Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy I M..!

Happy I M..!

There is a movie by that name..!
Anyways finally I found a new way to share my views with you (apart from mobile blogging) - Pic Mo Blog..!

You can drop by to share your expert views.

So, now it indicates, less of micro blogging and more of permanent and longer version. Which might partly help me to keep up my new year resolution of publishing 3 posts a month.

And now, sleepy I am..!


Hi Mates,

Jus an attempt to check mobile compatibility..! Sadly photo update not available..!

Still it ain't bad, more to follow..!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Green Day..!!

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test
and don't ask why.

It's not a question
but a lesson learned in time.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind.

Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time.

Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial.

For what it's worth,
it was worth all the while.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday..!!

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday is here..!

Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
"Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!"

Happy Birthday Brother..!!

(PS: These lines are not my creativity)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Different Strokes..!

This post is collection of different moods captured by different lenses! (Picture Courtesy: Various Sources)

Reminds me of song: 'raindrops keep falling on my head..'
Rains. There are hardly few who don't like to get drenched in the rains, forgetting all worries.

Quintessential Dusk
A perfect setting to relax and have some long awaited 'me time'

Draught to quench the Drought!
Absolute Paradox to the previous one.

Castles of Dreams
The day we stop making castles, we quit living..!

Gorgeous is an understatement!
I know many might not agree, but the log address still reads 'when-i-speak-to-myself'

Fingers Crossed
A super gesture to keep you going and encourage you to 'take it as it comes'

Wonderful 'natural' Delight
My idea of beauty!

The Penultimate Splendor
Will not rate as ultimate (lets put the rating on hold)

Welcome Change
Its the only change that is welcome all over the world (think so, if its at the correct time)

(Could not think of a title, request to share your thoughts)

Endless Opportunities
As the age old proverb goes: Behind every locked door there are thousand doors to success.

Endless Sea
Trucks and ricks are great source of creativity and inspiration

The Salman 'Dabaang' Khan
Bollywoods' reply to the Rajni Mania

Yes, you can READ_the way planets move
(at least thats what I am told to understand)

This post might look crude to few but it, in a way, connects the dots of my imagination. 
Probable Conclusion: I need a break and some nice 'me time'.

Some additions:

1. I am glad to share, few near and dear ones do wait for my posts. Thank you for the encouragement
2. Will share some self captured moments soon. 

Signing off,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Morbid Stance

With due respects to Japanese management philosophy (its my bread and butter..!!); I have certain questions. Its not that I am challenging/ questioning the philosophy or the concepts. The concepts in itself are proven, tried and tested methods with desired results. 

However, a part of the concept is buzzing around my mind. Whats the use of it, if one doesnt understand..!

Like in layman language, it says the job of a worker is to follow the standard work and repeat it till the day ends. Just imagine a person tightening the bolts in an assembly  operation till he crashes onto the bed (like its shown in one of the Chaplin epic movies..!) or to push bags into the buses till his shift ends. No doubt it adds orderliness into life! But question thats popped up, whats the use of such orderliness when there is no fun in life..!

I think there is no difference in the young kids trained by terrorist organizations operational in Pak, the kids raised in Japan and the tadpoles thriving in the closed well..! (i wont involve the Shiv Sainiks or MNS for the time being; I feel I am thinking of something more sensible and shouldnt clutter my mind). Like the kids in Pak are fed since early days about the atrocities of Indian forces on the LoC, the Japanese kids are taught about the importance of standards and standard work since he/ she starts toddling. I strongly feel both are unaware of the life which has innumerable opportunities and where life is life.. just like the tadpole who feels the well is the world..! No doubt the difference here would be; unlike the Paki terrorist, the Kimono Kid has access to the world through all versions of tech but it fails to appreciate the feel of the outside world. As the wise men rightly said, 'bandar kya jaane adrak ka swad..!' (think it fits in here..!!)

What I want to convey is whats the use of all working in a particularly designed manner, when you cant appreciate what life has to offer. It is perfectly understandable that the people from 'the land of rising sun' have tasted the fruits of success and are trained to derive fun in what they do. But just imagine, does that mean there wont be any Dhirubhai or Walton..! And as one of my very able friends said, 'the rich will get richer and the poor will get children.' Why does a Japanese play any national level sport (keep aside the kids)? If Japan can excel in all fields, so should it do in sports. And it should master the skill to get the desired result/ outcome that is a win. So no excitement, and no fun and no sport as such..!!

Couple of months back, one friend of mine mentioned to me that I am into a not so good profession, of 'implementing standard work'. To which I agree (partly though), what fun would you derive if you were to assemble legs of chair all day long or would be more fun if you were to work and make the entire chair! Just put yourselves in the same shoes..!!

I understand the economies have changed and it was the era of division of labor that reigned the world, but still it is point to ponder..!!

Await your comments..!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Miss

Mangalore:  Early morning on May 22, the Air Traffic Control of the Mangalore airport began communicating with a flight that was coming in from Dubai.  Half an hour later, the Air India flight crashed after the pilot overshot the runway. 158 people were killed.

The conversation suggests there was nothing to indicate that the plane was heading into trouble, till the very end.  
This is the pilot talking to the ATC Area Control
TIME: 5.30 AM
EXPRESS INDIA 812: What is the weather like?
ATC (Area Control): Wind: Calm. Visibility: 6 km. Clouds: Few at 2000 feet. Temperature: 27. Dew Point: 26
EXPRESS INDIA 812: Runway 24. And confirm we are identified on radar
ATC (Area Control): Radar not available sir
In fact, the Mangalore airport's radar had not been working for two days- since May 20. The radar is a navigational aid.  Flights can take off and land without it, but that increases the workload and pressure on the ATC.

We come to the last leg of conversation where the flight has established contact with the ATC Tower to land .
TIME: 5:54 AM
EXPRESS INDIA 812: Express India 812 Good morning
TIME: 6:04 AM
ATC (Tower): Wind calm. Runway 24. Clear to land
EXPRESS INDIA 812: Clear to land, Express
14 seconds later, this is a voice the ATC controller hears from the cockpit.
TIME: 6:04
VOICE FROM COCKPIT: Go around Captain
This seems to be the most critical part of the conversation, according to pilots we spoke to. They say  the ATC heard the co-pilot telling the pilot to go around - which means miss the landing, and let's come back again.  The pilot decided against that.

Apparently not perturbed with the situation in the cockpit , since go around manoeuvres do happen occasionally , the ATC issued standard instructions for the jet once it landed on how to exit the runway.

TIME: 6:04
ATC (Tower): Express India 812 backtrack runway 24. Vacate via Delta
TIME: 6:05
Less than 20 seconds later... the ATC heard just the word CONTROL... which they now say was possibly a panicky voice from the cockpit
Within minutes IX812 was a ball of fire.