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Singular Partner's past affair

Singular partner’s past affair This sensitive issue has been broaching in my mind for quite sometime. Many of my pals use this as an excuse to get me also involved in their ‘playboy fun activities’, which just doesn’t convince me, ever, to get indulged. The issue of ‘fun’, notwithstanding all for my open views about them and with due respect to taboo-ic no-no to free love for all, a beloved's past affair is a psychological upheaval. I think there probably still exist a positive answer to handling the case of one the partners' past afair when the other is innocent. I often think that if sociology and social psychology ever were a subject for the IIT entrance test, the JEE, then this question of handling singular partner’s past affair would have aptly judged people’s mettle. Not all people can dare to think of this situation and worse enough, try solving it in a constructive way. Self-annihilation seems to be most tempting solution. Of late I have started feeling that there still

Professional prejudices

Professional prejudices Politics is in the Indians’ blood. They snub nose at anything that they know of. Here is a set of ‘versus’ in my company, and how they are manifested: 1. Officers versus crew e.g. : Officer log ko koi kanoon nahin hai. Crew ko dabaa ke rakho. 2. petty officers versus officers e.g: Jahaz ka kaam officer nahin hum log karta hai. Officer ko koi kaam nahin atta Petty officer khud ko turram khan samjhata hai. 3. crew versus petty officers. (incidently both petty officer’s and crew are members of same grand labour union!!) e.g. Crew sirf sone ke liya hai jahaz par. Inko koi kaam nahin. Petty officer ko paanaa pakdna bhi nahin aata theek se. 4. Deck versus Engine. (again members of same labor union- the MUI) e.g engine waalon ko jaisa bola waisa karma hai. Hum engine nahin dega ko ko jahaaz kya khud dhakke se chalayega. 5. Cadet versus stewards Tum abhi cadet hai aur cadet ki tarah raho. Naya naya chokkra kaha kaha se aa jata hai.. Jahaz ka kaam hum karta hai. Tu
Feel like scribbling down something again. What are the flip sides of extreme professionalism. I think it often imposes goodness on people without having personal regard for one. Brief tenure are pre-requisite that is why. After all how long can a person play what he naturally is not.u can sit all together, walk in uniform, dine out formally, all the time.but life cannot be like that , in least for people of all age groups. That’s why disc, pubs bar, freak out points are a must for all so-called ‘professionals’. Once in a week they want to throw out, to dope, to coke, to shit, to scream, to sex…so on. Clearly ‘professionalism’ then is not meant for those with strong ‘moralistic’ growing up. I wear the sacred red thread of Hindus, the Kaleva, on my wrist too…to remind of the moral values of religion and family. Then what kind of a professional am i?? Sometimes professionals are required to travel a lot. Surely that exposes them to various attractions of life, of food, taste, smell, beau
Cultural Attiutudes aren't just putty in the hands of a benevolent leader. - Edmund Phelp, 2006 Nobel Prize Awardee in Economics

PSUs should become a trainer only

PSUs should become a trainer only Public Sector Units adapted role in the ascendant Multi-nationals environment Seen NDTV 24x7 or Aaj Tak and then Doordarshan ever?!? Flown in the Indian or Air India? Studied in or met an IITian or an IIM grad? Worked in the SCI??? What’s common in all these activities? They all set comparative standards for anything that is “government” or “sarkari”. They all perform but only one teach and train people. Mr Pronoy Roy earlier appeared in the famous ‘ The world this week’, long time ago. Today he owns the NDTV. Aaj Tak flagged from DD National. Today it’s a different entity much larger than its original promulgators. Pilots obtain training by flying the Indian and the Air India and then themselves fly off to other hi-paying companies. IITians and IIMs only come to study in these institutes and then go away abroad for work. And similarly people obtain training from the SCI and then navigate away to all other companies leaving the SCI virtuall
BCCI –Back from the future: 23 April 2057 ( Fifty years hence ) Once there was an organization..Its name was Board for Control of Cricket in India. It was proverbially a ‘bird of gold’..the richest known Cricket Control Board in the world. Players of the stature Sachin Tendulkar played for it. But then slowly it started decaying. Many people say that it was because some White men came and looted it away..some people of names like Greg Chappel, and John Wright. Some people said that it just couldn’t have been the cause, because dear Tendulkar was so-called ‘out of form’..he wouldn’t play good cricket. But then the others said that it was by some clever tactics of Mr Chappel that dear Tendulkar couldn’t play then. But….so, what stopped tendulkar and the rest from playing good cricket when, in the full view of the entire Indians, nothing was holding them back. Na. He often suffered from injuries and misjudgements. But then, the Indians still had full faith in him. And how can the Indians