Monday, September 26, 2011

Google's 13th anniversary - Successful entrepreneurship

The Google story teaches us how an idea can churn millions of dollars.
The best time for entrepreneurship is during the college days. Ideas are fresh. Enthusiasm is at the peak. So what if you do not have ideas of market, so what if you are ignorant of banking; the enthusiasm takes over and all that is needed is an understanding venture capitalist.
Any attempts to be an entrepreneur after landing up in a job is equivalent to being a traitor to one's current employer. It makes more financial sense to work in synergy with the current employer than attempt a jump into entrepreneurship.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Anant Pai's birth anniversary - 17th September

It will not be complete to understand the growth of Indian education system without acknowledging the contribution of Shri Anant Pai (Uncle Pai to children).
I was an avid reader of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics. I was fortunate to participate in a quiz competition organised by him and win the first prize. He spoke to all the children between questions. He was against the 3 R of Indian education system. Reading,wRiting and aRithmetic. He was deeply interested in the growth of personality of children.
This is a day to remember not only Uncle Pai but also Tagore, S.Radhakrishnan, Vivekananda and all such known and unknown souls who reformed our society in ways obvious and not so obvious.
What do you have to say about Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle ? And what about Partha? Is it still around?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 - 10 years over. USA emerges strong.

What are the lessons India can learn from USA?
I feel India should become more federal. States should have more power in economy, law and order, education and other areas. Being in Delhi, I feel this need more because there is a confusion between state and center. I really do not know about other states, how independent they feel.
Do you feel corruption is the main issue? Is it federalism which is what is needed?
One thing I feel is opposition to any stream of thought will always be there. If a person opposes me does not mean he is my enemy. I should take it as a credit that he has considered my view and still feels he has much more relevant points in his favor.