Saturday, November 29, 2008

What went wrong in Mumbai?

It is really unfortunate to see the Mumbai incidents.  I am thinking about what went wrong. Why is that we were not able to sense anything about this attack?  Mumbai blasts are not everything, it just means that we have very difficult neibhourhood.  

Let us curse the leaders who didnt close Kashmir issue, they wanted name, fame and stopped the war, leaving kashmir an unifinshed business. Then the bangladesh seperation saw them yelling at us. We are really stupids that we are not that proactive. We have been reactive.  Let someone do something for us and then we fight. Perils of too much of freedom and corrupted political conditions.

We should always remember that, blaming pakistan is not always the only option we have. Let us grow from there.  Look, even pakistan is bleeding now. Pakistan political system is not really strong enough to curtail all this. 

We must have sabotage plans, let us have our people into the so called terrorist groups. let us have decent networking into their world. It is time we need to be more smart. Every life is important for us. 

Task is not simple. some of my thoughts.
  1. Let us provide proper opportunities to the poor muslim community. The rich onces are rich and  do not need any help.
  2. Let our muslim leaders prevail the thoughts of our muslim brothers. Let no poor heart bend towards them for money or something else.
  3. Seriously implement family planning, especially in the poor and not so educated muslim community.
  4. Let us not treat Islam as our enemy. It is those deviated minds causing troubles to us. When we should at "Islam terrorism" why are we not shouting againt "Nehru, Gandhi" families for their unfinished job?  
  5. Solve Kashmir, its really burning many people. Either we occupy POK or leave J & K to make another nation in the middle. Probably we have to go with first option. Let us close the issue ASAP.
  6. People should avoid electing junk leaders. Let no "Rahul" or "Jagan" rule us. Enough is what their parents have done to us. let us look at new blood. No more dynasty rules. Father and son are not the same. we shouldnt be stupids to keep future of our country into some ones hand because of their dynasty. Let us elect young leaders with fresh outlook.Enough is enough with all these old leaders.
  7. Remove poverty, if you think you do not have enough work here,then train people and export them. let the world be full of indian workforce. 
  8. Let us be critical at international events. Let us start getting confidence and influencing the world. 

Let us fight back

Days look gloom. Various reasons. Mumbai blasts claiming around 200 lives in Mumbai, the economical capital of India and also the industry conditions.

It is time, individuals need to be more careful. It is certainly not party time. We are yet to see the worst. Let us keep our jobs safe, reduce expenses and have enough savings to pay our EMIs at least for 6 months even without job.

We need to be more careful about what we do. Let us make ourselves as inevitable so that our jobs are safe, and then our employers will become inevitable for their customers and that makes we surpass the difficult times with less pain. 

It means, we work seriously, take the learning's well and work hard and smart. Going forward, it is going to be no more 9 to 5, 5 days a week work life. We might need to work more and more.

On my personal account, I have decided to move on.  Everyone asked me, are you doing the right thing, but I have no other choice. Banks have increased EMIs, and expenses for livily hood are  not the same as it was before. I had some other other personal issues as well. I had difficulties in getting relieved from my present employer. I was kind of inevitable for them. I have been going through difficult times for the last few months and needed to fight issue by issue.

It is my little son comforting me  all these difficult months. It is altogether different world with kids at home. They mend relationships, make you forget your worries and give the energy to fight back.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chiranjeevi, Hero or Villain

AP politics are getting spicier, with so many movie actors trying to test their luck into politics. Chiru started his own party after long long long long thought process and is still seem to be a fresher into politics. 

There is Balakrishna, making his thanksgiving to chandrababu naidu who helped him out of Bellam konda suresh shoot out case.(Still people say that Bellamkonda suresh is having a bullet in his body even now).

There is krishna and company, who are having some benefits related with their padmalaya studios, and hence will provide support to congress.

And we have other opposition parties like CPM,CPI who are not able to make up their minds that well. Though CPM looks decided,CPI (or should we say it is Narayana) still looking out for alternate options.

And as usual, you can never ever trust Mr. KCR, one of the shameless guys on earth. Add Devender goud, who felt he will never make it to No 1 in TDP so has his own party now. He want to try out his luck as well.  No problem, if he wins he will win, if he loses, he will lose few acres of land (He belongs to Ranga reddy district and is a landlord).

Coming back to chiranjeevi, he looks to be a real villain rather than a hero in AP political movie. Look at the strategy of YSR before last elections. He did all stupid things he can do to join all opposition parties together. He even did magic to get support from Naxalites.

Opposition is split into multiple parts and it obviously helps YSR. But  it might most probably push the state into hung assembly.

But if chiru is trying out his capacity by stating that he is the reall opposition and will go alone in elections etc and all these statements are just to increase his spread in the state and if he goes into an alliance with TDP, it makes lot lot lot difference to the state. And I am damn sure it will say THE END to YSR.

KCR will go with any one, all that he speaks is meaningless. so instead of listening to him and making out decisions, it is always better to see what is his action. He might even go with Congress if he feels congress is stronger than other parties.

My personal wish was, Chiru joining JP (lok satta party), they have good policies and I wish Lok satta winning some seats this time. If Chiru joined Lok satta, it could have been a big boost for cleaner politics.

Chiru might say many things, might do visits to many places (so as any other leader). But even if he wins CM post, will he ever be able to make any difference to the state? I am doubtful. We do not have the vacuum that was present at the time of NTR, making TDP. TDP came into picture when the market was kind of Black and White TV.  so TDP was like a color TV and got success.

But now the situation is different, we got lot more options, LCD,HDTV etc, so  success will be difficult for him.

If chiru wins the election and becomes CM, he will be Hero in politics, otherwise certainly he will be  a villain. Because he will not let TDP win as well. 

Well, I am not for any particular party, but just sharing some thoughts

Career move

IT Industry looks dull day by day, and I strongly believe worst is yet to come. We are going to see lot more news about bulk firing at work places.  Present finance domain crisis is going to hurt most of the Indian companies who do business with headcount. More people, more work hours, more revenue model is not really scalable and is going to have problems time to time.

Indian companies need to start next level evolution into software industry. We got hell lot of IT people in India who are competent. we need to break the walls of packaged software where we need to pay huge amount to get licenses.  Open source is there to help us, we need to leverage on open source concept and charge on the services. It is about committing to Open source, creating more open source projects and gaining expertise into the code base of existing open source projects.

This will help us various myths like the software giants like MS are doing great job in writing software.  It is high time we change the way software is created and used. Let the client get benefit out of free software,but let him pay usual project changes to you. 

Well, looking back at the present market condition, we have lay offs, no salary hikes, more companies moving towards variable pay structure, no promotions kind of stuff.

Not many people are interested to jump companies now. TO BE safe, staying with the same company, even if it means you draw less salary because of the industry slow down.

Not many on site opportunities, reducing bench counts, stopping later/fresher recruitment drives, creating more stubborn processes (like attendance systems, daily work reports etc) seem to be order of the day. 

Few weeks back when I decided to move on, my boss was asking me to look at the market condition and think over the decision again. But I am decided, it is the tough times that make us better. Unless we fight, we never win, isn't it?

Last few weeks, I am breaking my head over, Mule ESB (Java), Symfony (PHP based web framework) and little bit of few other things as well. 

I am trying to foresee the industry and where will I be in the immediate future. I will be creating software which is relatively better, learning about open sources more and trying to be an active Committer to open source etc.   I also have plans to start something of training sort into little bit of high end sutff (Spring,Hibernate,JBPM, Mule, Struts,PHP etc) but looking for like minded people who can join me in this effort.  

When industry is dull, you can conduct training sessions for engineers unlike freshers kind of training at Ameerpet University.

Let me see what happens, couple of more weeks before I say  bye to infy