Thursday, October 28, 2010

Work et al

Do you consider your job to be a very special experience? If so, then you have researched enough and done a lot of homework and financially very stable and if not, you are one among 80% of the world's population, working to first Survive and meet your basic demands in life!! And often times we are troubled by this special beast called "Corporate politics" It has become very common these days and each one of us need to be thinking on strategies to combat this game and not get affected or belittled by stupid people around you trying to bring your image down and crisscross on your path by working against the nature of LIFE.

We are all bound by universal laws and same holds true at work as well. Firstly, a corporate is a legal entity and is bound by the laws governing the state or the country in which the company is located and/or its engaging in business with. So before even bringing our personal emotions into this whole picture, as a fist measure of safety, we need to be operating according to the law -and step aside from any activities that can get us in trouble. Take the case of some of the famous ENRON scandal or the Worldcom fiasco,  we all know that there have been several fradulent activities that led to a systematic collapse. Noone cared at the end of it, its a social disgrace of course for a day or two or for a year or two and everything will go on normally, if you are smart enough you will be hired by another firm or you could survive on your own. But if for some reason, you were responsible for stealing or double dealing with multibillion dollars which you owe to the Taxpayers or to your stockholders, your ass is certainly on fire and  you will be behind bars. At that time when the court gives a ruling, and identifies people who were in charge of crimes committed in the name of Trading, or tweaking balance sheets and statements of accounts - Everyone who consented to this action would be punished, irrespective of whether or not you were forced into such a situation.

Guilty/not guilty is a very thin line and sometimes even innocent people fall prey to it. Thats why we need to respect our peers and our bosses but do not always fear them, for if we play their wrong game, we would be in a trap and get into trouble. 

Back to office politics. There could be several hundreds of ways of violating company policies and wrong transactions that could be committed. If its a multibillion dollar enterprise, then there will be a huge possibility of some fraud happening somewhere in the company since there would be multiple layers within the organization and the numbers would mean that things can become vulnerable. Hiring and Firing becomes the only way to eliminate the Bad Apples in the organization.

After a point. it becomes one's own individual responsibility and an universal trust that this whole world is operating. Whats very critical and important to always keep in mind 'the people's lives might be in danger, if we fail to deliver. For instance, someone whos designing a bridge, cannot afford to make even a smallest error when it comes to its load design it. Or if its an airplane, every single electronic chip, mechanical parts, the engine, the aerodynamics and all of it should be throughly tested before releasing it to the public since safety becomes the primary.  Even while testing, there are a few gifted souls ready to take such risky jobs and trust the workers who constructed the plane from scratch and take a test ride before it becomes commercial.

However when we break down these mission critical products into multiple parts and consider each supplier as a separate entity - For example, a tyre manufacturer of an Airplane. Have you ever thought of the fact that compared to the gigantic size of an airplane, the tyres are so small in nature that there cannot be room for any error in the material, design, finish, wear and tear and also the rubber used in the product. Also there has to be durability and extensibility for the product. Take another example. Like a simple software solution that is designed for a bank. Even if there is one minor flaw which results in a loss of several thousands of dollars lost, it would be huge problem for the bank and loss of money, time and other things for people affected by it.But at a 30,000 foot level, it would all be happening through out the world day in and day out. Mistakes are unavoidable, but its very critical to fix them and make things work in a better fashion.

Coming back to the Airplane, it is the best example of a machine which uses all possible fields that you can imagine to fit together a product. Chemical, Metallurgical, Mechanical, Civil, Physics, Electronics, Electricals, Computers and what not, all talking to each other to assemble and make the plane function in the safest manner possible in the best of the comforts one can imagine for such a machine travelling at god's speed!

Everyday work may be a pleasure activity only if everyone around you has a sense of responsibility to carry each task with complete care and attention and making sure that there is no room for error in the final product that is delivered. It is for this reason that most often people compete, fight, and create such tensions at work.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Phenomenal Search Engine!

Wsup with google balloons and its new StylE??? Google's way of saying they are celebrating - not their anniversary but their latest breakthrough in terms of showing us the dynamic search pages as and when you type - Magical and breathtaking change to the world of search engines!! Bing can now go back inside their "box" and think about copying this!!

This shows the speed of our thinking abilities and the rate at which information is searchable!! All in your hands in one click!! Places you wanna travel, people you wanna meet and things you wanna do - Google has always been the landing page for millions of people worldwide and finally they are proving their point with such radical changes to their way of thinking!!!

Keep searching and have fun!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Socialism, Capitalism, Communism and Altruism

So many prisms of concepts, dogmas and belief systems that have propagated into our cultures and our societies for years together, and leaves a common man or a woman highly confused about taking a stand on either of these. However, one common denominator (a term that I often hear people saying) is that they are frameworks of thoughts created to realize the true freedom in our consciousness. No one knows if it ever creates such free souls except the person whos experiencing it. Often times, just like how standard communication, when it tries to penetrate several layers, could be distorted and end up sending wrong signals, such doctrines when set higher up by one man and followed by millions of people over several generations, can easily be misinterpreted and can start working against humankind.

Such is a state of corporate affairs and social affairs in some countries, where we all are bounded by some illusory social system governing our consciousness. How do we break out of this barrier and live free?! I recently read an article where this person said, Its no longer the fact that our consciousness is creating a social system, rather the social system is creating an automatic consciousness in us which if the system is wrongly designed and wrongly interpreted, can have serious repercussions and have undesirable feelings inside our valuable and innocent hearts.

We end up living a life caught up in these strings of unnecessary thoughts, harming our lives everyday. While we are all running our treadmill of our lives, trying to survival in this ever growing competition, sometimes its good to take a big Step back, wind back our clocks and start putting some real meaning to some of the things we do and improve the quality of our lives. Even basic things like work, relationships, our hobbies and some of our day - day activities are often done to pacify our inner conscience, but we often end up in stress and chaotic conditions and end up hurting ourselves more.

Back to my topic of what .....'Ism would you choose and why? I will start with the last one, Altruism - Have you heard this term offlate? - In this modern world it hardly exists and anyone who even tries to follow such a model would not be able to survive and will be beaten down to death - Socialism is a way of life where, there is collective responsibility in whatever you do and a fundamental belief that other lives are as equally valuable and respectable as one's own life and there must always be an equal sharing of space and time.

Capitalism and communism are much more serious in nature and have often times been very controversial. The very origin of capitalism frees a person's heart by not disregarding other people, but by removing the obligations one would normally feel in different circumstances and gives them a freedom to operate their life according to the "free-will", provided they do justice to their inner-selves(which often don't end up that way).

Communism aims for a classless and stateless society (wikipedia) where all decisions are made for the common good and for the community.

It does not matter which one you are strongly inclined to, but we need to understand the fundamentals of these idealogies in order to feel the freedom some of these thoughts can bring to oneself and people around, and sustain a very healthy life that can bring peace and happiness. Its easy to form a bond, but its highly tough to break it. So forming good thoughts lead to good feelings and we can only say that bad feelings are formed because of the bad framework of our minds.

Life is a phenomenon that can bring you all the wonders or can put you in dangerous conditions you would not like to be. The journey is what we encounter, but whats important is to navigate it in the right path, with adequate intelligence that will bring a lot of safety and protection and a never ending willingness to extend help to people who might be in need.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Innovation, creativity & discovery

What is the fine line of difference between these concepts which we love the most? –Innovation is an art of inventing something new around things which exist. Creativity is a skill which helps you create new ideas and discovery is a process of finding something new which no one else has seen before. Often times, these terms are not related and used in totally different contexts although if you look closely about what the output is, its always a special element that we produce out of that process which makes it all the more better. Think about real world examples:

A - Innovation –Having a security camera in your Iphone which you can see anywhere around the world through the web.

B – Creativity – Come up with vivid images of mountains, lakes and houses all blended with amazing colors that are so pleasing to the eye – so deeply meaningful that we see the creativity in our eyes.

C-Discovery – Music – It was a discovery however it might have originated – its now a revolution that has taken hold of humankind in every corner of the planet –

Just as we see these examples we could relate to these terms in terms of the scale of impact that it can have. We call it a discovery when the whole world can relate to it in the physical sense of reality – We call it creativity even when only one individual can see it and feel its divine nature and we can call so many things happening in our daily lives as innovations!

It makes us feel good to even talk about these things, because we all have innate abilities to create something new and experiencing the joy of seeing it and bringing it to the world cannot be matched with anything else. For example, take airplanes for example, until the 19th century nobody even could imagine flying to different places as easily as we could. People were in blind spots not knowing how something like that could be achieved. But once the discovery was made, people came up with their own innovations in that space using their creativity. Unfortunately due to power struggle and never ending greed of human beings to acquire territories not belonging to them or owned by them and lack of human empathy, wars resulted and this technology was massively abused and apparently became the reason to kill so many innocent lives around the world. Not to drift away from our happy subject, The whole world is a creation of our inner thoughts, what you see outside is what is inside you – Take all the industries we are operating on, technology, finance, manufacturing, mechanical, civil etc, all of the areas are pure creation of people in the past centuries trying to realize their inner feelings. Does it mean that we are born with these infinite possibilities that we have not even imagined before? Yes.
Just as we see in the real world where there is this one planet with full of life. Surrounded by infinite space that we are yet to explore, we all live our daily lives with our inner conscience as this planet offering everything we need in life, but once we step into zones inside us, there is a limitless space which cannot be even imagined how large it is.

Once we tap into that space, we can discover things that could not even be imagined For example, in future you may not need a Telephone to communicate with each other when you are long distance. There might be a frequency in space that if we closely listen to, we could hear anyone talking in the other part of the country. Well, immediately our minds would shut this thought out thinking that its pure imagination and cannot exist in real world. But when you add a physical medium to support your idea, it is quite possible. Any concept is possible when you put a physical medium to it. The whole world needs to look at elimination of physical elements to achieve our goals that will definitely conserve our environments a lot better.

Something to chew on for the day - As your clock ticks try and find ways to think differently.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Free of.....

I wanna be free of











bonded labor

false judgements

bad relationships

hurt feelings





communal tensions

painful love marriages

organized crime




Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

How Equilibrium is Shaken up.

An unknown liquid seemed to be pouring out from a broken pipe in the 42nd Street, It was meant to contain water and nothing but water, but lot of pollutants in it and harmful chemicals combined with it is making people think whats coming out could be poisonous and toxic and can start killing people who come in contact with it. Already streets surrounding the 42nd Street is now flooded and Emergency personnel are unable to withstand the force with which the liquid is propelling from the pipe.

People have started to die, floating bodies and people are helpless in this situation. "Never go near the source" - One man yells from across the 25th Street, Thats the beginning of what people call "End of the world" Is our world coming to an end???? What is it that is coming out from there??

Mysterious - With all data known to humans in this century, so far mankind has not seen such a dangerous and deadly chemical ever released along with Water. If it was a struggle between the Whites and the Blacks in the 20th Century, its the Blues against the Blacks now. The City of Deep is in Big Trouble, and is going to create major chaos to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Panic, Tension, Anger, Frustration surround the entire place and slowly people have started to accept that they are in fact going to die and half of the city is being evacuated by the City Officials. There is only one way out, to flee to another place nearby, but there is no escape from this massive gigantic Thrust... which humankind has never seen before.

All the streets have this water gushing onto it, andis polluted with this black liquid , With such high intensity and enormous force, the rate of destruction is far exceeding the rate at which people are trying to escape from the City of deep.

What are the city officials doing about it?? Well they have filed for a petition and working on some approvals to find out more information about whats causing this flood. How long this might take? Depends, because the scientists are working on this to invent a new technology to offset this.

In a report to the press, an official is swarmed by the media. "How many people have died so far??" 1000s of them. Another man asks, "How many more are expected to die ? Can't really say!"

Whats it that is coming out of the Water? "All we know is its a black liquid"

Who is responsible for this?? An unknown company which is in charge of extraction

Instantaneously the entire reporters including the officers are washed away by the Forces of water into Spiraling waves.

What was meant to be happening in 2012, is happening now?? End of our lives? Our generations? Our emotions? All we gathered so far? All we did to protect the environment? All we did to live our lives?? All coming to an End??

Can anybody go near the pipe and Fix it??? Can someone help us?? Please stop this damn liquid flowing eternally out of this broken pipe... like broken dreams!

"Where there is a well there is hell"

Imagine the lives of the Dolphins, Turtles and so many other marine organisms taking the place of humans in this story talking to each other crying helplessly just like we do, to get the unnatural "Oil spill" Caused by Faulty device error which was not even tested and experimentally altered later on that is causing a HUGE commotion that is affecting millions of lives not visible to the Human eyes.

Claiming 11 people and hundreds and thousands of other unknown living organisms, costing Millions and Millions of dollars which could have easily helped Millions of poeple all around the world struggling for their daily lives, Is this a problem with the Work Quality ? Work Ethic? Work Responsibility?

A faulty mechanical device was responsible for the blowout preventer to stop functioning when there was explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Do we blame ourselves for Depending so much on Oil to lead our everyday lives that companies like BP take such risks to satisfy our needs? Do we blame BP for making a fatal error over the last several decades of their drilling? Or do we blame the government for allowing Rigs to be so deep in the ocean floor??

The City of Deep - The Gulf of Mexico - Sing Along!

Hell! Here I come.
Straight from the well.
Through the pipes of dreams
That turned into a nightmare of screams

Every barrel of oil represents
A barrel of life wasted and destroyed

Hell! Here I come.
Stright from the well.
Through the water onto the land!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

owl city and my love for it!

Adam young - Have you heard of him???? The man who is the lead singer of this sensational band called Owl city - Whats so special about this band?? The same set of instruments stringed and tuned differently?? No definitely not.... lot of hard core rock music enthusiasts would ignore this thinking that it wont fit their "genre" but, if you listen closely... every song has been created with greatest feelings one can imagine.... - Its like blending perfectly with the universe and travelling through ones viens and churning music out of thin air, like how a potter would bring about a pot with just clay! until you see it churned, we dont see it, but the thought patterns and the flow of "ether" i would call to realize this level of music and output cannot be achieved by everyone unless you are in the divine zone...

Fireflies is one such song which became a blockbuster and got repeated several thousand times in most of the radio channels here in the US- and the rest of the songs are equally soothing to one's ears. Only one common pattern - the instruments used dont vary a lot which can mislead people into thinking that there is a lot of repetition in their music, but however we could significantly see great music and wonderful sense of creativity embedded in each song!

With almost 6000 people present in the Auditorium, the atmosphere was electrifying and a definitely a night to remember...

Heres one...