Thursday, January 8, 2009

Go not to the temple ...

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the fragrance of Love.

Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart.

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen.

Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down trodden.

Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

-- Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, December 26, 2008

Simple Resolution

One can write scholarly article on Moral and Importance of Value Based Life.
One can point to the ancient text and scriptures for the same.
One can refer to a  “pandit” or “Wipra” of “Shastra” for sermonizing the religious conduct and duty and expectation.

But, Can we stop ourselves in giving bribe and can our police, RTO, custom officers, tax agents etc. at least for One year stop taking a bribe.
Can we listen to our inner voice and equate taking a bribe with selling our beloved one in exchange of those tiny tangible benefits….

Lets resolute to:
Give no bribe. Accept no bribe. period. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lay Off. Why?

I sympathize with company who are not doing well in the current situation, but can’t agree to their decision on lay-off of employees.
My simple question to CEO and front runner of those companies is that how much % of profit you have shared with your employee when you were flourishing? I am sure that average ratio would not have been more than 15% to 20% [pardon me if I am quoting this on higher side]. If that be the case, why when things are not falling in place, you pass buck to Employee and make him share 100% loss by virtue of giving them a pink slip!
How much just and “humanness” is there in doing so! [I am sounding idealistic in this “pragmatic” corporate word]
This is just to share my views and there is no intention to blame any company.

!!! Financial Turmoil or Moral Degeneration !!!

At the outset of this particular blog, let me admit that I am not from a financial market and my understanding on this is minimal. 

How can so much intelligent people do such a stupid things, land money for home blindly, or speculate so much that they forget the basic, not only basic of economics, but basic of moral as well!

How can companies of like Lehman Brothers and others do such a big blunders and not only ruins themselves but impact tens of thousands of people across globe!

How can country who boost the world with there highest GDP and other Power and keep invading other countries to fulfill there vested interest, kept on seeing this things for years and waited for worst to happen!

Who is responsible for this?

Who will stop white collared people, of today and tomorrow, creating this horrifying menace in the future?

Who will teach world the importance of gratification over greed?

Let me Introduce My-Self

Though, in Indian tradition, it is said that "Self-introduction is not our culture", in this blog, to start with, let me introduce my characteristic to you. 
Name: Nilesh Shah
Country: India
Profession: IT consultant [Pre-Sales, PM]
Hobby: Reading, Watching TV, Ideating, Talking, Playing volleyball

Would love to say more, but either will edit this later or will write as and when time comes