Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012...What do you have for me?

Another year is going to end soon and this time I do not want to talk about all the negatives which we usually do while blogging. I do not want to end this year on low. Infact, I will say that it has been a good year for me. If we end the year 2011 on high note, I am sure 2012 will be more exciting. The year passed by as expected. I have settled in life now but don't want to be complacent. I have to be more ambitious, I have to find more challenges. I don't want my life to be easy going. I want to get involve in as many things as possible.

I have noticed that nothing in life come easily. You have to be on your toes always. Continuously look out for those opportunities. As soon as you conquer one thing there is another challenge lined up. Now 2012 should be more challenging. I have few things in mind which I will certainly like to get my hands on it. So be ready 2012, I am coming. Better be good!!

P.S. The promise which I made last year that I will write more posts was not fulfilled by me. I have equaled the number of posts from last year but couldn't passed it. Therefore, I will not promise this time and lets see how much I write.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Delhi's Neighbor - Gurgaon

Today we were discussing about Gurgaon. How this city has come up in last 10 years and now is it worth living here or not? When Delhi became congested and there was not enough space to open new offices, companies did not intend to shift base from here as they saw that there is no dearth of professional and skilled labor here. So they decided to find a new places not far away from Delhi which are now called as Millennium Cities which include Noida and Gurgaon.

The companies have set up huge offices in world class buildings made by DLF, Unitech and other builders. I think these builders would not be in a position they are now if there were no Gurgaon or Noida. But looking back at the things, talking about Gurgaon it has not developed as one would have like to. If any city would have given 10 years to develop, they would not want to see what Gurgaon is today. Lack of transport, water, electricity, and bad roads, you name them and you will not see all the basic necessities of a city in a good condition. I daily travel to Gurgaon and when I try to compare Delhi and Gurgaon, I see Delhi far better than Gurgaon. If you want to travel from Huda City Center Metro Station to any place, you will find auto rickshaw walaas hurdling around you and try to loot you with the fares. This is not just limited at Huda City Center, infact same scene is visible at every metro station.

Delhi metro is one big thing which has happened to Gurgaon but it is only because of efforts from Delhi government otherwise Haryana government has not invested anything in the city. They have just taken money from companies so that they can setup their offices. But it is hard to find any project started by Haryana government. Its only private players like DLF who have started working on Gurgaon metro. The roads in Gurgaon are worst. One should have balls of steel while traveling on Gurgaon roads.

Though many residential colonies are now there in Gurgaon, but still I feel that it is not a good place to live. I have seen people struggling with their lives in Gurgaon. If you are rich and in the elite class then its OK to live there but middle class families still find this place tough to live. I find Delhi to be more exciting and worth living.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

India's Weakening Economy

We are so confident about the fundamentals of Indian financial economy that we are not ready to believe that situation is very bad. Politicians, economists, analysts terming it as temporary phase as they are over confident about the economy but they do not see that this temporary phase has taken one year now. Everytime I  see news channel, people claim that situation is not bad. They need to open their eyes. Don't they see that bloody dollar is now trading at more than fifty four (54) rupees. Don't they see that India's industrial output is -5%.

If you cannot see this, you don't deserve to be the economist. US multinational companies who have operations units in India are gaining the most. Company who was spending 1000 dollars previously, now have to spend only 850 dollars on India operations. India need more dollars. Policy makers should take this situation seriously otherwise there will be time when you will hear that after Greece its India who is defaulting and recession will grip us as well. They (US) have come out of the situation very well and now learned their lessons but our leaders are so corrupt that we cannot handle such situations.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nandan Nilekani UID failure

Just read an article on The Wall Street Journal in which Mr. Nandan Nilekani saying that his UID project is on track. I respect this person a lot as he has taken Infosys to great heights but dude this is government work. As a citizen of India, I am saying that your project is quite far away from the expected timelines. I have applied for UID some 4 months back but there is still no progress on that.

You are blaming opposition but its a common man who should be blaming you for not giving them their UIDs on time. I  know some huge amount of money has been granted to this project but there are no results. I am not seeing any results.