The Shiva Temple at Mitavali, located around 35 - 40 km from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The continuing occurrences of rapes in national capital of India is alarming. Looks like a lot of psychos roaming around. The state government needs to beef up the security further. However the public behavior is also nothing great to write home about. If one looks at the infamous gang rape case or the latest case of rape of a 7 year old girl, agitation is ok but destroying the public transport buses, or lynching of a police officer by the crowd during the earlier agitation are really reprehensible. Seems the youth are reverting to the days of 70s to 90s when for any and every thing people used to attack the public transport. It seems the Gen Y are becoming more and more restless and needs a constructive direction. Are political parties listening or or they using them as pawns in their games?
Friday, March 1, 2013
Recently I read an article pointing out what a great boss do differently compared to a good boss. I could not get the name of the author of the article but the credit goes to him only. The gist of the article is as below
Goal Transformation - A good boss inspires his team to achieve the company goals while a great boss transforms the company goals to the personal goals of his team members. A great boss makes the team realise that they will benefit as much if not more from achieving the company goals be it in the sphere of professional development, opportunities to learn, grow and prosper. An employee who feels a sense of personal purpose will outshine the one who only works for company goals.
Support without seeking credit - A good boss supports his team and at the same time seeks credit for the same while a great boss supports and dispenses due credits to the team for their achievements instead of seeking personal glory.
Decision Making - A good boss takes a decision appropriate to the situation while a great boss makes a decision to keep the right person in right location. There is no need that a decision taken by a boss should always be right or correct. The best person to take a decision in any situation is the one who is closest to the issue at hand. A great boss lets the people closest to the issue to take a decision.
Control - A good boss controls his team while a great boss does not care much about control. He is seen more as one who helps people
Learning from Mistakes - A good boss teaches / scolds / briefs an employee to learn from a mistake. A great boss helps the employee to learn from mistake themselves. At the same time a great employee does not need to be scolded or reprimanded. They know what they did wrong.
Ideas - A great boss encourages their teams to come out with ideas to resolve issues at hand or to identify a potential issue, even though they identified and know the solution all along.
Emotions and Motivation - Sometimes employees make mistakes or simply do the wrong thing or they take over projects or roles without approval or justification.They may jockey for position, play political games, or ignore company objectives in pursuit of personal goals. When that happens it's easy to assume they don't listen or don't care. But almost always there's a deeper reason: They feel stifled, they feel they have no control, they feel marginalized or frustrated. Good bosses deal with actions while great bosses search for the underlying issues that, when overcome, lead to much bigger change for the better.
Self Introspection - Great bosses go home every day feeling that they could have done better and promise to themselves to do so the next day.
Forgive and Forget - Last but not the least, a great boss looks at the whole employee instead of focussing on one mistake at the same time not compromising on any integrity issues. To forgive may be divine but to forget is even more divine.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Khajhuraho temples are famous for their erotic sculptures. They are a set of 4 temples located in a single compound. Khajhuraho is around 400 km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Here is another view of Khajhuraho which is different from the normal photos of erotic sculptures.
Few people know that Equator passes through Uganda. I have put up a picture of a small indicator showing the location of Equator line in Uganda. Similarly, there are two good but lesser known waterfalls in Uganda which are Sipi and Sisiye falls. Uploading photos of the same. Lake Victora is one of the Great Lakes of Africa which is in the midst of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In fact, the runway at Entebbe international airport in Uganda is by the side of the Lake. Recently a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Balaji was constructed on a hill adjoining the lake.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Murchison Falls is a famous african safari park in Uganda. Located around 300 - 350 KM from the capital city Kampala, the safari is accessible by a good road. one can take the car into the park and can move around the safari in a town car also though a four wheel drive is more preferable. The Albert Nile flows through the park and there is a cruise almost upto the rapids / water falls. The is a large variety of wild life like Lion, Giraffe, Elephants, Hippos to smaller animals. I have taken some photos though I lost more because of the bad quality and low battery charge of my mobile.