Thursday, January 22, 2015

Properties for immediate sale in India

Properties for immediate sale at the following locations in India
1.
Hosur (Karnataka)
9600 sq. ft. of land with teak wood etc.
Total price: Indian Rs 1,920,000.00 (negotiable).

2.
Vaigai, on the foothills of Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
7200 sq. ft. of land with teak wood etc.
Total price: Indian Rs 1,440,000.00 (negotiable).

Picture taken in 1998

3.

Property in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
14000 sq. ft. of land with teak wood, coconut trees etc. 
Total price: Indian Rs 2,800,000.00 (negotiable).

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit – 11 January 2015

Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan,
Honorable Prime Minister of Macedonia,
Secretary of State John Kerry,
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon,
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim,

Honorable Ministers and dignitaries from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, U.A.E., and United Kingdom.

Excellencies, Ladies & Gentlemen,

On behalf of the people of India and on my personal behalf, I welcome you all to this Summit.

In January, 2013, while concluding the sixth Summit, I had extended an invitation for today’s event.  Your response has been outstanding.  I am glad to be here to welcome you. On this occasion, I express my gratitude to the old partners of this event – both countries and organizations.  These include Japan and Canada.  

Without their support, this event could not have come this far.

I also welcome warmly and thank the new partners like U.S.A., UK, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore and South Africa for joining this event.

I particularly thank the Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank for their presence.  It shows their commitment towards progress and prosperity in emerging economies.

Your partnership has enhanced the enterprising spirit of 60 million Gujaratis  It has boosted the morale of 1.2 billion Indians.  This event is perhaps the biggest gathering on earth where, a budding entrepreneur has the opportunity to see the President of the World Bank.  And where a young farmer, dreaming to set up a food processing unit can listen to the views of the UN Secretary General on issues like food security.  That is why, during one of the previous events, I had called it ‘Davos in Action’.

Friends! India has always believed that the whole world is one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam).  Few have seen this in practice. I am informed that more than hundred countries are participating in this event.

We are here as a family not only in terms of space, but also because we recognize that, 

1.     Someone’s dream is dependent on someone’s direction;
2.     Someone’s success is related to someone’s support;
3.     Someone’s curiosity is linked to someone’s care.
  
This is what a family does.  The ultimate objective is welfare of all “Loka Samastah Sukhinau Bhavantu”.

I am sure that all of us, from the Secretary General of UN, to the President of the World Bank, from leaders of the strongest economies, to delegations of small countries, from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies,  to start-up entrepreneurs;  all want the planet earth to become a better place to live in.

Thus, our meeting here is not just;

  1. A meeting of hands, but also of hearts;
  2. It is not only a meeting of ideas, but also of aspirations.

As a host to this family gathering,

As a curator of thousands of dreams floating here,

I welcome you all once again. 

I hope your stay here is comfortable.  I trust you will enjoy our hospitality.  This is the time of Kite Festival in Gujarat.  This festival gives us the message of high spirits.  Do participate in it.

Friends!  After becoming Prime Minister, I have traveled to the remotest parts of India,  and also to various parts of the world.  I have been to the UN, BRICS, ASEAN, East Asian Summit, G-20 and SAARC summits.  Some common worries have been expressed everywhere.  The biggest concern is about the global economy.  We all have to find ways for its stability and recovery.  We also have to work for sustainable and inclusive growth.

We, in India, believe that problems present us with opportunities to become stronger, disciplined and innovative.

My Government is trying to generate confidence.  We have prepared a team to secure a robust future.  We believe that changes start with a change in mindset.

Friends!  It is a matter of great pride that today there is tremendous interest in India. Countries are coming forward to work with us.  This has, of course, generated expectations from us.

India’s present, as well as its rich past, is being recognized.  

I thank the UN Secretary General for giving a formal international stature to Yoga. A record number of 177 countries supported the Indian proposal.  Yoga is both a science and an art for improving human life.  In today’s world, it teaches us to remain stable even in adverse situations.

Friends, the 2009 edition of this event created vibrancy when the state of the global economy was depressing.  The summits of 2011 and 2013 succeeded in strengthening investor confidence.

It is only because of persistence with positivity that this event of Gujarat Government has become an event for the entire country.  This platform has been enlarged so that other States too can take advantage.   Today, many other States have adopted this approach.

The Government of India is committed to support such initiatives by any state government.

Friends!  We will have to change the way we have been approaching problems.  Recession is often seen just in the context of business and Industry.

Have we ever thought of recession as being the result of low per-capita income in countries where a majority of the global population lives?

Have we ever thought of its solution in terms of enhancing  the common man’s employability, income and purchasing power? 

This is the biggest task at hand in India.  Mahatma Gandhi rightly talked about the last man,   and Gandhiji’s message can show us the way.  It is therefore appropriate that this summit is taking place in Mahatma Mandir.

To me, the best outcome of this event should be inclusiveness and involvement of communities needing care and development.  Thus, this event stands for;

  1. Inclusiveness of small with big;
  2. Inclusiveness of poor with rich;
  3. Inclusiveness of gut feelings with mature thoughts.
I assure this global platform that India wants to work with the global leadership.  

Be they issues of poverty or ecology.  We want to contribute to the welfare of global community.  We are aware that with one sixth of the world’s population, our activities will have a global impact.  We are ready to learn and make this impact positive.

However, India has to be seen from a different angle.  It is not just a country of today.  It is also an old civilization.  It is not just a country of a few cities. It is a country of thousands of towns and several hundred thousand villages.  It is a country of diverse communities. Therefore, India has its own solutions for many pressing problems.

  1. Our philosophy is a philosophy of conservation;
  2. Our culture teaches us nurturing of nature;
  3. Our way of life is that of harnessing.
Such thoughts and practices have existed in India for centuries.   Thus, whatever we will do, it will be aligned with our culture, ethos and beliefs.  Because, we know, this is what will work in India.

Friends!  Our last national elections marked a turning point in Indian democracy.  They indicated the high aspirations of our people.  This was amply reflected in the record voter participation and a clear verdict in favour of one political party after a gap of 30 years.

My government is committed to changing and improving the economic and social condition of India, including the quality of life.

In a short span of seven months, we have been able to change the atmosphere of despair and uncertainty.  Since the first day, my government is actively working to revive the economy.  My government is committed to create a policy environment that is predictable, transparent and fair.

Friends!  We are on the path of transformation.  To start this process, we are making efforts to change the work culture.  We have to strengthen our institutions and systems of delivery. To drive this change forcefully, we have recently re-constituted our Planning Commission.  Now, it is known as NITI Ayog.

We want to promote co-operative federalism in the country.  At the same time, we want a competitive element among the States to create and attract whatever is needed there.

I call this a new form of Federalism; Cooperative and Competitive Federalism.

You may be aware that our economic growth had slowed down during the last few years.  Now my Government is putting all efforts to ensure faster and yet inclusive growth.  The initial results are encouraging.

On the economic front, during the first two quarters, we registered a growth rate which was one percent higher than the previous year. The IMF has observed that India will be the 2nd fastest growing economy in the coming years.

According to the latest forecast of the OECD, India would be the only country among world’s top economies which would increase its pace of growth this year. HSBC’s latest report has identified India as the world’s largest growing exporter, which is set to move from being the fourteenth to the fifth largest exporter in the world by 2030.

On the political front also, people of various States have supported us in the recent Assembly elections.

This gives us the confidence that we are moving in right direction.  Let me tell you a little about what we are doing and where we want to reach.

Friends! We are not merely making commitments and announcements.  We are also backing them up with concrete action at the level of policy and practice.  For example, I announced a Financial Inclusion program.  In four months, we have opened more than 100 million bank accounts.

We are planning to build smart cities equipped with world-class amenities.  For this purpose, we have further liberalized the FDI policy in construction sector.

I announced that a modern rail system including high speed rails will be set up.  Immediately, we opened up railways for 100% FDI.  I announced that defense production in the country would be encouraged.  The next step was to open the defense sector for FDI up to 49%. 

We have taken similar steps in many other areas. These include bringing 49% FDI in Insurance.   It also includes liberalization of FDI norms for manufacturing of medical devices.

Simultaneously, on the administrative front, we are actively working to provide policy driven governance.  We have taken far reaching decisions to ensure supply of key natural resources.  This includes coal, iron ore and other minerals.  We have also amended legal provisions to facilitate availability of land.  This has been done to enable development in remote areas while ensuring better returns to the farming community.

We are trying to complete the circle of economic reforms speedily.  We are also keen to see that our policies are predictable.  We are clear that our tax regime should be stable.  In the last few months, we have taken several decisions in this direction.

We have put focus on building Infrastructure through public and private Investments.  This will include national roads, national grids of gas, electricity and water.  It also includes rural infrastructure, 24×7 electric supply, farm irrigation and cleaning of rivers. 

In order to execute the infrastructure plan, a fast track PPP mechanism is being put in place.

We are undertaking the Sagarmala project to ensure Port led development.  Existing Ports are being modernized.  New world class Ports will be developed along India’s coast.  Ports will be better connected to the hinterland through road and rail.  Inland and coastal waterways will be developed as major transport routes.  Low cost airports are being planned to improve regional connectivity, especially to tier-two towns, and places of economic and tourist importance.

We are also keen to move towards the next generation infrastructure.  Just as we need highways, we need I-ways too.  Under the Digital India Initiative, IT will be used to drive Government processes to improve service delivery and program implementation, and also to provide broadband connectivity to villages.

To upgrade manufacturing Infrastructure, we are setting up world-class investment and industrial regions along the dedicated freight corridors and industrial corridors.  Government of India is working towards single window clearance at the Federal and State levels.

Four months back, we launched “Make In India” initiative to encourage the growth of manufacturing in the country.  We are working hard to make India a global manufacturing hub.  We are promoting, in particular, labour intensive manufacturing.

I have launched these initiatives in a campaign mode so that they force us in the Government to make faster corrections.  They challenge us to do away with the red tape and become pro-active. With this purpose, our applications and processes are being aggressively put online.

Ease of doing business in India is a prime concern for you and us.  I assure you that we are working very seriously on these issues.  We want to make them;

  1. Not only easier than earlier;
  2. Not only easier than the rest;
  3. But, we want to make them the easiest.
Friends!   Many of you might be interested to know -  Why India?  India has three things to its credit: Democracy,  Demography and Demand.

This is what you are looking for.  And I am sure, you will not find all of them together at any other destination.  India offers you the potential of low cost manufacturing.  India has low cost and high quality manpower.  65% of our population is below 35 years of age.  We are trying to further harness these strengths through better management and good governance.

In the recently launched Mars Orbiter Mission, everything was made indigenously.  In fact, most mission components were made in very small factories.

Friends!  We have large number of hands to work.  And, we have even larger number of dreams to be realized.  Therefore, employment opportunities are being enhanced by promoting manufacturing, agro-based industries, tourism as well as services.  We have undertaken labor reforms to encourage enterprise and to create a bigger job market for our youth.

I have always said that development process should benefit the common man as well as the business sector.

Therefore, my Government has established a new Ministry for skill development to enhance our human resource potential.  For this, we are placing equal emphasis on knowledge, technology, innovation, and research and development.  This includes the use of ICT for improving governance and resource management.  I understand this because I use modern tools of communication myself.

Friends!  Today, India is a land of opportunities.  We have to build fast track roads and railways.  We have to energize homes and factories on a continuous basis. We have to build infrastructure for cities where almost half of our population lives. 

We have to take the taste of modern amenities to every village.  We have to propel our growth through value addition in our natural resources and agri-produce. We have to provide services to our people which are of global standards.  At the same time, the whole world is looking for certain services.  If our human resource can be equipped with skills and technology, we may serve the world in many areas.

Thus, there are immense possibilities for global investors in India. The process of development we are taking up is not incremental.  We are planning to take a quantum leap. It is not limited to one sector or region, it is truly unlimited.  And we want to do things in a cleaner and greener way.  We are open to ideas, investments and innovations.

Friends!

  1. We have made commitments to our people
  2. We have made commitments to ourselves
  3. We have made commitments for India’s great future
  4. We have to write our new destiny
  5. And we have to write it in a very short time
We know that to do this, we need an enabling policy framework.  We are working constantly to improve it further.  However, I can say with confidence that even today, the strength of Indian democracy and independence of our judicial system provide a level playing field for long lasting business.

I would conclude by saying that;

  1. We are dreaming big;
  2. And our dreams are numerous;
  3. Our dreams can become the seeds of your growth;
  4. Our aspirations can propel your ambitions.
Friends!  On behalf of the Government, let me give an assurance.  We assure you that we will be available to hold your hands whenever you need us.  You will find us standing with you in your journey.  If you walk one step; we will walk two steps for you.

At the end, I urge you to see and realize for yourself that;

  1. India is changing fast;
  2. India is growing fast ;
  3. India is moving faster than expected;
  4. India is learning even faster;
  5. India is ready than ever before
Let us join hands!  Let us work together for progress, prosperity and peace.

Thank you.

Narendra Modi

(Text of Speech - Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi)

Monday, December 29, 2014

15 Most Amazing Predictions for Kali Yuga

15 Most Amazing Predictions for Kali Yuga from the Bhagavata Purana


The following 15 predictions about the present Kali Yuga, written 5,000 years ago by sage Vedavyasa, are amazing because they appear so accurate. Prophecies of Kali Yuga.

In the last canto of the Bhagavata Purana there is a list of predictions and prophecies about the dark times for the present age of Kali Yuga. The following 15 predictions, written 5,000 years ago by sage Vedavyasa, are amazing because they appear so accurate. Despite the negative tone of these prophecies, there is still one bright spot for all of us, which is mentioned at the end.

Prediction 1:

Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.

Prediction 2:

In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man's good birth, proper behaviour and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one's power.

Prediction 3:

Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one's expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

Prediction 4:

A person's spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person's propriety will be seriously questioned if he dos not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

Prediction 5:

A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

Prediction 6:

A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one's hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

Prediction 7:

As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of their social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

Prediction 8:

Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.

Prediction 9:

The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

Prediction 10:

The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.

Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.

Prediction 12:

In Kali-yuga men will develop hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.

Prediction 13:

Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant's dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.

Prediction 14:

Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations. Cows will be abandoned or killed when they stop giving milk.

Prediction 15:

Cities will be dominated by thieves, the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens, and the so-called priests and intellectuals will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.

Despite all of these dark prophecies, there is one good quality in this age of Kali yuga:  Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom."

So let us take advantage of this special spiritual gift given during the dark times of Kali yuga to quickly raise ourselves spiritually through chanting of God's holy names.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jingle Bells : Lyrics

Jingle Bells : Lyrics

Play Music !

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh



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Everyone is Replaceable, and Other Business Lies

"Everyone is Replaceable" and Other Business Lies

Dec 9, 2014 - By Liz Ryan - CEO and Founder, Human Workplace

"Everyone is replaceable" is a lie, thankfully. If we were truly hiring people who could be replaced at any moment, we'd be doing a terrible disservice to our customers and shareholders. Yet we hear the expression all the time: "Everyone is replaceable." Really?

What an awful thing to say, or to believe!

Some people believe that the best part of the Industrial Revolution was the idea to mechanize work -- to chop up a process into such small parts that a trained rhesus monkey could be trained to do any one of the parts in no time. In fact, that process of dumping down the work that our employees perform is the worst idea the business world has ever had.

When work is boring and trivial, who cares about doing it well? I've done boring and pointless jobs, and you probably have, too. It's a complete waste of human ingenuity.

If we aren't hiring people to do complicated things and use their brains every day at work, then we should automate our processes and be done with it.

Plenty of procedures formerly performed by people have been automated already.

Only fearful managers say "Everyone is replaceable." Fearful managers say other hateful things, too, things like "I don't pay you to think" and "That's my decision, not yours." Those fearful statements make it easy to tell which managers are deserving of your talents and which aren't.

"Everyone is replaceable" is one of my favorite Business Lies. If it's true in a given organization, then the place is headed for bankruptcy. If we aren't allowing people to bend and stretch their job descriptions, to have great ideas and push those ideas throughout our organizations, then we're idiots and don't deserve to be in leadership roles.

If we truly believe that anyone can be replaced in a heartbeat, why would anyone with a good brain want to work for us?

If you own stock in the company where the managers say "Everyone is replaceable," get rid of that stock now!  Better yet, go to a shareholder's meeting and start a campaign to oust the current CEO and bring in someone who understands how to lead people, and how to motivate a team.

Another Business Lie is "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." That's completely false!

You can manage all kinds of things that you can't measure, like the goodwill of your customers and the good energy on your team. Not only can you manage them, you must. In business, managing the intangibles is much more important than managing columns and rows.

We are addicted to managing numbers. We think numbers are the language of business - yet another lie!

Fearful managers obsess about metrics, merely because metrics are tangible. We can point to them. Look how many companies showed great numbers on all their spreadsheets right up until the minute they didn't, and then they failed. Those poor foolish managers gave all their attention to particles and failed to notice the waves swelling and crashing around them.

Any human endeavor takes place in an energy field. We have to pay attention to that energy, cultivate the good momentum and quickly identify and deal with bad energy when it creeps in. In other words, we have to manage the waves.

That doesn't mean putting people on probation or firing them. It means being human, telling the truth about our own faults and worries as managers and allowing our teammates to be fallible humans, too.

In our work at Human Workplace, the energy blockers we see most often have to do with fear and trust. Energy gets dammed up in an organization and people get frustrated when there's a big problem that no one is talking about. It's the elephant in the room.

The elephant could be anything. It might be slipping market share or the fact that no one believes the upcoming product release is really what customers need.

No one wants to name the elephant, but the energy field reflects the energy blockage nonetheless. Eventually something erupts and everyone looks around for someone to blame.

We don't have to run our organizations that way. We can talk about fear and trust every day, because fear and trust are business topics as surely as product returns and markdowns are.

We can talk about feeling anxious and not being sure what to do next. It takes a real leader to be that honest with his or her team. People will follow a truth-telling leader to the ends of the earth. Can you be that strong as a leader?

Another Business Lie we hear all the time is "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It." Most of us in the West grew up with the break/fix mentality. We leave things alone until they go haywire. We only do this in business, not in other important areas of our lives!

When we plant a garden, we don't say "There are weeds among the vegetables, but I haven't been told to pull them out, so I won't" and wait to react until the weeds have choked the vegetables to death.

We constantly check on our children to make sure they're healthy and happy. We don't view our own health or our family's health as something to ignore until there's a crisis. In business, we tend to downplay the constant stream of little signals we receive from the universe, courtesy of our five (or six) senses.

People in a business know when something needs attention that it isn't getting, whether it's the sales order processing system or a talent-repelling recruiting apparatus. They know about it, but fear of saying the wrong thing or offending a higher-up keeps them silent.

We don't talk about things that need attention, because someone has told us "It's not your job to worry about that." Everyone gets hurt when the system finally collapses under the weight of its problems.

We can make every workplace a Human Workplace and ask every one of our workmates every day "What's up? What's new?"

We can listen to what they tell us. We don't have to rely on Employee Engagement Surveys and formal systems to tell us what's happening right under our noses. We don't have to repeat the Business Lies "Everyone is replaceable," "Numbers are the language of business" and "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." None of these things are true.

Godzilla, the scaly reptilian edifice of nineteenth-century business rules and thinking, is falling apart - and not a moment too soon! We can hasten his demise and usher in the Human Workplace together.

We can replace fear with trust and bring ourselves to work completely, the same way we bring ourselves to the gym and the car wash and the preschool holiday pageant. It's not hard to do. We just have to listen to our bodies and tell the truth to make it happen.

Today is the perfect day to start!