Chaotic Solitude

Inside every (wo)man there is always an urge to find a structure in Chaos !

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Fiscal Deficit
One of my economics professors used to tell us this way - "The best test of whether you have understood a concept or not is to ask the question - How will I explain this to my grandma?" Well, fiscal deficit is one such concept. The article titled "Meena auntie and the fiscal deficit" helps you precisely in that.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Everytime you fail...

Whenever I am euphoric about some success that I have achieved or feeling sullen about the failure that stares at me, I tell myself a story. I have found this very enlightening and soothing. At least it helps me think in the “All-for-good” direction. I am not good at story-telling. But let me give it a try.

Long long ago, an old man lived in a small hamlet. He had 4 sons. He was a bit philosophical in nature, which made people around him a bit irritated. He owned a small piece of farm which was sufficient in feeding his family. Overall he was a happy and contended person.

One fine day, a beautiful horse was found grazing in his farm. Per the rules of the village, if nobody lays claim for the horse then it is given to the owner of the farmland. Accordingly, the horse was handed over to this old man by the village head. The horse was so beautiful that instantly the old man became an object of jealousy in the villagers’ eyes. Almost everyone told him that he is so lucky that the horse chose his farm to graze. The old man was un-perturbed. He smiled at the villagers and told them “All for good”

A few weeks later, his younger son stole a ride on his horse and broke his leg. The fracture was so severe that the village doctor advised him a complete rest for a couple of months. Some of the villagers who visited the old man’s son told him that the horse has turned out to be really unlucky. For this the old man in his usual style smiled at them and told “All for good”

A couple of weeks passed by without any significant happenings. One fine day the neighboring king invaded the old man’s country. All the young men of the landed were asked to get drafted to the army. The king’s soldiers raided the village in search of young men who were fit enough for the army. Almost all the young men except for the old man’s last son were selected for the war, the scales of which everyone thought was totally skewed against them. The old man once again became the object of jealousy in his village-men eyes. Most of them told that the horse is indeed lucky… The old man with his usual twinkle in his eyes told “All for good”

Doesn’t it give a message folks? Tell this to yourself whenever you get bogged down by failures. I suppose, it has more message than what I could convey in this blog.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

If you want to know if a person is hopelessly lost in work or not, have a look at his Telephone receiver cord. If it is twisted like a sphagetti, then you can be rest assured that he is indeed lost. My telephone cord atleast tells this story :-(

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Someday, I will
I have been wanting to blog on a lot of things, but unfortunately finding no time at all. I get a lot of thoughts on what to blog when I ride to my workplace, when I am in my class and even when I am reading the daily paper. How good it would be if what I think is instantly transformed into a blog :-((

Some of the topics I have been wanting to write-on off-late
- Why IIM-s can never have the global brand-equity that IIT-s enjoy today ? (itz the brown-cieling)
- How life is unfair to people who are ambitious ;-)
- The zero-tolerance project at MG Road, Bangalore
- Microsoft's AoE and what I understood about Human civilization and important lessons for the current society we live in
- Why it is a 3rd phase for Indian IT industry and my own predictions about Infy, Wipro and TCS
- About Venkat of "The Ultimate Reality" and what I find amazing about that guy
- About my irritating PC and frequent crashes
- About my new job and what I like and dislike about it (I will blog on this definitely, someday)
- About VCs and my dream of becoming an entrepreneur someday... The Zen Masters' section in the side bar is a reflection of that... Someday ... Someday...
- About Bangalore Agenda Task Force
- About the new found optimism in India and sudden transformation from "Chalta hai" to "Hum honge kamyaab" ..Btw, did u see the latest "India is shining" ads in the papers?
- About Bangalore's one and only Multiplex and why I was thoroughly disappointed on visiting it
- About the Hindi movie that I saw last week and 101 reasons on why I will never again go to a Hindi Movie
- About the recent "Calvinization" of "Dennis the Menace" comic strip; I somehow didn't like it. Both Calvin & Hobbes and Dennis the menace should just be like themselves and not ape the other... Who will listen to me:-(
- What else to blog on ;-))

I could hear my friend Bhasker saying, "In the time you listed these down, you could have blogged on a couple of these"... Heck!!! whatz the fun in it anyway ;-))