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GEETA SAAR DURING RECESSION


GEETA SAAR DURING RECESSION


Hey Parth (Employee),

Incentive nahi mila, bura Hua
Salary cut rahi hai, bura Hua
Extra shift hogi, woh bhi buri hogi.


Tum pichhla incentive na milne ka paschatap na karo,
Tum agley incentive ki chinta na karo,
Bus apni salary main santusht raho….


Tumhari pocket se kya gaya, jo rote ho?
Jo aaya tha sab yaheen se aaya.
Tum jab nahi the, tab bhi company chal rahi thee
Tum Tum jab nahi hoge, tab bhi chalegee.


koi experience leker nahi aaye the..
Jo experience mila yahin mila…
Jo support diya company ke liye…
Degree leker aaye thhe, experience lekar chalo.


Jo system aaj tumhara hai…
Woh kal kisi aur ka tha….
Kal kisi aur ka or parson kisi aur ka hoga..
Tum isey apna samajh kar kyon magan ho rahe ho..
Yahi khushi tumhari tension kaa kaaran hai.


“Kyo vyarth chinta karte ho, kisse vyarth darte ho,
Kaun tumhein nikaal sakta hai…...”
Policy change company ka rule hai.
Jise tum policy change kahte ho, wahi tau trick hai.
“Ek pal main tum Best Performer or Hero no.1 ya Super
Star ban jaate ho,
Dusre pal main tum worst performer or target nahin
achieve kar paatey ho.”


Appraisal, incentive etc. etc.


mann se hata do, vichaar se mita do,


Phir company tumhari hai or tum company ke.
Na yeh increment wageyrah tumhare liye hai
Na tum iske kabhi ho,


Parantu job secure hai
Phir tum tension kyon lete ho….....?


Tum apne aap ko company ko arpit kar do,
Yahi sabse bada golden rule hai,
Jo is golden rule ko jaanta hai,
Woh review, incentive, recession, retirement aadi se Sada ke liye muqt ho jaata hai….


HURRY (H)OM(e).


COMPILED BY J S BROCA / 17TH MARCH 2014


REVIEWED 9TH JAN 2018 / 19TH SEPTEMBER 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)


Artificial Intelligence in here and now.


Today, even as automation is prevalent across industries, we have quickly moved to the age of robotics and artificial intelligence


Vanitha Narayanan MINT 10TH JULY 2017


The paradox of automation says the more efficient the automated systems, the more critical is the human contribution.


If I got a dollar every time Artificial Intelligence (AI) came up in a conversation around jobs, I would be very rich by now.


I want to spend a few minutes on the potential of AI—the way I see it. And let me tell you, it’s not in the future, it’s here and now. There is no point being an ostrich and burying our heads in the sand.


Automation has been part of our fabric since 1771, with the advent of the first fully automated spinning mill, and continues to be an integral part of every manufacturing process. Today, even as automation is prevalent across industries, we have quickly moved to the age of robotics and AI. Interestingly, the paradox of automation says the more efficient the automated systems, the more critical is the human contribution.


Human contribution is the crux of the conversation. When AI is spoken in the same breath as humans, it implies the evolution of ‘thinking’ rather than just ‘doing’. In a world where information is needed for decisions, a third of all decisions are optimal, a third are acceptable and the rest are just not right.


When AI is infused with ‘cognitive’ systems—next-generation systems that work side by side with humans, accelerating our ability to create, learn, make decisions and think—it then transcends barriers of scale, speed, scope and standards, providing a broad set of capabilities that can help make optimal decisions.


Cognitive systems help make sense of the structured and unstructured data available—including video and images, providing us much better insights and helping us make well-informed decisions faster.


Today’s economy, of which nearly 70% is service-oriented, stands to gain from the benefits of disruptive technology. This is a man, woman, child and machine story.


Take, for instance, a Bank that has multiple products and services. By leveraging cognitive solutions, a call centre rep with average skills can now handle a complex portfolio of products and services, delivering a far better and more effective customer experience and perform a role which may have been above their skill level. This is just one example.


To explore other areas where the power of cognitive can move the needle in a big way, let’s look at healthcare and education. In both these areas, the demand far outstrips supply, and experts are scarce. The shortage of expertise and the issue of accessibility is what we need to urgently focus on.


To ensure that we can live in a world where there is rich exchange of talent, ideas, technology and capability, there is also an urgent need to look at security—both physical and digital. In this digital world where we are subject to cyber-attacks, cognitive allows us to address and anticipate this.


There is no security analyst today who can keep up with the billions of security events occurring in a day. Cognitive can help shorten cyber security investigations from weeks and days, to minutes.


This, to me, is the promise and potential of a cognitive era, causing a huge shift in how organizations engage and transform, bringing a whole generation of young Indians into the middle class. I believe it will result in a fairer, better, more secure, healthier world and more.


In the digital era, as AI becomes pervasive across industries—such as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, retail and education—the attention moves to personalized experiences. Doctors can change how they interact with patients. With medical knowledge at their fingertips, they can dedicate more of their energy to understanding the patient as a person, and not just to diagnosing it medically.


AI is helping doctors, farmers, teachers, bankers, students and security experts take better informed, relevant and faster decisions.


The thoughtful use of AI allows us as humans to be more human. It shows us a world that is less task-oriented and more relationship-oriented. In a world racing towards automation and technology, the maturity of AI and the discernment of a cognitive world allow us to retain our compassion, curiosity and conscience.


As machine learning gives us access to the collective knowledge of the world in an instant, it’s time to redesign our thinking, our processes and our educational systems so we can leverage these technologies. It’s time we got to be more humane.


About the Author:


Vanitha Narayanan is Chairman of IBM India Pvt. Ltd.


COMPILED BY J S BROCA , JULY 10 2017 / RECOMPILED 16TH SEPTEMBER 2020

LOCKDOWN RESEARCH PROJECT ON: Nidhhi Agerwal

LOCKDOWN RESEARCH PROJECT ON:
Nidhhi Agerwal
Nidhhi Agerwal graces the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards 2017
Born 17 August 1993 (age 26)—Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (present-day Telangana)
Nationality Indian , Education Christ University—Occupation Actress, Model Dancer
Nidhhi Agerwal (born 17 August 1993) is an Indian model, dancer and actress who appears in Bollywood and Telugu films. In 2017, she made her acting debut in the film Munna Michael. She was Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2014 finalist.
Early life: Agerwal was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Bengaluru. Born into a Hindi-speaking Marwari family, she can understand as well as speak Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Her schooling was at Vidyashilp Academy and Vidya Niketan School. She holds a graduation in Business Management from Christ University, Bengaluru. She is well trained in ballet, kathak and belly dance.
Career: In 2016, director Sabbir Khan confirmed that Agarwal was signed as the lead in his film Munna Michael, alongside Tiger Shroff. She was chosen among 300 candidates. About her acting passion she said, “I always wanted to be an actress. Every time I saw Aishwarya Rai on a hoarding I’d tell myself that my face would be up there too one day.”
Nidhhi was also asked to sign a no-dating clause till completion of the film. She also signed a film of KriArj Entertainment which will be directed by Shree Narayan Singh. This will be her second Bollywood film & Naraayan’s third directional venture after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha & Batti Gul Meter Chalu. She will also star in Akshay Kumar’s Ikka directed by Ali Khan, it will be a remake of 2014 Tamil hit Kaththi.
Filmography—
Year Title Role(s) Director(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2017 Munna Michael Dolly / Deepika Sharma Sabbir Khan Hindi Hindi Debut
2018 Savyasachi Chitra Chandoo Mondeti Telugu Telugu Debut
2019 Mr. Majnu Nikitha “Nikky” Venky Atluri
iSmart Shankar Dr.Sarah (Pinky) Puri Jagannadh
2020 Bhoomi dagger TBA
Lakshman Tamil Filming
Tamil Debut
Ashok Galla film dagger TBA Sriram Aditya Telugu Filming
Television
Year Show Channel Note(s) Ref.
2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Sony As Guest with Tiger Shroff & Sabbir Khan
2019 Konchem Touch Lo Unte Chepta Zee Telugu As Guest with Ram Pothineni & Nabha Natesh
Bigg Boss Telugu 3 Star Maa As Guest with Ram Pothineni
Awards and nominations
Nidhhi Agerwal awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Totals—-Wins 1, Nominations 1
Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2017 Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut Munna Michael Won
2019 SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress Savyasachi Nominated
Honored with life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television
Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2014 – finalist
COMPILED BY J S BROCA 25TH JUNE 2020
LINK:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidhhi_Agerwal

WE SHALL OVERCOME

“WE SHALL OVERCOME



O GOD! GIVE US STRENGTH!
J S Broca

O God, give us strength
To overcome our mind (wrong thoughts)
Before attempting to conquer others
Conquer ourselves first.

To cleanse our hearts of discrimination,
If friends make mistakes, to be able to forgive them
Save us from lies, Make Truth our life
Whatever the difficulties we will continue to work
O God, give us strength…..

With the support of Dharma,
Tread the path of righteousness
We will remain self confident, unafraid of evil
Before attempting to conquer others
Conquer ourselves first.
O God, give us strength…...…

HUMKO MAN KI SHAKTI DENA
(Hindi)
Humko man ki shakti dena man vijay karein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena man vijay karein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

Bhed bhaav apne dil se saaf kar sakein
Doston se bhool ho to maaf kar sakein
Jhoot se bache rahein, sach ka dum bharein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

Mushkilein padein to hum par itna karm kar
Sath dein to dharm ka, chalein to dharm par
Khud pe hausla pe rahe, badi se na darein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

(I was a student of Engineering College of MS University BARODA when the film ‘Guddi’ was released in 1971. I liked this song a lot and have sung it in chorus several times on many occasions.)


Film               : Guddi (1971)
Penned by      : Gulzar
Composed by :Vasant Desai
Sung by         :Vani Jairam


Lehman Lynched…RE-VISITED

Lehman Lynched…RE-VISITED


We all have read about the fall of Lehman and takeover of Merryl by BOA. Here’s what I had written to Financial Express in SEPTEMBER 2008 :


This refers to your editorial “Lehmanaging finance” (FE 16.09.08). What has happened to Lehman Brothers now in 2008 is a grim repeat of the Great Depression of 1931. It appears that Merryl Lynch somehow wrangled to avoid bankruptcy by finding an Angel Investor in Bank of America. Such well known icons of the global financial world, falling down from their high and mighty pedestals like a pack of cards indicates that their fundamentals were weak and their foundations were hollow. We Indians looked at them as pillars of strength and often had grandiose plans to grow to their heights but the real picture was a facade behind which lurked murky matters and financial juggleries which caught their investors unawares. Let our RBI and Finance Ministry take a leaf out of the books of these two mishaps to learn a lesson and take corrective measures to ensure that such sudden and shocking falls in stock markets are prevented. Greed and Fear are the main culprits of such excesses. It is also likely that some other big brothers like Goldman Sachs may see similar fate looking to the fact that its third quarter earnings plunged massively by 70%. Our own banks like ICICI and SBI are also likely to suffer huge damage to their reputations by making high provisions to cover their investments in Lehman’s Indian arms. The need of the hour is that “Big Bosses” of RBI/FINMIN/SEBI should get together and plan to put in place required risk control measures in public interest and in the interest of financial stability. Every time such shocks surface, our people who sit on the top of our financial systems, merely mouth dialogues like: “The fundamentals of Indian economy are really strong”. It is high time our financial pundits did a thorough study and come out with a detailed analysis of our financial system so that Indian investors are not taken for a ride by such shocking shake-ups.


J S BROCA, New Delhi.


LINK FROM MY BLOG http://seeingwithc.org/jsblog/?p=62


POSTED ON 22.09.2008…. 33 RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM READERS ALL OVER THE WORLD !!


THIS IS WHAT FE HAD WRITTEN —-


FE Editorial—Lehmanaging finance


 The Financial Express | Updated: Sep 17 2008


 Americas fourth-largest investment bank, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy on Monday after talks with the Bank of America and Barclays failed to end in any settlement over a possible purchase/rescue. One can hardly blame potential suitors. Lehman, like may other struggling Wall Street firms, is carrying too many mortgage-based securities that have become toxic after the collapse of the US mortgage market. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were nationalised. Bear Stearns was rescued. Merrill Lynch saved itself by selling itself cheap to Bank of America. AIG, the US insurance giant, is looking for a saviour or looking at bankruptcy. There are others on Wall Street that may have switched their thoughts from bonuses to survival. But the spotlight will eventually have to shift from planning rescues to diagnosis. And thats from where a danger even bigger than a financial crisis can come.


First, on the issue of managers taking excessive risks, remember that risk is the motor of financial openness. Ridiculous bets, like the ones on US mortgage appear to be now, are avoidable, but the job of looking at that should be with shareholders, not a micro-managing regulators. Over-regulation will not help anyone, including the ordinary Joe, who needs an open system to be financially included. Second, maybe Alan Greenspan wasnt God. Greenspan, it is clear now, let too much money into the system and kept interest rates too low for too long. This meant financial institutions had a lot of cash and not enough returns from conventional instruments (rates were too low) and had the incentive to create products whose real economic basis wasnt sound enough. That doesnt mean the managers responsible shouldnt paythey should and in some cases they are paying; Lehmans top management isnt going to make a packet out of bankruptcy. But it does mean that the liability of regulators should be assessed more sophisticatedly, not just by screaming about their inability to punish bad boys. Third, no one should forget the gains of an open financial system, gains that accrue continuously and gains that outweigh the losses of infrequent crises. Countries that have liberal finance have more dynamic real sectors. As India looks at the Mistry and Rajan reports on financial openness, this is the lesson to be learnt from America. Sadly, there are too many people in this country who will argue, by pointing to Lehman, Bear Stearns, etc, that puny banks and over-regulated finance are Indias national jewels.


TODAY ON 28TH NOV 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 10 YEARS, WHEN I GOOGLED Lehman Brothers, I GOT About 1,85,00,000 results in 0.54 seconds!


 Lot of interest had cropped up in the media and internet.


Here are some obvious Qs and As:


Q1. Who was the CEO of Lehman Brothers when it failed?


Richard “Dick” Fuld, was the CEO who led investment bank Lehman Brothers up until its failure at the start of the Financial Crisis.


Q 2. Who were the Lehman Brothers?


In 1847, following the arrival of his brother Emanuel Lehman, the firm became “H. Lehman and Bro.” With the arrival of their youngest brother, Mayer Lehman, in 1850, the firm changed its name again and “Lehman Brothers” was founded. During the 1850s, cotton was one of the most important crops in the United States.


Q3. Who bought Lehman Brothers?


Bank of America leapt into the maelstrom and bought Merrill Lynch for about $50 billion. Early the next morning, Lehman Brothers announced its bankruptcy filing. Lehman soon sold its investment banking and capital markets operations to Barclays for $250 million.


Q4. When did Lehman Brothers go under?


September 15, 2008. The filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by financial services firm Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, remains the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, with Lehman holding over US$600,000,000,000 in assets.


Q5. What caused the 2008 financial crisis?


The financial crisis was primarily caused by deregulation in the financial industry that permitted banks to engage in hedge fund trading with derivatives. Banks then demanded more mortgages to support the profitable sale of these derivatives. That created the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession.


 THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE MAY GO TO:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehman_Brothers


SEVERAL CASE STUDIES HAVE BEEN DONE AND DISCUSSED for example:


Here is one link that I liked and have shared—


https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/lehman-brothers-collapse.asp


MANY MORE HEADLINES ARE THERE FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE:


Lehman Brothers collapse: A race to the bottom


5 things you need to know about Lehman Brothers


The Lehman Brothers Collapse and How It’s Changed the Economy


Life after the Lehman Brothers collapse


Shock and awe: the aftermath of Lehman Brothers’ collapse


A decade after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, finance remains a major risk


ENJOY READING AND COMMENTING


J S BROCA  28TH NOV 2018


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LIMERICK ON ANPR

LIMERICK ON ANPR 


(Automatic Number Plate Recognition)


By Psheil (Limerick #99018)


Roadside cameras your picture will take,
Then identification they’ll make.
Computers will know
Where you come, where you go.
Want to stymie their show? Use a fake!

COMPILED BY J S BROCA 13TH NOVEMBER 2018
LINKhttps://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?Topic=1106

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Limerick on the renaming of roads in Delhi

Limerick on the renaming of roads in Delhi


One brother lost his name,
The other has his claim to fame,
One Mughal a poison toad,
The other perceived as antipode,
What next in the road rechristening game?



COMPILED BY J S BROCA 30TH OCTOBER 2018
LINK:
http://www.businessworld.in/article/Bibek-Debroy-sums-up-2017-in-limericks/11-02-2018-140316/
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Limerick on the issue with China

Limerick on the issue with China
By Bibek Debroy


The dragon breathes more fire 
Threatening consequences dire,
With Bhutan in sight 
It displays its might,
But there is nothing to make India perspire.



COMPILED BY J S BROCA 29TH OCT 2018
LINKhttps://www.bookedforlife.in/reviews/bibek-debroy-says-limericks/

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My Experiments On #MeToo Limericks in Hindi

My Experiments On #MeToo Limericks in Hindi


#MeToo = #MainBhi            3


Kya karroon kuchch kaha hi naan jaaey,
Dard dill ka sahaa hi naan jaaey.
Uff badaa zaalim hai yeh sarra zamaana,
Abb likha naseeb mein sirf pachchtaana—
#MainBhi hui barbaad, footi kismat meri haaey!!


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BY JS BROCA 22nd OCTOBER 2018

My Experiments On #MeToo Limericks in Hindi

My Experiments On #MeToo Limericks in Hindi
#MeToo = #MainBhi              2


Mera naam hai Teena Khurana,
Suna rahi hoon apnaa fasaana.
Mujh ko mere apnein nein hi lootaa
Uss kee shaadi ka vaada thaa jhootha,
#MainBhi lutt chukki—yeh hai sabb ko bataana!!


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BY JS BROCA 21st OCTOBER 2018