Taxi…. for Sure !!

For 28 years, 8 months, and 12 days, that guy drove taxi. Now, if you were to ask me what I had for breakfast yesterday, I probably couldn’t tell you. But the memory of one fare is so vivid, they will remember it all days in this world.

It was a sunny Monday morning in early 2013. The guy was cruising down Whitefield looking for a customer, but with the beautiful weather, it was kind of slow. Guy had to stop at a traffic light just opposite the City hospital when he spied a well dressed man dashing down the hospital steps. He was hailing the driver.

Just then the light turned green, the driver behind him honked impatiently, and the guy heard cop’s whistle. But he wasn’t about to loose this ride. Finally, the man reached the cab and jumped in. “KIA Airport, please,” he said. “And thanks for waiting”.

Good news, he thought. On Monday morning, KIA is hopping busy and with a little luck, I could get back-to-back fares. That would make my day.

As always, he wondered about his passenger. Was this guy a talker, a mummy, a newspaper reader ? After a few moments, he started a conversation. It began ordinarily enough: “How do you like driving a cab ?”

It was a stock question, and he gave him his stock answer. “It’s OK,” he said. “I make a living and meet interesting people sometimes. But if I could get a job making 6000 INR a week more, I’d take it – just like you would.”

His reply intrigued him. “I would not change jobs if it meant I had to take a cut of a hundred a week.”

I’d never heard anyone say such a thing. “What do you do.?’

“I’m in the neurology department at City Hospital.”

The guy always been curious about people, and has tried to learn what he could from them. Many times during long rides, he’d developed a rapport with his passengers – and quite often received very good advice from accountants, lawyers, and plumbers. Maybe it was that this fellow clearly loved his work; maybe it was just the pleasant mood of a spring morning. But he decided to ask for hos help. They were not far from the airport now, so he plunged ahead.

“Could I ask a big favour of you.?” He didn’t answer .” I have a son, he’s 15, a good kid. He’s doing well in school. We’d like him to go to camp this summer, but he wants a job. But a 15-year-old can’t get hired unless his daddy knows someone who owns a business, and I don’t.” He paused. “Is there any possibility that you might get him some kind of summer job – even if he doesn’t get paid.?”

Doctor still wasn’t talking, and driver was starting to feel foolish for bringing up the subject. Finally, at the ramp to the terminal, he said, “Well, the medical students have a summer research project. Maybe he could fit in. Have him send me his school record.”

Doc fished around his pocket for a card but couldn’t find one. “Do you have any paper ?” he asked.

The guy tore off a piece of brown lunch paper bag, and he scribbled something and paid him. It was the last time he ever saw him.

That evening, sitting around the dining room table with his family, he pulled the scrap from his shirt pocket. “Raju,” he announced proudly, “this could be a summer job for you.” He read it loud: Shekhar Singh, City Hospital.”

His wife: “Is he a doctor.?”

His daughter: “Is he an actor.?”

His son: “Is this a joke.?”

After he nagged, cajoled, yelled, and finally threatened to cut off his allowance, Raju sent off his school report the next morning. The actor jokes continued for a few days, but gradually the incident was forgotten.

Two weeks later, when he arrived home from work, his son was beaming. He handed him a letter addressed to him on richly embossed paper. The letterhead read “Shekhar Singh, MD, Neurologist-in-Chief, City Hospital.” He was to call Dr Singh’s secretary for an interview.

Raju got the job. After working for two weeks as a volunteer, he was paid 2500 INR a week for the rest of the summer.The white lab coat he wore made him feel a lot more important than he really was as he followed Dr Singh around the hospital, doing minor tasks for him.

The following summer, Raju worked at the hospital again, but this time, he was given more responsibility. As high school graduation neared, Dr Singh was kind enough to write letters of recommendation for college. Much to our delight, Raju was accepted at XIME, an Ivy league institution.

He worked at the hospital for a third summer and gradually developed a love of the medical profession. As college graduation approached, Raju applied to medical school, and Dr. Singh again wrote letters assisting to his ability and character.

Raju was admitted to Bangalore Medical College and, after getting his medical degree, did a four-year residency specializing in obstetrics and gynecology (OB_GYN).

Dr. Raju Sharma, the son of taxi driver, became OB_GYN Chief Resident at Presbyterian Medical Center, Bengaluru.

Some might call it fate, and I guess it was. But it shows you that big opportunities can come out of ordinary encounters – even some thing as ordinary taxi ride.

Rightly said  “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”

Make every moment count, it can change your life.!!

~Gaurav Dey


Nothing to say on this day !! This might not be the day to write this post but the apt day to think about this. 28 years of injustice and still in operation.

2 december 1984 the day that shook the world and INDIA too. The worst industrial disaster in the history of mankind happened at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In the wee hours when the naive people were taking a sound sleep the killer gas was engulfing the whole city under it’s arms <Methyl Isocyanate>. Yes ! this was the time when the true face of the so called INDIAN goverment came into real picture.

Instead of arresting and incarcerating the head of the factory in India, Warren Anderson, was reportedly provided with all help by the concerned goverment, both at the Centre and State-level and extended to him all facilities to safely escape from the country to his native land USA.

You call the LONDON OLYMPICS as hall of fame !!. Just wait I have a new def. <Hall of  SHAME..> I mean how can you allow <DOW> to sponsor the event. A firm that must have destroyed many companies, is sponsoring a world class events.

Contrary to the winning of medals by INDIANS !! <Keep up the good work>

Have a look at this. Mind you this is not just a slide feel the pain and AGONY !!

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What can you expect from a nation where the PM says that bad monsoon is responsible for the inflation. RIDICULOUS !!

And from a bhopali and blogger’s  perspective what I can do is intimate you readers that while celebrating 65-th year of Independence there are issues that will continously trigger the suffering  of the people who witnessed this black day.


Again in reference to my previous blog <IN-INDIA>..

Happy Independence Day Old Chaps !!..

~Gaurav Dey


10 years from now if you folks are not in China then you are mummified and will be exported to pyramids of Egypt where definitely you will be featured on shows of Dr. Hawass <Chasing Mummies> anyhow you will be able to visit one of the wonders of the world. But seriously China is a nation that must be visited whether you learn alphabets or devanagari that doesn’t matter but you should visit there. Being an Indian a clinche is very famous in our nation :-

“Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai”. <Indians and Chineese are brothers>

But I want to ask you readers/bloggers on what grounds does this hold true. Issues on Tibet, Dalai Lama, rope pulling on Mac Mohan line, setting up of naval bases strongly oppose the saying.

But being an optimist person and a blogger too there are things that big brother can do to strengthen BRICS. Afterall they are the pro’s in building walls which can be seen even from the outer space, you might have got that. There are loads of milestones/feats achieved by our brother.
<if you consider them>

Ann and Natasha aka Sasha when they must be buying toys from the toy store and when Mr. Barack Obama checks the price tag <conditional> he gets dismayed by seeing <Made In China> and must be wondering 3 things:

1. Why my kids are not liking the country made toys why they are not fascinated by them.

2. Now I will not be able to play with them otherwise Mitt Romney will sue me. <unless he wins the election which does’nt seems to be impossible>.

3. I should have taken birth at Shanghai or Beijing. Then how would I’ve met Michelle, be the president etc. Who cares at least I would be safe from being  featured on shows of that Doc.
Okay Obama supporters I should say Just Kiddi’n !!!

But writing this post enormous love and respect flooded my mind and not only my mind but my heart also. I mean who doesn’t want to know how the gov. controls the worlds largest population, how they hacked Google Inc.<I mean this is also an achievement>,how they are growing, building marvels one or the other day, how they can eat with those bamboo sticks ??? and many more know how’s to enlist upon…


So, I would like to summarize this post by a small one liner that my readers the ‘Silk Route’ is not a silky route to have a stroll.


~Gaurav Dey

Feel the Cloud..!!

Cloud Computing :

These two words have been in the bulletin for the past two years and gained a mammoth attention from the technology lovers. Here ,in this I will not only tell what it is but also would let you know that how it can be used in real life scenario and can be used to dissolve problems and act as a purifying agent . There is a buzz around this but do you actually know why it is , why the geeks are so much eager to know  about this and how it can be brought on their finger tips . Come let’s discover it.

                   There are two ways to see this

1.Developer’s view  2.User’s view

First let’s talk about developers side as being a one :-Just imagine “You are an amateur and want to gain name and fame around every corner and dream to stand next to oprah and the queen” for that you need a platform to outcast your talents. So what could be better than cloud which is present everywhere and you have access to it  24*7*365 looks like a big figure. Ok let’s dive in wear your oxygen masks.

As a developer my main motive is to publish more and more and more apps in marketplace and earn my bread and butter from that .So cloud computing enables this feature for me as with a few clicks on my local computer I can monetize my apps. Many slew providers provides this feature some of them are google, salesforce, amazon and many more to list upon. Wait a second are we forgetting something oh yes ! who can forget the topgun the MICROSOFT itself . A very new product Windows azure with full fledged feature enables this for me .Windows azure enables developer’s to publish their apps on marketplace with no burden on them as the way to do it is simple as to Redmond from St.Cleveland .So here we will not go into depth of this .

What a developer need more than this that how quickly his self made apps get’s published into marketplace. The platform of Windows azure is interoperable i.e. if a developer works on php and another on ruby on rails they can also harness the honey easily that is the best attribute for azure. The best feature which I like. This is a boon for many of  the developer’s. No one is kept aside the league. “Cloud as a metaphor to computing” rightly said. The 3 E’s prevail here for everyone, everywhere, everytime. Nothing could be better than this. So this was on the developer’s side.


Now let’s switch on to user’s view. How user will get benefit from this or why they should move on to cloud? What’s in the store for them? So to answer this query developer’s gave birth to 3 S’s : 1. Saas  2.Paas 3. Iaas

Saas : Software as a service helps every user around every corner of world to use software on there demand. When customer set up an enterprise they require large amount of software for development and setting up trademark and for this they need to buy softwares and what if during development phase they realize they don’t require some of them. So how would you feel when you buy so costly softwares and midway your developer say’s he doesn’t require those,  for me the sky will fall on me. So to eradicate this problem the cloud developer’s allowed user’s to use those softwares which they require and when the job is done  they give back those resources. The vision is here to pay for what you are using. Just as pizza delivery you have to pay for what you have ordered. In case you don’t like the order just cancel it and you will not be charged for it. That’s the best part I suppose.

Paas : Platform as a service. Whatever you are comfortable with use that platform whether it’s java, .net, c++, any of them. Similar as if you don’t want to spend the summer vacations at hawai just abort it make it to maui you will get all the services. The cloud developer’s intend to develop platform independency which they succeed completely.

Iaas : Infrastructure as a service. When new enterpreneurs come into market they want to setup their business so to do that hey need servers to host apps on web and the most important they have to hire IT pro’s to look after the things which costs them directly to their pockets as large sum of money is consumed in this part. So cloud computing relieved from this burden. As simple as that when your uncle is getting married you hire a marriage garden you don’t go out and buy a new one. So this is if you need 5 server just hire them and when you don’t need them return them.  Yes this is what cloud computing does for it’s user’s. Amazing


So this was a brief about what cloud computing is now how I am going to use it in eradicating problems in my circle of life for better society. Every services which we are using comes under cloud so to make specific how I am going to use it let me tell you a scenario :-

As I am pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in IT from TIT, Bhopal which is affiliated to RGPV university and there are approx 80 such colleges in which there are 1.80 lakhs students enrolled so when results are to be announced a huge traffic creates over the network and the students have to wait for a long time to see the results  for their hardwork . In some cases upto 1 or 2 days. So I thought why not we should use cloud computing to eradicate this problem as this is a seasonal problem. What could be better than this. Now the question arises how to implement this. The university can appoint this responsibility to few colleges which has good lab strength. As the university can provide host services to the students of many/all colleges as the domain name of the college can be provided instead of main site. In this way the traffic will be distributed and the request can be granted in the fruitfull way.

Internal working : Previously  when only the system of university were hosting the services it was very difficult to grant all the request at a particular interval of time. In that case unwanted deadlock will occur in the topology so now adopting or moving to cloud this problem is completely eradicated as term suggests “scale up and scale down“ . As when the results are to be announced the university will hire the servers of few colleges and the results will be deployed on the cloud instead of local network. In this way the pressure of serving all the request at one time is swayed away completely and after few weeks those servers will be returned to colleges for their use. By doing this we can implement the concept of cloud computing which makes our life simpler and easier


So I would like to end my view on how to use cloud computing for the welfare of society by a quote:     “ Why to buy services when you can hire one”.



~ GAURAV DEY                     








Let’s go in flashback .When INDIA was a raw country,unsocialized under mughal’s reign . More precisely I should say our country was called “sone ki chidiyaan”(golden bird) . Then came the historic day 12’aug 1757 .On this day the sunshine and the waves were not alone to reach the indian sea shores it got the company of britishers with them highly civilized, top class people in accordance with the farmers of india who had no idea what this day meant for them. Trade and commerce was the intension behind the tour and also the development. The development to nowhere but somewhere .As the fever of urbanization gripped the britisher’s .They desperately wanted to spread their business and cultures around the globe. On 12’aug 1765 they issued legal rights from mughal emperor’s to collect taxes from Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. That was the day when we purchased slavery or were intended  to do so .

Statistically, we got independence on 15 ‘aug 1947 . But today in 21st century  we are still slaves just the scenario has changed. More than 53% of India’s growth depends upon outsourcing ,foreign investments and many more factors to be enlisted . We were slaves. We are slaves and we will remain slaves unless and until we walk out the door and do something . “Man power” as we all know plays a major role in development in any context . But are they really  concerned what freedom means to them? How our freedom fighters fought until their last breath at our age they were hanged till death (message should be noticed here) that they were ready to pay any price for their and now ours freedom .

Writing this post a song recoiled in my headkar chale hum fida jaano tan saathiyo ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo” . A masterpiece. The nation our INDIA is in my hands your hands. We should know how to value it . But are we ? We are much worried about the changes made in facebook (chat slider) not functioning properly,proposals being refused and many more issuses .But some were down the line we are digging our graves not only for peace,prosperity but of our community ,religion and humanity .

Hum honge kaamyaab ek din man me hai vishwass pura hai vishwaas hum honge kaamyaab ek din”.

Sure the lokpal won’t alone wipe out corruption from the face of India but it will lead us somewhere. Rs.910603234300000 sum of money wasted on scams after independence (now must have exceded) .

I feel ashamed of writing this as a common man witnessing this hurts . Govt. of india is facing testing times it will be arrogance and stupidity to reject the voice raised by Anna Hazare. The man is giving us the golden opportunity to fight for our country, for ourself and for our children .So do a bit . Everything’s possible afterall

des mera rangrez ye babu ghat-ghat yahan ghatta jaadu ”.

Incredible India .

Happy independence day old chaps .




  • How to ascertain it ? Many may think it’s a behemoth package . But is that true ? Not really.The perks  (perky) are the best example  On the contrary , what about the perpetrators ? Who slaughters people every now and there.But again this is the scenario of life for those who have lost everything  nothing can be done . No pleasures can balance it .

So should we be fatalist ? A big NO .

A close look on 13 july 2k11 . Where Mumbai (INDIA) was mangled . 

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. Hard but true ” .




Importance Of Time

Time is the most important resource. It is a gift of nature to humanity. Time is captial and not renewable income. It is the most valuable gift, which can be offered by one to another. If we have time for our children, they acknowledge us as good parents. Similarly if we have time our subordinates to listen to their problems, they acknowledge us as good superiors. We have only 24 hours in a day and this cannot be stretched beyond 24 hours. Thus we can not make time but surely we can find time.

“Everything under this sky has time which once gone never comes back”.

Gaurav Dey 


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