Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why don't political parties recruit ?

All the political parties who wants to make our country shining and take our country to new heights, do not recruit by publishing as all companies do.

If they really are serious in what they say, why don't they publish about openings so that they can get really good candidates. Why only family members of politicians are into politics. Why not anyone line me and you?

If they really want this to happen they should recruit guys from various fields of specialisations. Ideally they should recruit guys from financial background for finance portfolio, from IT background for technological portfolio and so on..

Why the aspirant has to be from some of the political party man or some powerful background. We should get an option to choose from the best while voting so that we can have real leaders, not someone who has got criminal record holding a position related to people security or some one charged of forgery holding a ministerial position dealing with finance.

Ideally parties should publish the requirements and make their selection process open to public so that people can have a fair deal while electing their leaders.We can always have a mix of experience and enthusiasm by keeping a mix of young specialised guys and our elderly experienced politicians to guide them.

If I can vote for my next IT minister I will make sure that I will caste my vote and would love to see a really eligible candidates getting selected for the position.

Friday, January 23, 2009

What is a "Slumdog" and why are Indians getting irked by the movie's success

Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has been nominated for ten Oscars. But many Indians are unhappy with the way India is portrayed in the film, particularly the way the poverty is served to the audiences.

The movie tells the story of an Indian boy from Mumbai's notorious slums who end up becoming a millionaire. He knew all the answers from his walk of life.

There are Indians who are proud of the Golden Globe awards it has won, and keeping their fingers crossed for the big big Oscars, some still believe that the film publishes a western colonial view of India. The movie in no ways reflects the real India, what it is now.

First thing that has to be noted is, although there are Indian contributions to this story but its not an Indian piece of creativity. Its an British movie, set in the backdrops of Indian slums and since its not our creation we do not have the credits.

As in any Indian movie, any American is a beer drinking guy with lots of dollars, similarly for them its always slum.

I personally like the movie just because of the way Jamal grew up in the story and the way it was portrayed to the viewers.

Its always the wish of the director and the producer to choose their topic and target audience accordingly.

If you like it, go and watch the movie and if you don't like it, forget about it.
Simply like what we did for many American movies on Columbia and Russia.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Satyam Saga....from the eyes of a common man..

I was sitting at a small roadside tea stall toady evening with some of office friends as usual and we were just like that chatting. All of sudden a guy sitting next to us (I believe he was a cab driver by his looks I felt so) asked us a very simple question. "What is all this ho halla about Satyam?? ". We looked at his face in a bit of annoying manner but tried to give him a one line reply that "Mr Raju, Boss of Satyam did some fraud and he was caught"

Then that guy started like a financial expert. He explained to us what went wrong with Satyam, what all Mr Raju did and why he was not able to escape all this. According to him Mr. Raju was one of the few financial wizards who played with Government's money and gave all the profit to their employees. Satyam was the only company who took average students with 50-60 % marks and backlogs and made their life happy. The company allowed people to work at their ease from home and work with flexible working hours.

Next smart person according to him was Mr. Harshad Mehta. Who duped rich people and helped poor and general junta. According to him when he was in the process of getting executed he asked his servants at home to run away with as much cash they can pack in a gunnysack. They worship him till date.

According to this character sitting next to us, any one who is duping rich people and sharing his wealth with poor and middle class people are the one who should be treated as Robin Hoods. He said that because of these guys now a days hundreds and thousands of youngsters are living a comfortable life by working in many call centres.

Although he was a bit worried about Satyam shares he was holding but confident also that he won't be in loss.

Even before we could digest the whole session by him, he got a phone call and he went away driving his Qualis. So informed are the people now a days that them sometime leave so called professionals like us speechless and I am loving it !!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Recession and India

I came across this explanation of Recession and how India is fighting against it. So though of sharing it with due permission from my friend who shared same with me :)

Here it goes

Political Threat..Hunh....

In past few days we came across Samajwaadi party offering a ticket to Sanju Baba!! That was not at all a surprise move. Sooner or later this was supposed to happen. And Mr Jethmalani, who once fought for Sanju Baba is now declaring him as a threat to "National Security". If he really was a threat, why he was defending him previously.

If all the existing politicians are not a threat for India how come someone like Sanju Baba be considered as a threat? If all the murderers, extortionist etc can be our netas, why not Sanju?

Our democracy is a great leveller, its the only place that allows Harvard graduates and criminals to share a same platform. And I am sure if Sanjay fights for elections, he is going to vin for sure.

So Munnabhai chale Parliament......