Monday, 12 November 2018

Success Analytics (20-Oct-2018)

hashtag I was in an International flight when I met hashtagRahulRoy. His hashtagAashiqui, Phir teri Kahani yaad aayi and hashtagJunoon are my all time favorite movies even today. I asked him while giggling continuously "Sir, How to remain composed when you are super hashtagsuccessful ?" He Confusedly asked " But how would I know, I am not successful"? I was like.. Really?? Who is successful then ? This quest of success makes millions of lives miserable. Ironically the concept itself is flawed.Simple probability will tell you that 99% of individuals won't achieve what they mean by Success. And mind you different people have absolutely different meaning of success. Every day 8000 people come to Mumbai to become Actor, even if they all are equally talented , determined, hard worker, how many of them would achieve what Rahul Roy could achieve? hashtagShreesanth ,played in 2 world cup Finals, isn't he super successful? Problem begins when you dream to be at the top forever. Do you know what are the happiest moments of your life? The time what you spend with your family. Your success or failure will not have any impact on your Mother's love for you. A hug from your 3 year old daughter will be more soothing rather people asking for Autographs. Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism

Monday, 15 October 2018

Rajyoga (15-OCT-2018)

Have you heard of this term in the reference with your #Kundali?

My father was a phenomenal reader of #Kundali, once this poorest of the poor guy came to him and my father told him that his Kundali was showing a Rajyoga , which was 2 years from that date. Later ,one Industrialist came to him with his son , his son had a Rajyoga as well. 

I,as a super curious kid , asked him "Dad , both have this Rajyoga, are both of them going to become Rajas."

My father laughed and replied "Beta ,for a beggar, Rajyoga may mean , days of double income from begging activities. And for a Industrialist it may mean couple of more companies or double Turnover. For a politician it may actually mean becoming Prime minster, Rajyoga simply means a good times, and this Good times may mean completely different for different people".

As a kid, I used to dream of earning 10,000 rupees Per month, I would imagine so many great things of that money. That dream sequence of spending 10,000 Rs. was a super Rajyoga for me. I know people who are not sure if they will get breakfast tomorrow morning or not. Rajyoga for them is 3 times food a day. 

"Happiness is a decision, you are as happy as you decide to be."

Anupam S Shlok

Friday, 12 October 2018

1 USD = 74 INR (3-Oct-2018)

I was with the company for 4 years & had a Corporate Salary bank account with one of the biggest Private Bank. Salaries were late due to some financial problems of the company. In this scenario,I wanted an urgent loan of 3 Lakhs. I contacted Bank for the same , they humbly denied after asking me 1000s of documents and telling me that Salary not in time is an issue. I somehow managed that period. At the very same time we hired an expat, obviously on a huge salary package. He absconded from India in a month. One day the same bank representative came to me and asked about that guy. Bank had given him a Credit Card limit of 8-9 Lakhs per month, this guy exhausted that monthly limit by shopping in Bangkok and was not reachable anymore. Bank guy asked me to help him with some contact details , some alternate number of that expat. "Did you ask him or us for any document while issuing Credit card to him?" I asked him before giving the information. This phenomena is called " Garibon ko tadpaao" Financial institutions are so flexible when they deal with Big guys,(Niravs, Mallyas),where millions are on stake & "follow the process" when a poor wants some money to survive, wish to complete small dreams. Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism

Saturday, 29 September 2018

भगवान मुस्कुरा दिया। (29 SEP- 2018)

मेरा तीन साल का भतीजा अथर्व जब भी स्कूल से आता है, मैं उससे पूछता हूँ, बेटा स्कूल में क्या किया ? और वो जवाब देता है "चाचू मैंने स्कूल में लंच किया"! मैं मुस्कुरा देता हूँ। शायद उसे लगता है स्कूल में लंच करने ही जाते हैं। भगवान कल रात सपने में आया, मुझसे पूछा, "बेटा श्लोक तुझे दुनिया मे भेजा तूने क्या किया" ? मैंने कहा "भगवान पैसा कमाया, डिग्रीयां लीं, घर, गाड़ी, बैंक बैलेंस सब कुछ इखट्टा किया"! इस बार भगवान मुस्कुरा दिया।

Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism

Friday, 7 September 2018

Communism and me (7-Sep-2018)

If hashtagcommunists don't ask for hashtagstatelessness and banishment of hashtagReligion, I would love to be a hashtagcomrade. hashtagRedSalute Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism

दुनिया ही "Replace" हो गयी है (1 Sep 2018)

जब मैं छोटा था तो मैं "शर्मा जी" का लड़का था, मैं ही नही बगल वाले डॉक्टर अंकल , पंडित जी के लड़के थे। सीमा आंटी जो ब्यूटी पार्लर चलाती थी उनका नाम सीमा भी अभी कुछ साल पहले पता चला वरना वो हमेशा से बरेली वाले गुप्ता अंकल की बहू थीं। कहने का मतलब, हमारी पहचान हमारे माता- पिता से की जाती थी, भले ही उम्र कुछ भी हो जाये। अब मैं नोएडा के एक फ्लैट में रहने वाला एक HR हूँ। मेरे सामने वाले घर मे एक चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट रहता है। नीचे दूध लेने जाता हूँ तो Genpact वाले मार्केटिंग मैनेजर से रोज़ मुलाकात होती है। वो मेरा इकलौता दोस्त है आफिस के लोगों के अलावा। नाम उसका शायद दिनेश है या सुरेश अभी ढंग से याद नहीं आ रहा। अब ये हमारी पहचान है, हमारा "प्रोफेशन", इसके अलावा हम कुछ भी तो नहीं। हम बचपन मे गलती करते थे तो मोहल्ले का कोई भी चाचा, बुआ, ताऊ, दादा गाल पे चपत धर देता था, और मम्मी भी कहती थी " हाँ भाई साब सही किया आपने, बहुत बिगड़ रहा है" । आजकल खुद के बच्चों को हाथ लगाने की हिम्मत कहाँ हो पाती है जी। अब कौन जाने कौनसा दौर बेहतर है, पर हाँ लगता तो है की मानो समय न बदला हो, दुनिया ही "Replace" हो गयी है। Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Dichotomy of Good and Bad (12-August 2018 )

" hashtagIndians are idiots because of the climate of subcontinent", concluded hashtagEinstein .He had similar views for the People of hashtagJapan & hashtagChina. "Martyred soldiers were not forced to join Army" hashtagOmPuri screamed on a TV debate in anger to defend Workrights of Pakistani Artist in India. He meant , Soldiers join the army only for money. Ain't both of the individuals mentioned 'great' for us? The "Halo effect" is when one trait of a person or thing is used to make an overall judgement of that person. Do you wonder why one special 'below average' guy gets above average increment every year? We want to fit each and every individual into a framework of "Good" or "Bad". Now the issue is neither one always good nor always bad. Still, We close our eyes for the bad of good guys and the good of bad guys. Is it necessary? Perhaps yes. When we make our icons, we by default make them free from all the faults. Especially, icons who are dead. We want to be like them, so hiding the bad part of personality is needed. Do you know hashtagHitler implemented a lot of animal rights policies & he was a vegetarian himself? Anupam S Shlok hashtaganupamism

Socialist soul to the Capitalist world (14- August 2018)

#Independence Day?

We live in a divided #society or rather a clearly divided #world. One side belongs to the people who are articulating #ArtificialIntelligence#DarkMatter#Quantum#Singularity#PostModernism#GeoStrategy and on the other side we have people who just had dinner but they are not sure if they'll have Breakfast in the morning.

We are Proud of being the world's fastest Economy but 58 % of the population of #India is living on less than 200 Rupee per day. And 58% for us means 76 Crores.

This capitalist world has its own problems. It does not believe in giving Bread to Poor and Hungry rather it prefers spending funds to industrialize, use these hungry people as a tool of Production, which may lead to alleviation of Poverty someday. But this "someday" takes exploitation of generations and any unfortunate event delays the process.

Winston #Churchill Once Said "There are two places only where #socialism will work, in heaven where it is not needed and in hell where they already have it"

The same #Capitalist Churchill killed 4 million #Indians.

May this Independence day give "socialist soul to the capitalist world". Independence should mean freedom from Hunger and Poverty.

Anupam S Shlok

Friday, 10 August 2018

You are an Empty Space.(2-August 2018)

They say we are made of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Atoms, and every hashtagAtom has its own bit of hashtagconsciousness. Atoms you are made of exist here for billions of years, you came in parts along with exploding stars, you are at least some million years old. If the hashtagnucleus were the size of a peanut, the atom would be about the size of a baseball stadium. That means 99.9999999 % Atom is an empty space. Your friends, your office, your really big car, you yourself, and even everything in this incredible, vast universe - are almost entirely, 99.9999999% hashtagempty space. Rishi hashtagKanad ,concludes in Vaishesika Sutra , 600 BC  अनुसंयोगस्तवप्रतिस्शिदः! This sense of significance? Believe me, we are as significant for the universe as a water drop of rain is for Ocean. Your achievements or failures does not change anything anywhere. Career, Money, Investments....ain't we making fool of ourselves. It takes creation a few seconds to wipe out civilizations and all the Scientific, Economic advancements.  Are you here to spend all your Life to accumulate rectangular papers or increasing Zeros of your Bank Balance? Unfortunately, all these "Stuff" does not fill the hashtagemptiness within you.  Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Do you have a #dream ?(7-August -2018)

Without knowing your dream,I am sure that millions all over the world dream the same. Simple probability would tell you that most of us won't achieve what we want in life. Millions play hashtagcricket in this country. Even if they all are equally determined & equally Talented,most of them won't make it. First ODI was played in the year 1974, since,221 cricketers have played for India. 221 players in 44 years, on an average 5 players got debut every year. Census 2011 will tell you that 60 Boys out of every 1000 will not get married ever, thanks to pathetic hashtagSex-ratio.I am not counting those polygamy cases where 1 man is married to 2 or 3 women. 545 MPs and 4120 MLAs, believe me, they all dream of becoming PM one day. I am not counting daydreamers, & people who lose elections. Even if they all are equally motivated, talented, great policy makers, administrator & what not. Probability tells you that most of them would never become what they dream. We sacrifice our happiness for something which is probably not possible. This sense of incompleteness, sense of non-achievement is the greatest fraud we have been pushed into in the last century. Dreaming is not a bad thing, but expecting completion of every dream is foolishness. Anupam S Shlok hashtagAnupamism