What if !!??

Yesterday night I was just surfing to the channels, and got stuck up with Sony Pix, who were showing some movie showing the pain Jews were forced to suffer under the great Nazi leader, Hitler. The movie was taken in such a way that we can feel the entire pain and terror the Jews had suffered at that era, just by seeing that.

Suddenly a spark of thought got ignited inside my mind and it almost froze the entire world around me. What if another world war, a third one, break out at this point of time. Already the recession had made the entire world’s life so miserable and one war above that, that too a world war, how will the world withstand that. My thoughts then took a diversion and started to think selfish. For the time being, leave the entire world, think about you, Anoop.

If a world war of such broke out at this point of time, obviously almost all IT companies will shut down. And eventually I will become jobless. I was wondering how people would have survived the previous two world wars. Anyway at both that times, British was ruling India and obviously India was not that much target for anyone. India was not in even among the names of top nations. But now after more than sixty years, the entire scenario is changed. India evolved as a key nation and thereby becoming one of the main targets. There may be very less jobs available which can earn you a living. I was thinking about what will I do if I was forced to face such a situation. The only thing I know other than coding is driving and I don’t think I can earn a living through that.

And above all, the most important thing is that we should be alive. When all countries are fighting each other to dominate one over another, who will care for the security of their fellow citizens. But I hope, this kind of scenario wont rise soon. Hopefully, the countries won’t be starting such an evil thing soon. But who knows, a new Hitler may be in the making!!???

Even the entire thought was a wild fantasy, I can feel that it was becoming serious. Whatever it is, whether it is world war or layoff, I may need to face such a situation. I will be standing at a junction thinking desperately what to do? That will be the point when I will be cursing myself to chose engineering as my career.

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Recession Everywhere!!!

Its after some 6-7 years the word ‘Recession’ is hitting the headlines nowadays. Everyday people are getting more and more worried seeing the words recession, economic slow down, global crisis, cost cutting, job cutting in newspapers, web sites and in TV channels. Big and large economic powers like Lehman Brothers collapsed and others like AIG and even citigroup on the verge of such crisis. Government investing monies on these monetary firms to keep them alive. Is this an indication that the capital economy power “USA” is converting to a socialist country? May be this will be the beginning.

With this economic slowdown, in my point of view, one of the worst affected is the IT sector in India, in which unfortunately I am also a part of. Being a resident of great garden city Bangalore, I can clearly see the effects of this so called ‘recession’ crawling up slowly into every body’s day-to-day life. Bangalore, which was one of the major car markets in India, has now lost 50% of sales in last two months. People are not giving their cars to garage any more. Two months before I used to get stuck in traffic jams for long time on my way to office, which has now reduced for a greater bit. Since Bangaloreans has the bigger option of volvos flying through the city to all the potential IT office areas, people might have started making use of that.

Bangalore used to be a partying city. Each and every pub around MG Road and Brigade were filled with boys and girls during weekends nights after their hectic work schedule of the entire week. Now it seems like pubs are getting filled fully rarely only. People, who were spending like anything, are trying to save out maximum money and are spending each and every single penny carefully.

Big big hotels near the IT areas had cut down their buffet menu. Companies used to sponsor team lunches often to these hotels, but as a part of cost cutting it seems they had stopped or rather they had reduced such big team lunches.

All IT companies had started cost cutting in some way. They are implementing it in several ways. The measures ranges from blocking usage of desk phones to outside companies to even removing tissues in bathrooms!!! Some companies are increasing the working hours, but wait, I don’t understand the logic in that. Raising working hours from say 8 to 10 hours, in my view, the increased 2 hours wont be of any use to company. That anyway is not going to increase production for sure, but it will increase the cost. More than that companies started charging for employee transportation also. Its been heard that some companies had limited the use of coffee machines even.

Really the economic slowdown is getting worst day by day. I am witnessing its effect in IT directly, thats why am scribbling about this area. But to be frank, it getting affected in almost all sectors, from big car manufacturers to cab drivers. When will this end? If it continues like this for some more time what will the future of me? I am really getting worried these days. Why did this stupid Americans took this much mortgage loans, which is now eating up the world…