Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oh (bama) stop it for Pete's sake.... !!!

The Indian has been recently christened as "Argumentative". Now because of me, you can call him/her cynical as well.... Why are we going so much of gaga over Obama.. After all the guy has won an election, not saved the world at the doorsteps of the Armageddon... Is this going to be the end of racism.. Utter stupidity. Its politics and whether you accept it or not, today's politics is really "off the people" not "of the people"... He's not even proven his worth and before that we have started calling him the change... All he did was press for an economic stimulus package (well Bush called the earlier one by a different name, that's all ;) )... Media in India are spending hours and days relaying the US elections and the Oba'ma'nia... And the man did not bother to even say a thanks to our H'ble PM... He's infact ignoring him... (Mebbe he's not got enough money / tele - connectivity links to call beyond Islamabad)... Lets just shut this frenzied behaviour... He's the President of the USA not the World / India.... More so, he's just going to be more detrimental to India than we imagine... Truly Democrat style....Ah... and now they want a Indian Obama.... Why??? Whats the basis??? Is he as big a Gandhi, Nehru, Bal Gangadhar tilak, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiyar, Subramania Siva, V O Chidambaram Pillai, Subhash Chandra Bose?? Lets stop this mania and wish for one of these leader-likes to be born again not Obama (of course unless he turns out to be a great leader, even then I believe we don't need to look to the west for examples)...


Sachin Tendulkar

The Man has broken the unthinkable records of the Cricketing world...His body is up and strong after 19 years of cricket....Great achievement.... Congrats....But looking beyond this or into this rather...1. Has'nt he been one of the most pampered cricketer of our times?... If he fails its lean form, whereas if any other player fails its bad basics and time to retire...2. He fails at the big games and makes us think that he's playing for records. Is the man not a big game performer??3. If put on a weigh scale, Sachin and Lara would almost be equal, but for one trait.... lara is heavier than Sachin when it comes to Big games... he's the man who can stare in the eye of the Australian bowlers.... Score hundreds and Double hundreds when it matters the most and when its least expected....

Is it a liquidity crunch in India??

I have a random thought....Is it really a liquidity crunch in India?? Generally, financial crisis is a viscious circle which goes from lenders not trusting the borrower, leading to lower disbursements.... leading to a slowdown... Lower demand... inturn the businesses expand less... in turn there are no loans lent and so on....I think the problem in india has reached to the corporates.... the viscious circle, If could have been arrested at the lender stage, could have made things much better. Now the markets are not making things any better. The businesses are growing slower.... low of confidence... predictions of weak demand...In India, my opinion is that banks may have money but its a viscious circle of low confidence thats driving the crunch than what's happening in the Western world, where the problem is more to do with the sub-prime....

Intelligence vs Education

Debate that has run a long while, with no answer. Go to interviews and people ask you, "What's your qualification?"... On answering, pat comes the reply, "But we are expecting some one with x,y,z,a,b,c,d etc etc qualification (read, having a big qualification list) ." Whats more irritating is the comment that people make, you don't seem to be intelligent enough to take this role. It demands a x,y,z,a,b,c to take this role.Why don't people understand the difference between Intelligence and Education??? Education can hone your intelligence. It cannot create it. Intelligence is akin to smart whereas education is more akin to an address.Though there is no objective way as such except some psychometric blah blah tests, still a person who is interviewing you must be experienced enough to find out whether you are smart or not. A person can fake probably once but not always. Street smart is the need of the hour than an educated person.I hope the reader appreciates the fact that the best minds in the world have been, on a majority, less educated with lots of innovation and high EQ. I hope the world soon understands the difference between these two terms.