Micro to Nano to Pico!

Acquisitions and mergers have become an indispensable part of the corporate, and why not any investment (the logical one) would always bring more value and occasions to the organization. While thinking of logical investments, I consider Microsoft. In the last couple of weeks, I read some articles that Microsoft is planning to acquire LinkedIn. Well, that’s some news.

I always believed that important decisions generally have the more risks, are the most visible and brings the highest rewards. Microsoft believes the same and that’s why their list of decisions doesn’t seem pause, this time it’s LinkedIn. When I envisage window’s any acquisition, it takes me back in time to the year 2013 when the company acquired Nokia’s phone business. Microsoft was always about software and constantly maintained its distance from hardware manufacturing. Then, why did Ballmer think about having their own hardware? In that year smartphones were extremely in trend, he would have realized the importance of playing in that imperative market, and hence planned to integrate the system with better services. But are the services really improved? Who knows.

Today when I think of mobile phone industry and the computing industry, I can sense how much the world has changed. These days’ smartphone business is all about either Android phones or iPhones, which would not have been same if Nokia had begun to innovate and develop its crops modeled according to latest consumer needs.

How can Microsoft flop? Windows phone was supposed to be a good competitor; their billion-dollar plan had a great strategy then why is it not a success yet. I wonder if windows phone can ever become a triumph. Because presently there are not many people who would consider buying a Nokia smartphone device that is being crafted by Microsoft. There is a long way to go for the company to change the current industry dynamics.  Well, whatever happens to the phone business, if I ever have a list of ‘industries that fascinates me’, I would definitely have Microsoft in it, after Apple.

P.S. The World is going from Nano to Pico, where Micro would surely need a solid comeback if it wants to survive in this wild market. 

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Where in the world I was!

Weeks into months, and months into the year, that’s how fast we’re growing in this sphere
Last evening I decided and drew a fine line, to catch the beautiful sunset at the perfect time
From the top of the city, I viewed my town, it was bright loud and cosmically adorn
30 kilometers far, away from the hustle, I witnessed the beauty so subtle
The endless blue sky and golden colors of sun, made me stand there and remain stunned
Finding a gadget was my next action, I wanted to create a souvenir as a collection
I’m born in the era of digital films, I like to develop textures and prints
Today I’m caught in the beauty of nature, I don’t want to create but click and capture
My camera gets the real credit, as the picture has no cuts or edit
With the sun going down and fading its light, I saw the magical din of the night
One thing I want to highlight, my best moment was to watch the beautiful twilight
From evening till night, I was totally lost, it didn’t matter where in the world I was!

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Udta Punjab

Do we, Indians, really need drugs to get high? #AnotherVerdict 

Udta Punjab’s mission looks to have succeeded even before its release, applaud to our judicial System and congrats to Udta Punjab Team. When the release has so much of drama, I wonder how much the film has got! Looking forward to watching the Movie.

Cheers!

Let’s Hope Realpolitik!

Politics – isn’t the word appealing and frightening at the same time. I have seen people taking a step back when they hear about government and politics. I did not know the most reputable word of the country would sound so terrific to most people.

Politicians come and go, the crown endures. This interesting saying applies well to the Indian Political System. Despite having the legendary heroes who selflessly contributed throughout their lives, we do not sense the satisfaction while speaking about the governance. Looking at the current scenario, someone has to try and build up the reputation of reform for the actual growth of the nation. I believe, the epic Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk tall over any other politician for that matter. This is just an opinion; perhaps I am not any political blogger.

These political thoughts arrived in my head during my recent visit to Mumbai where I experienced this breathtaking adventure of driving on the Bandra-Worli Sea link. It is indeed one of the most astonishing landmarks of the country. Pure Magic! What caught my attention was the block lettered blue color welcome board ‘RAJIV GANDHI SEA LINK’; like really? It looks like a tradition in India where all the very important assets of the country need to be named after the Gandhi family. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Indira Gandhi Stadium, and list continue. I wonder why is it so, Political power is the answer.

Well in my fairness, I totally honor the decisions and undoubtedly Gandhi family has given us some extraordinarily skilled politicians; and unfortunately gave us Rahul Gandhi. With having Rahul Gandhi as a leader I am not sure if Congress can really bounce back to the current situation. Also, where majors like Digvijay Singh and Shashi Tharoor are raising the voice against the trend, clearly the party needs some serious modifications.

Wait! That’s not my cynosure here. How much effect the government has on the country or its people. When I talk effect I mean development. A few days back I watched President Obama talking about the letter he received with a list of possible women to put on the dollar bills. I think that’s one of the most powerful ideas to execute in the nation where we strongly favor women empowerment. We have had some legendary females who fought incredibly hard for the nation’s right.  Then why not in India, instead of featuring only Mahatma Gandhi’s face, we use the women portraits on the Indian currency. The reason would again be Politics, may be!

That’s all a bunch of random opinions and I know there are many such opinions and concerns, which bothers thousands of us every day. All that we can and we should do is ‘Trust Our Government’ and ‘Raise Our Opinion’ to create the real difference. Let’s hope realpolitik!

Just A Trifle

It was early, cloudy and dark
I opened my eyes and peeked apart.
Seven it showed when I tried to eye
Went back to sleeping right at that time.
After five minutes, I woke up prime
Again then I saw, saw the actual time ^_^
Unable to believe that it turned half past nine.
ONE MORE TIME

I thought I’ll get up, I did the same
My bed was calling me, when it was ten.
Couldn’t ignore and soon the sleep caught me up
A sudden cloudburst – unexpectedly woke me up.
I blinked the eyes, not just once but twice
And the clock shinned Eleven:TwentyFive.
Oh my plans, I finally realized
Quickly I’ll move out of bed, I finalized.
While adjusting the pillow I decided Nahh..
I fluffed on my bed for one more hour.
The doorbell rings;
Cook comes in!
Her presence would help me, thats what I thought
She brought me food right on board.
I decided on eating so I get energized
The meal was heavy, I won’t deny.
Getting off the bed was getting real tough
And, I decided to relax for the rest of the buff.

To, Minu Didi

We love you, love you, love you a lot
We mean it either we told you or not
The amount of love you have given to us
You knew that it was never ever enough
We see you in front of our eyes
All day all night and over the sky
The stars up there are so bright to-night
Celebrating for you accepted their invite
As cute as a small baby ‘n as sweet as sugar
You’ve always been spreading so much cheer
We were praying for having you good again
But not ready to see you in so much pain
Wish we could meet you one last time
This is the biggest sorrow we have in mind
Everything happens for a reason
We now have someone to keep an equal vision
May peace be with you and you be with us
Doesn’t matter if anything is easy or tough
No matter how quick the time flies and how things change
Our hearts will always have a lady with so much radiance.

Wuthering Verdict

After the whole long justice process, the much-awaited verdict came out. People are breaking into debates and media is running amok.

DRUNK > NO LICENSE > STILL DRIVING > LOSE CONTROL > CLIMBS TO FOOTPATH > RUNS ON PEOPLE > KILL THEM > ACCIDENT > HOMICIDE > CRIME  > XXXXX  Now, if you happen to be a celebrity of Salman Khan variety then only you can try on getting away with everything otherwise it’s an open and shut case since Day-One.

We all know the case; no one can justify the act or reduce the moment, then why to plead for mercy.

Many of us believe that charity can never cancel out the crime, hence justice. Wait! Is delayed justice, a justice! Why do in India we always have justice being delayed. There are criminals, rapist, and murderers roaming freely all around, and final judgment is yet to be announced. In #SalmanKhanCase finally, a verdict came out when the exact case is already faded away. FIVE YEARS IN JAIL. I thought the aim of the criminal law was never about punishing, harassing, or demoralizing the culprit but to reform making the person a better human. Khan, in last thirteen years, has come a long way and mended himself to be a better person, a compassionate human. Somewhere we all know that Salman will never commit such a crime again. THEN WHY JAIL?

And at this time, it ain’t easy to choose between the dilemma of bearing the judgment and bracing the individual. Therefore, I sensed an expression of acute responsibility in Alia Bhatt’s comment -“It hurts when your own are punished, even if they are in the wrong. We love you and are standing by you.”

What baffles me is that after roaming freely on bail for 13 dragged years, now comes a family driver saying he was at the wheel. Besides sacrifice being one effective method in Indian tradition, was this really a great thought on the part of defense. This is sure that owning up and Being-Human will never be needed as the road ahead is paved with possibilities. Khan can challenge the judgment in high & the highest courts apart from the other legal solutions. Also, the pace at which the decisions are coming out, and the way nation is rooting for him, he will never be put behind the bars.

I honor the fact that – law is flat for all and the wheels of justice must keep moving. Also, honor that Salman Khan will always be the unbeatable superhero, for all his loyal fans. It’s a mix of what is right and what is real, all complex.

 

There is much to this story till the case reaches to a logical end. Together let’s stay tuned!