L K Advani, the leader who once was biggest name, and symbol of BJP, has been sidelined by his own party, to cater to a leader, who according to BJP, will ensure victory in next election.
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
Out of hours working banned by German labor ministry
Germany's employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies, under new guidelines intended to prevent employees from burning out.
This news further says that as per new guidelines, employees should not be penalized for switching off their mobiles and not reading their mails/messages post office hours.
This was long overdue, and good that Germany has taken an official stand on this issue. I hope rest of the world notice and follow suite. I work in Application Support, and fully understand the risk of critical resources not available during any major incident. But I also appreciate the fact that we have an on-call rota system, which ensures that someone is available to manage such incidents during out of hours. We have the process in place, but still I have seen, and sometimes myself done, calling someone who is not on rota, but we are comfortable with that person. Or the person is much more knowledgeable or has worked on specific issue earlier. This is so common, that even the person getting calls in odd hours does not mind much, and tries to help resolve the issue in hand. This is happening in all organizations. But this is not just on-call rota, or production incident. We are so used to have people working or available round the clock, we just forgot the actual “office hours” and find it convenient to call someone at any given time. Why have we started bypassing a perfectly working process and no one raised any eyebrows? Was it a culture change? Was it the requirement of modern business? Lets examine to see how it all started.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Desperate times need desperate measures, we need to lock away so called juvenile rapists and killers. He raped her, tortured her, killed her, and he will get away with it due to his age? Such underage monsters should be taken as mentally unstable and unfit for society. This will ensure they will never be able to walk free on road. If we need to bend some rules, let’s do that for the sake of our women and daughters!