Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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subject: Energy:  Fight climate change in India- Two thirds of Greenhouse Gases emissions worldwide are due to energy production. Given that coal is India`s main source of commercial energy, we need to adopt clean-coal technologies to boost thermal efficiency in India`s power plants. It would mean smartly improving power generation with hardly any increase in coal consumption. In parallel, India need to design smart compact citieis that can greatly improve energy intensity by reducing transport, logistics and utility costs. The floor area ratios in our cities do need to be revised, along with supportive infrastructure. The way ahead is to have forward-looking green norms for buildings, industrial plants, automobiles and house hold gadgets, besides cities. Kind Regards!

Monday, September 22, 2014


India: Air India- Revenue Rs. 7,000 cr. Debt: Rs. 50,000 cr. Normal Govt policy on public sector companies is to keep ownership and policy-making separate,, but since new Aviation minster took over, this important issue was forgotten. Air India board needed management autonomy and this exactly what was kept in dust bin. The page in history shows that Air India was  a market leader, but today it has privilege of being no. 5 from the bottom (Jet, Kingfisher, IndiGo, and Spice Jet are occupying the above position at present. We wish the best for Air India and the Govt. of India (Aviation Ministry). Kind Regards! Sunder T

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Recent visit of President Xi Jinping to India was a good memory. PM Modi`s compliment "India-China relationship to go from INCH to MILES was well said at the right time. Even on border incursions in recent times gave an opportunity to Modi to raise the matter with XI telling him, "Little toothache can paralyse the entire body. Now US is looking forward to receive this new leader from India who has created ripples in the world politics. Best Wishes. Sunder T.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Subject: Motivated people
At the Culture Works, we have learnt what makes people the most motivated and engaged in their careers. We found that when individuals are fulfilled on the job they not only produce higher quality work and a greater output, but also generally earn higher incomes. And those most satisfied with their work are also 150 percent more likely to have a happier life overall.
As we researched this subject for our new book What Motivates Me, what follows are seven things we found the most motivated, fulfilled people don’t do:
They don't chase the almighty buck (if that’s not what motivates them).

Motivation is not about doing what anyone else thinks is right for you, nor is it necessarily about chasing a job that pays well if money is not what floats your boat. It’s about aligning more of your work with what drives you. People differ enormously in what makes them happy—for some challenge, excelling and pressure are the greatest sources of happiness, for others money and prestige, but for others service, friendship and fun are more satisfying in a workplace. The trick is in identifying your core drivers and then aligning your work to do more of what you love and little less of what frustrates you.
They don’t wait for a manager to motivate them.
The truth is, very few leaders know what’s really motivating to their people or, even if they do, would know how to apply that information to their day-to-day work. Motivated individuals have discovered that the surest way to happier and more successful work lives is: first, understanding what drives you and then second, doing some sculpting of the nature of your jobs or tasks to better match duties with passions. That involves working with a manager, of course, but most motivated people lead this effort themselves. They take charge of their careers.
They don’t leave to chase a dream job.
There is a prevalent notion that if you’re unhappy with your work it will take a Herculean effort to change things, that you have to quit and find your “dream job,” for the vast majority of people, that’s just nonsense. That’s not to say motivated people never change departments or companies, and we all can appreciate that if an individual is completely miscast or miserable it’s not good for them, their customers, or their managers. But most people don’t need to take a risky leap; instead they need to start by making small but important sculpting changes in their work lives. Many of the happiest people we’ve spoken with didn’t find their bliss down a new path; they made course corrections on the path they were already on.
They don’t believe everyone is motivated like they are.
One of the traps most of us can fall into believes that other people are driven by the same things we are. We’ve counseled a bevy of frustrated teams on this issue. Perhaps the majority of the team members are what we call “Builders”—people who are focused on high-minded ideals like developing others, service, teamwork and a greater purpose. And most of those team members believe anyone who is not motivated in those ways is not a “team player.” But on the team are also a handful of people we would classify as Achievers, Caregivers, Thinkers and Reward-Driven, and these people who feel alienated and unappreciated. Great strength comes in recognizing and appreciating diversity, but we have to understand and utilize the motivational drive of others. For instance, the Reward-Driven can make a team more competitive, Thinkers help us be more creative, Caregivers encourage empathy and fun, Achievers make us more goal-oriented, and Builders help drive purpose and meaning. Most teams need all Identities in play to function at high levels.
They don’t focus inward.
The happiest people we found in our studies typically focus their work efforts in service of others rather than on self-gain. That may mean they achieve more or sell more or do more because they truly believe in their products or services and genuinely believe they are helping their customers by putting those goods in their hands—versus those who are simply striving to win a deal and cash a paycheck. It’s a subtle change in thinking, but it’s important. Psychologists also say most people perform at work better when they focus their energy toward serving their families instead of themselves. Thus, motives based on the pursuit of power, narcissism, or overcoming self-doubt are less rewarding and less effective than goals based on the pursuit of providing security and support for one’s loved ones, or being able to give of one’s gain to a worthwhile cause.
They don’t hang out with whiners.
We all know who they are: there’s typically a group of people who complain about everything at the office. If the boss pulls out her wallet and starts handing out twenty-dollar bills, the whiners will later moan that they weren’t fifties. The most motivated people avoid this petulant bunch. Complaining with no solution is a toxic habit. Sometimes making a positive difference at work is simply a matter of how a person chooses to think. We always counsel those troubled at work to look for ways to be authentically positive; for instance, publicly acknowledging a coworker’s accomplishment on completing a project. And even if it doesn’t help change the office environment, we remind them they can always do this at home: telling their significant others or kids why they are inspiring, always using specific language not vague platitudes.
They don’t compare themselves to others.
The motivated people we interviewed don’t waste a lot of time comparing themselves to those who have more; instead, they regularly express gratitude for the talents, resources, and relationships they do have, not to mention their health, their friends, their own brilliance, their motivation, and their family who inspire them. Everyone is happiest when they are thankful for the gifts they have been given, and that gratitude should be offered up regularly to those around them who support them and help them thrive. Psychologists are only just beginning to understand the healing and strengthening mental power of grateful attitudes. The most successful and happy people are frequent and specific in their verbal appreciation of not only their colleagues but also family members and friends.
Kind Regards!
Sunder T

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Mumbaikars have good news from Railways to buy local tickets on cell & print them in stns soon.
Very soon commuters need worry about queues or change. Within three months travellers can book suburban tickets on their mobiles and print them out at the station. The steps taken are:
[1] Download app,
[2] Register mobile no. with bank & IRCTC,
[3] Choose originating, destination station, return /single journey class & no. of passengers on app, [4] Click `pay` to transfer money from mobile banking through  debit card or net banking
[5] message with bar/QR code will come to mobile,
[6] Flash code at readers & printers installed in station,
[7] Collect printed ticket.
Kind Regards!
Sunder T - in Mumbai                                                                                                                                

Good news for Mumbaikars- MMRDA plans to bring 175 acres under Smart parking system at Bandra Kurla Complex which will save fuel and time and cut emission and will prove a boot for financial district which is growing by the day. The Internet speed will be 5 MBPS and operators may allow visitors free usage for the initial few minutes and then charge as per the prevailing market rates. The smart market concept will be implemented across all the 3000 parking slots in BKC. This project is aimed to save almost 19,000 litres fuel and 24 hours of carbon annually as a car owner will not waste time hunting for parking. Another plus point is the environment friendly initiative ie smart street lighting system. Around 90 CCTV cameras with video analytics-based technology will be installed to boost security in the financial hub. With the citizen portal, users can get information about cafes, or book tables in restaurants or rooms in hotels or locate a hospital or retail outlet.
Kind Regards
Sunder T

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Five ways to simplify your life: Enjoy the little things- Take time to appreciate the little moments in life, rather than hurrying from one activity to the next - watch sunset, listen to children laugh, pay for the coffee of the person behind you, smile at a stranger...
Your contribution on this subject will be most welcome. Your attention and time will be appreciated by all. Kind get involve and type few words to make everybody happy. Kind Regards. Sunder T.

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Event before India's partition in 1947
Kuldip Nayar had checked Mountbatten`s premonition with his Press Attache in India during those days, Alan Campbell-Johnson, Cyril Radcliffe, who headed the Boundary Commission to partition the two Punjabs, and the two Bengals, and H.K.Khurshid, Jinnah`s Private Secretary,. All the three said that it was Mountbatten`s hindsight. However the rest of what Mountbatten told Kuldip Nayar is supported by the records he had maintained of various interviews and personal talks he had-as many as a hundred and thirty three interviews with political leaders between 24 March and 6 May 1947 alone.
Mountbatten recalled how he hd warned Jinnah that it would be very difficult to hold together the two wings with no land connection and 1000 miles of alien territory in between. "the Bengalis cultural ties are too strong; you know how Curzon tried and failed." (The reference was to the vain effort that Lord Curzon, as Viceroy, made to partition this should read: Bengal.) Kind Regards. Sunder Thadani.

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“Kuldip Nayar told Jinnah that his moth-eaten Pakistan will not last more than 25 years,” reminisced Mouttabatten, the last British Governor-General in India, on 1 October 1971 when Kuldip Nayer met  him at his sprawling mansion, Broadlands, near London.
It was nine weeks before East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, cut itself asunder from West Pakistan,  The two wings had hung like lobes on either ear of India since the partition of the subcontinent in the middle of August 1947.
Seventy-four years old and still with a phenomenal memory, Mountbatten was recapitulating a conversation he had with Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan`s founder, at Viceroy`s House in New Delhi on 9 April 1947 as if it had happened only the day before.
“You know, C. Rajagopalachari, the last Indian Governor-General wrote to Kuldip Nayer to other day to say that your (Kuldip`s)  prophecy had come true, and Kuldip replied that he remembered that distinctly,” said Mountbatten to emphasize that he should not be accused of hindsight.
Kind Regards
Sunder T