Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Having No Governance

Freedom, democratic rights, the fundamental right to disagree with those who rule us, these things mean nothing until they are taken away.

The same thing is applicable for governance. We do not give value to governance, unless there is no governance.

If there is no governance at the national level, many anti-social elements can cause threat to the country at many levels including external security, internal security, economy, business and many other things. In India, probably only those who have migrated from/to India/Pakistan at the time of partition, would have seen how worse it can be, when there is no governance.

I would say, at any time, having Rahul Gandhi as PM is much better than having no governance.

If the same situation of Delhi happens in 2014 Parliament elections, and AAP forces to have no government, then that would be the worse thing for the country. I guess, in that situation, BJP and Congress may go together and form the government. Then, AAP leaders will give speech at Ram leela maidhan once again proving that, BJP and Congress are ready to do anything for power.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Since we cannot do 100%, Let's not do anything

Since, we cannot fulfill the first promise that we made, we will not form the government.

[When they get majority, little above 50%] We will not form the government, since, for one promise, it requires approval of the public accounts committee, and that is headed by chief opposition party. We will form the government, only if we get 90% seats. [So that, no party gets Chief Opposition Party status.]

[When they get majority in the union government, but less than 2/3rd seats] Since we cannot do the constitutional amendment, and we cannot fulfill the promises that we made without that, we are not going to form the government. We will form the government, if we get more than 2/3rd seats.

[When they get 2/3rd majority in the union government] For one promise we can do constitutional amendment, only if half of the states agree. Since, we don't have majority in half of the states, we are not going to form the government. We will form the government, when we get majority in half of the states.

Since, we cannot do 100% we promised, we are not going to do anything. Since, we cannot give absolutely good governance, we will give no governance.

Unless one has more than 90% control everywhere, one must go with others for something or other. If you want to do good for public, you can never ever say, "I will not go with that party/person at all".

I never thought, in a discussion between Mani Shankar Aiyar and some other party leader, I would give more respect to Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

You studied Hindi. Still you do not know Hindi?

You studied Hindi. Still, you do not know Hindi?

This is a question which is asked by many people.

I have a few questions for them.

How many engineers can explain limit, which they have studied in 9th class Mathematics?

How many CSE or IT engineers can write a program which is a little variant of the program that they had done in their first year?

How many electrical or electronic engineers can explain what is current or potential difference in such a way that, I can understand, which is there in 9th class Science?

How many people can tell the duties and responsibilities of MLAs or MPs, which they have studied till 10th in Social Studies?

How many people can tell why the word Satish is split as Sati + ish and not Sat + ish, which is there in 7th class Telugu (and also in most of the indian languages)?

I can bet, at least 50% cannot answer.

Except writing programs, I finished my engineering without knowing anything else. I learned few later on.

I am a below average student. Don't expect me to know everything that I had studied.

If you still want to criticize, go and criticize all the educational institutes that have given certificates to me.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

"None of the above" Option in Voting

For all those who are interested in voting for "None of the above",

For each of the candidates, do you have one reason why you are rejecting that candidate?

Just because, the candidates from the major political parties are bad, it does not mean that, all the candidates are bad.

If you don't spend some time in knowing about the better candidate, and blindly vote for "none of the above" or do not vote to anybody, then irrespective of how many reforms are there, there will not be any improvement.

Every political party should be able to say that, there is no need of "None of the above" option.

They should tell everyone that, people do not need to select "None of the above", since their party is doing best and people should vote for their party instead.

Every political party must contest in all the constituencies, or have an alliance with other political parties to cover all the constituencies. It should be able to tell to whom one should vote in all the constituencies. One cannot change the country without even contesting in the elections.

If that is not the case, then the best option for that party is closing it and becoming an NGO.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Discrimination by Caste, Religion, Region and Money

If someone gets special advantage by his/her caste, that is fine.

If someone gets special advantage by his/her religion, that is fine.

If someone gets special advantage by his/her region, that is fine.

If someone gets special advantage by his/her money, by giving it to the organization from which he/she gets the advantage, it is a big problem. You are depriving the privileges of meritorious and poor people. Are you selling this, instead of having proper procedure for the selection? We are going to fight against this.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I will be OOF for Few Days and Mr.X Would Handle Everything Till I Return

I will be Out of office for few days. Mr.X would handle everything in this project, till I return.

Mr.X would be in the most pathetic situation till, his manager returns. Because, whenever the manager goes on leave, he/she would give responsibility to one reportee of him/her. But, most of the time, the reportee won't get any power in taking any decisions. But, they have all the responsibility to solve the problem. Most importantly, the reportee cannot take the decision of "Not solving the problem", whereas the manager can take.

If the peers of the manager have issues with the manager and/or the reportee, then the reportee will have very good time when his/her manager is Out of office, and he/she gets the responsibility.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Four Years Back the Same Day

Whenever any dominating person (who disagrees with my design/coding) in the project takes leave for a week or more, I try to take the entire control of the project, and by the time the person comes back from the vacation, everything would be changed, and that person would almost see hell. Four years back, exactly the same day, my dev lead took leave for just one day, and I was shown hell.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Why Economic Reforms Could Not Change Life of Poor People?

Many people criticize economic reforms, saying that, it did not bring change to the life of poor people.

The reason why there was no change in the life of poor people is, economic reforms were not brought in the sectors that effect many poor people. There were no economic reforms in sectors like Agriculture, Transport, Education and Electricity. Unless we bring reforms in those sectors, poor people cannot develop. The sad thing is, many people are against reforms in those sectors.

If people are against the reforms and oppose in all the possible ways, then poor people will be like that only, and they blame it on the rich people (who became rich by the economic reforms).

If somebody fights to stay as poor, nobody can save them.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Profit By Rumours

In the movie, Broker, I saw the following, which I did not know before.

Industrialist (to Minister): Sir, we need a rumour that your ministry is stopping the subsidy given to our company.

Minister: If we stop the subsidy, it's loss to your company!

Then, Broker stops the minister

Broker: Rs.500 Crore

Industrialist: Excuse me

Broker: What you heard is true.

Industrialist: Why should I give you that much?

Broker: Now your company share value is Rs.250. In that your share is 25%. Remaining 75% is with the directors of your company and the shareholders. They are not agreeing with you for anything that you want to do. That means, you need 51% stake compulsorily in your company. You don't have the capacity to buy these shares at this rate. This rumour will help you to bring down the share value from Rs.250 to Rs.30. That's why today you came here for this rumour. If this rumour is spread, then you'll get a profit of Rs.2500 Crore. In that, our share is Rs.500 Crore.

Minister: Its just only 20%, quite common.

Industrialist: But a small ...

Broker: I understood what you want. Exactly after one month, after you buy those shares, Minister personally announces that this is a rumour. Is it okay?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Agriculture Policies Vs Marriage Laws

At the time of Independence, the tenants of agriculture land used to suffer because of the unfair practices of the landlords. For that purpose, government introduced laws which gives unfair advantage to the tenants.

In few decades, farming became the profession which gets the least income.

Since, many husbands are torturing their wives, government introduced laws like 498A (By which any husband can very easily be harassed by his wife), share of the husband's wealth to wife, and considering wife's opinion alone in case of divorce etc.

I will not be surprised, if there is no institution of marriage in few decades.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Growth in Infosys - 1991 Reforms

The following is an excerpt from the book, "A Better India: A Better World" by N.R.Narayana Murthy.

Between 1982 and 1992, Infosys revenues grew from a paltry $130,000 to $1.5 million, a factor of just 12 on a small base over a period of ten years. However, after the reforms, our revenues have grown from $1.5 million in 1992 to a likely figure of $4.1 billion in 2008, which is a factor of 2,700 over a period of sixteen years! Today, we are listed on NASDAQ. We operate in seventy countries and have over 88,000 employees comprising over ninety nationalities. We have created over 2,000 dollar millionaires and about 20,000 rupee millionaires through our employee stock option plans. We have beaten every MNC in India to be voted the best employer, the best managed company, the best in corporate governance, and the best in investor focus.

We pride ourselves as a shining example of all the good things that came out of the economic reforms of 1991.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rajya Sabha MP - How is it Useful?

Excerpt from

Once a reporter tried to convince me that Rajya Sabha seats were up for sale.

I didn't believe him one bit. He eerily quoted the very same Rs 100-crore figure (that's being bandied in the media recently) at that time itself.

The conversation went something like this...

"Who would want to buy an RS seat?"

"An industrialist, of course!"

"What will he gain?"

"A diplomatic passport for one."

"How is that helpful?"

"Well, that's great for travelling all over the world for doing international business seamlessly. It's a great boon. You wouldn't understand."

"That's all?"

"Well there's also the fact that you get to sit in the Rajya Sabha. Do you know that if a businessman tried to meet a Minister, he might never ever get an appointment? Here he meets all the Ministers every day. It's like an exclusive membership to the most powerful political club in India!"

He now seems to have a point. Today, even the Prime Minister is a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Imagine sitting and chatting with all the top politicians of the country on a regular basis. Now that would be really handy for business!

I'm still foxed about the Rs 100 crore figure, though. Has there been no inflation in over a decade? Or was it 40-50 crore at that time and he was exaggerating?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Social Service Vs Expecting Returns

Many people and media thinks, somebody is helpful, only if that person is going to lose something while doing the help. If that person gains even insignificant things while doing the help, then many consider them as just business people, and most of the media criticizes them as the one who sucks the blood of poor people for their profits.

Many people do not bother about "Win-Win" concept. Media sees, "Win-Lose" as the only social service. People miss the point that, if somebody is always losing while doing help, then they cannot do anymore help after a certain extent, because, they would lose everything that they have.

Many times, Media criticizes even the explicit "Win-Win" business proposals, because, the proposer is getting huge percentage of profit, whereas the other party is getting negligible. If we are worried more about what others getting, and not what we are getting, then we will never develop.

If we are worried about a politician (with good intent) is trying to retain his post by illegal methods, and if we bring down the good politician and give power to another inefficient or bad politician, our life would go down only.

If anyone is taking help from others, they must make sure that, others are not losing anything while doing the help. Then only, they can get help in long term.
If anyone wants to help others, they must make sure that, they do not lose anything while doing the help. Then only, they can help in long term.

There are only two types of social services. Politics and Business. Everything else is some variant of begging.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Social Service Vs Business

N.R.Narayana Murthy wanted to earn more money, and that's why he started Infosys. He never started it to develop the country or to uplift the middle class people.

Amir Khan have done programs like, "Satyameva Jayathe", to earn money in the name of the social service. He got paid in crores for those programs.

Britishers have constructed railway network and many other projects in India for their business purposes, and never to develop India.

P.V.Narasimha Rao bought MPs to retain his PM post, and never to serve India.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Parent State's Approval While Forming New State

Till 1955, in Article 3, it is mentioned that, when there is a state separation, the state's consent should be taken. It was changed during state reorganization that, union government does not need to take state's consent. The reason is, there were 550 princely states, and everything was going to be changed in building new India, and it is difficult to take state's consent for each and every small change. Near the border of any two states, if both the states claim it as part of their state, it becomes difficult to get the consent of that states. For that reason, they have amended the constitution so that, union government can reorganize the states without their consent. But, not to split the states like they want.

There was a discussion in Sarkaria Commission on whether it is must to take the consent of the parent state before separation or not. They mentioned that, union government should take the opinion of the state in separation. They also mentioned that, since, no state was formed without taking the consent of the parent state, they left it assuming this question won't arise. That is the spirit of the constitution. In one case, they may do it. But, that becomes precedent for the country. Tomorrow, if Delhi government does not like Karnataka, they would split into two. If they don't like Narendra Modi, they would split it into three. Is this the way for India to move forward?

The above is taken from the speech of Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan

Can I assume, if Telangana bill does not pass in AP Assembly, he would be against introducing the same in Parliament?

Friday, August 09, 2013

1991 Economic Reforms - Excerpt from A Better India Better World by N.R.Narayana Murthy

Everything is changed in a jiffy when the reformers led by Narasimha Rao waved their magic wands. Just in a matter of weeks we were in a new orbit unconstrained by the major debilitating forces. The government removed licensing in most sectors of the economy. Since 1991, I have not gone to Delhi to obtain a single licence from the government. The reforms provided full current account convertibility. In fact, today there is absolutely no restriction on any current account transaction. Even in the area of capital account convertibility, we hardly have any restrictions for corporations. Indian companies have been acquiring companies abroad like never before in the economic history of India.

The government, realizing the futility of mandating IPO prices, abolished the office of the CCI and allowed Indian companies to set the IPO price in consultation with their investment bankers. This has resulted in market-oriented pricing policies and has generated a lot of enthusiasm among entrepreneurs.

These major reforms have influenced Indian businesses in many ways. First, the reforms enabled our business leaders to spend their time in focusing on the market, innovation and employees rather than spending their time lobbying in the corridors of Delhi. Second, they removed uncertainty in business decisions forced by bureaucratic delays and whims. In other words, post reforms, businesses are much more in control of their own destiny than before. There is no climate of helplessness in the board rooms. The market is the primary determinant of the success of companies. Third, the reforms reduced the tyranny of rent-seeking and corruption to a large extent. Fourth, these policy changes made it easy for the entry of world-class multi-national companies (MNCs) into India.

Courtesy: A Better India: A Better World by N.R.Narayana Murthy

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Before 1991 - Pricing of IPO

The following is an excerpt from the book, "A Better India: A Better World" by N.R.Narayana Murthy.

In India, prior to 1991, there was a government officer in Delhi called the Controller of Capital Issues (CCI) who decided on the IPO price for Indian companies going public. This officer had very little idea of capital markets since he/she sat in Delhi while the capital markets were in Bombay, and he/she rarely travelled to Bombay or bothered to understand the dynamics of these markets. He/she would look at just the past performance of a company and allow a very low premium, if any, for the IPO pricing. Such a policy of government-determined IPO pricing was a disincentive for entrepreneurs who had to give up a large part of their equity to raise a small sums in the capital market. After all, capital markets are all about future potential rather than just about past performance.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Why Cannot Seemandhra Develop its Own Capital?

Most of the politicians are destroying India. But, once in a while, we get very good politician who fixes everything so that, even after he leaves the office, still for many years, the state/country will be in a better state. After a good person leaves the office, many people would try to get their share of the profit from the development done, and fight for that. Nobody bothers about continuing the same development.

The fight with Hyderabad is also very same. Many people say that, Most of the development is done by the private people and not by the government. There is no evidence that, Seemandhra people developed Hyderabad. So, Seemandhra cannot claim on the ownership of Hyderabad. And also, Seemandhra is going to get more money. So, it can be developed much better etc.

But, all these are never the root causes. The root cause is always, the bad policies of the government and not any other reason.

There are many arguments around whether Telangana people developed Hyderabad or Seemandhra people or people outside the state. "Who developed it" is never a question. Since, it is a capital, it has to be developed. In general, most of the development comes from the private organizations and private people. Again, it does not matter, from which area they have come. The other argument is, since, the development is coming from private people, a new capital can be developed with private organizations/people, and infrastructure can developed with the money that the new state gets. So, Seemandhra does not need Hyderabad.

The private investment can come only, if the government is good and it encourages the development. But, unfortunately, in India, we get one leader in one generation, who develops the state/country, and rest of the time, we just survive with what that good leader had done for the state/country.

If anyone wants to start a small school for 6th class students, the no.of approvals that they need to get from the government is huge. For very small things also, there are lot of dependencies with the government. If the head of the state aims to develop the state, everything would move fast. Otherwise, everything would stall. If the state is formed, and the CM is not for the development, then the situation would be worse, and the state will not have anything other than what they already had.

Not only the state government, but, also the union government should support for the development of the state. If Seemandhra wants to modernize Vijayawada airport or to make it international airport, union government must give full support. If Kurnool becomes capital, then, it must have good train connectivity (I am not asking for airport). Railway department has very bad history in this (since independence).

If the state government or union government is not for the development of the state, but for their pockets, then the state would be doomed, because of lack of infrastructure and developed city. Since, most probably, the next CM is not going to develop Seemandhra, the people of Seemandhra do not want to lose Hyderabad.

If we have good governance and free market economic policies, all these problems will not even exist. Since, we don't have them, Seemandhra is fighting for Hyderabad.

People can say that, if they elect a good leader, it would solve all the problems. But, if Seemandhra people ask the same question, there will not be any need to separate the state in the first place.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Before 1991 - Travel in Foreign Countries

The following is an excerpt from the book, "A Better India: A Better World" by N.R.Narayana Murthy.

If I wished to travel abroad even for a day, I had to make an application to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and wait for ten to twelve days. It was not always certain that I would get a positive response. I also had to submit a report on my trip abroad after I came back. A friend of mine was to travel to meet a few business prospects - a couple of them in Paris and one in Frankfurt. He obtained approval from the RBI for two days' stay in Paris and a one-day stay in Frankfurt. When he reached Paris, his second prospect asked him to meet him in Frankfurt since he had to leave for an urgent meeting there. The result was that my friend spent two days in Frankfurt and one day in Paris while the approval was for the reverse. When he returned to India and submitted his tour report to the RBI, he was issued a 'show cause' notice as to why he should not be prosecuted for violating foreign exchange regulations! It is unimaginable that we have moved from that era to the present one, when it has become extremely easy for Indian companies to do business overseas.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Before 1991 - The procedure to import a computer

The following is an excerpt from the book, "A Better India: A Better World" by N.R.Narayana Murthy.

We founded Infosys in 1981 to provide bespoke software development capability to customers in developed nations. To do so, our business required import of state-of-the-art hardware and software platforms from abroad, easy and hassle-free travel abroad to our customer sites by our staff, opening of overseas sales offices, and availability of a data communications infrastructure. Even though this industry was likely to provide India's large pool of technical talent good jobs with high disposable incomes, convincing the government that this was a godsend was easier said than done. Prior to 1991, one needed a licence to import computers. The process of obtaining a licence to import a computer was lengthy, arbitrary, expensive and sometimes corruption-prone. Generally, it took about three years and fifty visits to Delhi to obtain one. Assuming that the cost of each trip was about $1,000, it meant that importer had already paid a duty of at least 50 percent of the price of an imported computer (roughly $100,000) even before the computer had been ordered! This was not all. Since it took three years to obtain the licence, at least five to ten new models of every component of the system we were to import were likely to be released in the US market during the same period. But, changing the model number of even one component in the licence usually took at least nine to ten months! Thus, thanks to our bureaucracy, computer users in India remained at least two generations behind in any technology.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Conversation Between Two Babies in the Womb

In a mother's womb, there were two babies.

One asked the other: "Do you believe in the life after delivery?"

The other replies, "Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later."

"Nonsense," says the other. "There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?"

"I don't know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths."

The other says, "This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short."

"I think there is something and maybe it's different than it is here."

"No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere."

"Well, I don't know, but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us."

"Mother?? You believe in mother? Where is she now?"

"She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world."

"I don't see her, so it's only logical that she doesn't exist."

To which the other replied, "sometimes when you're in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Online Voting in the Elections

Many technical people want to vote in the elections online, so that, they don't need to go to their home town to vote, and they can save some time (Eventhough, it is three times in five years).

If online voting is introduced, then the election would boil down to a public auction of the constituencies.

If online voting is introduced, then all the voters would register for online. If anybody is not interested, then they would be given incentives to register for online voting. On the election day, all the candidates would offer money to the voters, if (and only if) they are going to vote for them infront of them. Since, whoever is going to pay is guaranteed to get the vote, it becomes like an auction of the vote. Finally, whoever buys maximum no.of votes will win in the election.

I am not surprised that the most developed countries in the world are not using EVMs and are still having paper based voting.

Monday, June 17, 2013

No Good Candidates in Elections - No Good Movies to Watch

If the three candidates from the top three political parties are bad, then let us declare that, there are no good candidates in the elections to vote.

If the six movies from the sons of the yesteryear heroes are not good, then let us declare that, there are no good movies to watch.

Let us close our eyes, and declare that, there is no light in the world.

Watched Kalavaramaye Madhilo, a nice movie.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dynasty rule in Congress Party

Many people criticize Congress Party for it's dynasty rule, saying it is a private property of Nehru-Gandhi family.

But, Non-Congress Members do not have any right to criticize the structure or dynasty rule in Congress Party. It is their internal matter, and Congress Members should worry about it, and not outsiders.

Nehru-Gandhi family is controlling like it is their private property. It is because, the members of the party have given complete rights to them to control it as a private property. That's why, they are controlling like that. Even while selecting a Chief Minister, all the MLAs take resolution that, they are giving the full power to the high command to select the Chief Minister. If we consider Democracy as respecting majority people's opinion, in Congress, majority people's opinions are respected. Nobody nominates against Sonia Gandhi for Congress President's post. It means, democratically, she became the president of Congress. If people say, nobody nominates out of fear, that is meaningless. To become a president, they need to have 50% of the supporters (assuming there are only two contestants). When they have half of the supporters, there is no need to fear.

However there are many things behind this.

Let's suppose, if a person is supported by 90% of the people, then many people would not prefer to fight against that person. From the career's perspective, if somebody is going to surely win, then it would be better to support that person to get some advantage. In this case, it was clear for everyone that, Sonia Gandhi would win anyway. Everybody wants to have proper relationship with her, and do not even bother to file nominations against her.

Another thing is, if there are significant no.of members against Nehru-Gandhi family, cannot they expel that family from the party?

Couple of years after Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister, the party got split into two. The other party disappeared later on. In 1977, after the lose in the elections, then president of Congress Party Kasu Brahmananda Reddy expelled Indira Gandhi. Then, she started her own party Congress (I). Later on the original Indian National Congress party has disappeared, and Congress (I) is renamed to Indian National Congress.

Even if the present congress members are successful in expelling Sonia and Rahul Gandhi from the party, they will start their own party and the original party would disappear, and their party only will survive.

The reason behind all this is, people are voting for Nehru-Gandhi family, and not to Congress Party. That's why, it became private property of that family. If you don't want Nehru-Gandhi family ruling the country, tell the people not to vote for them. Anything else is of no use.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Political Parties under RTI

I cannot understand, why do we need to bring political parties under RTI. Most of the political parties run with black money, and the white money that they have is an insignificant part. If we bring RTI, obviously, it would be applicable to only white money and not to black money. What can one do with the details of insignificant white money?

Last month, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) conducted an annual meeting and in that they announced that, for the last financial year, their income was little less than Rs.3 crore. Everyone knows that, their annual meeting itself cannot be conducted with Rs.3 crore. If anyone is interested in exposing them or take legal actions, this alone is enough. No need of RTI and the minute details of the income.

But, by bringing RTI in political parties, the honest political parties may suffer. If the donor details of the honest political parties are revealed, then the other political parties would go to those donors and demand more money. It would lead to the reduction of donations to the honest political parties.

If RTI is allowed for black money, then it would be of some use, and I would like to know the following by that.

If I want to contest in the elections (for MLA, MP or Chair-person), how much donation do I need to give to the party, and how much I have to pay to different leaders? And also, what are the rates for different constituencies?

How much did party pay the voters in different areas of the state? [It would be useful, to select the cheapest constituency.]

If I am not interested in direct elections, but, want to become an MLC or Rajyasabha MP, how much do I have to pay?

If I want to become a chairman of any government or government controlled organization, how much do I have to pay?

If I get this information, then it would be useful for me, so that I can plan how much money I have to earn to get a post. With the present scenario, if I file RTI, they would say, for my assembly constituency, they had spent Rs.10 Lakh for the election campaign. For obvious reasons, it is of no use for anybody.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Banning Hospitals Who Cannot Treat Well

Few days back, in Hyderabad, a person got chest pain and went to a hospital. The duty doctor could not diagnose it properly, and in two hours that person died. Now, I see requests from few people to ban the hospital.

There is a lot of difference among the doctors in their capabilities, experience and time needed to save a person. One cannot expect that, every doctor in the world should be able to save a person who is going to die in two hours. If that is the case, then we can close more than 90% of the hospitals.

If one is injured in a fatal accident, they won't go to an RMP doctor for the treatment. In the same way, if the disease is major, then they should go to only the best hospital. There is no point in going to a not so great hospital and then blaming that hospital.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Singapore Lokpal Bill

In 1982, In Singapore, LOKPAL BILL was implemented and 142 Corrupt Ministers & Officers were arrested in one single day. Today Singapore has only 1% poor people & no taxes are paid by the people to the government, 92% Literacy Rate, Better Medical Facilities, Cheaper Prices, 90% Money is white & Only 1% Unemployment exists.

I have seen many people sharing the above message. But, this is a hoax. You can search in google for more information. My post is not about whether it is hoax or not.

Those whoever created the above message wanted to say, Since, Singapore has strong Lokpal Bill and it is highly developed, and if we bring it in India also, we also becomes highly developed.

In the exact same way, I would say, since the rich person infront of my house has a watchman, and he had become very rich, and If I also hire a watchman, I also become very rich.

For a person to become rich, or an organization to grow, they need to do something to create wealth, by doing business, developing something, or inventing something new etc. Once, they get enough wealth, they can hire security to protect the wealth. But, if the security becomes too serious, and in the name of protecting Rs.1 Lakh, if they stop a customer who can generate a profit of Rs.1 crore, then they will soon loose everything.

When India has so many restrictions in doing business in many sectors including education, transport, agriculture, electricity etc., without bringing reforms in those areas, if we are going to bring strong anti-corruption laws, it is like, hiring more security personnel without doing anything to create wealth.

According to Heritage Foundation and Transparency International, in 2010, seven of the wolrd's ten 'least corrupt' countries were ranked among the top ten in 'business freedom'. Singapore is one country which is in top 10 in both. The ten most corrupt countries on the average had a business freedom rank of 154. India's rank was 167.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Picking up the Best Among the Available

Assume you are picking fast bowlers for Indian cricket team. What is the point of getting angry at Zaheer for being worse than Akram or Steyn. What matters for selection is whether he is better than the rest of Indian fast bowlers. As simple as that. 

Since Zaheer is worse than Dale Steyn, we have to go back in time and pick Debashish Mohanty.

This is exactly how people vote during the elections. Since, the candidate proposed by a good party is not as good as Mahathma Gandhi, so, we are going to vote for the leader who has lot of criminal charges.

First part is taken from

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Intentionally Under Performing Vs Spot Fixing

Two dominating countries in cricket are playing world cup final. The best bowler of one team is bowling to the best batsman of the other team. In the first over of the match, the bowler intentionally bowled in such a way that, the batsman can hit four. And, the batsman hit four.

Is this fair? Can we criticize the bowler for intentionally under-performing?

During that time, spot fixing was unaware. But, is it possible that, there was spot fixing?

Do we consider it as fair or unfair, based on whether the bowler got money or not, or whether the bowler bowled a bad ball intentionally or not?

Let's suppose, before the match, the bowler decided to bowl a bad ball in a particular over. Now, a bookie came and offered some money to bowl a bad ball in the same over. Now, will it be unfair on the part of the bowler, because, he has taken money for something, for which, he was planning to do anyway?

Another instance.

There are two neighbor countries, and any match between them is a very big thing in both the countries. They are playing in a world cup final. During the last over, when one team needs 13 runs in 6 balls, a moderately good batsman is batting, and a new bowler is bowling on the other side. That bowler has intentionally bowled in such a way that, the batsman can hit six, and the batsman hit six. He also bowled one wide before that. He gave 7 runs in 2 balls intentionally, when the opponent needs 13 runs in 6 balls.

If we ask the same questions, will the answers vary?

Third instance.

One country has two good bowlers, who played together in matches for their country. One of them intentionally bowls in such a way that, he can never get wickets with that kind of bowling. Other one bowls in such a way that, he can get wickets. If we look at the scorecard at the end of the match, one of them would have worse scores.

If we ask the same questions, what would be the answers?

In the first and second instances, let's suppose, if the batsman gets out for the next ball, will the answers vary?

In the third instance, if it is their strategy to tempt batsmen and take wickets, will the answers vary?

First Instance. The match was between India and Australia in 2003 world cup final. McGrath bowled to Sachin. After Sachin hit four, for the next ball, he was out, and match has taken a big turn in the very first over.

Second Instance. The match was between India and Pakistan in 2007 T20 world cup final. Joginder Sharma was bowling to Misbah-ul-Haq. First ball was wide, and then no run. Second ball was six, and third ball was out, and India won in the match.

Third Instance. The bowlers were Kumble and Srinath, and Kumble said this after he retired from cricket.

Do we praise them, just because, their strategy was successful? Let's suppose, if they were not successful for the exact same strategy, are we going to criticize them?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ram Charan Teja and the Software Engineers

Few days back, Ram Charan Teja's security people beaten two software engineers. Both have given their version of stories, and it is very interesting to compare them.

Version of Ram Charan Teja is taken from his press release video, and version of software engineers is taken from different news papers. For better clarity, the following is written in first person.

SW Eng: We were waiting at a red signal, and Ram Charan honked to make way for him. We could not give way due to red signal.

Ram Charan: There was one car with L board, and they did not move even after green signal.

SW Eng: At green signal, we moved, and Ram Charan overtook us and while overtaking, he yelled at us.

Ram Charan: While overtaking, I told them with signs that, "Don't practice driving at this busy road with L board."

SW Eng: Before the next signal, he stopped the car in front of our car, and did not let us go.

Ram Charan: At the next signal, I was waiting for red signal, and these people were repeatedly honking.

SW Eng: When we checked them, we saw Ram Charan making a phone call.

Ram Charan: Then, one person came and knocked on the glass window on my wife's side. His hair was not combed properly, and he does not have sandals or shoes. I don't know in which situation he was there, and I don't know what kind of threat is there.

SW Eng: In few mins, his security came and had beaten us.

Ram Charan: I called my security and asked them to deal with them. In that scuffle, their shirt might have torn.

News Papers say that, the software engineers did not file any complaint, because, it is of no use to file complaint against a celebrity, who is a son of another big celebrity and union minister.

Ram Charan: I did not complain, keeping in view of their careers. If a cycle hits car or car hits cycle, it is the mistake of the car.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

[Humour] Route to 112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey

Vice-Chancellor of Princeton University got a call at mid night. The other person was asking for the route to "112, Mercer Street". Immediately after hearing that question, he got up and asked,

"I don't know who you are. But, why do you want to disturb such a big personality at this time".

It was the address of Albert Einstein.

The reply was,

"I am Albert Einstein. I forgotten the route to my house".

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Taking care of Society without taking care of their House

We enjoy the fruits of the great people who have sacrificed their lives and left their families, for a better world, and then we criticize them, "First take care of your house and then try to change the world."

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Faridabad and Gurgaon - India Grows at Night

Faridabad and Gurgaon are two adjoining towns on the outskirts of Delhi. In 1979, Faridabad had an active municipal government, fertile agriculture and a direct railway line to the national capital. It also had a host of industries, and a state government that was determined to make it a showcase for the future. Gurgaon, on the other hand, was a sleepy village with rocky soil and pitiable agriculture. It had no local government, no railway link, no industries, and its farmers were impoverished. In 1979, the state of Haryana divided the old political district adjoining Delhi. It gave the better half to Faridabad; the worse half became Gurugaon.

Thirty years later, Gurugaon has become the symbol of a rising India. It has dozens of shiny skyscrapers, twenty-six shopping malls, seven golf courses, and automobile showrooms of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. It has 30 million square feet of commercial space and is home to the world's largest corporations. Faridabad remains a sad, scraggly, would-be town, groaning under a corrupt, self-important municipality.

Gurgaon's disadvantage has turned into an advantage. It had no local government, nor planning authority. It was more or less ignored by the state government until it became successful and then only as a source of graft. This meant less red tape and fewer bureaucrats who could block development in Gurgaon.

Courtesy: India Grows at Night by Gurucharan Das

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Buying Time of the Loved Ones

The following is a good and old story on not spending time with the loved ones. What I wanted to write is at the end of this.

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: ‘Daddy, may I ask you a question?’

DAD: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the man.

SON: ‘Daddy, how much do you make an hour?’

DAD: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the man said angrily.

SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

DAD: ‘If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’

SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: ‘Daddy, may I please borrow $25?’

The father was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00, and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

‘Are you asleep, son?’ He asked.

‘No daddy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the man. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $25 you asked for.’

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

‘Why do you want more money, if you already have some?’ the father grumbled.

‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

‘Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Do remember to share that worth of your time with someone you love. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for, could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But, the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Try to apply this on anyone who is not spending enough time with you. They would criticize you left and right for making everything as business and always thinking in monetary terms only.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

What if you don't win in the elections?

One of the very good responses that I heard for the question, "What if you don't win in the elections?". General people may think that, a single vote may not have that much value. But, all the politicians give lot of value to even for that single vote.

I want to make it very expensive for the other political parties to compete. They are right now eating lot of money and also splurging lot of money in campaigning. I want to make them splurge lot more than what they are splurging. I want them to feel the pinch. Even if I don't win, if they win, I will make it very hard for them to make money. So, they will be splurging lot more than what they are doing right now, and in addition to that, they will not be able to make more money than what they are doing right now. That means, the business of politics will not be so opportunistic any more. So, they will have to find out something else to become rich quickly.

- Dilip Sankarreddy

Friday, January 25, 2013

Agreements Between Rajiv Gandhi and N.T.Rama Rao for 1984/85 Elections

In 1984 August, N.T.Rama Rao was removed from C.M. post by Nadendla Bhaskara Rao with the support of Indira Gandhi. Within a month, N.T.R became C.M. again, because, Nadendla could not prove his majority in the assembly. After N.T.R. became C.M second time, he started getting trouble from the MLAs who supported him when Nadendla rebelled. They behaved in such a way that, N.T.R was in his position because of them. He got frustrated with them, and wanted to get a fresh elections to prove himself and to expel those MLAs.

At the same time, Rajiv Gandhi was also asking for early elections to utilize the sympathy of assassination of Indira Gandhi. For the early elections for A.P. State Assembly, Rajiv Gandhi had few conditions, and N.T.R. accepted them.

TDP should not put any strong candidates to three leaders of Congress Party. They are P.V.Narasimha Rao (Hanumakonda), Siva Sankar (Medak) and Jalagam Vengala Rao (Khammmam). TDP gave Hanumakonda to BJP and Khammam to CPM. It put a mandal leader in Medak. But, with the sympathy that NTR had, TDP won in Medak, and BJP won in Hanumakonda. However, CPM lost in Khammam, and Jalgam Vengala Rao won there. In that elections, BJP won only in two seats in the entire country, and Hanumakonda is one of them. The two great Prime Ministers of India (P.V.Narasimha Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee) lost in this election.

N.T.Rama Rao should not go to any other state for publicity. Due to personal friendship, he had to go to Kolar of Karnataka on the invitation of Rama Krishna Hegde. For going there, he got a call from Delhi on why he went there.

Elections for the Parliament and Assembly should not happen at the same time. Elections for Parliament happened in Dec 1984, and for Assembly, it happened in March 1985.

Courtesy: NTR tho Nenu (Me with NTR) by H.J.Dora

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A.P. Verdict in 1977 and 1984 Elections

In A.P. politics, there are two instances, where A.P. has given completely different verdict when compared to the entire country. In 1977, when the entire country voted against Congress, in A.P., Congress won 41 seats out of 42. In 1984, after the death of Indira Gandhi, when the entire country voted for Congress Party, in A.P., it lost very badly. TDP and it's alliances won 36 seats and TDP became the Chief Opposition Party. That was the first time and probably the only time, when a regional party was the Chief Opposition Party.

During the emergency, Jalagam Vengalarao was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He has taken enough measures to reduce the impact of emergency in A.P. When all the leaders were arrested in the entire country, in A.P., he did not do the same thing. When Indira Gandhi asked him, why he was not arresting the leaders, he responded saying, why to give unnecessary importance and make them as big leaders by arresting them. Because of him only, in the elections after emergency, Congress won with a great majority in A.P.

Two and half months before the assassination of Indira Gandhi, she played major role in removing N.T.Rama Rao from C.M. post and gave support to Nadendla Bhaskar Rao to become C.M. After one month, When Nadendla Bhaskara Rao was asked to prove his majority in the Assembly, he could not prove and N.T.Rama Rao became Chief Minister again. N.T.Rama Rao got the sympathy that, he was unfairly removed from C.M. post by Indira Gandhi. Because of that, even after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, A.P. people voted for N.T.Rama Rao.

Courtesy: NTR tho Nenu (Me with NTR) by H.J.Dora

Thursday, January 03, 2013

If Telangana Movement Continues the Same way They Get Telangana

Till some time back, I used to hate KCR and his supporters. After I moved out of Telangana, I changed my opinion. Now, I say, KCR and Kodandaram should take the movement in the same way for next 3-4 years, and then the process for the separate state should be started.

My main worry and the worry of other people who are from coastal andhra and rayalaseema is Hyderabad. Till 1996, the present costly areas in Hyderabad like Madhapur, Kondapur and Gachibowli were either forests or hills. After Chandrababu Naidu made a mistake of developing Hyderabad, instead of developing Kuppam, Chittoor, or Tirupathi which are very near to Chennai, KCR started the Telangana movement, and Telangana people are demanding separate Telangana with Hyderabad. Everybody is ready to form a separate state with all the backward districts. But, KCR and his supporters never want that. They want separate state with their chosen districts and Hyderabad exclusively. If anyone demands the capital exclusively, it is plain robbery.

Recently, I realized that, if the movement continues for another 3-4 years, then coastal area people will not lose anything.

Till 2004, the land rates between Vijayawada and Guntur were very less. After that, they almost touched sky. All the real estate agents, used to say that, Telangana state may come at any time, and capital would be formed at Vijayawada. You will get 10 or 20 times to what you buy now. Whenever TRS won in the elections (They contested almost every year since 2004), the land rates used to go up significantly. When they lost, it did not go down significantly. Telangana movement helped people to get better price for the land they have.

Since, Andhra people's main worry is, they are not interested in losing the developed area, the Telangana supporters decided to make it undeveloped. Once Hyderabad becomes undeveloped, andhra people will not ask for Hyderabad. Then, nobody would object for Telangana, and a separate state would be formed.

PS: In this post, which sentence is sarcastic and which sentence is serious is left to the reader as an exercise.