IT, Attrition and Business


It’s been a while that I am a part of mid-level management working with senior leadership and technical developers of the company. As a part of decision makers as well as the receivers, I am very well accustomed with issues faced by both ends. The decisions are made at organizational level and for the organization as a whole. They may be suitable for some, forced for some and then there are others who just don’t care.

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Bell curve, hierarchy management, promotions, hikes, etc. are all levers which can ruin or better the relationship between a company and its employee.

Gone are the times when there was a scarcity of good engineers and companies were like families. Today, we are producing engineers like chicken eggs. Every street has 5 out 10 people as engineers. With such a huge number and expansion of the industries, the same resources aka engineers are treated as labors with no labor laws to protect them.

Below are the points that force a person to resign or switch.

  1. Money – Believe it or not money does matter. Yes, at senior management level, it is really tough to release due to budget constraints and limitations but it needs to be as per industry standards. If you think you are giving salary as per the standard, check your attrition.
  2. New Learnings – This is the 2nd most important point. Keep your workforce up to date. Not just C# and Java or Oracle and SQL, make your workforce take training on things like analytics, cloud, adobe technologies, etc. Basically the technology of the future. And make sure you give them time to take those training by holding their manager responsible for the same.
  3. First and second level managers – Your business, your workforce, your quality and your numbers will only increase if you have good first and second level managers. Many times we promote idiots to these level just because they lick their senior’s ass. (Sorry, I am really blunt)
  4. Opportunities – Rotation of an engineer is important (if he wants). There are times when an engineer keeps working on a project for more than 5 years. His plight is never understood in the name of project requirement. Trust me, you are just forcing him to resign. Because he has no experience of rotation and no time, he will not consider changing the project but the company altogether.
  5. Visibility – It’s important to give your engineer some visibility with senior management. These are the guys who leave their families to come and work for you. Take that into consideration and meet these guys and have an unofficial conversation like an ice-breaker.
  6. Better enabling teams – Admin, HR, workforce planners, recruitment and PMO like teams should be enabled properly. The ice-breaker sessions will tell you what issues are at the bottom level. There may be some idiotic policies which might be irking your people. And this brings me to last point.
  7. Automation – Certain policies and certain procedures in the company need to automated. Rather than having manual checks, automate stuff. This would reduce the cycle time. A person won’t have to beg some other person for approvals and getting work done.

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I know at senior leadership level, we have an issue with why can’t these engineers see the whole picture and think at organizational level. But we need to understand that today’s generation is living in high cost of living and trying to be up to date. For this, they are bound to focus on themselves. They have a family to take care. You reached senior leadership level during the time when fight to survive was slightly easy. It’s a firefight out there.

Take some action to save your people. They are “your” people. Make the company a family again! And trust me, it’s not just money.

Think about it…

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Alimony & Dowry – Evils attached!


Don’t kill me if our views don’t match because if you kill me, I will haunt you forever and be a pain in your ass and I am sure you don’t want that. Right?

So, moving on … In the midst of all the hue and cry on my Facebook wall over a simple question of Dowry and Alimony, if they are same or not and should be legal or not! I would like to thanks all my friends who contributed and showed what you all think about it.

I know some of you who are against dowry will definitely take it or give it in the name of Society and Parental pressure, which according to me is “Bullshit”! And yes, giving gifts is dowry as well (In case you didn’t know).

Now! My views?

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Alimony and Dowry!  They aren’t same.

Starting with Dowry, by now the above paragraph might have given you some idea of what I feel about it. It is outright disease which is eating us inside out. As per an article – Dowry is an ancient custom, and its existence may well predate records of it. Dowries continue to be expected, and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal, in some parts of the world, mainly in parts of AsiaNorth Africa and the Balkans. In some parts of the world, disputes related to dowry sometimes result in acts of violence against women, including killings and acid attacks. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that are strongly patrilineal and that expect women to reside with or near their husband’s family (patrilocality). Dowries have a long history in Europe, South Asia, India, Africa and other parts of the world.

It is good to see people coming out and speaking about dowry, but in my whole lifetime, I haven’t seen one wedding which had no links to dowry at all. And I am not talking about rural weddings. I am talking about FAT INDIAN Weddings!! And not just Punjabi weddings but all kinds of castes (I hate fucking caste system as well but that topic is for some other day).

The only reason why it’s being termed as big topic in India is probably we are waking up now & it’s all over news. My respect to all those women who opposed it and broke those marriages.

And my middle finger to all those men, father in laws, mother in laws, fathers and mothers who agreed for dowry.

On a serious note, it’s the biggest issue in India because here, a woman is worst enemy of the other.

All the mothers and mother in laws are at fault. I hope the new generation mothers and mother in laws won’t be such a pain in the ass. Plus these are the same aunties who force marriage down your throat and later comment on how many gold and cash you took or gave.

But just talking about it won’t solve the problem, where does the issue lie? When was the last time you saw a girl getting married to a guy who is socially and financially weaker to her? NONE! The men these days are judged on the basis of money he earns or has, size of his house and size of his car. I understand one doesn’t want their daughter to spend life with no luxuries but isn’t that also a kind of dowry? I know this can be associated with Bride Price or Dower but those are different than this. I have explained those below.

For now!! Remember, NOBODY gives a fuck about LOVE!  (If you do, drink some water and cool down)

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Many of you might not know but there are two other practices – of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride’s parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride’s family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control. In Islam, this concept is called Mahr which is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom’s father, to the bride at the time of marriage, which legally becomes her property. While the mahr is often money, it can also be anything agreed upon by the bride such as jewelry, home goods, furniture, a dwelling or some land. Mahr is typically specified in the marriage contract signed during an Islamic marriage

Also, dowry in India may have started in Hindu culture, it’s now a part of Muslim and Christians as well. Believe or not, it is. There have been cases in all the religions. Don’t agree? Open you fucking eyes or Google it.

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On the other hand, Alimony is something which is best explained by Lawyers Club India – The general perception is that the person initiating a divorce shall not be entitled to any financial support from their spouse. This, however, is not entirely true. It all depends on the financial position of the spouse. In the event of the wife not being able to sustain herself financially, or having no source of income for herself, she then is entitled to an allowance as maintenance. On the other hand, if she is earning sufficiently well for herself, she cannot claim any maintenance. Herein, an interesting question arises, ‘ whether a husband has any right to claim maintenance from his wife’. The answer is, surprisingly, in the positive. Under the Hindu Marriage Act, this provision has raised many an eyebrow. To put it simply, depending on the circumstances, a husband also has the right to ask for alimony.

As is prevalent in our Indian society, the wife is mostly a homemaker. Thereby, a major part of our female population never ventured out from the cozy comforts of her home to earn for a living. Thus, being, more relevant, the word ‘maintenance’ came to be associated with women, almost to the point of being synonymous with the weaker s*x. However, the Indian Judiciary being very fair, came to the rescue of the husband. According to Hindu Law, the husband also has the right to claim maintenance which is subject to certain conditions. In the event of the husband becoming incapacitated due to some disease or accident, and thereby, is rendered incapable of earning for a livelihood, he then has the right to claim alimony. At the same time, one should bear in mind that if the husband is an able person in every sense of the word, and yet does nothing for a living; he cannot be entitled to any maintenance. The Court of Law provides no relief to a wastrel.

Now answer my question – Why Hrithik Roshan paid Rs 380 Crores to Suzzane Khan? Why Sanjay Dutt paid Rs 8 Crores to Rhea Pillai?

There might be many more examples but were these 2 women incapable of earning? As far as I know they both had well settled businesses at the time of divorce.

Hence the concept of Alimony is subjective. Some don’t take it and some don’t get it. And there are many out there who take it even if they don’t need it.

Be it dowry or Alimony – It’s all about the fucking money. This society is all about money these days! If you say you are not, all the best living in denial and may your soul be blessed! I will see you in hell.

The solution? None. Nobody can change it. We will continue to live in denial.

Think about it….

Unless an asteroid hits the earth and kill humanity!:) #JustKidding ..

Breathe in….. Breathe Out…… Try to live:) properly.

Ustraa – Review


Not tested on animals, only on rascals.

This is my personal review, hence please note, this is based on my experience with Ustraa products.

Today, I will be reviewing two products, Ustraa Mooch & Beard Tonic and Ustraa Beard Wash. mooch-tonic-beard-wash

 

Before we go ahead, let me be clear that there aren’t many products in Market for Mooch and Beard. Since, the market is filled with shitty fairness and what not creams and products, Ustraa was a delight in area of grooming for Men. Whoever Gillette is, tell her bitch, Ustraa is here.:) And those who wanted Men to be fair and handsome need to get a life. Prior to using Ustraa, I was using MisterMan Beard Oil (MisterMan Store). It was the only product available in India. Except this, we had to rely on Shampoos, Conditioners and beard wax. I even ended up making myself a DIY wax and Oil using Youtube. Looking at the increasing fashion of growing a beard and maintaining it among men needed some serious products catering to this demand. Ustraa hit on right notes at the right time.

The parent company,  Happily Unmarried has been in the market since a long time and has made a huge name for itself.

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Everyone knows that beard looks sexy but looking at the Indian Beards, it’s more like pubic hair when grown to lengths (Blame it on the pollution and humidity and whatever you want). But it is the truth, hence Ustraa is a ray of light.

So when, Ustraa came out with the line of products, I bought it the 3rd day itself and now have been using it since then. I am a cynical kind of person, so you will get both pros and cons below. Stay tuned…

The first product I picked by the Beard wash since I was bored and fed up of using shampoos and conditioners. The product was a delight.

  • BEARD WASH:
  • Aloe Vera, Rosemary Oil, Almond Oil & Lactic Acid
  • Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Coco Glucoside, Amidopropyl Betain, Ethoxylated Lanolin, Ceteareth-60 Myristyle Glycol & Essential Oils.

Apart from leaving a pleasant aroma and great texture, it really makes the hair tangle free and removes any dirt or garbage stuck in there. It make the hair soft as well, however the only negative is, the effect of the wash is not long lasting. I mean if you are a bearded biker, you need to have patience after using the product and give it time before you can jump on the saddle. Aloe Vera and Oils do make your beard feel fresh and soft. Only catch it, do remember to groom it further using comb and drier to make it straight. But anyways, that is something you will have to do yourself.

On the other hand, the beard and mooch tonic is also a great product to use. I personally loved the old school and smokehouse aroma. It is really refreshing and leaves the beard ready to be groomed and leaves you lady drooling.

  • BEARD TONIC:
  • Natural Preservatives
  • Silicone Fluid, IPM, Easttosil, Cyclomethicone, Coconut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil & Essential Oils.

The only major issue I found was the bottles. They somehow started leaking and using them while traveling was an issue for me. If the bottle seals could have been tighter and travel safe, it would have been 100% perfect product for me.

I still use my DIY products but these products from Ustraa have really eased my pains in the butt.


 

Verdict

Go ahead and use the products. It’s better to have a groomed beard rather than pubic hair on the face. Oh yes! I know you know what I mean! Looking forward to use more products. Will review rest and post soon. Till then! Have fun with the mooch & beard! GROW!

Think about it!! And do let me know your personal reviews and experience in comments below.

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Life friendly NCR roads


Commuting 80 Kms everyday between Office and Home, makes me realize how amazing the roads are these days. Everyday we ride/drive with our lives on the line to reach our destinations. As per a new report from Indian Express, Delhi has highest fatalities in road accidents but barely any data.

This means that no matter what NCR is top on the death chart. And we are all the angels of death on the road. It is funny when people say it’s not them. Let’s be honest, we don’t know how to drive and even if we know how to drive, we are so frustrated to drive properly because of some or the other reason. So basically we are shit loads of death drivers. Some of us sold our lands to buy Audi, Porche or Mercedes, some of us got big cars on loan and now we show off. Some of us are riding through daily struggle. Personally, I am not afraid of death, it will come at the right time, but I don’t wanna die coz of some asshole idiot who did not know how to handle his ride.

We are just having fun over corpses.

There are many ways in which we can put an end on this though. Sadly, nobody would give a damn about this, I am aware, however, below are my thoughts.

1. Education – We teach our kids to look left, right and left before crossing a road but why the hell can’t we teach them basic rules of driving in school and colleges? Accept it or not, I see kids driving and riding these days and their parents get them all kinds of vehicles these days which we had to beg for. And got slapped for too. Lol.. you see, parents back then I guess were sensible enough or maybe some of them. Those who are adult enough like you, reading this blog post cannot be taught since we think we know it all. Let me laugh it off bluntly on the face.. LMAO!! But we seriously need to educate everyone. Rules are meant to be broken, ok.. but why break lives and families? Who gave you the fucking right? One should be taught right from the school that the road doesn’t belong to their father or grandfather.

2. DTC | Autos | Gramin Seva – Well! They all go to the same school to learn “how NOT to drive”. The way they change lanes suddenly is an art and most frustrating thing in the world. They stop anywhere, be it in the middle of the road and turn with no indicator. I don’t know how can someone see the bus driver’s hand out his window to take the turn. They should be fined or imprisoned if not found in dedicated lanes. We are promoting public transports but who will teach them how to drive?

3. Fine and Impound wrong side drivers – These are the biggest cause of accidents on the roads. Be it a bike, bullock cart, truck or any other vehicle, everyone is a threat. The idiots don’t realize that the turns maybe a little ahead. Rather than that, they prefer to drive on the wrong side. And they come in all the lanes, left, middle, right, you name it!! There is no rule! And then we have those idiots who switch to the wrong side the moment they see a traffic Jam ahead. They go to the front of the line and cause more Jam since the oncoming traffic forces them to sneak back into the line causing more mess. Such drivers should be fined heavily and vehicles impounded.

4. Cab drivers – Talk about NCR accidents, how can we miss the cabs plying to and fro Noida and Gurgaon. They are most of the time drunk, do not know how to drive, rude and they just try to be F1 racers with their ass on fire. In order to get paid, they just keep running 24×7 and have caused accidents time and again. Those people who use such cabs are also to be blamed. The shit heads call themselves educated but do not have a conscience to ask the driver to slow down. Cancellation of licenses and impound of cabs should be considered for these cab drivers.

5. Minimum speed limit on right most lane – If you want to reach your destination on time, never use the right most lane. This is a fact in India. The right most lane is the slowest here unfortunately. You will find idiots on phone, idiots scared of driving, idiots learning how to drive, idiots talking to each other while driving/riding, idiots in trucks, idiots in cars, idiots in buses and basically all the idiots. We should have a minimum limit set for the right most lane. Below which the person should be fined.

6. Speed breakers & Barricades – We know how to make sea link bridge, Barapulla bridge and many other big structures but we can never learn how to make a fucking speed breaker. It’s supposed to break the speed and not the vehicle. Some of them are so poorly made and have caused disasters. Be it internal road or highway, such speed breakers are the sickest thing ever. Problem is, everyone hates them but still they come out in the middle of the roads during the night, I have no fckng idea how or who made them. The same is barricades. They are put up on the most heaviest route causing long traffic jams. What is the use of barricades on highways, still trying to find out. I mean we have the supercars and bikes coming in India but there are no roads to drive them. This is how India will develop and have smart cities?

7. High Beams – There is no point writing anything on this topic because everyone knows what high beams cause yet we use them everywhere. While driving, while parking, while doing anything.. The white ones are even more hazardous but wait it wasn’t enough, we will put fucking blinking lights on our bikes. Put Dipper, Put Deeper or Put Diaper in night but put such bikers behind the bars.

8. Better Policing and infrastructure – Last but not the least, all the above issues cannot be solved without an efficient police force and good road infrastructure. Roads with no potholes and proper design can reduce the accidents and proper placement of traffic police can bring down the number of offenders. On highways and major intersection, one cannot find traffic police. Hence offenders think that road belong to them.

On that last note, just want to add that I have no idea what the mothers were reading or watching when these idiots were born. Maybe they were playing NFS or GTA.

Think about it…

More than BABAs’ and MAAs’


Disclaimer – Whatever you are going to read below is not meant to harm any one individual. It is not against anyone and it is my personal view. Don’t kill me for my views!!

It is that phase of life when you are busy with balancing professional and personal life. When you leave early for office and reach home late. Personal life is restricted to weekends, sometimes that too is questionable. Finding peace is difficult than finding fanny. And Alice! who the f**k is Alice becomes Life! What the F**K is life?

During this phase, and on a particular day, I sat on my Enfield by the road side and thought about how we are finding spirituality and peace through self-proclaimed BABAs and MAAs.
Someone is in Jail, someone is making movies, someone is in the process of going to Jail but is releasing videos of dancing around and others! Well others are either dead or on still around.

The real question I want to ask here is, what have we learnt from them? Are we more spiritual? Are we more tolerant? Are we more compassionate towards other humans.
If going to Guruji’s ashram or putting Guruji sticker on the car or getting the name tattooed doesn’t make you “Human”, what the hell are you doing in your life? This is an insult to the person whom you are following and to yourself. When was the last time you helped some stranger? Or did something for the society you live in?

I meet a lot of people in my daily life and observe a lot of people, I do not see any change. The followers seem to forget that real respect for your gurus is not in putting stickers or their photos in your rooms. It is about implementing those ideas in your life and be more passionate and tolerant. If you are not growing spiritually, what is the point of following someone. You are just a flaw.
A lot has changed during these years in India, what we wear, how we party, how we show off, our personalities, how we live, how much money we have and how we use it, the only thing that has not changed is, we refuse to grow our brains. We refuse to accept that everyone is equal. A guy who has a Jaguar may not show respect to a Pulsar guy. They will keep honking at each other on the road trying to literally kill each other on the road yet it’s amusing to see both having Guruji stickers on their vehicles.

Then we have art of living people, Osho people, Asaram followers, MSG followers, Radhe Maa followers, etc.. (I am sorry if I missed your name here, but get the pun).

We have so many Gurus around and the count of followers is in millions, yet we cannot live a simple life. Yet we are not satisfied with what we have and yet we try to choose the evil’s path to achieved all our desires. We are just not satisfied.

Every religion teaches us to love every human and treat everyone equally. If you can’t do that, you are a shame on that religion.

I personally respect all religions and sects but I refuse to follow anyone. Just because, I know I am not perfect but atleast I have a conscience on how to grow spiritually. Yes, I get frustrated! Yes, I abuse when I am frustrated but I know my limits and when to stop.

Get the hell out of that shell or bubble you live in! If you are a follower, follow the teachings and ideas, not the individual or a trend. Have some conscience and don’t harm anyone intentionally.

In the end, everyone dies.

Think about it!!

Spirituality is a fashion!


Disclaimer – The Constitution of India provides the right to freedom, given in articles 19, 20, 21 and 22, with the view of guaranteeing individual rights that were considered vital by the framers of the constitution. The right to freedom in Article 19 guarantees the Freedom of speech and expression, as one of six freedoms. Also, Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, has been declared unconstitutional.

——so please don’t kill me for my views. I respect your views. Read mine——-

Remember those days when temples were the places to get some peace and attain some level of spiritualism. Once upon a time!… 

It happens still? Are you kidding me? 

Temples are a fashion now. They are like exhibitions and expos’ where people go to look around, picnic, Facebook check-in and what not!. Sure, some old guys and gals (Above 40) do go to seek peace in their lives. My post is based and targeting the generation, I belong to. It’s been 5 minutes in writing this post and already 5 friends on FB have checked in at Guruji Bade Madir, Akshardham and some babaji’s temple in Rishikesh. 

And then it is about putting Guruji stickers on the cars, huge crowds, deafening noise in the temples and recently the most shocking thing ever – Guruji Tattoos. I hope whoever this guy was, did not want his followers to do such thing. 

My encounter with Guruji and respective items began when my mom started visiting this temple with my aunt who is a follower. They say he was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Ok! I will believe you only if you tell me which evil was destroyed by him. I hope you know what Trinity stands for? Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. 

I do not believe in idols, so for me Brahma – Parents (who give us life), Vishnu – our Righteousness and Shiva – our Conscience. If you can control and listen to all three, you have achieved spirituality.

But in the end, materialism takes over. See, I am not judging you but everyone needs to understand that fashion and showing off should have some limit. There are two types of youth I see today; one is rebellious, questioning who is God and the other are those who just go and pray. Those who pray are then divided into sub categories of those who follow the hype by others and it’s the majority. Only a handful pray for growing spiritually. Choose which one you want to be. Nothing is right or wrong. It’s about making a choice.

So coming back to the topic of Guruji. See, I have been to the temple but technically speaking, like all other temples, here also things are commercialized. I sat and observed. Keeping those handful aside who came looking for real answers. Others were busy clicking selfies, doing a check-in, discussing relatives, relationships and the rest had just come because I guessed they followed the hype.

While I was noting down (these points), a couple came and sat beside me. They were talking about who has checked-in on Facebook. I tired asking them why they come to this temple only to find that they had come because their friends had come here. And on Guruji, they said, he was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. While the talk was on, enters a girl who has a tattoo – Guruji (with his signature). When I asked them why they follow Guruji and not directly Shiva, they were all confused. Clearly, they had not seen what Guruji had done, it was all about word of mouth from one person to another. 

Pls note, here, I am not trying to tell you that he didn’t do anything, I am just trying to put through a thought that maybe he wanted you to live a simple life, attain spiritualism and be good to others. Clearly, he didn’t want you to commercialize his or Shiva’s name.

Wearing a fashion accessory is easy, but when brain becomes a fashion accessory, it is not a way to live life. Rather than going to such temples just for fun, pls go to some NGO, Pet care centers, Kids care centers or any such place and check-in there so that others get to know about such places and get a push to visit such places and do some good work for those who need your time and money.

Think about it….. 

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