Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Know more about “Make In India”
Self-Dependence is a catalyst to development of economy. When the government vows to nurture the home born talent and gives space to the latent potential then as an economy the nations becomes all set to reach new levels. The difficult living conditions in which an average Indian grows is a gift in disguise and it results in balanced development of both creative and logical side of brain along with providing immense physical and emotional strength. Innovative business models are born every now and then and the state needs to nurture them and ensure proper nourishment, protection and coverage for them. Make In India, the brainchild of our PM  Shri Narendra Modi Ji is just the right step for the same.
There is a need to foster innovation and protect intellectual property. The program aims that at national level skill development is enhanced and best in class infrastructure is built to ensure leadership in manufacturing and services. Moreover, the design of program facilitates investment. The program is extensive and is set to boost all major sectors; automobiles, automobile components, aviation, biotechnology, chemicals, construction, defense manufacturing, electrical machinery, electronic systems, food processing, IT and BPM, leather, media and entertainment, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, ports, railways, renewable energy, roads and highway, space, textiles and garments, thermal power, tourism and hospitality and wellness.
The project is featured in KPMG’s ‘100 Most Innovative Global Projects’ as one of the world’s most innovative and inspiring infrastructure projects. The Government of India is developing the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) as a global manufacturing and investment destination utilizing the 1,483 km-long, high-capacity western Dedicated Railway Freight Corridor (DFC) as the backbone. The objective is to increase the share of manufacturing in the GDP of the country and to create smart sustainable cities where manufacturing will be the key economic driver. DMIC states (Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat & Maharashtra) contribute 43% to the country’s GDP; more than half of India’s industrial production & exports; account for over 40% of workers & number of factories across India.
Doing business in India just got easier – new de-licensing and deregulation measures are reducing complexity, and significantly increasing speed and transparency.

·         Process of applying for Industrial License & Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum made online on 24×7 basis through eBiz portal.
·         Validity of Industrial license extended to three years.
·         States asked to introduce self-certification and third party certification under Boilers Act.
·         Major components of Defense products’ list excluded from industrial licensing.
·         Dual use items having military as well as civilian applications deregulated.
·         Services of all Central Govt. Departments & Ministries will be integrated with the EBiz – a single window IT platform for services by 31 Dec. 2014.
·         Process of obtaining environmental clearances made online.
·         Following advisories sent to all Departments/ State Governments to simplify and rationalize regulatory environment.
·         All returns should be filed on-line through a unified form.
·         A check-list of required compliances should be placed on Ministry’s/Department’s web portal.
·         All registers required to be maintained by the business should be replaced with a single electronic register.
·         No inspection should be undertaken without the approval of the Head of the Department.
·         For all non-risk, non-hazardous businesses a system of self-certification to be introduced.

In short, the program aims at a major transition in the attitude of government. From being a regulator and a permit issuing authority, the government is now looked upon as a friend, philosopher, guide and partner to new business ventures. Dedicated teams would be assisting first time investors from the very time of their entry. Steps are being taken to provide conducive environment and protection to intellectual property.  IP protection would be ensuring protection and nourishment to patents, designs, trademarks, geographical indications, copyrights, plant variety protection and semiconductor integrated circuits layout designs. In addition facilities like e-filing of application, incentive for e-filing and concession for small entities shall be duly provided.
The roaring lion which moves ahead is the mascot for the program and it symbolizes that we have everything within us we just need to structure it and get it nourished for the economic strength and national well-being. In the words of our PM, “This nation is yours. There is no need to leave the nation. We want our companies to shine as multinational companies”. Let us strive to make in India, for India for the worlds, it’s the right time.
Jai Hind!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A man is what man does. A small bunch of thoughts on the Gandhi Jayanti

Spin a wheel in your own home and wear what you manufacture. Depend on no one but yourself. Mahatma Gandhi not only led a freedom to national movement but also helped us to realize the power and importance of self dependence. He made us believe in the fact that a man is identified by what he does and the key to the success of any revolution is belief. In the same lines we are set to adopt the thoughts of "make in India" and "swachh bharat".
Mahatma Gandhi was a frontier of the national development and scientific mordernization. We need to accept Gandhi as a thought. A thought that inspires and persuades us for being self sufficient. If we look closely on the education system instituted by the British Raj, we would find that the so called western education system was actually customized to fit the British Colonies. But Mahatma Gandhi had a vision for more inclusive and vocational education which paves a way for inculcating entrepreneurial skills and equips the pupil with a thought provoking for self dependence. Ensuring such self sufficiency at micro level for every household would surely lead to social, regional and national self sufficiency in macro level.
In the current education system we find very less percentage of people who look for starting their own venture. Mahatma Gandhi strongly advocated against such a system. We should be proud and thankful to institutions like IIMs and IITs which are setting a platform for nurturing the orientation and potential for the youth looking forward at starting innovative ventures. We should also salute the institutions
Like ISRO, Wipro, flipkart and many others who ensure that the talent built and nurtured in the country remains with the country. I would be thankful to honorable PM Sri Narendra Modi if he incentivices and motivates the institutions who are pivotal in retention of the indigenous human capital.

Mahatma Gandhi has stated that a man is identified by what he does. The first question, when we meet someone is, about what he does. The work of any man or even a nation is the sole identity. We identify an economy by its core competency in some area and the export leadership it portrays. India as a economy has a huge potential which remains untapped. The refined thought process which is a result of tough conditions and uneasy atmosphere has became a blessing in disguise and now Indians are capable of providing a solution to almost everything. Think of this thought process being structured and the results thereafter.
The pinnacles we touched recently and the aura our beloved PM has created in the world economies is actually the realization of the dream which Mahatma Gandhi had. Let us from today itself start believing in ourselves and do something which makes us self sufficient. Together our small contributions would give the nation immense power and protection to the economy.

Jai Hind!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

On November, 5th 2013 ISRO launched its first orbiter to Mars which made every Indian proud on Wednesday, the 24th of September, 2014. It took more than 10 months of hard work and continuous tracking and positioning by a team of more than 100 ISRO’s top scientists led by Shri V. KesavaRaju, Mission Director. Mr. Raju has accredited this success in such a short time and at the most cost effective way to the young team and the meticulous care at every stage from spacecraft’s conceptualization to the realization.

ISRO built first of its kind, Long distance communication with the space craft in addition to the autonomy to the aircraft for taking decisions on its own in case of any contingency. ISRO targeted a periapsis (closest approach to mars) of 423 km and an apoapsis (farthest distance) of 80,000 km and successfully achieved 427 km and 78,500 km respectively. It was required to keep reducing the speed of aircraft by 1.1 km per second to get into Martian orbit which was successfully done by the team.

In words of Project Director, Shri S. Arunan, “It is the ability to walk into a fear that makes the project a success”. He expressed his confidence in ISRO’s ability to accurately predict the possible contingencies in the deep-space travel. The success of the mission is a result of ISRO’s ability to communicate at a distance of 400 million km, while the requirement for the mission was that of 224 million km.

In practical terms the mission is set to chalk a way to conduct science experiments about the atmosphere, mineralogy, presence of methane – an indicator of possible microbial life on Mars. The data is expected to give scientists a clearer understanding of the evolution of Mars from observations of its geological and biogenic processes. The cameras, spectrometer, photometer and a radiometer would help in exploring Mars’ morphology.

Technically the target was very tough and the stakes were high. Almost 300 long days of waiting, tracking and worrying for contingencies has paid really well. Our PM Shri Narendra Modi calls the mission as true success as the technology was purely build indigenously in a record less time and in a highly cost efficient manner. It is noteworthy that India is the first Asian country to successfully accomplish mission to Mars. China’s only attempt to reach Mars in 2011 was a failure.

India launched its first space rocket in 1963 and its first satellite in 1975. Concentrating its efforts on socio-economic development of the country ISRO has shown its renewed interest, efforts and results in this mission. Mars mission is a natural progression in the quest for its deep space exploration.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Engineers Day

One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.
Who is this other man? This other man is the engineer. We cannot expect the continuation, existence and growth of civilization without the pivotal role of engineers. Observe closely and you will find that a man by birth is an engineer. Even a one-year old kid is more interested to break open his toy car and see how it works rather than just play with it. Human’s with to question, the appetite for knowledge, the hunger for seeking logic in every magic makes every human being as an engineer.

With the passage of time and with the more structural growth of civilization, the role of engineering has become even more relevant. The engineers have now come up as better solution providers. It has been observed and is evident that the engineers can handle, simulate and solve the problems more methodically than the others. It’s evident in the upsurge of the career as a Manager for engineers. We can witness that the IIMs and other top B-schools have a considerable number of engineering graduates in their intakes.

When clubbed with professional management studies the professionally trained engineers tend to add better value to their employer organizations, they have an understanding of the production machinery in technical terms and they are more empathetic to the people they are leading since they have exact feel of the work.

In the words of Edwin Powell Hubble, a great Astronomer, Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Man by nature is inquisitive, he asks questions for everything he sees and lives in. Man wants to know the reason behind everything. This is the main reason for the growth of our race as compared to other species. We do not just live in it rather we also have a conquest for learning and knowing, “Why it happens?” We may get enthralled by magic and illusions but internally we want to know the logic and science behind. Engineering is the creator of these illusions and engineering is the answer to all questions on illusions.

For the growth of humanity and making the world a better place we need more and more people to take up the role of solution providers and come up as engineers, we need more engineers and even more who can add value to human lives by taking up the roles of educationists, managers, politicians, social leaders and what not. The society must have and mechanism to let everyone be an engineer.

On this day I thank all the engineers who have ever chosen this role, in time and history and all those who will be the future of engineering for making the world more connected, more understandable and more interesting.

Happy Engineers Day!

All the best!

Friday, September 5, 2014

We were humans, Teachers made us a civilization

Anyone who is wise and doesn't keep the wisdom restricted to himself and spreads it across is a teacher.  So if we look upon our lives very closely we will see that at one point or other there is many people who have played a teacher’s role. In addition, we have also played teacher in many lives. When wisdom is not kept safe in a lock and it is let flow and learned by others, a chain reaction of wisdom happens and a civilization takes birth. No system, economy, governance, sport or anything can ever be imagined to exist without civilization.

On this auspicious day I take the opportunity to salute all my teachers, all the teachers across the time and geography and all the people who have ever played roles of teachers in whatever small or big form.
I believe that as a human we should regard the role of a teacher with highest dignity. Confucius, the great philosopher has said,” If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

When we take up being teacher as a profession, then the means and ends of life become intelligence and knowledge. A true teacher is one who:
1.       Let’s the students wonder
2.       Let’s them question whatever comes to their minds
3.       Let’s them to criticize
4.       Let’s them write and share
People say it’s a noble profession. I’ve witnessed many of my colleague teachers studying till late night and preparing for their classes although having rich experience in their fields. I salute their appetite for learning and their commitment towards making the coming generations more efficient.

There are moments we get stopped in our lives. We do not know what to do and where to go. Just think of a teacher whom you admired the most. Magically, his voice speaks from within and the solution is there. I have tried it and it works. Now that we live in the well-connected age of social networking, we must ensure that we keep in touch with our beloved teacher’s throughout our lives.

The great management guru Peter Drucker says, “Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Whenever the opportunity comes be a teacher, enrich others, lead a generation. It’s not only a profession, it’s a mission. It’s a journey that leads many journeys, all in different directions and to different distances, yet connected. It’s like taking the entire civilization to the next level of intelligence. Humans have evolved just because there have always been some of them who choose to be teachers.
A teacher is a leader, a preacher, a manager, a friend, a philosopher, a critic, a social engineer and whatever we could ever imagine.

A grand salute to the Teachers

Wish you a very Happy Teachers Day!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Freedom: What does it really mean?

Come the 15th day of August and all around us find a spontaneous upsurge of patriotism. The 3 colors of the tricolor paint more places than ever. We love the place that made us. We admire the fact that we are residents of a free land. We are free to choose our thoughts and we are free to chase our dreams. I’ve tried to compile a simple explanation of freedom and how it should really be put in practice. It’s not a wisdom lesson but a walk through I gathered from my own learning and experience.
F – Faith in Positivity: For every growth that has ever happened anywhere in the human evolution the basis has always been faith. Some had faith that a gigantic metallic structure carrying hundreds of people would fly and reach to destinations through the sky route and so were the aircrafts born. Whatever technology we live in today was once “faith” of one person and “impossibility” for others. Faith won and freedom from old practices was achieved for the entire humanity. So, remember have faith in the positive thoughts and ideas you have. You will surely bring freedom to many through them.
R – Re-engineer constantly: Adapt to the dynamic and ever changing environment around. Nothing is constant and static and so should be your inner self. You must continuously build and “unbuild” yourself as per the demand of the situation. Start a change within yourself as if today is the first day of your life. There is always a room for turning around. There is always a scope to re-build. Any day and every day is an opportunity to begin.
E – Energize people: Freedom doesn't come in solidarity it comes in and brings along a wave for the entire society. Keep energizing the people around this will create an invisible yet powerful chain reaction of positive energy flow around you. Speak positive about things happening around, avoid discouraging people for what they do or choose. Appreciate small things and acts of people around you. Guide and support people as much as you can. Your small efforts will initiate a huge chain reaction of positivity.
E – Evaluate before you execute: Every act we enact has its repercussions and effects on people, places and events related to them directly or indirectly. Whatever planning you have done must not hurt the freedom of others in the way of execution. Risk return should be evaluated not only for oneself but also for all who are associated with the execution. Proper and simulated evaluation before the actual execution is the key to freedom.
D – Distribute: Whatever small happiness we gather out of our success must be distributed equally and unconditionally among the people around, the nature and the society. Plant a tree each time you achieve; however small your achievement is, celebrate it. Share your happiness with family and friends.  Each tree you have planted once will remind you of your potential and will help your confidence to catalyze your mettle for further miles.
O – Overcome your fears: “There is no secret ingredient to success; It’s you” I take it as a small yet one of the most powerful quotes. Success comes as soon as you get up and walk after failure laid you down.  The beginning and end of fear lies nowhere but in our own mind. Organize your thoughts; stay patient; believe in yourself. Struggle may be ling but not forever. Keep fighting victory is inevitable. Train your mind to conquer the fears and teach your own mind that however tough the time may be it will get over for sure. The sun would rise and so would you.
M – Move out: Reach out, move to new places, meet new people, learn newer things and keep breaking the shell you live in day by day. Life would grow awesome. Make yourself free from mental junk. Train your brain to run the “Clear-Trash” command time to time. You will be free and freedom will be yours sometimes in the form of success and each time in the form of happiness.
Just have a belief in these 7 small commandments for freedom and love the nation.
In the words of Rabindra Nath Tagore: “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Quick Guide to Structured Preparation for Aptitude Tests

Imagine a hard working aspirant. Try writing first three features that come to your mind. Conventionally we would imagine late night hours, an aspirant spending majority of hours each day in studies and a tensed family for the child’s health and falling diet. These are the common attributes of an average Indian aspirant for any of the aptitude tests. But is it the quantity of time and studies and books referred that matters? I would choose to say, “NO”
Killing social life and putting health on stake is not the right way. Rather it may turn out to be even fatal when it comes to defining true happiness as a balanced life. Here I present a quick guide for the aspirants for a balanced and structured way of preparing:

1.  Instead of solving endless questions, revise 2-3 concepts per subject each day and then solve not more than 8-10 questions per concept. These questions should be solved within a set time limit. The question for practice may be chosen from any study material. It should be ensured that all these questions are from same topic but conceptually somewhat different.

2.  Go for a quick and introspective analysis after you have solved the questions aforementioned. Don’t worry about the questions that went wrong or the questions you weren't able to attempt. Rather refer the explanation or solution for that question and analyse what went wrong. There may be many reasons for a question to go wrong :

a.     I was not aware of the formula/ concept required for solving that problem.
b.    I was not understanding the language of the question
c.    I made a calculation error.
d.    Some silly mistake has happened
e.    I was not having sufficient time
f.    Others.

Likewise may be reasons for not attempting a few questions. Do introspect categorically upon each of the wrong or unattempted problem and train yourself to correct it from the very next time.

3.  Add 20 new words to your English vocabulary unfailingly on a daily basis. Maintain a neat and clean register of your vocabulary. Refer any study material and write down 20 new words neatly in this format: Word(part of speech i.e. adj/adv/verb/noun) : Meaning, synonyms, antonyms, a sentence showing usage of that word. Just revisit you Vocabulary Register quickly once in a day and by the passing time you will have impeccable vocabulary.

4.  Read Editorials of newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times. It will give you an insight of the contemporary events. It will also let you know the thought process involved over analyzing any event taking place and you will learn as to how the events are related to its cause and effects. This will add to your Group Discussion and interview skills which generally is the round-2 for selection exams.

5.  Have your food properly and take proper diet. Do not sacrifice food for preparation. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. With improper health you would no longer be able to concentrate on your preparation. Take breakfast, lunch and dinner on proper time.

6. Socialize well. Do not kill your social life. Call your friends, talk to your family, attend the invitations and give time to your social life. This will act as a stress buster and you will feel rejuvenated each time. Remember, life is a lot beyond studies and preparation. You cannot afford to kill other aspects and concentrate on just one

Preparation and studies are just some of the phases each one has to pass through. The topper of the exam is not the only person who gets selected. You just need to clear the minimum cut off marks and you will be there. You can do it while living your social life, your healthy life and your family life as well. Take your mother for shopping, go for a birthday party for an old school friend, send messages to your friends, stay connected with them, keep posting your cool pictures on facebook and tumblr. Live life, and spend some sincere 2-3 hours as mapped in the above points. You will sail through and sail better.

All the best !!!