Showing posts from November, 2019

"A Toast to the Crazy ones....!"

About a week ago, I was tasked with formulating the culture document for my Company.I love writing, so this presented itself as an excellent opportunity to do something different.  Attempting to do something for the first time always requires research. This may include reading culture handbooks of different companies, talking to the management as well as employees who've been with the organization since a long time. During one such interaction, I was introduced to a quote (authored by Rob Siltanen) which I totally related and agreed with: “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them

Sab Ganda Hai, Par Sab Dhandha Hai - Maha Govt Plot Twist

Everyone looks forward to weekends for the simple reason that they get to relax, unwind and recharge themselves for another hectic workweek. But not the Maharashtra Govt. Atleast not this weekend. In between Friday night and Saturday early morning, our State Govt proved to us that if they put their minds to getting something done, they will; even if it involves staying up post their working hours. Hail Politics and Self - Interest! I guess it's pretty apparent by now what this writeup is going to be about. But no. I won't bore you with that anymore. Instead, I'll include a few links to help you catch up:

Alpha Ideas SME Stars Meet 2019 @NSE

The idea was very simple. 11 SMEs from various industries. 20 minutes to explain their business , growth, financials and expansion plans. No Q&A session.  Audience: Interested investors & Me Location: National Stock Exchange, BKC Off late, I've started venturing into a lot of new things. One of them includes visiting places/sessions/seminars/events to see what new is out there (even if that means I have to go alone). About a week ago, my father noticed an SME (small to medium enterprises) stars meet event opening on the Alpha Ideas blog page. Now I work Monday to Friday, so sacrificing my Saturday morning sleep, I must admit, wasn't something I was looking forward to. However......

"Ok Boomer"

What is Boomer? Boomer  is an informal term for  baby boomer , a person born during the baby boom (sharp increase in birthrates) after World War II. This generation generally includes anyone born in the US between 1946–65, a time of great economic prosperity. What is Ok Boomer? Ok Boomer  is a viral internet slang phrase used, often in a humorous or ironic manner, to call out or dismiss out-of-touch or close-minded opinions associated with the baby  boomer  generation and older people more generally.

Historical Wrongs can't be corrected by Courts: SC

Today's papers were filled with the Ayodhya Verdict. The decision made put a final end to a dispute which has been going on for the last 5 centuries.  One of the points put forward by one of the parties was to be compensated for the losses which they bore due to past regimes. Mentioned below is an excerpt from the verdict which rules out against the demand:  PS - The excerpt has been taken taken from the TOI writeup (dated 10th November 2019).

5 Good Judges - Ayodhya Verdict, Section 377, Triple Talaq and many more

India is a culturally diverse country. Which means it is home to people who belong to different faiths and follow different practices.  Now, it is no hidden secret that a majority of Hindus and Muslims have not got along well in the past (and maybe in the present too). There have been instances when difference in opinions and understanding (or obsession) of religions has taken a bad turn. In such a situation, it is very important to have a body in the country who thinks rationally and makes their decisions based on facts and evidences rather than being swayed but religious sentiments.  Enter the Indian Judiciary.  The Ayodhya Verdict panel - (L to R) - Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice S A Bobde, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (centre), Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice S Abdul Nazeer.  Now, a lot of citizens may not agree to this, but in these past years, our judges of the Supreme and High Courts have taken quite bold decisions. How much difference that will ma

The Ayodhya Dispute & Verdict - What you need to know in brief

The Ayodhya Dispute: It is a political, historical and socio-religious debate, centered on a plot of land in the city of  Ayodhya ,  Uttar Pradesh  from 1528 to 2019. The issues revolves around the control of a site traditionally regarded among Hindus to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity  Ram , the history and location of the  Babri Masjid  at the site, and whether a previous Hindu temple was demolished or modified in order to make place for and create the mosque. This mosque was subsequently  destroyed during a political rally  which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. 5 centuries of dispute.  5 Suits. 26 Points. 533 Exhibits. 88 Witnesses and 41 Days of Hearing later........ The Ayodhya Verdict: The Supreme Court ordered the land to be handed over to a trust to build the Hindu temple. It also ordered the government to give an alternate 5 acres of land to the Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of building a mosque. SOURCE: