Tuesday, December 06, 2011

passing thoughts

The cost saving sense of a new arrived manager:

Seeing the huge amout of losses to the company due to poor maintenance of machinery, the management decided to adopt the Planned maintenance system (PMS) whereof to change the part before it suffered fatigue failure. The new talented manager arrived to improve company's profit through cost-cutting and wastage-control by asking everyone to run the part until it broke down.

 Moral of the story: Know the background, take interest in history, otherwise you will undo what has itself been done as a best solution to certain problem. _______________________________________________________________________________ Your system can be abused against yourself by shrewd people , if you become too generous to allow counter-balancing views.

Why is it hard to speak that the division of a country happened on the lines of religion- Islam, so many times. Curzon did it of bengal; then Pakistan happened, and last, the Bangladesh. The cause of distrust arises from the division of the land, although the mainland, called India, continued with the traditional Hindu practise of Polytheism, translated as Secularism in Political terms. Time filled the distrust gap for mainland, but the border fence is stalled with the Religion - Islam. The basic ideological difference between these nations as on today, is that Islam, and that tells of the economic gap and across the border.

 Moral of the story: Don't expect the bull not to attack you, just because you are a vegetarian. Your system of kindness and generosity can be used against yourself, those who are unkind and mean, and simply by putting your kindness and generosity at test, while they keep doing their unkind and mean acts. ____________________________________________________________________________ Democracy in itself was the answer which came through long evolution, to the problem of immense diverse views that mankind holds.

 The were lots and conflicting views on every issue ever since mankind came on earth. Unanimity was hard to achieve. Over many ages, everyone managed to build consensus that the best decision should involve everyone's viewpoint, although not necessarily satisfying everyone. They called it the democratic system which was not perfect as it still not satisfied everyone but found immense popularity. Many more ages later, the new decision-makers would take solo decisions and preferred closed appraisal reports because they said - People never reach consensus.
 Democracy has eventually turned into an item of demand from the government, but not to be practised on itself by the organisations. ____________________________________________________________________________

 Who will be the new age Brahmin 

There was never so great a need of the encompassing principles as it is going to be now, in the new information age.
I was wondering what will be the ethos of the generation of these young children I see around at the airport. There is so much of information up in the air. What will this abundance of information, of all sorts- right, wrong, inferred, intelligence'd, half, full, and dichotomous, do to the basic sense of right and wrong in the growing up child? Indians today have a much greater need of a Brahmin than perhaps ever. There is utmost need of someone's able guidance to the budding young children to tell right from wrong. Someone who understands 'brahma' the big cosmos of information humans have woven around themselves where the link between A and B, B and D, A and D , and so on is so complicated a theory that an average human mind, busy in his daily chores of struggle of survival , just misses out to understand and remember. it is a space of super-confusion, and morality can easily go for a toss. Ethics need to be built , dismantled and built again, brick by brick, as each new information is produced. Encompassing principles would be something that would say how to broadly categories a new information. for example, a new information could be a kind of criticism to some older one. At the same time it may be a piece of art put up against a logic. Or in sciences, history -derived from a combination of mythology and archaeology. 'Can or cannot happen', 'may happen but has not happened'- these will be the sort of questions to rage fire in our brains. Either fanaticism will douse this fire or the Brahmin, the keeper of eternal knowledge. But the good news is that the new age brahmin need not be Veda educated. Infact he need not be a human being necessarily because a website like Wikipedia, or Britannica or Encarta would serve to be a brahmin.
 On a funny thought, the new age Brahmin would not have surnames like Vedi, Dwivedi, Trivedi or Chaturvedi; but Encyclopedi, Wikipedi, or Encarta. The new brahmin is the one who can collate all the information about a topic, the composition and all the criticism , counter-criticism, to draw the big picture- coherent and Most agreeable for all people.