Monday, October 25, 2010

Blog: The word genius has no synonym!

Don't wonder if the reach and leverage of the world's largest search engine surprises you. According to a survey, above 98 million people surf this search engine daily, which takes the number to more than 2,800 million a month. It's the necessity of the times, it's an integral part of our daily life, it's the largest knowledge storehouse of the world. It helps scores of people to quench their thirst for knowledge and information. The quest comes to an here.

Not only it's become the father of the nation, but the whole world regard it as a father figure. Guess who lends a helping hand to everyone? Who is omnipresent? Who saves myriad jobs? Who relieves tyros – when they seek some guidance at their new jobs?

It vests you with all that can't even expect form God. Heads of some of you might go spinning or some may hit the bull's eye! Guess, or shall I give you a clue? Yes, we are talking about Google mata, Google father, Google devta any many more – this is how we call it in our office!

Seniours and colleagues leave us in the hands of Google mata, knowing we would be safe in its hands. The time was then, when people used to seek their seniours for something to learn. Now the ultimate teacher is here, which is ready to serve you 24x7, if anybody fails to tell anything. You put any kind of iron, wood, stone or any strange item, and it gives you the history, origin, geography, its ancestors, predecessors and everything. Isn't it a genius? Yes, of course it is, and without any slightest doubt.

One fine day – during leisure at my office, I thought to know the meaning of my name and Google directed me to some interior place in United States, with my ancestors, their origin and evolution. My friend Rahul – conquerer of all miseries - got to know the meaning of his name with Google's helping hands.

The Googleness has prevailed all over and noone is complete without it, especially in metropolitans. The guru-shishya legacy has almost come to an end, and Google is the reason. Now the students know that they need not to worry, because if they have some differences with the faculties, their greatest teacher is there to help them out. And if any point of time you find any of your prayers unanswered the there is another option. Google might be the right choice to bank upon.

Google – whose name reminds us of a bizarre search engine, which has everything in its kitty for everyone. It would not be an exaggeration if I say “In this netizens' era, survival depends on Google”.

Leave the Google for a while and think of its founders. You will end up with a fight amongst your thoughts, with no answer. The founders of it must have been the direct envoys of the almighty.

Googleness – a virus affecting everybody, has captured the minds for over a decade now. Nobody remains unaffected by this virus. Everybody has fallen prey to Google. From the very inception studies have been claiming that a mere 8-10% of the human mind's potential has been used hitherto. Even the extraordinaries or the exceptionally blessed people like Einstein, Newton, Thomas Edison have used 10-12% potential of their mind. But when it comes to Google, its founders must have surpassed Edison, Newton and Einstein.
Thomas Elva Edison once said, ''Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.'' In his era he must have been sure that the 21st century will be ruled by some great people – Google founders. And that's why keeping this in mind he must have written this axiom for Lawrence E Page, Sergey M Brin and Eric E Schmidt.

Noted orator, motivational guru, consultant and activist Shiv Khera says, ''Small people talk about others, mediocre people talk about things, and great people talk about ideas.'' The power of these ideas took Google to what it's today. And think about these alchemists – they come with a new idea and it becomes a hit. They are blessed with some bizzare thoughts and ideas, which no other mortal on this earth has. That's why all the tech-giants like Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo join hands at times to excel Google, but all in vain. Every time their initiative proves to be a disaster.

The great Einstein says, ''Imagination is more powerful than knowledge'', but I wonder what type of imagination these Google guys have.

The unique characteristics of Google, which puts it on the pinnacle, are its speed and accuracy. The father of the search engines beat its peers in speed and accuracy, and leaves its contemporaries miles ago, and it seems that the distance will continue in times to come. In the last one decade no other Google's contemporaries has grown as them. Because you can copy the formulas, work, functioning etc but the mind, imagination, ideas couldn't be copied.

In the book “The Google Story” Microsoft boss Bill Gates says, ''We have to keep a check on these Google guys, they have become a threat to us and we need to control them.” So we can have an idea of what type of influence the Google guys have on the world. Bill Gates – the richest person on the earth has a fright of the Google honchos and so is the case with others. This is the power of Google, This is the reach of Google. This is the influence of Google, because “The word genius has no synonym.”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blog: Don't dare to think we are green horns!

Countless eyes had been avidly waiting to witness how the host will create a platform for the world. A platform where more than seventy countries were to join hands, to demonstrate the sovereignty of their nations, to vie for the crown at the helm.

The time was then, when India was leaving no stone unturned to prepare for hosting the Commonwealth Games 2010. Delhi – the flamboyant capital of India was to host the games and it seemed to be an unchaseable dream – that India can successfully host the games.

Every news channel, newspaper and magazine had been getting 'good masala' stories, which they could refurbish with a few additives from their mind. It made the scribes' task easy as they came to knew where to gather news from. The alleged corruption charges and the mess across the length and breadth of Delhi kept them busy with some uncovered facts and big stories. The sleazy preparations, the sordid sports machinery deals, the alleged corruption charges, the torn-out roads, the water-filled pit-holes and places, all showed the signs that we are preparing for a ground zero (where we find ourselves no where on the final day).

Along with all the messy preparations, it was a retaliation time for Indra – who poured almost all the water in his storehouse during the preparations. He must have thought of some past ruckus, Kalmadi and his aides would have created to him. And he hit the iron when it was red, and when Kalmadi was the wholly-solly of everything. To make things worst Indra did everything which comes under his jurisdiction.

As the days passed the situation detereorated to become more degraded. India and its CWG bosses received numerous scolds and warnings from the CWG honchos. Mike Fenell - the Commonwealth Games President kept on visiting the games venues – but went back carrying a balloon of anger and destabilisation in his heart, every time he inspected the venues.

The Commonwealth Games soup was turning sour as it got closer to the final day. I could feel the humming sound of the prayers of Delhiites, which they must have performed fervently from the deepest part of their hearts, for the success of the Games as it was not merely a matter of organising games, it was an event which would make the global citizens aware of what India is? It was a matter of national prestige, a matter of Bharat Darshan – which was to portray the real image, the true picture of the birth place of the world bellwether of culture, education, medicine, yoga, science and so many things. Even I prayed intensely sometimes so that we could successfully handle and manage everything during the upcoming mega sports event.

A state of pandemonium prevailed all over and nothing seemed to be moving in the right direction. An agitated Kalmadi would have lost his sight amidst all the odds, I am sure. But there was no escape as it had become an obligation by then. And just before the decisive day it must have brought lumps to myriad throats with entwining fingers, heads bowed in prayers and hearts crying for all the best to happen. India and the world heaved a sigh of relief as we incepted a hugely successful sports event and and so was the end. We hosted the most spectacular opening and closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. It happens only in India – where against all odds, contrary to all expectations, we delivered the best ever games in lieu of any failure – which was for sure expected. All the nations were moved and overwhelmed with the oomph India delivered the games. What grabbed most of the eyeballs were the grand flamboyant opening and the closing ceremony.

It would not be an exaggeration if I use the word jugaad for it, for most of the impossible things to turn into possible here. The nation relies on this single word - jugaad. And the only thing India was not devoid of before the games was the fire and fury. Ours is the only nation where you think an impossible thing and we will make it happen, we will turn it into success – for we have all the jugaads. We have all the means to do anything.

Noone knows how it happened but by and by the situation ameliorated and it seems that in a spur-of-the-moment we were the creators of the the grand sports event. The fishy situation turned into something which the world witnessed as a scintillating event – a pyrrhic gala sports event.

It's flesh and blood to think what could be done and what could not be, but we did it, and what we did was beyond comprehension of a human mind as all the circumstances were against us. Because here we have all the jugaads in our storehouse.

And then they have had to change their statements when they left and Mike Fenell thanked all Delhiites for such a great success of the Commonwealth Games. We proved that we are not the green horns. Everyone went back with a tranquil heart and ecstatic mind. We have the power to change because we have all the jugaads. You come and we will vest you with all the best of everything with best of our abilities. Because we are rich in jugaad we run this nation where you will find people of all cast and creeds, people of so many diverse mindsets, of diverse faiths and religions, where people of different languages can edify you with their hearts.

So don't ever dare to think we are tyros! We have the power. As a verse from the holy Quran says “We create and destroy, and recreate again, in forms of which noone knows – Al WAQUIAH.”