Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Format

A crap idea came my way. It is being shared here for your feedback. For a change read the following from the last line (left to right. start from "Visited...topic", 2nd line: "It...lines", 3rd line: "Hence...", last line: "us in the long run")

us in the long run.
icult in the beginning, but I feel in this age of emails, it would help
om one (ie the typed lines should move down). We may find it diff-
one) goes automatically to the top line (when typing) than the bott-
products change the set up, wherein the continuity cursor (blinking
in one direction. I wish Microsoft (for its outlook atleast) and similar
It was then I thought of this format, so that the cursor movement is
which was irritating. We face this problem while reading emails too.
Hence I had to constantly move the cursor ‘up-down-up-down’,
It was a long thread (50+ replies) with few replies having 15+ lines.
Visited an egroup after long time. There was an interesting topic.

You feel like kicking me? Good I didn’t share this in person…

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sex Education

Though the controversy still remains, whether sex education in schools abets teen-age sex, it is a known fact that it helps safe sex. Considering the ill effects of teen-age pregnancy or the sexually transmitted diseases (especially AIDS), it is better to teach school children sex education the formal way.

However in culturally sensitive markets, this has to be handled properly. The traditional school of thought would always oppose this move in such geographies. They need to understand certain changing dynamics too. Information explosion gives a certain opportunity to these children to access information. Any amount of restrictive practice is not going to help the hardliners in this internet and television age (children come home early when both parents are away for work and have enough time to browse the channels and internet).

However the point here is whether they get the right information. In a remote place in mid 80’s, we (school students) had access to pornography material. However if I compare the information got through those sources then with the facts now, most of them were wrong. This is where the need for formal education is felt. However we need to take into consideration the prevailing culture in that geography before implementing such formal program.

Few points which came to my mind are:
1. Make use of IT extensively
2. Education dept can develop CBT material (CD) and supply the same to the schools
3. Separate CDs (content) for different classes
4. The place where computer (with headphone) is kept should have some privacy, so that the students can browse through the content with ease.
5. A website can be created by the education dept which can also have interactive features. The trained support staff of the site can give online guidance to student’s doubts. Few of those can be incorporated into the FAQ section (continuous basis) and also in the revised CDs.

There are few advantages with this system:
1. Usually sex education class (in school) can’t be interactive if it is co-ed. If the teacher is of opposite gender, they may avoid few areas. CBT won’t have such issues.
2. CBT type training can incorporate content specific graphics, which the teachers prefer to skip.
3. Interactive website can give more feedback to educationists to develop the curriculum on continuous basis.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sexual Opportunism

Sexual torture against women in offices is a well known fact. Few may have also come across cases where subordinates accede to the advances of their superiors to get some favour within and outside office.

I have a question here. We know more and more women are climbing up the corporate ladder now and they have subordinates too. Have you come across cases where subordinates of women are subjected to sexual torture (at office)? If it is not happening, do you foresee it happening in the future? If that happens, will men make use of that opportunity or revolt (as few women do now)?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beer in Office

Recently there was a discussion in a forum about having beer in office. There were supporting and opposing arguments.

One among the supporting argument was: rather than leaving office early to have beer, employees can have it at office and continue their work. For them, ultimately the organisation is benefited (productivity angle). One remarked, “look at the end and not the means”.

We should know when and where the end (alone) matters. If two colleagues wanna spend some intimate time, can they continue at their cubicle and get back to work, complete the project and take home productivity bonus ???

Am not game for this, because employees will have 2 cans (restriction) at office and few more from a nearby pub. Unfortunately on their way home, if they are involved in an accident or misbehaves, then the blame will be on the organisation.

I love the bubbly, but prefer to have it at a pub / exotic locations. Feel like having one now? Take a walk to the nearby pub (not at office pls) and Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Born Terrorist

As per recent reports, even highly educated are now turning to terrorism. More disturbing is that this orientation to terrorism, is more seen among a particular community. WHY?

In few cases, the family members and neighbours were ignorant of the activities of these people. Were they brainwashed to that extent to ignore the sentiments of their near and dear? What would be the repercussions?

A community, which is already being looked at with suspicion, may face more probing eyes. This society, which is so cruel in its approach, would start questioning/probing each and every approach of people from that community. Till date a good educated neighbour, would also fall in line of probe.

Will it not further alienate this community from the mainstream? I have come across few managers who prefer not to recruit candidates from this community. I feel such approach would turn counter productive in the long run. Idle mind would be lured by DEVILS around. Then it will be a disaster for the society as a whole. Let us not allow this to happen. Give every human being on this earth an opportunity to contribute towards human betterment.

Request youth from this community (as well as other communities) not to fall prey to ulterior designs of ‘religious businessmen’. For their betterment, innocent people are being fooled.

By nature we fight for what is wrong. Be brave enough to fight for what is wrong. But let the platform be real, and not imaginary !!! Fight for real cause, not for what is not there. Don’t fall prey for other’s ulterior designs.

Before I conclude, ask the clergy: “who CREATED god?”. The most probable answer would be, “you don’t have rights to question god”. Think on that and introspect. You will see a different world from tomorrow. No one is born as a terrorist...