What will change on having Nadella as CEO? Having an Indian as CEO how will it benefit “India”-a panorama” ? How once the “Jewel of the crown” now the southernmost in list of developing countries will going to be benefited?
Will it mark an era of availability of Tab or tablet PC to every student in India costing say 2000/- I would be happiest if they are available for Rs 2000/- More so Exclusively made in India? By that I mean every single part is “Made in India”. SO will Nadella at Top help the Made in India (the logo) reign supreme in global arena?
If it will cost Rs 2000/- per student I will be able to donate to about ten students instantly!! in my ancestral village (near Shobhan Temple, Kanpur) Is IT Ministry is listening or they lent a ear to me? somewhere in media, I read there are comparisons about the choice of Nadella or Steeve- over their hobbies- their choices of games/sport etc?? Is all this required for a CEO?/
Once upon a time I was having a false sense of proud feeling by knowing that maximum numbers of Indians are in Silicon Valley. “Software” is ruled by NRIs. How did that benefit India, my intent was in Hinterland of India.
Basic things changed. I am at least able to speak to someone in my village just by Mobile!!
As a child we used to write letters to our relatives there, They reached, if landed safely at his doorstep- If the post man was of that area or having a kind heart. I had seen the condition of surface mail at Kanpur Railway Station. Where there was a secret way out of platform, which I used to get out of station quickly without losing time just to catch the IITK bus.
Kids at village now are most “Polluted” in their minds. Earlier the radio transistor was sole instrument for their connection to the outside world. In fields I had seen how they enjoyed the cricket match? Despite of the fact that there was no motorable road to that village. we used to walk few kilometers through the fields to reach that village. Often a bullock cart used to help us. Specially when my grandmother accompanied us. She was daughter of that village. Earlier people living in that village on main road used to recognise us and lend us help in traveling/resting etc. Now days boys or youngsters are busy watching videos/games in their handy devices and who cares for us. Village boys know about TITANIC and Pretty women and Katreena/ Munni etc.
Village areas have store of PORN Videos promoting the foreign habits/ alien things in the indigenous conservative orthodox vulnerable young minds- undermining the after effects of this import of Impurity.
I was shocked one day in May 2012, while traveling from IITK gate to Bithoor at around 7:30 in night. A private bus was full to its capacity, still it was picking up the passengers- at that stretch of road nobody wants to risk their life by being on road in dark. I found people from nearby villages returning to homes in the bus. Who came to city for various purposes- Medical treatment- etc since there is no big hospital in rural Kanpur area, everyone comes to Hallet(as we know it) or the goal Chauraha, gutahia, awadhpuri, Rama or near motijheel area etc few had meeting with lawyers or hearing at courts (kachehri), few came for purchasing essential goods –jewelery for daughter’s marriage, dahej (dowry), few young from Kanpur University, coaching institutions, workers returning after hectic day in office, Labour going back. But the back seats were reserved for young WORKING FORCE. I was pushed backward in the bus. There to my shock I saw people watching Porn Videos in their mobile, and as a mass media, means two or three persons watched on same mobile screen.
Irony was these belonged to most orthodox families of villages and they watch such things which comes from most open society. Mostly there were oral ones followed by actual hard core action. Those were traveling back from Rawatpur, Kalyanpur, IITK gate, to narayanpurwa, ALIMCO, Mandhana, Chaubepur even to shivrajpur. it was a surprise to me and unbelievable to me. This was the scene at the area where I spent childhood in safety of IIT Kanpur campus walls—it was a walled city for me??
But the campus was most connected place in those days. In 1984-1986 I came to know that people at Kanpur can communicate with people in USA within few seconds using ERNET or some such name. At IITK they log-on to their computers and send a message in some language and they received reply in few seconds. Then I heard that some professors (I think, prof Sadagopan!!!, if that is correct) log on to their computers at Bangalore or some mysterious places while sitting at IIT Kanpur. All that sounded Mysterious to my ears in those years (1980 to 1992). But outside that walled city not much changed, the dark polluted nallah went on to meet the pure Ganges near Bithoor. Most of the children in nearby villages droped out. Pollution was on rise. Due to urbanisation, sanitation and safe disposal of waste took back seat. But with Indian(s) at top in several global companies/agencies, can we change the scene? CAN we make India proud to say “Make In India” Made in India- a global tag.