power transmission lines...

With all the plans to increase the power generation, I thought it is certainly viable to work in power transmission as well, and this is going to be the next sun rise setor in India...

But, MIT has spilled water on my MIT, I meant Masachussets institute of Technology, because of hteir latest invention...Thanks to my friend, Srinivas Reddy, I came to know about this...

MIT experimentally demonstrates wireless power transfer

A team from MIT's Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) has experimentally demonstrated an important step toward accomplishing this vision of the future. The team members are Andre Kurs, Aristeidis Karalis, Robert Moffatt, Prof. Peter Fisher, and Prof. John Joannopoulos (Francis Wright Davis Chair and director of ISN), led by Prof. Marin Soljacic. Realizing their recent theoretical prediction, they were able to light a 60W light bulb from a power source seven feet (more than two meters) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance. The MIT team refers to its concept as "WiTricity" (as in wireless electricity). The work will be reported in the June 7 issue of Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rape & enjoy!!

For all those perveted minds, imagine how great it would be to rape a girl, and instead of gettig punished, get the Victim an imprisonment in the court of law, for getting you involved in the rape.

This is exactly what happens in the land which many of the people from my state AP, India aspire to go in search of money and jobs; Saudi Arabia.

The land where MANners are defined only by a man, where a woman has no place for dignity.

A weird incident happened, long ago, but which caught my eye recently.

The 19-year-old victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male, a former friend from whom she was retrieving photographs.

Though the culprits are also given the punishment, recently the punishment is doubled both for the culprits and victims. It is doubled for the victim, because she tried to make her point through media, and the court felt that the victim shouldn't have highlighted through media and hence is sentenced for six months in prison and 200 lashes .

We are speaking about a free world. But look at this world where the better half is kept behind the screen in most places. With the uprise of Taliban in the borders of India and its effect on people in J & K, the effect is actually trickling down into the other countries.

Just to consider the amount of restrictions that woman have in Saudi Arabia makes you scream. A woman, cannot vote has no right to go to a court of law, unless the act is witnessed by a man, she cannot drive, cannot go out without a man, and if some one rapes her, she will get punished for having gonw out without the man.

What kind of a world are we living in?

There are certain things in this world, which make me wonder why would nature allow such distinctions in the human race. Or is it just one cycle of the nature's behavior, where the opposite cycle may actually have the dominance of the fairere sex.

With the end of the present cycle nowhere to be seen, I can only sympathise and hope in dispair at their state.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

23 years of trauma

We had a presentation on Bhopal gas tragedy today, and these are the excerpts of the meeting. THough I did not mention the details properly, people should certainly google the details...The presenation was by one of the survivors and an NGo activtist...Below are the details:

They are taken into Union carbide

There are bodies in tanks, fields etc.

16th Dec Bhopal is emptied, whereas the leakage happened on 2nd Dec

All the colonies are left with no people.
We spent our lives on alms....Either the parents are gone or the children are gone forever...
This is all what Union carbide could give us...
All those [ep[;e who are alive are leading life on deadly terms,
Many children are uneducated, unemployed.
Dow chemicals should own the responsibility of the status of Bhopal.
It wants to spread its fangs across multiple cities...
For the past 23 years, 25-30000 people have been suffering becuase all the localities are poisoned. Their water, air, and every aspect of those localities in those villages are poisoned.
Every employee of UC are told not ro reveal anything thats being manufactured in the company.
We've been fighting for the past 23 years, and we are old now, and we need your support to ensure that the voice is heard across all the corners.
People are dying, not getting married because everyone suspects that all the people are poisoned.
I request you to raise your voice and make Dow chemicals responsible for Bhopal.

There is no proper water available in Bhopal.
My son is 27 years old, but he is not in a position to earn his livehood.
Lets ensure that no mother cries at the status of her child because of companies like DC.
It wants to get into nandigram, Pune and they may as well turn into another Bhopal.
Let him take his poison along with him to his country.

Dow chemicals took over UC in 2001 but is playing double game in Bhopal.

Q & A

We should not stop at blaming Dow, Government should take care and ensure that the delivery is properly made.
Government was not even ready to accept that Isocyanide got leaked because it would question their position.

UC alone knew about antidote. People came inJanuary and started a clinic and were being given Sodium thiosulphate.
Great improvement could be observed. But the clinic was raided and the doctors arrested. It was raided because the anti dote process that the poison is in blood streams, and it would increase the liability of the company. The anti-dote is known to Dow and carnegie Mellon university but they do not reveal it saying it is a trade secret. What bigger than a human life can a trade secret be?

People are requested to sign a petition stopping Dow to sponsor any conferences.

Government had a weird plan to build a memorial park in it was stopped because of protests from people of Bhopal...
Irony is that Dow has gone on record that they are not going to acquire the liabilities of UC.

Friday, October 26, 2007

History in the making

I think it is already made!!

Iam speaking about the first flight of AIrbus A380 that traversed from Singapore to Sydney.

It would have been such a great relief to the A380 officials and the SIngapore airport officials...

Having been to Singapore and the airport to couple of times, I can understand the pride that Changi airport officials have in their airport and the care that they take to ensure that the airport and its service are in the best of their shapes.

THe delay of nearly 18 months in the delivery of the AIrbus A380 was costing a lot to the airliens as well, but the pressure was heavy on Airbus to ensure the delivery.

$1.2 million was received through the auction for the first journey in A380...

But I gues the journey would have been worth every penny. Imagine the feeling that you are travelling in the first flight of A380 :)...I guess people who are only interested in flights and have been closely following the making of A380 and the troubles that it has ben going through can appreciate the worth of this journey.

Couldn't stop myself from writing something about the history made !

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sparkle in the eye!

I was waiting to get a glimpse of the sparkle in the eyes of everyone in our class and fortunately today I could find in couple of eyes.

Today for the first time, I was able to talk to the class about the concept of determinism. The occasion being the Communciations assignment where, every one has to speak about a topic of their choice for 3 minutes. Of all the topics I chose this topic than the Why marriage or Why children, because I dint want to make it very controversial, but of late I faced occasions where I felt people needed to udnerstand the importance of appreciating others.

I will not again speak about my perceptions on everyone, but the class itself was very interesting, infact quite amazing. The best being a small speech by a Phd guy on how an arranged marriage is initiated. Every one of us liked that topic.

But the presentation gibven by one of our team members on evolution was amazing. I think he entered the presentation as an udnerdog, but guess what he is the one who has probably scored much better than rest of us.

The presentations proved that, things that people are passionate about are the ones which bring out the best in them. Let the sparkle persist forever!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Caste & misinterpretation of religious scriptures!

This is an article, which I thought of writing long ago, nevertheless it took me so long to shed my laziness. I was watching this documentary, which was about the ill effects of castism in India.
THough the religious aspect of that is the one that I wouldn't appreciate, the things about the barbaric acts against different castes makes you wonder if the system is really worth it.

A lady is raped and her husband killed because she stood and won the elections against an opponent who belongs to upper caste.

Children who are around 5-10 years of age are taught about castes and the thoughts are inculcated into their minds. Those innocent minds aren't even aware that they are following an act which may lead them nowhere. They are aware of one thing, that, people of lower caste carry need to be shed off.

During the Q & A session, I gave the example of the differential treatment between the castes, not between the lower and upper castes but among upper castes, and this is being implemented in one of the prestigious colleges in the state.

Iam not in such a passionate mood to elaborate about topic any further.

The way vedas are ingterpreted in the documentary disturbed me a lot. Religious scriptures never propose untouchability or there is never a justification for the differential treatment. The literal meaning of the scriptures may intend things which are way different from the real meaning.

I wanted to write so much about this issue, but the intensity of my emotions have subsided...hope to find a better reasoning behind the misconceptions of religiou sscriptures.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Silver jubilee!!

25 years of my life have passed by...But 25 is just another birthday like the earlier 24 years...but somehow Iam fascinated by numbers and 25 does occupy some special position;) and hence a special occasion!!

As per the movie padosan, until 25 years a guy has to be a brahmachari and then he is ready for marriage at 25...ha ha.. But I have decided to extend that limit to atleast 50 more years, and if I manage to live that long the postponement would continue...Bad luck girls :-p!!

I want to write something on this special occastion though. But, what to write...Hmm..

About Schooling, college, and then office.. thodi masti, thodi sharaarat, thoda gum, thodi khushi aur thode dost .

I owe these 25 years to so many people...Ofcourse Iam not goint to say it the Oscar way of thanks to a, b, c etc...But things have happened the way they have because they are supposed to have happened that way.. and hence I met all these people because they are supposed to be present there to show me this direction...

The traits that would probably explain me are hardly anything in specific...Iam everything in bits and pieces...

There are so many things that I want to write on this occasion, but am unable to speak about anything in particular, because it would take away the credit from all the other moments that I have lived.

I realized that there is some purpose of my being here, and to realize that purpose and to acheive towards it would be the motto of the forthcoming years...

But alas!! my destination is already defined...and hence if I understand what am I supposed to become and the way things are going to unfold there wouldn't be any excitement or meaning involved in any activity...It would be more like watching the highlights of a match whose result you are well acquainted with...

So, I pray to the unforeseen force that has been so far guiding me to keep things as they are and make me the person who you want me to be..."sthithapragnya"!

PS: It may not be the end of this article, since this is my silver jubilee year I may pour some of my thoughts related to this through out this year!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Term exams!!

Iam writing this article before Iam going to take my exam..
Our term examinations are beginning today...Big deal!!
Feels different taking the exams after 4 years...I cant express how am I going through right now, but then the exhaustive studies that happened yesterday and the day before reminded me of the days that we used to write the B.Tech exams...
Its that "LOST" expression that most of us have had just two days ago... and here is everyone trying to gear upto to take the exam.

Atleast for me, Iam not that well prepared, but somehow B.Tech and my career have ruined my drive to excel in examinations like these...Iam taking the exams as they come to me without a great passion.

THe reason may be because everyone expects you to write down something from the text book...I know that there is hardly a method where the student can't be grilled based on his exams...

But wouldn't it have been fine to examine the student based on what he is and what he is capable of, atleast at the stage of Masters and PhDs...

We've been doing the same stuff for atleast 20 years in our lives and to repeat the same old stuff again does really take a toll on me.

Nevertheless let me just see how things go forward. I know these might make a difference to the Resume, but if it is what is going to rate me, then I may as well stop looking at my CV because Iam so bad at reproducing the things given in the text book and somehow I have no intentions to overpower tihs weakness of mine.

Wihing every one good luck.. and of course expecting the same;_)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Humanistic Managers

Why aren't emotions considered important for managers. We keep complaining about our bosses that they somehow can't understand the problems of his sub-ordinates. Boss is always wrong and we feel that we would have done this and that if we were to be in that position.
But will we ever be able to do things properly when we are in that position. Forget about being in that position, even wold-be managers i.e. students pursuing MBA, can they behave the way which is humane.
Though being humane is a strong adjective to be used for so called petty things like hurting some one, playing with some one's emotions, I'd still consider that inhumane. I would not want to compare it with the inhuman conditions prevailing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia which cannot be expressed in words.
Iam speaking about a very simple matter of fact "hurting emotions".

Iam writing this because of sequence of events that happened in the last couple of weeks, not with me as the subject though.
The importance of understanding the other person is something I think every B school should implement.
Agreed numbers maatter in corporate world, but whats wrong in acheiving the numbers without hurting the other person.
I dont want to conclude anything from this article. Just pouring out some thoughts was the intention behind this article.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Freedom struggle

Was just reading this article on Khan abdur gaffar khan and his struggle...For that matter every freedom fighter struggle to achieve the success.

But ironically, many of the freedom fighters didn't intend to go for the freedom struggle in the first place.

Everyone was busy or engaged in their own front. Few incidents brought them into the foray of the big league - Indian National Congress.

Even if one considers jhansi lakshmi Bai, she wasn't fighting for the independence of the country. All that she was fighting for, was the accession of crown to her son but not to the British. Agreed that she is the one who has fought bravely against the British, and in fact I am one of the most inspired by her stints with the war, but the motive was altogther different.

Mahatma Gandhi whom I consider as my role model in many aspects wasn't thinking about the freedom struggle. All that brought him into lime light were his demonstrations of courage and his willingness to help people in South Africa. He was inspired by other people to get into the freedom struggle and rest as you know is history.

I guess there are only few who always wanted freedom and would die for it. ChandraSekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev, Raj Guru. These are the names that come into my mind instantly if at all I have to think about some one who was always going for the kill. Can you imagine that they have spent 120 days in jail without having anything?.

I think I already spoke about this in one of my earlier blogs, nevertheless every time I think about those 120 days it sends a shiver down my spine. How can a 21 year old boy even manage to stay alive and still remain energetic after 120 days of hunger strike. We associate him to violence and an anti-gandhi. But isn't he the best follower of Gandhi with non co-operation and hunger strike for so many days. I cant recollect an incident from Gandhi's life where he was on a hunger strike for 120 days. That figure is so damn gruesome.

Guess what is the reason for their hunger strike. That they have to be given proper things that every person in jail reserves and that they have a right to go to court. People go to such great extents to get their voice heard.

I literally fall down when I don't have any proper food or drink for even 6 hrs. But for 120 days, goddamn it, where on earth did they get that energy. I know I am making the same point again and again, but the thought doesn't go away from my mind.

Potti sriramulu, is the one who went on a hunger strike for 54 days for the creation of a separate state for ethnic speakers of telugu and he eventually died. These guys have set the bar so high that people like me in the first place are scared to think about it.

I know I started off with something but I ended up with something. But isn't a blog supposed to be a place where I just write down my thoughts and not worry about the editorial stuff. :)

Jai Hind....

PS...This statement by nehru at the time of Independence somehow sounds very patriotic to me...."At the stroke of midnight when the world sleeps, India awakes..."

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Will ganga Die?

If one was following my blog, for a long time I just kept the topic "Energy crisis" as one of the upcoming articles. May be this is the time I start doing some preparation regarding the same.

Today I attended this session by an international journalist on the topic "Will Ganga Die". He has written a book on the same and has done exhaustive analysis on the origin, flow and different aspects of Ganga.

Ganga is a part of the energy supply of India. Infact it forms one of the major sources of energy in terms of water and electricity. (There is another form of intangible energy also that it supplies i.e. faith :) ). Ganga has been one of the major sources or to say reasons for the near about self sufficiency that we have acheived in terms of good grain production.

Most of the Northern part of India which forms the largest chunk of population and population growth in India survives on Ganga. No wonder Ganga is treated as a goddess!!for without Ganga India would be reeling under severe famine.

So, one of the most important things that India needs to take care is to ensure Ganga's water flow and sanctity for its own existence. The Power supply that happens from ganga is tremendous already and the irrigation channels developed from Ganga from the bloodline of India. So, it is quite logical that this major source of energy needs to be preserved.

Though I dont have any quantitative data with me right now, all that I know for sure is that no measures are being taken to preserve the flow of Ganga. Most of the sources of Ganga are already tapped. It is the subsequent tributaries of Ganga which are keeping it still alive. All the more the ever increasing demand of water and power are taking its toll on Ganga.

What can be the consequences if ganga dies?
a) 1/20th of World's population would nearly starve to death!
b) 1/10th of World's population would run out of water!
c) 1/8th of World's population would have lost a goddess!
d) World food grain production would be drastically affected.
One of the world's most ecologically diverse lands, sunderbans, would be gone forever.

Countless are the adverse affects of the death of Ganga.
I'd love to write more on this, but I'd rather put some quantitative data than simply throw stones in the dark.

Having been through the lecture I'd probably use fewer drops of Ganga water that's used in the daily rituals :).

Sunday, July 29, 2007

"Growth is Life" vs. "Think Flat"

What a weird topic, it feel at the first glance.

But these are the captions of the biggies in India. Both the companies have given the best value to the stake holders. They have brought millions of middle class people to a place where their dreams can be fulfilled.

The first one is the motto of Reliance Industries Limited and the second one of Infosys.

Let me first speak about 'Growth is Life". I am able to associate this with Reliance for sure in the aggressive mood in which they are expandint themselves into the horizons. Their growth is both vertical and horizontal. Every step that they take seem to go inline with the caption. They are providing stupendous growth to the stake holders. They are providing great growth oppurtunities for the employees. Their vision to grow in every sector is also quite evident.

But, for the split that the Ambani brothers had, everything was inline with their strategy to grow, grow and grow further...

Now, if I think of "Think Flat" Iam having trouble associating the same with Infosys. It is quite obvious that the caption is inspired from the book, "World is Flat", and hence one can understand that it is somehow related to Globalization. But, one needs to think lot more to understand how is "Thinking Flat" associated to Infosys.

After googling :) for some time I could understand that, this caption was more of a call to the industry than the motto of Infosys in the first place. Though Infosys is trying to be lean and implement the same even for their customers, they are actually calling the people in the industry to think flat and ensure that the reduction in costs is implemented lot better. There is a link related to Infosys and its caption of "Think Flat"...

Th explanation given in that site wasn't quite impressive to make one believe that Infosys' real motto is to think flat. I guess the strategy is not quite laid out to make believe the motto. I assume that one of the credits of a very good leader is his ability to make his employees understand the vision, mission and the motto of the company. I always adore the Infosys management for their acheivements and the drive and enthusiasm they have created in their employees. But, in this case I somehow felt that there is some lack of communication towards making people understand the importance of this caption.

Let me not conclude anything yet, as Iam yet to think Flat :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cost of Oil

The eqn for the cost of oil is:
Cost per barrel x no. of barrels consumed per day x 365

India's oil consumption: 4 million barrels per day
Cost per barrel: $60
Total oil cost per day: $240 million = $0.24 billion per day
Total cost per year: $87.6 billion

If we assume the no. of barrels to be constant then, cost per barrel is the only variant in the above equation and that would decide the total cost.

So a $1 increase in the barrel price would mean an additional 4 million x 365 = $1460 million = $1.46 billion dollars
Similary a $10 increase would mean an additional $14.6 billion dollars of burden on our GDP.

India's GDP = ~30,00,000 crores of rupees = ~30,000 billion rupees = ~$700 billion
Percentage share of oil consumption in GDP = 87.6/700 = ~12.5%

That means if we were to import all the oil that we are consuming, we'd be spending around 12.5% of our income on oil expenses alone.

But, since we are importing "only" 70% of our oil requirements we are spending nearly 8.5% of our income on oil.

Average growth rate of India = ~9%
So, ideally next year the GDP should be $700 billion x 9% =~ $763 billion

But, if there is around $15 increase in the price per barrel, even with the same consumption levels, the additional burden would be,
15 x $1.46 billion = $21.90 billion.

This means that instead of a GDP of $763 billion, India will clock only $763 - $21.9 = $741.1 billion which would mean that the growth rate would be,
(741.1 - 700)x100/700 = ~6 %

All the glitter about India shining would suddenly appear dim...People will now have to give serious thought about the reality.

This story is not necessarily true for India alone, but the gloomy picture is all the more relevant to every country in the world which are highly dependent on oil.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Laws of nature

While I was coming on the bike just a weird thought flashed my mind that why are there such huge differences around us.

Necessity is the mother of invention!
Nature will always find its way...

We have all these sayings which seem to reflect the general way of happenings.

But, why is it that people have things which are not required for them.

Even one of the mathematical laws nurturing the nature says that when things start going bad, they really go bad. It is always exponential changes that nature seems to be associated with.

I observed the following contrasting things around.

1) People who are happy seem to be unite well with their family members.
But people who have problems, cannot cope up with things.
2) People who are rich, in terms of money, are very calculative in their expenses.
But people who are running short of money seem to always encounter things which
asks for shelling out loads of money.
3) People who think a lot tend to get things which do not need brains.
People tend to get challenging stuff, when they are least prepared for it.
4) Yesterday I was watching Wimbledon and I could sense that the top seed players had
more things going their way whereas it should have been the other way round.
5) Traffic rules are followed in places where they can live even without those rules.
Rules are most violated where they ought to be implemented to the fullest.
6) Seas get most of the rains.
Deserts are getting more desert.

And goes on...

Why didn't nature handle all these misuse of resources?
Why are there such huge adversities?
Why are there such huge differences and still nature speaks about equality?
Why isn't everything given similar launch pad?

Why aren't resources distributed to locations where they are most required?

Does nature frame rules in such a way that the oppressed will always remain as oppressed and the aggressor gets more aggressive by the day?

From human being's perspective, the final question is, why should the rich become more rich and the poor poorer?

Saturday, June 30, 2007

"e" commerce is bigger than E-commerce

Every one is probably associated with the term E-commerce. It is the business done online in any form.
From an Indian perspective E-commerce has come long way from a revenue of around some millions of dollars to near around billion dollars.

But the one that Iam going to discuss in this article is not that E-commerce, but it is the other e-commerce which every one is dreaming about i.e. "ecology" commerce.

What.. ecology.. and commerce?

Isn't ecology destroyed by booming business and commerce, and hence any increase in business will lead to ecological damage...So how is there e-commerce.

We know about Global warming which is happening because of the increased pollutants into the air by industries. Now these emissions, called as carbon emissions, have to be reduced in order to reduce the rate of increase of global warming.
So, a concept called as carbon trading has been introduced near around a decade ago.
Here, industries are allocated certain share in the amount of CO2 that they can emit. So, if the industry can reduce its emissions, it can trade its share with another industry and convert those credits into money.

Already carbon trading business is touching nearly $11 billion.
In this fiscal year for the first time some of the Indian companies( Few from Kerala) were also able to trade their carbon credits for money.

These credits will encourage the industries to reduce their emissions as those credits can be converted to money.

e-commerce doesn't include this carbon trading alone. Look at what not can be achieved to control the CO2 emission. Recently a person patented a technology using which one can inhale Co2 and store it thereby making the air better to breathe.

So, in short e-commerce means any business that ensures that the ecological disturbances are minimised.

India and China do not yet have bigger oppurtunities in carbon trading because they did not sign the treaty to reduce the pollutants, taking an excuse that they are developing countries and cannot afford to lose the pace of their growth with environmental restrictions.
Its going to be long time again, for India to enter into "e" commerce.

PS.. Iam still trying to gather numebrs about "e" commerce.


The raison d'ĂȘtre of this blog was that, whenever I come across with any stupid or weird thought I can simply put it down.

But, so far I've been only posting my thoughts but not any of my stupid ideas:).

SO, let me begin with one of them that just splashed across.

What if we have a monitor which displays different things depending on the person who is watching it.

Say in an organization I have a very wide screen on the top of the wall, and say, I have some goggles kind of stuff, or I have some sensors detecting the light rays coming from say X person.

The moment these light rays are detected, the display is only of the things pertaining to that person. Similarly for persons y and z as well.

Imagine a single wall and every one staring at the wall and working.:)..

It can be extended to many folds. Even for bill boards if the technology is intelligent enough to identify the age group/sex or whatever criterion that can be configured of the person who is watching the bill board, it will display the ad accordingly. In that way I have huge saving of money and space and at any instant of time I can have everything being displayed on the bill board depending on who is the viewer.

Isn't the idea very catchy? :)
Will come up with some ideas like these... Bear to understand those ideas!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Nowadays isn't everything about globalization? Or is it only talk and not action?

Are people really interested in globalization?

What does globalization stand for...? No physical barriers.. or is it like worlwideweb, where everyone has firewalls to allow people with permissions i.e. the boundaries become virtual.

History dates long back.. and the one that reminds us of what big walls are built is obviously the so called "Great" wall of china.

But, the trend is going the other way round.

Every one though that the break down of the Berlin Wall was a hallmark in the history of globalization, but things went topsy-turvy. It was the beginning of construction of lot bigger barriers...the behemoth of all the walls being constructed is the Isreal Palestine dividing wall.. It stretches for around 800 kms nearly.

Next is the proposed wall between US and Mexico... US wants to protect its boundaries from the illegal immigrants of Mexico...

India is also constructing a barbed wired wall between itself and Bangladesh.. which might stretch for around 2000 kms...

All the more there are talks about a wall between India and Pakistan...

What is the purpose that these walls are going to serve?

Will we be able to open our hearts in big way with all these boundaries made physical forever?

Will they bring the eternal peace, the thought atleast into the minds of the nations?
Will they bring back the lost glory of the togetherness?

The countries which speak about unification, probably mean to acquire lands than to be unified in literal sense.

This was about physical barriers...what about the virtual missile shield that US is planning on Europe? It says that, the shield will provide any attacks on Europe...

Doesn't it make sense that even before I take care of others I should probably make my home own secure?

We are all building the barriers across ourselves.. whether it be physical, virtual or the ones built internal within ourselves...We are avert to the concept of taking care of others... We abhor any idea of unification...We care about the things which will suit us at the cost of others...

THe only solution seems to be that countries will acquire another country, just like corporate acquisitions, and thereby elimiate the walls!! :)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Now...why Marry in the first place?

Is marriage a license to satisfy bodily desires?
Is marriage a provision to acquire a partner for lifetime?

Does marriage really act like an agreement between two mutually adjustible parties?

Or is it that one of the members comprimises and is forced to comply?

Our religious scriptures say that marriage is an activity for the culmination of two bodies eventually to give birth to children. The clause is raising children. As I mentioned earlier, this explanation itself was enough to justify the marriage system.

Earlier People had patience and belief in the system. Every one would abide by the existing practices in the society.
Yester years have gone by and every one knows the ground reality, and we are still planning to marry. And marriage has become synonymous for one to be assumed as sane. ( Has it? ).

On a more personal front...
I believe I owe everything to parents, coz, my existence itself is because of them. So to take care of them is my duty.

When I have a very broad vision or a plan to do some activity, which would require all the resources that I have wouldn't marriage be a hurdle. Because,

Once I get married it becomes one's duty to take care of his/her spouse and children. Only when they are satisfied one should think beyond. Say, if I even earn around 2-3 lacs per month by staying within the country, first I need to satisfy spouse and children's desired and then probably plan for something left. So, it will remain a life long commitment, which, once I acquire, cannot ignore.

Now, a spouse and children are new commitments that I have brought which needs to be taken care under any circumstances and most of my energies would probably get used to it. So, I can think beyond the family with left out resources.

Why should I work on my passion with left out resources? When I mean by resources it can be money, energy levels and many more.

Even if I have a small percentage of that energy that I can use, I'd want put that into my passion rather than concentrate about some commitments that I have newly acquired.

Sounds out of the world!! Will try to add more perspectives to it. ( I need many arguments to convince my existing commitments about my aversion to marriage )

Having children..What will it give us?

Has any one thought about why should some one have children after marriage.
Why should people be so desperate to bring a concrete shape to their sperms and eggs?

With such huge burgeoning population and its related problems ( At least within the scope of this article Iam not going to consider that huge population is a boon ) should people be still looking forward to having children?

What purpose do children serve?

Iam not a critic of the existing activities/practices in our society and Iam assured that there are more underlying reasons than the ones that are being projected behind many things.

But some of the activities presented in our religious scriptures, as is understood by the general sections of the society, may be outdated or to put it correctly may be misunderstood and misinterpreted.

For example having children...Earlier with very less human population and a very high rate of fatal diseases it was nothing but obvious to have as many children as possible. Added to that were the lesser number of desires and joint families which helped reduced the burden on any member.

But the situations now or on the flip side. We are already burdened with near around 110 billion peopl roaming around us, with reduced natural resources and increased per capita consumption of those resources. With all these problems looming around, doesn't it become inevitable for me to reduce the growth rate.

There are hoards of children (Hoards because they are being brought up as herds of animals but not as humans) with minimal access to resources. They are infact DYING out there!! Having done nothing to any one of those ppl, why is every one trying to bring in more into the society?

Isn't this logical that, say, when I have some water and a plant dying infront of me because of lack of water, I should probably be pouring that water to the existing one, than to try and plant a new one?

For me, a smile on a child's face is probably the most truthful and is the one that brings in solace than many other things. But at the same time, a dying infact is more horrendous and heinous than any other thing on earth.

When will I realize these basic things!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Partying...stress reliever.. is it?

This article is the result of an introspection done yesterday.

Yesterday, there was a celebration and a DJ night in the office campus, owing to some sports celebrations.

There was a band which played some songs and after the initial inertia everybody started dancing. Even I wanted to join the dance floor, and approached there with the other colleagus of mine (Male :) )...

But, I felt as if something was stopping me from dancing...Even when I was dancing I knew I was dancing because Iam trying to grab attention rather than dancing for the sake of it. Something was stopping me badly from so called freeing up myself.

I felt really out of place. Looking at the people who were dancing, I wondered if they were really enjoying the dance.

Even when I was in US or Malaysia most of the times I'd never dance because it freed up my mind or because it relieved me from stress.

I've been always this reserved person when trying to do things for myself. I cannot feel myself out of the world when in a group. Iam always conscious of the other people and hence I hardly do the honours to the dance floor!!

But, Iam intrigued about how is dance a stress reliever for non professional dancers. Let me not comment on other's interests, but for me it is another place to socialise probably, certainly not a stress buster for me. ( I have other ways to get relieved of stress for sure ;) ).

With tensions looming around, atleast for me, dancing is not a solution. Iam certainly not criticising the increasing puc culture or the people throbbing to these places to shake their assets.

All that I wanted to share was, honestly for the first time probably I realized that there are certain things which may remain if not a taboo but certainly not a place worth spending the time.

The article itself is a gloomy one, but a honest one for sure!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Being truthful!!

"walk the talk".. I think this summarizes what is being truthful.

But are we really doing the walk the talk?

History itself remember the winners. For it, ends are important than the means.

Would Gandhi have been so famous if Indian did not win the independence? His fame grew only because his means produced the results. But, what if I follow means and did not end up in results. Would that make any sense to any one?

Being truthful is one of the best habits. But, if I am the only person to be truthful, I might actually end up doing nothing because the means may not give me the results atleast in this nether world.

Many a people get huge pay checks or benefits because for them means may not be important, but people will speak only about those people who have acheived the results.

In the present circumstances if I want to make some change across the society, I need power in some means or the other, and nowadays power is not obtained just by being truthful. I can probably implement my strategies of being truthful only when people listen to me, until then my virtues may not be useful.

To clean up a mess, a person has to get into the mess.

So, I cannot be truthful and expect the results until certain position. Is it?
So, when Iam the observeD I should be truthful but when Iam the observeR I need not have to be truthful?

So, if i lie can I justify to myself that, this lie was told to reach a position after which I will be truthful. Is this argument justified?

But, I don't want to be like that. I want to be able to convince myself about all my actions.

But, may be if I have confidence on the greatness of those virtues probably I should not be concerned about the immediate results which might discourage me from implementing those virtues.

The results of all the virtues are found only with tons of perseverance and loads of patience. One has to resist the tempation and not fall prey to the immediate luxuries. Instead one has to stick to his beliefs and perform the actions accordingly.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Blast in Hyderabad!!

Today blasts occurred in Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. Though I've never been to that Masjid or towards those areas, all that I know for sure is, it is the epitome of sanctity for muslims in Hyderabad.

Imagine the title that would have been given to these blasts, if they were to be showcased by major media channels across the world.

CNN or any US major media network would write it as:

Terror strikes at the heart of the city. Terrorists have targetted a major and the most coveted spots in the biggest city of southern part of the Indian sub continent.

The blasts have been meticulously planned to occur at the time of Namaj, the time in which all the muslims gather in a Masjid and pray. The timing of the blasts is perfect in the way, they occurred on the same day in which the culprits of the Mumbai blasts, that occurred in 1991, have been sentenced to imprisonment.

President Bush has condemned the attacks. He said that we should be prepared to deal with these attacks and insisted that terror cannot break our will. In his statements "We will not succumb to any of these blasts. These blasts prove that we are dealing with barbaric people. We will hole them out. We faced similar situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we are slowly but surely winning the war on terror. Iam certainly sure Taliban, North Korea and Iran are involved in this. So, I demand the congress to approve the bill for more 100 billion $ to kill all these people."

And the interviews or the telecasts would be equally gruesome.

BBC would show it in lot more saner way.

But our local news channels have their own style of presenting the data.

They just telecast the same thing again and again, and come up with same story. They would also create a animation show of how the blasts occurred. They will interivew some person who is no way related to the blasts and ask for his expert opinion(though the anchor presents his own opinion as the final judegement). The number of deaths would never be same across two channels and even the time of occurrence of the blasts also would not be same.

And lastly the rumours spread across wildfire. Some one says that curfew is imposed in the affected areas. That would eventually trickle down as curfew is implemented in all parts of the city, No vehicles are moving outside, No one is supposed to go near the affected areas etc. etc.

But, on a serious front, if we really look at the reasons for the blasts even before CBI or CID or CBCID or some intelligence group comes out with its one analysis, I can certainly think of some reasons which caused these problems.

Extremism, being the first...

People nowadays are going towards the religious extermism. It is the same with every religion, Be it Islam or HInduism or for that matter christianity... It is an open secret that chrstianity has spreads its wings across most of the southern states.

Every person has become very much impatient about the other religion.

We speak about Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai... But are we really?...I still fear going towards those areas which are dominated by certain sections of the society.

Second reason is that, violence always breeds violence. I still dont understand why is the most developed nation in the world unable to understand this basic thing that whatever we do to others will come back to us one day or the other.

All these so called Terror strikes, etc. and the way they are emphasised itself creates an aura of magnonimity in the kills.

Let us try to acheive some resolve and sanity in the things that we do to make this a better place to live!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A very good ad indeed!!

Nike - Horror Movie

Would Roark blog?

If blogging was available for Howard Roark, would he ever blog? I doubt if he'd ever.

Before I go ahead, let me introduce Mr. Howard Roark ( Would Roark bother to be introduced :) .
Howard Roark is the main character, in the novel The Fountain Head by And Ryan. He led life in his own terms. Though I have read the novel only once, and that too I found the novel interesting only during the midst of the course, rather than from the beginning itself, Iam putting forth my opinion on Roark based on what I understood..

Blogging is an activity that caught up with me, though not with full fervor but atleast at a medium pace, and Iam trying to see about this activity from Roark's perspective, who gave a damn about what others thought or what others would perceive about him.

But blogging in itself is an activity which speaks about sharing one's thoughts. I correct in this definition. Blogging is an activity in which people try to share one's thoughts in order to convince his thoughts onto others. So, Iam trying to put forthe this article in such a manner, which would probably grab some attention, though it might not contain any real stuff within itself.

So, would Roark blog? Would he ever putforth his opinion in such a way that others get attracted to him, thereby he can make some money through google adsense!! Roark as projected by Ryan is a person who speaks about perfection and being himself. To him subject is what matters, than how the subject is projected.

Even if he creates the blgo he wouldn't care if any one would comment on his blogs.

HIs enjoyment is in understanding the beauty of the world around, and just ignore the fact that people are really ignorant about sometings.

He'd be happy pressing his boots on the grass and being elated with a winning sense, rather than brood about the comments on his blogs.

He'd rather work in a coal mine, than deal with editing and working on blogging.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Demographic constitution, boon or a bane?

"Too much of anything is good for nothing.” isn't it?

So, are we excess in population or can India still support the burgeoning population growth? If we are in excess, then as per the above saying, it should be a bane rather than a boon.

But, nowadays, why are we boasting about it? Because, everyone is speaking about the demographic constitution of our population. As of today, around 30-40% of our population is around the 30 years of age which happens to be the best for any working group. And if the same growth trend continues the same demography is going to become 50%, i.e. 50% of our population would around the age of 25-30.

Imagine the numbers!! By 2050, if the same growth trend continues, the population would certainly reach the figure of around 2 billion. And hence there will be around 1 billion people ready to jump upon the work. Everyone understands the benefits of it, as India is poised to become the biggest market with huge opportunities onboard.

At the same time, with the already declining population growth rate and population as well, China would be reeling under crisis because only less than 25% of its work force would be in the working group, and more than 30% would be of the age greater than 60. The situation of US will be worse than this.

So, going by the numbers India should be the destination for any activity calling for manual efforts.

So, it certainly looks like an advantage for India. But, is it really? Let us go a bit further.

What does this 30% constitute of? Skilled or unskilled labor? This is the biggest problem involved in this tricky 30% number.

Already, all the IT companies are complaining about the lack of quality work force, because of which they are being forced to invest around 3-6 months of training which is costing them millions. Added to that, the so called skilled labor which is mostly concentrated in the Southern part of the nation seems to be heading for a declining growth rate. Hence the increase in the population growth rate is because of the unskilled and illiterate labor force. So, at the first analysis, it seems quite evident that this 30% population might be actually only 30% of skilled labor and 70% unskilled labor.

But, even this is a big number, because 30% of 30% of 2 billion is 180 million.

One might argue that the labor force might suffice for the labor force across the world and India becomes a supplier of potential immigrants. Sounds good...again at the first glance...But when thought about it further, does this labor force have enough physical stamina to do the required job. India along with the increasing population is going to become no.1 in terms of the sick population as well. So, this population is actually a burden than becoming a source of income. So, our work force again is going to face some problems.

Even if I ignore all the above mentioned, does India have enough resources to cater to its entire people. Does it have the infrastructure to carry these people along with? Most of our cities are reeling under power, water, and civic services scarcity. With the ever increasing difference between demand and supply, can India survive? Or is it only that the skilled work force who can afford all these be able to survive.

So, going by Darwin, it calls for the annihilation of the major work force across India, because by that time much of the population will no longer be able to afford even the basic necessities and hence cease to exist.

Hey, did I move away from the topic of Demographic constitution to over population...Looks like that, but in fact the problems are intertwining, and are applicable to this topic as well!!

Thin about it... Still is the demographic constitution boon or bane?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Indian IT services ..Booming or "Boom" ing

Guess the number of people the Indian IT services companies are going to recruit in this fiscal...I DONT KNOW :)... Actually they are going to recruit around 50,000 to 100,000 people in this fiscal year.

And if one looks at the profits of this sector... mind blowing would be a word undermining their performance. A quarter on quarter icnrease of around 45 % even for the companies whose revenues have already crossed the 1 billion $ mark.

So, what should stop me from saying that the sector is growing.

But, should growth be only short liven or should be a sustained one. Though the growth rate has to be maintained at every step, I understand that the short term growth rate can be compromised, but never the long run growth rate.

But, is our industry implementing the same principle. Are all the new companies that are budding, the ones which can make a change in the whole product range, or they only add more to the existing lineup.

History itself shows that only people/companies which have implemented a radical thought process, or to say the companies which have invested in bringing more changes into the market are the ones which have sustained. Most of the biggies today were trendsetters and hence were able to reach their positions.

But, are we in the same league? Do we even dare to think different? If not will we still be able to conquer the world?

We got independence in 1947, a physical independence. But, as what I see, if the same trend continues, our growth rate in IT services sector is going to cease, and the days of DEPENDENCE will be a nightmare turned reality sooner or later!

Power crisis solves power crisis!!

Hey...This blog is not about today's topple of Sheila Deekshit in New Delhi, and the power crisis of Congress. Nor is it about the lack of power of chappell to enforce things( whatever be those things!!).

This friends, Iam speaking about, is about the real "power" crisis.

Now, do not ask me... define power, but in layman i.e. in my terms it is what all of us need to survive nowadays. Days may not be far away, when indirect sources of energy may substitute the food consumption...( What a brilliant idea!! :)...

Nevertheless the reality bites the dust. AP, my own state is reiling under power crisis, not that the u\other states are faring better. IN fact AP is the better of the worse. Just have a look at the survey done by differnt organizations across the country...

Our locality in Hyderabad, already faces 4 hours of power cut. And, this is going to increase to 6 hours. This, inspite of one of the best years of Monsoon. But, alas!! rain gods could not save me from the power crisis.

So, what can save me from the power crisis. Many sugggestions are coming up, like more power projects, emphasis on Ethanol or other alternative fuels etc., Reducing T&D losses, some heroic actions from the movies like Swades:) etc.

But, to me, the solution for this power crisis, is another power crisis. This time, I mean the power to rule all of us. Unless we have able administrators sitting and monitoring the situation, any amount of supply will fall short of the ever increasing depths of the political fraternity and that of the demands of the so called growing affluent middle class.

So, the solution to a problem is another problem.

Power crisis itself will solve the power crisis!! Think about it.. adios