Sunday, August 28, 2011

Let there be Light ...

Ever wondered how many times you've served the nation? No doubt you'll end up coming across a number of places you see the paraphrase 'To serve India', be it some government office buildings, some tourist attraction or some old monument now left in shreds. The following morning while I was reading the daily, just came across an article by an IITian, who, like an orthodox one from these institutions, did his masters from Massachusetts and now, probably serving some other country. He started talking about the hostel fee over there which used to be 10 bucks, and the annual fee being 25 bucks. Foxed ! From where does the money to run one of the best institutions of the country comes from? It however wasn't a matter of surprise for me and i guess wouldn't be for people from a few of those good colleges. By 'good', I'm pointing out the few counted as the best in the country and fortunately for me, I'm a part of one of those. Even in my college the annual fee is round about 25k bucks, still much less as compared to the other privately funded institutions, few of which charge eight times the amount and when in comes to the comparison, no matter the basis you choose for it, they don't stand a chance against the former ones. So, getting back to the same question, from where does the amount required to keep these colleges alive gets rendered? Well, in case an Indian is reading this post right now, the quiz must not be as tough as it looks. Of course, public taxes. Now government channels quite a component of it to run these institutions. So, it puts forth another question, 'Do these institutions need a healthy portion of this money to run? If you look at the bigger picture, keeping in view the state of the rest of the country including those for whom a countless number of times meeting both ends is a hell of a task, charging a fee of twenty five is a decision as insane as it could get. There doesn't seem to be much of a sense into it. The viability of the nation is in making sure of the fact that the rural population doesn't perish at the hands of famine, there's no point providing comforts of charging less fee to the upper middle class comparing to those who really deserve it. 600 million below the poverty line need the subsidies more than anyone else and to get over the worst of their times. There has to be a proper channel to put some sort of sense into the government veterans who's judgments make majority of population scratch their heads. On the other hand they at the same time, expect an annual growth of over 10% in every five year plan they make. The same cycle's being going on over and over for the past three five year plans in a row and who know's the series has just got initiated. The failure leads to rising of public taxes which ultimately results in lower amount of money in the hands and reduction of money supply in the market causing inflation, guess what the days just get worse for those already felling the heat of starvation.
To conclude, the government policies must include abeyance to pumping of government money into the fields capable of maintaining the extant without it, and should channel it to some place it genuinely belong.
Let there be hope for rural India, let there be light ...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Beyond the Ties that Bind

The day i still remember while sitting on the front porch, with the same old coffee cup in ma right hand, watching the early sun rise, feeling the fallal morning, which quite a number of times make me feel of the things that can be thought of at the time of stagnation, life's not gonna be that arid after all, all you gonna do is to have this sort of endowment inside people call THE BORN TALENT. I guess a better term typifying the same's gonna be 'knack'. I don't know how people possess it, all I know's that they do, it won't be fair to call'em knacky although. Having met a number of them both in here as well as abroad. Neither do, I've been able to work out some sort of striking correspondence between them, nor do I've been able to sense their talent secrets. Perhaps someone who possess will be able to do the same, and that's exactly the sort of people said to be the alluring ones. One i know's named Malcom Gladwell, the author know for his works in non-fiction. One of the best of his works, being The Outliers. The man works out the similarities among the people from entirely different fields of interest, and presents the same in his excellent works, a number of them being the best-sellers too. God knows how he's been able to judge the resemblance among the success of The Silicon Valley Legends like Bill Gates, Billy Joe and all the music maniac's 1st priorities, I guess you know where I'm going with it in a moment, yup the one n only Beatles. Once read through, no one can pass up the facts of him being the righteous one's. I guess not even John Lennon himself, who rose to the worldwide fame without even knowing that there can be reasons this fellow've worked out bout'em. So, that's the sort of glare a handful of people on the face of this planet possess that takes others off sometimes. Atleast it works when it comes to me. Not all people are like them, may be because variations n changes' a natural law. Some one once said, god made all people special, the difference lies in the recognition of the speciality. Although the same person else have the reason as to why even god didn't made everyone odd in the crowd.She called me on the stage, n made me look at the stage carefully, n then gracious asked, 'What do you see my son?'. The vulgar reply from me - 'Just an empty stage, that's all i see'. The next question she entreated, 'You noticed anything odd my son?', the replies from my side gonna be foreseeable again 'I ain't noticed nothing, it's all empty'. 'That's all I wanted you to notice, it's EMPTY', she exclaimed. 'The world being a big stage where everyone's got some role to play' she continued, 'n god has provided each with just the enough ingenuity to complete the same successfully'. 'So no matter who you are, what you got, where you from, what you do, all you gonna need is not to ravage the precious time n brain of your's that god gifted, thinking about having n not having, instead, see to what you can do with all you got inside of your soul, that's what exactly's your true advocator'.