Archive | September, 2015
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Sundar Pichai @ Digital India Summit

28 Sep

It’s always great to hear Sundar Pichai. It makes you feel life is good and for good people. Google is simply the greatest story of this new knowledge age along with Amazon and Yahoo in initial days. Sundar Pichai is right about possiblities of smart phone and internet connectivity in India. It could simply lead to many more Sundar Pichai’s. That’s the possibility. Indian children – boys and girls can conquer this new age of technology  and internet is a great equalizer in this divided fractured society of classes and castes. Talent has no race or creed. I think possibility is huge. I also admire  Prime minister Narendra modi’s interest and passion for technology. Perhaps one of these tech companies can take him on their board after his time as a politician. Like Tony Blair who guess is hired by a private equity player as a advisor.

Am not sure about start- ups in India, which is basically in consumer internet and all me too propositions of Top ten websites in America. But it’s good business. 300 million middle class. Great investors. Big valuations. Now political support too. Never mind.

I think Sundar Pichai is such a inspiration for millions of school children who can simply come up on their merit and hard work. America is the only enabler of such merit perhaps. That is why America is a great country and will always remain great in my opinion because they are fair to talent & opportunity and have a meritorious culture.

India still rewards long service much more than merit perhaps and has some distance to go to match the valley. But Indian’s have been stellar in Technology. CEO of Google, Microsoft and MasterCard are all Indian’s.

I owe my little life to Internet and curiosity for knowledge. My father encouraged me and gave me a life. I remember used to use Excite or Lycos for search and also a metasearch called Dogpile. Google had just come into existence. Madan a computer vendor from Bihar had told me ” Yeh googly kamaal ka hai sab kuch pata chalta hai isme ” ( This google is a miracle and you get all the information) long time ago..

I ofcourse later met Amazon . They opened my eyes. They were my heroes like Sundar Pichai is now to the world. Hope you like this talk as much as enjoyed sharing dear friends!

I dedicate this to friends in Amrika and school mates who are still my heroes…

Goodnight freinds! Hope you have a good day!

Love, Suresh

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Musings..

27 Sep

Mistake:

“It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone, when you started to believe they loved you: you’d be disappointed. Depend on someone, and you might as well admit you’re going to be crushed, because when you really needed them, they wouldn’t be there. Either that, or you’d confide in them and you added to their problems. All you ever really had was yourself, and that sort of sucked if you were less than reliable.”
―  Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

I read this and felt so true, but when you have lived a difficult life, you don’t know your mistakes, have made this mistake . I regret it. I hope to set things right. The writer Jodi Picoult is very right..

Mother:

I heard Prime minister Narendra Modi speaking movingly of his mother at Facebook’s Townhall also acknowledging Mark Zuckerberg’s parent’s and thought it was wonderful gesture. Narendra modi is a consummate politician and is very self assured. I also saw most gracious and charming Chef Vikas Khanna speak beautifully about his mother in a interview with wonderful Barkha Dutt. He also recounted a moving tale about a Indian temple built by a king who did not acknowledge his mother in his lifetime but built a temple in mother’s debt. The temple loosely translated is called ” Mother’s debt ( Maa ki rin). Do see the delightful interview.

My own mother is not keeping well. I am worried. Though sometimes am at the receiving end of her struggles, but we are doing our best. I work for my mother and brother. I work for God. It’s a offering. Someday will do what am meant to do..

Marriage:

One of my brother’s called me and had a chat with me  and told me it’s time you should get married. I am grateful he thought of me and he is right. So went for a long walk thought about things little more deeply. Look I read somewhere Sundar Pichai has a tendency to step out of meeting and go for a walk thinking through a problem statement and comes back with a perfect solution. I share the same trait with Sundar, so who knows where might end up  one day 🙂

I came back and called my brother saying give me two weeks . I hope find my answers and hope things come to me, have always tried, god knows have always tried..

This for today! Hope you have a nice week ahead dear friends!

Goodnight friends! Yes, bought new shoes today..

Love, Suresh

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Top Gun – Danger Zone

26 Sep

I had breakfast today with my friend and he brought his mom and brother along. My friend knows me well and he is been living in another country for more than 15 years. We meet once in a year or sometimes once in one and half  or two years. The little time we spend together is fun and happy. He is one of my heroes and he likes me for what have done for family. I realised as you grow older how little you get to spend time with people you love. Every thing get’s rarer and rarer. My friend’s mom told me you learn to value each little thing more as you go along. It’s very true. May be my life is to look after my mother and brother. One day I wish to go and meet my friend and his kids in America. My freind is a doctor.

My other friend is driving down tomorrow so this week have been lucky will be meeting two friends..

My friends live outside and we spend purposeful and quality time. We catch up and have something to say to each other. We don’t judge and try to be happy. We are doing the best we can. All of us are doing the best we can and we should all try to be happy.

I want my mom and brother healthy and well. I will do my work. In free time, there is music, books, motor bike ride, bike ( cycling)…

Till then hope you like one more brilliant song from the movie Top Gun, ” Danger Zone” by Kenny loggins. It’s such a great movie and great song..

My love with motion picture sound tracks continues..

Have a good day dear friends!

Love, Suresh

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“Take my breath away” – Top Gun Original soundtrack

25 Sep

I had a tedious day and decided to listen to some motion picture track to brighten my day. This a great track from 1986 movie ” Top Gun”. A cherished movie for people of my generation. Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis are beautiful and they take our breath away. Great movie. Great song.

Take my breath away : Berlin

Watching every motion
In my foolish lover’s game
On this endless ocean
Finally lovers know no shameTurning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn around and sayTake my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
Turning and returning

To some secret place to find
Watching in slow motion
As you turn to me and say
My love

Take my breath away

Through the hourglass I saw you
In time you slipped away
When the mirror crashed I called you
And turned to hear you say
If only for today
I am unafraid

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching every motion
In this foolish lover’s game
Haunted by the notion
Somewhere there’s a love in flames

Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn my way and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Me and my brother want to buy a motorbike, something we have been planning to do for sometime, just a simple bike for us, we have different ones in mind, me ( Yamaha FZ ) and he ( Pulsar 220), something me can ride on weekends and he more regularly, will go with his choice whatever he decides. A motor bike will makes us happy.  There are superbikes available now in India. For us a simple one will do. I ‘ll keep you posted.
Hope you like the Top Gun track. May be we can go on a ride once right my friend 🙂
Goodnight friends! Hope you have a good day!
Love, Suresh

Some pictures..

24 Sep

I need to reclaim life. I need to reclaim work. I need to reclaim every thing that have lost. Brick by brick, day by day, take every day as it comes my dear friend had advised me. Today back to work. The goal as always is to be happy with my life and reclaim..

Some pictures while have my usual sugarless Irani tea in office compound..

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I really want to do great work like before..

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I really want you..

Great work and true love is the goal nothing less..

My mom is better today and have so much to do, mostly relcaim, reclaim..

I hope to succeed. I have my fathers wishes and friends support.

Goodnight friends! Remember…

“ Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Have a good day!

Love, Suresh

Mother and me..

23 Sep

I woke up with my mother feeling unwell. I had to go to hospital today. I am thankful to my company otherwise would not have been able to manage personal situations and work.  I meet my sister also at the hospital, she has come with her baby to meet paediatrician. I promise will meet her for lunch. Me and mother meet her consultant. She tells the doc he has not gone to work today because am unwell. I feel vulnerable and have been used to such situations. I hang my head and do not add to diagnosis. I listen carefully to new presciption and meds.  Every fortnight there is some permutation and combination in meds. I just hope for best and want my mother healthy. My mother is more active than me and just want her to be happy and healthy. We have lunch with sister. My mother and me play with child for little time and head home. I have to check office work.

Evening, my mother want’s me to get new medicines from local pharmacy and me wants to finish some work and promise to get her meds. She launches a minor tirade  like women do” You are not responsible and at night you will take your bike and go for a ride..”. I correct her ” I just came from hospital with you and how can you say such things..” She quickly corrects herself. My mother prefer’s my brother’s obedience. He is military ” You tell him something and it’s done..”   I take little discretion ..

Sometimes all this reminds me of a “character from a play” described by yesteryear great Hindi film comedian Mehmood, he had recounted in a television interview ” This character had a twisted nose and a nasal twang. He was nice and well behaved till you asked ” What’s wrong with your nose” and then he would launch a full assault ” What a characterless guy you are and where did you come from…” . My mother has this perception that ” am lazy” and can get into this mood…

The truth is my mother is very active & hardworking and am equally responsible. It’s just that she has had a hard time with illness and me have only one exposure. Hospitals. We both need better times ahead. Our saving grace is perhaps a woman..

This is my day today and if you want to check India’s Newton: please follow this.

Now I hope you don’t launch a minor tirade against me 🙂

Have a good day dear friends!

Love, Suresh

Leonard Cohen

22 Sep

Happy Birthday Master!

I discovered Leonard Cohen late in Life. My first hero was Gandhi. I then discovered Nehru and Mandela. Then the great physicist Richard Feynman and Frijtof Kapra. I had read them by teenage. I read french philosophers. I was shy and could read. I read and listened to music. When was twenty – one  wanted to be a writer. I went and met a university professor the only man whom knew was decent and had a published book. He gave encouraging feedback and was kind. I ended up taking ” character certificate” from him, those days companies asked for a ” character certificate” which one took from a university professor or a medical practioner. My medical doctor who gave zero risk medicines looked at me suspiciously. But my professor had  looked me in the eye and asked me ” Don’t you have a girl friend.? ” Never mind. There ended my minor writing career before it had begun at twenty one. I had told my father ” I can only read and write. What will I do ? ” I was very worried those days.

So when decided to write a blog. I named it after a Leonard Cohen speech. I have never found some one who speaks, sings, writes and makes music so beautifully and is incredibly  insightful and gracious. I was fascinated.  I remember kind professor too after twenty three years. I wish had become a writer. I ended up in industry. I only write here. So let me write something for the master..

I can read and write

touch and feel deeply

I could be vulnerable

could never lie, ever

If good intentions matter

could be a millionaire

But they don’t..

So learnt grit

made friends with faith

Actions matter

I fall in love

Can never forget

What can I do?

Why must I not succeed

Like every one else

And live happily ever..

So my soul is innocent

It is in near tatters

It’s held together by prayer

By a leonard cohen song, poem, interview..

I like the writer’s life

I scribble all the time

I like the guitar and tremolo

Should I take weekend classes?

I wonder would you meet my friend?

Would you call?

I have such yearnings and more

So listen to one more song

The one that have heard many a times

I go to work and live my life

Stiched and held togther

By a  song, poem or words

I reamain grateful

To your incomparable craft and great gift

Happy Birthday Master

Happy eighty first!

Goodnight freinds!  So…..

“Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen
I must sleep now. Hope you have a good day!
Love, Suresh