Hello! Sorry. I have not been here since long; particularly when I am on my twitter hmcs_hcu; and this microblog, seems, has obstructed revealing me here. Nevertheless each one of has its right space on cyber world.
Something today urged me to write. Me and Anjali (my wife) went to meet our son Vakul at his hostel BITS Pilani (Hyderabad Campus). And to our bad luck, we had to walk almost 2kms on hot Sun for college has gone very security conscious in its annual student fest. It's new India - of becoming security paranoid. And we all know the current tussle of states and union on internal security- NCTC centre's new internal security plan. Anyway, I'm not going to write on that.
On our way back we stopped at Gachhibowli-Domino to pick up a pizza for my daughter as her premium for being alone at home (i'm sure she was not so for Internet and google talk/skype; and ofcourse for +2 final year exam). I usually feel odd at Domino or shops of that kind. Rather I enjoy wooden bench and premixed hot tea with local snacks at my village square. Odias awfully addicted to the past; I'm noway different; actually with bit more addiction I have decided to write stories on my village. The first story has been appearing in Prabha Sarjana in two pieces (Jan & Feb-12 issues). But today I have no other option than to wait for my pizza delivery in the midst trendy Domino shop. Well, looked around to see a lot of young smart boys and girls. Found one pair from Odisha too. Many a time I see young Odias here. And all are working in some software companies Gachhibowli, Hyderabad.
They are software engineers. Ofcourse proud software engineers; well paid and well spent too. They run the economy. They being bit flashy, invite ire of lefts and traditionalists. Some say them not really engineers and some say, they are just enough to do the work that west does not want to do. And some say them of coding for cheap. Traditional academics don't count them, mocking at their program-enough curriculum. The height of such caustic comment I had to hear from an honorable in a meeting where I was invited as the chief speaker. But really spoke very less as the program started late for the delayed arrival of the honorable host who also had to preside the meeting. The host went on telling with an anguish on software engineers salary trend (your last salary is my first salary ) and with rhetoric went on telling them software coolies . It was shocking!
I wonder had there not been software jobs what would have been situation of India. Where our youths would have headed for! We (oldies!) don't think of that before giving unsolicited comments. Probably, for India after agriculture the emerged software sector has serve the country with much needed Forex.
Let's congratulate our young mass for that! Instead of demoralizing them see what we can do, so they can come up soon in global competition and put the country on high road!