We have a core technical team. That’s awesome. I mean we have been without a core team for a long time now. It is difficult to be a part of GC. It is easier to run away. Mostly people run away within 24 hours of joining. At least the technical guys. Pata nahin kya chakkar hai. I guess there is a virus in the company. The majority are looking for an easy job with a good ‘package’ deal. To learn, to grow is not on their agenda at all. And to work with passion is an unknown feeling for them. Or they come from a production background where they have worked like labor class churning out databases day in and day out on customized softwares. Not their fault actually. Starting from the educational Institutes in our country to the companies doing low-end outsourced work from international countries, there is no focus on learning,understanding,researching or being a leader.
I am very grateful for the core team. Also for the admin, accounts and hardware team. And lastly the cook and the housekeeping team. We need all of them to run the show. In fact the cook is the most important character of all the teams. He is giving us good, healthy and tasty meals three time a day which gives us time to focus on producing quality work and learning. We do not have to eat fast food or unhealthy food from outside which is huge bonus. Of course a lot of effort goes in running the pantry but I guess at the end of the day, it is worth the effort. All of us stay the night in the office on friday. The technical team to wrap up the work of the week gone by and to strategize for the coming week, the admin team to get the pantry cleaned, arrange for the rations and get any repair work completed. The accounts team to release payments to the various vendors, meet the pantry expenses as well as other major bills. And then we go home for the weekend, tired and exhausted but with a sense of achievement.
There are huge gaps in our knowledge base and a long way to go before we truly grasp the fundamentals of the work we are doing in the sector of aviation safety. But we are trying everyday. To move forward millimeter by millimeter, inch by inch. Sometimes walking, sometimes crawling on our knees. And that is what we promise to ourselves each day. That we will keep trying till we live. That is the only USP of GC. That we will always try to become winners, leaders and to create more winners and leaders. However hard the path may be.
Appu is completely focussed on her dancing and is finally settling down into a hectic schedule. She has accepted my absence during the nights when I am mostly in the office. Of course a driver has been hired by her to get me back from office in the mornings when there is a higher risk of me dozing off behind the wheels and getting into a crash.Thanks bebzer. I guess I needed this. I am not a superstar.
We are a poor country, not because of a poor GDP or the other numbers but because there are no leaders, no role models. The largest democracy in the world has no leaders today. No self respect. No dignity. We have more malls, more technology, more swanky cars, but somehwere it is all empty. The core is missing. There is no strength. It is all falling apart. The education system, the sports, the bureaucracy, the politicians. Its all about money and it is all fake. I guess the truth will be too much to bear. So we live each day hoping that the ‘money’ will protect us and our next generation from the muck all around. False hopes truly. The shit will hit us all. Sooner or later.
Elections. It is better not to talk about it. The biggest shitpot. No leadership. But then how can we find a leader amongst losers. If we are all losers than our captain who has to be chosen amongst us will also be loser. Isme hairani ki kya baat hai. If the bottomline is bad, the topline cannot be good. Garbage in Garbage out. We have to look at ourselves. At some point. We have to be human beings first.
Lecture se toh kuch badlega nahin. Ab zindagi jaise chal rahi hai, chalne do. Desh jiase chalta hai, chalne do. Apna paisa kamao aur aish karo. This is the patriotic song of the citizens of this country now. We give a damn.
Toh kya farak padta hai, kaun captain banta hai. How does it fucking matter? We cannot see beyond our own self interests, our own life. Usko vote denge jo job dega, bijli dega,paani dega. Toh yeh sab to ek gunda bhi kar sakta hai jo murder bhi karta hai. Ek leader ki zaroorat kya hai? Aur education ki toh bilkul bhi zaroorat nahin hai.
Depressing? I guess. Toh thoda FM sun lete hain. Facebook par chale jaate hain. Chat kar lete hain. Kuch photo voto upload karte hain. Kuch ‘likes’ aa jayenge. pain chala jayega, at least till the next wave of awareness hits us.
‘Jinhe naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan hai?’