Monday, May 11, 2015

"OMG" says the bear

When Saudi Arabia decided to not decrease the production levels, the bears were really happy. Things became bearish.
You must have understood whom am I referring to.
Of course, the bears in stock market! If that is what you thought, sorry brother, the world is much bigger than just the bears in stock market.
I am referring to the actual bears, the wildly beasty bears.
Why would bears have fun when Saudi doesn't reduce its production.
And, I meant not even the normal bears... the bigger and beastier Polar bears!!
Bears were really happy that the oil prices reduced, thereby the production in Arctic circles would have not happened at the same pace. Hence the ecological balance would not have been disturbed beyond the already created ruffles.
While the bears slept through the winters happily and were ready to come out and enjoy the spring, so did the oil prices. And suddenly the biggest predator of all time became active in the polar regions.
Who can be bigger than Polar bears in the polar regions. Who else.. Humans!!
We've started digging the arctic circle again. One of the largest companies got the approval to start its exploration in arctic circle.
With this, comes the inevitable! The increased possibilities of destruction in the fragile ecology.
I wonder. How can a US court give approval to drill oil & gas in Arctic circle. Don't the primary occupants have a say on what should be done under their feet. For example, wouldn't it be fair for a human to go to arctic circle and seek the permission of say the penguins/polar bears or other primary inhabitants of the region.
Sorry, I forgot that .. I am on top of the food chain and hence have every rights to veto the requests of those animals.
After, all this .. I think the Polar bears will continue to laugh. Just that, their feet would be under water instead of "on ice".
They'd be laughing to the human's incessant desire to damage their own well being, and in the process affect every other entity on earth. They'd pray ... "OMG please spare these humans, as they are consumed by their own desires" .. please my god!"

Acquittal

An enticing article written by Arundhati Roy in Outlook on Prof. Saibaba


Isn't it ironical that it's been an year that the person mentioned above has been in prison without bail and no charge sheet, whereas our beloved Salman Khan and of course the goddess of many, Ms. jayalalita are acquitted .. (Yeah, I got it .. Salman Khan isn't acquitted, but do you think he won't be!!)

Oh, I forgot! Mr. Ramalingaraju is released on bail.

ok, I will stop. I will not go down that route.

I have no idea about Prof. Sai baba, but the way he is kept under prison is something that questions our ethos. But I also felt sad that I cannot stand up to him.

I am also one amongst the millions, living and eventually dying in vain.

I shouldn't be acquitted on my unbecoming attitude!!

PS: Yes, I have started becoming conscious about my web foot print and hence the diplomatic undertone.

Monday, May 04, 2015

6 years after MBA

I am married, but am still a consultant :)


Most of my friends have achieved greater heights and I do aspire to excel further. The zeal and enthusiasm haven't died, but yes age is catching up!!



When I was diving into my MBA and even while doing the course, I'd think that it is so important to study, learn and contribute. (Not that I have done any of this .. but at-least that was the thought).



Coming from a shy background, where lot of focus is on getting job (It sounds like getting laid ..rt ;) )

and very minimal on social skills, you shouldn't be surprised at my thoughts.


Social skills are an anathema for all of us engineers and continued to remain so, in-spite of the MBA. People, who could communicate and reach out to others, were not considered among the most talented. And, may be it is so, in case of the roles where much of the activity continues to remain stuck to the screen of laptop.



But, with decent number of years in consulting and aspiring farther, I realize how mistaken I was. While I am yet to emulate it effectively I realized that doing financial models or analysing a complex solution isn't the best of the things. There are multitude of people, who can do that much better than myself.

The emphasis on communication, change management, networking is so high in work space that most of the others take a back seat.  Vision, Communication take such precedence over others, atleast in this field. 


I am more fascinated by these, because I may not be the best person in this. I was once told that my both written and verbal communications aren't the best. Not that I am taken aback by that, I know that there is certainly a scope for improvement. 



When life outside the work seem to lie between the facebook posts or tweets or linked-in updates, it is important for every one of us to understand the importance of reaching out.



I'd thank my school for allowing an opportunity to reach out as many departments and students and also to a friend of mine, who helped me in doing so. 



All said, I am still a consultant and grooming myself to be a better one, inspite of .. 6 years after MBA!!

Screwed you ... Sorry .. Not me and not mine

All of us had a merry time. Enjoyed what all we got, as if there is no need to survive till tomorrow.
And, now, when things are evolving and indicating that surviving tomorrow would in fact be a big thing, we are shrugging our shoulders and saying that it ain't us who has caused it.

I am speaking about the Emissions and the recent senate vote within US, which rejected the resolution that humans are causing global warming (51-49 against the resolution!!).

Is it funny or irony that we feel that the climate change is actually happening, but yet are not willing to accept it. 

It is like the girl, who got gang raped, and yet in the court all the accused are vindicated. It is because the semen present inside the girl's vagina may be of the people who gang raped her, but the guilty cannot be charged for the presence of the semen. May be the girl herself willingly did it.

We want all, but we don't want to own any. Even I am like this.

I wonder, what proof is required to prove our absurdities and our retribution towards earth for no sin of her.

Source: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A.gif

Every one of have seen multiple graphs like above. Yet, we undermine the obvious and believe that we are not causing this.

For once, may we live like Men and not like Ostrich!