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

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Lessons from History ?

Courtesan of King Canute tried to flatter him by saying :

" Sire !  Tide will stop rolling in , if only you order it to do so "

King Canute was a wise man and knew that laws of Nature cannot be countered , even by a King

To drive home this point , he sat on a chair on the sea-shore and ordered the tide to stop

Sure enough , tide chose to ignore his wishes and wet his feet  ! Courtesan hid their faces  !

Some people in India are refusing to learn their lesson from what is happening all around the World as far as E - Commerce is concerned

They are asking the King ( fill in the name ! ) , to stop E Commerce in:

*    Multi-Brand Retail

*    Local Kirana shops

*    Medicines ( E Pharmacies )

*    Transport  (  Uber / Ola / Car Pooling / Aggregation )

*    Buyer / Seller online platforms for a multitude of services

*    Anything where current vested interests feel threatened

Not realizing that the following powerful forces ( working for E Commerce ) , are unstoppable :

*   13 million Retailers of the country ( includes Kirana shops ) want to sell " More and Farther "

     They want to be able to sell beyond 1 Km of their physical location ( their current limitation )

    Only way they can compete with their " Neighboring  Store ", is to sell " On line "

    Since most cannot afford to set up their own web sites , they will join Amazon / Snapdeal / Flipkart etc

*   Already some 100  companies have launched Mobile Wallets . Before long , every bank / ISP / MSP / NBFC / Trade Association / Hotel Chain / FMCG manufacturers etc , will launch its own Wallets

*   Soon traffic in cities will become so bad that it will render " Outdoor Shopping " impossible . People will prefer to shop everything on-line

*   Internet broadband will reach every nook and corner of India , making E Com web sites accessible to millions of rural people

*  By 2020 , every Indian will have a Smart Phone connected to internet 24*7

*  And by 2020 , at least some refrigerators will start replenishing on their own, by
   placing orders on most competitive online E Com web sites !

Internet of Things ( IoT )

*  Around the same time , Google / Amazon / eBay etc will start their own " Drone
    based " deliveries in 2 hours  !

*  Not to be outdone , many online E Com platforms ( web sites ) will come forward
    and install in your kitchen , a 3D printer , through which , they will deliver any
    product that your refrigerator wants replenished  !

*   Holograms will enable you to try out in the comfort of your homes , any item of
     personal wear !  So , why trudge to a physical store ?

Hiding your head in the sand is no way to avoid the incoming storm  !

Writing is on the Wall  !  Those who refuse to swim with the current are bound to sink  !

I am no Nostradamus but you may still want to look up my forecasts on,

www.hemenparekh.in / Blogs

hemen  parekh

08  Jan  2016

Make    Yourself    Heard

Dear Visitor :

It is time for YOU to speak up - and demand that YOU are heard

By emailing this suggestion - incorporating your OWN improvements - to the following Policy Makers

(  Just multiple copy all the following Email IDs into the Recipient column of your Outlook and Copy / paste this suggestion in the Message Box ) :

    narendramodi1234@gmail.com; 38ashokroad@gmail.com;ajaitley@del5.vsnl.net.in; jayant.sinha19@sansad.nic.in;piyush.goyal@gov.in;nitin.gadkari@nic.in; spprabhu1@rediffmail.com;bandaru@sansad.nic.in;smritizirani@nic.in;nsitharaman@nic.in; ravis@sansad.nic.in;sureshprabhu@irctc.co.in;prakash.j@sansad.nic.in;secy-ipp@nic.in; amitabh.kant@nic.in; shaktikanta.das@nic.in; rsecy@nic.in; adhia1981@gmail.com; ceo-niti@nic.in; atul-chaturvedi@nic.in; uma.bharati@sansad.nic.in; d.pradhan@sansad.nic.in; rprudy.office@gmail.com; rudypr@rediffmail.com; eam@mea.gov.in; mosvks@mea.gov.in; mvnaidu@sansad.nic.in; mnaqvi@sansad.nic.in; rao.inderjit@sansad.nic.in; mljoffice@gov.in; sadananda.gowda@sansad.nic.in; ministerminority@gov.in; najmah@sansad.nic.in; minister-ca@nic.in; ramvilas.paswan@sansad.nic.in; gandhim@sansad.nic.in; akumar-alpha@sansad.nic.in; jpnadda@sansad.nic.in; hm.moca@nic.in; geete@sansad.nic.in; simratbadal@yahoo.com; ns.tomar@nic.in; rmsingh@sansad.nic.in; tc.gehlot@sansad.nic.in; dr.harshvardhan@sansad.nic.in