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At an outset, may I please request all my intelligent visitors to please read my blog without losing their temper, or disturbing their self confidence or considering this in anyway an invasion on their intellectual superiority.   In these thoughts, I am also discussing my own mental barriers to shake off the old belief system and introduce new learnings that can help each one of us align in a more positive direction for life. Thank you.

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02.06.2017

Four Generations of Mendiratta Family painted digitally together, by artist: Upender Sharma.

15.05.2017
Qui je fais pendant mes vacances? autre de notre visite mensuellment de mathura et une visite chaque anne a haridwar, notre familli rarement projet notre temp libre pour vacance parceque nous avons deux animoux favori chez nous. Cependent individuallement ma mere, ma soeur ou moi celebrer des opportunites de voyager que vient souvent pour travaille. je pense que je aimarais aller en france un jour. Quant aux indiens, en general je pernse que les indienest sont pauvrew voyageurs. ils ne voyagent pas beacoup. Tout les indianes que je connais aussi visiter les lieu religioux chaque vacance habituallement. Les majorite pensent qu'ils sont trop pauvre pour voyager or celebrare la vacance. peut etre ils sont trop stresses ou il pensent c'est une gaspiagge de le temp ou de l'argent.
13.05.2017
La question de jour est - Quelle activite je fais dans ma vie pour liberer de superful? Premeirement que'est que c'est le superflu? Je pense que c'est quel que chose comme manger-trop, une desordre. Il ya aussi les consequences similarment pour l'espirit,, le corps, et l'ame ou le coeur. Les trois sont deja tres difficile pour gerer. La societe a developpe plusiers des methods, les activites ou passe- temp, par example la musique, la cinema, la theature, les livres, garger les animoux de compaigne, le tour ou vacance dans la nature, our voyage de lieu religious ou des chaines religioux de tele. Mais la problem grand etst tout les options offerent detente ou confort ou solution temporaire. Je pense que le raison pour le superflu est le conflit ontre la nature, la desire de personne, la societe et la volonte de dieu. Ce n'est pas une propriete accidental mais une propertie inseparable de la vie. Les personnes que moi connnaissent pouvoir voir que jai beacoup les superflu dans les trois domaines, comme le autre personne ordinaire. Est-ce-que je reusserai? je ne sais pas mais je continuerai essayer une meulleure personne.
25.04.2017
Ma site web Projet : <<www.emotionalfools.com>>Je voudrais cree l'art sans comparisons. un exposisition de l'art, <<egalite est la celebration de la vie". Qui je appelarai? Les penseurs avec le stylo, les crayons, les outils, les coulours our apperiel de photo ont ensomble pour un celebration de la reve plus grande de l'humanite - "La egalite". Je envite tout les personnes - les riches, les pauvres, les hommes, les femmes, les enfants, les jeunes, les retires, les introverties, les extroverties, le beau, les betes, les intelligents, les avocats, les peintures, les intelligents, les celebres, les maries, les athiests, les celebres, les peintures, les sprituelles, les bibliothairs, les bouchers, les cuisiners, et vous! Notre animoux de compaigne aussi a invite pour participe, mais avec votre securite etape. Seulement condition necessaire est que vous devez respectes le vie, les emotives, dans tous les formes. Aussin une desire de prendre un gage de egalite, respecte les emotifs de les autres et aident les autres avec votre experience. si'l vous plait venir en numeroux grandes pour le success de cette fette, cette celebration de emotif sur l'internet. Les gens creatif si'l vous plaint envoyer votre idees, votre projets, voutre travaille. Pour plus de information, contactez moi!
10.04.2017
Je reve de une vacation grande. Je voudrais voyagerai tout le pays dans le monde. Le raison est je pense que les voyager de l'etranger sont necessaire pour de etre un bonne personne et pour la vie meilleur. Pendant ma voyage, chaque person je serai recontre je allumerai l'espirior pour l'humanite pour dieu. La monde est entrappe dans la stresse, le dieu est occupe, quelqu'n personne doit prendre la responsibilite? :)
09.04.2017
Visitrai a l'etrange? chaque visit a l'etrange est une opportunite de etudier la vie. c'est pourquoi visit a l'etrange est une bonne chance! premierment le problem au debut est accepte que il ya beacoup les differences dans le deux pays. La vie est differente, la culture est differente, les gens ont differentes, le climat est difference, le societe est difference. Regales sont simples - ne embracez as le personne vous ne connaissez pas bien, les gens sont tres aggressifs, quel qu'un personnes ont tres machanets, toujours soyes calme, courageoux et joili! ne stresse pas, ne triste pas, ne hesitez pas! ne oublie pas apporte votre sourire avec vous. Votre sense de humour aiderai vous, souvent! Bon Voyage, benediction de dieu!
08.04.2017 Un joli blague - Un couple de randonneurs a la compagne. La femme: Cheri, ce paysage me laisse sans voix! Parfait! nous campons ici!
07.04.2017
Faire du shopping sur l'internet ou le centre commercial ? La technologie est une bonne aide, une bonne amie, il fait notre vie trest facile. Par example faire du shopping sur la clique de la clavier, sur l'internet. Rapidment ca activie a devenir une populair choix comme le sport onetre les jeunes et les adults. D'bord shoppping sur l'internet est tres faclie, convenient. Ensuite, il sauv le temp. il economise. Si je voudrais acheter quelque chose a 11h00 a minuit, je peux!. Puis jai aussi ne necessaire pas porte le bons vetements ou conduiriez pour 45 minuits dans la circulation le rue. Pourtant il ya beacoup le chose, que je ne acheterai pas sans touche. Aussi, pour moi, se promener dans le centre commercial est une bonne celebration de temp avec mes amis ou ma famillee. C'est une experience, une activite tres agreable, joli et calme. Aussi nous n'achetons pas sans penser, a coup de tete, nous negocions, ensemble comme le pique-nique. C'est un expereince une ordinateur ou telephone portable ne donnais pas. Finalement, je pense que la achete sur l'internet est facile main centre commercial sont coeur de vie urbain. J'aime faire de la shoppping la bas!
03.03.2017

Où suis-je manger aujourd'hui? Au restaurant ou à la maison? La nourriture au restaurant est plus élaborée, multicourse, nourriture pour les yeux, ego et langue, plus de temps pour célébrer avec la famille ... Peu formel, cher mais certains plats ne peuvent être fabriqués qu'à une cuisine de restaurant ...Les plats indiens sont lourds pour l'estomac, les chefs veulent les faire le moins possible, mais dans certains restaurants, la présentation de la nourriture est excellente. Le plat le plus préféré du restaurant est Shahi Paneer. Mais je pense qu'il a un bon goût en raison du beurre fortement utilisé ... d'autre part, la nourriture à la maison est bonne pour entendre le tné d'estomac, c'est une célébration de l'amour, le temps de famille ensemble Informel, simpliste, pas trop cher, mais le menu peut être repititif et fade ... le meilleur plat à n'importe quelle maison indienne est habituellement rajma-chawal ou daal-roti, plus que souvent la mère la cuisine avec amour et patience. Cependant, beacoup le gens mange au restaurant ... c'est une preuve que le commodité est le choix de la majeure .... l'heure actuelle, il ya aussi plusiers de nouvelles restaurants dant notre ville.

02.03.2017
Bien Venu le festival de holi! Je pense que les festivals comme Noel our L'eid ou la diwali sont des occasions de celbration de la vie et l'espirer Ils ont beacoup de valuer sociale traditions qui passent d'une generation a une autre. Les jeunes aiment ces evenements socialeux parceque les familles ressable, les gens sont ensembler, nous enchangeons les cadeaux, l'amour et le sourire. Avant les festivals etaient les occasions de renseunever la vie mais aujourdhui ils sont reduit a une occassion de faire du shopping. A quelqu'un endroit les enterprises gange plus de profit pendant noel que les autres mois ensemble. La morale celebrer le festival et ne pas de shopping!
21.02.2017
Pour moi, comme est la femme ideale, elle doit etre... Les deux plus important qualities de la femme ideale sont l'esperoir, et la confiance. Elle doit adorer la vivre, la nature et les animoux. La femme ideale aussi garde sa famille comme une bonne mere. Emotive, patientce, introvertie et optimiste sont les qualities necessaires pour une femme. Malheurusement cette famme n'existe pas dans la monde, elle existe seulement dans les livers!
20.02.2017
Aujourdhui Jai voir le film, <<Le Petit Nocolas>>. La film a la genre <<comedie famille>>. Dans le flim, mon personnage favori est Nicolas. Il est etudiant a l'ecole. Il es tres mechant, joli, emotif et intelligent. Dans son ecole, il porte un short, une jupe et une cravate. Il adore sa famille. Il est stresse de l'arrive d'une bebe dans sa famille. Dans le film, il cre beacoup les moments des surprises et humour. Le kidnapping de sa petit frere est tres drole. J'aime le nicolas! je voudrais voir ce film encore avec mes petit frere.
13.02.2017
Vous preferez la nouritture chemique? Je pense que la societe ne doit pas arreter de progresser en technologie. C'est la meme societe qu'avat peur de l'avion, la voiture et les medicaments. Mais aujourdhui ce sont des activites normales. Cette idee n'est pas un replacement des produits naturelles. C'est un autre option. Mais je ne deteste pas la nourriture chemique parceque la science pourrais nous donnons une nouvelle option, faclie et efficace pour la vie moderne au lieu une methode qui prends beacoup de temp a preparer.
19.01.2017
Mes chers enfants, un autre histoire: C'etait un clair et ensoleille matin. Les oiseaux volaient et le soleil a souri a commence un noveau jour d'aventure. C'etait une manifique immeuble de bamlieu, a cote de un lac. La vue etait photogenique. Un etudiant est arrive de l'etrange dan c'est nouveau pays, a cet immeuble pour loyer une chambre. Une fee, sa ami, sa mere, ses reves, et ses benedictions de Dieu aussi a arrive avec sa. La proprietaire de l'immeuble etait une cruele sorciere. Elle avait deja bouleverse, colere et amer personne. Elle a trappe l'etudiant et sa fee. Elle a force l'etudiant et sa fee a devenir sa esclaves. Ils on refuse. La sorciere en colere a pris sa poigrnard. Ils ont courraient vite et plus vite. La sorciere a envoie sa armee apres eux. Ils courient plus vite et plus vite. Ils sont entres dans un foret. L'armee etait toujours apres eux. L'etudiant soudain a trouve une livre saint. Une livre de Deiu. L'etudiant et la fee ont commence lire ca livre. Ils ont prie dur avec peur et les larmes. Souddainment, les gens de armee a trouve ils. Les gens de armee les encirclaient. Les armees etait puissaint et en grand nobres. L'etudiant et la fee ete timides et fiables. Les gens de armee ont ri. Soudain, il y a un grand tremblement de terre. Les armees a predu et tres choque. Ils ont abandonnes mais malheuresement, un grande dommage a ete fait. L'etudiant et la fee ont blesse. Ils sont promennes de l'avant lentement. Ils sont promennes pour l'espere a paisable et sure la vie. Est-ce-que le temps guerria leur blessues, leur doubeur, leur souffrainer? Dieu sel la sait!
16.01.2017
Ma mere a dit qu'il y a beacoup de changements maintenant que le tempe quand elle etait jeune. Le temps a change, la societe a change, les gens ont change... Premiere la vie sociele et la societe a change. Dans le notre temp, transport de public etait celebre mode de transport. Maintenant, chaque personne utilize quotidiennes ont l'angalis et l'hindi. Nous n'utilissons pas les langues regionales. Il y a beacoup le immeuble grandes mais il n'y a pas beacoup des arbres. Puis, les professions celevre etaient les mediciens, les ingeniers, mais maintenant il y a plusiers nouvelles professions. Le vetement, les costumes de gens etient change aussi. Dans la vie de jeunes aussi il ya beacoup les changes. Qunad nous avons ete jeune nous avons joue a la jardin mais maintenant les jeunes jouont sur la telephone portable ou la tele ou l'ordinator. Ils ont etudies aussi su la tele/ l'ordinateur. Ils ne sont pas interessea celevrer des festivals religioux ou culturales. Ils ont aussi peu de freres et soeurs. Ils ne visitent pas leur grand-parent ou relations familiales pendal les vacances de l'ete our l'hiver. Les relations sont reduit a des appeles de telephone. Cependant, les enfants sont tres intelligents et malin, ce qui est un bon espoir pour l'humanite.
19.12.2016
Mes chers enfants, aujourdui jai ranconte une histoire de l'indie pour vous: La sourice et la lion: Il etait un jour de fous. Il y a un lion dormait dans sa caverne. Une sourice jouait a cote de sa caverne. Suddenment, accidentellement, la sourice a tombe sur la lion. La lion sa reveille. La sourice avait peur. La lion voudrais tuer la sourice. La sourice demande, << sil vous plait ne me mange pas, ne me tuer pas, just suis desolee, je suis un petite sourice, mon dieu sauve-me!>> La lion a accepte. La lion a souri. La lion lasse le sourice aller. Apres quelque jour, la lion a se promene dans la foret. Suddenment, accidentellement, la lion piege dans le filet the chausseur. La lion piege dans le filet de chausseur. La lion ne pouvait pas libre.La lion rugit. La lion etait piege. La sourice a attendu le rugissement de la lion. La sourice couru a la lion. La sourice coupe la filet de chausseur. Donc, nous ne sous estimez pas quel qu'n personne, jamais. En aident les autres nous nous aidons. Aussi nous rendons facile pour le autres de croire en Dieu. Merci
26.10.2016
Le plus beau jour de ma vie? Je suis quel qu'n qui regrette que je ne suis pas une autre personne. Main je crois que le plus beau jour de ma vie va arriver dans l'avenir. Ce n'est pas a matier de l'avenir. Ce nes't pas mon reve de gangner au lotto. Ce ne'st pas pour d'etre un homme de affair populaire or une reussite sociale. C'est une priere pour le jour quand je deveniriai le fils ce qu'ils veulent je deviens. Jai un peu promesses, un peu mes follies, et la vie. Jai essaye de faire sa. Ce nest pas une destination, c'est une voyage. J'aspere que ca jour viendra bientot. Avant mon heur de depart de ce monde. Merci
25.10.2016
Difficultie de ma quatidien? Je suis introvert. Jai peur de parler dans le publique. Je evite les situation. Suis-je timide? un peu oui, un petit peu oui. Mains je deteste les situations difficiles, les gens violents. Je suis emotif, jai peur de mes follies. Je n'ai arrive pas a etre content parceque je pense beacoup. Le publique meurte mon sourire. Il n'ya pas de solution. Je ne voudrais pas un. Jai ma a la tete? un petit oui, un petit peu oui. Merci
23.10.2016
Ma melluire amie?! Jai rencontre ma melleuire en 1981. C'etait un jour de avril, quand je l'a rencontre dans un hopital. Elle est nee ce jour. Elle s'appelle Nitika. Elle est ma soeur. Une soeur est le melleuir cadeau, le meuilleur ami de Dieu. Merci
22.10.2016

Dans Delhi, il ya une rue special
Dans cette rue, il y a beaucoup d' immeubles
dans ces immeubls, il ya ma maison
Dans ma mason il ya un chambre
dans la chambre il ya beacoup de livers
Dans ces livres,il ya quel qu'n journaux
Das ces journaux, il ya un journal avec le titre, << Mes Follies>>
ce journal est mon journal favori!

17.10.2016
Si je reciverais un voyage gratuite a une destination de ma choix, ou voyage moi? Je pense qui, Je voudrais visiter a la montagne de Mt. Everest. Je ne suis pas un alpaniste mais je voularias me promenne sur le plus haut altitude. Qu'est que tu pense?
18.10.2016
Quelqu'n instruction societal pour le tourist visiterai l'inde: (1) Les gens n'est pas punctuele pour les activites de jour. Vous pourrez flexible (2) Le temp est tres chaud dans le mois avril-juin. Vous ne viendront pas pour l purpose tourisme. (3) Vous devez boirrez l'eu miniral et ne mangez pas la cuisine local de la'rue, c'est tree epice.(4) Importent: les gens locale sont tres quarelleurs, vous etiez calme, ne embrasser pas le personne vous ne connaise pas bien!
26.09.2016
Souvenir de enfance: Mon plus vieux souvenir d'enfance etait quand je faisais du velo. Je faisais du velo seule. C'etait tres difficile. Mon pere et ma mere ont achete ce velo avec beacoup d'amour. C'etait tres cher. C'etait 'avon' velo. c'etait une lecon inoubliable pour moi! Mon plus vieux souvenir de l'ecole etait quant j'etudiat en triosieme niveau. J'e chouais das la matiere mathematique. Mon pere et ma mere grandairent beacoup. C'etait assusi un souvenir inoubliable pour moi!
09.09.2016
Les plus vieux objets dans notre maison sont un style noir et une petite montre circulier de poche. Ce n'est ni petit ni grand. Elle est en argent. Ce sont des souvenirs de mon arriere grand pere. Je pense qu'il ya achete son style et sa montre en 1925. Elles sont beacoup de valeur emotif pour ma famille parceque il etait une personne tres noble et savant. il a fait son master en anglais. Il est professeur de l'ecole. Il ensieignait l'anglais aux enfants. de l'anglais. Il s'apelle lala lekh ram. Ce'st 2016, apres 90 annes la montre et le stylo, marche bien!
01.04.2016

21.02.2012

Designed Cover Page for a Book, Collection of Poetry Works of Gulshan Bharara ji, a colleague and family friend. He wrote these 35+ years ago (before his marriage) and finally got it published around the day of his retirement from his government job... after a long haul... In his book Bharara ji writes...

Bharara ji has introduced his book like this:

31.07.2011

Nitin presenting his Case Study in AIMA Competition (2011)
04.04.2010
Young Minds are growing with Internet, Can they be guided through one single book? I wonder can young minds in a school by a rule book or young citizens be governed, ruled or managed by a constitution? Often rule book are used only as tools to bound or limit them? their thinking and actions? These young minds today are increasingly powerful and smart. Earlier it was easier for a teacher to become Guru because he was the easiest, most reliable source of Information. Today, we have TV, Internet, Cell phone which makes kids smarter and hence it is more important for teachers to have strong personalities and brand characters to interact with students, get insight into their mind and make relationships with them. How else can we instill values into their hearts?
09.04.2010

Concepts and Future: “There is nothing in this world, As powerful as an idea whose time has come”, said Victor Hugo. Future will be driven by new concepts! A concept may be Political, Philosophical, Technical or Commercial. What is a concept? Concept is turned, examined, analyzed, polished idea. Example of social concepts are ethics, crime, punishment. Social revolution happened because many mechanical concepts could be realized for better human life. All new concepts are conceived by the driven by needs, nature and human behavior. Best concepts are those which bring together a successful balance between all 3 aspects of life – social, commercial and technical. For Successful financial returns, concept must have a great degree of innovation, scope and application. Over the years, Researchers and Entrepreneurs have translated many concepts into many socially and commercially successful practices. They have a profound history of phenomenal successes; the saga goes from Kitty Hawk, the first awkward looking aircraft of Wright brothers to Microsoft of Bill Gates. Many different concepts in business have been tried. Like the dramatized WWF – the wrestling soap opera by Vincent K McMahon, His Ten years of effort not only returned him an entry into the New York stock exchange, and He also bought a the US National Foot Ball League. Mr. Sabeer Bhatia of Hot-mail dot com, ICQ chat server is also two of the many success entrepreneur stories of today’s society. Embedded computers in our watches, mobiles and even human bodies will give rise to new concepts that will change human life in terms of life span, companionship, spiritual life, and machine centric human society.

05.04.2010
How managing organization with a good social role in center? Management also means ensuring the community of workers is a harmonious team. Conflict Resolutions by asking - What would Buddha do in this situation? What would Jesus Christ do in this situation? A team that draws best out of each other, creating a balancing, producting, creative and happy work environment. Essential qualities of a dependable team that is sensitive to needs of other members, responsible, focussed on organizational goals, relaxed under pressure, understanding personal limits, give each other space and look for respectful and win-win conflict resolution. But are these ideals really possible in practical life? I think if we keep ideals of good books and good social leaders in center before making most of the organizational decisions, it may be possible. I mean inplace of making yourself as the leader why not put a good book or a good social role model in the situation and ask, say what will Buddha have done at this office situation if he was working inplace of me, What would a non-violent person like Gandhi would have done if he was in my position. Conflicts and differences of opinion are not accidental but inseparable ingredient of work force. People have different opinions because of their upbringing, mindset, life experiences and expectations. But keeping a good role model in center, and runnning your organization as his trustee, can ensure that community of workers is a harmonious team, that is positive, trusting each other and willing for big audicious goals. Is this possible? What do you think?
03.04.2010

What is Leadership? Dee Hock, founder and CEO Emeritus of VISA international, put it this way: “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership is leadership.  If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time leading yourself – your own purpose, ethics, your principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers. If you don’t understand that you work for you mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.”

dd.mm2010

Statue as Company's Vision Moment: I emailed Construction Project Manager of an upcoming Oil Refinery, Here is an excerpt from what I wrote: "Thank you for the kind invitation. I agree that Informal get-together and celebration of small successes bring in cohesion and good spirit among the working teams. May I make a suggestion please: Not aware if you are putting a statue of Guru Gobind Singh at the Site? First, it’s socially Positive Symbol of Life and Leadership. Second a token of Appreciation and Respect for borrowed name and third a static Vision Moment of Company’s mission and goal. It could well be a big symbolic start to nurturing leadership in refinery work operations (in later years) and also per-inauguration initiatives. My best wishes for the continued success and growth of your project. Thank you once again for the invitation."

04.04.2010

Experience of Astronauts as mentioned in the book, “Human Relations” - Astronaut Jim Irwin, during his lunar odyssey, so affected was he by what he described as ‘presence of God’, that he finally renounced his aerospace career to become a social worker.  Apollo 14’s Ed Mitchell, stated: “Something happens to you out there… you develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world and a compulsion to do something about it.”William James, American psychologist and philosopher, has put this basic truth in a nutshell, “Human relations are the main thing.”  Love is the force which unifies mankind more than any other.  Love stimulates man to give and to enrich.  Love enables man to escape from that loneliness which brings no peace of mind.  Love, irresistibly points the way to community development.

03.04.2010
Understanding the Vision of a Government Owned Construction Engineering Consultancy: Large organizations are striving for global leadership and creating their own economies, global communities and corporate citizens. Can a PSU, Government enterprise give competition to them? I work for an Energy Project Consultants or practically a Refinery Contractor as they are of today. With India's such a qualified and talented work force, they could expand their possibilities on many frontiers. For me, EIL stands for Construction Engineering and Company's Key Stengths are (or should be) 1. Design and 2. Innovation. I think first area they should work in is Infrastructure Development - Making Township Planning (Take Refinery as nucleas, as key to planning), Build Science and Technology Parks, Specialized Technical Housing as Commercial Property, Multi-storyed Steel + Wood housing solutions. They should adapt Adopt Villages and Create energy solutions for them. Also they should look for new Revenue Models. They must Partnership with World, they seem to be in prison of government. Increased dependency on Goverment granted projects is a weakness. why not Collaborate with Entrepreneurs, Private Investors? They should construct buildings that have not been created in India before. Example: India's tallest building, Stadiums, INdia's longest road on highest altitude? Tie up with Private Infrastructure Development Companies. So what if competitors are Best by price, You can be best by quality or Technical ability only if you work for it!
03.04.2010

How can you lead in reducing carbon foot print of your company? By Taking Positive Leadership! Catch people doing good and Reward them! If you are working in a large organization and wonder how can you lead in reducing carbon foot print of your company? Here is my example: During last year, I created various e-cards on theme of respecting Nature, Pollution and Environment and circulated them to organization employees via e-mails. I often used bicycle to come to office and to go back home instead of using my car or motorcycle. My work is more than 7 kms away from my home and riding a cycle in delhi traffic you know can be a challenge. Walking/Cycling also helping me lose weight. If you cannot do that here's a simiple example. Reward People doing good. Mr. Harendar Singh, veteran employee in department I work in, is very adamant on saving paper by printing on both sides, using small type fonts and printing on used/rough papers for internal office work. He makes sure that nobody around him wastes paper and is like paper-policeman. Last year, to respect his thoughtfulness and nobility, I made a poster for his desk area on his “Save Paper, Save Trees”. Poster also became a polite reminder and positive reinforcement for all of us around him. Motivation can go a long way! Catch people doing good and Reward them! Below is the poster. Rewarding goodness is like lubrication in friction of life. Another lubricant is oil some say that has unfortunately created friction and wars among nations.

02.04.2010

Thought of the Day: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” – Tom Peters

01.04.2010

Why is saying “Jai Ho!” becoming a trend? Why? From Gandhi, Christ, Meera to Socrates – Did they got "jai-ho" in their life? There have been many such lives which were full of not just truth but also love and compassions, but were crucified. Or were they defeated because they were not true? Is that what you call Jai? To be killed, murdered is not “Jai” but “Parajai”. And yet India and Indians stand by their motto -- “Satyamev Jayate”, meaning truth is always triumphant. If this mantra is correct why did it not work for people mentioned above. The defeat awarded to above-mentioned great souls was the decision of highly intelligent people of that time. Jai is of two types – Vijay and Ajay. What is the difference between the two? Were above parajeet people Ajay or Vijayi? And Who decides the matter of Jay and Parajay? Is this a matter of Lok-Mat? Or Jan-Mat? or wisdom of crowd? Or is it a matter of Law? Or Constitution? or matter of human values? Or is it the God who decides Jai and Parajayi Or is it us humans who blame our wrong decisions onto God as god-made events? Think! Jai Ho!

01.02.2010

Afsoos ye nahi hai ki iss duniya me kuch pathar jaise log hai, Afsoos ye hai ki un logo me kuch ghar ke log bhi hai: “Ghar” here is not just as immediate family, but friend circle, office, state, country and world. I visited Ram Katha on Gandhi Bapu today, with my mother, which is taking place near Rajghat (at Samta Sthal, New Delhi). In middle of the katha, for 10-15 minutes 1000+ people chanted first sita-ram, then ali-maula and then wahe-guru, with clapping hands. It was a collective prayer for peace and love for this world! All present wanted all goodness in all religions to rule. They were not scholars or politicians or economist but common and un-powerful people. They are not doing it for publicity or power, they are praying that evil is human mind is converted to goodness of/for mankind. They are so selfish, so immature, so foolish, and childish to dream like that right??? Gandhi dreams like that and achieved his goal. And today his unappreciative children say Majboori ka naam Gandhi. They should be reminded that Hindustaan ke baap ka naam hai Mahatma Gandhi. Majboori Nahi Majbooti ka naam hai MAHATMA GANDHI - Father of India! Gandhi is finest and most documented example of good leadership. His material possession was a daandi, spectacles, a eating bowl, and some old khadi clothes. Why some TV personalities calling him weak in television debates? Gandhi was first named Maulana Gandhi by muslims and then Mahatma Gandhi by Hindus. Songs of ali-maula or ram-ram only teach people who to love, and how to love --- love their family, love humanity, love world, love society, love humanity and love themselves. Dekh tere iss desh ki halat kya hogayi bapu, kitna badal gaya hindustaan...

12.01.2010
Do you know people using word "professionalism" as an excuse to kill humanity? You must read this! Read this in a magazine earlier in the morning today... Dr. C V Raman, eminent Indian Scientist was recruiting engineers for his projects. A day wasn’t impressed with In the evening, He noticed a young man pillar to post, to return extra money that he received by mistake for his travel allowance. Dr. Raman, shook his hand and said, Young man, “You are Selected!” He told his colleagues, He can impart work knowledge and on the job training but what this man has is character, sincerity and honesty. Office work teaches you many things, but not humanity. Interesting, Isn't it? Is it not true that scientific and material progress is making us more inhuman, insensitive, selfish and useless? Is professionalism only making money and not caring about common good or long term sustainability? Since when did professionalism became and excuse for insincerity, dishonesty, anger, deceit and greed? We are so good in collecting lifeless things together in our life that we have foolishly lost importance of living beings, our humanity. Remember Hiroshima? In a book I read, the Air Force Pilot who dropped the bomb in Japan, wrote “Usually, I sleep around 9’oclock but on that day, I slept a bit early around 8:30pm. I had no trouble or regret in my mind." He was a professional patriot, did his duty? Some may disagree if this is the correct view or definition of patriotic professionalism. We are humans first and then professionals. A man is not just what he does in office, he is composite of mathematics, biology, music, sociology, literature, dance, art, research, spiritualism...He needs to use combination of all these disciplines to solve real world problems; and that’s what makes world a beautiful place to live in. Engineer realises great things, Engineer has been and is a maker of history. Are our thoughts and actions reflective of society’s aspirations? Why should we not believe that world should be governed with trust, integrity and ethics? Engineering is also about raising new questions, thinking new possibilities, analysing old problems from new perspectives. Life and works of Da Vinchi is a proof that, it is only creative imagination that marks the real advances in engineering. Engineering is Design, Innovation, Engineering is Life, celebration of life, professionalism should not kill humanity or celebration of life.
11.01.2010

Read this in a book earlier today, “Types of Students in a Class” -  A perceptive, a teacher once divided her students into the following types, making up quite a merry menagerie in the process. (1) The TURTLE.  Gets off to a slow start. Picks up speed as the weeks go by, because of perseverance in work and effort. (2) The OSTRICH.  Tries to keep hidden in class.  Never asks questions.  Never volunteers answers. (3) The OWL.  Wise old bird.  Studies daily.  Never behind in his work.  Keeps his eyes open in daytime (class time). (4) The DODO.  Rare bird.  Out of this world.  The student who just doesn’t know what is going on.  His thoughts are miles away from the class room in which is sitting. (5) The CANARY. Chirp! Chirp! Just cant keep the mouth shut.  Babbles while new materials being explained and so misses the point (or points).  Remarkably quiet during tests.’’ (6) The SQUIRREL.  Cant sit still.  Jumpy.  Always on the move.  Hence no comprehension due to lack of concentration. (7) The POSSUM.  Looks smart and knowing.  Never answers “No” to the teacher’s query: ‘Do you understand?, Anyone who does not get this?”  Tests proves otherwise. (8) The SCARECROW.  Just too bashful for words – so he doesn’t speak them.  Rather than ask a question, he’d miss material.  Somebody might laugh at him. (9) The PARROT.  Repeats what he hears without change.  Gives the same examples on tests that the teacher gave in class.  No originality.

06.01.2010

A capsule course in Human Relations from the books "Human Relations" - As positive steps to better your relations with others, keep in mind the following capsule course in human relations (1) Speak gently to people.  Be skillful in getting your ideas across. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting. (2) Smile at people. There is power in a smile. What sunshine is to flowers, a smile is to humanity. (3) Call people by name.  the sweetest music to anyone’s ears is the sound of his own name. (4) Be friendly. If you would have friends, be friendly. (5) Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure. (6) Listen attentively and patiently. (7) Be genuinely interested in the other person and his problems. You can like everybody if you try.(8) be generous with praise, reserved with flattery, cautious with criticism. (9) Respect other’s personality and individuality. (10) Be considerate of the feelings of others. It opens the doors to their hearts.(11) Be thoughtful of the opinions of others. There are three sides to a controversy – yours, the other fellow’s and the right side. (12) Be alert to give service. What counts in life is what we do for others. Human Relations are caring and sharing.  Attention and Compassion play a big role. (13) And with this, good luck to you and your efforts towards better human relations.

05.01.2010

A Reflection: To be kind, gentle, truthful and honest to each other is human responsibility.  This is the basis expectation of one human from the other that the dealing, relationship or interaction would be based on moral and humane values.  But people these days are so masterful in speaking logically to win a point that truth, the spirit of humanity becomes of their cleverness.  Hopes, dreams, aspirations and life is often deceived with irreparable damage, every other day.  Weather it is marriage, business deals or government dealings, truth and humanity are crucified in front of “We the People” and “We the people chose to remain quiet. Unpardonable crimes are increasingly becoming part of our lives... May God Bless Our Home.

24.11.2009
Spent a day in Delhi court today: A place where Truth is believed to triumphant, satyamev jayate they say… Many come with this faith for their court cases. I’m here witnessing prosecution and judicial progress of many vehicle accident related matters. The way Judge is handling different people is interesting. Accidents happen, Mistakes happen. Justice is also delayed. But It is praiseworthy the way this judge is reviewing cases to keep things in a positive and light hearted way, is keeping the Hope, the Spirit of Truth and Justice strongly alive in hearts of all those who come to seek justice. Not just a man of law but a man of justice, a courageous and right minded, He is not just doing what lawyers request him to do but you also look into situation, complainant, Truth, Logic and Humanity. He is polite but is not afraid, He is doing what he thinks is right and should be done. Good to see a judge keeping faith of ordinary citizens. Perhaps that is why they say that judiciary and media are still the hope of Indian democracy. Leadership of such good people in judiciary is keeping up the hope of people. Salute to good judges!
21.12.2009

Reflection on a day at my office: Which is a better option? Finding a Hiring a Highly paid and motivated and skilled leader or giving a on job leadership training to best available resources? When Employees only do what they are asked to do and nothing else;  How can we make creative, committed, innovative, result oriented and fast working? What are the incentives for people to work towards business leadership? What I also noticed at work today is Increased Speed and Higher efficiency are definitely the ingredients but not the recipe of success.  Direction is more important than Speed.  Effectiveness and Impracticalness are equally important aspects of leadership. 

15.11.2009
On Leadership: Limit of my individual vision as a leader is not limit of the world, not the limit of the possibilities. Leadership is also not popularity. It is not about being liked but doing what is right. Leaders should not be afraid of conflict or difference of opinion. They must accept tough calls, but be remember it is not about power, courage or status. It is about responsibility!
25.05.2009
A gift of from Shri Nalin Satyakam Kohli ji.
30.08.2008
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18.08.2008
Idea of Evangelism: Taken from Christian Missionaries, this Evangelistic life is that a person should get stuck to one good idea, one passionate cause, and then walks out into his day and spreads that message to everyone like virus. Find a great cause you want to live and die for. Work towards that aim with fire in belly. There are so many novels, religious hero. Only few can write great novels but all of us can live them. Evangelism helps novel of a great life for not just yourself but also for others in society.
12.08.2008

Is school Bad for Children? Educationists and Philosophers often argue that Governments and Corporates should get out of education and business and stop deciding what children should know and then testing them constantly to see if they can recite what they have just spoon-fed?”. Emerson summarized this in another way, he said, “We are shut-up in schools and college recitation rooms for 10-15 years and come out at last with a belly full of word and do not know a thing.  Oscar Wilde added, Education is admirable thing but nothing worth knowing can be taught?”. Parents are paying us to forcefully train children on what they do not want to learn what is useless to everyone.  All of us are taking great pains and time to make children do what does not comes naturally to them.  These students are not from poor class of India who have to be bread earners of family.  These are from cream who can afford to follow their dreams.  We must team them how to learn, how to make living, how to live and also how to achieve a particular objective.

11.08.2008
Read this in a book today - Hernando Cortes a famed explorer landed on shores of Mexico in 1519. Wanted his army to conquer to land of Spain. Faced an uphill battle, an aggressive enemy, brutal disease and scarce resources. As they marched inland for battle, Cortes, ordered one of his army-man back to the beach with a single instruction - “Burn our boats”.
12.11.2008

Leadership: What your the philosophy for leadership and management?  Why do we need a title or designation for leadership? Gandhi was labeled Mahatma after he achieved what he wanted to achieve for India not before! Why not title less leadership?

20.11.2008

Shortlisted 50 good debate topics for A1/A2 level students (Thanks Google!): Should Government have lottery system? (2) Morality/Immorality of abortions? (3) Should Death Penalty exist in civil society? (4) Need for school uniform? Necessary or Unnecessary (5) Capitalism Vs Socialism (6) Harms of Extremism or Fundamentalism in the name of religion or patriotism (7) Child labor laws (8) Vendors in schools selling soda & snacks (9) The usefulness of a subject (Math, English, etc.) in the real world (10) Horse Riding Swimming should be allowed as primary level students also (11) Off campus lunch trips – should be allowed? (12) Standardized tests for entire state/country (13) The importance of spelling things right (14) Prayer in schools (15) Smaller class sizes (16) Shorter or longer school days (17) Bullying in school (18) All boys schools and All girls schools (19) Read a book--debate whether it should be banned (20) Should older people have driver's licenses taken away when they reach a certain age/should the driver's license age be increased to eighteen.  (21) Should students in higher education be charged tuition fees? (22)  Should we stop eating meat/other animals? What are the moral, environmental, and health issues involved? (23) Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the armed forces? (24) Should everyone speak and be taught the same language? If so, what language should it be? (25) Are Multinational Fast food chains good or bad? (26) If there should be a long summer break or various, shorter breaks in school calendar? (28) Should a child dictate his own bedtime? (29) Should homework be given? (30) Ethunasia or Assisted Suicide (31) Which came first? Chicken or Egg?  (32) Do parents have any right in deciding their child’s future? (33) Monarchy Vs Democracy (34) Joint Family Vs Separate Living Nuclear Family (35) Death Penalty or Capital Punishment Vs Life Imprisonment (36) Science under society control Vs Science controlling humanity (37) Marijuana Legalization (38) Lower the Legal Drinking Age (39) Human Cloning (40)Television Violence (Does it actually affect children's behavior) (41) Genetic/DNA Manipulation on unborn children (42) Illegal Immigrants, Immigration (43) Is animal testing humane? (44) Should the government ban smoking in public? (45) Zoo - Pros and Cons? (46) Poverty -Is the Government doing enough for the people? (47) Urban Living vs Suburb Living (48) Hate vs Love? What is better (49) Are we doing enough to save our Planet? (50) TV or Book – What is more interesting?

11.10.2008

Patriotism Vs Globalization: Why is patriotism reduced to hooliganism carrying flags? To perpetuate social unrest and distrust among citizens for divide and rule is the new political tactic called patriotism? In modern world of coexistence of social and economic worlds, we need to be more respectful to all individuals and societies. Leo Tolstoy commented, "We can either have peace or patriotism.". NRI folks often ask, Why India as a country is not successful? When Indians outside India are working hard to be successful and making good contributions to societies they are living in? How many of us would prefer a MADE IN INDIA product or service over “MADE IN USA” or “MADE IN JAPAN”? From Petroleum, to Car, To Computer, to our watches, to microphones and speakers of political rally, when everything is imported, why not happily mix good ideas instead of making false propaganda for political gains?

22.02.2008
Why it is necessary for truth to be bitter? Is everything bitter truth? Is only lemon real and all honey a pure fantasy? Assumption that "truth must be bitter" in order to be effective is totally incorrect. Many believe, unless truth is spoken with love and putting others on first, it harms itself (truth) by adding violence. Whenever truth is spoken, it lessens its value by some degree. We want Peace or Battle of Minds? Some people are outstanding in shifting center of power with judiciously selected words. BUT power struggle brings Mahabharata. Silence can at times can avoid war.
21.02.2008
I saw seniors making young people fight today. I ask you my friend, should elders of our society be like Jatayu of Ramayana or do we need more Dhritrashtras or Hiranyakashipu’s? We need people who can contribute in making this world noble. People like Jatayu who have immense courage even in old age to fight with Ravana to save Sita. Elders should make bridges, Ram-Setu’s for doing noble deeds and unselfish collaborations. They should not let or make younger ones fight.
28.02.2008

Politics through Television News Channels: News is not anymore reporting of what is happened, but how an event should appear to the public and how this political mileage will should be perceived for political gains.  To political a party, perception matters a great deal.  Edward De Bono, who is considered as one of the twenty visionaries alive today says, Perception is real even when it is not reality. Perception is how you see things, and how you feel and react according to what you see – regardless of the underlying reality.” We all are aware political persons are invested partners in news channels.  Politicians are using TV to present trivial and unimportant news to people as if it is of something of interest or value to them.  Sensationalize everything! Everything is a Breaking news! Journalist are becoming tools of Politicians, cum Political Spin doctors to manage what people will see and how they will see it.  Dekh TV ki halat ho gayi Logie Baird, kitni badal gaya insaan, kitna bik gaya transmission of prograam…

20.02.2008
What is Confidence? I saw on TV a guy saying something like this - He said, “Confidence” is only external expression, a mere exhibition to impress others. What does body language, tone, voice modulation has to do with truth? Truth stands test of eternal time, does it need clutches like a handicapped man? Nonsense! Confidence is not as significant or important as bhav, internal feeling called instinct, experience and/or faith, vishvas or bharosa. What do you think?
19.02.2008
When a child sites on the shoulder of his grandfather: A sadhu on TV Chanel said something interesting today, "When a naughty child sits in grand father's lap, he is most likely to pull his hair, beard and might also give a shower! Grandfather should be prepared to forget and forgive the child.  Shiva enjoys drinking poison like Socrates and Meera for benefit of others.   When a child sits on grandfather's shoulder child can see FARTHER OR DISTANT than the elder and more intelligent grandfather.  We may enjoy broader and larger vision because we are standing on some one’s shoulders."
13.04.2008
More thoughts after watching discourse on Astha Chanel today.... When society/family gives half eaten moldy biscuits to the dog. The dog remains loyal, faithful and saves house from strangers and mistakes and evils. Then why should not friends, employees and employers take collectively responsibility to march forward on path of progress, peace and prosperity. Society gives purest of food, love and affection towards Sadhu's then why would they not be loyal to society? They are loyal towards God but work for society. like a sadhu said, Hanumana also ate fruits of ashok vatika like sita but their loyality was towards God.
12.04.2008
Some key questions for the organizations: Can imitating someone else’s corporate strategy/goals/vision make you a success? Is it possible for organizations to develop a culture that orients people in organizational goal and vision? with certain values/qualities? Does your organization need additional forces for global mission? Or should we keep on doing what we are doing? New groups or driving forces? Are your employees knowledge driven? What binds together your employees? Knowledge or Hierarchical Structure? Who rules in your company - 'Knowledge and Experience' or 'Politics and Manipulation'? Does your organization have a system in place to document its organizational knowledge? People knowledge?
19.03.2008
Yesterday, I was asked, Why do we need International Schools? According to Lester Thurow, "The indispensable condition for creating a world-class economy in a democratic society is the creation of world-class schools." World class schools will foundation for preparing global citizens that will better future of humanity, through scientific and human values based welfare across border progress, strengthening connections between nations, art, literature, science, living beings, nature, technological and social innovations to benefit global community.
18.03.2008

Thinking of Ideas to make the school a better place for students: Regular spiritual talks by monks and religious men? Spiritual retreat for students, teach them meditation? Organize lectures on biographies of great social leaders, sports person and eminent scholars? Should there be more emphasis on audio/video books in library than paper books? why just 1 library in a school? There should be a one open shelf 200 book library in every class.  Each class some has standard specified books selected by department heads, mentors, parents, students and class teacher? There must be an art gallery on world culture, art, literature, business, and achievers in school, which contains elements from different parts of the world. In school assembly there should be a book reading?  School Diary should be rename and its functionality should be extended to “My educational profile” – students must record the extent of attentiveness, what did I understood, what I did not understood, what I need to revise etc.  detailed feedback about each day… so that they can look back and understand the working of their own mind.  Values are not only taught but also caught.  Our staff must be dedicated and committed to impart moral values through various situations. Living by truth, respecting moral codes, proper civilized conduct are key factors. Students should be given small projects to work independently, which will increase their creative, analytical, writing, knowledge assimilating and character building. Team projects help us inherit the spirit of cooperation with an internal discipline. How can we nurture uniqueness of each child? How can we give them work experience? Like a group of medical students, all of them want to be a doctor, how can we organize his trips to hospitals? What could be an alternative for a lecture system? Alternative is self-learning and Group Learning assisted and guided by the wise counsel of teachers. Does hierarchy of teachers in dealing with students disrupts the fluidity? How can we measure ensure happiness index level in school? Being happy, positive thinking should be an integral part of development of child. There could be Garden Talks, talk over a tea/coffee or milk-shakes different people who live on school campus itself.  The talk is not necessarily about study but mostly social situations or their life experiences.  In what other ways can we expose students to great ideas?

18.02.2008

Managing Class Rooms with Difficult Students: Bad news is that time in class room flies.  Good news is that teachers are the pilot.  As new year arrives, it is important to prepare for a good take-off so that coming new year will be a happier one for all of us! Good discipline is crucial for learning environment.  If that teacher tries too much to discipline, or tries to ignore interruptions and focus on study only, she is accused of having "class management problems". Why blame the teacher for everything? Some parents refuse to believe that children can be lazy, irresponsible, not willing to study and will blame poor performance to her/his teacher. It is easier to hold teacher accountable when you are rich and “management-friendly”.  Teachers try to help most of the students but bad and rude behavior of children only makes it more difficult.  I see teachers trying to motivate and encourage kids, some even document their initiatives, telephone conversations and PTM talks but children these days are rude and think bad behavior is cool. What could be the solution?

15.02.2008

Thought of the day: In the Book, "The Laughing Warriors" (Lumina Media, 2003), Dale Dauten offers a picture of a leader with a code to live by: “Think like a Hero (Who can I help today?), Work like an Artist (What else can we try?) else can we try?), Refuse to be Ordinary (Pursue excellence, then kill it), And Celebrate (But take no credit).”

14.02.2008

Did you see Chyawanprash advt with Shahrukh Khan on TV? It seems that we are living in a society where we are not humans anymore, We are fighters, warriors, ancient or super natural powers, lions and tigers on prawl, hunting, fighting for survival when there is enough vegetarian food, jobs for everyone to live and sustain life. It seems that all business management books, advertisement books, and social rule books have only one vision to reduce us think like a warrior in house, warrior in office on conference tables, with guns on our shoulders, aggression in mind, fighting towards future goals and dreams and everything around us is a battlefield, our subordinates or children and family members are soldiers who must unquestioningly follow orders, we must attack, argue and fight with everyone on everything! Where is humanity? Where is humanity in management? This is not about crushing, stepping on, maiming, stepping on, wasting or over stimulating competition. Its about working to the best of your abilities and encouraging the best in those who work with and for you. Tricks, Shrewdness does not ensure success, excellence does.

13.02.2008
People ask, Why so much of letters, documents, blog and tweets on my website? Sometimes, I wear old circular pocket watch of my great grandfather, Sri Lekh Ram Mendiratta. He was a great Arya Samaji. I am not teaching or professing my knowledge but sharing what I have learned, heard or discovered and could be of use to others. Can you ask a scientist, novelist, sociologist, thinkers, artist, and philosophers not to work? Someone suggesting scientists not do research in global warming, or sending satellites and rockets because its effects on economy could be unpleasant to their managers? or company? Why should we not dream? It connects us to a vision and gives a direction to our life. Are these only empty ideas? Are these delusions? If you do not like this website, you should quickly move to any other of your liking. If a person does not thinks, or question himself or reason on things happening around, how else he/she learn? We explore Ideas to see where they can lead. Ideas shape into life like pottery makes pots. What is ore practical than good theory? Do I have too much time? May be! From Einstein to Mother Teresa everyone had 24 hours in a day. Dayananda, Vivekananda and Gandhi, all used letter writing as a tool to share their messages, learning and observations. More reasons? Nach meri bulbul tujhe paise milega, aur kaha kadardaan tujhe aise milega?
11.01.2008

What is Communication? In words of Kieth Davis, “Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another.  It is essentially a bridge of meaning between two people, by using this bridge of meaning a person can safely cross the river of misunderstanding that separates all people”.

10.01.2008

Implementing FLAT HIERARCHY system in office - Director in Office today wants to implement FLAT HIERARCHY system. Revolutionary to traditional way of office management.  If I heard him correctly, He said it means abolition of supervisor – subordinate model.  Distribute job functions, responsibility and decision making equally to a group of employees.  All employees will take command from one superior that is the director only.  A centralized yet decentralized way of operation. Employees will get job security, promotion, personal growth, Recognition, directly on the efforts they put in.  One promise is that it provides employees to do multi-tasking.  Multi Tasking is also the greatest source of stress in the workplace is the mind’s attempt to carry many thoughts, many tasks, many future scenarios, many cares, many worries and concerns, all at once.  The mind can’t do that. No mind can, not even Einstein! Centralized leadership must take full responsibility of own moral of entire school.  They should be highly responsive, else employees will soon feel like victims and start blaming situations for everything.  If central nucleus is not present there, chaos will exactly what will happen. Will this not reduce central leadership to firefighters? When you become a firefighter, you don’t lead anymore. You don’t decide where your team is going.  The fire decides for you. (the fire: whatever current problem has flared up and captured your time and imagination) The fire controls your life. You think you are controlling the fire, but the fire is controlling you. Are your employees of equal status?  Do they have equal potential? Do they share equal responsibility? Are they equally motivated?  Will flat hierarchy put stress on human relations in office? Their professional relations and peace at work place? See when two people want to move table from one part of the room to the other, there is only desire and ability required.  No room for politics or management.  However when there are large group of people, due to human limitations and nature of work, role of management, administration and perhaps office politics also appears. I think flat hierarchy will have more chaos and improper flow of communication. If it breeds insecurity and if this system is not able to address their concerns it will gives three messages which can be damaging to morale and motivation of your employers: One, This organization can not be trusted.  Two, Our own management, the people we are working for are against us and three that we our weak and powerless in the school. It could also make system reactionary, I mean people waiting for instructions rather than taking proactive steps.  You become blind to possibilities, because you are immersed in, and defined by, the fire. Even when there is no real fire, you’ll find something you’ll redefine as a fire because you are a firefighter and always want to be working.  A conscious leaders would rather let desired goals dictate activity, which now has become responsibility of central leadership. 

15.11.2007

Thoughts on Creating a School Magazine of Vidya Sanskar - First questions to start with are: Why are we doing it?  What is the Objective?  Is there a purpose which this magazine could solve? How to make this most useful for our children? Student Participation? OR Should this just be assigned to students? Collect articles, put it together and print or can it solve a bigger purpose? I don’t want this to be just another burden extracurricular chore in teachers and students life.  It should be solve a purpose – We want a vision driven magazine that will accomplish what we stand for, which is: Vidya + Sanskar + International School + Holistic Learning + Leadership.  Other dimension - Key Elements – Values of Secularism, Spiritualism, Compassion, Truth and Non-Violence.  Since it is an international school, students must get varied ideas, thoughts and reads which connect young minds to growth and success on a global platform, make them global citizens aware of International trends developing world wife.  There should be Holistic Learning - for development of mind, body and soul.  Independent Thinking, Free Thinking and Creativity of Children Must be encouraged.  World just not needs MBAs or MBBS but also philosophers, thinkers, writers, artists and dancers.  Sections Literature, Languages, Art, Dance and Music – we need some new information on all these career areas. Preparing them giving them dreams and wings to their aspiration. Sections such as: World News, India News, Art, Dance and Music, Languages, Letter from the Principal, Inspiration thoughts from international leaders, Student Articles, Small essay on an international personality, our school superstars - Catch students doing good, make them our shining stars, there must be some School News which will help us develop school culture and shape school life. Celebration of B’days, Anniversary…Photographs of school life, Drawing, Art craft and painting work, Funny Pictures of student life, assemblies, VIP visitors etc.  In our School we are not imparting any religion but encouraging and preserving all. However, every Christian should become a better Christian, every Muslim should become a better Muslim and every Hindu, a better Hindu. Articles about various nations, independence days of various countries.  Different social and cultural perspectives in various countries.  How to adjust to these cultural differences.  Different etiquettes, social behavior and manners of countries.  Understand and respect cultural differences.  Difference does not necessarily mean a bad thing or just a matter of choice, it’s a different way of living.

25.11.2006 My students Lehar Chugh and Nayna Sethi won Inter School Debate Competition at Pathways International School, New Delhi. Congratulations Lehar and Nayna!
05.11.2006 My student Jassmine Chadha won Inter-school Website Designing Competition! Congratulations Jassmine!
14.12.2005
Illiteracy and Technology based Education: Illiteracy is major social concern for India. Recent statistics revealed, one-third of India is illiterate, more importantly 150-200 million are illiterates between 15-50 years. Growing at 1.3 percent per annum roughly, literacy is creeping in too slowly to make a difference to India's growth. Traditional method of institutions offering learning has not been able to achieve objective due to lack of funds and infrastructure. Innovation and tools of computer science, particularly information technology applications could greatly help us in this deal via technology based teaching aids and learning tools, e-learning systems, online education and virtual schools and networked universities. Teaching students is also not what it used to be! In the good old days children come to schools for inspiration, information and friends. Students would sit still, while teachers broadcaster and instilled information they wanted to teach. Today, students come for similar reasons but with higher expectations, greater desire to seek knowledge. They come from high-technology homes, fashionable hairstyles, designer clothes, driving on high-tech car, they walk in the corridor with ear phones attached to MP3 players, not to forget the video /mms enabled cell phones. These students have desperately seeking challenge, knowledge, interaction and inspiration. In many cases, students are better prepared and more informed than many teachers are. Good teachers know that they can no longer bluff their way through lessons. Ability to teach and educate such children is one of the most challenging aspects for our society. Technology based Innovation tools could makes teaching more relevant, meaningful and inspirational. Education is blend of emotional, spiritual, physical interaction in the process of learning and gaining knowledge. Innovation using technology gadgets, e-learning and Online education tools, audio/video presentations, movies, Online discussion forums, can also help make learning process and information sharing better. Computer Software based working will also make work-flow within an institution transparent, systematic and highly efficient.
16.06.2003

Is E-Business only about making a fancy website? Some think DOT COMs provide a "level playing field", where even the smallest businesses could compete head to head with the largest players. They think accessible and low cost nature of INTERNET will mean that David could produce a website could beat the corporate Goliath, that a nerdy guy working alone in his computer could be next bill gates.  Making website is not the only criteria for business.  Making a fancy website is not the objective.  One crises of Internet is trust.  Big brands are known and command trust.  People still have real-world shopping habits and are still dependent or count on the real world or off-line marketing strategy through TV brand and then they might buy it Online if tit saves time and money. Small players like home based business, will have to make a good Online as well as off-line marketing strategy to compete with big businesses. I think key crises on Internet is of trust and security fear.  People either trust too much on the Internet or too little of Some people are very concerned about giving out their credit card information over the Internet because of News reports of credit card frauds.  Internet to the previous generation appears as technical and mysterious world where computer viruses, teenage corporate hackers, people are wary and slow to reach to their wallet.

11.05.2003
Story Telling by Machines: Ram Katha or Story telling or even fictional but stimulating story telling through theatre and movies has been used over the centuries to train human mind and direct human behavior towards better future. Can future machines be trained for this purpose also? I mean consider a theatre where story is being told by 5/6 robots, all of them are interactive intelligent robots which interact with humans in audience and based on the human responses story progresses. Next generation of robots should provide interactive "human-machine" and "machine-machine relationships through artificial intelligence.
01.05.2003
What will be future of future? A friend of mine, Kapil said he thinks that by next 50 years man would've probably engineered, designed, invented, almost everything he has been able to think. Will there be anything left for his imagination after that? Ability to make ideas, thoughts and dreams reality then would be less consuming that there would be practically no difference between imagination and reality. What do you think?

28.04.2003

New Definition of a super computer: When intelligent people go to their heavenly adobe, goes with them their intellectual ability and wisdom. If we could make Machines that could provide immortality to a person's intellectual ability, his mind, his thinking, by using his writing work, thinking pattern, then perhaps in a controlled environment we would have his clone. Humans also train each other, not just knowledge imparting but through intelligent discussions, like teachers do in class rooms - so if we could thinking styles, approach, abilities of 10 great teachers into one machine, then we would be able to make a super-computer-teacher

25.04.2003

Internet Entrepreneurs will change the world! Many believe and agree with Darwin, that "Survival of the fittest" that the small and weak will perish. Big fish will always gulp little fish.  However, over the years however, individual genius with the help of technology has often upset this balance.  Small fishes have not only survived but excelled and outclassed the big fish.  Big fishes of the business will become extinct like dinosaur if they do not adapt.  Experience people have always said that new ideas no practical value or commercial importance, they are just foolish past times of dreamers, technology will change all that.  Wright brothers had no scientific data to depend upon and had no professional experience that their flying machine would work, they had no reason to think anyone would care let alone purchase their product.  At their inception, the airplanes, the electric light, telephone, radio and even windows operating system were considered gimmicks, fads and foolishness. Edison, Graham Bell, Marconi or Bill Gates – none of them thought that their innovations would change the world, forever.  They were also little fish with a technological advantage and their impact continues unabated to this day. Experienced professionals then considered these new comers are these new comers as mere annoyances, momentary interruptions in the "lasting dominance" of professional abilities.  A classic example of myopia and catastrophic miscalculations.  With Internet as the epicenter of new age technology entrepreneurs today have an environment changing at the speed of microchips and visionaries of the world-wide web will be the ultimate beneficiaries.  This is just my opinion, of course... Other knowledgeable people may disagree!

25.04.2003
Rise of Intelligent Machines, Interactive Machines, Emotional Machines: In next few decades we'll see uprise of machines that will be able to talk with humans and react to our words and body gestures. These machines or robots therefore would be interactive and intelligent. They will be able to able recognize our emotions, psychological behavior but also understand art, music and creativity. Will this progress lead to invention of non-biological life? Perhaps, as machines are already beginning to understand (if not talk yet) in human language. Such advanced machines will be able to understand our wants and emotions suggested in human spoken language and respond intelligently.
25.01.2003

My passion for Technology: I have a great passion for technology, which I owe to my father. Ever since childhood, I would see him spending countless hours in a room full of electronic gadgets as if he was glued to the screen; this is what triggered my fascination for technology. Also a cousin Sameer Grover, who was an electronic gadgets enthusiast. Just as my mother taught me about food, my father taught me about computers; as if they were something to eat.  Since then, my heart, mind and soul have been captivated by the mystical and infinite possibilities of human interaction in the age of cyber space. I think, Human survival is dependent upon the convergence of technology with religion and intelligent human attributes such as creativity, emotions and spiritualism.   

02.08.2000

Found this page in my College Book: Suffering from very common student disease/condition - poor marks in exams, disappointed with our education system and 100%  bored and tired of watching TV programs.  What if there is no God? And What if in the end we come to know the faith with which we’ve always carried in our heart is useless, that God was just an illusion, a mere psychological disease which made us hope that someone is watching us and will take care of us and that our good actions will be paid and that truth and goodness will win in the last. What if it was God’s mistake to create the world we live in?  or do we live in a God-made world or a man-made world? Society works to eliminate pain but if there is no pain, why would we pray to God? because we want God to end our pain.  If pain becomes unnecessary, god will also become unnecessary.  Is God not an outdated idea in our modern cyber world? Science itself is based on suppositions, theory, hypothesis and assumptions but still science has given great benefits to the society.  So what’s wrong if religions also has some suppositions, and assumptions.  What is God and religion giving us? Peace and Hope?  Some say religion of old scriptures is like a see-saw to a human mind, a meaningless headache wrapped around some good ideas.  Today they are reduced by politics as excuses to perpetuate violence against each other. People are forgetting how to live, and how to live - be it in his family, in his human society or loving nature.  But man-made religion is plastic flower, plastic love, plastic emotion.  Humans talks about love, poets write poetry about it, make melodious songs but more like a plastic flower, even the best replication of a natural flower does not have natural fragrance. Or maybe one day it will.   We talk as if we know love but we live as if we do not love anyone, not even ourselves.  There is no fear in love.  Can a lamb love a lion? Can a cat love a dog? Can a mouse love a cat?  Love is beyond fear. Masses today admire powerful who is capable of killing thousands of others and not thinking about death, the people who have died, families who have suffered.  To destroy, kill others is being worshipped, manifestation of power whether ethical or unethical is being worshipped. God loving, god fearing and respect for God is respect for humanity, love, compassion for life, which offer peace, love and hope to larger humanity. 

 
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