Don’t be pumped up by facebook ‘like’s


Many are obsessed with ‘like’s in face book page. Although some are obsessed with sending, receiving,  planning and grouping over these ‘ like’s and other comments of approval, these are sheer meaningless exercise. ‘like’ does not mean the like  of the reader, it is only a befooling HR exercise, just they do not like to offend the writer, and nothing more, or , at best, you can say they do not like to discourage .  Many click ‘like’ even without reading the post in facebook.

In serious cases, the ‘like’, will be supported by proper reasoning, but mostly no reasoning is given because no reasoning for ‘like’ is there, to communicate. In all probability, many might not have read your material at all before giving their ‘like’s. In my blog, I often get a like from a person who cannot read at all, he locates me by my photo, and he is the first to give me the ‘like’. YET THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ADDICTED TO THIS ‘LIKE’.


Migration is lifeblood of the world, only insecure nations oppose it ( This knowledge enriching article taken from TOI for adda talk.)

It’s not a state secret that the US is a land of immigrants. To what extent? With a 1.6% Native American population, you could say the nation is 98.4% immigrant — or of immigrant origin.

This glossed-over reality is often expressed in awkward gags and acknowledgments. Like in the poster of a Native American — erroneously called American-Indian — that asks white settler descendants: “So you are against immigration? Splendid! When do you leave?” David Letterman once joked, “They say there are about 12 million illegal immigrants in this country.

But if you ask a Native American, that number is more like 300 million.” And from Jay Leno, when Arizona passed a harsh law that allowed law enforcement to randomly ask for a person’s immigration status: “It’s an unbelievable law. And it’s already starting to backfire. Today, a group of Native Americans pulled over a bunch of white guys and said, ‘Let’s see your papers’.”

But even in a situation where white settlers have usurped the role of originals, keeping borders safe for security or economic reasons is a legitimate objective for any country. This often comes across as an anti-immigrant sentiment, and it is not special to the US. It surfaces world over, also in sub-national context in some countries, when some regions agitate over influx from other regions (as with Bangladeshis in India). In fact, the US is arguably the least anti-immigrant of all nations, built as it is on immigration. No country on earth takes in as many (nearly a million) immigrants legally every year.

It does so not only because it tried to live up to its founding ideals, but also because it found fresh blood is good for its economy that is based on enterprise and innovation. Immigrants tend to be risk takers. Studies have shown immigrants are twice as likely to become entrepreneurs as native-born Americans. Immigrants in US are over-represented within the group of business founders and innovators, particularly in engineering and technology sectors. “Immigrant entrepreneurs have begun and lead some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies.

The risk-taking that defines an immigrant’s experience in starting anew in a new country often continues to benefit immigrant entrepreneurs as they channel a healthy appetite for risk in a way that leads to new business ideas,” a report from the Kauffman Foundation noted.

But who are the best immigrants, and is it possible to preserve or enhance one’s principles and fortunes by cherry-picking immigrants, as the US is now trying to? Shorn of all niceties and euphemisms, it is clear that the Trump dispensation prefers well-educated, well-heeled, English-speaking immigrants, preferably from white majority nations, who will add value to the US while arresting the demographic changes (the browning of America) currently underway because of the kind of immigration over the past half century.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” reads the inscription on the Statue of Liberty from Emma Lazarus’ poem The New Colossus. But the old colossus now only wants wealthy, energetic elites.

Conventional reading is that poor, tired immigrants are a drain on American resources. But for every Elon Musk or Pierre Omidyar, the kind of immigrants Trump seems to prefer, there are scores of Hispanics and Asians who generated billions in economic activity. Almost every Indian immigrant who has created thousands of jobs and paid millions in taxes came to the US with only a few bucks in his pocket. In fact, many of them passed through “out-of-status” moments, a euphemism for being momentarily illegal while waiting to be legalised. They wouldn’t have stood a chance under the upcoming rule changes.

There is another issue here. The Trump constituency resents low-wage immigrants; at the same time it does not want to do grunt work such as construction, agricultural labour, etc (except perhaps for high wages). At the other end, it mostly lacks the education to do STEM-related work and is hostile to skilled foreign workers from non-white countries. This would seem to be a recipe for a high-cost, non-competitive economy. Globalisation may not have worked perfectly for all, but it was doing pretty good overall for the US.

There is also a larger point here. The immigration debate does not begin and end with America. It is now known that Native Australians, or “aboriginals” in Oz-speak, were actually Dravidians from South India who sailed across the seas some 4,500 years ago. Even Native Americans walked across the Bering Straits from Asia. In that sense, we are all immigrants, or of migratory origin, save perhaps for the originals of Rift Valley. From Rift to drift has been such a long journey, and there is no reason it should not continue with fair and reasonable limits. Migration is the lifeblood of the world, not just the US. Only self-doubting people and insecure countries oppose it.


No. of migrants up by 49% since 2000: UN report

The total number of international migrants has grown by 49% since 2000, at a time when the global population has grown 23%. As a result, migrants have gone from 2.8% to 3.4% of the world’s population. This was revealed by the UN report ‘Making Migration Work for All’ released on Thursday.
The report expressed concern over xenophobic political narratives about migration, adding that irregular migration has become a more acute problem due to large movements of people in different parts of the world.

“The basic challenge before us is to maximize the benefits of migration rather than obsess about minimizing risks: we have a clear body of evidence revealing that, despite many real problems, migration is beneficial both for migrants and host communities in economic and social terms – our overarching task is to broaden the opportunities that migration offers to us all” the report adds.

The report offers the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres‘ vision for constructive international cooperation, examining how to better manage migration. There are an estimated 258 million international migrants according to the report, which states that it is probable that demographic trends, coupled with forces such as the impacts of climate change, will contribute to a further increase in migration in the future. The report refers to the latest estimates suggesting that 23% of the 24.9 million people in forced labour worldwide are international migrants while they constitute only an estimated 3.4% of the world’s population.

Migrants, including irregular migrants, contribute by paying taxes and injecting around 85% of their earnings into the economies of host societies, states the report, adding that the remaining 15% is sent back to communities of origin through remittances.

“In 2017, an estimated $596 billion was transferred in remittances globally, with $450 billion going to developing countries. Remittances add up to three times the total of official development assistance. Empirical studies have established that migrants often take jobs that people in local labour forces do not wish to fill, and thus boost economic activity, creating more jobs” the report adds.

Migration is an expanding global reality and the majority of these migrants move between countries in a safe, orderly and regular manner. However, a series of large movements of people in different parts of the world, involving both refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, have severely tested the collective response capacities of nations, the report said.

It suggested that alternative avenues to return are vastly preferable particularly when irregular migrants have been long established in a country, and follow the law other than with regard to their status.

Re examination of CBSE  clas XII ( Economics), Class X ( Mathematics)

My Granddaughter thought that now it is time for relax, and preparing to leave for Kolkata, to enjoy summer vacation with her friends, near and dear ones there. Within hours of finishing the exam, she learnt that her Maths question paper had leaked, and she has to reappear for the examination. Imagine her dismay, she is highly demoralized. Maths is her dreaded subject, and through joining coaching classes and working hard, she did well. She did ninety percent correct, and we along with her, were hoping that at last everything good in abundance was going to follow. She is demoralized. CBSE board is squarely responsible for this, there failure to do their duty properly, brought this harassment to innocent candidates.

She is reluctant to reappear, she along with others written to the board to cancel proposed re-examination, already signatories reached more than 30,000. As news suggests, CBSE and GOI, has ordered investigation to find out the guilty. This is a step in the right direction. Authority may expedite the measure, and fix guilty students and locate their centres, and compel  them, only them, and nothing but them,  to reappear in the exam, and those unconnected, and not took advantage of  question leak, may be spared this harassment from re-examining. HOPE, AUTHORITY IS LISTENING.

Only artificial intelligence can ensure right public service, and healthcare in India, weighed down by its 130 crores , mostly deprived people.

  As for me, I am obsessed with application of AI in all aspects of public service and healthcare in India. Almost nothing is perfectly in position. I do not blame our authorities for it, they are brilliant people. It is the sheer number what is at the root of all problem. It is a country of 130 crore people. It is an unmanageable number in a democratic set up.

Go to a municipality office, you will see an unwilling clerk is attending a huge number of tax-payers desperately waiting for  service; go to a bank branch, you will see a group customers waiting and the counter man has no time to look up to his customers; go to a hospital where a long queue of patients writhing in pain, waiting for the doctor impatiently; go to a police station to lodge a complaint against local hooligan, your ordeal starts . The list is endless. It is a story of multitudes, its a story of want, negligence, deprivation, inefficiency, and ignorance. Resources widely fall short of demand.

In view of above, we need to introduce AI which may help to meet the gap. In this connection , I have collected an article on AI , and reproduced below, in sharing with you all. Please read on.This article says how introduction of AI in healthcare can help us.

[[[A closer look at how AI works; how it can be integrated into the current healthcare delivery mechanism of the country and what are some of the other challenges AI faces in this space.

Artificial Intelligence(AI). A concept which has recently entered India and is slowly making its mark in various sectors and services. Healthcare startups along with hospitals are in the process of integrating AI into their workplaces to optimize the healthcare services delivery. This piece addresses two main questions – How do you integrate AI in the sector; how does one trust AI to do the right job?

Before we get about answering these two questions, it becomes essential to know what AI is and how it planned on being used in the healthcare services space.


In a country like India where the doctor-patient ratio is in a horrible state (1:1700 as opposed to 1:1000 per WHO standards), AI can take the country’s existing healthcare delivery and further accelerate the process. In fact, AI is the only thing which can bridge the inequalities in this sector. AI will also be paramount in processing large volumes of cases and data, allowing more immediate, effective healthcare delivery. For eg, AI is capable of figuring out which will be the next seasonal epidemic and effectively dealing with this situation. It can scour through all oncology journals and combine the research to come up with an actual cure for cancer.

In addition, the current world revolves around data. Medical data is a crucial part of online data and increasingly more people often google their symptoms expecting credible results. Another factor to keep in mind is the fact that AI and Deep Learning is becoming a central point for most of today’s innovation in the technology space and healthcare data is a part of this phenomenon too.


“We are taking healthcare beyond the boundaries of hospitals and specialized clinics, and augmenting doctors with our artificially assisted technology. We currently work with hospitals to assist their physicians in diagnosing diseases, and also with providing new patients,” says Pradeep Walia, co-founder of Artelus. His team adds “As part of our focus on screening we filter out people who are healthy and only send the ones that need medical care, thus reducing the burden on the healthcare system through unwanted tests and diagnostics. We provide a complete screening solution which can be easily integrated with hospital/clinic’s infrastructure. Any hospital staff or medical assistants can effectively use it to screen patients.”

Artelus is just one company within this tech-cum-medical AI space. Many such companies exist in the country and several others get added to the list each year. Sigtuple, another AI healthcare company is involved in helping the healthcare delivery process by making it easy to perform blood tests and more. “The solution for blood, Shonit™, has already undergone three clinical trials and will be soon available for user adoption followed by commercials. Other solutions are in the advanced stages of development,” says Rohit Kumar Pandey, Co-Founder, and CEO of SigTuple.

There are several others players in this space. A key challenge in this space would be to integrate AI into the existing hospital infrastructure. One can only assume that the upper echelon of hospitals adopt these technologies and start a trickle-down effect. In addition, as this sector becomes increasingly mature, companies which cater to the small/personal setup healthcare clinics using AI will become increasingly common.


“This is a very nascent and emerging field, and it is natural to be skeptical about it. We envisioned that, and have always emphasized the usage as a doctor assistance, or a virtual assistant to the doctor, thus increasing the doctors’ productivity, allowing them to see more patients, faster. And also to help them be more accurate with our tools as a second opinion tool.” the Artelus team has to say. But before all thumbs up are given, it becomes essential to look at the stakeholders in healthcare services to figure out if AI has a space in the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

The three key stakeholders are patients, doctors, and engineers. AI technology must achieve a check mark from all three.

Let’s take a look at engineers first. Most engineers trust artificial intelligence to perform a good job. Quoting examples of Apple’s ‘SIRI’ or Amazon’s ‘Alexa’, engineers have collectively been at the helm of developments in the AI space. Using data-driven methods such as deep learning, engineers stand firmly by AI. “AI learns only what we teach it to learn. Specialised AI programming for healthcare and other industries will be the gateway for the future. In fact, I believe they will mark the calendar date where Earth has an explosion of data. When talking about trust, it becomes essential to understanding learning. Teaching AI to do particular tasks is the same as teaching children multiplication. It takes time to trust the kid to do multiplication which has global effects. The same holds true for AI.” says Srinidhi R, engineer at 42hertz” who adds,  “How does one trust humans to do the right job anyway? Humans are more capable of making errors based on their fatigue levels, stress levels, emotional levels and how they want to see their career grow; AI isn’t limited by this.”

Next, doctors. AI needs to be a proven technology before doctors give their trust to it. Unlike engineers, who might be happy with a 97% success rate, doctors cannot take this risk. 3% of failure in getting exact results is extremely detrimental to medical practices and can have grave circumstances on 3% patients. However, it must be pointed out that these errors can occur from a human being too. Another key point, AI does not aim to replace or displace doctors from medical practices. This is impossible from both a machine and human viewpoint. 

AI is merely present to enhance doctor skill, diagnosis practices and help treat a patient in a more wholesome manner. Not just that AI will help reduce the number of cases that come to hospitals. It is estimated that over 90% accidents happen due to human errors; automating driving will reduce the hospital strain and resources on accident and trauma victims by roughly the same factor.

The last, and the most unique of these subsets, patients. Patients, unlike doctors and engineers, in most cases, have next to no idea about how either medicine or AI works and they make-up the biggest section of the stakeholders in this ecosystem. Due to misinformation, skepticism and the various challenges associated with the dissipation of technology, patients will be the hardest to convince in terms of AI benefits. Another big challenge associated with patients, is that they are going to spend the least time with AI. Convincing someone of the benefits of items they rarely interact with is absurdly complicated and challenging. Patients would much rather have their surgery performed by a human beings, humans that breathe and move and have the innate ability to get untimely cramps. A machine in this situation, is much more trustworthy and reliable at dissipating the right kind of treatment.

To sum up, one thing is clear, AI will have a noticeable impact on healthcare delivery. The extent to with which it will penetrate this space is unclear but it is definitely going to make it easier to minimize the problems that comes with a 1:1700 doctor-patient ratio. Another thing that can be said with certainty is that AI isn’t restricted to just the medical end; it has many other applications in healthcare space including record management, treatment scheduling, precision medicine, drug creation, patient communications and even facility design. It will, by all means, promote more empathy and human connect as machines will take over certain sub-sections of each jobs allowing more time for interpersonal relationships to develop. With all these possible application, AI is definitely going to be a game changer in the healthcare space. Time and technology will tell if the game is changed for the good or the bad.]]]


Use facebook data and Cambridge analytica to reform India


Last one week whole world and India condemning Facebook, and cambridge Analytica for datamining and use of those data to influence voters to change election results. Yes, it should be condemned for unethical use of data. Also imagine, what a remarkable power the social media data has!!!. It caused to happen Trump to win the American election when all the world was expecting Hilary Clinton to win, Brexit won when all the EEU and the world, was expecting Brexit to fail. On new information revelation it is seen these election results were seriously manipulated by the force of improperly used data mined from social media.

I see some positive side in data mining and use those effectively. India suffers from many social ills which are withholding the progress of India. We have seen the power of data to influence people. We may use data from social media same way as have been done in American election, or Brexit, to implement swatch Bharat effectively, remove illiteracy, corruption, improve healthcare, stop all sorts of national wastages and terrorism and communal disharmony.

My point is that when data collected purposively can influence gigantic issues like Trump election and Brexit, why same force cannot be generated to cure Indian infirmities which I have just mentioned above. Even if whole world denies it I am positive on it. Conclusion is that ask Cambridge analytica to mine data from social media to crash social ills of India.

Had Shivaji been born in England, we would not only have ruled earth but the whole Universe      –Lord Mountbatten, England

[ Who says doctors do not understand literature or history? My big friend Dr Kantharia, a well known busy Ortho surgeon stationed in Mumbai sent me this whatsapp message on our Historical hero Shivaji. All of us read of him only to familiarize with him, but not enough to do justice to him. I read this , re-read this, and have captured here for my reference to my descendants.]
Had Shivaji been born in England, we would not only have ruled earth but the whole Universe
     –Lord Mountbatten, England
If India needs to be made independent then there is only one way out, “Fight like Shivaji”
–Netaji Subhashchandra.
Netaji, your country do not require any Hitler to throw out British, all you need to teach is Shivaji’s history.
               — Adolf Hitler.
Shivaji is just not a name,it is an energy source for Indian youth, which can be used to make India free.
   — Swami Vivekananda.
Had Shivaji been born in America, we would nomenclared him as SUN.
         — Barrack Obama
Had Shivaji lived for another ten years, the British would not have seen the face of India.
— A British Governer
From Kabul to Kandahar my Taimur family created the Mogul Sultanate. Iraq,Iran,Turkistan and many more my army defeated ferocious Warriors. But in India Shivaji put brakes on us.
I spent my maximum energy on Shivaji but could not bring him to my knees.
Ya Allah, you gave me an enemy, feerless and upright, please keep your doors to heaven open for him because the world’s best and large hearted warrior is coming to you.
 –Aurangzeb( After Shivaji’s death while reading Namaz)
That day Shivaji just didn’t chop of my fingers but also chopped off my pride.I fear to meet him even in my dreams.
–                 –Shahistakhan.
Is there no Man left to defeat Shivaji in my kingdom.
  – Frustrated Begum Ali Adilshah
In 17th century in Europe a famous and leading newspaper by name “London Gazette”, mentions Shivaji as the “The King of India”, but unfortunately his untimely death at young age changed the pages of history books.
Shivaji was King with International fame
In span of 30 yrs of his career he fought with only two Indian  Warriors well known all the others were outsiders.
Shahistakhan who feared Shivaji even in his dreams was King of Abu Taliban and Turkistan.
Behlolkham pathan, Sikandar Pathan, Chidarkhan Pathan were all warrior sardars of Afghanistan.
Dilerkhan Pathan was the    great warrior of Mangolia. All of them bitted dust in front of Shivaji.
Sidhhi Jowhar and Sidhi salaba to Khan we’re Iranian Warriors who got defeated
Sidhhi Jowhar later resorted to sea fort and became difficult for which Shivaji raised navy, the first Indian Navy but before accomplishing the task Shivaji left this world.( He was poisoned).
The most famous war of Umberkhind has its mention in Guinness book of world record where in Kartalab Khan from Uzbekistan (Russia) was defeated with his 30,000 soldiers by mere 1000 mawalas.
Not a single Uzbeki was left alive to return back home.
Dear friends, please Google ” Shivaji the Management Guru” a full Subject in Boston University. So much respect for an Indian Hindu king and whereas our first prime minister the mullaha, Jawahalal Nehru mention him as a dacoit.
Where as Jawahar a character less person slept with several women in his life ( Google to know his true character).
Shivaji punished his sardar after and inspite of winning a battle because he presented him with extraordinarily beautiful wife of defeated
enemy king.
Shivaji calling her mother said, ” had my mother been as beautiful as you, I too would be a handsome man”. He lets her go with respect and wealth with army to escort.
Jijamata, Shivaji’s mother
On hearing this news was so overjoyed that on his return to Rajmahal she does an Aarti to her son.
Whereas in Boston University, has full Subject on Shivaji, “the Management Guru”. Our own NCERT has only a  few lines on this great Hindu king and several pages devoted to “Julmee Aurangzeb”.
Nehru out of his extraordinary love for Muslims didn’t allow glorification of “Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj”
He felt that it may not be liked by Muslims but the fact is that Shivaji’s many a divisions we’re led by Muslim Sardars and they loved and respected him immensely.
The foriegn educated and half educated Nehru(read Subramanyum Swamy on how Nehru managed to pass law on grace marks in England) never knew proper history and his book the discovery of India is so biased
 about Indians.

A well written intelligent WHATSAPP article on Sri Devi’s death. FOR ATTENTION-LIFE INSURANCE AGENTS.

  • [ Received through whatsapp from my VIP friend Dr Kantharia, a well known ortho surgeon of Mumbai, at the moment, HOD of ortho Department of ESIC hospital , Mumbai]
    Sri Devi, is she forgotten..??
    What happened all of a sudden..??
    The media were focusing on her sudden demise.
    After giving us a conclusion that she drowned, left the story there.
    Here it all goes..
    The first announcement by media and other sources said, she had a cardiac arrest.
    Then, it suddenly changed to drowning in the bath tub.
    Let’s rethink..
    Sri Devi had an insurance cover of Rs. 100 crores.
    ( Google it and check out..)
    If the family says ‘Cardiac arrest’..they will get that 100 crores .
    But then, if you prove it accidental death…
    The amount doubles. The family will get double the sum insured, thats a fancy 200 crores.
    She anyhow left abode…
    Reasons unknown.
    But the Kapoor’s would surely look for some money here.
    Cardiac arrest to bathtub of money.
    A bit of negotiation with Dubai officials, a bit with Indian Government.
    Still, they gain a huge sum.
    This is why they say…
    Always insure yourself if you love your family…
    …Insure your family to the max. if you don’t much love them all..😄
    Jeeney Ke Saath Bhi..
    Jeeney Ke Baad Bhi….😄👍

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