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Meta: Next generation application development

November 28th, 2012 1 comment

I am happy to let you all know that we made the first step my goal of intelligent systems. Meta is our solution to software development problems we know now. Meta lets you develop applications without writing any coding*. It will take your specification and will generate Web, Mobile**, Tablet** apps automatically.

Our aim is simple, lets not do our self what computer can do automatically and never write anything more than once.

The cool feature is, we write the code for you and you can take it and modify if you want. We generate code needed to run native on every platform. Like Java, Objective-C, C# etc.

Out Meta is in Alpha Stage now and ready for your experiments. Build what you always had in mind now with Meta. Here is an demo of how to make an App to share expenses by room mates.

Now if you are too exited and think you can add a lot to our plan, call me, you are welcome to join us. We are in the process of raising funds for further development and we are looking for great visionaries, developers and UI designers.

* You still need to tell us what you need.

** Coming soon for IPhone, Android, Windows Phone7

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Interview: My Interview by Uma

November 10th, 2012 2 comments

I have given my interview to Uma (Friend and colleague for 2.5 years in Vimukti). Actually I wanted to take her interview, but as anyone who knows her can guess she instead offered to take my interview.  And here it is. I hope get her interview very soon.
Uma:  Who is the person influenced you most in your childhood? And how?

Rajesh: I have very poor memory of my childhood, I only remember it as some written facts, not as a feeling like others do. So basically it is my brother Ramesh, who has influenced me the most. He is a book warm, he reads all kinds of books, and he used to share that knowledge with me. Even I used to read some books inspired by him. We used to go to our village library and sit there for entire day some times. This is when he comes home from his residential school in summer.

Uma:  what kind of books you used to read?

Rajesh: Mostly stories I think, I don’t remember much. I used to read some novels too after 7th to 10th. I remember once, I has fight with my brother and I destroyed a book ‘shadow magic’ which he brought from library, I think my mom paid fine for that. It is in my 5th or 4th class. I did read that book too.

Uma:  How was your years in school? what kind of environment you have in school? friends? games?

Rajesh: From 1st to 7th I studied in govt school in my village. After 7th we shifted to a private school as my mother joined as teacher there. In village I think I used to be 2nd in class always, I never used to read much, when exams are near, I would as my mother to read book to me, and I just used to listen once. Games yes, all outdoor games, like golis, bachas (not sure if you know them). After 7th games used to be cricket etc, but I concentrated more on my own stuff like electronics and computer(we used to have a class for it)

Uma:  friends?

Rajesh: I don’t remember before 7th, after 7th we have some 2 to 3 friends. but it is never like a gang.

Uma:  What you wanted to become from childhood?

Rajesh: I don’t know, I don’t remember. When I was in diploma I want to become a ‘sanyasi’ and go to Himalayas. Before that I don’t remember anything. I used to top in Maths and Science in my school, but never thought of what to become, I thought to doing a lot myself like buying computer, building electronic stuff etc.

Uma:  If you think about your college days now, what is the first thing you remember?

Rajesh: It will be my roommate called Dora babu, when I am in 1st year he is in 3rd year struggling with his backlogs. After that my electronics projects, Electronics For You book which I used to go to library every month and read it for whole day. I do not have much social contact those days(even now I think)

Uma:  What was your first job? how did you build up your career?

Rajesh: I bought my first computer when I am in diploma 2nd year, I convinced my mom that if she provides money, I will do software projects and get lot of money back. (which never happened while I worked on that computer). I learned Java in summer 1999  along with my brother, (java 1.0) and in that process we decided to write a Hindi language chat program where we can type in phonetic and we display hindi text on screen, We did that (actually it is very complex, as there is no support of Hindi font, I have made little images of Hindi script and write an algo to fit them together as we type), So I needed a place to test it, You can not test a networking program in the same system, So I asked permission to use computers in a sugar factory and used to go there very day and work on my program.

Then my first employer came there for projects from that sugar factory, they saw my work and asked me to come to Hyd. I came here and worked as lab assistant (help btech students with Java and other stuff) while I did learn a lot of programming there, Java, C++, Perl, Shell scripting etc. I used to live with those people.

After that we decided to start our own(with my brother) and we went to Vizag and tried to lot of stuff (wasted lot money too). In the end in 2001 we came back to Hyd and formally registered Vimukti. And since them I am working in Vimukti.

Uma:  How is your current business? do you satisfied with what you have done?

Rajesh: We made lot of mistakes, we always wish we never made them, but we do, and it is a process. We have been a startup every year since then, even now Vimukti is just a startup. Never had any established business in last 11 years. But because what I know I am capable of doing, I am very happy now.

Uma:  what are the learnings from those mistakes?

Rajesh: We did bet wrong on mobile, we did not watch industry properly, we did not get connected to others etc. We are still making some mistakes because I love what I want to do, not what I has to do 

Uma:  Tell us about some big achievements in your carrier?

Rajesh: Money wise there are no big achievements. But as a programmer building Collaber is one of the biggest achievement for me. It is a total flop anyway. Making these many mistakes is actually biggest achievement I think. It is not easy to make these many and still survive without jumping to a job. 11 years is a big time, we should have concentrated to what market is saying at that time.

Uma:  You read books, online networking& bolgs..so many u follow, why do you think your not aware of market? is their another way to know the market?

Rajesh: I do not read many books, I do read some. And online networking and blogs I was not used to read back then (<2005) after that even thought I read, I did not get proper context or connections to work on what market wanted. After 2007 Collaber, and Mobile etc just dragged us away. I am not sure If I have had chosen different path. Another big thing is, we need to be in the market, we need to know people and connect with them. I am not that kind of person, I think that will always affect me in future too.

For example we could have become world number one accounting software if we had worked in Accounter in 2001 to now. We could have done a lot of big things what other people did. Unfortunately I choose much more complex problem like Collaber.

Uma:  What is your definition of love?

Rajesh: Love is a word used to describe next stage of ‘like’. it is like, like too much, and then love.

Uma:  What are some of your radical views for which you are not accepted by others?

Rajesh: 1) my definition of love:  it provides a way for a person to love more than one person of opposite sex.  2) My views on God: I don’t believe in existence of god. and I think creation of God is the greatest mistake mankind has done. 3) I don’t follow conventions: from childhood to till now, I used to differ with majority always. 4) My view that society does not correct itself, we need to do the dirty job to correct it, else it will affect us too. (even though people may not disagree for last pint, they don’t believe it) 5) My openness: people can not tolerate it.

Uma:  in your mother also won’t believe in god? by birth your not following these? yes or no answer

Rajesh: I used to believe in God and that is why I wanted to become a sanyasi. I read books like Ramayana, Bhagavatgitha, Bible and lot of books on vivekananda, But later some how I stopped believing in them. 3rd Point only stayed with me always. all other points came after my diploma. My mother believes in god. Not sure if that is yes or no.

Uma:  so upto young age you use to believe in god, after that with some reason you stopped ?

Rajesh: Yes

Uma:  What is your future goal?

Rajesh: I do not have any particular goal as such, but I have lot of projects in mind that I want to do. As of now I don’t have enough money to risk on those ventures. Almost every week I get one idea to do. So I can say that I want to do 100 things from farming to AI. One of those ideas id to become Education Minister for this country  All my ideas are my goals.

Uma:  making any plan to achieve those ?

Rajesh: Yes, I am doing one of the powerful Idea now, if it works, I will get money to do another 10 from the list.

Uma:  great!!!

Rajesh: I may jump into politics at some point to achieve that Education Ministry

Uma:  I’ll be very happy

Uma:  In your view, what are the skills required by a leader?

Rajesh: Vision, Character, Patience, and ability to connect to others.

Uma:  What kind of a person you are?

Rajesh: Rational, That one word can describe all my behavior most of time.

Uma:  ok thankyou

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Interview: With Nagaraju, from plumber to programmer

November 8th, 2012 Comments off

This is my 3rd Interview, and Nagaraju is highly skilled programmer who is currently working in Vimukti.
Rajesh: Tell us about the some of the early things that you remember from your childhood.

Nagaraju: So far in my childhood I didn’t face any thing that I should remember for a long time. I got inspired from Great Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, Start working on maths by self, Which made me topper in the maths in my class.

Rajesh: You only concentrated on maths? what is your over all rank?

Nagaraju: Yes, I shown great interest on maths since my childhood, and normal on reset of the subjects. Overall rank 7 out of 10.

Rajesh: What made you join Polytechnic course?

Nagaraju: As I told above my ability and interest on mathematics. That got recognized by my uncle, and he only suggested me to apply CEEP because I feel little difficult on theoretical subjects(Intermediate) which needs to remember more theory rather than logic.

Rajesh: Do you remember the feeling after join in first year? Is that the first time you are away from home?

Nagaraju: Yes, I never forget that feeling. Because that was first time English medium and I feel fear about to pass the subjects. That was not first time away from home, before i was working as plumber in Hyderabad (Moosapet).

Rajesh: Oh that is interesting, for how long you worked? is it after 10th? Why you had to work?

Nagaraju: Up to 9th class I don’t know the value of education. So lack of interest on study i simply discontinue to 9th class and join in plumber and worked for 1 year.

Rajesh: Is it due to your own interest? or any financial reason?

Nagaraju: I felt comfortable in work rather study due to my own interest.

Rajesh: What made you go back to school?

Nagaraju: I was working as a plumber with hard work and sincerity, mean while i never stop thinking on mathematics and keep on doing some logical problems.At that time my uncle came to my work place and observed, I never give up interest on maths but still working in lower profession. He suggested me to return back to study and took 9th class final exam as privately.At that movement i got the real value of study. Then on wards shown more concentration on studies.

Rajesh: So if your uncle did not tell you to go back, what do you think you might be doing now?

Nagaraju: Even I have more interest on maths I never get idea to change my profession because that time I never think about profession where I work that should be in top position. And I always think about great things to learn plumbing to become a A1-contractor.

Rajesh: Normally every boy will have a crush on some girls, what about you? (no need to tell names)

Nagaraju: Yes I agree with you. But in my case it did not happen. because in my academic there was a break so I am eager to get job immediately after completion of study.

Rajesh: What do you think are the skills needed for a programmer? And what is the way to learn them?

Nagaraju: Programmer must have bellow skills.    1.    Have to understand how computer works for a program that he developed.    2.    If he wants to expert in a specific language, he has to know the underlaying things of that language instead of syntax.    3.    He must have interest to find the working flow when he found any different syntax.    He will get all above skills if he enjoyed when writing a program.

Rajesh: What is that you like most from your childhood? What is that you did not like?

Nagaraju: In my childhood I don’t have any strong feeling that needs to share. Because at that time I never think about my life and education etc. I just spent my childhood like a blind horse. After I discontinued my 9th class then I started thinking….

Rajesh: What is the reason for that? is it due to there is no one to guide?

Nagaraju: Yes, basically my parents were uneducated. They didn’t observe my studies. They just satisfied if I went to school daily. Even they never think about my marks. At that time my uncle is busy with his studies. And no one is guided me.

Rajesh: Do you think there are people in that stage as you are in? Do you think you can guide people now?

Nagaraju: Yes, Still many people are facing same problem mostly in villages. I am always ready to guide such people.

Rajesh: When do you think you will get married? what do you think is the right age and why?

Nagaraju: I don’t know much more about this. But the right age to marriage for boy is 24-26. Because he has to settle in life. And I am ready to marriage in another 2-3 years.

Rajesh: How old are you now? What is your definition of love? Do you love some one?

Nagaraju: Now I am 23 years old. Love is a great relation between two persons. Always thinking about opposite person to make him/her happy is love. Yes I am loving someone.

Rajesh: So you say love is making other person happy? What if you have to make them unhappy for their own good? I always want to make others happy, does that not mean I love them all, what do you say?

Nagaraju: If I did things that they feel unhappy, then I stopped doing it again. It doesn’t effect on love if I mistakenly did that unhappy things.

Nagaraju: No that is not love, That means you likes all of them. Suppose if you have a choice to make decision to save only one person from a big ware,then you should calculate the percent of liking you have on each person and save that person only. That means you can’t show love equally on everyone normally. The most liking becomes love.

Rajesh: What is your future goal?

Nagaraju: I want to create new innovation in IT industry by a website or software or language.

Rajesh: When can we expect that to happen?

Nagaraju: Right now i didn’t get much time to think about it. It may take another 1-2 years to start.

Rajesh: What are your views on religion? Do you believe in God?

Nagaraju: I am secular, i never give high priority to any religion. I don’t believe in god because till now i didn’t get any proof for presence of god.

Rajesh: Do you think world will be in better place without religion?

Nagaraju: Yes exactly. If there is no religion in this world we can avoid 50% brain investment, and we can spent that brain to another useful work.

Rajesh: Then being Atheist is better than being secular, don’t you think?

Nagaraju: As our country basically a secular democratic, so we must respect to all of our citizen’s views and ideas, though I prefer Atheist.

Rajesh: So you are an Atheist? If a govt document asks you to write your religion what will you write?

Nagaraju: I will write Hindu, because since my childhood I habitually choose Hindu religion as I came from Hindu family. There is no option for choosing Atheist in any case.

Rajesh: You can always write Atheist when any one asks religion or cast. That is what I do

Nagaraju: But i don’t want to say as Atheist because i am in the process to find whether god exist or not.

Rajesh: What do you think is the number one task you will do if you become PM for India?

Nagaraju: My first task is on corruption. Whatever task/project initiated by govt must be transparency and accountable from starting to completion of the project, here every citizen to PM can monitor the status of the project. So we have to change the system of governance from manual to technology by using Information and Communication Technology.

Rajesh: What do you think lacking in our education that you would like to be included?

Nagaraju: Actually this also main task. Over education system is completely outdated. There is no correlation between industry, academic and R&D. What we learn from academic which is not useful in the work place. Thus change the curriculum as for industry demands. Like as teaching includes all subjects including English from 1st standard. And change the current trend of eligibility for employment based on knowledge/talent in place of degrees.

Rajesh: Good. What do you think are the qualities of good political leader?

Nagaraju: A good political leader whom i like mostly- He must fair and objective, he always look for welfare of the people and serve the society without expect. He must be practical rather theatricality and naked promises. Thinks globally and acts locally.

Rajesh: Do you think you have those qualities?

Nagaraju: Yes. I have these skills but waiting for great fortune to start such a bold tasks for the society.

Rajesh: How great fortune do you need? Can you tell in numbers?

Nagaraju: I need to get fortune by the way of money and support from the people. I want to get an opportunity to aware and realize the people to choose a good and clean political leader.

Rajesh: What are your contributions to society till now? What are your plans in future for this?

Nagaraju: I did not contribute any thing so far. But I want to get peoples awareness by using technology on administration and political drama and how they are looting valuable natural resources and misleading the people. People must realize on long term benefits but not short term and immediate offerings(Drink and biryani packets for vote).

Rajesh: Can we see you more actively participating in making people aware from now?

Nagaraju: Not right now. It will take sometime because I need to settle in a stable position.

Rajesh: What is needed for you to say that you are settled?

Nagaraju: I need to change first of all my family position. For that i may require some money. I need to gather some more money to start my tasks successfully. It needs certain environment and infrastructure.

Rajesh: How much money? And what environment and what infrastructure is needed. That is the question.

Nagaraju: We can’t say fixed amount of money. Because it will change according to situation. If i need to start aware the people about the present scenario throw media and mass communication campaigns, for that require more number of volunteers and technology equipment like computers and phones in each village.

Rajesh: So without them you can not do anything?

Nagaraju: Yes. I think so.

Rajesh: Thank you for your time, Do you have any thing to tell to my readers?

Nagaraju: Dear readers please think about vulnerability situation of society, and come forward to join with us to build better society!

Rajesh: Thank you, all the best for your future. Good night.

Nagaraju: Thank you for spending your valuable time with me. Good night.

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Interview: With Kisor Biswal, the ambitious and responsible

November 7th, 2012 3 comments

Here is my second interview with one of my best employees, future business partner, and present thinking partner.

Rajesh:  Where is your native place? tell us about your family.

Kisor: I’m from Odisha. Born in a village near Berhampur. My parents are farmer. I have two younger sisters, one is studying graduation and other is looking for jobs.

Rajesh:  Tell us about your education, what kind of student are you in various stages?

Kisor: I was an average student upto 8th(considering  percentage), later I scored better marks as I understood the importance of having good score certificates. But I don’t see any major difference in my attitude or my problem solving skill. One more point here is, learning something for understanding and learning something for certificate is different. I consider the later more as business. That’s why I choose to work after diploma instead of doing B.Tech in Bank loan.

Rajesh:  What are the most +ve and -ve feeling situations in your childhood, before 10th etc.

Kisor: +ve is that my parents are good, they never have enforced their wishes on me, I took all my decisions since childhood. -ve is that I had less exposure to the world I’m living in now, but it’s a chance.

Rajesh:  Why you joined Diploma? What you wanted to become before that?

Kisor: Since childhood I wanted to do anything I see new, in different part of time I wanted to become Philosopher, Economist, Physicist. When I was in 10th I used to read a column named “Information Technology” in an Odia newspaper The Sambad, there I saw the opportunity in IT, especially lured by the money 🙂 This was answer for why IT. Why diploma is, I wanted to be employable as soon as possible.

Rajesh:  Tell us about your college days, what you are used to do in free time?

Kisor: In home used to read self help books, as I did not have a computer. If get free time in college I used to write C programs to implement data structures, VB program to play songs(Teacher cant scold for watching video in labs).

Rajesh:  Why you came to Hyderabad? tell us about your journey into Vimukti.

Kisor: I came to Hyderabad to look for a job. It took less than a week to know that all employers in IT want 16 years of education, what I did not have. I decided to stay in Hyderabad no matter what, and for that I need to earn , took some alternative job(in a KPO) with in 16 days of coming to Hyderabad. Kept looking for a job as a Programmer, after around 10 months I found Vimukti’s ad in Naukri and then interview with you, then joined. And thank you for all what I got from Vimukti.

Rajesh:  So what exactly you got from Vimukti? And where do you stand now?

Kisor: Learnt everything from programming to business and management. Most important is the self confidence I got by doing things on own, Vimukti took the risk of leaving things on hands of less(no) experienced people. That no other company does.

Rajesh:  So tell us about your work experience, how long in vimukti, after that what you did, up to now.

Kisor: I worked in Vimukti around 3.5 years, other important thing I like in Vimukti is the encouragement for Entrepreneurship. During the last 1year in Vimukti I took work(web development) as independent contractor in off office hours. After leaving Vimukti developed some mobile applications, basically wanted to start an App Development business but the equation did not workout, and I continued to work full time.

Rajesh:  What do you want to do in future?

Kisor: I want to be a serial entrepreneur, and contribute to society by doing the best in what I do.

Rajesh:  What are your views on religion?

Kisor: I’m agnostic. I don’t have any knowledge of God. I don’t believe in all the rituals etc. I’ll be happy if someone promotes religions where rituals are going Gym regularly, sleeping in time, doing things which are good, not killing each other for some mysterious reasons.

Rajesh:  What qualities do you expect from a political leader for you to vote?

Kisor: He must understand economics, the long term effect of small decisions taken everyday(not wasting Govt. money in giving unwanted subsidies to influence voters). Good ethics. Ability to lead with a Vision.

Rajesh:  Continuing the previous question, do you think the society is facing problems with religious people? Do you think being agnostic is better stand than being atheist to be able to fight the bad things in religions.

Kisor: I see many problems which are triggered by religious reasons, however the believe is so deep that it is difficult to eliminate, just should be controlled. I refrain arguing with the fundamentalist as a way of ignoring the religions.

Rajesh:  What is your views on Love?

Kisor: Love is a kind of strong relation. A big commitment. I’ll suggest to watch “A beautiful mind” to know more 

Rajesh:  I have seen it, but I don’t remember exactly, Love is a commitment? or marriage is?

Kisor: Marriage is commitment.

Rajesh:  so can love be one sided?

Kisor: Oh you are talking about that, I don’t like one side loves, love means care why to care someone who does not care for you. Can be initiated by someone but should be stressed much if the other party is not interested.

Rajesh:  Can you love more than one person at a time?

Kisor: Technically possible but should be practiced, in my opinion. It will lead to conflict easily.

Rajesh:  What do you think is the best way to deal with educated stupids? Do we have any responsibility for changing them?

Kisor: Yes, we have the responsibility of changing anything that is not aligned with our interest. Can I get some example of stupidity?

Rajesh:  Sure, Just today I have seen one of our colleague sharing a post which asks why govt is not giving subsidy but giving tax exemption to corporates. of big numbers 1300000000000000

Kisor: Got, it.

Rajesh:  How do you think we should deal with them, they are educated, earning money, married, they think they are settled in life.

Kisor: I don’t think they have understood the whole process of getting money as tax to giving back as subsidy. They are educated in writing a software program, or doing some specific task. The best way to deal is educate them, let them understand the process. We should teach people how to search for solution to problem not just complaint about it. Ask him to read “Naked Economics”.

Rajesh:  How well do you think you are doing the teaching? Are there any such people in your circles?

Kisor: Yes, I see friends talking about diesel/petrol price hikes, the distress when big amount of tax is deducted from own salary. I try to explain them how all these works, giving reference to books. But I don’t see any change in them. After some time they talk again in the same way.

Rajesh:  So can we succeed in teaching? Do you have any other ideas on how to deal with them?

Kisor: There will be some influence by telling continuously. As of now I don’t have any better ideas.

Rajesh:  In what ways you plan to contribute to the society? When we can see some of those?

Kisor: Doing business that provides employment, product and services for well-being of society, will start soon. Will support good political parties.

Rajesh:  How will you describe yourself in the least number of  words?

Kisor: I’m ambitious, responsible.

Rajesh:  What do you think lacking in our education that you would like to be included?

Kisor: We have got enough information in education. Need to teach how to apply those. In 6th standard we study what should be the eligibility of MLA, MP, President etc, and when grown up giving vote for Money.

Rajesh:  Do you remember reading about Tax?

Kisor: Yes, I do.

Rajesh:  I don’t, good you have good memory. When will you consider yourself settled in life?

Kisor: I don’t like the word settle itself, I never want to be settled, I like the change, I like a dynamic life rather than static. I believe routine life is what called settled.

Rajesh:  Very good, Thank you for your time, do you have anything to say to my readers?

Kisor: Thank you. Yes, just want to say plenty of books available make use of those.

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Interview: With my wife, an aspiring business woman

November 1st, 2012 Comments off

Recently I got an idea to take interviews of people around me in a way to know more about them also give them little help in self discovery. With this interview I want to achieve greater social participation, connecting people, and a bound with their words.

I will be touching every one connected to me through this interview program. I am starting this with my wife to show an example for others to follow.

Rajesh: Tell us little bit about your childhood.

Indu: I spent most of my childhood in Priya cements Ltd colony near Jaggaighpet. Came to Hyderabad in 96. Growing up in a city, meeting new people was a new experience to me.

Rajesh: ok, what else you remember before coming to hyderabad? How are you in studies back then?

Indu: I used to be good at studies always. 1st or 2nd in class, when I was there and here in Hyd. Nothing special happened in my childhood, everything was quiet normal. Coming to hyd I think brought some change in me. New people, new environment. This was when I started questioning the basic happenings in society, like God, difference shown between a girl and boy etc.

Rajesh: What is that you like very much from your childhood? and what is that you did not like?

Indu: I don’t remember having a strong affinity towards anything in childhood. The one thing I didn’t like was I never got answers to my questions, people around me were different to me which made me think that something was wrong with me and I took it for granted.

Rajesh: So, you are determined to change that for your kids then?

Indu: ofcourse, I will give an open platform with all necessarily tools for my kids to nurture them right from very young age.

Rajesh: That is good to hear. What do you wanted to become before 10th?

Indu: In 10th me along and my friend wanted to become cardiologist. The only thing we did in 10th was reading science. I neglected all the other subjects. But then after 10th, as getting into MBBS is a tedious and long process, MBBS for girls was not encouraged by anyone, I didn’t defend and I took MPC as the majority were taking that group.

Rajesh: I remember that you have written EMCET 2 times. Why is that? Do you suggest doing same to any one?

Indu: I got a bad rank the first time and as I cant get a seat in good engineering college, I wrote twice. It was my decision, however I regret it now.

Rajesh: Why do you regret?

Indu: Getting a seat in good engineering college is required for job as it helps for campus selections. I have no interest in doing job. I didn’t realize I would never be interested in a job, but instead in doing something of my own. Also wasting an year during the most important age of a person does no good. Knowing what one wants to do early in life and spending his time towards achieving that goal is extremely important.]

Rajesh: well said. Tell us something about your collage life? Normally most people say that is the best time of their life. What about you?

Indu: My college life is not my best phase. There are no life-changing lessons I learned. I didn’t like the college environment. I was spending a life of my own. Wasn’t interested much about my engineering subjects. I started studying businesses during that time. Started exploring Internet.

Rajesh: What is your thoughts then about love? Did you love any one?

Indu: Yes but I was not sure of love then, didn’t had as much clarity as I have now.

Rajesh: What is your definition of love now?

Indu: An intense feeling of deep affection. But it may not be towards one person all life. As we change, grow up, as distance between people increases, as our tastes change, everything changes. I think there can never be an absolute perfect partner. As we keep knwoing each other, explore each other more the affection may gets reduced. So it is subjective. The intensity keeps changing.

Rajesh: In other countries students earn their money by doing part-time jobs etc,  In India we depend on parents even upto PG. Why do you think it is like that? Do you think it should change?

Indu: The culture here is like that. Making their kids work is considered in a negative way here. Of course, it should change. We should teach kids right from young age that they are independent and should learn to be independent in all ways.

Rajesh: What will be your advice for collage joining students?

Indu: 1. To have a clear idea of what they want to do in life. 2. Start working from early age, it teaches lot of lessons both personally and for their career. 3. Do not depend on anything for anyone. Take advices both don’t just blindly follow them. Use your brain while taking decisions. 4. Try to be logical and rational all the time. 5. READ READ and READ.

Rajesh: Very good. What are you doing now? I mean work.

Indu: In the process of implementing 2 of my business ideas.

Rajesh: What are next plans for the future?

Indu: I want to be part of life-changing business ventures.

Rajesh: Nowadays by your age every one is buying House and Car? What about you?

Indu: I may buy a comfortable car but no plans of buying a home.

Rajesh: When you get money, what are the things that come into mind first to buy?

Indu: books and business. That’s it. Those are my primary interest.

Rajesh: What is your opinion on religion?

Indu: As you said, a jail is a prison for the body. A religion is a prison for the mind. I only saw negative outcome of a religion, I don’t know if it causes any positive outcome in at least few people. I don’t know of its positive effects, it there are any. Would like to know.

Rajesh: Why do you think India is still last in many development lists?

Indu: I have been seeing India being in ‘development’ list for a long time. I felt that can be changed during IT boom when India became a major destination for IT service industry. But it didn’t happen. I think there are lot of reasons. To become a developed country, it needs a lot. Healthy politics, Good government policies, good leaders, eradicating corruption, taking strategic decisions that leads to increased exports, outside investments, education, eradicating poverty, emphasizing on entrepreneurship, encouraging start-ups etc.

Rajesh: How do you think we can prevent corruption?

Indu: The recent Anna Hazare episode was crazy. By seeing  the low attendance and low response during his fasting in Mumbai, I read somewhere ‘Mumbai people prefer chikni chameli to Anna hazare’ (the movie agneepath released the same day). That’s how we are. A strong leader to fight such issues are important but is not enough. I think it should be a collaborative function of all of us. The realization has to start from us.

Rajesh: What steps you as a citizen has taken to address these? How can an individual make a difference?

Indu: To be frank, nothing significant as of now. I wasn’t paying close attention to politics and its effects til l recently. Only recently I realized how badly theyare are effecting us. 1. Most people are not aware of how bad politics, bad govt effects all of us for a very long period, so if you know any, educate about them to your family, friends, colleagues. 2. Its important for us to know whats happening around us. Not just serials, do watch news. 3. Do not vote just because a candidate belongs to your caste. You and your caste means nothing to him. All he needs is just money when he comes to power which again he steals from you. 4. Mainly, the awareness that politics is not an eternal entity, an ‘outside responsibility’. We should realize that it is our own responsibility, as much as how we are responsible for our own family.

Rajesh: What will be your suggestions on marriage, if any one asks you?

Indu: Getting married or not is an individual choice. Marriage may be hell to one and heaven to others. One need to know and have an understanding of what they want in life. Marriage is not a destination and I think on an average marriage system does good in a society.

Rajesh: What can we expect from you in future? regarding your social and business activity?

Indu: Business is my passion and society is a duty. I give my 100% in whatever I do.

Rajesh: Thank you very much for your time, I wish you all the best in your business activity.

Indu: Thank you.

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