Sunday, March 2, 2014

A murder ,outrage and Few questions

Uma Maheshwari just another ordinary girl who finished college and entered into the IT stream with loads of dreams was Raped and Brutally murdered just feats away from her work place .With the usual negligence of police to take complaint the Smell from decaying corpse led to the eventual arrest of the suspects and outrage of IT and NON IT people ,Now based on News on MSM and social media I have few doubts on the issue since i also work on the same field  and spent better part of my life in the place where the incident took place .

Disclaimer :
 This post is intended for having healthy discussion and not usual male chauvinistic and Racist comments.

Few questions :
 1.Whats with the mentality of when a girl is missing why the hell she should have eloped and even the parents say it is not so ,should everyone bribe for just taking a complaint .

2. Uma went alone after work at 10.20 PM is that wrong  ? no but what about CAB facility I know that there is no public transport in the place at that time and it is at least a Kilometer or so from the road to have a transport  .Did the countries Largest IT firm missed out on basic things like transport  ? what about  shuttle services to next place where public transport is available

3.What is the Role of SIPCOT here why they didnt have any surveillance in the place ,for people who dont know the place where murder happened is the Entrance to SIPCOT which houses major IT firms and holds at least a Lakh or so people .The distance is about two kilometers and it s  a lone road with little or no humans or buildings for safety ,what about the traditional Watch tower/watchmen or at least a outdoor surveillance camera on the pathway.

4.why the SIPCOT has not  provided or made as mandate for a shuttle service from end to end of their premises ,I know it is very hard to go inside without your own personal vehicle after 8 PM ,Public transport is rare and Autos are loot even in the day time .

5.What is the safety and security measures taken by TCS for employees ,Is there any harassment cell ,what about SOS numbers ,what is the training given to employees regards any emergency

6.There is a unofficial report which says Uma s request for CAB was rejected because of error in cost center ,Is it true ? if it is true the guy who designed the Site should be punished immediately  why the hell should employee care about cost center .

7.What is the action taken by States Labour department ,sudden flurry of migrant workers int he recent years and  what is done to regulate them ?

Now the bad thing has happened  lets at least question ourselves and prevent it in future I'm sure many of them in My list is either newly married or going to marry soon and we all want a Working wife and safety of them is in our hands .Working is night shifts is not bad it has become a mandate and part of our life lets just be careful Men/women neither of them are safe in this world and we dont live in Manhattan or Europe, Few things which are simple can save our life which is priceless

When going home from night shift 
  i) book a cab and go
 ii) go in groups at least two it is not very difficult to find a collegue leaving premise on same time
iii)be vigilante when you are travelling alone No earphones ,keep your mobile up and running ,keep a speed dial handy
iv) keep a friend /parent informed about your whereabouts I have a friend as my 911 wherever I go be it Chennai/hyderabad/mumbai or Chengalpet .
v) keep your safety officer /TL/PM informed when you suspect anything inside or outside workplace .During my previous stint with a Fortune company I have lot of friends in safety department and I have known many cases of Bullying to Road safety been reported and taken care of

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Aaron Swartz -Internets Own Boy (1986-2013)

Today is the day Our Internets OWN boy died a Year ago not many of us will know Who is Aaron swartz and why he's been mourned after a year by a guy who is in a third world country and not related to him in any way .

Here is a Wikipedia article :
Aaron Swartz

Why He is called Internets own boy ?

Aaron at the Age of 15 was involve deeply in the development of Semantic web and RSS protocol ,In 2001 at that time i was also 15 and was probably pissing in pants but Aaron developed RSS .Anyone who uses Internet ,blogs knows the importance and how RSS improves their web experience .Aaron was on the board of wikipedia ,founder of PACER (online database which gave free access to US court document for free to public ),Co-owner of Reddit (hot social news site) and many more things which are not big and famous Aaron throught his life contributed to improvement of Internet and make data free to all and make Internet a free and Independent medium.

Why Aaron is Different from millions of other Internet Users ?

   Aaron constantly believed in transparency and openness and he loved Internet and believed Technology can bring a change .While he is a co-oener of Reddit which is a hot and happening Social media site now in the likes of Facebook ,Aaron left it and worked on PACER,Deaddrop,creative commons and involved in Digital activism and politics in Real life .He is a open supporter of wikileaks,FOSS,Transparent web and spearheaded the anti SOPA,PIPA and ensured that THE INTERNET is free and not aunder anyones control . 

This video is a must watch for Everyone aaron himself explains about the dangers of giving control of internet to governments Aaron always wanted the knowledge to be free and everyone should access the data for free ,He himself has given all his scholary articles for free with CC rights he was furious when he learnt that US judiciary documents can be downloaded for a fee he paid for the documents downloaded it and hosted it in a website for free also he was pissed off to hear that the MIT world renowned university has locked the scholary papers of Researches/students aaron went to the university and with his credentials he downloaded all the docunents with his legitimate credentials but MIT chose to Prosecute Aaron for massive download and pressed charges against CFAA . It may look like a samll case but US secret service got involved and Aaron was torched Pscyhcologically and was made to run between courts and was under surveillance from US secret service and was facing 30 + years of jail ,all these for just downloading articles which is free to all and illegally restricted to public by a university not the other way around .Aaron hanged himself the same day last year from the sheer pressure US federal government imposed on him and few of us believe that Aaron commited suicide because he dont want to get prosecuted and out his comrades ala Wikileaks & anonymous .Wikileaks has openly addimited that aaron might have been a source to them and few belive aaron might be involved in anonymous movements also .

What we should do now ?

Aaron has showed us the path and it is upto us to carry the torch The Internet is the only free ,transparent and open media in our time and knowledge and data should be made free to all.corporates should not be allowed to take control of Internet and Government should not be allowed to Use Internets as SPY media .I encourage everyone to share knowledge for free to all in their own fields be it a technical paper presentation or a book upload it in internet with CC and make it free .

Febraury 11 is the day to Remember  all of us should unite to take back our internet and honour Aaron

The day we fight back  

Please donate to any of the organisations they are fighting on our behalf and the enemy is mighty governments and these are the organisations aaron was associated



Finally as I told on Facebook Aaron is all about giving Knowledge free to others and Herewith I have hosted some of the Free books on topics I know

Litreture :
100 short stories -Tamil 

Non -Fiction:

Digital Photography :
Digital photography basics

Tropical Fish Aquarium :