Saturday, August 15, 2015

Beautiful attempts to showcase commonalities between India and Pakistan by Global brands

Foodpanda a food delivery platform comes with an innovative idea to celebrate India's 69th (2015) Independence Day with a beautiful video depicting the commonalities in taste buds, still found in the two most rival neighboring nations India and Pakistan.
The video runs a short play demarcating the similarities between Indians and Pakistanis taste buds.
video

The foodpanda group is a global mobile food delivery marketplace headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and operating in 40 countries and territories, including India and Pakistan.

If you remember Google (Search Engine Giant) too had made a beautiful attempt with it's video ad showing the Google's search capabilities and depicting a short story of unions of two old friends who got separated during India Pakistan partition.
Here is that video.

Google Doodle on India's 69th Independence Day - Gandhi's Dandi March

Google celebrating India's Independence Day 2015 with a beautiful Doodle depicting Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March.
Google Doodle on India's 69th Independence Day
Google Doodle on India's 69th Independence Day

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

List of Indian CEOs in Global Companies

1. Pichai Sundararajan
Age:                     43
Birth Place:         Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Education:           IIT Kharagpur
Occupation:        CEO at Google Inc.

2.Satyanarayana Nadella
Age:                  47 Year
Birth place:       Hyderabad, India
Education:        Manipal Institute Of Technology
Occupation:      CEO at Microsoft Corporation

3.Ajaypal Singh Banga
Age:                      52
Birth Place:           Pune, India
Education:            Delhi University, IIM Ahmedabad
Occupation:          CEO and President, MasterCard

4.Indra Krishnamurthy
Age:                      59
Birth Place:           Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Graduation:           Madras Christian College,IIM Calcutta
Occupation:           Chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo

5.Shantanu Narayen
Age:                       52
Birth Place:           Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Education:             Osmania University (BS)
Occupation:           CEO of Adobe Systems

6.Rajeev Suri
Age:                       47
Birth Place:           New Delhi India
Education:             Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India
Occupation:           CEO of Nokia

7. Ivan Menezes
Born:                        July 1959
Birth Place:              Pune, India
Education St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Alma mater Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
                                Kellogg School of Management
Occupation CEO, Diageo
Salary GBP £7,768,000

8. Rakesh Kapoor
Born: 4 August 1958 (age 57)
Birth Place: Bareilly, India
Education Modern School, New Delhi, India
Alma mater:              Birla Institute of Technology and Science
                                XLRI- Xavier School of Management
Occupation CEO, Reckitt Benckiser
Salary GBP £11.2 million (2014)

9. Ajit Jain: Berkshire Hathaway Group
Born: 1951
BIrth Place: Odisha


10. Piyush Gupta
Born: January 24, 1960 (age 55)
Birth Place: Meerut, India
Alma mater:           St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University (B.A.)
                              IIM, Ahmedabad (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
Occupation CEO and Director of DBS Group


11. Sanjay Mehrotra
Occupation CEO & President of SanDisk


12. Sanjay Jha: Global Foundries
Born: 1963
Birth Place: Bhagalpur, Bihar in east India
Education:            Ph.D in electrical engineering
                           B.S. in engineering
Alma mater:         University of Strathclyde
                           University of Liverpool

13. Dinesh Paliwali
Born: 17 December 1957
Birth Place:        Agra, India
Alma mater: B.E. from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee;
                          MS in Applied Science and Engineering and
                            MBA in Finance from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).
Occupation: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International Industries

14. Rajeev Vasudeva:
Occupation: CEO of Egon Zehnder

16. Vikram Shankar Pandit
Born: 14 January 1957
Birth Place: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Alma Mater:              Columbia University, BS, MS, MBA, PhD
Occupation:               Former CEO, Citigroup (2007-2012)

17. Anshu Jain
Born: 7 January 1963
Birth Place: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Alma mater:               University of Delhi (B.A.)
                                 University of Massachusetts (M.B.A.)
Occupation:               Ex-Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Real story of Munni and Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Call it a coincidence or power of true prayers or simply a miracle, you can call it anything but what happened, is for certainly - happened with a reason and for a reason.
A human right activist from Pakistan, also an expert adviser to UN (Geneva, Switzerland) on human rights Mr. Ansar Burney found a deaf and mute girl of age 18-19, four years back , with her foster parent Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilquis Edhi who also runs a welfare trust.
Bhaijaan Ansar Burney with Geeta or Guddi(Munni)
Bhaijaan Ansar Burney with Geeta aka Guddi

How it all happened - the story of Guddy aka Geeta.
The girl is deaf and dumb but had learned some Hindi reading and writing when she was 7. The girl anyhow boards the train Samjhauta Express which runs between New Delhi and Lahore. The girl reaches Lahore railway station, she is around 7 to 8 years old crying on the platform. Police found her on the station and moved her to a shelter home, she shifted from one shelter home to another and finally reaches to the founder of a welfare trust, Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi.
Geeta or Guddi in Pakistan
Geeta or Guddi in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar informs about this girl to a human right activist Mr Ansar Burney. Mr Ansar Burney tries all his means using social network, advertisement and almost everything he could to make her meet her parents which she points lives somewhere in Jharkhand or Telangana in India.

Mr Burney's tweets:

Mr Burney even came India in around 2011-12 and tried broadcasting about her, so that her parents can recognize her and meet their child. But failed in his attempt.

We are very much familiar with movies based on true stories or Mobile games based on movies, but a movie story turned true had never been heard before.
On 17th of July, Salman Khan starer +Bajrangi Bhaijaan Movie released in India and Pakistan. The movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan has almost similar plot where a Pakistani little girl gets abandoned in India and is found by #Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Salman Khan) who swear to make her to her parents in Pakistan.

After the movie got smashing success Ansar Burney who also watched movie got a new hope and retried with all means. This time govt of India heard his voice and Promised to help in every possible way.
Minister of External affairs Mrs Sushma Swaraj tweets and lend her full support to bring back the girl(Geeta named by her foster parents Bilquis Edhi).



We pray for Geeta's safe return and hope she very soon meet her own parents in India.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Till the last breath Kalam Sir was thinking for India's development - Srijan Pal Singh

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's demise which shook the entire nation and is seen as the greatest loss in recent times.
Best quotes of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Best quotes of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have better tomorrow
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have better tomorrow - Abdul Kalam

Quotes from Wings of fire by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Quotes from Wings of fire by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Who can describe the last day of Abdul Kalam Sir, but Srijan Pal Singh, consultant to the Bharat Ratna & Missile man; who was with him on his last journey. From the flight he boarded on 27th July 2015 to Guhawati, to IIM-Shilong, where Kalam gave his last lecture, Srijan recollects his last memories, the last words he spoke before he collapsed into the podium.

What I will be remembered for, my memory of the last day with great Kalam sir. It has been eight hours since we last talked – sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing down, sometimes as tears.
Our day, 27th July, began at 12 noon, when we took our seats in the flight to Guhawati. Dr. Kalam was 1A and I was IC. He was wearing a dark colored “Kalam suit”, and I started off complimenting, “Nice color!” Little did I know this was going to be the last color I will see on him. Long, 2.5 hours of flying in the monsoon weather. I hate turbulence, and he had mastered over them. Whenever he would see me go cold in shaking plane, he would just pull down the window pane and say, “Now you don’t see any fear!”.
That was followed by another 2.5 hours of car drive to IIM-Shillong. For these two legged trip of five hours we talked, discussed and debated. These were among hundreds of the long flights and longer drives we have been together over the last six years.
As with each one of them, this was as special too. Three incidents/discussions in particular will be “lasting memories of our last trip”. First, Dr. Kalam was absolutely worried about the attacks in Punjab. The loss of innocent lives left him filled with sorrow. The topic of lecture at IIM-Shillong was Creating a Livable Planet Earth. He related the incident to the topic and said, “It seems the man made forces are as big a threat to the livability of earth as pollution.” We discussed on how, if this trend of violence, pollution and reckless human action continues we will forced to leave earth. “Thirty years, at this rate, maybe”, he said. “You guys must do something about it…it is going to be your future world.”
Our second discussion was more national. For the past two days, Dr. Kalam was worried that time and again Parliament, the supreme institution of democracy, was dysfunctional. He said, “I have seen two different governments in my tenure. I have seen more after that. This disruption just keeps happening. It is not right. I really need to find out a way to ensure that the parliament works on developmental politics.” He then asked me to prepare a surprise assignment question for the students at IIM-Shillong, which he would give them only at the end of the lecture. He wanted to them to suggest three innovative ways to make the Parliament more productive and vibrant. Then, after a while he returned on it. “But how can ask them to give solutions if I don’t have any myself.” For the next one hour, we thwarted options after options, who come up with his recommendation over the issue. We wanted to include this discussion in our upcoming book, Advantage India.
Third, was an experience from the beauty of his humility. We were in a convoy of 6-7 cars. Dr. Kalam and I were in the second car. Ahead us was an open gypsy with three soldiers in it. Two of them were sitting on either side and one lean guy was standing atop, holding his gun. One hour into the road journey, Dr. Kalam said, “Why is he standing? He will get tired. This is like punishment. Can you ask a wireless message to given that he may sit?” I had to convince him, he has been probably instructed to keep standing for better security. He did not relent. We tried radio messaging, that did not work. For the next 1.5 hours of the journey, he reminded me thrice to see if I can hand signal him to sit down. Finally, realizing there is little we can do – he told me, “I want to meet him and thank him.” Later, when we landed in IIM-Shillong, I went inquiring through security people and got hold of the standing guy. I took him inside and Dr. Kalam greeted him. He shook his hand, said “Thank you buddy. Are you tired? Would you like something to eat? I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me”. The young lean guard, draped in black cloth, was surprised at the treatment. He lost words, just said, “Sir, aapke liye to 6 ghante bhi khade rahenge.”
After this, we went to the lecture hall. He did not want to be late for the lecture. “Students should never be made to wait,” he always said. I quickly set up his mike, briefed on final lecture and took position on the computers. As I pinned his mike, he smiled and said, “Funny guy! Are you doing well?” ‘Funny guy’, when said by Kalam could mean a variety of things, depending on the tone and your own assessment. It could mean, you have done well, you have messed up something, you should listen to him or just that you have been plain na├»ve or he was just being jovial. Over six years I had learnt to interpret Funny Guy like the back of my palm. This time it was the last case.
“Funny guy! Are you doing well?” he said. I smiled back, “Yes”. Those were the last words he said.
Two minutes into the speech, sitting behind him, I heard a long pause after completing one sentence. I looked at him, he fell down.
We picked him up. As the doctor rushed, we tried whatever we could. I will never forget the look in his three-quarter closed eyes and I held his head with one hand and tried reviving with whatever I could. His hands clenched, curled onto my finger. There was stillness on his face and those wise eyes were motionlessly radiating wisdom. He never said a word. He did not show pain, only purpose was visible.
In five minutes we were in the nearest hospital. In another few minutes the they indicated the missile man had flown away, forever.
I touched his feet, one last time. Adieu old friend! Grand mentor! See you in my thoughts and meet in the next birth.
As turned back, a closet of thoughts opened.
Often he would ask me, “You are young, decide what will like to be remembered for?” I kept thinking of new impressive answers, till one day I gave up and resorted to tit-for-tat. I asked him back, “First you tell me, what will you like to be remembered for? President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion…. What?” I thought I had made the question easier by giving options, but he sprang on me a surprise. “Teacher,” he said.
Then something he said two weeks back when we were discussing about his missile time friends. He said, “Children need to take care of their parents. It is sad that sometimes this is not happening.” He paused and said, “Two things. Elders must also do. Never leave wealth at your deathbed – that leaves a fighting family. Second, one is blessed is one can die working, standing tall without any long drawn ailing. Goodbyes should be short, really short.”
Today, I look back – he took the final journey, teaching, what he always wanted to be remembered doing. And, till his final moment he was standing, working and lecturing. He left us, as a great teacher, standing tall. He leaves the world with nothing accumulated in his account but loads of wishes and love of people. He was a successful, even in his end.
Will miss all the lunches and dinners we had together, will miss all the times you surprised me with your humility and startled me with your curiosity, will miss the lessons of life you taught in action and words, will miss our struggles to race to make into flights, our trips, our long debates. You gave me dreams, you showed me dreams need to be impossible, for anything else is a compromise to my own ability. The man is gone, the mission lives on. Long live Kalam.
Your indebted student,
Srijan Pal Singh

“For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India

“Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

"Dream, dream, dream... Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action."

-Ignited Minds, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Abdul Kalam's quotes in Hindi
Abdul Kalam's quotes in Hindi

Quotes on success by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Quotes on success by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Quotes on Failure by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Quotes on Failure by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

“When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit

“Learning gives creativity
Creativity leads to thinking
Thinking provides knowledge
Knowledge makes you great.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A great loss to mankind, his igniting words shall never be forgotten. He shall live in our thoughts and through our actions forever. Thank you Sir, for being an inspiration to us all. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ex Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju on Yakub Memon hanging

After RAW official B Raman, Asaduddin Owaisi and Salman Khan; Ex Supreme court judge Markandey Katju defending hanging of 12th March 1993 Bombay blast convict Yakub Memon.
Here below is his opinion over Yakub Memon's hanging.

Markandey Katju shared his opinion over his official account of Facebook, below is the post he posted today 26th July 2015.

"My opinion :Yakub Memon has been convicted on very weak evidence.
Begunahon ka lahu piyo, izn-e-aam hai
I believe there has been gross travesty of justice in the case of Yakub Memon.
I have carefully studied the judgment of the Court. The evidence on which he has been found guilty is very weak. This evidence is (1) retracted confession of the co-accused, and (2) alleged recoveries.
As regards the first, everyone knows how 'confessions' are obtained by the police in our country--by torture. And torture is such a terrible thing that one will confess to anything under torture. Joan of Arc confessed to be a witch under torture. Morever, in Yakub Memon's case the '├žonfession' was retracted.
As regards 'recoveries', anyone having even the slighted knowledge of the working of the police knows that such alleged recoveries are often planted. The truth is that our police usually cannot nab the real culprits because it is not trained in scientific investigation, and yet it has to solve the crime. So the best thing to do in terrorist cases is to implicate half a dozen Muslims, since it is well known that Muslims have nothing else to do except throw bombs.
As regards the judiciary, I fear it is becoming increasingly populist. Many judges want to show to the public that they are 'tough on terror', never mind if innocent people are convicted and hanged...
Both Owaisi and I want that Yakub Memon should not be hanged. But the difference between Owaisi and me is that he is in politics while I am not. He is looking after his Muslim constituency. I have no constituency. In a way, the whole of India is my constituency.
I believe that no one should be oppressed---whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. Owaisi is only bothered about Muslims"
Beside this leaders of various parties including BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and its expelled MP Ram Jethmalani, eminent jurists and persons from different walks of life today submitted a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to waive the death sentence of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.
In the new petition urging stay against imminent execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the signatories claimed that there are substantive and fresh grounds that can be considered on merits.
Memon is scheduled to be executed on July 30 as per the execution warrant issued by TADA Court.
Besides Sinha and Jethmalani, those, who have signed the petition include MPs like Mani Shankar Aiyar of Congress, Majeed Memon of NCP, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, D Raja of CPI and filmmakers and actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Mahesh Bhatt, M K Raina and Tushar Gandhi.
Retired judges like Justice Panachand Jain, Justice H S Bedi, Justice P B Sawant, noted lawyer Indira Jaising have signed the petition while others include academicians like Irfan Habib, Arjun Dev, DN Jha, and social activists Aruna Roy, Jean Dreze and JohnDayal.

Read here Salman Khan defends Yakub Memon
B Raman's point of view on hanging of Yakub Menon 

Salman Khan defends Yakub Memon's hanging

In my last article, my concern was, if Yakub Memon deserves to be hanged as we all Indian agrees to it, we also agree to some other's execution.

I had suggested Babu Bajrangi's name, prime accused of Naroda Patiya Massacre, Swami Aseemanand's name, prime accused in Ajmer Sharif Blast, Malegaon blast, Mecca Masjid blast and Samjhauta Express bombings.

Today Bollywood actor Salman Khan came out defending Yakub Memon's hanging and in turn urging parading and hanging of Tiger Memon, who actually was directly involved in execution of 12th March 1993 blast in Bombay.

Salman Khan tweeted his stand on Yakub:
Salman Khan also urged Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif to handover Tiger Memon who actually deserves the fate, Yakub Memon is designed to face.

Prime accused of Bombay blasts were Dawood Ibrahim, his brother Anees Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, they all are hiding in Pakistan and what Indian govt doing is, hanging the man who was not directly involved in the blast but had helped financially and had helped some escape to Dubai and Pakistan after bombing.
Yakub was coming back to India to surrender along with his family for his indirect involvement in the Bombay blast and to put his stand in front of the judiciary as per the key investigating officer of CBI and R&AW B. Raman. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Of course, Yakub Memon deserves to be hanged - Every Indian Muslim agree to this.

And, you say why some radicals raising there voice for an anti-national Yakub Memon's hanging?

Of course, Yakub Memon deserves to be hanged - Every Indian Muslim agree to this.

But how many also believe and agree to the point of hanging Babubhai patel aka Babu Bajrangi, for his inhuman and barbaric killings of 97 people by throwing them on a large pit and burning them all.

May be few, But our judiciary who believes he was not that merciless, that he cannot be granted mercy and that too 6th time bail (Read here) to his sufferings of course, he was so keenly showing mercy to the Naroda Patiya massacre. (Read Here).

He along with his other charras (mobs) rammed into each and every minority houses he could enter, fired at the cylinders, burned whole of families alive all together while some of his other Bajrang Dal members raping the young girls and then killing instantly after they suffice their thirst of raping minors. Slit a pregnant woman's womb, snatch the fetus out and hanged the fetus on the Trishul, he carrying. How merciful act he did, which deserves to be bailed out and that too for 6 times. Amazing!! isn't it.

Still if you don't feel him so brutal?, that three judges got replaced who were hearing his case (Read here). What not, rammed a fully diesel loaded truck to a mosque and burned the whole of Mosque, felt like "Maharana Pratap" after vandalizing crores and crores of public property and butchering, raping and killing hundreds of innocents.

What do you want minorities to forget? This incident. Trust me, if you can, not all but most of us had forgotten the deadly and ferocious day of (28th February) Naroda Patiya and Godhra massacre. But what hurts is at one side you say Judiciary is equal for everyone and on the other side we don't see any one going to be hanged from majority group. Why NOT?

Criminals are from all backgrounds, treat them just like criminals and not categorically basing on the ideology to which he/she belongs to.

Now, you may say it takes time to hang someone, just in the case of Yakub Memon who informally got picked up from Kathmandu, while he was all prepared coming to India and surrender himself as per the key officer of the investigating team of counter terrorist and member of R&AW (Research & analysis wing). (Read here).

If it takes time why none of the Kar Sevaks who allegedly demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid on 6th December 1992 are serving life times at least (Read here), this would have given a strong message to others who would have planned any such similar activities. Only Yakub Menon's hanging can give a strong signal to the world that how India deals with the accused of terrorizing acts.

Why still Swami Aseemanand accused of planning Ajmer Sharif, Mecca Masjid, 2006 Malegaon blast and 2007 Samjhauta Express Bombings not being hanged yet?

Just listing many other names including criminals of all ideologies won't help and is not going to change any one's mind, but for certainly this will change your thinking about fair trials of judiciary in India.










Harshaali Malhotra as Shahida and Munni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

So, you have known the little girl from Pakistan of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" - Harshaali Malhotra (read here). And if you have watched the movie, you must have believed the charismatic prowess and incredible talent this little girl Harshaali has. Harshaali was selected for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan in an audition of young girls of age 6 -7 years old. Harshaali was among 1000+ other young girls who were called for audition.
Harshaali Malhotra as Munni and Shahida in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Harshaali Malhotra as Munni and Shahida in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Harshaali is from Mumbai and is currently studying in Std. V in Seven Square Academy School.

What the perfectionist actor Aamir Khan had to say about #HarshaaliMalhotra
 Almost unanimously whole of Bollywood industry praises the actor Harshaali Malhotra for her astounding act in Bajrangi Bhaijaan as Shahida in Pakistan and Munni in India.
Harshaali Malhotra as Munni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Harshaali Malhotra as Munni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

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