Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I don’t know if it happens to everyone but it sure does happen to me. If I cut down on my food, my hunger itself begins to contract. By the seventh day, I am quite full at half of my original intake.
Strangely, I never really realized, but it is exactly the same behavior with a lot of other things too.
Love, you miss them a lot then you miss them little.
Dreams, if you don’t taste success, the hunger slowly dwindles.
Eat more to keep eating more; win more to keep winning more; love more to keep loving more!
Friday, December 4, 2009
About time we had some fun on this blog! ..err space! ..umm sphere!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I do however believe in probability. It’s easier to explain the randomness through probability; it’s impartial, it’s unemotional; it’s less distressing if most things don’t happen the way you planned them.
And now even the probability theory is beginning to look so useless. If it’s so random, what is the point of associating probability with it? Even if I calculate the probability of something to be 99.9999% and yet the thing that had a probability of less than 0.0001% happens, what’s the use of chasing the 99% activity? The other point of view is that since that can happen, even if you had a 0.0001% chance of success, you can still emerge on top of those who had 99% chance.
So what does it mean, should we strive for everything? Or should we strive for nothing? Or should we simply espouse the chance game and chase the activity that has a higher probability of happening.
I think success is simply about survival. If you survive, you succeed. Its not about survival of the fittest; its about whoever survived must be the fittest.
PS: Sorry for the rambling; I'd surely edit this post and add some perspective.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
ICICI Lombard - We don't pay claims for cars which are four-five year old (PS: we don't pay claims at all)
Guess it wasn't going to take too long for me to get a piece of their BS. The worst part is that its already a lost battle for any of us to fight an Insurance company, since my cost of commute is way more than the 50% of the damages that the Insurance company pays anyway. But as NarayanMurthy said, fighting for the right cause is always a costly affair, more cost intensive than the easier way out.
My car has been in the garage for well over 20 days, and I am chasing ICICI Lombard to pay the claim; the 50% of the total claim value that they would pay anyway. And in the process, I have been screamed at, have had phones slammed upon me, made to wait endlessly on the "you are our privileged customer but please wait while we screw somebody else" customer support line and obviously denied on major part of my claim.
And if you are wondering about the title, thats what I heard from the surveyor, all of those whom I spoke to. "The car is 5 years old, we can't keep paying claims for it"
" Keep paying??? This was the first time I had gone to an insurance company for this car. I wasn't in the country to drive it.
The best thing is this telecaller tells me, that ICICI Lombard has recently been found to be the company with the highest claim paying capacity. Obviously. If you don't pay any claims, your capacity to pay them is going to be the highest.
Anyways, if I have to take it, I'll take it to consumer court and beyond. Atleast one fight, before we lose our faith in the system. We are the next generation of India, the educated, liberated intelligentia who can fight, who must fight. We can't take the easy way out, we must not.
Will keep you guys posted.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Just so that you know - new-borns, new ventures and blog entries don't go along very well. The former two take so much time and precedence that the latter, the bastion of your cherished literary ambitions, is left mal-new-writ-ioned, to say the least. Paradoxically though, the former two leave your life so eventful that, you can easily fill entries, if you find the time to do so.
To quote one, the other night, I was up most of the night (couldn't sleep so ended up doing some work in amidst a lot of surfing and slept at 6:00 AM). At around 6:30 AM, when kiddo woke up and was crying, I (allegedly, as per wife) murmured in my sleep something to the tune of "I have coded her so well, why is she crying ?" Gets you thinking doesn't it. A pilot after an exhausting flight in a similar situation would probably say "I landed her so well, why is she crying". A lawyer - "I filed her so well", P Chidambran "I GPLed the IPL so well", Sanjay Dutt "I got GPLed by SC so well", Mamta Banerjee "I screwed half of bengal so well", CPI(M) "We screwed the whole of Bengal so well", Arjun Singh "I screwed the next generation of India so well", Manmohan Singh "Sonia ji would know why she is crying, Let me go ask her"
Seriously, the election scene is so dismal and disappointing that I am worried for my country. I guess you are too, and to make matters worse, I believe that post election scenario would be a worse nightmare. I am ofcourse going to vote for I know the power of my vote very well. Every single time, without fail, the guy I voted for has lost the elections.
Coming back to apni life, our new product is coming along well. Its a SaaS based Sales Management/Accounting/CRM suite which should see the light of day in another month's time or so. The past week was left searching for a good domain name, and that was quite something in itself. Imagine, almost every single four letter word .com domain has been booked. At one time, I was typing without looking at keyboard and the site (LCFX.com, LCFK.com PIWO.com) was already registered. We are still looking and in case you've got a suggestion for a domain that's available, do let us know.
Another product currently under development is based around PDF forms based surveys and origination. That's still in development but should see pre-alpha fairly soon.
The best thing is that when you are running your own venture, you can run it as per your ideology. Its not something that you follow just because it came from headquarters 7500 miles away from you, from a set of guys you never met, never had a chance to discuss things with; even if you don't agree with it.
For example, help me understand this. Most companies have punished the hapless fresher. Offers were withdrawn, joining dates have been deferred and recruitment has been frozen for those without experience. And this is happening because the smart assess who are currently in the industry screwed up the economy. So the lame idiot, good for nothing, who got picked up during the high times, remains in the job with a hefty pay package but the new kid with significantly more talent, IQ and significantly less pay is left high and dry. I am not talking about it being unfair or fair, I am simply talking from a very practical viewpoint.
In any case, this year, we are only going to recruit freshers, fresh off the campus, no experience - mandatory.
And I shall very soon be back to showcase the amazing work these talented set of freshers would be doing, so watch out for this space.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We have just developed and rolled out a technology that allows a website to change its look and feel and adapt to different surrounding, scenarios & features.
Was creating a brochure to promote this new product offering, and came up with this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be using it. Might hurt sensibilities (or sensitivities).
So here it is, just here, as a teaser for all those who would never know what they didn't see. My first product and its first teaser campaign :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ihaana, in Finnish means Wonderful or Delightful.
It has an obscure meaning in Pali-Prakrit (contemperory to Sanskrit) where it symbolises the most perfect condition a mind can be in.
There was some article which suggested that the word dhyana in Sanskrit comes from Ihana (spelled jhana where j is pronouned with a ihya) . In buddhism, there are four stages in which a distracted mind can be controlled and concentrated. These four stages are reffered to as Ihaanas.