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पिछले कुछ दशकों की तकनीकी प्रगति और सूचना प्रवाह के विस्फोट के बाद, मैं उलझन में था कि यह समग्र रूप से मानव समाज के लिए प्रगतिशील है या नहीं। तब मैंने मानव विकास के बारे में सोचा और निष्कर्ष निकाला कि इसे प्रगतिशील होना चाहिए और इसे उचित रूप से संभालने और देखने की जरूरत है। फिर मैंने मुख्यधारा के मीडिया (समाचार चैनल और समाचार पत्र) और सोशल मीडिया जैसे ट्विटर पोस्ट देखे और पढ़े और पाया कि वे लोगों को करीब लाने से ज्यादा नफरत और पूर्वाग्रह फैला रहे हैं। मेरी टिप्पणियों का झुकाव इस निष्कर्ष की ओर था कि मानव मन इतना भोला और अंतर्निहित पूर्वाग्रहों के प्रति संवेदनशील है, स्थिति और खराब होने की संभावना है। मेरी आगे की जांच और ऐतिहासिक दस्तावेजों को पढ़ने से यह तथ्य सामने आता है कि सत्ता और वर्चस्व के लिए लड़ना मानव समाज का मूल स्वभाव है। After technological advancements of last few decades and explosion of information flow, I was confused if it is progressive to human society as a whole or not. Then I thought of human evolution and concluded it must be progressive and needs to be handled and viewed appropriately. Then I watched and read mainstream media (news channels and news papers) and social media such as Twitter posts and found that they are spreading more hate and biases than bringing the people closer. My observations leaned towards the conclusion that human minds are so gullible and susceptible to inherent biases, the situation is likely to get worsened. My further investigation and reading historical documents lead to the fact that it is basic nature of human societies to fight for power and supremacy.
एक अधिक विद्वान और संपन्न व्यक्ति जरूरी नहीं कि उच्च नैतिक चरित्र, सत्यनिष्ठा और पारदर्शी हो। कुछ प्रमुख व्यवहार विशेषताएँ जो समाज में अधिक प्रचलित होती जा रही हैं, वे हैं पाखंड और अवसरवाद, हालांकि यह हमेशा से रहा है। समाजवाद, देशभक्ति, राष्ट्रवाद, नक्सलवाद, पूंजीवाद, मार्क्सवाद, फासीवाद, नस्लवाद, उदारवाद, वामपंथ, दक्षिणपंथ, नव-उदारवाद... जैसी अवधारणाएं आग में घी का काम कर रही हैं। जब किसी प्रकार के अभूतपूर्व कृत्य यथास्थिति और कुछ समूहों के प्रभुत्व को चुनौती देते हैं तो लोग एक दृढ़ व्यक्ति को अधिक से अधिक सत्तावादी कहते हैं। यह स्वाभाविक है और कुछ भी असामान्य नहीं है जैसा कि पहले कहा गया है, सर्वोच्चता और "व्यक्तिगत शुद्धता" के लिए लड़ना मानव नियति है।A more learned and well-off person may not necessarily be of high moral character, integrity and transparent. Few key behavioural characteristics which are becoming more prevalent in society are hypocrisy and opportunism though it has always been. The concepts like socialism, patriotism, nationism, naxalism, captialism, marxism, fascism, racisim, liberalism, leftism, rightism, neo-liberism... are adding fuel to the fire. People tend to call a firm person more and more authoritarian when some kind of unprecedented acts challenge status quo and dominance of some groups. This is natural and nothing unusual as stated earlier, it is human destiny to fight for supremacy and "individual correctness".
Then what are the causes of this increased divide and increasing polarization of the societies both at the local, cultural, ethnical and global levels? One of the reason I see is the globalization and change in deomegraphy associated with it. The national boundaries have become porous and people movement brings diversity. There are proponents of diversity and the same set of people advocate equality. Practically, equality and diversity are opposite and contradict to each other. In my opinion, the diminishing lines between national boundaries, religious boundaries and economical boundaries help prosperity to a point and then excesses start happening leading to backlashes. Remember the diveristy does not bring equality and may not bring equality ever! Like every human has a personal distance zone, boundaries which he/she would not like other person to come into while talking, interacting... a well-defined boundaries of the nations, economics, religion and ethnicity is a necessity to counter the challenges of rapid changes in demographies.
What do you think?
What are the top-1o challanges India and rest of the world is facing?
Globalization, ethinicity and lost identity: as deomography change, one is continuously faced with his roots and true social identity. The identity like Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is intended towards managing the geo-economical (read tax) liabilities and has nothing to do with citizenship. Here the adjective Indian still refers to an Indian nationality. However, on the other hand the identity Person of Indian Origin (PIO) has neither any citizenship connotations not any social liabilities. Why will a person living few oceans away from India have any socio-cultural affiliation towards India just because his grandfathers were from Bharat. Similarly, the label "Indian American" itself is meaningless - a person can either be Indian or American national (though some countries permit dual citizenship and I label them a confused country). What are the moral resposibilities these "Indian American" citizens have towards the rest of the world and India in particular?
This ease of telling the story has led to people boast how he dropped out of college and become a billionaire by hiring people who continued! I always wonder while watching their shows and talks, why on the Earth they did not hire only deliberate drop-outs. I recently watched "inspirational videos" from the author of the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" where he has coined a term "Poor, Helpless, Desperate" for professionals with PhD degrees. He also claimed how he grew so rich investing in real estates and hotels. However good have been his intent, this may leave people with poor taste wondering whether those hotels were designed and built by college drop-outs!
Over the millenia, the religious groups controlled the society through sermons, preachings and teachings. Once the religious and administrative activities were separated by 'secular' concepts, the political establishments and beauracrates wielded unchecked power and privileges. After the industrial revolution the big industry houses colluded with political powers and called the shots from behind the scene.
Then came the print and visual media that shaped the public opinion in favour of the ruling party and industry. The latest payer is the social media who claim to democratize the media and holds true to the large extent. However, they are also run and supported by money-muscle power and hence I do not find anything surprising when Twitter suspended POTUS Donald Trump's account while he was still in power. It requires strong backings from establishments to take such actions!
You cannot fight with Twitter and similar platform from within. The only way is to create alternatives. SM is a media democratized to a large extent. Like short-comings of any democracy, it has its own perils! Create a positive vibe - ultimately this is what people get attracted to and create credibility! Do you agree?
Why Economic Theories are so Flawed? This is a Trillion dollar question - how can we call an entity economic superpower when it hits debt-ceiling every six months? Why cannot that economic superpower survive two years by selling her assets rather than asking for additional loans?
India GDP Growth: Historical Data from the website of World Bank. In summary, the GDP growth of India has never been in double digit as claimed by some elites to demean one government and show the other government in poor light.
Source: Refer to this link and select country as India. To get an offline copy of data in MS Excel format, downloaded in May-2023, click here.
Saturating science and no new breakthroughs: what is the latest developments in physics after quantum mechanics?
No body cares for Free Items!मनुष्य क्यूँ आलस्य दिखाता है जब बात उसके भलाई की जैसे अच्छे स्वस्थ्य की होती है? उदाहरण के तौर पर, जब किसी का वजन बढ़ने लगे और उच्च रक्तचाप की परिस्थिति आ जाये या पेट निकलने लगे तब भी वह उस समस्या के समाधान पर ध्यान नहीं देता है। इसके विपरीत अगर उसके कार या मोबाइल फ़ोन पे कोई खरोंच आ जाये तो मनुष्य अत्यधिक दुखी हो जाता है और उस खरोंच तो मिटाने के लिए हर संभव कोशिश करता है।
Benchmark of Success - सफलता के आयामकुछ लोगों के लिए सफलता विदेश में नौकरी करना होता है। कुछ लोगों के लिए विदेश के विश्वविद्यालयों के योग्यता की उपाधि लेना सफलता की राह में एक बड़ा पदचिन्ह माना जाता है। तो कुछ लोगों के लिए बड़े शहर में विस्थापन कर के बस जाना सफलता का मापदंड होता है। उधर थोड़े लोग अपनी जन्मभूमि के पास रह कर जीवन यापन के क्षमता विकसित करने की कला तो अपनी सफलता मानते हैं। प्रश्न ये है की क्या सफलता की कोई अनूठा या अद्वितीय मापदंड हो सकता है?
Bullying of Its Neighbour by China: What Chyna or Chaina is doing today was done by Britishers for almost 300 years before the second trival war of Europe break its spines in 1945.
Followings on Social Media: There are people who follow blindly some social media channels (so called influencers) and get hurt when that same channel posts content against that 'follower'. One may like the content and the content create becuase he is mocking or highlighting weakness of certain thiking process. However, before following a SM channel, one should ask himself or herself: "Shall I still like him or her if he or she speaks against my beliefs or again my icons?". This will help reduce the heart-burn or strong (sometimes abusive) reactions later. Some channels might not speak against the group of people who support them both financially and logistically (like, subscribe and share). However, the moment they turn a bit bigger and start generating money from channel, they may turn against the same set of people who made them famous. The might always be a nascent hatred is that content creator which may surface once he becomes famous and self-reliant. The manifestation of hatred may come in multitude of way: provoking not to support his channel, he does not need you, you cannot take away my freedom of speech...
Pitfalls of wealth inheritance: If we associate ourselves with competence and Karma, why children should inherit 100% of their parents' wealth? What is the selection process for promoter's sons/daughters? Can the government put a limit of 25% for inheritance or the brackets on inherited percentages similar to income tax slabs?
Parenthood- Living one's life through their children. Why do we not teach our children to respect dignity of everybody which we encounter in our daily life. For example, I have heard my own son talking with disrespect to the garbage collector. After lot of counselling and scolding, there seems to be a change in his approach (and hopefully also in his attittutde). अपने बच्चों के माध्यम से अपना जीवन व्यतीत करना। हम अपने बच्चों को हर किसी की गरिमा का सम्मान करने के लिए क्यों नहीं कहते हैं, जिसका हम अपने दैनिक जीवन में सामना करते हैं। उदाहरण के लिए, मैंने अपने ही बेटे को कूड़ा बीनने वाले से अनादर के साथ बात करते सुना है। काफी सलाह-मशविरा और डाँट-फटकार के बाद, उसके दृष्टिकोण में परिवर्तन प्रतीत आया है (और उम्मीद है कि उसके व्यवहार में भी)
Ethics, morality and integrity : are they same or refer to different aspects of our behaviours and social responses? Do learned and well-educated people tend to perform better on ethical and moral grounds?
Myths of Moral Highground: Property Broker vs. Investment Banker vs. Petty (Chirkut) Dalal. A guru or preacher cannot live in a mansion but a priest and pope can. Similarly, a spritual guru cannot do business but Vatican can run on unaccounted sourcce of money!
(Intellectual) Dishonesty of Elites: Most of the elites tend to conveniently chose what suits to him/her. Many corporate executives will praise China for fast decision making but shall never mention the opaque system in place there. Same way, even middle class shall use the narrative of Freedom of Speech in Americ and Europe but shall want someone else to clean their toilets in India. A person of high intellectual calibre may not be a balanced scholar in other field (say history or political science or social science). Just watch the Pakistani scientist Dr. Parvez Hoodboy's interview: he has the opinion that Romilla Thapar is a learned historian whose work can be taken without further investigation, Abul Azad was a scholar, Sanskrit has origin in Syria, approves the onscure "narrative of Hindutva"... Similar observation can be found in the interviews where Dr. Ishtiaq Ahamed has participated.
Similarly, if you hear Pakistani YouTube channels including Syed Muzammil, they will tone down the hatred of public towards India highlighting standing ovation given to Indian team or just some outstanding player once or twice. They will conveniently ignore the stone-pelting in Karachi during 1989-90 ODI series when Pakistan were 28/3. The fact is such sparse incidents do not tell anything about the social fabric of that country. The behaviour of spectators has absolutely no relation with the socio-political actions of the same group of people.
Dual Lives of Top Executives
Why top management of companies, CEOs and individuals take credit of companies growth during good market conditions and blame the governement and policy-makers during bad times? Many of such behaviours are product of deeply ingrained cultural norms where blaming others and society as a whole is wise and respectful behaviour. Such habits get developed as once grow and reach to the level of CEO.
This leads to a behaviour where the C-club executives and board members live dual lives. When things are easy going such as new recruits are willing to join and stay back - it is attributed to the reputation and work culture of the company. On the other hand when there is high attrition - it is blamed to the city, the market conditions, instant gratification of those leaving the copmany, lack of understanding and alignment to company's missions...
Scholars of Religious Studies: It is a irony as old as life of earth where millions and even billions (crores) of dollars are spent among academia and religious institutions to find out truth in the texts written anonymously and psuedonymously. There are hundres of thousands (lakhs) of students and instructors trying to find meaning from the texts written in outdated words and languages. These 'divinely' inspired texts are classified as 'metaphoric' by humans when there is no sane explaination available. What a waste of one's life when one spends entire life to get a certificate of "New Testament Scholars" or "Quranic Scholars". This addition of scholars has almost zero or even negative effect of any agreement on the "disputed texts" they study. Let's take an example of disputed text: "The Earth rotates around the Sun from east to west". This does not convey any meaningful information as "East to West" is not a unique method to denote direction of rotation. Similarly, the discussions and scholarship based on "disputed and vague texts" written more than thousand years ago - anonymously - has produced only "disputed, vague and erroneous" conclusions. For example, any quest for Jusus is futile until the quest for Paul, Mark, Matthew... is completed with unianimous conclusions. As a counter argument, one may say that watching movies and reading (fictional) novels are also waste of time. This is not same as someone who spends his entire life reading novels and watching movies.Statement: "Worshippers were not killed during prayers even in India or Israel but it happened in Pakistan".
Why Vision and Mission Statements are only Gimmick
Every organization spend lot of energy and time to create Visions and Missions and subsequently sharing it with every employee. Is there a way to measure "level of engagement from employees" to the "Vision and Mission Statements"? In my opinion, neither such method exist nor it is worth its effort. One of the critical fallacy I find is that such statements are based on complete annihilation of internal boundaries between different functions of the orgnization such as delivery team, sales team, recruitment function, compensation team... The steps and process implemented in compensation function to align with company's missions and visions may not be aligned to recruitment process. On the other hand, the approach adopted by sales may not be aligned to the constraints on the delivery team. It is nearly impossible to translate and project the vision and missions on workable action points at each levels and functions of the organization.
False Propagand behind Concept of Mintorities
What is the definition of 'minorities'? If it is related to the numbers, why some minorities' are thriving and peaceful and the other group of 'minorities' always play victim card? It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men --- Samuel Adams. For political scientist Andre Liebich, two key elements constituting a minority are inequality and inferiority, not merely numerical but substantial inferiority. In political parlance the word minority means such a weak community which because of both its number and capacity finds itself incapable of protecting itself in relation to a larger and more powerful community. राजनीतिक वैज्ञानिक आंद्रे लाइबिच के लिए, अल्पसंख्यक का गठन करने वाले दो प्रमुख तत्व असमानता और हीनता हैं, न केवल संख्यात्मक बल्कि पर्याप्त हीनता। राजनीतिक समानता में अल्पसंख्यक शब्द का अर्थ है ... ऐसा कमजोर समुदाय, जिसकी संख्या और क्षमता दोनों की वजह से खुद को बड़े और अधिक शक्तिशाली समुदाय के संबंध में खुद को बचाने में असमर्थ पाया जाता है।
Can Honesty come from Prosperity?How much money and prosperity can make a person honest in his/her dealings? What would be likely fraction of cases where people indulge in fraudulent actvities unknowingly? Are people staying in high rise buildings and premium flats good law-abiding? Do they care much for the neighbours and amenities of the society they live in? Dog owners and vs. Stray dogs.
Deficiency in Democracy: There are large number of cases where the majority was decided with votes received < 40% (of those who voted and not the total eligible voters) and candidates who have won with narrow gaps (as low as 0.01% of expected total votes). However, in my opinon, the biggest drawback of democracy is that that democratic means can be used to deter and even defeat democratic system.
Deficiency in Online Claims: Why Yoga is not getting popularity among educated people? One reason is the lofty claims - "get cured in minutes", "get rid of disease x in few hours", 99% success rate, "unclog arteries in 14 days", frozen shoulder relief in just 5 minutes...
Patriarchy: How does one define it? What parameters can be attributed to it? Why do you think this is fair or unfair to womens?
Near Death Experience: This is one of the propaganda statment of this century along the lines of "When Mongols Conquered the World", "When Persian Ruled the World" and so on. Why is it a propaganda statement? Because no one cannot experience a death and hence there is no possibility of having near death experience? As once close to the death, he starts getting unconscious and may not remember what have he experienced once he gets to his feet. There is no way to find how a near death situation may have ended in a sure death situation. Same way the other statements related to 'world' does not hold any weight in twenty first century when we know the extent of world. None of the Persians or Mongols knew about what is called South / North America and Australia today. Africa was also known only around Egypt.
Sad End of Extreme Passion: Most of the time if not 100% of the cases, success of one's actions is attributed to the passion he or she hasd towards that goal. However, there are cases of disasters when the passion is taken to the extreme limits. Once such case is the Carnation Auto started in 2008 by Jagadish Khattar, head of Maruti Suzuki. Carnation Auto started off as a multi brand car service chain. Khattar’s business did not do well at all. The company funding of Rs 108 crore from Premji Invest and IFCI Ventures and also received a loan of Rs 170 crore from Punjab National Bank. In 2017, Punjab National Bank filed an insolvency petition against Carnation Auto India under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). So why I am telling this story? This story is about what Khatter believed in. He believed in "after sales services" to be of paramount interest to the car owners. That was not the case.
Why the VIP quota, staff quota, sibling quota, management quota... were introduced (and still widely used) long before caste-based reservation system was implemented? There is already a tacit reservation for few occupations (both religious and low-end like garbage handling).
Why to rating companies publish their findings when it would be more profitable to keep the secrets? What are the vested interests and who they want to serve with their findings? Until six days before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's maintained the firm's investment-grade rating of 'A'. Moody's waited even longer, downgrading Lehman one business day before it collapsed.
Money cannot buy you happiness: This is another propaganda statement which is used by so-called spirituality-oriented people to confuse gullible humans. The fallacy in the statement is hidden in the fact that happiness is assumed something which is tangible and can be traded like any other matter such as food items and cloths. A better statement would be "Money alone cannot lead you to a happier life". Happiness can be short-term, temporary or even long-term. If one is wild-life enthusiast, he needs to travel a lot to keep him happy. Does this not require money and lot of it?
Relativity, Super-conductivity, Quantum Mechanics! […]
Changing Behavioural SicknessHumans suffer from variety of mental and behavioural illness such as smoking, telling lies, bribery, over-eating, excessive drinking, honking and so on. I call these traits as illness as they need some therapy or treatment of cure or bring under control. A new sort of illness or compulsive disorder which is spreading among young and elders alike is social media and mobile chats: Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok... are few of the platforms that have as high addictive power as smoking and drinking.
IQ vs Commonsense: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) level and commonsense one demonstrate are not related (there is no direct or indirect or inverse correlation). A person with high IQ may have poor wisdom or commonsense and/or low self-confidence. A person with high IQ may not be able to face large crowd in public speaking. Usually a low level of self-confidence reflect in awkward behaviour of persons with high intelligence.
The participants should be briefed before the start of discussion on how to deal with objection. Use of qualifiers like 'always', 'never' aggravates the matter. Some probing questions like "I undetstand your view points ... could you help me what makes you say so?" will keep the discussion focussed and not digress the topic.
Hinduism ≠ Hindutva?
Mrinal Pande writes: What today's peddlers of Hindutva don't understand about Hinduism - आज कल के समाचार पत्रों में आपको पढ़ने तो मिलेगा की हिंदुत्व, हिन्दुत्वा और हिन्दुइस्म अलग हैं। यदि आप इन मानसिक रूप से विक्षिप्त लेखकों की मानें तो पण्डे ≠ पांडेय ≠ पांडा ≠ पांड्या। In other words: Pande ≠ Pandey ≠ Panda ≠ Pandya. अगर आप इस लेख और आलेख के लेखिका की पण्डेगिरी पे ध्यान दें तो आपको यह बताया जा रहा है की भारत के नदियों की गन्दगी केवल हिन्दुत्वा के भक्तों के शौच के कारण होता है। परन्तु हिन्दुइज़्म (Hindusim and not Hindutva) के असली अनुयायियों का शौच तो उतरते ही पुनर्चक्रण के प्रक्रिया से गुजर के अमेरिका के न्याग्रा झरने के पानी की तरह शुद्ध हो कर ही शहर के गटर में गिरता है। यह एक वामपंथी पांडेय और दक्षिणपंथी पांडा के वर्चस्व की लड़ाई है। जो दक्षिणपंथी पांडेय भारत को छोड़ के विदेशों में बस गए उनकी साहस कैसे हुई की प्रधानमन्त्री मोदी के आगमन पे शिव तांडव स्त्रोतम गाये। क्या के वामपंथी पण्डेपुत्रों का अपमान नहीं? इसी बीच एक शाही 'पाठक' आ गयी जिनका मानना है की जिनके थालियों में खाना नहीं है वो भक्त अश्लील गानों पे टिप्पणी करने ही दुस्साहस कैसे कर सकते हैं। अब इस 'पाठक' की 'पंडागिरी' में शर्मा और सरदेश-आई कहीं और अपनी रोटियां सेंक रहे हैं। अस्तित्व = State of ‘in existence’, महत्व = State of ‘be important’, गुरुत्व = State of ‘under gravity’ लेकिन हिंदुत्व ≠ State of ‘being Hindu’. अगर आप गधे और भैसियों के थुथने में लेखनी (pen) डाल के कोई लेख लिखवाएंगे तो ऐसा ही ज्ञान मिलेगा।
Sources of Passive Income
It is always (without any exception) that a source of passive income shall every individual follow the course he wishes to. However, such sources are not easy to put in place or scale in terms of value. Some of such options with associated constraints are tabulated below.
|S. No.||Description||Competition or Entry Barrier||Required Skills||Required Infrastructure||Expecte Return or Recurring Income|
|001||Invest in share market||None||Selection of stocks||Demat account and investible cash||15% annualized on long term (> 5 years) basis|
|002||Tuition to kids, Ebooks, create and sell courses||Crowded market||Handling kids and their attention||Teaching material, hand-outs, videos, online streaming tools, Ebooks can have just 30-50 pages||-?-|
|003||Webinar on niche topics||Big tech companies already present||It is difficult to get a these which make you stand-out||Presentations, hand-outs, videos, online streaming tools||-?-|
|004||Make Reviews of Books||Requires solid credendtials to get noticed||Experience in writing essays||Time to read and think||Low volume, low income|
|005||Write Articles for Webpages (blogging)||Crowded segement||Requires solid credendtials to get noticed||Minimal: internet connection and laptop||High volume, low income|
|006||Make Product Reviews||Crowded segments||Needs to know multiple products||Minimal: internet connection and laptop, video recording devices||High volme, low income|
These are some of the examples of hundreds of option available in twenty-first century dominated with information technology and era of fast changing technology. Many of these require lot of energy and time equivalent to full-time job and hence they may not be passive source at all. Either you give work upfront or let your past work earn money for you. Few of anything such as few products, few courses, few ebooks do not make a business of steady source of passive income.
Most of the teams are not able to realize the full potential because the team is not able to maintain the identity of each individual and not able to define and assign the activities as per the strengths and temperament of the members.
Employee Database and Dashboards
In my observations, many organizations fail to implement database management keeping in mind of the dashboard needed for different level of the hierarchy. Many functions create databases which have duplicate entries and opaque. For example, the IT asset management team has database (containing workstation details) which is independent of aministrative databases such as human resource related information (Date of Joining, Highest Qualification...).
|Field ID||Category||Access Type||Data Type||Update Tag||Field Designation||Lowest Access Level||Example Value|
Britain's last coal power plants to close by 2025 (www.theguardian.com), Jet Airways leaves 350 pilots high and dry - cuts salary citing lesser workload (economictimes.indiatimes.com), Mario Draghi faces easing dilemma as strong euro sparks concern (www.investing.com). One may ask how these three distinct piece of news headline are related? They are not related indeed, but pointing a distant trouble looming and ballooning in subtle way! We are entering into era of extremely high productivity! And the rewards for inefficiencies will be higher in future than the rewards for higher productivity. There is rush for the countries to keep their currency weaker than others (a sign of low local demand, high efficiency, high productivity but less consuming economy).
Coming back to the topic of productivity, there are reports and articles describing (not explaining) the superiority of certain geographical regions in terms of productivity of human capital. Most of them do not distinguish the working conditions or portray the complete picture. Say, how can a revenue per employee of $2000/hour in European countries be compared to revenue of $500/hour in India? What are the other factors to be considered and in what fraction and weightage? How does salary, level of automation, skill, the price of the prodcuts and local market conditions affect the value "revenue per employee"?Can the GDP of a country grow while unemployement rate increase? This is a very likely scenario due to following reasons:
Should the government be held accountable for failure of privately-held organizations (Jet Airways, Reliance Communications...)?
Similar analogy holds true in case of a "CAD modeling engineer" and a "product design engineer" or a "FEA Analyst" and "Structural Integrity Engineer" or a "CFD Analyst" and a "Thermal and Fluid Engieer". CAD Designer is an specialization so is any "FE and CFD analysis" work within their own boundaries. Sometimes we do not want to associate the term 'engineer' or 'engineering' with CAD modeling related stuff. This is required to keep the activities of "product design" and "process of graphical representation of product" distinguishable. While a product design process involves finding answers like "why the dimension and tolerance of the product should have certain value", CAD modeling involves a method to represent the dimensions as per standards and conventions in place.
Similarly, a design engineer may not need to know why and how a FE or CFD simulation is performed, he must know what is needed to carry out such simulations and what outputs from those simulation is needed to ensure his design meets the required specifications. On the same note, an FEA or thermal simulation engineer is not required to know why product is designed the way it is shaped and sized, he must know the key performance parameters which is to be validated to help the design engineer make informed decision.
Example template for SMART target setting:
Example template for SMART evaluation of a candidate for a particular job role:
Hawthorne effect: subjects improve simply in response to being studied.
Poor or ineffective communication: I have seen people and HR managers complaining about proper or (in)sufficient communication. But what is communication? It is exchange and spread of information. If e-mails with all necessary details are sent, the information is already shared in written and partly in visual mode. But, there are 3 modes of information exhange: text, audio, visual. The effectiveness of communication mode depends on the personality of the recepients.
Prospective Hindsight (premortem): this technique helps identify potential problems - imagine future failure and then explain the cause. It tempers optimism, encourage a realistic assessment of risk prepare back-up plans and exit strategies. Planning fallacy - a failure to plan is planning for failure!
बुरा जो देखन मैं चला, बुरा न मिलिया कोय, जो दिल खोजा आपना, मुझसे बुरा न कोय।
अर्थ: जब मैं इस संसार में बुराई खोजने चला तो मुझे कोई बुरा न मिला। जब मैंने अपने मन में झाँक कर देखा तो पाया कि मुझसे बुरा कोई नही!
Bura Jo Dekhan Main Chala, Bura Naa Milya Koye, Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye!
Translation: I went on the search for the bad person, bad personal I couldn't find. When I searched my mind, no one is nastier then me.
Meaning: This is about observing one's own mind. Kabir says that he searched the world for the bad guy, the real evil person but he couldn't find the evil person no matter where he looked. Then he looked within at his own thinking process, his own mind. He found the real evil person who lived in his mind, unchecked. When we accuse, condemn another, it is our mind that is doing the finger pointing, the other person is probably innocent or the victim of his circumstances.
कंकर-पत्थर जोरि के मस्जिद लई बनाय। ता चढ़ि मुल्ला बांग दे का बहरा भया खुदाय।।
पाथर पूजें हरि मिलें तो मैं पूजूं पहाड़। घर की चाकी कोऊ ना पूजे जाका पीसा खाए संसार।।
धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय। माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय॥
बोली एक अनमोल है, जो कोई बोलै जानि। हिये तराजू तौलि के, तब मुख बाहर आनि।।
निंदक नियरे राखिए, ऑंगन कुटी छवाय। बिन पानी, साबुन बिना, निर्मल करे सुभाय।।
However, with changing technology the impact and effect of e-mails need to be periodically reviewed and necessary corrective and preventive actions need to be implemented across the organization. New users as well as existing users need to be re-trained and explained the limiations and forthcoming challenges. One of the key challenge is size of inboxes which need to be pruned by deleting obsolete contents. Some of them are meeting acceptance or decline messages, meeting messages which remain in 'deleted' folder, birth day wishes (birthday wishes for 2018 can be deleted after next birth day in 2019)! A machine learning alogorithm can be developed to identify such obsolete messages, similar to the way spam messages are filtered now-a-days.With increasing use of carbon copies (CC list), the inbox sometimes get flooded beyond human capability to read and respond. An ever increasing trend to put receipients as optional in meeting invites pose even greater threat to the efficiency and effectiveness of key roles. The calendars remain virtually full and employees of all levels do not show courage or willingness to send the 'decline' responses when they think their presence are not needed. Most of the meeting invites I receive now a days have more number of optional attendees than required attendees.
Following steps are needed to address this problem before it becomes a burden:
Once you learn the habit of identifying your thought immediately with your aim in life, you cease to become upset with people, conditions, news and events. The statements of others cannot hurt you except through your own thoughts and mental participation.
Thoughts enveloped in the power emotion of fear are realized in the subconscious mind. The fear of failure itself creates the experience of failure, e.g. by way of temporary amnesia.
After reading the first message, she fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
> To: My Loving Wife > Subject: I've arrived > Date: 16 May 2002> I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
The salesman explained, "When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I will make a good sales pitch as Coca Cola is virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem I didn't know to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the message through 3 posters. First poster was of a man crawling through the hot desert sand totally exhausted and panting. Second, the man is drinking our Cola and Third, our man is now totally refreshed. Then these posters were pasted all over the place"."That should have worked", said the friend."
He replied, "Well, I didn't know Arabic, neither did I realize that Arabs read from right to left."
How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
How can a man go eight days without sleep?
If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
What looks like half apple?
What happened when wheel was invented?
Why is it easy to weigh a fish?
Why does a bike rest on its leg?
Bay of Bengal is in which state?
Synonyms with situation
मजेदार प्रश्नोत्तरी के लिए प्रश्न: बच्चे --- Questions for Fun Quiz and Trivia: Kids. One need to select question based on the age of the kids.
Other topics can be hobbies and professions [Botanists, Astrologists, Paleontologist, Seismologists...], arts, literature, langauges [language spoken in Brazil: Portugese], scripts [number of characters in Devanagari scripts: 48, number of character in Khmer: 74, Greek alphabet consists of 24 letters...], palindromes, longest word, word with highest number of vowels..., musical instrumentsWhat is the only flag that does not have four sides? Nepal, How many stars are on the Chinese flag? 5, How many colors are used in the South African flag? 6, National sport of Japan? Sumo Wrestling, Sporting event has a strict dress code of all-white? Wimbledon, Angel Falls - the world’s largest waterfall, located in which country? Venezuela, Only body part that is fully grown from birth? Eyes, ton = 2000 pounds, tonne = 1000 kg, How many legs does a lobster have? Answer: 10, Red + Green = Yellow, Green + Blue = Cyan, Red + Blue = Pink.
Maths TriviaWhat is the smallest perfect number? A perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper divisors. Number ‘6’ is the smallest perfect number. Which number is a 'magic' number? Number ‘9’ is considered as a magic number, as the sum of the digits of the multiples of 9, is always 9. For example; (18) 8 + 1 = 9, (54) 5 + 4 = 9, (81) 8 + 1 = 9. The first number to contain the letter 'a' is 'thousand'. The numbers on opposite sides of a dice add up to seven. It should take no more than 20 moves to solve a Rubiks cube no matter which of the 43 quintillion possible starting positions you begin with. A googol is one followed by one hundred zeros. 2520 is the smallest number that is divisible by 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. J and K are the only letters not in any of the numbers when written as words. 888+88+8+8+8=1,000. 153, 370, 371 and 407 are the only three-digit numbers equal to the sum of the cubes of their digits. TWELVE PLUS ONE = ELEVEN PLUS TWO: the left side of this equation is an anagram of the right side. FORTY FIVE is an anagram of OVER FIFTY.
JANUARY: Ambitious and serious *Loves to teach and be taught *Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses *Likes to criticize *Hardworking and productive *Smart, neat and organized *Sensitive and has deep thoughts *Knows how to make others happy *Quiet unless excited or tensed *Rather reserved *Highly attentive *Homely person *Loyal *Needs to improve social abilities *Easily jealous
FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts *Loves reality and abstract *Intelligent and clever *Changing personality *Temperamental *Quiet, shy and humble *Low self esteem *Honest and loyal *Determined to reach goals *Loves freedom *Rebellious when restricted *Loves aggressiveness *Too sensitive and easily hurt *Showing anger easily *Dislike unnecessary things *Loves making friends but rarely shows it *Daring and stubborn *Ambitious *Realizing dreams and hopes *Loves entertainment and leisure *Superstitious and ludicrous (nonsensical) *Spendthrift *Learns to show emotions
MARCH: Attractive personality *Affectionate *Shy and reserved *Secretive *naturally honest, generous and sympathetic *Loves peace and serenity *Sensitive to others *Loves to serve others *Not easily angered *Trustworthy *Appreciative and returns kindness *Observant and assess others *Revengeful *Loves to dream and fantasize *Loves travelling *Loves attention *Loves home decors *musically talented *Loves special things *Moody
APRIL: Active and dynamic *Decisive and hasteful but tends to regret *Attractive and affectionate to oneself *Strong mentality *Loves attention *Diplomatic *Consoling *Friendly and solves people's problems *Brave and fearless *Adventurous *Loving and caring *Suave and generous *Emotional *Revengeful *Aggressive *Hasty *Good memory *Motivate oneself and the others *easily get too jealous
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted *Strong-willed and highly motivated *Sharp thoughts *Easily angered *Attracts others and loves attention *Deep feelings *Beautiful physically and mentally *Firm standpoint *Easily influenced *Needs no motivation *Easily consoled *Systematic (left brain) *Loves to dream *Strong clairvoyance *Understanding *Good imagination *Good debating skills *Good physical *Weak breathing *Loves literature and the arts *Loves travelling *Dislike being at home *Restless *Hardworking *High spirited *Spendthrift
JUNE: Thinks far with vision *Easily influenced by kindness *Polite and soft-spoken *Having lots of ideas *Sensitive *Active mind *Hesitating *Tends to delay *Choosy and always wants the best *Temperamental *Funny and humorous *Loves to joke *Good debating skills *Talkative *Daydreamer *Friendly *Knows how to make friends *Abiding *Able to show character *Easily hurt *Loves to dress up *Easily bored *Fussy *Seldom show emotions *Brand conscious *Executive *Stubborn *Those who loves me are enemies *Those who hates me are friends
JULY: Fun to be with *Secretive *Difficult to fathom and to be understood *Quiet unless excited or tensed *Takes pride in oneself *Easily consoled *Honest *Concern about people's feelings *Tactful *Friendly *Very emotional *Temperamental and unpredictable *Forgiving but never forgets *Dislike nonsensical and unnecessary things *Guides others physically and mentally *Sensitive and forms impressions carefully *Caring and loving *Treats others equally *Strong sense of sympathy *Judge people through observations *Loves to be alone *Always broods about the past and the old friends *Likes to be quiet *Homely person *Never looks for friends *Not aggressive unless provoked *Easily hurt but takes long to recover
AUGUST: Loves to joke *Attractive *Suave and caring *Brave and fearless *Firm and has leadership qualities *Knows how to console others *Too generous and egoistic *Take high pride of oneself *Thirsty for praises *Extraordinary spirit *Easily angered *Angry when provoked *Easily jealous *Observant *Careful and cautious *Thinks quickly *Independent thoughts *Loves to lead and to be led *Loves to dream *Talented in the arts, music and defense *Sensitive but not petty *Learns to relax *Hasty and rushy *Loving and caring *Loves to make friends
SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising *Careful, cautious and organized *Likes to point out people's mistakes *Likes to criticize *Quiet but able to talk well *Calm and cool *Kind and sympathetic *Concerned and detailed *Trustworthy, loyal and honest *Does work well *Sensitive *Good memory *Clever and knowledgeable *Controls oneself when criticized *Able to motivate oneself *Understanding *Secretive *Loves sports, leisure and travelling *Hardly shows emotions *Tends to bottle up feelings *Systematic
OCTOBER: Loves to chat *Loves those who loves him *Loves to takes things at the centre *Attractive and suave *Inner and physical beauty *Does not lie or pretend *Sympathetic *Treats friends importantly *Always making friends *Easily hurt but recovers easily *Bad tempered *Selfish *Seldom helps unless asked *Daydreamer *Very opinionated *Does not care of what others think *Emotional *Decisive *Soft-spoken, loving and caring *Touchy and easily jealous *Concerned *Just and fair *Spendthrift and easily influenced *Easily lose confidence
NOVEMBER: Has lot of ideas *Difficult to fathom *Thinks forward *Unique and brilliant *Extraordinary ideas *Sharp thinking *Careful and cautious *Dynamic in personality *Secretive *Inquisitive *Knows how to dig secrets *Always thinking *Less talkative but amiable *Brave and generous *Patient *Stubborn and hard-hearted *Determined *Never give up *Hardly become angry unless provoked *Loves to be alone *Thinks differently from others *Sharp-minded *Motivates oneself *Does not appreciates praises *High-spirited *Deep love and emotions *Hardworking *High abilities *Trustworthy *Honest and keeps secrets *Not able to control emotions *Unpredictable
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous *Patriotic *Active in games and interactions *Impatient and hasty *Ambitious *Fun to be with *Loves to socialize *Loves praises *Loves attention *Honest and trustworthy *Not pretending *Short tempered *Changing personality *Not egoistic *Takes high pride in oneself *Hates restrictions *Loves to joke *Good sense of humor *Logical
|10000||दस हज़ार||Ten Thousand|
|108||दस करोड़||Hundred Millions|
Words and number of occurrences in Indian Constitution
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