Friday, November 03, 2006

Greed..

As someone said, "God has provided resources for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed".

While I was in India, I used to feel really great about one of the very few Indian CEOs in an MNC IT firm like Computer Associates. May be, I was too innocent then to understand the other-sides of a leader like him.

Having seen the verdict in the accounting fraud, which he has pleaded guilty and getting a 12 year sentence along with $8m fine.. is really disgusting.

Is it the "greed", that causes people to go to such extremes?.

ps: There have been several such accounting frauds and sentences, but this case in particular is different for me for the reason that, he is an Indian CEO (after all, we are all humans).

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Andhra turns 50

Though Andhra Pradesh (AP) has a history more than 2000 years, its the Andhra Pradesh we live in free India (India got its freedom British colonial rule in 1947).

That Andhra Pradesh has turned 50 today. Its the first state to be formed on the basis of language in 1956. Though, there are other states (Karnataka, Maharashtra, etc) to be formed so on the same date.

Looking at the progress, that the state has made in the past 50 years, is certainly good. But, it could have been lot better.

More than three decades of continuous administration by the Congress party (a nation level party which was supposed to be dissolved after India got its freedom), the emergence more regional parties like Telugu Desam, more recently Teleganra Rashtra Samithi is fueling lot of regional sentiments (some true and some are articulated by politicians for the advantage). But, these regional parties are certainly helping the local population to fight for their rights and compete in the world's largest democracy.

With the more modern leaders like Chandrababu Naidu, AP has a long and brigh future ahead.

I have just tried to visit the official portal of AP and very disappointed that, as I couldn't see a word about the Golden Jubilee.

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