I commonly observed that those who have appetite for branded apparel, gadgets and other branded wear are generally arrogant, selfish and less likely to use their brains!!!! of course it can be my stereotype to generalize, but it is true in most of the cases. If you doubt it, then check out your surroundings!!! .
In one of my observations, where this person’s attire was full of brands which are internationally popular ones. His shoe, watch, goggles,backpack every piece on his body (branded)! is branded ones. Looks like he is from well to do family. But, his attitude is unsociable. he seems lacked social intelligence I call it as SI ( similar to IQ,EQ. probably my innovation !!!) The way he stands and the way he sits, shows no compromise on his part, irrespective of discomfort to others. his motive is to be comfortable in his position, what so ever the way it concerns to others. in there view, they are sociable. but, the problem is that, parenting on him doesn’t suits in the common social settings. they lack the empathy and compassion and other social traits and virtues. since, they never needed to show them before. it is not that they can’t learn about it. if they want they can. Nature has given every human being the ability to learn and excel in life. there are many such clowns in Old Rajendranagar in Delhi, aspiring for civil services. The coaching centers are best study grounds to prove this point empirically. My intention is not to hurt anyone. but my curiosity to dwell in to social realities!!!!! of course there are always exceptions in Gods creation.
I am on my way to Karolbagh, as usual it was packed blue metro line in Delhi. I came across two people talking about their work. One of them seemingly paints the houses of the people. He and his uncle took the contract for a three story building. they started painting from top and they finished top two floors in three days. meanwhile he said, his uncle employed four bihari’s who came newly to Delhi through some known person of his uncle.
so, they thought of giving the ork of painting remaining one floor, since they got some other contract. Those for people painted the last floor in one day. Next day owner of the house called this person and showed the difference in the quality of the work done in last floor and the earlier painted floors ( at this point i was guessing that those new biharis might have not painted with the quality, since they are inexperienced. but, to my surprise it is other thing around). the floors painted by the duo earlier lacked the quality than the so called biharis, so they had to paint again those two floors to match the ality of the last floor painted by biharis. later he said, he removed those for biharis from work(for their quality work!!!)
As per this guy, perfect work is not necessary in the Delhi, it ill make them bikaris. I was shocked by this statement. may be there is some truth in it. but, in a long run they are cut shorting their prosperity. business empires are build based on the good faith and qality of the work and dedication to the work they do. He missed the future business not only from the present customer, but also from the people known to that customer.
His act not only spoiled the future prospects of the self, but also sent the wrong signals about the delhites, and also poisoned the quality work. four biharis out of fear for loosing their job again may never produce the quality work again???!!!
I was travelling by Delhi metro, it was packed tight and senior citizens and women are facing lot of problems due to this. I was standing beside the seat reserved for the senior citizens or people who are in need for seat. all the reserved seats are filled with either women or senior citizens. metro reached to kirti nagar station. the metro further got flood of passengers. as the train was moving i observed the young man standing beside me. He was suffering from heavy fever, which i could sense from the heat coming out from his body and heavy breathing and uneasiness in standing. i sensed that he was hesitant to ask for the seat. i sensed it as he was looking at the senior citizens sitting there as his body is seemingly pushing him to ask for the seat and his mind is pulling him back. upon sensing this i took the charge and requested seat for the poor guy, by explaining his situation. kind old man occupying seat, willingly offered his seat to him. not only just offering the seat to the guy, he also resisted the people who were not aware of the sick guys sitation demanded the reserved seat. I thanked my self for doing the great job. of course, I thanked that kind old man for his kindness.
It was hot summer with heat wave like dry air around us. It was June 2012 around 5pm in the evening. I was on my way to office (of course USA outsourced project !!!!) . i was about to reach my office in 10 minutes, if our cab maintained same speed. There came the unmanned junction,usually there is no traffic jam. But, that day that unusual thing happened. vehicles from all the directions jammed the junction. and no one is willing to reconsider their move. No one dared that heat to manage the traffic. May be every one is thinking that someone will take that task of managing things.
But, everyone failed to become that someone. of course, it is the common crowd mentality. Then I thought of becoming that someone. I opened the door and got down to manage the traffic. and started waving hands towards solving the puzzle of traffic jam. to my surprise three to four people joined me. I think they need a leader to lead them 😛 (may be shy to take initiative) It is the general tendency in the crowed scenario that, people expect some to do the task and fail to recognize, that someone in them. It happens with everyone. But, the leader is one who recognizes that someone in them.
So, don’t be in dilemma to initiate the good things, recognize and awaken the leader buried in you and become a role model for others.
It was a crowded metro train in Delhi. It is the best platform to observe the people and their behavior, through their body language, actions and their conversations. As i entered in to the metro i couldn’t make a move with my backpack hanging on my shoulders. So, i transferred to my hand and then moved to one corner of train. Rajendra place station as the next one. As the train stopped few students entered metro with their backpacks humping at their back. They seemed detached with outside world, making fun of one another, mocking, shaking their bodies, as if they entered in to the empty metro.
Then few around them raised the concern. The reply from those (includes Girl students as well) students was highly unexpected, rude and inhuman and mind less reply. they said “it is my bag my body, i will keep it wherever i want… who the hell are you to teach me?”. I as shocked by listening to this reply. But, by having such experiences in Delhi, i was fully convinced that, this is the way may behave with others. The fault is not with the students, but the society and parents, who failed to teach them these basic manners and emotional intelligence and moral values and ethics…..
This the way some of our younger generation is moving ahead. if this is the emotional clarity they have, how can one respect the fellow human being???
Just by wearing “Being Human” T-shirts, one will not become human, they have to show it by their actions.
Opinion on The Hindu Editorial “Growing crackdown on activists”
Whatever be the government be it a UPA government or NDA government, there is no difference in treatment towards the social activists.Recent incident in Rajasthan where a mob, allegedly led by BJP legislator Kanwar Lal Meena, attacked the members of organisations such as the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan (MKSS) at Aklera in Jhalawar district, in a sign that sections of the ruling party in the State were unhappy with civil society activists entering a region falling under a Lok Sabha constituency represented by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the past and by her son Dushyant Singh now, and demanding answers from the authorities. UPA’s Kudankulam and NDA’s Greenpeace handling shows that it is not the place for activists, be it’s an NGO or individual activists. Considerably large number of cases filed against the activists and large number of RTI’s are getting rejected. This can be dealt effectively, by people with socio, economic, and political empowerment. Lokpal type agitation may be needed to address the issues of this nature. United efforts by NGO’s and Civil Societies is need of the hour, to enable the common man.
Lettres to the Editor: Dalit Research Scholars Suicide
It is too sad that politics over cast took the precious life of a student. It is the result of politicisation of the Universities and colleges for the wrong purposes/reasons. It is not wrong to follow and affiliate to particular main stream political party. But, students should be matured enough to limit its effects. If one sees the JNU and DU in Delhi, their politics shows the more matured cause. Educational qualifications are increasing like M.A, P.Hd etc., but the maturity levels matching to those qualifications is lacking in the present generation.There is also fault on the side of parents and lecturers, due to their indifference towards their children, students are moving towards such unnecessary affairs, by side-lining their studies.I hope at least from now on students will learn a lesson to avoid such hatred politics in the campus premises. Universities should bring strict rules in the campus to avoid such hatred and cheap politics.