May 112014
 

ये क्या हाल है मेरे देश का
ये किस राह जा रह  देश मेरा

भ्रष्टाचार से लड़ाई है, ख्वाइश है इन्साफ़  की
फिर क्यूँ लिखे है माफ़ी नामे अफ़जल और कसाब की

सैकड़ो दिये जलाये निर्भया के अधिकार के लिये
फिर क्योँ उस अपराधी  को छोड़ा, केवल मानवाधिकार के लिये

बुद्धिजीव होने का है अभिमान, दे रहे है दोगला ज्ञान
ठोकर मारो ऐसा ज्ञान , हमे चाहिये नारी का सम्मान

आप का ही भरोसा था , आप को हम दिल दिये
इससे पेहले कि हमे होश आता , उसके पेहले ही आप कट लिये

May 102014
 

Ahmedabad_BRTSLast year I got a chance to attend a conference in Ahmedabad. Me, and couple of my office colleagues were attending the conference. We were put up in hotel Marriott. Of course the stay is Marriott was excellent and memorable. However in this blog post I am not going to advertise about the Marriott. I will tell you what I saw and experienced in city of Ahmedabad.

I was travelling from Bangalore, so it was a almost a shocker for me. During the peak hour traffic also, it was very rare to find any traffic jams. I just looked around and I noticed something unique.

There was a separate lane for city buses. All the city buses were commuting only in that specified lane. The rest of the traffic was moving outside those lanes. Due to this, the city buses were commuting very fast; and there was not much traffic on the normal roads for private vehicles like cars, auto rickshaws, bikes etc.

Not just that – the ticketing system of the public transport buses was also unique. Electronic tickets with smart cards were being issued for travelling in the bus.

The only other place in India where I saw smart card based tickets was in Delhi Metro and Bangalore Metro.

The only other city where I saw smart card based tickets for buses was in Singapore.

I was awed. Just to re-confirm what I witnessed, I started a conversation with the taxi driver and asked him if this is how the public transport in in the rest of the city. He said – “Yes, most of the city it is like this. Where ever it was feasible to do so, the government has done this.”

Check out this video which is about success story of BRTS (Bus Rapid Transition System) ..

PS : I am linking this video not to praise BJP .. but as a proof that it really exists…

Leave aside the Good governance and all the political message in the video .. Just check out how simple ideas can make life better…

May 072014
 

कुछ दिनों पहले मुझे  व्हाट्स ऐप्प द्वारा  एक सन्देश प्राप्त हुआ जिसका शीर्षक था : “क्या भारत का संविधान जन्ता को धोख़ा  दे रह है”
मैं इस ब्लॉग के माध्यम से उस संदेश  का उत्तर देने का प्रयत्न कर रहा हूँ।  ये विचार मेरे निजी है और ये आवश्यक नहीं है कि आप भी  इन विचारों से सहमत हो।

क्या भारत का संविधान जन्ता को धोख़ा  दे रह है — नहीं
भारत के संविधान क मूल मन्त्र है – सभी भारतवासी एक समान है

प्र – नेता २ जगह से चुनाव लड़ सकता है पर आम आदमी २ जगह से मतदान  नहीं कर सकता
उ – संविधान में इस बात क प्रावधान है कि कोइ भी व्यक्ति २ जगह से चुनाव लड़ सकता है।  किन्तु यदि वो दोनोट जगहों से जीट जात है तो उसे एक जगह से स्तीफा देन पङेगा क्यूँ कि वो एक हि जगह से जनता क प्रतिनिधित्व कर सकते है

प्र – आप जेल में हो तो मतदान नहीं कर सकते किन्तु नेता जेल में हो तो चुनाव लड़ सकता है
उ – इसका कारण भेद भाव नहीं है अपितु सुरक्षा है।  यदि एक कैदी को मतदान के लिये आज्ञा दी तो सभी को देनी पडेगी और फ़िर आम नागरिकोँ तो सुरक्षा प्रदान करने में मुश्किल हो सकती है।  नेता भी यदि जेल में हो तो उसे मतदान करने का अधिकार नहीं
नेता को जेल में रहकर चुनाव लड़ने का अधिकार इसलीये है क्यों कि जेल में रहना इस बात का प्रमाण नहीं कि उसने कोइ आपराध किय है।  उदहारण स्वरुप गांधी जी भि जेल में गये थे किन्तु वो अपराधी नहीं थे।
यदि नेता के खिलाफ़ अपराध सिद्ध हो गय हो और फ़िर उसे जेल हुई तो संविधान उसे चुनाव  लड़ने का अधिकार नहीं देत।

प्र – बैंक की नौकरी या फ़िर अन्य नोकरिया
उ – भारत का संविधान सभी नागरिकों को समान रूप से देखता है।  इसी कारण वर्ष चुनाव लड़ने का अधिकार सभी को है – चाहे वो किसी भि जाति का हो, चाहे अनपढ़ हो, या फ़िर लूला या लंगड़ा हि क्योँ न हो
जनता का प्रतिनिधित्व करने के लिए किसी डिग्री कि आवश्यकता नहीं है।  केवल करुणा भावना की आवश्यकता होती है।
किन्तु किसी नौकरी को करने के लिये आपको उस काम में कुछ हद तक निपुणता होनी चाहिए। उदहारण स्वरुप क्या आप अपने पैसे ऐसे बैंक में रखना पसन्द करेंगे जाहा के कर्मचारीयो को जोङ गुणा भाग हि ना आता हो।  क्या आप चागेंगे की देश कि सिमा कि रक्षा ऐसे लोगो को दी जाये जिन्हे शास्त्र चलाना हि ना आटा हो
ध्यान रहे शिक्षा मंत्री का कार्य पाठशालाओं में शिक्षा प्रदान करना नहीं होत अपितु ऐसी नितिया बनाना होता है जिस से कि देश का हर नागरिक शिक्षित हो सके

प्राचीन भारत का उदहारण ले तो – उत्तम  राजा वो नहीं जो उत्तम योद्धा हो , उत्तम राजा वो है जो अपने देश वासीयो को अपने पुत्रों के समान समझे और उनका रक्षण करे
सीमाओ कि रक्षा के लिये तो एक कुशल सेनापति कि आवश्यकता है और स्माज को शिक्षित करने के लिये उत्तम गुरु कि आवश्यकता है

वैधानिक चेतावनी – मैं ये नही कहता कि नेता जो कर रहे है वो सही है , अपितु ये केहने क प्रयास कर रह हुन कि हमारा सँविधान किसी व्यक्ति विषेश के प्रति भेद भाव नहीं करता
यथार्थ ही संविधान में समय अनुसार उचित परिवर्तन कि आवष्यकता अनिवार्य है किन्तु संविधान को दोशी मानना उचित नहीं है।

May 052014
 

This happened a couple of weeks ago …

A group of “middle-aged” guys were discussing the usual politics stuff.
Some were supporting BJP and some AAP… No one was talking is favor of Congress and Gandhi family. I was not surprised. ;-)

Slowly the topic of discussion changed  to “Why people vote for money / liquor / Saree / TV etc”. Almost everyone in the group had same opinion that those who vote for money are uneducated, fools, selfish, traitors etc.

Suresh who was quiet for most of the discussion had a different (and interesting) opinion about this.

Suresh : Guys, how many shopping malls are there in the vicinity ?
Junta : Around 4 – 5
Suresh : Where do you go to buy your groceries most often ?
Some said ‘XYZ’, some said ‘ABC’ etc
Suresh : Why don’t you go to the grocery store at the end of your street ?
Most common answer was : “We get good discounts in that mall”
Next common answer was : “I go to that mall so that we can have nice food also”

Suresh : You will only save a couple of hundred rupees every week by going to the malls where discounts are offered on groceries.
In order to save those few hundred rupees, you will avoid going to street grocery shops.
People like you are the reason why we have so much traffic on the roads. People like you are the reason why fuel prices are high. People like you are the reason why the pollution in the city is high.

Answer honestly, are you not creating more problems for the city/county just to save few hundred rupees ?
Can you not really afford to spend few hundred rupees extra for the good of this country ? You can. But you still want to save those few hundred rupees.

We might not vote for money, but in order to “save” few hundred rupees we do more bad than good to the country.
So, how can we expect that a person who earns only a couple of thousand rupees in a month will vote responsibly. He has an opportunity to earn some money. Why should he let it go ?

If I give you 3000 rupees in a month and ask you to commute to office by public transport instead of you car… will you do it ?
NO.

Point is everyone is Selfish.
No-body votes for a “bigger cause”. People vote for themselves.

May 042014
 

A couple of Thursday’s ago … some where in my parking …

[Me] : Hey, How are you doing…

[Educated Neighbour] : I’m doing good.

[Me]: So, did you vote this time ?

[Educated Neighbour]: Naah…. (with a big smile).

[Me] : (With a straight face) Why ? What happened ? Everything all right ?

[Educated Neighbour] : I did not get my name in Voter’s list..

[Me] : Hmmm … Did you not apply ?

[Educated Neighbour] : Yaar.. They came to my office … but I was busy that day…

[Me] : Oh…

[Educated Neighbour]: Anyways, In my native I have my name in voters list..

[Me] : Good… So are you going to vote there ? Its only a couple of hours drive …

[Educated Neighbour]: No yaar… It will be too hectic …

[Me] : Hmmm….

[Educated Neighbour] : I hope this time Modi wins…

I stood there confused… and he walked away humming the BJP election song : “Ache din aane wale hai… Modi ji aane wale hai…

Feb 102014
 

predict-pnrThe common man in India travels via train. The Indian Railways network is huge and millions of passengers travel everyday. Unfortunately, neither Indian Railways, nor IRCTC has provided good tools to help passengers plan their travel.

While booking tickets, passengers often get waitlisting ticket. Currently there are no means to know if the wait listing ticket will get confirmed or not.

The Predict PNR Status application does exactly that. It can predict if your ticket will be confirmed or not. It can also tell what will be the expected status of your ticket.

Download Predict PNR Status from Google Play Store.

Non-Android users can check : Calculate Probability of Getting confirmed ticket

The unique thing about this utility is that this is also exposed as an API that can be consumed by anyone. So developers who develop apps on other mobile platforms, can use this API to create similar apps.

Developers : Please check the API Details and Pricing for more details.

Aug 162013
 

Feature_imageSAP ABAP Quiz is an application that helps young IT professionals to prepare for SAP ABAP job interviews and Certifications.

There are many online tutorials to learn ABAP; however, none of them allows the user to take a quiz and to do a self assessment of skills and knowledge. This app is aimed to fulfil that gap.

The SAP ABAP Quiz app has a huge collection of ABAP questions categorized by the topic and difficulty level. We are constantly adding new questions and new quizzes. The users will be notified about the new content via the Google Push notifications.

 

Take a quiz, learn in the process and assess your knowledge.

Download SAP ABAP Quiz from Google Play store or scan this QR code to download it directly on your Android device.

QR_SAP_ABAP_QUIZ

Nov 102012
 

Desi Jokes app is a collection of best Indian jokes.

One fine day, my self and a couple of my friends just decided to spread the joy beyond our friend circle. And this is how the Desi Jokes app was born.

Thanks to the Hanu-Droid framework, the app was developed very quickly. The users are notified whenever a new joke is available.

To get the app, click here.

Oct 172012
 

Android Tips and Tricks app give you a full list of Tips and Tricks, Cheat codes, How to Guide and App recommendations for your Android phone.

With this app, you can master your Android phone within minutes using this app. Browse through a list of categories. Click on category, tag to load all related tips

This app gets push notifications when new tips are available. We continuously add new tips and tricks and users are notified via push notifications.

This app also provides app recommendations.

Scan this image to download this app :

Oct 172012
 

Quick SAP Connect android app allows you to manage your SAP connect details easily.
The app allows you to connect with your team members with just few clicks.
You don’t have to remember the dial in phone numbers or the participant codes of other users.

Just add you team members details once and forget. Later on dial into their room directly with just few clicks

You don’t have to worry about managing the dial in phone numbers. The app can receive push notifications when ever a phone number is changed.

This application is provided for free. Download the app from Google play store