How responsible are you on Social Media?

Yesterday, I put a random post on my FB wall, where I requested my friends to educate me on net neutrality issue. I got quiet a good response; we debate; we argued; we discussed and it went really well. I thank you all for such a wonderful discussion in my last FB status.

However, the reason behind my last post, where I asked all of you to educate me on net neutrality is to make a simple point! “We Should Not Blindly Support Or Oppose To Any Thing; No Matter How Popular It Seems!”

Everyone should analyze or at least know both the pros and cons of any issue before making any comments and sharing their views on that. See, we always blame media for being a paid one or as they called it now “prestitute”! But is it only the media who should take the responsibility of providing a correct view of everything? What about us? When we share a post in social media, we need to take responsibility for our action too. We simply should not share anything without looking at the whole picture. Two days back, Mark and Modi started a wave in social media when they change their DP in support of Digital India. And within hour, another wave came crashing in which says “FB will use your tri-color profile pic to prove support for” when some one discovered that one of the CSS files of Digital India profile picture actually has a word “_internetOrgProfilePicture”. I mean even people who don’t know what CSS stands for also started sharing this. Do you think after doing so, you have any rights to say that media is biased or paid or whatever word you want to use?

Social Media

It is high time; we should stop blaming everyone and should start looking at what we are doing. We need ask ourselves; “how responsible am I on social media?”

I thank you all once again, who debate, discuss and enlighten my views on this issue. And I hope in future too you all will keep doing so. Love you all.


Happy Infoledge Day

On 26th Sept. 2013; I wrote that, it’s a new beginning. It was a step towards change, a step towards improvement and a step towards success.

Two more years passed by since we get our certificate of incorporation. In this period, we learn how to walk and like any other kid, we too fall and stumbled a lot of time. But the important thing is; we never give up; we are still learning, we are still falling down and we are still taking another step.


Today, while celebrating the current position; I remember the old days, my DGSL days. Those who don’t know, DGSL is my first learning institute in Mumbai. The company where we worked for around a period of 5 years! In those days, a few colleagues from our work group used to sit together and discuss our future. And during some snack time conversation, we nurtured the idea of forming a company. We were around 8 of us, who wanted to make it big. Even though most of them could not join us our organization officially; I know their wishes and supports are always there which helps us to overcome any problems.

It is not possible to list all the names of our well wishers in this article but if I won’t thank some of them then I would consider myself ungrateful.

I would like to thank (particularly in no order)

Ajay Nathial – My Mentor and the source of Inspiration.

Rashmita Padhy – My Sister and the source of my faith & belief in myself.

My Family and Dhiraj’s Family – Our support system.

Deepak, Ashwini, Ramya, Chandrakant, Nandini and Mamta – The initial SFG Group.

Aashish, Rupali and Shweta – Our dedicated employees.

I would also like to thanks Dhiraj and myself for our courage and belief in making it big.

There are also other people who knowingly and unknowingly encouraged us with their words and acts. I thanks to each one of you.

Friends, the journey has just started now. The kid is still learning to walk. We need your blessing, support and guidance for a healthy future of this kid. I am sure; the kid will make you all proud by running the races and winning them all.

Love you all,



Talaashकाली अंधियारी रात थी;
आसमान मे चाँद नही था; आमावास की रात थी शायद!
सड़कों पे बिजली के पुल तो थे, पर उसमे बत्ती गुल थी;
लगता था, जैसे किसी शरारती बच्चे ने पत्थर फेंक उसे तोड़ दिया था!

हाथ मे लालटेन लिए, मे चला जा रहा था कहीं;
शायद कुछ ढूंड रहा था!
हल्की रोशनी से, आँखों को थोड़ी तकलीफ़ हो रही थी;

फिर आँखे खुल गयी थी मेरी; ख्वाब से जग गया था मे!

अब सोच रहा हूँ, आख़िर क्या ढूंड रहा था मे!

शायद अपने आप को तलाश कर रहा था मे, हल्की सी उस रोशनी मे;
हाँ, अपने आप को ही तलाश कर रहा था मे!

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Why Ganesha Wrote Mahabharata?

Mythology always generates a curiosity among all the masses. Some accept the mythology as the stories designed to keep our moral alive. Some others consider them as a part of history; where they believe the events are actually took place. I am not expert on this, so I can’t be sure of either of these theories. I dedicate my knowledge of mythology to my parents and grand-parents who told me those stories which some how become a part of my identity. Later books also contributed a lot to this.

Now, let me tell you a mythological story that I heard in my younger days. When the great sage Vyasa decided to write the epic JAYA (better known as MAHABHARATA); he requested Lord Ganesha to wrote down the epic on his dictation. But Ganesha said, he was really busy and does not have the leisure to spend numerous days while you are taking your time to make the verses look more beautiful. So, I will pen down the epic on a condition. The condition is; you have to dictate it without taking any pause during the recitation of your verses. Now, it put the sage in a difficult spot. It is not an easy task to create the verses without taking any pauses! The intelligent sage put a counter condition to the elephant headed God. Vyasa said, “I will continue dictating the verses without taking any pauses but you have to make sure that you properly understand each of the verses that come out of my mouth”! Ganesha agreed to it. And from there they started penning down the epic.


After years when I visit this particular story, I come across several questions.

Why someone of Vyasa’s caliber need anyone to write for him?

Why did Ganesha and Vyasa put such conditions?

So, I tried to reconstruct the story in my mind. May be this would have been a better explanation to the original story.

When Vyasa decided to write the epic, he needed an editor to check out his works. Though, he is an expert of words still an editor is a must for all the writings. That’s why he must have summoned Ganesha. Being the most intelligent among all, Ganesha knew that the human mind is very fickle! If you give someone a good time to think over he/she can manipulate the words just to suit the most popular view point or his own view point. And Ganesha wanted the epic to be written in a way it happened and not from Vyasa’s point of view of that epic. The great sage agreed to it and in return he must have requested Ganesha that, it is his duty to make sure that the verses delivers the correct message to the masses. They should not be misused by others to suit their needs. And that is how the epic comes into existence.

PS: I would like to thank Sunil Mane who draw the painting of Lord Ganesha, that I have used here.