Wednesday, May 25, 2005

NASA - Voyager Enters Solar System's Final Frontier

Got this link through email. Interesting to read.Those who believes that man has not landed on moon cannot believe that a satellite crossed the boundaries of solar systemNASA - Voyager Enters Solar System's Final Frontier

Friday, May 20, 2005

MindTree Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

I started my career in IT with MindTree Consulting MindTree on 19th April 2004. At that time MindTree Consulting consisted of around 1300 employees. Now after 13 months the employee strength of Mindtree is around 2600 to 2700. MindTree Consulting emerged during the year 1999. Now Mindtree do business across different geographies like US, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Middle East, Japan etc. Allegran, Volvo, AVIS, Hindustan Times, ABB, Hindustan Lever, GE, Kraft, Symantec, Elance, DTC, Kabba, Cisco Systems, Franklin Templeton Investments, ICICI bank, Nisan, Cendant etc are few of the customers or Mindtree. Ashok Soota is the Chairman and Managing Director of MindTree. Subroto Bagchi, one of the co-founders of Mindtree is the chief operating officer. MindTree Consulting is mainly divided into two streams – R&D services MindTree - R & D Services and IT servicesMindTree - IT Services.

We do have a great work culture here. MindTree Consulting stood first in the camaraderie survey. Means MindTree minds (we call ourselves so) have a good relationship between the employees. MindTree Consulting is a CMMI Level 5 company and PCMM level 5 companies. The company is also identified as one of the top places for employees to work in India.

Mind Tree’s DNA is Imagination Action and Joy.
MindTree gives a lot of importance to the CLASS values, which stands for Caring, Learning, Achieving, Sharing and Social Responsibility. Let me explain briefly about CLASS values.
Caring – For each other, for our clients, and for our stake holders.
Learning – Personal development and Innovation.
Achieving – Aspiration, accountability and action orientation.
Sharing – Team work and knowledge creation.
Social Responsibility – Corporate citizenship and integrity.

As an IT company we deliver high quality products and as an organization, we do have great strength in us. None of the employees in MindTree lost their job during the dull period of IT industry. MindTree is taking care of the spastic society in Karnataka, and the logo of the company is designed by Chetan who belongs to the spastic society.

MindTree gives a lot of opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills of the employees. We do have a great opportunity to grow. The caring attitudes of the Mindtree Minds are really great. We can approach any senior managers for help or any kind of issues.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Unbroken Rules of Animal Kingdom

As I wrote in one of my previous post in this web log, I love climbing very high locations like hills and mountains and spend a lot of time there, simply watching the sky, the valley and nearby mountains. Let me describe one of the strange things I noticed about the dense forests, during my visits to Kurisumala in Wayanad. Previous post about trekking through Kurisumala and pictures

I saw round patches stretching on an average of 2 or 3 acres here and there in the dense forests without any trees or tall vegetations. These places are covered with green grass. I wondered why trees are not growing in these areas, for the surrounding places are covered with big trees, and the sun rays won’t touch the ground even at noon time.

First I thought that the phenomenon was due to the geography of the specific location. But my further inspection found that there was no any difference between the green patches and the surrounding locations with dense vegetation. During one of my visit to Kurisumala with my friend Rajesh, I asked him about this. He described me about the wonderful rules of nature.

If there is only dense forest, without enough plain grounds with grass, many animals won’t survive. Animals like deer, elephant, and other grass eating creatures need these green patches for their survival. Rajesh told me that he has watched many times, elephants and other grass eating animals moving towards these open areas in the jungle during the time of heavy rain and wind. Otherwise they may get seriously hurt by the falling trees and other actions of the wind and rain. And these green patches are essential for the mazing animals for their food. So these green patches are vital for the survival of the animals. And strangely, there will be green patches in all the forests around the world, without any specific reasons. Wonderful!!!! This is another miracle of the creator.

And he described one of the amazing rules of the Jungle. That is 'the animals won’t attack each other for food or anything while drinking water'. We can see predators like lion, tiger and other animals like zebra, deer etc drinking water from the same pond or lake. These kinds of rules are never broken in the jungle. There are many strange rules in the animal kingdom, that human can’t understand and can’t follow.

Friday, May 13, 2005

The More Silent, the More Powerful

The more silent the starting, the more wild will be the storm.
A silent dog will be so ferocious.
Try to be silent and wait for the outcome.
When you feel angry, don’t explode.
Feel the power inside.
Your silence may be more powerful than the showering of words.
Always withhold the outburst.
I used to react suddenly in most of the situations.
But later I understood the power of silence.
These are not only true for spontaneous activities.
I felt great when I practiced silence through out my daily life.
Now I can feel the great strength inside my mind.
Just feel that you have enough strength to do that, but be patient.
Never strike, accumulate the strength in your whole body and mind.
You will earn more will power, and you will be more positive.
If you are able to practice silence in your life, you will always feel that you do have the power to accomplish anything.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Story of the 25 Paise in My Wallet

I am hopeless.
I walked aimlessly.
I am too hungry.
The sky is cloudy.
The sun is already set.
The twilight mood added my anxiety.
I reached a big play ground.
A small boy is playing alone at the far end of the ground.
I walked towards him.
He is throwing a small coin as high as possible again and again.
I asked him to hand over the coin.
He stopped playing.
His face turned sad.
He started stepping back.
I got the coin from him forcefully.
He started crying.
He ran away crying and looked back at me 2 or 3 times.
It is a 25 paisa coin.

Now it is night.
I am sleeping under a big banyan tree.
The crying face of the child flashed repeatedly in my mind.
I felt sad.

The next day I went to the same ground a little bit early, lots of kids were playing there.
The coin is still in my pocket.
I couldn’t find the boy.
I waited till it was dark.
I went to the same place the next day also.
I went there many times.
Never again I was able to find the boy playing there.
Oh! God, how can I give the coin back?

Years passed by.
Still the crying face of the child is in my mind.
The coin is still in my wallet.