Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jugaad leads to corruption

Lots of management gurus have been saying that jugaad is the face of Indian innovation . They say we Indians can manage with very little resource , and with jugaad mindset we innovate in our every walk of life . Fair enough , I also believe the same way .But I would like to put another side of this coin .

It is the mindset of jugaad which wakes up to do fulfill objectives at the last moment . The deadline is there , but who cares ? Only when the deadline becomes a sword on our head , we feel it is the time to go . On our endeavor to access the goal in the last minute , we try to overcome any single rule in the society through any means . Be it bribing the traffic police , be it braking queue or be it putting ourselves in danger . What I believe that  with the virtue of jugaad we have also the vice of challega (it's ok mindset ) .No need to improve upon the process , no need to benchmark ourselves and no need to take the onus on ourselves . Take the example of CWG game , the shoddy work is the result of the mindset jugaad . We were just able to showcase the world the  grand show of CWG game . But  underneath the vice of "challega" has made us corrupted .

Take the 1991 economic reform . It was forced by the time to partially open our economy . But after that we have never felt the force against us and so we have never proceeded . And the mix of licencse raj (control of 51%) tells us to do a "jugaad " with politicians and leads to 2G scam .

What we need to believe is that jugaad cann't be the solution to everything . Jugaad can come and help us in disruptive invention . But we need to belive that invention as a process needs much more discipline than we show . IST or Indain Standard time of 30 min late to everything is the by product of jugaad mentality and we need to overcome this .
I may be wrong at this but I sincerely believe it ...

Nothing to say

My previous post on the news being black seems so irrelevant today .. after the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai .. we are really helpless to do anything , except to blame our neighbors and Diggy Raja again saying hands of saffron terror . I think the way these attacks are being done , after 20-25 years our yearly calendar would have been filled with 365 memorial days of bomb blasts .. and nothing more  can be said  as anything being said will seem hypocrisy of highest order .. Hope is the only thing still remains .. Lets see ..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Why our newspapers have become dark ?

It has been a long 2-3 months or I'll say more than a year from the day of 2G scam . I have been growing with a feeling that not a single good thing is happening in our country . Now today  I saw a video in youtube , which is a clip of a video from Russia channel , which showcases India's budding entrepreneurs and the growing aspiration of Indians . Believe me , I felt I have heard a good news after a long time . When a foreign news channel showcases our positive attitude , we have been cribbing about everything .   

Charles Dickens said "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times "  and I feel at any moment we are living , the above idioms stays true .. No time can be the worst time than present and no time can be the best time than present .But unfortunately our newspapers have decided to not focus on the latter part . Is it our need to be fed on the black , sad news that they are trying to fulfill ? If the answer to above statement is true , then god help us . 

This is the time to believe in India and play a constructive role for the society . There are two ways to deal , simply dismiss Indian democracy as a sham but negativism and cynicism are not the way we have lived for last 3000 years 
If we are waiting for that day , when all our problems and sufferings will vanish automatically and then we will  start making good news our headline news , then we are destined to wait for ever .