Monday, March 12, 2007

Oil Addiction

The "stay the course" stunt had enough of George with rumours spelling out like"either fix it immedietely" or expect a "repeat of vietnam" failure for the mighty,world #1,corporate centric United states. Much has been talked about the US elections which transferred the total power structure to the democrats after a long gap of eight years, and light hearted, 'so called' optimistic,poor fellows like me expected a road map of the US retreat.. Much fanfare was there for Nancy as the first woman speaker in the US congress and US media boasted of the Bipartisan approach.. what follwed is the usual US way..

To put in the way as exactly framed by Ijaz Ahamed is the "One more time.. and last" addicted syndrome of a usual gambler going for another and another and another approach all along his time seems plaguing US. All predictions went wrong !! Either it is Democrats or Republicans..Worldwide protest or No!! Always God will come and say like "George!! still are you not doing your role as a saviour???" Then George will wake up and announce proudly for a new road map and push in more troops..Democrats??Bipartisan approach?? Anti - war policy of Democrats...Bull shit...We as Americans have to save Iraq..God knows what is they are going to save..The oil addiction and the corporate-political tangle drives American mindset to pump in for more troops..
Iraq Oil fields

Miserable are reports from "Lancet" like 6 millions are dead in Iraq are really horrible!! Who knows?? George my push more troops and stabilise Iraq... With chenoy giving an unusual,unannounced visit to Pak. speaks volumes of Pakistan's dubious distinction as America's ally in the war against terror..And the hawks eye now turn to Iran..Thankfully India does not have Oil resources...God is still soft towards us !!!!!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

IT revolution

Since last decade, really India has got a new colour in the world arena, atleast in the urban level. Mood is upbeat..More IPO's...Sky rocketing sensex... up to the height of dubious "India shining" campaign ( voters really judged it exactly whether it is shining
really or not..) If not all, there were some visible changes which made each and every urban folk to feel proud. I will list out some outright examples. Dignitaries from the outside world ( read it " from west" ) after their short visit to Taj in Agra, never missed the next flight to Bangalore to visit the campus and love to hear the inspiring story of the IT. The list is studded with Big heads like former Japanese prime minister, Chinese president,Bill Gates and even Dutch royals.

Something can be marked and noted still more. Although chinese universities are faring well and competing with even the elite Ivy-league.. Hu did'nt missed to visit the prestigious IISc campus in Bangalore which says in itself how people atlest in the beurocratic level watches India's advancements. sure IT changed the face of India. with all this said one easy inference for any engineering grad is a how life would be without IT??

I myself personally had enviable dream of a career as a "Software engineer". Although this tag has lost its gloass today.. Everyone longed for it. Fortunately we had Azim and Narayanamurthy and Ramadurai with us who all pioneered the IT and ITES industry, today the industry entirely absolving a maximum number of undergrads irrespective of their engg. specialisation churned out by the colleges to its fold. It's direct logic. A great Indian IT dominance, happy " quarter conscious " corporates, happy IT proffesionals , Still happy shareholders and atleast a content government. True, each and every government woos IT cos. to set up shop in theri respective state. Some visible backdrop is the spiralling real estates. This would be unimaginable without IT.. What would have happened if we missed this IT revolution to some other english speaking countries... Unemployment would have reason..You and me will not be here writing and reading this.. No software exports...
Anyway India managed to get the bus this time...