Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bride for a Vote

Just when it seems that change is happening for the better, along comes some lame brained escapist news that is enough to make us sigh and get our blood boiling

Today’s news of rediff at “” shows how backward we Indians still are. Here is an excerpt:

“"Bahu dilao, vote pao" (Get us a bride for our vote) is the demand of Avivahit Purush Sangthan (Unmarried Union).”

The only reason many states in India have such a skewed gender ratio is because of female foeticide. First they kill their own daughters and then they search for brides for their sons? How hypocritical can people be? As if the political parties can manufacture brides for these poor helpless bachelors. And the further killing of the baby girls goes on. There is no suggestion that can be given in this case other than “Stop killing girls”. Empower them and be proud of their presence.

At a time when western nations are grappling with futuristic issues like childhood obesity and land conservation, we are not even addressing the grassroot problems. Many African nations who we look down upon for their dark skin, poor economy and underdevelopment atleast are more accommodating when it comes to their fairer gender.

We have a very very long way to go to call ourselves a fair (pun intended) race.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Innovators Dilemma

Reading this book was a real eye opener. On one hand, corporates push themselves to fine tune existing process and ideas to stay ahead and be profitable. But the dark horses gallop ahead due to their ability to think outside the box.

There are logically right ways of doing things. And then there are also different ways of doing things. This book has taken real time manufacturing stories and showed us with scientific proof how important it is to keep constantly innovating on core strengths as well as maintaining a parallel thought process to usurp the market.

The author gives faith to all those who believe in their ideas and to keep pushing ahead because there are always opportunities in all segments of the market. Thought provoking.

The thing I most admire about the author is the way he has methodically deconstructed the trajectory of innovations over time and graphically demonstrated how disruptive innovations have grabbed the market.

A must read.

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