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

Monday, 25 May 2015

Digital Locker Project


Digital    Locker    Project

Dear Shri Ravishankar Prasadji :

Business Standard ( 23 May 2015 ) writes about an initiative of Department of Electronics and Information Technology , to create " Digital Lockers "for Indian Citizens , where they can store their important documents on internet

This crowd-sourcing project is supposed to work as follows :

*   Citizens scan their documents on a scanner and then upload those
     images in personal Digital Locker ( User ID / Secure Password ? )

*   Special S/W will break-up each document image into hundreds of mini
     images ( of a few characters each )

*   Each mini-image will be SMSed to 2 persons ( having Smart phones ? ),
     who will type out the characters in TEXT (  WORD format ?  )

*   These typed TEXTs will get uploaded into document-owner's Digital
     Locker

*   If both these " typed texts " match perfectly ( like CAPTCHA ), it will
     replace that mini-image in the document

Apparently , the idea is to crowd-source the Smart Phones / human resources of millions of Indian Citizens - much like the 30 year old SETI project

But before taking a final decision to go ahead , I feel following questions need to be answered :

*  How much will it cost to develop / deploy the required software ?

*  Let us assume that there are only 10 documents per citizen ( on an
    average ) , taking the total to 12.5 BILLION documents to be scanned

    If each document-image has to be broken-up ( again , on an average ),
    into just 10 mini-images , that would mean 125 BILLION mini-images !

*  Now , if each mini-image has to be sent to 2 smart-phones , that
    would require , 250 BILLION smart phones  !

    Now , of course , there are no more than 250 million smart phones
    That would require Govt to send to each smart phone owner , 1,000
    mini-images  !

    And let us assume that each mini-image contains , just 10 characters,
    ( most likely , it will contain 50 characters )

    That would require each smart phone owner to type out 10,000
    characters  !

*  Why would ordinary Indian smart phone owner take time and trouble to
    type out 10,000 CAPTCHA-like characters ?

*  How will you motivate them ?  By paying  ?  How much  ?  Total cost ?

*  How many years will it take to implement entire project  ?

*  Do our 1.25  Billion ( document-owning ) citizens have easy access to
    scanners ( to scan their own documents ) and to broadband ( to upload
    into personal Digital Locker )  ?

*  On the other hand , is it not far easier for these citizens to use the built-in camera of their
    smart phones to take photos ( essentially , " images " ) of their documents and directly
    upload to their Digital Lockers  ?  After all , with built-in mega-pixel camera , every smart
    phone has become  a " Personal Scanner "  !

*   Why not take help from Global Software Companies to automatically
     convert those scanned document images into WORD texts , using OCR
     technology ?

     Latest OCR soft ware have better than 95 % accuracy

     Then let the document-owner access OCRed documents in his personal
     Digital Locker and EDIT the documents thru his mobile / PC / Tablet  ?

     Let the onus for accuracy be with the document owner

     I am sure , you are aware of the GOOGLE-BOOK project , under which ,
     Google has scanned and OCRed and converted to text , billions of pages !

*   Or , why not get Indian Software Giants to develop a Mobile App ( to
     be called , DigiDoc  ?  ) to enable a document-owner to simply read 
     out aloud , each of his document , into the smart phone , to convert it
     into a TEXT , using " Speech-to-Text " technology ?

    Let the document be in any official Indian Language

    And ask the Software Company to make the " Speech-to-Text " software ,
   " Self Learning " as millions of document owners " correct " online thru   
    " Editing " , all those words , mis-spelled by the software  !
    
    I believe , the " Bye-Product " of this " Self Learning " software could well
    re-define concepts such as >  E Governance  > National Integration  !

  

     The document owner will speak out , his :

    >    Digital Locker Number
    >    Aadhar Card Number
    >    User ID
    >    Password
    >    Document Name
    >    Meta-tags / Keywords

   When Mobile App acknowledges these details and connects him with his Digital Locker , he will be prompted to " read out " his document
Later on , he will be enabled to " View " his document online and EDIT it , wherever " Speech-to-Text " software has made any mistakes

Dear Ravishankarji ,

I urge you to evaluate the alternatives suggested by me , before taking a final decision

with  regards,

hemen  parekh

Mumbai


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

  
  


Welcome


Dear Sharad


Just learned from Nirmit that you are retiring and will move back to Mumbai on 1st July

Welcome  back !

And as you said , no question of retiring !

We will catch-up on your return

In the meantime , take a look at my current pre-occupation , viz:

www.B2BmessageBlaster.com   (  B2B  )


with regards,

hcp


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

www.hemenparekh.in  >  Letters to L&T Employees


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Digital Locker Project



Dear Shri Ravishankar Prasadji :


Business Standard ( 23 May 2015 ) writes about an initiative of Department of Electronics and Information Technology , to create " Digital Lockers "for Indian Citizens , where they can store their important documents on internet

This crowd-sourcing project is supposed to work as follows :

*   Citizens scan their documents on a scanner and then upload those
     images in personal Digital Locker ( User ID / Secure Password ? )

*   Special S/W will break-up each document image into hundreds of mini
     images ( of a few characters each )

*   Each mini-image will be SMSed to 2 persons ( having Smart phones ? ),
     who will type out the characters in TEXT (  WORD format ?  )

*   These typed TEXTs will get uploaded into document-owner's Digital
     Locker

*   If both these " typed texts " match perfectly ( like CAPTCHA ), it will
     replace that mini-image in the document

Apparently , the idea is to crowd-source the Smart Phones / human resources of millions of Indian Citizens - much like the 30 year old SETI project

But before taking a final decision to go ahead , I feel following questions need to be answered :

*  How much will it cost to develop / deploy the required software ?

*  Let us assume that there are only 10 documents per citizen ( on an
    average ) , taking the total to 12.5 BILLION documents to be scanned

    If each document-image has to be broken-up ( again , on an average ),
    into just 10 mini-images , that would mean 125 BILLION mini-images !

*  Now , if each mini-image has to be sent to 2 smart-phones , that
    would require , 250 BILLION smart phones  !

    Now , of course , there are no more than 250 million smart phones
    That would require Govt to send to each smart phone owner , 1,000
    mini-images  !

    And let us assume that each mini-image contains , just 10 characters,
    ( most likely , it will contain 50 characters )

    That would require each smart phone owner to type out 10,000
    characters  !

*  Why would ordinary Indian smart phone owner take time and trouble to
    type out 10,000 CAPTCHA-like characters ?

*  How will you motivate them ?  By paying  ?  How much  ?  Total cost ?

*  How many years will it take to implement entire project  ?

*  Do our 1.25  Billion ( document-owning ) citizens have easy access to
    scanners ( to scan their own documents ) and equally easy access to broadband ( to upload
    into personal Digital Locker )  ?


*  On the other hand , is it not far easier for these citizens to use the built-in camera of their
    smart phones to take photos ( essentially , " images " ) of their documents and directly
    upload to their Digital Lockers  ?  After all , with built-in mega-pixel camera , every smart
    phone has become  a " Personal Scanner "  !


*   Why not take help from Global Software Companies to automatically
     convert those scanned document images into WORD texts , using OCR
     technology ?

     Latest OCR soft ware have better than 95 % accuracy

     Then let the document-owner access OCRed documents in his personal
     Digital Locker and EDIT the documents thru his mobile / PC / Tablet  ?

     Let the onus for accuracy be with the document owner

     I am sure , you are aware of the GOOGLE-BOOK project , under which ,
     Google has scanned and OCRed and converted to text , billions of pages !

*   Or , why not get Indian Software Giants to develop a Mobile App ( to
     be called , DigiDoc  ?  ) to enable a document-owner to simply read  
     out aloud , each of his document , into the smart phone , to convert it
     into a TEXT , using " Speech-to-Text " technology ?

    Let the document be in any official Indian Language

    And ask the Software Company to make the " Speech-to-Text " software ,
   " Self Learning " as millions of document owners " correct " online thru    
    " Editing " , all those words , mis-spelled by the software  !
   
    I believe , the " Bye-Product " of this " Self Learning " software could well
    re-define concepts such as >  E Governance  > National Integration  !

  

     The document owner will speak out , his :

    >    Digital Locker Number
    >    Aadhar Card Number
    >    User ID
    >    Password
    >    Document Name
    >    Metatags / Keywords

   When Mobile App acknowledges these details and connects him with his Digital Locker , he will be prompted to " read out " his document
Later on , he will be enabled to " View " his document online and EDIT it , wherever " Speech-to-Text " software has made any mistakes

Dear Ravi Shankarji ,

I urge you to evaluate the alternatives suggested by me , before taking a final decision

with  regards,

hemen  parekh

hcp@RecruitGuru.com

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

Mumbai

www.hemenparekh.in  

24  May  2015

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Hindi - Chini Bahen Bahen !


Hindi  -  Chini   Bahen   Bahen   !

Dear  Indian  CEO  :

There was a time when they used to say ,  "  Hindi  Chini  Bhai  Bhai "

Last week , Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Xi JinPing were singing ,

"  Hindi  Chini  Bahen  Bahen  "

Between them , they have made  SISTERS  out of :

>    Hyderabad     and     Quingdao
>    Chennai         and     Chongquing
>    Aurangabad   and      Dunhuang
>    Karnataka      and      Sichuan

They also said :

"  Let these Sisters talk to each other directly
   Let Companies in Sister Cities / States , bypass respective State / Central
   Governments in their countries , to initiate business - courtships
   Let them get ' Engaged to be Married ', without seeking permission from
   parents  "

Now , if yours is a Company in Hyderabad / Chennai / Aurangabad / Karnataka , you will ask :

"  How can I send across my Love-Letter to those Chinese Companies ? "

No problem  !

Just send your proposal through ,

45 Chinese Chambers of Commerce , located in 21 Chinese cities !

Request the Chamber President to forward your Message to all of their Member Firms .  They will be most happy to do so

Many years back , Edmund Burke wrote :

 " There never lighted on this orb a more delightful vision than that of Marie Antoinette " 

For Online Messaging, on the entire web, you will find such delight, only at


with regards ,

hemen   parekh
Mumbai ( 0 - 98,67,55,08,08  )


PS :

Just  Register to enable those Chinese Companies to send their " We want to buy from You " messages to you from,



Monday, 18 May 2015

By-passing India / China Governments ?



Dear Indian and Chinese Executives :



What was the most important achievement of Indian PM , Shri Narendra Modi's recent visit to China  ?


Deals worth $ 22 Billion  ?   Wrong  !


Times of India ( 16 May 2015 ) described this achievement as follows :


"   As a result of the agreements , for the first time , state and municipal leaders in India will be able to strike deals with their counterparts in China , without having to go through the Central governments of the two countries .


Besides, Indian States and Cities are pairing themselves to learn from each other and develop business partnerships under the Sister Cities and Sister Province programme  "


This will enable , partnerships between ,


>     9873 Companies in     Hyderabad with Companies in   Quingdao

18,498 Companies in     Chennai  with companies in       Chongquing

>       808 Companies in     Aurangabad with companies in  Dunhuang

30,000 + Companies in  Karnataka with companies in     Sichuan


Q :

How can Indian Companies send across their " Let us work together " messages to Chinese Companies ?

A :

Send their " We are interested " messages to 45 Chinese Chambers of Commerce ( in 21 Chinese cities ) , from :




These Chinese Chambers of Commerce will be too happy to forward these messages to their Member - Firms

Q :

How can Chinese Companies send their Interest Messages to Indian Companies ?

A :

Send their Message through :




With just  ONE CLICK of the mouse to send their Messages to ALL the companies , in any Indian City  !


B2B  is helping to bring about PM Shri Narendra Modi's dream of ,


Minimum  Government , Maximum Governance  "


Call this , "  Winds  of   Change  "



with regards ,

hemen  parekh

Mumbai , India
hcp@RecruitGuru.com
(M) 0-98,67,55,08,08

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Don't Ask - Don't Tell

Will    Someone    Explain  ?


Media is full of stories of $ 22 Billion worth " deals " signed between the Indian and the Chinese Companies , last week


What remains unanswered is :


>    How much of this amount is for actual " Investment " to set-up factories 

       in India , thereby generating ( how many ) jobs and raising ( how much ) 

       exports  ?


>    And , how much of this amount is loans from the Chinese Banks to Indian

       Importers , to buy ( only ) Chinese goods , thereby keeping the Chinese

       factories humming and protecting Chinese jobs  ?


       I suspect this could be a substantial figure  !



>    Will these deals help reduce our negative trade balance ( with China ) ,

      which is currently around $ 45 Billion ( $ 56 B - $ 11 B )  ? By how much ?


>    Over what period will these " investments " get spread out  ?  5 to 10 yrs ?


>    Will any of these investments lead to local manufacture of goods which 

      India currently imports from China  ?


I am sure there must be other questions too in respect of $ 22 billion 


I hope such deals do not become a case of ,


"  Don't  Ask  -  Don't  Tell  "




with  regards ,

hemen  parekh

18  May  2015 

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Poll-Results are Out

Poll-Results  are  Out


Almost one year back , I wrote the following blog, listing my own predictions for NDA Government's likely achievements, after 3 years in power

To be fair , only ONE year  has elapsed !

I am sure tempo of reforms will pick up in the days and months to come, - and prove me wrong !

hemen  parekh

hcp@RecruitGuru.com

16  May  2015

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 What  Are   the  Chances  ?


Over the past few weeks , we saw many surveys re: which political party will win how many Lok Sabha seats


These included , Times Now-ORG / CNN-IBN-CSDS / Headlines Today - Cicero / ABP News-Nielsen / News 24 - Today's Chanakya / Cvoter - India TV etc


Although , " Today's Chanakya " came closest to predicting the number of seats that NDA might win , others too were fairly accurate


Using statistical techniques , they computed the Chance ( Probability ) for each party , based on asking a few thousands voters ( sample ) , their preferences


Now is the time to survey the voters , once again , as to what do they believe , when it comes to BJP fulfilling its poll promises


For each item ( of BJP's poll manifesto ) , what is the perceived chance ( probability ) that the BJP Government will fulfill / deliver on its promises ? Will it be 10 % - 50 % - 100 %  ?


The outcome will determine BJP's credibility among voters , vis-a-vis , its poll promises


It may be even an eye-opener for BJP  !


If conducted and results published by end June 2014 , such a survey might even become a " Self Fulfilling Prophesy "  !


If it turns out less-than-flattering , BJP will work twice as hard to prove the pollsters wrong  !


Here are the " Chances " which I attach to fulfillment of each of BJP's following poll promises , by the end of 3rd year :


*  Ensure minimization of Black Money and setting up of a Task
    Force  ......... ( 50 % )


*  Special Courts to stop hoarding and black-marketing. ( 100 %)


*  Set-up a Price-Stabilization Fund.......( 100 % )


*  Develop labour-intensive Manufacturing ...  (  10 %  )


*  Empowering youth for Self-Employment...  ( 25 % )


*  Transforming Employment Exchanges to Career Centers(10% )


*  Eliminating corruption thru E-Governance... ( 10 % )


*  Rationalization / Simplification of Tax-regime.. ( 20 % )


*  Insulate intelligence agencies from political intervention and
    interference..... ( 10 % )


*  Strengthening physical infrastructure with expediting work on
    freight and Industrial Corridors..... ( 15 % )


*  Setting up Gas-Grids and National Optical Fiber Network up to
    the village level.......  (  30 %  )


*  Quadrilateral project for Bullet Trains..... (  5  %  )


*  Establishment of National E - Library.....  (  40  %  )


*  Implementation of National Education Policy .. ( 50 % )


*  Evolving further the PPP model to PPPP model .. ( 50 % )


*  Building 100 Mega-Cities................  (  0  %  )




Did I miss out any  ?


Parallel with whatever the Pollsters may - or may not - do , it would be worthwhile for BJP Tech-Team , to come out with a mobile App ( to be named , " RUN - Rate Us Now " ? ), to find out what voters feel , on a 5 star scale


Or , an App that would let the voters prioritize among various promises



*  hemen  parekh  (  19 May 2014 / Mumbai  )

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