Monday, December 21, 2009

National Animal of India - Tiger or Mouse

Let me share a small even that happened around 16 years back.

It was a sunday afternoon in the month of November in Delhi. Me, Geeta and Upasana were going to Pragati Maidan in a auto-rickshaw. We were enjoying the  chilly winter after noon with a warm Sun and a pollution free area of Delhi Cantt.  All of us were looking forward to fun and care free enjoyment at Pragati Maidan.

And then we saw a bicycle rider suddenly turning to right and a fast moving truck applying brakes.  Truck had hit the bicycle rider and then hit a tree on central verge. Both truck driver and cycle driver were badly hurt but conscious.

People stopped and watched the accident scene but no body offered any help to the accident victims. I with the help of auto-rickshaw driver moved them to the vehicle we were traveling in  (that is auto-rickshaw) and asked Geeta to move to Pragati Maidan along with Upasana and we went to near by army base hospital.

After some time,  Geeta and Upasana also reached Base Hospital courtesy another good samaritan. We moved out after giving our name and address and feeling happy.

Few days later, an army major visited us to thank us as the bicycle rider was a army jawan.

Almost every one with whom we shared this incident advised me not to help accident victims. The logic of well-wishers was simple - it is a bad world, your daughter and wife need protection and care.

My logic was also simple - I want my daughter to be a TIGER and not a MOUSE. And they only way is to be TIGER myself. 

Since then, every time I see an accident victim, I stop and help to best of my resources. My well wishers keep telling me not to do it.

So What has been your experience. Do you find people around you take the role of TIGER or MOUSE when faced with a crisis. Share your views.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rcoket Singh - A good story from Director of "CHAK DE INDIA"

On Tuesday Dec 15th,2009, all seven team members of GVC-NOIDA  went for a morning show for  Rocket Singh - Salesman of the year at Spice Mall, Noida and then a quick lunch at food court.

Rocket Singh is a movie based on IT office and performance of average people with ordinary skills and creating extraordinary results.

We choose Rocket Singh for various reasons including the fact that it was from the director of CHAK DE INDIA and it conveyed that doing sales is not a rocket science.

Friday, December 4, 2009

My visit to Indian Agriculture Research Institute and Agri-mach 2009

Today I visited IARI, met Dr Pramod, Dr Saxena and Mr Sharma from IARI. They are setting up an incubator at IARI, Pusa premises.

It is really nice that Govt organisation are now realising that wealth and business and development can be created only by entrepreneurs who take risk and also that entrepreneurs need to be supported.

IARI is now looking for few entrepreneurs who can set up their office within IARI premises, get all support like admin staff, fax, furniture, electricity, power back up, parking place, a good library, access to students and qualified and competent faculty and a good networking opportunities and then a nice place next to a metro station.

Checkout their website inviting entrepreneurs 

I also visited the exhibition at IARI premises. There were so many foreign companies who were selling expenses instruments for farms and field. Electronics is widely used in all developed countries to boost their agriculture output.

Now we are also looking to be a part of growing field of agri-electronics.

Will be meeting IARI people again on 15th December.