Archive for September, 2012

శ్రీదినేశ స్తవః

September 21, 2012
నివార్య బాహ్యం పరమన్ధకారం
దినేశ గర్వం కురుషే వృథా త్వమ్
యద్యస్తి శక్తిస్తవ మామకీన-
మన్తఃస్థమాన్ధ్యం వినివారయాశు 
ఇతి శ్రీమచ్ఛృఙ్గేరీ జగద్గురు శ్రీమత్పరమహంసపరివ్రాజకాచార్య అనన్తశ్రీ సచ్చిదానన్ద శివాభినవనృసింహభారతీ మహాస్వామిభిః శృఙ్గగిరి నికటస్థ శ్రీసూర్యనారాయణ దేవస్థానే విరచితం శ్రీదినేశ స్తవః 
nivArya bAhyam paramandhakAraM 
dinESa garvaM kurushE vRthA tvam 
yadyasti saktistava mAmakIna-
mantaHsthamAndhyaM vinivArayASu
SrI sivAbhinavanRsimhabhArtI mahAswami ( 33rd Sankaracarya of Sringeri SAradA pITham) 
O dinESA! you are unnecessarily feeling proud of removing darkness that is external! If you have the power (of removing blinding darkness – andhyam) try removing my internal ignorance (of self! – the true darkness!) [ and prove your power!!] 
An exceptional challenge to Sun god!!! Let the dineSa prove his capability by removing my avidya as well….
— Surya SashTi today.
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Quality vs. Efficieny i.e, the efficiency trap

September 20, 2012

Efficiency improvements everywhere! people want to do more in less amount of time. to achieve that, people want technology. technologists are looking for more efficiency in the technology. In the pursuit of efficiency are we loosing quality of the products / services?

Recently there is a news about ISRO making plans to achieve 58 missions in next 5 years. The statistics state that ISRO completed first 50 missions in 20 years, next 50 in 10 years; Now the plan is to achieve next 58 in next 5 years. That means one space mission every month ( 58 is approximated to 60!) So, there is a need to execute projects more efficiently…

Generally all the businesses are in the race of Quarter on Quarter results… Each quarter the business houses wants to show better results; driving the efficiency up is one of the ways to achieve it.

Even with innovative stuff like iPhone5, it is 16% thinner and 20% lighter than its predicessor. And Apple says they have 2 million pre-orders for this phone!

Is there anything wrong with this approach? Do we need more and more efficiency and more and more projects completed in less amount of time? Of what if a phone has a slightly larger display and slightly thinner and lighter than what it was?

Seriously, the focus on the QUALITY research of what really needed to the people is clearly reducing due to the efficiency trap.

Out of 58 ISROs missions half of them would be adding more transponders and more DTH channels! With all the DTH services and channels, my children are still bored!

So, focus on quality of the products and services first. Pause, think and generate some ideas which will add value to the people then get back on to efficency that is what I think is needed at the moment.

Conclusion: Achieving a healthy balance between the Quality and Efficiency is the key for successful value generation to the client businesses.

Anyone listening?

నిత్య ప్రబుద్ధ ముదిత – ever awake blissful

September 11, 2012

యస్యైచ్చయేవ భువనాని సముద్భవంతి
తిష్ఠంతి యాంతి చ పునర్ విలయం యుగాంతే
తస్మై సమస్త ఫలభోగ నిబంధనాయ
నిత్య ప్రబుద్ధ ముదితాయ నమశ్శివాయ

— శృంగేరి శంకరాచార్య జగద్గురు శ్రీ  భారతీ తీర్థ స్వామి వారి అనుగ్రహ భాషణం లో ఉటంకించ బడిన ప్రార్థనా శ్లోకం
— పరమ ఏకాదశి (అధిక మాస కృష్ణ పక్షం లో వచ్చే ఏకాదశి) సందర్భంగా 

yasya iccha Eva bhuvanAni samudbhavanti, tishThanti, yaanti ca punar vilam yugAntE
whose will alone creates (multiplicity of) worlds, sustains, moves / grows, and merges them back into in the end,
tasmai samasta phala bhOga nibandhanAya, nitya prabuddha muditAya namaH SivAya!
For him I bow down, Lord Siva! who is the ordainer of all fruits of enjoyment, ever awake and blissful!

— The prArthana SlOkam quoted by jagadguru SrI bhAratI tIrtha swami in his recent anugraha bhAshaNam.
— parama EkAdaSi tomorrow