I worked for several companies, some big like Infosys or Sun and couple of startups like Extensity (now part of GEAC) and DoubleTwist. Working at DoubleTwist was absolutely the best job experience I could ever hope for. I learned every day, was eager to go to work. Even in my job nirvana I realized I was missing something - being my own boss, in control of my fate. I started Taragana and haven’t looked back since. Here are few reasons why.
Laxmi Mittal of Mittal Steel has done an incredible job in clinching the deal with Arcelor, cementing his leadership of world’s steel industry to virtually unassailable position.
“This truth about the soul is first to be heard. If you have heard it, think about it. Once you have done that, meditate upon it. No more vain arguments! Satisfy yourself once that you are the infinite spirit. If that is true, it must be nonsense that yo u are the body. You are the Self, and that must be realized. Spirit must see itself as spirit. Now the spirit is seeing itself as the body. That must stop. The moment you begin to realize that, you are released.”
The third-oldest daughter in a family of seven children had just finished a 25-minute summary of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” She had done so in her home in the “bustees” — the dense Calcutta slums — while Rosalie Giffoniello and I sat on two plastic chairs, the only chairs in the room. The room was no more than eight feet wide and no more than 13 feet long. It was the entire home of a Muslim family of 10. The family all sleep together on the plywood platform that takes up the far end of the room. But now the children are big, and the platform is no longer big enough, and so the older boys sleep sitting up, with their backs to the wall. When the season changes to summer and real heat comes, the temperature in the house climbs to 120 degrees. Then the boys sleep out on the streets, but the girls stay inside, where they say the nights are terrible. During the day they all care for an eighth child, the 3-month-old son of the married, working, oldest daughter. The baby, Fardeen, cared nothing for Jane Austen as he sat quietly and grasped the neck of a little chicken the family hoped would turn out to be a hen. I asked if he ever tried to strangle the bird. The oldest son, Mehtu, laughed and said it did not happen that often.
Men’s rights activists are mounting a long shot legal campaign aimed at giving them the chance to opt out of financial responsibility for raising a child.
I don’t get it at several levels.