Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saurav Ganguly's speech at IIM-C

Ganguly is one of the most famous captains we saw in recent history. His aggressive style went hand in hand with India’s economic growth of the time. Here is a person who is ready to take Flintoff head on in Lord’s; a captain who no longer hesitant to take the battle back to opponents turf. Indians no longer felt so much awe and fear while playing against foreign teams.

Main points he delivered in his IIM-C speech are,

1. Leadership is about helping your mates at right time.
2. There is no substitute for hard work. You will not become a doctor by sitting in a coffee shop.
3. Leadership is about trust, being at the side of your colleagues. Entire world will be with you when you are up... but when you are down…
4. If you are good at what you do, then no one can stop you for long.




Sajeev

Harsh Bhogle’s speech at IIM-A

Excellence is not a skill but an attitude; its all begin in mind.

This video is an excellent speech delivered by Harsh Bhogle at IIM-A.



Sajeev

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Consumer…. Tax payers too require quality services

Maharashtra “state consumer commission last week directed a builder to pay a compensation of Rs 13.50 lakh to a Jogeshwari couple for a five-year delay in handing over possession of a flat in Thane. The couple has paid more than 95% of the flat's price of Rs 30 lakh. The commission also directed the builder and developer Ganaraj Group to hand over the flat within 45 days failing which Rs 1,000 per day would be payable to the complainants, Prashan and Sailee Dhotre, till handing over of actual possession of the flat.

We, the people, pay tax and submit all documents demanded by government. If failed, even for a day, Income Tax department and many other government agencies will come right in front of you. It was a tax case which delayed global acquisition of Nokia’s phone division by Microsoft. Finally what happened? Chennai plant was moved out of the merger and now Nokia is selling it in parts. Vodafone and IT department argued on how to calculate numbers, which one to put on which sheet for a good number of years.
In return do we get all those things a public administrative body is supposed to provide? In how many cities autos drivers are charging their customer by meter? In how many cities women can walk through the street without fear after ten in the night? The lists of questions are really long. Can’t we expect services like that?

By the way the article also says that, “The Dhotres filed the complaint before the commission in 2010”. I wonder what the commission was doing for last 4 years. Do these things are supposed to take this much time?
Sajeev

Sydney, Peshawar… India may not be far behind…

It was not long ago when ‘Pakistan Taliban’ was considered as a strategic asset by Rawalpindi. We don’t know whether the magnitude of recent Peshawar attack is enough to remove that blind belief. I still wonder, about the motivation behind ‘Pakistan Taliban’s’ decision to carry out such a bloody operation in such a strategically, militarily, logistically insignificant civilian asset.

Whatever be the motivations, whatever be the problems faced by Pakistan Military such brazen attacks on civilian population really demands a strong response; which literally translates to strong focus on Pakistan’s western frontiers.

By the way, India is also very much vulnerable to similar attacks. Better to stay awake then feel sorry later.
Sajeev.
PS: By the way, the school name is 'Army Public School'
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Think before you do..... Really?

People often say Think… Think… Think… Is it required always? We have hundreds of proverbs which asks (or threatens!!!) everyone to think before taking any action. Did we ever think what will happen if we didn’t give much time for thinking in certain cases? It may not be as bad as it looks. For e.g. I created hundreds of plans in paper after thinking for hours which eventually didn’t work J

So is it really required in all situations? Let’s see this video before saying yes with a red face.