Saturday, May 23, 2009

AI a pleasant surprise

15th May 2009 is the day I landed at CST Mumbai. For the first time I travelled through Air India. The main reason for selecting AI is because they allowed 46 kg of check in baggage + 7 kg of cabin baggage.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the flight was packed fully on that day. Eventhough AI doesnot have young female cabin crew the service was good. I do have to accept that the quality of service expected varies with individual. However, from a business point of view the service satisfied the expectation.

Another pleasant surprise was that the flight arrived at mumbai in advance (45 min in advance!!!). This is the first time I experience early arrival. The baggage clearance was good.

I was asked to report regarding H1N1 (swine flu) before enter into my own country.

Finally I am in my home land enjoying independent air and our culture mixed with crowd and pollution.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Love Story 2109 Chapter 2

The friends of Neha and Rahul describe them as tit for tat couple because of their similarity in thoughts and behaviour. They both are assertive, flexible and friendly. They challenge others and try hard to do what others say impossible. This has made them exceptional personality from the rest of the crowd. Their initial meeting (rather accidental meeting) is an example of this.

This happened a few years back when Rahul and Neha joined university. Neha was supposed to do research on organizational business environment. She pluged in her new ipod that purchased a few weeks ago to her wrist. The company has existed for more than a century and is producing music players that can substitute ornaments and sell it as a branded item specially in India. It is understood that Indian women are very fond of wearing ornaments for centuries and this company has made use of it in their business.

Neha faced challenge in identifying pattern in business environment during early 21st century. All her friends said that the business environment during those periods were messy and is not suitable to conduct any research. But Neha worked hard to identify a pattern. This is the time when she first met Rahul in a digital cloud journey.

Rahul was researching upon the financial tumults occurred in the past to to strengthen the global system. The world has faced many financial crisis in the past almost on an average once in a decade. It is identified that there is a specific pattern being followed in creating havoc. Rahul’s work is to contribute to strengthen the system by studying the pattern and to formulate regulations against repeating such an action. He landed in the same digital cloud as that of Neha.

What is digital cloud? How did Neha met Rahul?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

2109 love story

Today is 17th May ‘2109. 50th year of Neo-liberal celebration is in process. Yes India has declared itself as a capitalist country. The growth in IT sector has enabled India to enjoy the status of capitalist. The country is the land of opportunity. It has attracted almost all the firms from the rest of the world. India enjoys the status of being the only country to hold office of all the firms from around the world. The country enjoys having one of the head offices of the largest transnational organization “Troggle”.

Rahul works as a senior developer with Troggle. He has been working with the firm for almost 12 months now. Last night he gave a party celebrating his 12th month with this prestigious organization. He is currently living together with his girl friend Neha. She works with an Indian IT firm “Ginfy”. Outsourcing business has been booming since the early 21st century that almost all the Indian youth did a degree in IT. This has transformed the lifestyle in India.

Neha received an offer from WLO (World Labour Organization) a professional body that tells the country to generate the kind of labour force that is in need of the global industry. It has requested India to produce manpower with only IT background. As a result everybody in India studies IT and only IT industry has grown ever since. This WLO has offered Neha to work for them to study the global status of India and its younger generation to strategise plan for future so as to prepare a plan on generating proper labour force from this country. She is having tough time to make her decision to either accept the offer or to reject it. If she is accepting then the assignment expects her to spend more than 75% of her time in travelling to other countries. This might force her to stay away from Rahul. They are planning to get married at the earliest as to enter into the family culture. Neha has been using various techniques to avoid pregnancy and now is longing to have a family. If she rejects the offer then it requires courage as the project brings her prosperity and career growth. She should not feel guilty in future about her rejection. This makes the decision a tricky one.

What happens in their life? Is she accepting the offer from WLO? Stay tuned….