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

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

World War 3 ?

Somewhere I had read :

" I do not know how the third World War will get fought but I am sure , the fourth world war will be fought with stones "

Obvious reference was to the Nuclear Weapons which , if employed in World War 3 , would totally destroy the civilization as known to us and leave behind a heap of stones and rocks , on the surface of the Earth

However , over the past few months , and especially over the past 3 days , there have been Cyber Attacks on computer networks , all over the World , paralyzing transport , banks , industrial establishments and global businesses

It seems that the 3rd World War , after all may not get fought with Nuclear Weapons !

It could well get fought with INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY , as envisaged in my following 1989 report to L&T Management :



in whose introduction , I wrote :


January 5, 1989

Mr. S.R.Subramaniam 


20th Century saw two world-wars between super-powers. The aim of both was territorial expansion. 21st Century will witness similar war of global dimensions -but with difference

It will be :

-  war of expansion of economic -territory involving nations, large and small,
-  fought by mega-corporations

-  employing world-wide network of space-age technologiesalliances/resources/markets. 
-  unrestrained by national boundaries

-  without an end


It will be business-war in which the unprepared will be wiped-out and even those who have made definite survival-plans will find going tough.

am happy to enclose report which goes beyond survival. 

For many thousand L&T-ites, it will offer hope for growth in the 21st Century. 

I suggest that the Corporate Management sets aside one full day during the forthcoming Strategic-Plan Meetings, to debate this report and take necessary decisions.

With kind regards,



CC : Mr. N.M.Desai


29  June  2017

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