Friday, November 22, 2013

It's Weekend Here Again!

It's weekend for me. If it is for you you as well, i would urge that you start your weekend with these 2 video. Let me know what you feel.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tribute to Dr Bhupen Hazarika by Rabin Goswami

Bondhu Robin Goswami's tribute to Dr Hazarika. I am sure you will like it. Encourage him to sing more.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Developmental Conflicts in North East India

  • Assam Bangalore Coordination (ABC) forum organised an interactive session on "Developmental Conflicts in NE Region : Assam in focus" facilitated by Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika‏ at The Energy Research Institute, Domlur, Bangalore on October 5th.

    Prof. Hazarika is Director, Centre for North East Studies and Centre for North East Studies (C-NES), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and in addition, holds the Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Author of three major books on the North East Region – Stranger of the MistRites of Passage and Writing on the Wall, he was a reporter for the New York Times, Consulting Editor of The Statesman and is a widely published columnist. 

    Prof Hazarika was in Bangalore to deliver a talk on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) at Azim Premji University. In conjunction with this, ABC forum organized this discussion on Developmental Conflicts in NE Region with focus on Assam. While the short discussion didn't yield anything concrete per se (which was not intended also) but fact that 80 odd people, not just Assamese, joined the session indicates that there is deep concerns for the region and its current state of affairs. Events like this sensitize people, allows them to express their concerns,  think and put forward their thoughts on what can be done, and thereby create a greater social awareness which is fundamental to any social development. Organizations like ABC and associated people can play meaningful catalysts role on such social transformation journey in their circle of influence, however small it may be. Think tanks like C-NES can provide a bigger platform at National level to deliberate and come up with specific recommendations/ actions plan on what social & political organization and academia should do to come out of the current state of affairs. 

    One concerned participant rightly pointed out the ill effects of celebrated "BANDH" culture in Assam, but there is hardly any instances where social organizations or academia took steps to educate people, create social awareness and declare a social ban on such culture. Is it because of depleting intellectia or leadership vacuum?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Metric - Measuring Me

I like metrics. I use it on daily basis - to measure the progress of project deliverable, to measure performance of my group, to check new hire progress, to monitor people churn, to check software defects, to check my how my mutual fund is progressing, and so many things. I use it to check parameters on my continuous improvements. But I still don't know how to measure myself - my life. If you love metrics and know how to measure life, please pass it it along.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Huge Difference : Govt Selling Medicine Cheaper

Kerala Government owned enterprise, Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd in short  "KMSCL",  sells life saving drugs at substantially lower cost - in some cases one sixth of the market price making the treatment for the killer diseases significantly affordable. Read on the complete story at The Economics Time ...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Can you hear me? Mobile is 40 years old now.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest innovation of our time is Mobile Phone. Today, over 5 billion people uses mobile phone to communicate with each other. Do you know that first mobile call was made in 40 years back - April 1973. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Any Idea Why Digital Format Costs More Than Print?

I failed to figure out why Kindle edition cost more than the printed edition.

Product Details

Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz (Mar 18, 2013)


Any idea?