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2-2018 Where ignorance is Bliss … a sequel

Yet another shameful discovery I made today was about the way we treat Ramanujan :
Do you know that it took almost a century after his death, to locate the house where Ramanujan was born ? Thanks to the efforts of Susumu Sakurai, Professor and head, Department of Math, Tokyo University of Science and Technology, and Dr. N. Mani, professor, Government Arts College, Erode, and president, Tamil Nadu Science Forum, the place would have perished and forgotten forever. This happens in a country where we fight tooth and nail for years over building a temple for a mythical person. We have memorials for politicians and scoundrels in every city. We have no place or willingness to remember a scholarly giant who made India proud.

Almost a 100 years after his death, the Indian Government declared that 22 December will be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day. Even today, many schools in India are not even aware of the significance of 22 December, or the decision by the Govt. of India.

Another shameful discovery I made was about Ramanujan museum, housed in a single room in an obscure corner of Chennai.

Also see my earlier post in WordPress, and the sequel to this sequel.

1-2017 When will people learn some decency ?

Why do people not realise that they are being
rude, impolite, and uncivilised, when they do not respond to mails ?
Imagine calling me up on fone and I just keep listening without
answering a word  !  Imagine getting a deafening silence 
everytime you call someone . email is no different. Even if you
do not have a definitive response at hand, and you need time to 
get/give a proper response, it does not hurt to give a provisional 
response/acknowledgment/reaction. Simple logic, which many do not 
seem to know. Just like people who do not know traffic rules, should 
not be driving a car, people who do not know rules of decency, should 
not be using emails.   

I was under the impression that I was surrounded by educated and cultured people. 
I realise I was wrong. Since I do NOT accept such behaviour from people whom I know:

1. You can expect the same behaviour from me, when you try to communicate with me.

2. You can expect some harsher treatment from me.

3/2013 What will it be next ?

Yet another bomb blast. This time it was in my home town of Hyderabad. The Police came, and started their investigations. The criminals will eventually be caught , and tried. What next ? The case will linger on for years. The judgement will be pronounced, and the criminals will be lodged in jail, and pampered for years, using Tax payer’s money (read my money). Every one who lost their near and dear will get tired of the waiting, and will prefer to forget the nightmare. Then there will be one more blast (GOD forbid), and the tamasha will start all over again.

8/2012 Now, what do you say Mr. Manager ? FPIHM

What do you say now, Mr. Manager ?

When a bunch of apes takes over a ship, only two things can happen : the ship sinks, the ship runs aground. You did both. to the ship you were steering. And now, you have to explain your actions and inactions.

Luckily the sailors, who knew how to swim, jumped off the ship before it sank. Here is the story of one of the sailors ::

For 13 long years, you kept this sailor handcuffed, fettered, and tied up in a strait jacket. You shamelessly licked up all the rewards and goodies which the sailor should have got.

How do you explain calling yourself my superior ? Were you / are you superior in intellect ? learning ? honesty ? professional competence ? So, why did your company go bankrupt What do you say about this Mr. Manager ? Don’t you have any shame or feeling of guilt ?

Let us see what happened after this sailor escaped from your clutches: within 15 days, the sailor was in Bangkok, teaching in a world-famous technical institution. Within 3 months he was in a famous institution in China, working for the United Nations. Ever since, the recognitions and rewards have not stopped coming. The latest one being, an invitation to join the Board of Editors of a famous international research journal published from UK. The sailor did not have to go to UK. UK came to him ! What do you say about all this ?

It was enough to get out of the company of brain dead idiots like you, this sailor was decorated **twice** with international awards, by IEEE (USA). Why did this not happen earlier ? How do you explain this Mr. Manager ?

Let us see what happened to the company you apes were steering. The company went bankrupt and sank into the sea. In India, hundreds of thousands of Info. Tech. companies are flourishing except this three lettered company which you apes were steering. This happened, in spite of all the pampering it (and you) got as a Government owned company, and all the resources (except sensible Managers) it had in abundance.

In a shameful display of favouritism, you promoted your own godchildren. You chose them, not because of their technical skills, but just because of their sweet talk, and “Yes Sir” salutes. How do you explain the generous favours you have doled out to your bunch of godchildren ?

One of your breed of animals, wrote to the sailor that the sailor’s work was not acceptable because their Marketing team could not sell it. Classic example of the tail waving the dog. Since they did not know how to encash an idea from a scholar,  their marketing team sold away the very institution that fed them. No wonder, the institution went bankrupt. Now, what do you say about this ?

Later, this same institution had to beg the sailor to visit them and help them. They had to pay the equivalent of two months salary just for a day of visit, for the very same skills which they found hard to sell. So much for the wisdom of you apes. Now, what do you say about this ?

Two of your own kin, who always thought I was worthless, came running to me to help them in the company they were starting (since the company they were supposed to be steering had started sinking). Predictably, both these companies went bankrupt in no time. That makes at least three companies you managed to sink. Now, what do you say about this ? It is anyway too much to expect any technical skills from Managers like you, you proved your lack of Managerial skills by sinking all the companies who chose to ask you to steer them.

Moral of the story :: incompetence and dishonesty will finally ruin you, one day or other.

Satyameva jayatay.