Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dear Chief Minister

Dear Chief Minister,

I have been thinking of writing this, and finally could grab some time for it.  This letter, Mr. Chief Minister is from an ordinary person who has feelings for what is happening around.

When the Telangana movement is at peak and people where immolating themselves, I always was searching for you and you were doing farming(some say resting)  When people were busy with their life, you used to enter mainstream and pull them for Telangana movement. I am not so sure if you were really interested to have Telangana state if not for the students and employees stir that clubbed with Sonia's calculations on numbers for Rahul to be PM and congress situation in the state before last general elections. I know you got great oratory skills and you have lot of knowledge on history. You remember everything chief minster, if we have to go buy your own words there could have been tens of Telanganas (for every commitment you made that Telangana will be reality in a month or few months or so). I am not sure if you used to make those statements straight from your heart or that was just a political gimmick to keep the moment going on.

Being a rebel, calling for bandhs is a different ball game and being on the other side in power and then controlling this is a different ball game. I hope you understand this more as now you are experiencing it.

You know how much your bad mouthing hurts people, how many times did Chandra babu utter your name and used filthy language?  I am not so sure why you are so much afraid of chandra babu and talk about him all filthy. I am not sure Mr. Chief Minister, if someone says me "Sannasi",I won't keep quiet, rather I would slap him on his face left and right. Why do you need to do all that and give visibility for CBN more?

CBN is busy with his own job, I was surprised when there were some early reports that said 3 people died in andhra because of hudhud and 2 people in hyderabad because the welcome banner stand for Mayers meeting, erected by GHMC fell down because of winds.  I am not sure if there is really focused effort for development.

I never understood what you really have to do with CBN, don't you have any work to do other than keep blaming TDP and CBN every day? don't you see who ruined the state? You were part of CBN team Mr. Chief Minister and you know the history, Hyderabad has been a city but who made the IT presence into Hyderabad? looks like you don't want to remember anything that doesn't fit your party, I think there is nothing wrong in accepting facts.

The numbers talk by all political guys look really dumb. I wonder when some politician talks about comparison about the numbers when CBN was ruling the state and current budget or allocations.  are you guys dumb about inflation etc? earning 10k was a big salary when CBN was in power, earning 1 Lakh is not rare thing now a days. earning levels of people and also inflation also need to be considered when someone is doing comparison.

As a common man, Mr. Chief Minster, I strongly believe taking credit for someone's efforts is bad, did you build HITECH city or did you build airport? did you plan for outer ring road for Hyderabad or did you expand the city roads? have you done anything of that sort Mr. chief minster? Don't you see the no. of years of floods or drought when CBN was in power? Please if you can learn from him learn or just discard him.

Does a common man need YADAGIRI to be another Vatican or Tirupathi or 100 floor towers around stinky Hussain sagar or a mini tank bank for every mandal or Karimnagar to be London. It looks like either you are still to start understanding the governance or you just want to keep people discuss about you either good or bad.

It pains me to see every small rain kills so many people in Hyderabad, any leader worth the carbon atoms in his body should understand the problems and solve them. Try once Mr. Chief Minster  to travel with me in hyderabad, I will take you to places that you hate to see the bad infrastructure.  Stop blabbering something every now and then, rather work on real things, show something you on your own are achieving. If you have guts,develop Mahubub nagar or Nalgonda or Adilabad on par with Hyderabad. Can you dare for this challenge? Let us call this as Hyderabad Challenge, build another city (minus slums or bad roads) on par with Hyderabd, try it out.  I am damn sure you will not agree, if you agree, I am sure you will fail your word like always you do.

Dear Chief Minister,
Did you read the budget copy this year after delayed months?  even KG students will question basics, I am not sure how you will get the money and get things done when all metrics about taxes in Telangana are showing down trend, are you trying to play another YSR by selling lands or so?  Have you not seen what Mr. Jagan is going through right now? Power is not permanent Mr. Chief Minster, people are really smart and they make right decisions always and if you continue to be talking crazy things and doing nothing, I do not need to say anything Mr. Chief Minster, people will decide. Believe me money alone will not help continue power.

God has given you great skills Mr. Chief Minister, you got brain that works, you got power that  you can use to make real development. Believe me learning is great thing, Learn to be humble, when our time is up Mr. Chief Minister,I have not heard anything magical, all great leaders, great kings and common people at the end die and we do not carry anything with us, so at the end of the day Mr. Chief Minister, we are all humans irrespective of power, so my request is be humble, think, listen to people, stop bad mouthing, once you learn, please train the ministers.

Dear Chief Minister, please be a man of actions, you are a man of masses and man of bad mouthing right now. Please Mister Chief Minister, grow to "Man of Actions".

An ordinary man

Monday, December 30, 2013

An year of mixed feelings

2013 seemed like a fast paced one.I never thought I will go to Delhi/Gurgaon but 2012 made that magic and 2013 has taken that fun out of life. Sudden demise of my father was a biggest shock for me. Family suffered because of my absence in Hyderabad and I needed to come back.  Had lot of time to kill as I was away from home most part of the year and I was able to use it for upgrading my web development skills and setting up base for my entrepreneurial skills. I had good run for careerscale with yourpost assignment in october-dec 2013 period and some trainings occassionally with intone and wiziq as clients.

TMAD continued to be a key area of interest for me (and it will remain), major achievement was to get the mahima orphan home construction work done (honestly, laxman should deserve most of the credit from Ivy comptech for his tireless dedicated effort for completing the INR 16L shed for mahima at vikarabad) was a major achievement and also couple of education cases (one MBBS student from bhimavaram etc).

Days I can't forget are feb 5th when I lost my father and sept 25th where I had funny trip to delhi (walked a km to main road, took a bus then a cab and then a bike ride to airport in hyderabad and then the discussion of Alex at office). Couldn't sustain stupid politics of Mr. A but the positive side was that I got freedom and time back with my family.

Family wise, got some pending stuff done in this year, like getting the wood work done at home in hyderabad and buying a car (yes, finally I bought a I10 sportz). Also family trip to Delhi,Agra and Jaipur was memorable one. My family experienced the flight back and forth to Delhi and kids enjoyed the T3 terminal of Delhi airport.

Going ahead, need to make sure I have required skills and business for careerscale going forward and once I am ready, I will move to full time with careerscale.

Primary goal for next year is to be a better human being (better father, husband and son) and practice more patience (the most difficult thing for me) and continue working on the efforts in self learning and entrepreneurial efforts.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Irony within

I am not sure what is getting attention of the nation is what it should be.  Delhi rape case that got so much attention is bit surprising for me. How many such instance are getting reported by media say from villages and towns? If the Delhi rape happened in some remote village would it have been in the lime light?

What we conveniently neglect is  the domestic violence about men and woman and the problems with brought up of our generations. We only focus some thing grave to happen and react. I know few friends who  have serious complaints against their mother - in laws who never let them eat properly even when during pregnancy. I think many of our problems are not gender against gender. How I have been brought up and How I am going to bring up my kids and how I deal with every other person in the society also makes a lot of difference to the society. Media is so tempting with publicity that instead of stopping violence, people may be forced to commit crime to get the media attention and publicity.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Missing Radio

Radio, an integral part of my childhood world, is surprisingly missing. The BBC, Voice Of America, The deutsche Radio etc and their India centric programs used to attract me. Radio was a great tool to research, change frequencies and try to discover new channels and their program schedule etc. German radio used to send me their quarterly program schedule through post and it was a great thing for me.

Also Srilanka radio and then lot of christian channels etc. Particularly the christian channel speakers are really good, they were convincing enough to come back to the channel again.

Thursday night and sunday 3PM plays on radio were always used to be great.

Feeling missing the Radio (watching Rajanna(Telugu) movie at present)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I miss you Nanna

Babu, you could have avoided this sudden shock.  Every item in the house is reminding of you and unfinished work. You could have finished what ever you have dreamed of. It was too early to quit.

I could have spent more time with you. As a father understand your unconditional love towards us. You are soldier trying to fight for us. From utter poverty and almost lost everything,  our fight is in the right direction. We are towards success. But your sudden disappearance is leaving us helpless.

I might be better educated and earning better pay, still I dont know many things that you are master of. I dont know how to pack my things.  I dont know how to smile in neck deep problems. If I have a small problem , I shout,  I dont know how to live with uncertainty. 

You loved the kids. I am sorry Nanna, I coudn't bring my kids to you as often as you wanted. In the run for career and stupid family problem, I neglected you so much. I thought getting back your respect by building house was a big thing but I was wrong Nanna. I dont like failures but I remain a failure in front of you. Sorry but I promise I will continue working hard till I meet you and will do everything possible to take care of mother.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Delhi Metro and Duranto Express

I am back from Hyderabad to Gurgaon today.  It was interesting to Travel in Metro and then in DURANTO express to Secunderabad from H. Nizamuddin station in Delhi.

Before the travel, I was searching on internet to find out what is the best way to reach H. Nizamuddin from DLF Cyber Terraces (Build 5C).

The best way to reach H. Nizamuddin from Gurgaon is to get Yellow Line to Rajiv Chowk. I boarded at Sikunderpur since that is just 1 KM distance from my office. Yellow Line starts from HUDA City Center and goes through Rajiv chowk till Jahangirpuri.

We need to get down at Rajiv Chowk and switch to Blue Line (You need to climb up to next floor to get to Blue Line, Don't worry the indicators help you) as the nearest metro station for H. Nizamuddin is Indraprastha.  I think it is the 4th station from Rajiv Chowk.  The Public Announcement System in the metro trains will help us get down at the right place.

You can opt to buy a smart card instead of a token (ticket), as you can top up as needed and also that is nothing specific to a particular person. You can share with anyone you would like to, when you do not travel.

From Indraprastha station, you can take an auto who charge 50/- to drop you at H. Nizamuddin. I think bus service is also available but I was not so sure so to avoid missing my train, I opted to go by Auto.

Duranto is better as it takes less than 22 hours to Secunderabad and no passenger stops in the middle. It does stop at few places (called Technical stops). But the bookings are from H. Nijamuddin to Secunderabad directly. After the price revision it costs around 800 bucks for a sleeper booking for one person. This includes 2 water bottles (one on day 1, and other one on day 2 of journey).Tea is served few times. Dinner, break fast and Lunch are provided in the train itself (The fare is inclusive of food). You can opt for veg or non verg. Under non veg you get egg curry instead of vegetable curry in lunch/dinner and for breakfast you get bread amlet.  But beware the catering team will try to skip one water bottle and they also collect tips from each passenger (min. 10 rupees), I am going to raise a complaint to IRCTC on the same since I captured video of the same. Also the cleaner comes separately for tips. You do not find him to do any cleaning other than asking for tips.

Otherwise this train is good since it starts around 4PM (3.50PM) and reaches Secunderabad around 1.30 / 2 PM next day. You are left with half a day with you once you reach Secunderabad.  Also the return journey on Sunday starts at 1.30 PM at Secunderabad and reaches H. Nizamuddin on Monday morning around 11 AM (though they say it is 10.35, it can be any time before 11.30 AM).

Monday, December 31, 2012

The year ahead

Year 2012 was an eventful year. Personally I experienced a lot. Stressful career to healthy relationships with people around, morning walks, the new found yoga guru Sridhar reddy in the colony, badminton practice daily, the continued online training that lead to registering CareerScale IT Consulting LLP and forming clear path for the years to come by.

The IVY experiment was not so cool, with so many issues around and the legacy not accepting change and me not able to adjust with the environment, though I was able to finally work on PL/SQL though found it difficult in the beginning (this means, I am through Java, .net, sharepoint and now into db as well  :-), though not an expert),made up my mind to call off this experiment.

The best part of this experiment is the orphan home facility that is coming up at Vikarabad. With contributions from IVY employees and some matching grant from IVY itself (mgmt was reluctant initially) is now bringing up a big facility 123*33 sft shelter with the cost of INR 15,00,000/-. I was very instrumental in picking this up and taking it forward. Unfortunately I was not there to see the completion of the work but will monitor on behalf of TMAD

CareerScale, the legal entity that is born on 4th Dec 2012(incorporation date), has lot of hopes and work for me for the years ahead. But it is into incubation at present and not much of commercial activity. The dream is to make the infrastructure that goes deep into the education system that the final outcome of our regular colleges is industry ready youth who can either work for industry or go on becoming entrepreneurs. Probably  it may be bit odd to say, train them and shift the academic system from typical kirana store to a supermarket where companies can go and pick the ready made employable youth. May be the future walmart of the world in IT and other employable sectors. BIG DREAM though!. Lot of work ahead and I am still at baby steps.

TMAD was an important part of the year in my life. It will be as well in the years to come. The dyvakrupa orphan home work with the cost of INR 3,00,000 brought tremendous change in the lives of 30 kids in the orphan home. The little shelter in a small room behind a church now has decent facility and with the support of RDO they started a dairy form which gives them around 12 to 15k (after paying the loan installments) they are able to meet the maintenance of the orphan home. They were expecting more help from TMAD but somehow I thought they must self sustain and we shouldn't do too much of spoon feeding there.

The Mahima orphan home (though primary fund pooling was in IVY) work also has great interest in TMAD friends, we really wanted to play a major role in this (if not the HR disinterest @IVY), but we still worked on supporting the electrification with a domestic connection (which includes getting a transformer etc) we incurred cost of around INR 50,000/- towards this.

Supporting buchanna's CA dream through TMAD (I am directly supporting this) and other student (a B.Pharmacy student) etc kept me busy through out the year.  Though I haven't planned any of these activities  for the year 2012, they just happened because they needed support and I wanted to contribute.

You know you will feel very very very happy when you realize your simple assistance bringing up BIG change in someone's life. Recent mail from Karthik Dumpala that he got a big Job and scholarship or something for his invention at IIG Gauhati. I feel really happy. You know sending a little amount as Money Order to a student in his early engineering class with the hope that it helps, and getting this mail after some years is an amazing thing.

The year ahead is going to be challenging for me, I must re-christen myself and get back the old geek skills that I lost with my IVY experiment  I must become someone very very inevitable on technical skill set which any employer on earth should like to hire. But this is not for another HOP but for my CareerScale dream. Being away from typical comfort zone (living in venkateswara enclave, upparpally, hyderabad) with friends like Divaker reddy, Sridhar reddy, Mahesh etc and with my family is a difficult thing. I have become numb being away from my kids Abhi and Adith (They are the best of my existence, I simply love them for what they have been to me). But this leading to simple living and saving few extra bucks might help my dream.