Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Threat or an Opportunity ?



Unemployment in 17 countries of Euro Zone is climbing steadily over the years


Before the financial crisis of 2008 , it was 7.5 %


In April 2014 , it reached 12.2 % , with 19.38 million unemployed ( out of a population of about 330 million )


By Dec 2014 , it is expected to reach 20 million


Country-wise figures are as follows :



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Country                    % age Unemployed 
               Youth % ( 16-25 Years )
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 Greece  ................   
27...........................................   62.5

 Spain   ..................  26.8.......................................    56.4

Portugal  ................  17.8  ......................................   42.5

Italy  ...................... 12  .........................................   40.5

Netherland ..............  6.5  ......................................    10.6

Austria  ................... 4.9  ........................................   8.0

Germany  .............    5.4  .........................................  7.5


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What does this mean to India  ?


*   If their own economies do not expand fast enough ( highly unlikely , in short term ) , to absorb their own jobless citizens , would these countries try to aggressively " export " their goods and services to developing countries like India  ?

That might affect our own employment  !


*    Should India open up its market to these countries ( FDI etc ) , in return for their agreeing  to liberal / unrestricted, import of Indian goods and services ?



Considering that NaMo is ,


*  an OPTIMIST ( remember , " glass half full with water and half full with air " ? ),

*  an astute Gujju businessman ,


I am sure , he will find means to exploit this situation to India's advantage  !


*   hemen  parekh  (  29  June  2014  /  Mumbai  )

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Friday, 20 June 2014

To Err is Human

To err is human

To forgive is divine ( provided it was a honest error )

All of us keep making errors , all the time

But rarely same " mistake " twice

Often , decisions taken at a point of time , turn out to be " poor " , with passage of time

Reasons are simple :

*  We never have all the information - relevant to the problem we are trying to solve - available with us , at the time of taking a decision

*  Even when most of such relevant info is available , we may not have the capacity / competence to " process " such info

*  As humans , we have our biases / prejudices , based on our previous experiences , which influence our decisions

*  Quite often , and often against our own better evaluation / judgement of a given situation , we are wrongly influenced by our peers / bosses / subordinates or even voters - all of whom have different expectations / vested interests !

*  Additional - and more relevant - information surfaces , AFTER we have taken a decision ( happens all the time  !  )

To encourage Babus and Ministers to take FAST decisions , Narendra Modi must insist that they carefully " Record " on the files :

* What info / data he wished was available for a better decision

* What different " views / opinions " were presented to him for consideration

* What " Data / Views " he would have obtained if he had more time

* Who all , the decision might offend

* What is the likely " Cost " of postponing that decision

And finally a declaration "

* This decision is not likely to benefit any of my near relatives / friends , directly or immediately

After all of this , if the decision appears to be " Wrong " in hindsight , it must be " forgiven " and treated as an honest error

To err is human  !


*  hemen  parekh  (  21 June  2014  /  Mumbai  )

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Paranoid About PA / PS

Why is Narendra Modi so paranoid about getting rid of the PA ( Personal Assistant ) and PS ( Personal Secretary ) , who served the Ministers in the ousted UPA-2 government  ?

Simple because ,

*  they were privy to all the scam-related decisions taken by their bosses

*  they know where those " lost " files are hiding

*  they know the identities of all the " middlemen "

*  they know who were the " beneficiaries " 


And , if they were not a direct party to those decisions or indirect beneficiaries , at the least , they failed to protest to their bosses

They failed to blow the whistle  !


Now , Modi is committed to starting a thorough investigation into all that murky hanky panky that happened during UPA-2 regime


And Modi knows that , if those very same PA / PS are still around , nothing worthwhile will ever come out !


They will stone-wall the investigations and hide the truth !


It will be a futile exercise !


Only fresh PA / PS , with nothing to fear , can cooperate in unearthing the truth


This is certainly a matter to be paranoid about  !


*  hemen  parekh  (  21  June  2014  /  Mumbai  )

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Link

How Can This Help Us ?






Shuklendu  /  Nitin,


Can these tools help us on B2B  /  hemenparekh.in  ?


hcp

Smriti Irani


Is   Smriti   Irani   listening   ?


Apparently , no one ( or very few ) want to get into teaching

This is obvious from the number of faculty vacancies in AICTE approved institutions , as shown below :



Faculty…………………………………… Teachers Required…….  % age Vacancy



  • Applied Arts & Crafts……………………….  2,678…………………….. 56

  • Architecture and Town Planning………11,762…………………….. 51

  • Engineering & Technology……………..5,29,543……………………..28

  • Hotel Mgmt & Catering………………………..3245……………………… 43

  • Management……………………………………….61,610……………………..27

  • MCA…………………………………………………..  26,714……………………. 15

  • Pharmacy…………………………………………….31,421……………………. 20




Why such a poor state of affairs  ?


According to leading Educationists , some of the reasons are  :


  • Poor salaries in teaching profession

  • Stringent Quality Norms

  • Archaic Service Conditions

  • Little scope to earn thru consultancy

  • Very little Industry-Interaction / Internship

  • Poor Research facilities



Even as Smriti starts up a dialogue among the Stakeholders ( Students / Teachers / Educationists / Administrators etc ) ,in respect of formulation of a NEW EDUCATION POLICY ,  she would do well to frame an ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE ( Yes / No : True / False : Multiple Choice ) and upload it on her Web site for people to participate in thousands


What is wrong with our current state of Education and what needs to be done to fix it , can only emerge from such a REFERUNDUM



*   hemen  parekh  ( 18 June 2014 / Mumbai )

RE: Thank You!!


Dear Mr Gadkari,



For whatever it is worth , attached is my " Out of the Box " thinking as far as the


 *  TAX - REFORMS

 *  DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE

*  RAISING FINANCING

*  PUBLIC - PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

*  ELIMINATING BLACK MONEY


 etc is concerned


One thing is certain :

If our " Democratic Processes and Institutions " , have to compete with China's " Dictatorial Fiats " , then mere " Hoping - against - hope " just won't work  !

People going to bed on a footpath on an empty stomach have no respect for " Ideological Niceties "  !

It is a wonder why , so far , they have refrained from walking in and occupying , my - and your - bedroom !

I don't expect a reply but would be happy to know if you found time to read !



with regards,


Andheri , Mumbai

(M) 0-98,67,55,08,08

PS :

We need many more decisions such as the one you took yesterday in respect of e-ricksha

Congrats  !





From: nitingad@server78.hostrs.com [mailto:nitingad@server78.hostrs.com] On Behalf Of email@nitingadkari.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:16 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Thank You!!

Thankyou for visiting our website.

$ 29 BILLION IN ONE MONTH ?


Dear Chamber President


Why did India receive FDI ( Foreign Direct Investment ) of  $ 29 BILLION  in the month of March 2014  ?
It is not difficult to understand when you look at the % age change in Stock Exchange Indices , in the tabulation below :

(  Source :  Bloomberg  )

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Country                     Percentage Change ( Year to Date )
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India..................................... 18.33

Turkey....................................16.10

Indonesia................................15.47

Philippines.............................. 14.99

Italy....................................... 14.79

Thailand.................................. 11.89

Spain.......................................  8.85

South Africa............................... 8.54

New Zealand...............................8.19

Taiwan...................................... 6.00

Switzerland...............................  5.53

France....................................... 5.35

Sweden...................................   4.56

Singapore................................   4.01

Germany..................................  3.84

Netherland................................  2.08

Australia...................................  1.50

UK..............................................1.05

Brazil..........................................0.63

Malaysia.............................. (-)   0.19

Hong Kong..........................  (-)   0.58

South Korea..........................(-)   0.79

China.................................. (-)   2.70

Japan...................................(-)   7.44

Russia..................................(-)   7.75

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If your Member Firms , wish to ,

*  Take Equity Position

*  Sell products / services

*  Enter into Joint Ventures

*  Provide technology


then let them announce their  intentions  to 2,27,000 + Indian Companies ( in 52 Industry Sectors ) , by  registering  on ,


You can help them become a partner in India's Prosperity by forwarding this email to your Member Firms

[  B2B  ]  is their Gateway to World's  " DESTINATION  NUMBER ONE  "  ! 


with regards ,



( click to view profile )





RE: about your blog post on therodinhoods


Dear Asha,


Thank you for your guidance

With help of a couple of office colleagues , I will certainly try this

We are in the process of migrating our E-Mail service from NetMagic to Google , and in the process , I had " lost " your mail  !

Can you believe , this morning , I spent one hour learning how to use Facebook , from my colleague , Sanjivani  !

But then , there is so much to learn

regards,

hemen

From: Asha Chaudhry [mailto:asha@rodinhood.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:58 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: about your blog post on therodinhoods

dear mr parekh,

i realise you are super new to trhs - so allow me to guide you a bit on how members feature their ventures to seek feedback.

we have a showcase! section for this purpose (in DISCUSSIONS) - you need to add a discussion here.

also, i would request you to browse through how other startups feature themselves. in my experience, one-liners don't get much of a response.

you'll need to intro yourself (do mention you are the oldest & wisest member!!! - people will be very impressed!), give a backgrounder about how you started your biz, mention that this is a new website and that you are seeking feedback on it.

you will need to add one image (not attach it) to your post - your logo will be fine. this will become your unique thumbnail.

HOW TO ADD AN IMAGE
- go to OPTIONS - click on EDIT POST 
there is an ADD (just below your DISCUSSION TITLE line) - click on IMAGE and add your visual
simple!
i'm removing this from the blog awaiting approvals and looking fwd to your post in DISCUSSIONS. i will be happy to promote it as well. just kindly add all the details as per my suggestions.


Stop Advertising , Start Marketing

·         Posted by Hemen Parekh on June 7, 2014 at 4:48pm
·         Send Message   View Blog
Dear Friends
That is the slogan for my newly launched web site ,
I invite members to visit and give suggestions re improvement
regards
hemen  parekh
Andheri , Mumbai

--
warm regards.

asha chaudhry
editor
TheRodinhoods.com


New section on hemenparekh


Sanjivani / Kailas

attached find a image of my family tree

Can you pl create a new section on hemenparekh.in , called FAMILY TREE and upload this  ?

hcp

New Features


Nitin,



I refer to our telecon this morning , when you mentioned that Satish has completed one more statistical tabulation in B2B ADMIN page

As far as ADMIN page is concerned , there are , no doubt , quite a few additional tabulations to be compiled

But , as I said , these can wait till traffic ( - especially , REGISTRATIONS ) build up

Nearly 4 weeks since launch and we got only ONE registration - that too , without PAYMENT  !

Therefore , I suggest that you focus on ,


>   Individual Selection Check Boxes for each Company / Chamber etc


> " Broadcast / Promotion " pages  ( sent yesterday )


I believe , these would be of immediate benefit / attraction to the visitors

Pl let me have target dates for both

hcp

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Is Smriti Irani listening ?




Apparently , no one ( or very few ) want to get into teaching


This is obvious from the number of faculty vacancies in AICTE approved institutions , as shown below :




Faculty…………………………………… Teachers Required…….  % age Vacancy



  • Applied Arts & Crafts……………………….  2,678…………………….. 56

  • Architecture and Town Planning………11,762…………………….. 51

  • Engineering & Technology……………..5,29,543……………………..28

  • Hotel Mgmt & Catering………………………..3245……………………… 43

  • Management……………………………………….61,610……………………..27

  • MCA…………………………………………………..  26,714……………………. 15

  • Pharmacy…………………………………………….31,421……………………. 20




Why such a poor state of affairs  ?


According to leading Educationists , some of the reasons are  :


  • Poor salaries in teaching profession

  • Stringent Quality Norms

  • Archaic Service Conditions

  • Little scope to earn thru consultancy

  • Very little Industry-Interaction / Internship

  • Poor Research facilities



Even as Smriti starts up a dialogue among the Stakeholders ( Students / Teachers / Educationists / Administrators etc ) ,in respect of formulation of a NEW EDUCATION POLICY ,  she would do well to frame an ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE ( Yes / No : True / False : Multiple Choice ) and upload it on her Web site for people to participate in thousands


What is wrong with our current state of Education and what needs to be done to fix it , can only emerge from such a REFERUNDUM



*   hemen  parekh  ( 18 June 2014 / Mumbai )

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Make    Yourself    Heard

Dear Visitor :

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FW: Global study ranks India third fattest country IN THE WORLD Study ranks India just behind US and China


Kailas

Pl remove from Junk/Spam , any email coming from J M Sheth


Also , pl remove many old / useless folders from my mail box , as discussed
3 days back

hcp

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-----Original Message-----
From: J M Sheth [mailto:jmsheth1939@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 4:30 PM
To: J M Sheth
Subject: Global study ranks India third fattest country IN THE WORLD Study ranks India just behind US and China



Global study ranks India third fattest country IN THE WORLD

Study ranks India just behind US and China


The US topped the list with 13 per cent of the obese people worldwide in
2013, while China and India together accounted for 15 per cent of the
world's obese population, with 46million and 30million obese people,


With lifestyle disorders forcing more and more people to reel under excess
body weight, even relatively younger people are developing joint disorders


Excessive weight is associated with a series of health problems, including
blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments.

Yet another problem is that obesity puts people at an increased risk of
developing osteoarthritis.

Development? Indians have started relying on processed foods that contain
trans-fat, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients
have started relying on processed foods that contain trans-fat, sugar and
other unhealthy ingredients

Health: In 2010, overweight and obesity were estimated to cause 3.4million
deaths, 3.9 per cent of years of life lost, and 3.8 per cent of
disability-adjusted life-years worldwide, the Lancet study said


Health: In 2010, overweight and obesity were estimated to cause 3.4million
deaths, 3.9 per cent of years of life lost, and 3.8 per cent of
disability-adjusted life-years worldwide, the Lancet study said


Full article in the link below.


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