Sunday, June 10, 2007

Technology SUCKS!!

I guess I need to be fired for making such a statement, after all Technology is my bread earner! Hang on..

I read in the papers (Times, Deccan Herald etc) today about International Women’s Conference being held at Art of Living International Centre. Few statistics which will worry you (and me),

  • Every day in India, 2,000 female infants are killed in the womb
  • Sex ratio at birth is falling in all states.
  • Delhi shows a fall in ratio — 850 females for every 1,000 males.
  • The natural sex ratio is about 105 boys per 100 girls, but in India it is now 113 boys per 100 girls and as high as 156 boys per 100 girls in some regions.

Sex selection in India is achieved chiefly through ultrasound scans followed by the selective abortion of female fetuses. This is the reason for me to say “Technology sucks”. I can confidently say the inventors of these gadgets would feel depressed to see how their inventions are being put to ‘wrong’ use.

Forget about rural areas in India, in a city like Bangalore (which we boast as the Silicon Valley of India, Garden City etc) there are clinics which conduct sex test for pregnant women :-( You don’t get to see the boards blatantly on any clinic but there are people who can take you to such clinics.

I do get to interact (unfortunately ofcourse as have visited almost all corners of country) with people who argue that a male child is a must. My reasoning is (which falls to deaf ears) that if everyone wants to have a male child whom are they going to marry?? I ask this question with a ‘basic’ assumption of male-female marriages is what people are looking forward to and not same-sex marriages.

Few related articles

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The google story!

"Fascinating...meticulous...never bogs down.An interesting read on a powerhouse company"
-dhirendra kumar singh

I got this book from a book stand in Mumbai on 19th jan '07. After going through it i found the google story the most inspiring book i have still read.It gives a brief history of the powerhouse company of today.
The book took me through the rides of ups and downs of Googleplex or say Google with Serge Brin and Larry Page.The book helps in imagining the real incidents of making of Google the biggest and the fastest growing company of our time.David A. really succeeds in his aim of writing this book.
The books tells about how a Russian origin (Larry page) and an American origin (Serge brin) after meeting in Standford as research fellows come up with concept of page ranking which changes the searchin the web or infact googling the net such a easier task.
What they did was that they took the job of searching the web as there research project and finally they converted it into firm which todays not only does innovation in field of software infact in hardware,infact they have one of the fastest and most complex supercomputer on earth which capability even the most of the countries government doesn't has.
This book really has affected me a lot form this book i really came to know that innovation has a edge on any contemporary way of working,let it how so ever old of tested by time.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

first blog!!

Your lips, your eyes, your soul
Are like a work of art,
The most creative thing of all
Is your beautiful heart.

If you were a painting,
No colours could express
The beauty deep inside you,
A rainbow, nothing less.

If you were a sculpture
The clay could hardly make
Your figure of an angel
Without one mistake.

If you were a euphony
No choir could really sing
All the beautiful music
Your eyes could possibly bring.

So here I am, an artist,
With inspiration beyond belief
But to capture such rare beauty,
I'd have to be a thief

lOvE yOu SwEeEt hEaRt!