Saturday, September 29, 2007

What are the Twenty-three Fields of Activities?

Five great elements called mahabutas:

1. Earth.
2. Water.
3. Fire.
4. Air.
5. Ether.

Three subtle elements:

6. False ego.
7. Intelligence.
8. Independent mind.

Five acquiring senses:

9. Eyes.
10. Ears.
11. Nose.
12. Tongue.
13. Skin.

Five working senses:

14. Voice.
15. Legs.
16. Hands.
17. Anus.
18. Genitals.

Five objects of senses:

19. Smell.
20. Taste.
21. Form.
22. Touch.
23. Sound.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Difference between 'Love' and 'Like'

It's hard to talk about this boundary without using example and comparison. They don't give an exact picture, but they suggest and give you a sense of the reality.

If you say, "I love my dog," but look at an apartment that doesn't allow pets, you only liked the dog. Whoever said, "You can fall in love with a rich man as easily as a poor man," never loved. Whoever thinks love can be measured by a bathroom scale or diminished by age, never loved.

Love is like the answer to a riddle. Other answers may seem good or clever, but only this one answer is perfect.

Love is like the right job. The job inspires you and feels like play. You crave the work, you are passionate about it. It lifts you up and drives you to new levels.

Love is the color which connects with the deepest level of your being. It is the music which speaks to you.

When you love someone, you are totally yourself with them. Nothing can drive a wedge between you. Whatever life throws at you, you deal with together.

When you reach the boundary between like and love, you know you are entering another country. You are beyond newness and infatuation. You know what Shakespeare meant when he called love "an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken."


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Premji richest Muslim tycoon


New York, Sept. 12: India’s software czar Azim Premji now has a new nomenclature — the world’s richest Muslim entrepreneur — as he holds more wealth than any other Muslim outside the Persian Gulf royalty, the Wall Street Journal reported in a front-page profile. The newspaper said Mr Premji, chairman of India’s third-largest IT exporter Wipro, defies all the conventional wisdom about Islamic tycoons — he does not hail from the Persian Gulf, did not make his money in petroleum, and does not wear his faith on his sleeve.

“Azim Premji has tapped India’s abundant engineering talent to transform a family vegetable-oil firm, Wipro Ltd, into a technology and outsourcing giant. By serving Western manufacturers, airlines and utilities, the company has brought Premji a fortune of some $17 billion,” the report said. Mr Premji is ahead of Russia’s metal and real estate baron Suleman Kerimov ($14 billion), Kuwait’s Nasser Kharafi ($11 billion), Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Amoudi ($8 billion), the UAE’s Abdulaziz Ghurair ($8 billion), Russia’s Iskander Mahmudov ($8 billion), and Saudi Arabia’s Maan Sanea and Suleiman Rajhi ($7.5 billion each) among the richest Muslim entrepreneurs in the world.

The daily quoted Mr Premji in the report, titled “How a Muslim Billionaire Thrives in Hindu India”, as saying that such success shows globalisation is turning into “two-way traffic” that can bring tangible benefits to developing countries. “We have always seen ourselves as Indian. We’ve never seen ourselves as Hindus, or Muslims, or Christians or Buddhists,” Mr Premji told.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Parliament disruptions cost nation Rs 18 cr


New Delhi: Disruptions, disruptions and adjournments. That was the story of this monsoon session overshadowed by the furore over the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

And three days before the session was scheduled to be over, an emotional Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee blamed the members for their continuous unruly behaviour.

”I am disturbed, I’m unhappy, sorry and concerned,” said Chaterjee.

And given the volatile political scenario this could well be the last or one of the last sessions of the 14th Lok Sabha.

The nuclear deal issue is proving to be politically irreconcilable. Even the MPs are aware that they have been guilty of an enormous amount of wastage of taxpayers' money.

There have been six disruptions in the Lok Sabha and 54 in the Rajya Sabha.

Take a look at the figures to understand the sheer volume of expense to be borne by the national exchequer. This is how the Parliament expenses are calculated

“Per minute Rs 34,500 are spent,” said MoS for Parliamentary Affairs, Suresh Pachauri.

And per hour it means a loss of Rs 20. 7 lakh. If you translate that into loss per day it comes to Rs 1.55 crore.

This session, the Lok Sabha lost 42 hours, the Rajya Sabha 41. And given the high cost of loss per hour that meant the expenditure incurred by the government for these scenes of pandemonium totaled to Rs 18 crore.

They say battles put a heavy burden on the exchequer. But while this lack of coordination between he government and the Opposition may not be a battle, it’s literally draining the exchequer of lakhs and crores.

Via: IBN Live


First day at work? CEO may greet you with flowers

When Gerald Prasath walks into a new job, a big surprise awaits him. The CEO and management of his new company, Bangalore-based Aditi Technologies, greets him at the gates.

Then, the rituals begin: the crowning, tilak, garlanding, aarti and a puja in the background.

As if that's not enough, an ornately-decorated elephant showers blessings, as well. Prasath is one of 14 new recruits, and they have never seen anything like it.

“It’s an out of the world experience. We are fortunate to be part of this family,” they say.

IT firms are going out of the way to make staff feel wanted.

Honeywell Technologies extends a welcome card, business newsletters and a gift or flowers to new employees even before their first day at work.

Unisys Global Services extends, on the other hand, puts up a welcome aboard sign with the new recruits' names and gives them a kit with a company branded t-shirt.

ITC Infotech conducts a campus to corporate module to simplify the transition from a college mode to a more professional corporate culture for first timers.

FMCG firm, Hindustan Unilever plans to send an official pick-up and drop for new employees on the first day.

“Younger profiles are entering the job market, they have seen and explored, experienced a lot of possibilities and organisations, so its’ very important that you enter and feel good,” said Nanda Majumdar, Head of HR, Manpower.

With attrition at a high of 30 per cent every year among IT firms and BPOs, companies realise they need to ensure new recruits feel special.

Now flowers may soon wither away but they are meant to leave a lasting impression.

Via: IBN Live