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Man and his Design

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I started attending a series on “Authentic Manhood” conducted at my son high school Fort-bend Christian Academy. Our first session kind of made a lot of sense to me as it explained some of the reason of our current behavior. Mostly due to behavioral transmission from Father to son then the son moving it to his own son- Generation after Generation.

  • Impact due to historic events like war or revolutionary movements.
  • Impact due to being looked up only as a Provider which reduced a father’s interaction with their son.
  • Impact due to being not present when a son need them due to their own habits.
  • Impact because of a mom’s major role which reduced the interaction between a father and son.

All of the above could end up in general disappointment while growing up leading to a confused men with no proper vision which leads them to drift to be away and escape from realty.

I am sure most of men go through the confusion on how to live a life as a Authentic Man and i hope this series created by http://www.authenticmanhood.com/ would help.

Movie against Islam- Reactions by some good doctors


My Question: Totally agree it is insane and not good act to insult any religion. Why is it whole America brought into picture for a weird extremist group of people behavior? I don’t think this movie was produced by US government and it did not even get permission to even go in theater in US and this guys used youtube to release the movie. In what way America is involved in this? I am little confused. This guy who produced is a fraud and people behind are some religious extremists. Some idiots make a movie-> uses a free channel to take it live. Guy who did it will be hiding somewhere.

These are some great answers from my Muslim doctor friend.

Reaction:

Dr. Imthiaz: ” firstly RESPECT for ur commet secondly i am also now confused Dear Dinesh….coz i think google inc is from USA right !! then y r they not removing ….if so literate guys are concerned with other religious sentiments………also feel pity THE AMERICANS cant trace this guy…funny man….”

Dr. KV Imthiaz: “What the U.S.should do is take stern action against this gang; which it should have done immediately, before so much things would have happened.Freedom of speech is not a license to blasphemy.The movie has a lot of very very bad language + scenes which is unpardonable.It is made with a real motive to cause disturbance in the world at a time when the U.S.is going to the polls.This plot should be probed in detail and the guilty brought to book without delay so that atleast then the U.S.can show the Muslim World that they are really concerned about this matter.”

Dr. Aslam: “dear friends ! all are correct in their places and views.anyone who insults any other religion should be condemned ,as an individual only .it was really only Americans ( Christians ) who also made the great movie ”Message “. this movie highlighted and respected ISLAM thoroughly .likewise even some stupid brainless so called Muslims uttered bad views on ISLAM ( like salman rushdi ,khalida zia etc.)My vision is ‘i follow my religion as much as can ,and i respect all other religion and their followers ‘.so let all keep our relations intact and not let loose ears to loose and cheap works.it is said in Hindi..haathee chalei bazaar ..kutta bhonke..bow..bow…( elephant walks elegantly in the market ,and stray dogs bark ). I have close friends in all religions ..Hindus ,Christians , sikhs , .they all love me and i love them all .ALLAAH bless them all and me .aameeen !!”

Dr. Ramdas: “Lived in this country for a long time. And it is great to live here. Our forefathers wrote (“Invented”) a constitution that permits “Freedom of Expression!” Unfortunately they did not put limits! Long Long ago few crazies invented Religions! Unfortunately These Old Geasers did not know the meaning of TOLERENCE! American Constitution will never change even though there is room for adaption to the Norms of 2012! So is religions of Masses. Sad to see fanatic wings of Religions gives the whole religion a black Eye. I am not at all religious & strongly feel Religion was invented to divide people! Last part is a sort of Confession!”

Dr. George: “Religion was invented to create fear & control prople. also it tries to answer some questions like what is after life(i mean after death!)?Think about it: when we were living in the caves,we did not understand rain,thunder,eclipses etc;we attributed them as divine forces or god; when humanity became little bit more sophesticated there came a particular sect of people who claimed they can interpret the heavenly things, or even talking to god. we call them with many names preists,prophets,messaih,avatars etc. Believes do not have any rationals; for ex, If I am born & brought up in a chriatian family I beleive jesus is god;but if somebedy kidnapped me from the labour ward & if i was brought up in muslim family i would beleive allah is the god. so what i beleive is not upto me. But as an adult now, what i beleive is upto me provided I think rationally without any prejudice or bias.”

PN: This is not a blog to hurt anyone feeling so any response hurting either side will be removed. Certain persons or groups action cannot be held responsible on a country.

United Airlines- My frustrating experience


After a long time I decided to use the miles I had with Continental airlines now called as United airlines. Price not competitive but I had to use the miles so ended up buying the ticket.

Frustration started with packing luggage as even the first bag checked in need to pay a fee of $25/bag. Once checked in and started boarding everyone had big bags to take it inside the craft so the next pressure of finding a space to keep the handbag started and everyone looked at each other as if enemies and even heard murmurs if the space above their seat is taken by someone else.

There came the snack cart which everyone looked for and the joke is all snacks priced $7 and above so the person who was seated next to me who thought it was free has to return it back after he came to know it is priced high and not a reasonable price even. Come on guys are you guys soo running in loss cant afford a cookie?

There comes another joke of an announcement- “This aircraft is equipped with Direct TV” everyone eagerly put their headphones to watch the TV…. Guess what… It stops working once the flight gets ready to take off and if want to watch more need to pay $7 or $5 depending on the duration of flight. The monitor doesn’t have “Power Off” button so we have to go through the abuse of seeing some odd advertisement if we don’t pay for direct tv.

I have some more suggestions for Continental airlines now called United to drain money from its travellers.

  1. They could put a credit card swiping machine to control the level the back rest of the seat could go and make some money.
  2. They could also put one more machine to control the rest room. Pay and use restrooms.
  3. Charge for the soft drink and water.
  4. Automated credit card payment for each time we press the button to call the hostess.
  5. Gadget usage fee to use any gadgets inside the flight.
  6. Lastly to get out of the flight a fee

Questions raised in my mind:

  • How far this airlines could drain money from the travelers?
  • Is this airlines suffering in revenue for them to hurt a travelers like this?
  • Is this airlines trying to help the people who are going through economy recession and job loss or trying to put more pressure to the people and use this suffering to hurt them more like a sadist?
  • Is this airlines creating more jobs for this country with all this money it makes?

Sad to see big companies like this guys abusing the people even after knowing the situation of the country and its people. Banks are already abusing their customers with bunch of fee and here another industry which abuses.

New Bus in India Olivia


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Transportation importance is really a must for India as people need to be able to commute and this kind of buses in India would help a lot. Do we have roads to take this bus? There comes Indian government in play– what is government going to do for this? It just reminds me of the 3 monkey statue “See no evil, Hear no evil and Talk no evil” would be our politician stand on this when it comes to Roads….

Can this buses last in Indian roads?

Politicians would suggest to remove the black window screen, replaced with a led flat screen with virtual image of Switzerland would be a great ride…..Travel in virtual world…..

Visual comfort


I was living part of my life in “Southwest airlines flights” for the past 8 months (almost 30 days was in a flight) and this is something I noticed on my travel as a usability guy working for Apptivo which I felt worth sharing.

Since I am always curious about the visitor’s behavior I started thinking of this craft as a website (and as a business) and how people are behaving inside and I was surprised to see most the time the people who are traveling read the messages and decided what to do and everything goes well perfect.

I decided to count the number of message posted in the craft for the travelers to read and make their decision quick and easy with no irritation or panic.

From the spot I sat I decided to count the number of “Messages” posted to visitors which was visible to my eye. Excluding the seat numbers above each row, there were 23 messages posted around me of different information’s communicating to the travelers.

How did they design these messages and place it well enough so it doesn’t become an irritant to the traveler? Amazing work…

Point to be noted-

  • Messaging is important
  • How it is messaged is also very important.
  • Too fewer messages will make the user feel blind.
  • Too many visible messages will make the user feel overwhelmed and will run off.
  • We in this country used to this kind of visual comfort, will we have visual irritation or go crazy when we go to other country?

23 Messages visible but still not irritating the traveler’s eye on their flight travel is something amazing.

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Taxes on people making more than $250k and corporations


Businesses started forming back-end offices in other countries due to not able to afford to have employees in their office here which in turn increased unemployment which affected the consumers (unemployed) to afford product or services.

Higher taxes on people making more than $250k and corporations

Is it like a fine for being successful or trying to create a corporation?

Is it like a indirect message now to all people making >$250k to move their money to some other countries to prevent getting fined with taxes?

We gave way to move businesses to other countries and now this Taxes will do the rest so all successful people will move out of this country at one point due to this tax abuse. Innovator and Entrepreneurs will also not form companies.

Indian Embassy- Houston


This is a continuation of my previous Blog of an lost Indian passport replacement service provided by Indian embassy in Houston. I went to embassy after 2 Months even though i was told to contact after 1.5 months.

My visit to the new building of Indian embassy in Houston. The new building has a parking lot which is securely locked with a gate to make visitor life miserable of no place to park the car, then followed I saw a 70-80 year old lady walking down a 30 steps steep staircase as the office is in second floor and they don’t have a lift. The most horrible part is the customer support window with two holes through which a person has to communicate through with the person in the other end. Literally two holes in a wall- round hole to peep in to see the persons face in the other side and a square hole to send in the form. Never seen this style of a customer service window in the whole world unless they want to hide behind a wall to prevent people see what they are doing in the other end as most of the time they don’t do anything. Cant they afford to put a secure glass if security is a concern? they are not making any money here?

My turn came and i was excited to pick my passport as all my business trips to India has been postponed due to this. I am from south India and the lady behind wanted to talk with me in Hindi and since i don’t know this language i was replying her in English but looks like she was not in a mood to speak in English. Well she said it is not ready….. I told her my concern as it is 2 months already but she doesn’t want to provide me more details on when i could get. I asked her if it is possible I could contact someone regards to this but unfortunately there is no one responsible for this delay.

I was told to provide a request letter and they will do their best. I am sure that if the money i paid to get this done did not work then my letter will end in trash.

With so much globalization happening and India being a major player in so many BPO’s why is India not able to fix this worst customer support provided in their own embassy and very stubborn about it? worst part is if this is the case of a BPO business owner providing business to India for the past 11 years whats the fate of other people? Sometimes makes me feel maybe the people who gets this job here in this embassy is not by expertise but maybe by recommendation and hence their involvement to the job to provide the best support to the Indians who need help is absent.

Apptivo features for Consultants and Freelancers


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Social websites


Last week I got an opportunity to visit Techcrunch in San Fransisco, CA. I spent some time listening to start-ups who where brought to the stage for their chance to do a presentation in-front of investors and Press.

What surprised me was almost 2 out of 3 start-ups who where taken to stage where trying to follow Facebook in a form of dating or travel sharing, in a form of doing garden like farmville. Did this country entrepreneurs forget what this country really needs now? Come on guys wake up, we need something to strengthen the businesses here in this country and not to focus more on virtual realty.

Whats next? Are we going to have virtual food?

Do something to make this country stronger by encouraging start ups who does product and service which could helps business to become stronger. We have enough virtual entertainments….

Business oppurtunities


I went to a beach today to spend some time there. It was crowded since it is a long weekend. Got the ticket to enter the beach and as usual my car got stuck in the sand as I don’t drive a 4 wheel drive. I somehow managed to get some help and came out of it and parked my car. During my stay there i saw plenty of cars getting stuck in the same spot as not all of them drive a 4 wheel drive.
Here comes the life savers- $5 to get you out of the mess and this kids have a 4 wheel drive suv who helps the cars who get stuck.
Opportunity comes in different form and a person who uses it well could shine in business and succeed.

This story could continue in two way- First way this kids could go and spend the money which they made buying beer or the second way could be to form a company and do this as a part time during weekends when the beach gets packed with cars……Most of the time energetic kids take the first track as it is filled with fun. It is a opportunity but most of the time misused.

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