Friday, August 27, 2004

There might be a Psycho in your office.

The first thing that happens when you hear word Psycho is, it would bring fear in you. But if you are thinking tha psychotic person lives lonely somewhere away from the society, and strikes against others only when he falls to depression then you are wrong.

Recent studies have shown that a psycho comes in all shapes and sizes and they are far more than we think. So beware of your colleagues!. Here is the article on "
Here's How to spot a psycho" which appeared in New Scientist.

Here in one more article which i came across yesterday evening and caption goes like this "
Watch Out! Your Smart Boss Could Be A Psycho".

I think by now you would be analyzing about your colleagues/boss whether he/she is a psycho after reading these two articles. Anyway which ways be happy if you have good colleague/boss.

But always be prepared to face them anywhere anytime.

The offsprings of Population Explosion.

Its continuation of my previous blog "The people bomb...". It makes more sense why we need to control the birth rate in this country. It is not late as of now, but will be a serious implication in near future. When i mean near future it will happen in another 3-4 years

Let me just touch upon some of the basic facts which we are facing as of now. Already our cities are getting more and more populated , as people have started moving from rural india to urban centres hoping for a better future for themselves. And most of the cities are unable to handle such kind of rapid growth. The best example i can state is my own city Bangalore where the population growth rate is 38% which is more than the grwoth rate of my country. With the so many Industries (IT,BPO, Aviation,Telecom, BioTechnology, Automobile, Space) blooming in and around Garden City (Bangalore) the demand is more than what can be supplied. The government is not able to do anything.

And the next big catastrope to hit the world in near future would be H2O yeah you are right WATER which is the essential part for all living beings. Portable water is reducing day by day. Almost all the homes in Bangalore pump lot of ground water and have huge storage capacties. And once in a while when the monsoons go bad and we end up in a deadlock with our neghibouring states(TN, AP).

I have just done a breif analysis on one element, but there are so many in pipeline like space, infrastructre(sewages, roads, schools, transportation), power generation. With present state, how governments' (both at Central Level and State Level) are handling these issues with less planning and focus, i feel will cause a major problems for all of us.
I guess this link is an absoultely good piece of animation by GE which tells u a lot about their work and also about the natural resources.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The people bomb which could explode any time!

In year 2000 when my country crossed 1 billion head count i was little bit worried at the alarming growth of population. Then i thought it doesn't make any sense for me to waste my precious little time i have on such phenomenal issue. But offlate i read 2 articles at the alarming growth of world poputalion, which made me write this one. We account for 20% of worlds population and it every 2mins a child is born, with such a rate we would surpass China by year 2050. It looks like Industrialized world's popultaion is going to declne by 2050.

I think the time has come for the government to make some kind of effort in including something realted to such kind of issues in our education system where the younger genration are aware of this problem and all other issues realted to it. Because i see only if the educated minds can bring the change, then it can be tried among the others.

Read this humorous article on our growing population.

Sunday, August 22, 2004


Finally 2004-Olympics at Greece is coming to an end and India has managed to win a lone silver medal. Hats off to Shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, he broke India's Olympic medal jinx finally by winning a Silver medal for the country.

Call it lack of pratice or lack of motivation or what-ever, we always fail to score at major sporting events. I saw all the matches played by Paes & Bhupathi, they gave everything but still lost in the end. Hockey team was again disappointing and so was weightlifting. I did manage to watch archery where Prasad lost against South Korean who is supposed to best in the world. Prasad came so close to defeating the Korean. But he got nervous in the dying moments that he missed his last arrow from the bird's eye only to fetch him 8 points. Wish him better luck for 2008.

I feel ashamed at the way we have performed this time too, with a nation of 1 Billion people we fail to leave any mark at worlds' sporting events, except for all the attention on cricket. Off-late we have been performing poorly in game of cricket too.

Hope we learn from our mistakes and do better in Bejing which is the next host for 2008 Olypmics.

Delete two days.

This article has really kept me motivated through various phases of my life, so i thought it might someone else out there too. Hopefully it will motivate you too.


Today I will delete from my diary two days: yesterday and tomorrow.

Yesterday was to learn and tomorrow will be the consequence of what I can do today.

Today I will face life with conviction that this day will not return.

Today is the last oppurtunity I have to live intensely, as no one can assure me that I will see tomorrow's sunrise.

Today I will be brave enough not to let any opportunity pass me by, my only alternative is to succeed.

Today I will invest my most valuable resource: my time, in the most trancendental work: my life.

I will spend each minute passionately to make of today a different and unique day in my life.

Today I will defy every obstcale that appears on my way trusting I will succeed.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Frustrations in Life!

Is life full of Frustrations? Yes, but not always, that gives me the hope to move.

Everyday morning i wake up and read the newspaper, the frustration inside me is building up. They are so many things happening on which myself nor any other ordinary being who lives in this city can do anything about.

Here are just a few of my thoughts which has been wandering inside my restless mind off late. I think all of us are frustrated with life in one way or the other during our lives. Sometimes we are just mute spectators to what is happening around us. We just cannot do anything even though we are educated. We just have to watch the show which is being played by actors who don't know to perform well in their fields and don't give chance to others who can enact the role well.

I guess u might be thinking now, what on earth am i talking about? Ok let me tell u in brief how & why .....i feel so furstrated.When i read and watch how my dear city where i was born and live in(Bangalore) loose out to other cities in the country just because we are unable to provide good infrastructre;... Frustrated because the way these so called Kannada Film industry take law into there on hands; ...Frustrated because the government does nothing for the students whose careers are taken for granted and there future is in bleak.

There are so many issues which are not addressed properly in this city or for that matter in our country. You may say all i am doing is sitting and writing articles and nothing more. I am atleast echoing my thoughts, some of us just ignore the matter saying that we can't do anything because we simply don't have the power to bring about change. Ok, agreed that we don't have the power to do something extraordinary, but still we can make a difference.

I thought Krishna government initiated BAFT,the private-public kind of governance, which was an intiation. But this present government doesn't even bother to sustain things which was started by the previous government. They just want to tell farmers that they are doing everything for them. I am not against farmers in anyway, but why negelect the city which has built its own image in the world through the good-hard work of the IT industry. Now why put the blame on IT industry, when most of the states' reveneue comes from IT, and why is this government neglecting the city and the industry? Even BAFT is not been encouraged; The Demolition-Man Jaykar Jerome who was formerly leading (Bangalore Development Authority)BDA has done a wonderful job for the city in his own capacity is now moved to a different department. If the government can't do anything for the city, why don't they give the powers to someone who can manage the resources well and give a better Bangalore to the people. As the Times of Inida has been running articles form over 15 days on so many issues, it doesn't seem to make any imapct on the government. Just read thisarticle by TOI.

Forget infrastructre development, they can't even bring some good administration into our Education system. They can't guarantee the future of so many students, who every year appear for the entrance exams for professional courses. They are just passing the buck on each other & the problem is still unresolved for over an year. Again the problems are arising due to some politicians who have their money in professinal colleges. They want 50-50 matrix. Why are they so concerned about money in every god damn thing. Why is the government not doing anything about it and settle the matter for good. Already the issue has claimed a life of a girl who dreamed about becoming doctor someday, but all that went into flames when she ended her life due to uncertainities of this CET(Back).The students' dream turns sourAre there any soultions for this problem either???

Next comes this great Kannada Film industry. I am proud being a kannadiga and born in this land. But when it comes to movies i don't like them because off-late there are no good story lines and neither most of the actors all talented. For many years or decades the So called Kannada Industry has been dominated by one family(You know who i am talking about). This particular family supressed the acting careers of many actors and actresses. So they moved to greener pastuers in the neghibourhood and they have come out in flying colors.Some of the actors and actresses who have moved from here are Late Soundarya, Saikumar,Prakash Raj, Arjun. Now that kannada films are not bringing in any moolah, they are just making a desparate move by trying to get the law of land changed according to their own needs, saying Non-Kannada(Hindi,Telugu,English,Tamil,Malyalam) movies to release their movies by 7 weeks. I don't think these people can achieve anything even if they ban other movies. As the saying goes "Action speaks louder than words", they need to prove that they are worth by producing better movies & not by holding protests. Are u listening Kannada Film Industry??? ReadLost the plot?

These are just few of my thoughts expressed,next time i plan to write one on getting stuck in traffic jams.