Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Decentralization of IT

Today Information Technology is not just a wealth creation tool for India. As we see, the contributors to it are from the diverse linguistic and geographical regions, it is flowing through the veins of nation. And that is why the more and more overseas companies are coming here. I said people from diverse background are contributing to it, but I am very sad to say IT has not reached to the geographically remote locations. As we know, IT can grow independent of the accessibility (in geographical sense), it should have reached to the at least district places. In simple language, 'the fruits of the IT have reached to the villages but not the trees of fruits'. Government is trying in that direction but many questions about the basic infrastructure are unattained. Take an example of an organization in Aurangabad, Maharashtra , two years back a software company faced a great loss just because of the unstable electricity in the region. IT don't need the abundant highways like the manufacturing industry, basic communication facilities can help to the great extent. The point is that government should act in a direction to the improve the basic infrastructure in these areas. We have seen IT changing the faces of many cities like Pune and Hyderabad. Let it now change the whole India! Government should not only concentrate on IT but also the other industries like manufacturing, textile, food processing and other so that we get the customers for the IT industry here itself. And also these are the industries which need more human resource, thus we may get good employment opportunities for such remote regions. Let the Indian It industry be self sustaining i.e. servicing our own customers (will take a lot time, but can dream of it) . Let my generation see the 'Trees of IT industry fruits reach to the village', let this paperless industry change face of my 'Rural India' (True India). I will call all this as 'Decentralization of IT' ( inspired by term 'Decentralization of Power' which I learned in my school).

MY Comment about Globalization

Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (two of the Earth's greatest peacemakers) have taught us through their lives and sacrifices how to be GREAT. If any nation truly wants to be great then it should be characterized in their goals of service to other nations. It will be great when globalisation is more influenced by Gandhi and King. Here is a powerful quote to so you how much Dr. King thought of Gandhi:
"Peace is the sweeter music.
A cosmic melody far superior
to the discords of war...
Gandhi was inevitable.
If humanity is to progress,
Gandhi is inescapable.
He lived, thought and acted,
inspired by the vision
of humanity evolving toward
a world of peace and harmony.
We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk."
--- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Peace and love,
Atlanta: City of Peace, Inc.

Dr. King stated it well when he said: "Not everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service." Those of you who are history scholars may know the rest of that passage. He said, "You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato or Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love."

Hi John and all,
Really great vision. Indians are confident now to face the challenges coming with the globalization. But with that it will be very good for every nation being part of this 'collaborative growth' (yes this is what I call to Globalization), to serve each other, so as we can have a 'global village' with the 'self sustainable economy' (Concept coined by Gandhiji ), social balance, no discrimination and every thing that a happy family has. Lets complete the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. king by contributing to the development of the humanity through the Globalization ( But we will have to see towards globalization from this dimension/perspective).