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Why people? Not leaders

The events that are happening in this southern part of India are really sad. There are leaders who are trying to make this visibility and political career with the separate state and the united state arguments. Unfortunately, the students and the people are becoming scapegoats and are loosing their lives in the name of sacrifices. Surprisingly the so called leaders who are on hunger strike for more than a week are suddenly finding lot of energy to walk and run away to different places. I am not sure if they are born with lot of energy to live without food for that many days. I have tried this (living on without eating any food but with water alone) an year back or so but was about to live normal for 3 or 4 days but not more than that. These guys I believe are are pretending hunger strikes. And poor people believe this as true and thinking that either seperate statehood is good or bad, jumping into agitation mode. Irony is that there are people around 100 or more than that who committe

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Here is the snap of my 2nd son.

Chrome on ubuntu

It is nice to see the chrome beta released with support for Linux. I installed in my laptop immediately once I found about it in some discussion on LinkedIn. Its beautiful, it is faster, and I can read eenadu as well without any problem. The faster time to load an application is always an advantage. with lesser memory footprint chrome is really impressive. I am loving it.


21-12-2012, is it going to be the real dooms day? or it is just another myth, that never comes true? Some people/groups are trying to figure out the what will cause the great disaster ever humans have seen. A great galactical alignment where the sun comes into the center of milky way (our galaxy) causing a great distrubance. they claim this happens every 26,000 years. Also researchers are finding Mayan calender ending on this same day. Nostradamus predictions, mayan calender ending on 2012 and what ever is happening now a days (earth quakes, tsunami, famines, floods) are indications of great dooms day. pyramids of egypt, mayan calender, last book of nostradamus all are referring to the great dooms day at the end of year 2012. Year 2012 also signifies the 3 eclipses that occur on this year. 1 Total eclipse of the sun 2.Venus eclipse against sun 3.Grand eclipse of sun at the center of the galaxy. Also they claim that older generation people like mayan civilization etc have clearly under

Cheap calls

When you are away from home, you can think of cheaper and reliable alternatives to call home. Few options: Ubuntu: Diamond card , you can use twinkle, QuteCom or Ekiga as your SIP client /soft phone software in ubuntu. I found twinkle better in ubuntu 9.10 Diamond card is a SIP based VOIP provider with cheaper rates. I can call india at INR 1.21, this is kind of very cheap or can compare with STD charge in some parts of India. Now a days concept of local and STD calls is disappearing with a country wide local rates. Windows: Busta , I think it comes with its own client which is available for windows platform. I haven't found a linux based client for busta. Skype, yahoo etc are the default soft phone solutions general users can think of, but their tariff seems to be on the higher end. skype has ubuntu version, I do not think yahoo is available as softphone in ubuntu. There are lot of other alternatives available on internet, if we type SIP and cheap internet calls, we are so many a

ICE Hockey at Vaxjo

This evening, we watched ice hockey match in vaxjo. It was very exciting, though weather was cold, it was a good match that resulted in home team (Vaxjo lakers) win by 5-4. Thanks to Boss media for arranging the tickets and for Sebastian for giving company. Thought of posting few snaps, but there was a minor glitch in the camera, so no photos for now. Well, some of the snaps of the last weekend trips to few areas in sweden are available on madhava's picasa albums. Jonshoping-Visingso trip on sunday Kosta boda(glass factory) and Oland (an island in eastern part of sweden) I have been little bit busy and little bit lazy to post anything on my blog. But atlast the vaxjo lakers victory made me post something again on this blog.

Greater Hyderabad Updates

There are few updates I would like to blog about the greater hyderabad. After formation of the greater hyderabad (MCH is now GHMC), ghmc website was not integrated with newly added suburb muncipalities. Atleast for 2 years I was waiting to see "Rajendra Nagar" in the drop down list (or say upparpally to be specific). I never had that luxury. But when I checked again today, there are lots of updates. I could see Rajendra nagar in the dropdown list. I could check my property tax amount on ghmc website (this was add few months back) and also there is a payment option for the newly created property tax numbers (called PTIN). It is great isn't it? Now I can raise complaints that are very local to me. GHMC website really looks stable. I am very happy to see this IT development. On the other side, water board website is still with errors. I needed to call local water board manager to get my CAN (customer account number or something) for my house water connection. He was kind en

Life breakers

Why should I care for these speed breakers(I call them life breakers)? Well, I struggled like hell to get the road built. Fought with GHMC and met people and was in touch regularly with officials until it is built. Now few weeks back guys in chaitanya vilas colony built hurdles in their colony (5 speed breakers in less than 100 meter distance with 3 curves). This inspired few guys in my colony to demand treasurer to give money to build speed breakers(as they call it) in our colony as well. Is it a fashion in colony road? I am not sure. Is it acceptable to cite 1 or 2 errant drivers and troubling everyone. Can I take my pregnant wife on this road to hospital or shopping? Any one cares? God please help!  

Ideas for sustainable development - Cities

Few thoughts that are floating in my mind regarding development. 1. Pollution control : Govt should proactively buy/replace all the outdated vehicles. Look at no of scooters, auto rikshaws that leave smoke like a serious fire incident (If it is a developed nation, for sure there will be hell lot of fire alarms because of these vehicles). 2. Making life easy for vehicle owners/drivers. Let them drive without fear. Make rules simple. I always wonder why one need to pay fine if he forgets to have copy of insurance or RC book with him. If system is automated enough, it should be able to identify if he has valid documentation or not. If not(no insurance for that particular vehicle) then police can charge fine for that. Also if pollution certificate is not available, it is better to do the test on the fly and charge for the test. If test fails, then vehicle should be sent to garrage for repairs at the owner's cost. This will save millions of people from unwanted embarrassment followed b

Giving it back - Bhallan pally

My recent visit to Bhallan pally village, Mahabub nagar district gave me more in sight into what the schools in the village require. Yes it is my native place and my parents live here. Last few days (or one week), I have been busy spending my evenings exploring various shops for buying some teaching material and books for my schools (Primary and High schools). Here is a list of items that bought. 1. Vernier calipers - 2 2. Screwguague - 2 3. Magnets (Bar and Horse shoe) 4. Pendulum 5. Stop watch 6. Metal ball and ring 7. AID (Association of India Development) kit worth Rs 400/- 8. Spring balance 9. Thermo meters - 2 10. Min, max thermometer. 11. Magnesium sheet 12. Chemistry model making material (60 balls and sticks) 13. Litmus papers 14. Biology charts -8 15. South america chart -1 16. Paper charts -20 (includes periodic table, maps and other related items). 17. Good student - telugu motivational books by B.V.Pattabhiram. -3 copies 18. Wings of Fire - Telugu version - 2 copies

Website review: India development Gateway

While looking at SSA AP , I got a link to Govt. maintained website called "India development gateway" . It really looks cool and informative. Home page of this site looks like this (at the time of this blog writing). Here is a telugu screenshot. It seems to be very much informative. Contains information on farming,agri loans etc.

Exploitation of the society

Last sunday I happen to watch Saraswathi's documentary called "coastal under attack". It was an interesting movie exposing the problems of the coastal villages where people lost their land, livelyhood etc because of the large scale industrialization. People lost their lands, almost by force. Though there are "hearings" to know people opinions, everything (should I say most of them) are manipulated. We can always argue about the immediate need of more GAS, more POWER and more chemical companies but as Rakesh rightly put it "At whose cost?". Are these people inferior than us in hyderabad? If it is we in big cities who use most of the GAS, POWER then why these village people on coastal corridor are suffering?. Rakesh argued about having a nuclear reactor right here in Jubilee Hills or in ISB (Indian School of Business, this Context came when Krishnan of ISB argued about the necessity of the industrialization). Well, I view this as a controllable inevita

Execute it,Please

Pranab Ji's latest budget (introduced in parliament yesterday) is more focused on rural development, agriculture and infrastructure development. It doesn't make much difference for common man/Middle class, It is nice to see infrastructure and rural development taking highest priority. Well, results depend on how this funds are distributed across states and spent effectively. Boils down to reducing the corruption in the money utilization and providing quality implementation of the schemes. I hope things get better for the people who really need help and guidance.

SSA(Sarva shiksha Abhiyan) Procedure on community projects

At last we got the mehdipatnam school work started by another contractor.Privious contractor intentionally delayed the work even after having the payment done before itself. it is painful process but if you have the desire to help the society it is a good effort. Please see if you can help some govt school by constructing class rooms or so and get the children from these schools get good education. It helps building our nation. Well, here is the procedure (as i thought) for the same. SSA (Sarva Shikha Abhiyan) and RVM (Rajiv Vidya Mission) are names represent same govt entity. 1. Identify the work to be done (school related work). 2. Decide on what % of expense the group can bear. 20:80 or 30:70 etc. 3. Approach district SSA office with a request letter for the work with your organization credentials. Attach artifacts of previous history and activities of the group that are relevant. 4. SSA District office head is 'Project Officer'. SSA will take time 1 to few weeks to visit th

Learnings of Abhinav

It is a great learning for me day by day and the tutor is Abhinav my 15 month old son. Very cute and dynamic. He finds a job for himself when he is not sleeping. The way he is descovering the world makes me think a lot. His findings are. 1. For every switch you have associated light, fan or AC. So when you press a switch look around to figure out which one is associated with it. 2. World is full of switches, without switches you do not have the world. wondering? He experimented with computer key board and coupe of mouses as well. When you pluck out the keys out, you will agree with abhinav. 3. When you want something, you will get it. But you must want it to get it. (Ofcourse you need to try out, Abhinav uses crying as his best tool). 4. Mother is for feeding and father is for playing. It might be universal. Abhinav believes this and still experimenting. 5. Birds of same feathers flock together. Abhi loves to see and play with other kids. Yes, some times he doesnt care for parents as w

Recover windows 2003 Active Directory admin credentials

Hmm, ever wondered what will happen if you forget admin credentials that too of win2k3 server that serves your organization? Silly it shouldn't happen at all, but what if it happens? I was facing a similar issue few days back. It is like confirmation of my short memory. I forgot the password... :-( Recovery process is little tricky. Machine password is different and windows 2003 AD administrator password is different (or stored differently..). If you are the genuine owner and really lost password, here is the solution (compiled from Internet and it worked for me). 1. If you know the local admin credentials, good you can move to step 3 2. If not a. Download the b. Unzip the file, it contains ISO image, burn it into CD. (If you are a VMWare or other virtual software user, then just point your vm image CD drive to this ISO image). c. using BIOS settings, make sure your CD drive is the first boot device. d. Restart your system. e. Follow the instructions

Mixed results

I am kind of disappointed to see the congress getting power again in the state. While I do not have proper alternative, Future of the state is might be at risk. I have suffered enough while dealing with govt offices. Govt employees are not doing their jobs well. Most of the offices are highly corrupted, if the same trend continues, it might not be good for the state. One of my neighbour was telling that state needs around 30k crores of rupees immediately to put things in place. Is Y.S.R govt going to get rid of the so called welfare schemes to manage the deficit? or new type of taxes? May be politics are like that, It is difficult to get the right people at the right place. I strongly believe Y.S.R alone cannot make the state better. Throwing money and building some huge canals/dams certainly helps but that is not 100% of what state really needs. Everyone must have rights and responsibilities. Exposing people to only one side (rights) may not be the right thing. In may places in the

Another corruption case - metro water employee

There is one guy called Anjaneyulu, Work inspector, Metro water works department. This guy took 2000/- from each new house in our colony to get water connection as we are getting new roads in colony. In order to avoid digging of the road afterwards we felt it is good to get connection beforehand itself. This guy came to our colony as if he is on his duty, and took the money. He slowly revealed that he will get receipt for only 500/- and remaining is for expenses ( I do not know what type of expenses cost him that much). But he didnt get the receipts and also he didnt turn up in the colony for providing the connection. Incase if you are in Rajendra Nagar circle, please do not pay bribe to this guy. He is worth nothing. If you need any help dial 155313 (prefix 040) for customer care and ask for guidence. Yes, I am not the task to get this guy punished, will lodge a complaint in their office near Maithrivanam. btw his contact number is 9010224222, you can call him and shout at him. :-). G

Ubuntu 9.04, sweet but painful...

I upgraded my laptop from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 that is released recently. Downloaded the DVD image and burnt into DVD and upgraded to 9.04. It removed few issues that i felt always with 8.10. Most important one is too much of boot up time. This issue is fixed with 9.04. But then I had altogether new set of issues. I actually had 8.10 kubuntu, then installed gnome desktop, then it became ubuntu. Also installed Eduntu stuff and lot of community stuff (whether i used it or not, installed lot of software that I felt useful). So though the migration was easy, 2 days back when I hibernated my laptop, it didn't come up again. It was a touch thing for me. Used the DVD and tried to rescue the laptop. There was some problem with Xserver and then with usplash.. After few trial and errors it looked fine. Hibernated session was restored back. This time, i thought of removing software that i am not using at all. But it caused one more major issue, that is blank screen issue. It looks fine while

New road in the colony

At last, some good news now a days even in recession period and despite the election season. We are getting new road in our colony. It is great to see the work progressing last few days. It is difficult to manage the work, rather than getting the approvals.

Emergency numbers for Rajendra Nagar and specially for Sri Venkateswara Enclave

Please keep the following numbers handly in case of any emergency. Petrolling vehicle number :9490617364 /9948064760 Rajendra Nagar police station: 040-24015333 Cyberabad helpline: 040-27853418 / I was told that we can even call 108. Please note dialing 100 will not work for us as we fall in cyberabad area (police have this seperation while there is no revenue division with the name cyberabad). if you dial 100, u will be given the cyberabad help line number and asked to dail that number. It is a stupid thing with police. Other important numbers: Street lights: Imran (Superviser) : 9866023340 - first preference Call center: 040 - 24577623 - second preference Contractor Yadaiah : 939136392 - contractor will give pointers in case if above 2 numbers are not picking the phone Ambedkar - Engineer : 9989930672 - Head for electricity for Rajendra Nagar circle Power line/Transformer (APCPDCL) 24hr helpline :9396440728 Srinu 939404756 Drainage and other civil works: Work in

Who will win?

Tomorrow is the 2nd phase elections in India and Assembly elections few states of India including Andhra Pradesh. There is money, alcohol and power playing role in this election as well. When it comes to Andhra Pradesh, Y.S.R wants to be king again and it was kind of sure few weeks before. But as we progress towards the elections there are various factors that are looking like working against Y.S.R. Personally I would prefer chandra babu to be chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is a good administrator and knows how to extract work from every employee. At present Govt offices are not running properly. No one cares to attend to citizen requests. Every where (or most of the places) corruption has become very common phenomenon. If Y.S.R wins again, state will go bankrupt without any doubt. While I am not happy about the COLOR TV scheme by chandrababu, because it is still kind of luxury to have color TVs and is not a common need for the people. Instead if he has promised something like R

Drinking License

It might look like nonsense but this idea has flashed into my mind few weeks back and its keep coming, so that i could record it. Most of the Indian middle class, poor segment people are affected by the bad habit of drinking often causing disturbances in the family and also heinous crimes. If you look at the real issue here is that, people are drinking at the cost of the family. If you have lots of money and drink occassionally it is fine but if you do not have enough money and put all your daily/monthly earnings into buying some more alcohol, it doesn't look fair at all. So there must be some control by the state and one solution possible is issuing licenses for drinking. Well, the idea is that every BAR and WINE shop should be automated and every purchase should record the drinking license of the customer. Like PAN card or Credit Card, every person who is interested to drink should apply to the Government for drinking license, based on the economic conditions of the applicant he

General Elections 2009 Useful information for voters

Did you register yourself as voter? are you sure it is available in the voter list? If you do not want to get disappointed at the last moment at polling booth, please check the links below. for the people in GHMC range. Rest of Andhra pradesh or Well, now if your name is present in the list, but you do not have voter id card, do not worry, please get id proof as allowed by election commission. 1.Passport 2. Driving license. 3.Service Id card/Company id card by state govt/central govt employees/public limited companies. It must be with photograph. 4. Bank passbooks (if you hold a bank account in govt owned bank, you must be familiar with passbooks). Well, by availing your vote, you are delivering one of your responsibility in democratic system. Voting is a responsibility, It is also fun. Please use your vote. easy to say reasons but please, please no excuses. If yo

Election commission websites are down

Yes, If you are an admirer of IT applications at Govt departments, then you are for disappointment when you see the election commision websites are not accessible or facing technical problems. There was a link for searching latest updations into the voterlist (as of 30th march 2009) it actually is just redirecting to another site called . This link worked as of yesterday and supprisingly it stopped working from yesterday evening (as my neibhour says) and i see this website not at all accessible. I tried to ping it ( with no luck. Then i searched on election commission of india website. there is a search option available but then it throws up technical errors. Also it is prompting me enter credentials. Now see the condition, for the enthiastic voters there is no easy way of getting their polling booth number/name and whether his/her name is there in the list (especially if you have applied for voter aft

My Dream Government*

Chief minister : Mr. Chandra babu naidu Revenue : Mr.Rajesekhar Reddy Finance : J.P Cultural : K.C.R Youth Affairs : Chiranjeevi Auditing : Raghavulu and Narayana Won't it be good to see all our leaders sharing the responsibility rather than fighting. if they work sincerly for 10 years, I am damn sure our state will be on par with developed nations.

Let us win

I some how have gut feeling that our guys in politics (should we call them leaders?) are not up to the mark (most of them, with few exceptions). But then we need to elect someone, so we need to choose the better one among the bad guys. It is little difficult job. I went to GHMC Rajendra Nagar cirlce office to get updated vote list of my colony (I am the General Secretary of Sri Venkateswara Enclave, Upparpally), but I didn't get the list. MRO said they will distribute the list to political parties and i need to get it from them. There was one political party leader who assured he will get a copy to me. We spent lot of time in that office looking over the paper bundles if there is a list (numbers between 79 to 85 ) of our colony residents. But of no use. There are too many of them and I was not able to figure it out. This morning,I visited One Mr. K.S.Rao who is owner of a house in my colony, He told me he never voted in his full life time. (He is a retired engineer). His reason, o

Indiatoday book club lottery - a 419 cheating

It is kind of 419 cheating by India today book club. In the name of a lottery of 60 Lakhs, they are selling books. If you buy books from india today book club, then you will become elgibile for this lottery. What is more, they say you will get 12k worth of gift vouchers for hotel and air tickets. Actually it is a cheating because the gift vouchers are not at all useful. read the following mail chain. I would have not felt it as cheating if they have not told me about 12k worth gift vouchers. When you say gift, what do you expect? gifts are supposed to be free and delivered at home, but in case of ITBC (India Today Book club), It is altogether different. Suggest me what kind of legal action we can initiate against ITBC/India Today to stop this 419 cheating. Thanks Harinath ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: harinath Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM Subject: Fwd: india today book club /lottery To: For your information. Thanks Harinath ---------

Auto Riskhaw - AP 13 V 5336

No, the title is not about another movie in Indian film industry. This is the number of a Auto Riskhaw that troubled me with hell lot of smoke that it is releasing. It actually hides visibility of the road some times because of the dense smoke it is releasing. I chased the auto, asked the driver to take side and stop. he obliged. I asked him in Telugu, why are you driving an auto with this much of smoke troubling everyone on the road. he said he doesn't know Telugu, so then asked the same in Hindi with my limited knowledge. He says it is the problem with LPG. I told him he must rectify the problem before coming onto the road and it must be in garage not on the city roads. he was pretending as if the problem started just few min before and he cannot leave his customer on road. Its a big lie. I usually stop 1 or 2 vehicles every month that irritate me too much with smoke. You know all our lives are at risk because of the greedy nature of few vehicle owners. I already tried raising t

Corruption everywhere

True, the title of this post is very much true to best of my experience with various govt departments. In most of the offices of state government,the normal work flow is not executed most of the time. there are alternative work flows that always work and at the end they pretend to be normal work flows/processes. Impossible is nothing, it holds good for corruption. If you can pay, you can get most of the things in the world done:-). I have many experiences in this regard, everyone looked at my face when I have applied for NOC at jayanagar RTA office in bangalore few years before. It is almost the case with every RTA office that people pay around 700 to 1000/- to get petty things done. So when I went on my own, they were surprised. But then with less than 100/- I got my NOC done (couple of trips to deputy commissioner office and had no problem there :-)). Interestingly couple of agents who were following me through out the process, were bargaining with me, they initially demanded 1000/-

Money Effect in politics

The more you observe politics in andhra pradesh, more you will understand the money effect. If you want to contest from a major political party, you need to shed out around 2 to 5 crore of rupees. Incredible. If we take average as 3 crore, around 300 seats and 3 major parties, 3*300*3 = 2700 crore. (to make simple math took 300 as no. of seats instead of 294 the actual number). There is around 2500 to 3000 crore political market around there. I am wondering what can we do with this amount. Then add around 10 for campaigning, its really big amount right. who said india is going through recession? If I am given a chance, I would keep elections every quarter until the all those political leaders go bankrupt. For me political leaders are looking like STREET DOGS. It is natural for them to bark and bike people, it is their nature. Some times they form groups and fight among themselves or kill some of them within them selves. But we must exibit our nature of good human beings. Take the money

Mehdipatnam school (Ambedkar Nagar GPS)

At last we crossed initial bottlenecks to construct additional class rooms for Govt Primary school at Ambedkar nagar (a small slum area behind ICICI bank, Mehdipatnam). This is a major activity from TMAD . At present this school has 1 class room and a small hall attached to it for running 5 classes with more than 100 students. TMAD has been involved with this school for the last few years. We distributed them notebooks, slippers etc. Mr. Naresh, Teacher in this school is enthusiastic and got lot of energy in running this school. We got the approvals from Rajiv Vidya Mission to start the work with 20:80 basis. TMAD will own the work and bear the 20% cost while remaining amount will be granted by Rajiv Vidya Mission. We are talking to contractor for starting the work in another few days. It is a good news for me and for TMAD. I was into this task for the last few months doing the ground work. While Prashanti worked out the donations. Special thanks must be given to Maheedhar Maddi, who

Politricks and possible solution

If you are native of Andhra pradesh state in India, you are for a sure confusion about the politricks played by various political parties. It all started with the present chief minister who promised too many things in the last elections. Now opposition parties are left to repeat the same thing. My thought process on the present political system and the problems around it, is that, just because I like a particular leader, I must not endorse every silly mistake that leader or his party is doing. It will lead nowhere. I see everyone expressing helplessness. Corruption is a very much known issue and almost all the political parties are part of it. What should we do? should we cancel all present parties and their leaders? it is not going to work out. The best alternative I can think of is to change the rules of the game, not players. The same players will be there but when rules change, we get the result we want (state and people getting the result). Few steps towards it: 1. Automate all p

Millionaire Slumdog

It was nice to watch the Oscar awards function in the T.V. Interesting thing to see was A.R. Rahman and Rasool receiving the awards. Rasool made "Dedicated to country" while Rahman said "Mere pass Maa Hain". More details can be had from rediff and other online resources This Mumbai slumdog winning maximum awards at the function is really great. I think, if you know rules of the game, winning is easy. Our movie makers should make a note of it. and win awards at international events like this.

నాగార్జున సాగర్ గురుకుల డిగ్రీ కళాశాల

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India is going through a surprise shock. More than 50% of the petrol bunks are running dry. I saw at least half a Kilo meter traffic JAM at Lakdikapool HP petrol bunk, similar stuff at Shell petrol pump on Rajbhavan road. What about remaining pumps on the way? there is a black rope tied end to end, representing "OUT OF FUEL". If the Situation continues,Indian cities will be pollution free and traffic police can sit at home watching TV, because there will be no more fuel for any type of vehicles. It is really shame on the government, they must haven't let things go out of control. Really shame shame!

Hope and coordination Helps Pakistan and India

At last "kasab" is confirmed as pakistani . But what next? should we attack Pakistan and ruin it or keep blaming it? We must see Pakistan as a very critical neighbour in very critical condition. It is time Indian government show more hope and try coordinating with Pakistan some more time. May be a visit of Mr. Singh to Pakistan and meeting the Pakistan high political and military heads help resolve many issues. World must acknowledge that They created Pakistan,and it has grown to such a condition where it has become more dangerous than any nuclear bombs that exists in this world. Its political system is very weak. I seriously doubt if their military arms are in control by their heads. Mumbai attacks might have had serious support from inside people,but may be on their personal account. There might not be a state support, there may be also. A war will lead us no where. It is like two families fighting each other. Winning condition is always that "No one should lost".

Let satyam be saved

Today's revelation by Mr. Ramalinga Raju, Satyam Chairman, about the inflation in the financial statements of the company are very much shocking. He must be going through very difficult times, at least for the last few months. As he mentioned, it is really difficult to manage the "tiger ride". He might be honest and was trying to bring normalcy in the company affairs. Also it could be possible that he is saving real culprits. Raju's statement says it all. an excerpt. "Every attempt made to eliminate the gap failed. As the promoters held a small percentage of equity, the concern was that poor performance would result in a take-over, thereby exposing the gap. It was like riding a tiger, not knowing how to get off without being eaten." It is time, Government should come forward and protect the interests of the stake holders,employees, customers. We cannot just blame and kill Satyam.This world class company must make a come back. Every one who have a chance to m

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