Sunday, February 19, 2017

Industrious Optimist…!

 Yes, we certainly can fix what is broken… In fact, it’s only us who can fix it as no other presumed element of the society would be interested in fixing something that compromises their respective interests! Way to go...

Thursday, February 16, 2017


We Indians have this intrinsic trait of amplifying the image of a being much bigger than itself and call it either a Demi-God, a Living Legend or Larger than life Persona! Roots of this trait are almost ancient and could be easily tracked back to mythology and prehistoric era. This mindset of 'Worshiping the person and forgetting the cause' has made us suffer for many years on many fronts. And this is the mentality that prevented healthy and full-grown sustainable development of the concept called 'Institution' or 'Organization' in the modern age, particularly in the post-independence and post-globalization period in India. 

It was not a surprise then that majority of our workforce developed a work culture that suited the person heading that center, department or unit. It would not have affected anything unless and until the 'Leader' knew and practiced the true meaning of his or her title and understood the implications of his decisions taken intentionally or unintentionally; but alas, it was not so and many who acquired those positions were Post Tortoise(s), you know what I mean, don't you...?

Well, let's leave the Tortoise alone (on the post?) and have a look at the brighter side. Apart from political news about elections of Local Self-governance bodies all around Maharashtra and Assembly elections at Punjab. Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur; there are 3 major headlines at National and International level through which India grabbed attention of the world once again. One for a Right Decision for a Wrong Deed and Two are absolutely Proud and enormously Gratifying developments that are flashing all around the media!

Sasikala, the presumed political successor of Late Jaylalitha was all set to assume the role as Cheif of AIADMK in Tamil Nadu when the Supreme Court of India set out a verdict that put her behind the bars in an old case of 'Disproportionate Assets' and also banned her for about 6 years from active politics by virtue of this verdict. This definitely is a victory of truth and has the potential to uphold the morality of Indian people and make their belief in judicial system strong, particularly on the backdrop of wealthy people getting 'more equal' treatment for their convicted offenses. 'Justice prevails...' is much needed feeling that would provide law-abiding honest citizens to live and thrive for a democracy to achieve its true objectives!

With R. Ashwin setting a record and Indian Cricket team on a winning stroll with 19 consecutive Test Match wins, the always expressive and fearless captain Virat Kohali has put another feather in his cap with 6 consecutive Test Series Wins. Virat has become the Best Test Cricket Captain with a win-loss ratio of 7.5 beating Sir Don Bradman who had it of 5! There is a long way to go for Virat with all his zeal, passion, aggression and determination that he never conceals on the field out there... and age is on his side to make him a real cricketing wonder reaching the wall of fame and for the world to remember forever!

Finally, for the impulse, motivation and stimuli behind this post that is simply out of this world... literally! You guessed it right - almost all newspapers in every nook and corner of this country has the same headline today feeling absolutely proud about it and very rightly so - it is ISRO making the NEWS once again! It is not just unbelievably rewarding but incredibly fulfilling to achieve what ISRO has accomplished. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 663 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit. Read all the details here.

ISRO is such an Institution (and Organization) of India that every Indian should be proud of, not only for what it has done today but for being an entity with individual efforts towards collective objectives of common good and finding ways to make it commercially viable and economically profitable in due course. Not a easy job, neither anybody's cup of tea, particularly in a country where 'Person' becomes a leading force rather than a 'Passion' that could be a guiding drive. What ISRO has done is going to affect (in a positive way) the generations to come and still ISRO is yet to get that hike in the budgetary provision of its Grants. Will we have to sign a petition for this also...? I don't think so and if we do, we surely would cut the 'Wings of fire' that our beloved People's President has added to ISRO!

Way to go...!