Feb 27, 2011

Floods are controllable...


This is a place to brain storm on the problems that we have in our society, and to think about the approach to solve them, can be with an engineering control. It could also be an approach to improve the existing pattern of doing the things. By a mere observation of things around , their apparent nature, and our actual need, then I feel our churning minds can give us chances of improving each and everything around us. Some solutions might not be feasible with present available techniques, but then what mind is for if we can’t think, and if I am not wrong, that is how you got electricity, telephone, computer and internet. It is from a seedling of some one’s mind that you are eating fruits of those not so feasible thoughts at one time.

Floods are controllable…

Sometime back, I was watching news about a flood in some country and one helicopter dropping food packets from above to the victims of that natural tragedy. I believe we don’t have any means to save people from floods (I am oblivious to any ongoing research on this), and we sometimes become so helpless that even the planned cities got drenched in it... I instantly got a very vague idea, that if we could somehow collect water from helicopter (I was not sure how can this be done), then we can at least do something in this regard.


The major points I believe for doing this are:

1) To control the CG of the storing the water at a high altitude

2) To transfer the water to the storage tank at an altitude.

3) Type of pipe to be used for transferring the water.

4) Design of the aircraft.

The height needs to be worked out at which the flying device will be there, and that will determine the capacity of the pump, and the length of the flexible pipe.

The flexible pipe may also need to be very special, there have to be strong adjustable supports, not a permanent one, and that needs to be installed in each 2 or 3 meter, on pipe while moving them downwards. These supports will keep that flexible pipe straight and will not allow it to bend. There are many alloying compositions available that can be used to make one high fluid pressure resistant pipe.

Next point is the capacity of the pump, and the type of the pump. I am not very sure about this, but of course this can be easily taken care of.

There is one more important point is the measuring factor, which would determine the use of this technique, and that could also be dependent on the capacity of the specially made water storage equipment. The level of water for which the technique to be used is to be determined, say for x level of water above the sea level.

I think this could be done, what say experts……

The last and the most important one is the design of the aircraft; I can’t say much on this but this could be designed, again expert comments are required here…

Please share your thoughts with me; I think if we get our minds burning and churning together, we can invent something useful here for this nature.

If there is any vague idea in anybody’s mind, then you are welcome to share here in TECH-MANIA, this could be interesting as anything.

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Feb 19, 2011

Management and Humanity

Is there is any connection between management and humanity???What say...

I am not sure how the contemporary management gurus will answer this, but views expressed here are mine and inspired from the place where I work.

Management is the ability of a person or a group of people (group of people here is used in a general sense, for family, organization or whatever) to do a task in an organized and a disciplined way. In getting this task done sometimes one needs to directly manage the time and the things related, and sometimes one needs to manage the people to get the work done.
Contemporarily, management of people is more important and is the ability that is looked into many people, when adjudged for management capabilities. Now the point is whether management of people(human), and the humanity go hand in hand, or one has to control the other.

One does management to be in resonance with the things around, which consist of various systems that drive the organization (here being specific to companies). There is one thing that usually people don’t care about is that it is only people who drive those systems, and one can only manage people with humanity, kindness and courtesy. Imagine a work that one has to do say, to get one of his home appliances fixed, first reaction would be to go to some repairing shop and ask for the availability of the person. This is a basic example of a supplier and a customer. Every condition around has minimum one supplier and a customer. Now, imagine a condition of an organization where a person has to get the work done from some third party, and his boss is being brutal to him, and works with only one philosophy of getting the work done by an means. This being brutal of one to his subordinates, directly results a show of not being human to that third party. Here, boss is a customer to that man, and that third party is a parent supplier. Management done in this manner doesn’t actually help anybody, it is good for some time, but in the long run its effect can be gruesome to the one under its shed.

There are certain ways by being friendly, soft spoken and graceful that one can get the things done at the earliest anywhere whether in the day to day life or in any organization. But, this philosophy of getting the work done by any means is now taking its shape like anything and its mould is getting bigger and bigger.

It is not that one has always to be courteous, or always to be managerial, but one has to be the best blend of these attributes.

I have experienced three type of person in an organization i.e one who is very humane and gentle, and in being kind he gets lost in the management front, the other one who only wants to get the work done, because he thinks that he is only paid for that, and not for being kind and humble to others. Being inhuman earns him a reputation of good manager but not a good human being. The third kind is one who manages the things by being kind, generous, humble, and grateful to others. He is one person who is appreciated at all level of organizations.

It is only the last one that leads a happy life, and after all one has to fulfill his wish of living a happy and smiling life.

I am unable to stop writing because what I am writing now I feel is important to be shared…

Managers or entrepreneurs are paid for getting the work done, and it has to be like that,  now each organization has certain systems which makes it ethical, and bound people in certain limits. But, one  thing that I feel personally, and which is important for the leaders of the organization, is that to learn the way of implementing the pressure to their subordinates. There are organization which trains their employees to become leaders, but one thing that should be jelled in their leadership attitude is kindness and courtesy in doing the things.

A more broader look at it would encompass all the families with patriarch rule, and  a general statement is that everyone here is a leader in some phase of his life and only with a blend of kindness, time management, courtesy,    would they be able to live a happy and a smiling life.


Feb 2, 2011

Unique Toe

I don't know what to say, but I was quiet surprised when I went to one foot ware shop to buy a sandal for myself. My leg size is 9 inches, and was wearing the sandle of that same size; when I tried the new one of the same size, it just didn't fit in my leg. I couldn't digest that, as the size was constant since a long time (I don't even remember since when). I tried sandals of different sizes as all have different fittings, but none fit in and than I noticed that my ankle (or should I say toe) got broader over a period of time and one can just roughly make out that a size 10 may fit in. I tried it, but then the unique feature is the length of my toe didn't increase.

So, a size10 doesn't fit in for length, and 9 doesn't fit in for width. In that condition I reluctantly bought a size 9, which was close to comfort level for my toe.

A 'close to' is always a ' close to', and never becomes a perfect one, and that is what my condition is. I don't know how to solve this problem, or I feel now that I may need to get the customized chappals for my toe.

I am now thinking what all other unique features may come up in future.....I believe I am surely not alone here with unique features......

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