Friday, April 30, 2010

'The' last decade

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As we are about to surpass the first decade of the 21st century, let us look back at one of the most happening decades for India. 21st century was said to be 'the century of dominion of the Asian countries'. Here are some of the developments, changes and hicupping events that took place in India in 'The' last decade.
India Under the Shadow of TerrorismThe decade began with the shadow of terrorism growing over the world as the WTC was attacked in USA on Sept 11, 2001. The fate of India was not expected by anyone that the country's most protected area in terms of security and the country's governing bulding 'The Parliament' would be attacked by terrorists. The incident happened on 13th dec, 2001 and 'The Parliament' was saved by shooting down three terrorists in The Parliament premises. It fumed discussion in The Parliament about security concerns in the country. But this was never going to be the end. The decade was spiced up by Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore blasts in which many lost their lives. Then came the ultimate planned mission of the terrorists, the hook hung over the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai. 26th Nov, 2008 left a mark on security provisions in India and questioned the various naval authorities that were responsible for the security of Indian waters. Amongst all these anti-social hineous events, mankind and India didnot lose its path and it continued to blossom as it does with the revival of every morning.
Indian Government and PoliticsIn the Indian politics, Congress came into power and held a strong position after nearly 2 decades. They won the General Elections in 2004 and Sonia Gandhi transformed from a hesitant Sonia to the face of Modern India inculcating the qualities of her mother-in law. Besides, Mayawati made her way to become the Chief Minister of UP by scrapping Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar took the reigns of Bihar from Lalu's hands, Jayalalitha's hold has gone weak and Karunanidhi seems to be comfortable as the CM of Tamilnadu and after a long tym, Mamta Banerjee has a strong hold on Bengal. Amongst all these, Andhra Pradesh witnessed the death of their beloved CM and a great leader YSR in a helicopter crash and Maharashtra experienced the removal of Vilasrao Deshmukh from the CM office after the Mumbai blasts. In the midst of all these, Congress won the next General Elections in 2009 also claiming the party's dominion on the Indian Politics.
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Orkut, a social networking site was launched in 2004 and became the most popular one of its kind in India and Brazil. Facebook, launched in the same year is also preferred by many Indian users. Twitter, a micro-blogging site launched in 2006, has started gaining popularity in India because of the presence of high-profile people on twitter. Facebook has also proposed for an Indian Headquarter in Hyderabad. With all these networking sites coming-up, the Indian youth has been exposed to plenty of things in the world in the last decade. This will certainly help in global exposure of the youth and implementing different ideas to produce a vibrant and prosperous youth community of India, a country having more than half of the population between 15-40 yrs of age. The advent of gadgets in India has made the young generation develop the interest in them and the recent advancements in the world of technology like the popularity of iphones sprung-up in the last decade and the coming of the 3G mobiles to India. These will help to transform the face of technical India.
the Next EXIT (2010 edition) (Next Exit: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed)The next decade will definitely be the hallmark of a Rising India as we get close the the Vision 2020. The popularity of 3G mobiles is questionable observing its records in other countries. In the Financial Market, India reached a high of 25000 points in the BSE but was hit by recession and went as low as 7000 points. The largest democracy had achieved the feet of becoming the fastest growing economy after China. The next decade will count on the economic clash between the 2 Asian Mights. Also, India has plenty of interior problems like poverty and other social atrocities abd with the revival of the Naxal Movement in India, the path would not be easy. Plenty of small regions are demanding separate states. From Harit Pradesh to Telangana, every community wants a state for themselves. All the petiotions are on hold and it would not be easy for any ruling government to undermine these proposals and dump these issues. The next decade may even see a change in the geographical boundaries in India which also puts into frame the International borders with China and Pakistan. The next decade will certify India as a 'Nuclear Power Centre' and also the country which ponders on climate and peace issues. Lets hope that our vision for new and revised India becomes true in the next decade.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dreadful Limelight

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Congress has been drawn into dreadful limelight by the opposition parties as inflation and Maoist unrest surround add to the UPA worries. There has been a constant rise in the prices of commodities and fuels which kept on rising since last year and the common man is tensed about the budget of the family. In the General Budget also, ther was no point regarding the reduction in the prices of these. H'ble Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee escaped the issue by presenting it as a consequence of the rise in prices in the international market. But the UPA must ensure to implement schemes to reduce excise duty on such commodities and help the common man to adapt to such a situation. Its imperative to check the oil n fuel prices also as it is one of the few sectors which is disrupting India to recover from the pit of recession. The people must also prefer walking or cycles for short distances, as it is practiced in China. H'ble Home Minister P.Chidambaram had announced the 'Operation Green Hunt' to check the menace of naxalism in India, after police check-posts wher attacked in Bengal and Jharkhand borders. But, after some days he himself disagreed from declaring such an operation and said that naxalism must be handled with patience. According to me, the UPA must take responsibility of all these problems and must not try to play with words and confuse the audience. The naxalites continue to attack government offices and check-posts and frequent strikes are declared by them in Orissa and Jharkhand. Bhuwaneswar-Delhi Rajdhani Express was attacked by the naxalites recently as it was operating during the strike declared by them. The opposition has just got a boost and they are looking to make the best use of the situation. 27th April was declared 'Bharat Bandh' due to inflation. Let us ponder on these issues as a responsible citizen and express our feelings.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Here comes 3G Mobiles !!!

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Hii friends, the Indian mobile operator services is introducing a new trend in the Indian market. Its the launch of Third Generation Mobiles. India is one of the last countries in the world which is introducing the 3G mobiles now in 2010 while the revolution came about much earlier in 2007 when countries opted for it. in India, it was delayed because the Defense Ministry was not clearly it. From Jan 2009, the 3G technology launch has awaited till 8th April 2010 when it was announced that the 3G auction for mobile operators will be held on 9th April 2010. The Government of India is estimated to gain rs 30000 crores from 3G auction. Nine players are bidding for three Indian slots and the fourth slots is planned out in Punjab, West Bengal, Bihar and J&K. The starting price for 3G auction is 3500 crore and the winning price is expected to be around 8000 crores.The bidding regulations are made such that only existing Indian operators can take part in bidding. i think the 3G penetration will take time to cover entire India. As for now it will be only restricted to metros and other big cities. The 3G mobiles will be expensive than the 2G mobiles and this in-turn will slow down the penetration process. 3G mobile technology has been successful only in very few countries like Japan, Germany, Korea and Italy. Accept these countries, the 3G technology has been accepted at a slower rate as it was expected  In India the significant beneficiaries of the launch of mobile broadband and data markets, which about 92% of the total revenue. The facilities offered by 3G mobiles over 2G mobiles are improved voice quality, multimedia messaging, mobile broadband, video conferencing etc. It will bring a revolution in the mobile sector if its successful in India but hurdles exist to manage the 1.2 billion population data traffic. Friends, comment on 3G technology...

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Bull returns to 18K

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The Bombay Stock Exchange has touched the 18K mark after 25 months. the Bull was on a roll last time in Feb 2007 when suddenly it was struck by the wave of recession and went below 8K from the booming 3rd largest global economy.  Plenty of discussions on recession issue were held and suggestions came from all around to cope up with it and march ahead. The step was initiated by Honorable Finance Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and P. Chidambaram in the General Budget over the last few years which targeted at inclusive growth and building infrastructure, though there were complains on price-hike in commodities and petrol-diesel. The stocks hav grown by 70% in the 4th quarter of 2009-10 as compared to the first quarter of 2009-10.With the Indian economy again booming now, the investors and dealers are careful this time. It is booming by 22% as to 17% in Feb 2007. The common gainers are the sugarcane industries and real estate whereas the Oil and gas companies continue to strive recovery. The common investor generally invests in mutual funds which is growing continuously from Dec 2009. Companies like Hero Honda,BHEL, NTPC, TCS  are making profits whereas Reliance Comm, DLF, ICICI Banks are stressed sectors due to losses. The Oil-gas and Banking sector continue to be datum in the stocks as the price in the international market is high and these secotors are also not getting much investors to improve there position in the market. Its imperative now to develop new schemes that aim at dealing this crisis. Friends, i need your ideas on this.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Indo-Techno Relations

There's been enough discussion on the online exams being introduced in India. Especially, this issue was exaggerated when the debut CAT online exam was a failure in first round due to server failure. But friends, do u think just because of this example, we can stand our ground in criticizing the use of technology in various examinations held across the country? India is a developing country with a vision 2020 and till date, about 70% of the universities in India have shifted to technology for conducting examinations and for various clerical works. Though India may lack infrastructure on certain levels like in the field of software developers, the benefits of resolving to technology must not be forgotten. Lack of infrastructure was one of the main reasons of the failure of CAT online exam at d implementation level. The benefits of avoiding paper-pen examinations can be listed as avoiding the wastage of paper and saving various funds used for its manufacture, reduction of time and easy management with less number of people etc. But, I do not think that its not feasible in answering all types of questions using technology like the comprehension type questions in CAT exam or derivation problem for an engineering student. It is not conducive for the users and is time-consuming. I'm not sure whether these type of hurdles in the introduction of technology can be solved.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kashmir- the concave side

Hi friends, as march marches past, as our country marches up in the economical survey and as we look to march to the top of the world, the northern part of our country seems to face a disturbance wave which had been hidden in the unrecognized pages of Indian media. Kashmir is a very important and the most controversial state in India on the international arena. Every year the influential party members in Kashmir along with several civilians hoist the Pakistan National Flag on 14th August and burn the Indian National Flag on streets. But the media hesitate to disclose these flags, instead keep presenting the masala items as breaking news. Strong forces in Kashmir support this and the Indian politicians in Delhi seem unaware of the situation. Those who are aware or pretend to be unaware, stand pity-fully confronting the miserable condition there. Its already known that more than half of Kashmir is in the hands of Pakistan & China. Problems of this kind in the Indian Kashmir questions the decision of Pandit Nehru of dividing Bengal & Punjab during Partition of India, and not dividing Kashmir as it was his home state. India is the only country in the world where the National Flag is burnt. This never becomes breaking news in the media though it surely becomes an issue if the map of India is printed on the cricket ground or Sachin cuts a cake made of the Indian Tri-colour or even if Mandira Bedi wears a Tri-colour sari. All these remind of the Media Black-out which prevails in Afghanistan and the in-activeness of media in India before 1985.