Dhoni’s army conquers

The usually traffic snarling roads in Delhi were empty on Monday. The odd people in the cricket loving country were wondering for the reasons. Few minutes close to 9 p.m there were bright fireworks on the capital’s dark sky. It was accompanied by rhythmic beatings of dhoolaks matched by bhangara and all forms of body movements. Chake de india! was the common  greetings doing the rounds with a lavish distribution of sweets. The occasion was not to celebrate diwali or to welcome the Lord. Ram’s army home but to enjoy the triumph of Dhoni’s men in the first ever twenty 20 world cup. The fairytale final against its archrival Pakistan was bone chilling.

Winning the toss, Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat according to the pre-decided script. The start was shaky. The sudden replacement for Virender Shewag  – Yusuf Pathan was unable to run promptly between the wickets. Pakistani fielders were quick to throw the ball at the stumps immediately after it was hit. Million hearts got broken till the screen boarded displayed “not out”.  The loud cheering sound of 32,000 spectators in Johannesburg must have tensioned Yusuf who was playing for the first time in an international match. Then he recovered from the initial moments of pressure and nervousness. He hit the ball for a six and announced his entry with a big bang. Unfortunately he could not stay for a long time. After scoring fifteen runs in eight balls, Pathan exited. Robin Uthappa, Yuvaraj Singh and the Captain Dhoni followed his way. Gautam Gambhir in association with Rohit Sharma pushed the total of the Indian team to a decent number. In the final count, India scored 157 for 5 at the rate of 7.85 per over. Umar Gul bowled in a disciplined way for Pakistan claiming three wickets in four overs giving twenty eight runs.

It was a reachable target for the determined Pakistan team with full of young energy and combating skills. Rudra Pratap Singh opened the Indian bowling attack. To everyone’s expectations he struck in the very first over to claim Mohammed Hafeez’s wicket. Hafeez returned to pavilion after Robin Uthappa caught him brilliantly. Soon, Kamran Akmal was bowled out by R.P.Singh. The run making of Pakistan team was slow and the wicket loss was fast. Shoaib Malik the Captain and Shahid Afridi the expected performers disappointed after falling quickly to the Indian attack. Younis Khan and Mishab-ul-Haq redeemed the lost hope of their team. Both of them stabilized and started giving jitters to the men in blue.  In the seventeenth over, Mishab hit three sixes consequectively off the Harbhajan’s over. The tables were turned towards Pakistani side. Dhoni signaled Harbhajan to bowl off side and at the edge of the crease. This sudden diversion of concentration gave Pakistan 30 crucial runs. The final over was due. Joginder Sharma was getting to ready to decide the fate of the match. A wide and a six narrowed down the victory target of Pakistan. The third ball was bowled with all hope lost. The lady luck suddenly turned towards the Indian side and landed the ball into the hands of Sreesanth. Billion people jumped over to celebrate the victory of the Indian team.

It was 24 years after the win in the prudential cup, india won the first ever Twenty 20 world cup on 24th September. Is 24 a just number coincidence or numerological victory?  Whatever may be the argument, the cricket lovers of the subcontinent are completely overjoyed. Thanks to the Dhoni’s army for giving a billion population a reason to be happy.

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Moon walks and political talks of Sunita Williams

The American astronaut, Sunita Williams landed in her ancestral hometown, Ahmedabad yesterday. This is her first visit to India after conquering the space. There were a lot of emotions and passions running around the politically volatile state of Gujarat even before she arrived.   HIren Pandya the assassinated minister and the BJP leader is Sunita’s cousin. The Chief Minister Narendra Modi is in the eye of the world strom is charged by political opponents as the man behind Pandya’s murder. This unsolved accusation runs deep in the astronaut’s mind. More importantly the portrayal of Modi as the social villain of the vibrant Gujarat state has increased the hatred towards him.

Combined with all these factors, the media played a dominant role in creating a war between Sunita and Modi. No body knows whether there is any ill will in reality between the two. But the 24×7 channels and newspapers without a break conveyed this unknown enmity to the public. A message conveyed many times becomes the reality. This had become totally true in Sunita Williams Gujarat visit.

With the election to the Gujarat assembly fast approaching, the main opposition party Congress wants to cash in Sunita Williams visit. Rightly it made it a political issue and trying to create hatredness among the family of Hiren Pandya against Modi. The full involvement of the Congress leaders in the reception given to the American astronaut shows the political motive behind the issue. Wherever she goes there is a big gang of Congress leaders behind the space walker.

What does this issue mean to Sunita Williams profession?

1.       A high class professional like Sunita should not give space to political menu cooked in the local flavours

2.       Her popularity is not going to be steady

3.       Politicians are known  for using people for the occasions and dump them after their job is done

4.       Hiren Pandya’s murder does not have ample proof to point towards the involvement of Narendra Modi

5.       According to the present political scenario the public support for Modi is growing

6.       The divided Congress is without a credible leader to motivate the voters against Modi

7.       What will be the fate of Sunita if Modi returns to power with brute majority?

8.       The American government may strike a friendship deal with him and Sunita may be forced to work with Modi

9.       She should ignore the requests for political appearances

10.   Sunita should cash in her  pan Indian popularity and keep her visit to Gujarat a personal one

The failure of Modi’s opponents is imminent in the election battle. He is known for reacting in a harsh manner verbally. In the interests of state’s development all the stakeholders should avoid politicizing personal matters and adopt a neutral approach. There are so many issues which can be taken up electorally. Modi has not fulfilled all his election promises. Poverty, health, education, infrastructure, transport, gender and other crucial factors can be whipped to oust Modi. The more the opposition tries to turn public against Modi over petty issues the better is his popularity ratings and electoral dividends.

Sixer Raj

Yuvaraj Singh has become synonymous with sixers. He hit the longest six of 119 metres against the mighty Australians in the ongoing Twenty 20 tournament. The semi final was a magical treat for the cricket watchers. The huge presence of Indians in the gallery doubled up the spirit of Yuvaraj and his teammates. Of course that also put them in tremendous pressure. But  Dhoni’s men were carefree and unleashed their skills without any frills attached to their cricketing abilities. Most of the Indian supporters belong to the Diasporic community in South Africa. A country known for the large scale presence of Indians, South African fields resembled home ground for the men in blue.

Despite hurting his elbow, Yuvaraj got into the field with the willow. The starting was as per the calculations of Dhoni’s team India. First the toss turned to India’s side. But the run making was a bit slow. It seems that the team decided not to lose quick wickets while trying to score big initially. The slow and steady approach was adopted to stabilize the order. After estimating the pace of Australians, they went on for a rampage. A decent score was made when Virendar Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were sent to the pavilion. Now the turn of Sixer raj in Durban arrived. Yuvaraj swash buckled sixes all over. He hit fours in the same fashion but rarely he ran for singles. It was the Indian tricolor fluttering all over the mammoth stadium. The meager presence of Australian flags was submerged by thousands of tricolurs.

Audience was awe-struck. They saw Yuvaraj coming, hitting and reaching half a century in minutes. In an eye-blinking moment Yuvaraj crossed his fifty. In the line of Indian firing the Kangaroos were clueless. They bowed down to the new found master cricket men from India. For the second consequective match  Yuvraj had exhibited his gladiatorial skills. Every one was wondering where was this six hitting skils all these years? Why Yuvaraj failed to show it on the ground? Nevertheless the Indian cricket lovers are happy to embrace their new hero.

Now the bar is high for Yuvaraj. His willow needs to swing the ball to sixes otherwise the audience will be disappointed. As the team for the tournament without any bigger expectations the performance has scintillated the nation. Even if they failed to win the world cup they will be lifted and celebrated as the heroes. The killer instinct, worriless gaming, cool handling and giving fitting action replies to the critics proved the younger team very tough.

Yuvaraj has decided to play to the wishes of the nation. He understands his responsibility as the player who holds the emotions of billion plus population. The sixer king is keen to deliver with his entire cricket fraternity backing him up. There is a mutual admiration and support for the eleven blue men. Yuvaraj is one among the eleven and sure to do the fire works with Pakistan. The sky is clear to welcome the cool punching of the ball by Yuvaraj

The forgotten player

kumble.jpgThe Indian cricket team is on the overhaul. After the resignation of Rahul Dravid as the team India’s captain, the BCCI was put under tremendous pressure to choose the right man to lead the demoralized team. At this crisis hour of Indian cricket, the nation needs a player with high class maturity and toughness to handle various adversities to triumph on fields. Anil Kumble the veteran cricketer who never hogged limelight or the media ignored hero can be the best bet. Apart from Kumble’s professional qualities he can manage the many troubling sides of the Indian cricket very well. Although Kumble announced his retirement fromODIs, he can be pursued to take up the challenge. The choice of Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not redeem the lost prestige of the team. He will also follow the troubled path of his predecessors – Sachin, Saurav and Rahul.

 

Why suddenly the gentle star put down his papers? Rahul Dravid citied his personal underperformance as the reason for resignation. Of course this is valid cause of concern. Not only to the player but also to the team and the country. As there is no suitable alternative to take the command of the toughest cricket team, the BCCI was put in a state of total confusion. The timing of the Rahul’s step down had sent shock waves across the country. In fact it told that he wanted to announce this during the launching session of IPCL (Indian Professional Cricket League). When he whispered his decision to Shrad Pawar before taking the mike, the politician president of BCCI was clean bowled. Quickly he recovered from the dosra which Rahul bowled, Pawar requested him not to announce at that moment. The clever move to counter ICL (Indian Cricket League) will be lost if Rahul’s resignation takes the centre stage. It will also lead to commoner’s wrong perception about Pawar’s leadership. Bowing down to the President’s request, Rahul postponed his resignation announcement.   But after few days of the gala launch of IPCL,  Rahul spelled his disastrous decision through press to the public. People started thinking about the political interferences as the sole cause for the exit of a brilliant player as the captain.

Why the talented and tough cricketer Rahul failed to win India matches? Generally captaining the Indian team is not easy. Apart from the sound cricketing qualities one has to master many talents to discharge the duty as the captain of Indian cricket. Navigating through the troubled political waters of BCCI, managing the media, overcoming the audience pressure, meeting the off field expectations, harmonizing the team members, exhibiting professional abilities and taking quick decisions on field are the major essential factors. The first three reasons can be dangerous for the Indian captain to handle. Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, the brilliant players of our time have failed to produce remarkable victories for the nation. Despite holding envious personal records all the three players failed miserably. Saurav Ganguly is better among the all three.

To save the Indian cricket from further decline, one has to consider these professional and sociological matters before going into the issue of captaincy. Unless this is done neither Mahendra Singh Dhoni nor god sent player can win cricket matches for India.

Depoliticisation

 Today the Indian cricket is controlled by full time politicians. They are giving constant headaches to the players and audience. Their involvement in the cricket management reduces the effect of the game. How can a powerful and significant union cabinet minister can allocate time judiciously to the game and his ministerial duty? The portfolio of the BCCI president as minister is very vital. Agriculture is the backbone of the country. Due to the irregular management of ministry, cricket of the country suffers and the improper lead of the cricket damaged the agriculture. His involvements in both the important fields have reduced two important areas of the nation to mockery. 

 Professionalization

Cricket is not only a serious game but it is also a national passion. The eleven on the field are playing over the millions of fans aspirations. Only professional and full time board administrators can save the Indian cricket. Those who have long standing experience and bitter and better taste of the country’s cricket should lead the team management. Sunil Gavaskar can be the good choice. Apart from the Office of Profit a separate rule should be formed to prevent politicians occupying professional posts. This will automatically change the contours of Indian cricket.

Reformation of the players

The Indian cricket players are spoilt a lot in the world today. Too much of honours, prize money and public recognitions have spoiled their abilities. There is little of urge left in them to win cups for the nation. A complete motivation tonic feeding is required to boost up their morale.  Much time has been spent by the Indian cricketer in endorsing commercial products. Their advertisement roles have reduced their concentration and abilities to perform on filed 

Minimizing the on field time

Many times the schedule of the Indian team is too tough. Without a gap the players are compelled to play. There should be an adequate time gap between one tour and the another. This will give them ample time to improve physical fitness and health standards. Frequent foreign trips too put them in trouble.

Once these issues are addressed the Indian team will be victorious wherever it goes. There is no lack of talents but the unprofessional management of the team is the prime reason for its downfall. A passionate team management can pull the boys in blue to perform. The sooner it is done the better the team and the nation’s official religion.

Essentials of Indian globalisation

globalisation.jpgGlobalization is in the tip of every tongue in the world today. Most of those who talk about globalization are not aware of its fundamentals. Nevertheless there is a red hot debate about this much circulated concept in academic corridors, board meetings and bed rooms. In India, there is a wide confusion about the effects and affects of globalization. Widely people think that because of the surrender of the nation state to globalization all the perils are hunting and hurting.

There is no one single effect of globalization. It is a multiple effect phenomenon impacting differently the various sectors. Those countries who master the art of combating adversities and succeeding in the battle can be called the good boys and those who fail in this fight are bad boys of globalization. India is neither totally good nor totally bad. There is a mixture of benefits and problems affecting the long standing Indian society. People swing sweeping remarks in this or that way. Very few have understood the differential consequences of globalization in India.

Generally globalization can be understood as a process which compresses the world into a small space where business and technology play a predominant role in ushering new social relations. Although globalization has started with relaxation of economic rules to accommodate free market principles and foreign players, now it has grown beyond the comprehension of economists. Today it is a massive social process demanding an all together different method to understand the developments in culture, society, religion, polity and personal relations.   These factors and characteristics of society needs separate analysis to know the globalization fully well.

Although some aspects of globalization were tried by governments’ time and again, it was the P.V. Narasimha Rao led minority government in 1991 introduced the full fledged new liberal economic reforms. The import duties were reduced, export relaxation was given, license raj in the industrial development was lowered, red tape was cut, and more importantly a red carpet was rolled out for the foreign investors. A large scale disinvestment was carried out to take the government hands off from the loss making public sector enterprises. The state protection given to the sick enterprises were withdrawn. The step motherly treatment given to the private sector was withdrawn and they were encouraged to enter the holy fields of telecommunications, aviation, power, ports, energy and other crucial infrastructural building projects. So much so a world impressive communications revolution was triggered by the neo liberal reforms.

Impact of globalization on Indian society

Positive                           Negative                             No improvement

Technology                    Agriculture                         Governance

 Gender                           Urban infrastructure        

 Economy                        Rural economy

 Civil society                    Corruption

 Local languages                                       

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To respond to the reforms, there was a massive acknowledgement from the global capitalists. They started honoring the Indian government invitations and come with billion dollars to kick start production units across the country. Coupled with the inflow of foreign investments, the demand for Indian software talents throughout the world increased the nation’s clout. A huge army of software talents migrated to the Western world and facilitated an enormous amount of foreign exchange to India. This solved two major crises haunting the Indian economy. One, the foreign exchange problem started diminishing. Two, the increasing foreign investment pushed the infrastructural growth around the nation. Once primary infrastructure started growing the investor confidence kept increasing. Within fifteen years of the neo liberal economic reforms a fissionary nation was created. The divide was clear between India and Bharath. Suffering India and shining Bharath. The rich and poor, rural and urban, service class and agriculturalists, men and women, the bi polar opposites started troubling the social development. Is the globalization process a villain behind this divided society?

A careful analysis shows that the globalization which catapulted economic development has failed to produce political geniuses and governance gurus. Clearly the political class and bureaucracy have failed to respond adequately to the call of globalization. This is the same old problem of India down the ages. The rulers watched from the side walks rather than taking the lead in reforming the delivery mechanisms. The indicators of failure point finger at the unmotivated and goalless political class of the country.     

                                                               

Emotional infidels

emotioanl.gifEmotions are very essential part of human lives. Rarely people are devoid of emotions in everyday livings. Family forms the primary emotional backup for an individual. In case of the lack of emotional support from the family then the individual turns to friends and colleagues. This can be called as emotional infidelity and those who opt for this method are called emotional infidels.

In the ultra modern developmental age where nuclear family is the norm people find it impossible to share their problems, excitement, agony, anxieties and outbursts. One person apart the emotional individual stays at home. Both of them are not in talking terms for days. What will the emotional person do with her feelings? As a Double Income No Kids Society (DINKS) the affected individual turns to her/his colleague for sharing and caring. The primary purpose of the family is diverted to a third person. When the days pass off the emotional dependence turns into physical proximity and sexual intercourses. Many women and men care less for their bad looking spouses. They have options to spend two-third of their days with the person of their second choice. An office colleague can be those people who provide emotional backup and sexual satisfaction.

Indians are mastering the method of emotional infidelity. As a cross mixture of conservatism and liberalism today’s Indians are practicing emotional infidelity with vengeance. Without leaking it to outside world much the new age emotional heroes and heroines are devising highly secure ways to escape from getting caught. How they do not get trapped by family and friends is the big question before the researchers. According to the available information very few of the emotional infidels are exposed. The reasons are many. One, they pretend faithful spouse at home. Two, the emotional infidels tell everything to spouse except the sexual intercourse. Three, they are very careful not to repeat the extra emotional and sexual dependent’s (EESD) name inside home often. Four, they do not appear in public with  EESD. Five, they sooth their spouse with extraordinary care and affection. What else a spouse needs? With this behavior a man or woman will be hardly forced to suspect his or her spouse.

Rita Chadha (36) works in a national newspaper as its research editor. Her husband Ajay Chadha (40) is fat and bald. Due to family arrangements the beautiful looking Rita got married to Ajay who is shorter than her. Despite all the negative physical comparisons, Rita never got into arguments or abuses. As a family given script she took her marriage without rebellion. Although economically and socially the family is well off, Ajay’s physical backwardness creates murmurs in external gatherings. Wherever she goes out the crowd pass comments about the mismatch couple. More importantly Ajay is very short tempered and sexually weak. He abuses her daily and attacks Rita sometimes. Any amount of plea with him was  of no use for high class journalist. Both of them stay with their four year old son. Rarely parents visit them as they stay in a semi urban town in Punjab. After office hours, Rita encounters her husbands verbal hurting and physical thrashings. She withstood all these tortures because her family and one child.

She was not able to share emotions and problems in office with none. As her husband is physically and verbally abusive, he could not provide right mind frame for his wife. She can’t express her sadness to four year child. Neither she went out after office hours nor did visitors come to her house. In this scenario, Rita got Roshan (36) in his office. He is very tall, dark and handsome. Initially both of them sat together during lunch times. Slowly they started sharing family and personal problems. They found their troubles identical and started spending more time together. Soon their problem sharing and emotion exchange led to full blossomed sexual intercourse.

Like this case thousands of Indians and people all over the world enter in to extra emotional relationships. They become emotional infidels after failing to get the required human touch at home. This tribe is growing with more and more women entering work. But cleverly they do not allow the news about EESD leaked to the third person. They also disconnect any communication channel between the spouse and office if there is anything in existence or do not allow one to be started. With the emergence of high class consumer society nothing is at stake except money and fun. Emotional infidels are unleashing their whims and fancies inside the office cabins and be faithful spouses inside their homes.  

Hey Ram Sethu!

ram-sethu.jpgThe Archaeological Survey of India has stirred a global controversy among the Hindus. While appearing in the Court in the Sethu Samudram case, the over excited officials of ASI had exceeded their brief. While the issue is about the existence of Ram Sethu (Britishers called it Adam’s bridge) which connects India and Sri Lanka as a human made one, the ASI had talked about the myth of Lord. Ram’s existence. While brushing aside the bridge as nothing but excess formation of clay and limestone, the ASI officers had told the court that there is no historical proof for the existence of Ram leave along the bridge. The Union Government had filled an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying “The contents of the Valmiki Ramayana, the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas and other mythological texts … cannot be said to be historical record to incontrovertibly prove the existence of the characters or the occurrence of the events depicted therein,”

According to the staunch Hindu religious believers the bridge was made by Nala and Nila the vanara architects using sand to connect the Palk Strait with Gulf of Mannar to defeat the Ravana’s army in Lanka. The Lanka King had kidnapped Seetha, wife of Rama and imprisoned her in his Asoka Vana. To cross the ocean and rescue Seetha, followers of Rama made the bridge. It was Hanuman who informed about the presence of Seetha in Ravana’s country. According to the affidavit filed by the Central government through the inputs from ASI all this story about Ram and Ravana war was a total myth. Scientifically the ASI says that Ram was in existence. Of course this has kicked global tension and degraded millions of followers of Hindu religious scriptures. Ramayana is not only followed in India but in many parts of the world. In Thailand every street is named after Rama. In Indonesia, Ramayana is staged with sacredness and spirituality. Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, Fiji, Mauritius and many other countries celebrate Rama and his story with much fervor. By denying the existence of Rama, the ASI had  

Punctured the sentiments of Hindus and followers of Ram around the world.

The biggest face loss for the Union government is letting the ASI arguments to reach the Supreme Court without censuring. It shows the insensitivity of the highest authority in the country toward the majority religious community. While pitching in for more resource allocation for minority communities and going all out the way to push them forward, the UPA government has miserably failed to strike a cordial cord with the Hindus. As the Hindu community is weak in getting united for a cause the government takes them for a ride for many years from the past. For any claim on the Hindu religious structures, the Congress governments turned deaf ears. Due to this insensitivity the Hindus silently supported BJP in the elections. As the BJP too turned towards minority appeasement the Hindus feel orphaned politically. All the core and crucial religious issues of the majority community in India is sidelined by mainstream political parties. As the present political setup and constitutional outline does not give much space for the assertion of majority rights, the Hindus feel betrayed when the religious sentiments are concerned.

The petition was filled by Gopalaswamy, Dr. Subramaniamswamy in the Madras High Court. The petitioners have claimed that the on the going drudgery in Sethusumdaram canal will wreak havoc ecologically apart from hurting the religious sentiments of millions of Hindus across the world. The ecological impact has been studied by the scientists for a very long time and it is considered to be very damaging for the environment surrounding the canal. The NASA satellite picture shows the existence of Adam’s bridge. Economically too the proposed project is unviable because of the enormous costs involvement in the construction and potential revenue from the canal. Only small ships are expected to take this route and making it a loss venture.

The Sri Lankan government is also seems to be against the project because of the environmental damages to its shores. More importantly it may be an economic loss because of the Indian ships not entering its territory to pass from the east to west coast of the country.

 It is to be examined whether the fight over Ram Sethu is worth? If it is economically and ecologically damaging then it should be abandoned without a second thought. The Hindus as in many other cases can forego their religious sentiments for the wider development of the nation. But if the proposed project is futile in every aspect then not only the Hindus but also other community people should be oppose this tooth and nail. More importantly the communal tension creating actors in the government should be penalized by the Supreme Court. Especially the ASI officials who were instrumental in drafting the affidavit and the Law minister who gave the approval without going through details deserve strong actions.  

Cyber slacking

cyber-slacking.jpgUsing office computer and cyber resources for personal benefits is called cyber slacking. In India nearly 70% of the internet users send email, social network, chat, listen to online music, and watch digital movies during the office hours. According to the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) survey more than 70% of the workers utilize office internet and computer for individual  pleasure. The audit report conducted by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) also confirms this trend. Knowing well about the drainage of office resources and time unproductively majority of the mega companies have blocked internet sites which allow workers to chat and social network. For instance all the call centre companies have prevented other than their site to be opened during office hours. Here the staff feel bored and do not even have time to e communicate with friends. Risa (22) works in an international call centre in Delhi. She goes to her work at 2 p.m and reaches home by 12 a.m. She cannot open any other internet site except her company’s. There is no time for her to do check her email or social network. Whenever her friends working in non BPO sector talk high about Orkut or Facebook or yahoo chat, she will deprived of the cyber happenings. Apart from putting headphone and conversing with her global customers she meets her colleagues over coffee. Not even she is allowed to make personal phone calls. The same feeling was shared by Rishabh, Mirnal, Surbhi and Piyush from Bangalore and Pune.

In small companies it is easy for the management to watch the type of site watched or surfed by the staff. Mostly the cyber control is not exercised due to the close relations exists between the long surviving members. However due to frictional work relations many employees get fired by the bosses. Dhanu (34) works a communications manager in a NGO in Chennai. His computer is visible to all the seven employees in his office including his director. The Orkutting fever caught him six months back and it spread to the entire office. Even he forced the director to open one Orkut account. Now the director says “it is getting out of hand. Neither I am able to rein in them nor I am able to control myself from orkutting”.

Ramya (27) worked in a paper manufacturing company in Mumbai. Although only 12 people worked with her in the corporate office, her boss was extremely angry with her . He noticed her sending scraps to friends in orkut. The next day she was served termination notice. The complaint reads “During office hours, she surfs unproductive sites which is irrelevant to the company’s work and benefits. She wasted the resources for personal pleasure. Her continuation will infect other employees with motivation to use office resources for individual entertainment”. 

The history button in the computer can give the sites visited by employees in office. But very few bosses this technique to monitor their workers. A step above is the networked computerization which is available in most of the big offices. All the computers in a office are connected to a server. The boss or any one can find out what others are doing with their computers. Rarely this method is used. Even if it is used it will be only selectively to chuck out the employees who antagonize the boss or top colleagues.

Now the cyber slacking is becoming troublesome for many employees and employers.  It needs to be controlled to use the office resources for betterment of productivity and customer satisfaction.s

Tuning for mid term polls

voting.jpgAlmost all the parties are readying their political machinery for the mid term elections for the Lok Sabha.  The 14th session of the people’s house seems to be aborting its five year lifetime to face the public once again. The issue threatening to cut short this Lok Sabha by one and half years is the Indo US nuclear deal. Although most of them shouting against the deal are not aware of the fundamentals their noise is gathering momentum. Especially the Left parties are finding it too hot to leave the American closeness with the Indian establishment. This has also realigned parties and rolled the ball in a different court. What the mid term election for different parties mean?·         Left parties are going to be the major loser. Even halving its share in Kerala and ten to fifteen seats loss in West Bengal will reduce the red brigade’s noise inside the parliament·         BJP will lose in its citadels like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan·         Congress is expected to face a people’s wrath in Delhi, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra ·         UPA partners like DMK in Tamil Nadu, RJD in Bihar, ·         The new gainers  will be BSP in Uttar Pradesh, TDP in Andhra Pradesh, AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, Trinamool in West BengalThe State exchequer will have to spend Rs. 2400 crores to conduct the unexpected election to Lok Sabha midway. The common people’s mood is not in favour of the elections. None of the political parties are interested in facing the electorate with a political uncertainty or no issue to whip up the voters passions. According to a survey conducted by CSDS (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies), CNN-IBN and Indian Express, Congress is going to cross 200 mark if there is an election now. The BJP will lose 45 of its present tally to downslide to 133. The Left is projected to face the defeat in Kerala. The survey puts Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi as the popular leaders. As there is no credible opposition face the Congress is all set to gain from the mid term poll. It was carried out last week in 18 states interviewing 18,750 voters. 75% of these surveyed voters are from rural areas. As there is a lot of dissidence and tension in the opposition camp, Congress seems to be solid behind Sonia Gandhi’s leadership. The much worrying factors are inflation, terrorism and poor infrastructure development. The alternative power centre is clearly missing. Hence the voters are expected to choose Congress.   According to the survey conducted by Public Action among 35,000 respondents across 24 states and 3 union territories Congress is going to grab 175 seats, BJP 122 seats, Left 48 seats and nearly 200 seats are going to be snatched by other parties. Pre poll alliances and post poll dealings can form the structure of the new government. As a single largest party, Congress will get the invitation and once again sit in the driver’s seat of the central government. This outcome will deteriorate the existing condition in the Lok Sabha by bringing in more members from regional parties like TDP, AIADMK, JD (S), Shiv Sena, and others. There will be more adjournments, and house disruptions. If poll managers are expecting any miracle in their parties upsurge or improvement in the house functioning by improved realignment of allies they are wrong. It is better to leave it to the present bad condition than inviting worst scenario. May be another twenty months of the present government will produce clear winners and losers. Till then UPA government is good for Congress, its allies, Left parties, Opposition and the people.   Losing BJPMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan Chattisgarh KarnatakaLosing Congress                                                            Delhi, Andra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, BiharWinning CongressMadhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, KarnatakaLeft losing in Kerala

Tuning for mid term polls

voting.jpgAlmost all the parties are readying their political machinery for the mid term elections for the Lok Sabha.  The 14th session of the people’s house seems to be aborting its five year lifetime to face the public once again. The issue threatening to cut short this Lok Sabha by one and half years is the Indo US nuclear deal. Although most of them shouting against the deal are not aware of the fundamentals their noise is gathering momentum. Especially the Left parties are finding it too hot to leave the American closeness with the Indian establishment. This has also realigned parties and rolled the ball in a different court. What the mid term election for different parties mean?·         Left parties are going to be the major loser. Even halving its share in Kerala and ten to fifteen seats loss in West Bengal will reduce the red brigade’s noise inside the parliament·         BJP will lose in its citadels like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan·         Congress is expected to face a people’s wrath in Delhi, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra ·         UPA partners like DMK in Tamil Nadu, RJD in Bihar, ·         The new gainers  will be BSP in Uttar Pradesh, TDP in Andhra Pradesh, AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, Trinamool in West BengalThe State exchequer will have to spend Rs. 2400 crores to conduct the unexpected election to Lok Sabha midway. The common people’s mood is not in favour of the elections. None of the political parties are interested in facing the electorate with a political uncertainty or no issue to whip up the voters passions. According to a survey conducted by CSDS (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies), CNN-IBN and Indian Express, Congress is going to cross 200 mark if there is an election now. The BJP will lose 45 of its present tally to downslide to 133. The Left is projected to face the defeat in Kerala. The survey puts Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi as the popular leaders. As there is no credible opposition face the Congress is all set to gain from the mid term poll. It was carried out last week in 18 states interviewing 18,750 voters. 75% of these surveyed voters are from rural areas. As there is a lot of dissidence and tension in the opposition camp, Congress seems to be solid behind Sonia Gandhi’s leadership. The much worrying factors are inflation, terrorism and poor infrastructure development. The alternative power centre is clearly missing. Hence the voters are expected to choose Congress.   According to the survey conducted by Public Action among 35,000 respondents across 24 states and 3 union territories Congress is going to grab 175 seats, BJP 122 seats, Left 48 seats and nearly 200 seats are going to be snatched by other parties. Pre poll alliances and post poll dealings can form the structure of the new government. As a single largest party, Congress will get the invitation and once again sit in the driver’s seat of the central government. This outcome will deteriorate the existing condition in the Lok Sabha by bringing in more members from regional parties like TDP, AIADMK, JD (S), Shiv Sena, and others. There will be more adjournments, and house disruptions. If poll managers are expecting any miracle in their parties upsurge or improvement in the house functioning by improved realignment of allies they are wrong. It is better to leave it to the present bad condition than inviting worst scenario. May be another twenty months of the present government will produce clear winners and losers. Till then UPA government is good for Congress, its allies, Left parties, Opposition and the people.   Losing BJPMadhya Pradesh Rajasthan Chattisgarh KarnatakaLosing Congress                                                            Delhi Andra Pradesh                                                     Maharashtra                                             Haryana                                                   Tamil Nadu                                              BiharWinning CongressMadhya PradeshChattisgarhRajasthanKarnatakaLeft losing in KeralaParty position state-wise in 2004 Lok Sabha

  State No of seats Congress+  Allies BJP + Allies Left Others

Source: Compiled with inputs from Election Commission of India 

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