Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, January 24, 2020

Many among us have gone to Polling Booths for voting

Many among us have gone to Polling Booths for voting Occasionally , patiently stood in long queues Spent half a day in the process But for various reasons, nearly 30 - 40 % of our citizen , never go out to vote ! But it is possible to get them to vote if it can be done using a Mobile App , which , I called " VotesApp " https://lnkd.in/f_RaZw8 It is heartening that, without waiting for some GREEN SIGNAL from a Senior Babu , State Election Commissioner of Telengana , has initiated this revolutionary e-Governance Reform ! He deserves congratulations ! MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM First Step to VotesApp ? https://lnkd.in/fPWG6TU

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Is it possible to persuade the protesters of CAA to give up their agitation for a few hours

Is it possible to persuade the protesters of CAA to give up their agitation for a few hours , to listen to a possible COMPROMISE ? I think it is - if Shri Amitbhai Shah finds a few minutes to read my following suggestion - offering such a compromise In my following blog, I have prepared a COMPARATIVE TABULATION of , > Text / wordings of the CAA as it exists right now > Text suggested by me ( - which , I am confident, will overcome resistance to CAA ) Even if none of the Cabinet Ministers ( to whom , I am emailing this blog ) , bother to even acknowledge my email, I hope the CIVIL SOCIETY and the leaders of the Opposition Parties - and the TV anchors ? - will take time , to find FAULTS with my suggestions At least, that would mark the end of mud-slinging - and the beginning of a CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM CAA Compromise : With Malice towards None

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

It is not enough to point out that MANI mocks the blind

22 Jan 2020 Can MANI ( mobile app launched by RBI ) , enable India's 12 million blind persons ( out of World total of 39 million ) , identify currency notes , where these notes , held 6 inches away from a smart phone ( loaded with MANI ) , speak aloud their correct denominations ? Going by those big advts in all national newspapers for past 3 days, it would appear so But before you jump to any conclusion ( obviously based on Advt text ) , I urge you to read this blog ( being sent to Cabinet Ministers / RBI etc ) - may be even try to download MANI ( from Google Store ) and compare your own experience with mine It is not enough to point out that MANI mocks the blind I have also offered an elegant solution ! Dear Shri ShaktiKant Das, [ RBI Governor ], I urge you to reach out to all the Institutions connected with blind people , forward my blog to all of them and request their heads to send to you their feedback Only then, you can come up with MANI V 2.0 MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM Is it me or the MANI ?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Those of us who have purchased a " SWISS - ARMY - KNIFE

21 Jan 2020 Those of us who have purchased a " SWISS - ARMY - KNIFE " , always want to carry one on person , for availing its multi-functional uses at any time we need Functionalities of knife - scissors - screw drivers - nail cutter etc ........ Can we come up with a similar, single, Mobile App based, INNOVATION in respect of following different types of DATA in respect of 450 million UNORGANIZED workers of our economy ? # No need to file a separate annual Income Tax Return # Direct deposit of PF amounts into bank # Direct Benefit Transfer ( DBT ) to every Employer # Total number of employees in India ( category / region / industry ) # Employment Density ( Industry / Region / Skill wise etc ) # Net Employment Growth Rate ( monthly / Industry-wise ) # Data about those Unemployed # Overtime Statistics # Work-hour Analysis # Wage / Salary Rates - Industry/ Region wise # Compliance with laws # Job Market Forecasts ( region / industry ) # Demographic Profiles of employees # Per Capita Income Growth for persons using MAD app( YOY ) # Changing composition between Blue Collar/White Collar Here is : A Swiss-Army-Knife of jobs / employment

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bangladesh Says Regularly Submerged Silt Island Now Ready for Rohingya

20 Jan 2020 News : Bangladesh Says Regularly Submerged Silt Island Now Ready for Rohingya https://lnkd.in/f5dVuDg =========================== If this facility were getting financed / constructed by China , then , possibly it might not get called, REFUGEE CAMP As in China, which has put millions of Uighur muslims in concentration camps, it might get named, " Education Facilities " ! But then, all over EU, muslim migrants arriving from mid-east countries, are held in DETENTION CAMPS , pending either grant of citizenship or deportation to their country of origin And no one in India is bothered to speak about , either China or EU ! I had reported this one year ago in : Past-ly Jest : presently Just ? [ 24 Feb 2019 ] https://lnkd.in/fPmTUrh ===============

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Will the Modi government withdraw citizenship law under pressure?

19 Jan 2020 QUORA QUESTION : Will the Modi government withdraw citizenship law under pressure? =================== Hemen Parekh, Director (1990-present) Answered just now =================== I doubt if CAA will get repealed It is another thing that, if differently TITLED [ instead of calling it CAA , if it were called, RELIGIOUSLY PERSECUTED FOREIGN MINORITIES ( Grant of Citizenship ) Act ] , then no one might have objected ! But, even at this stage, it is still not too late for Central Govt to remove all that confusion surrounding CAA , by implementing my suggestion at : Confused about CENSUS - NPR - NRC ? https://lnkd.in/fmMyfu5 ============

Kishore Biyani sees a ‘Phygital’ future for retail

19 Jan 2020 News: Kishore Biyani sees a ‘Phygital’ future for retail Read more at: https://lnkd.in/fcybtgf ================== Extract : Biyani said , " traditional offline retailing and web commerce are not as distinct as they once were, with the odds shortening that the two channels to reach end consumers would head toward total convergence in the near future. " ======================= Those who wish to know how retail will morph in next 5 years, might want to look up " 3 Laws of E Commerce ", at : Missing the Woods for the Tree ? [ 12 Aug 2016 ] https://lnkd.in/fW9JvTH ====================