Infinix Hot 8 phone is out of stock

I plan to buy Infinix Hot 8 phone. It Is launched in flipkart today – 12th September 2019 at 12 noon.

I visited flipkart site by 12.30 pm. Just 30 minutes later from launch time to buy this phone. Now i see out of stock status.

Is many people are mad at this phone? Or is it marketing strategy to create more artificial demand? Or am I too lazy to grap this budget high end phone?

When automobile industry is in recession, looks like phone industry is in boom.

Is phone too much good at this price point or people obsessed with budget phones? Really frustrated to see out of stock notice within 30 minutes of launch. No idea, when phone will be available again.

I am using Micromax canvas selfie q345 for the last four years. Phone is still good. I bought this phone for 8000 rupees in 2015.  I am a budget fan, not brand fan.

So, when thinking about new replacement to micromax q345, i am attracted by Infinix hot 8 model. For 7000 rupees it is much better phone than my current phone.

But seeing out of stock status irritates me.

Not sure whether to continue with my micromax canvas q345 for 5th year too,

Opportunities Missed by Fear of unknown and Hesitation

Fear of unknown and hesitation miss many opportunities in life. From love to comfort many un-availed things are missed out in life.

If we express our love, the girl would have accepted. She may be waiting for your courting. But we may hide our emotions and feelings because of many imaginative fears. But, at the same time we keep boiling our desire. We act like we are brother to the girl, but we romance in dreams. It is like, we have a chocolate in our mouth, but we do not swallow it or we do not spite it out.

If we apply for the job, we could have got it, but we do not apply for big jobs/post with big salary. But we hesitate with lot of complex. We satisfy with our self with how we are now, due to many sentiments, our convenient logic. If we ask for the promotion or hike, we will be given, but we do not ask, instead of asking, we wait for our boss to do it. The boss may be busy with some other issues. Your due may not be his first priority, but he aware that you deserve the hike/promotion. We may like to do something, but we do not do immediately. We wait for some good time to do. Like that you Boss may be. If we ask we could have it.

At the same time, we should not expect our expressed desire/demand should be done immediately. It may be executed immediately or later on or denied. Our duty is express. Whether we make request or not that is in our control, but the response is not in our control. We should be ready to accept the response, whatever may be. But we should express.

If you keep bottle necking your desire to get hike/promotion, the end will be beginning at another office. If you have ventilated your pressures, you could be comfortable in the current office.

The opportunity we miss, which will haunt our mind for long time, than opportunity we availed. If I asked, If I asked – this murmur will continue till you sleep in coffin. Even if you ask and your request is rejected, that will affect you for the moment. But missing due to non-expression will torture you for long time. If you try, you may succeed or fail, but you will be in peace. If you do not try, you will loose your peace.

A man, who had love with woman, will not be obsessed by her; woman to whom he had requested but denied will not obsess him. But, he will be obsessed by woman to whom he had not expressed his love.

Kill the fear of unknown, inferiority complex, and hesitation. Dare to realize your dream and desire the best. You deserve to be best. Ask your best.

Obsessed with Ideas

I meet two people with many Ideas, They have quest to achieve something in the Internet. They keep thinking about many innovative concepts. One guy explained his idea to me. I asked my doubts, while clarifying my doubts he get another idea. They he tried to jump to his new idea. But I forced him to stay with the idea he was explaining. His head seems to be business model factory.

I am not sure whether this is creativity or any problem/stress in the mind. Because, for many years they are living with their ideas. Idea produces more ideas. The problem is none of the idea in their head gets executed practically. They keep stuffing their head by ideas. But nothing gets de-stuffed. Idea in its own abstract form can not succeed. It needs to be practically implemented.

Which stop them from executing their ideas? If they have executed any one idea and stick to it, then things will be different from now. Two things stop implementing the ideas. Lack of confidence and lack of belief on the Idea. Feverishness or mental obsess about the idea also prevent the action at the same time urging for action. It reaches a stage of Action constipation. Third reason is the idea is beyond their capacity to execute.

If they are in any one stage or more, they dont act practically, but keep thinking about the idea, keep speaking about the idea, and keep producing ideas. They like all their ideas and want to implement all. They will have bottle neck of time and resource and confidence. Nothing will be implemented

They did not earn single bit of currency from their ideas. But they keep boasting their ideas to others and enjoy the oral appreciation from the innocent listeners. They like the listeners but not the executioners. Because they do not like their ideas to be executed by others.

Many people are wasting their time and mental energy to be obsessed with ideas. Real idea will blossom like flower and you will not be obsessed with other ideas. Focus on only one thing, which will definitely give result either positive or negative or at least your mind will be free from more ideas.

Implement what comes to your mind. Definitely you will earn either money or knowledge or both. At least, you stop suffering from new ideas. Choose what is best and what you can do and stick to it. Implement it; certainly there will be a positive result: money, knowledge, or no more ideas and you will wake up from your world of ideas. Once you realize the pain of implementation, you will dare to come out with another idea.

Be Confident when your colleague is Fired or Terminated

Relax, Be cool and calm, and be positive, if the company you are working is firing your next sitting colleague. Just be cool and relaxed. Be detached. Do not get angry with company or do not have pity at your colleague. No need for having emotions in this issue. Use your brain than emotions.

Do not get fear as you may be fired. Just be cool. Birth and death are not your control. Many things are in divine control. So just relax. You do not know, you will join this company few years back. You are not going to work permanently here. Some day you also have to leave, the reason may be anything. But you must exit. As long as you are working here, have courage to say not, when you have to say. Do not work too hard or strain yourself. Work what you can. Keep your temper always cool. Never get tension and never get fear.

Your company is not the end of the world. World is a big market with lot of varieties. The colleague who is fired will be in a better position than the current. It is foolish to have the illusion that your colleague’s life is over. This is mind’s negative imagination. As long s/he confident, enthusiastic, and positive, s/he can find a niche in the job market. Just relax. Termination or retirement is just another event in life. See it simply. There is life after layoff.

Chennai House Rent Boom

Chennai house rent and sale price is hiked from 50% to 100% in the last 10 years. (2004 to 2014) Especially in south madras (Chennai).

India holding the largest middle class population in the world. But its metro cities seem to be not suitable for middle class dwelling. Cost of living in metro cities especially like IT hubs like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai are going beyond the purchasing power of middle class people. Chennai is slowly pushing the middle class people to out skirts of Chennai. You may be eliminated from Chennai anytime.

In western countries, particularly in American metros, more than 50% of the earning should go towards house rent. Now Chennai is racing with American cities in hiking house rent. Ultimately and as usual middle class people is going to suffer like any thing. They have to seek house in out of Chennai. Either low class or high class alone is going to live in Chennai.

Why this hike? Is there any way things will revert back to normal? After discussing with friends, Real Estate brokers, House owners, and investment consultants I like to figure out few issues.

First I would like to discuss about Housing Loans. Housing loans are thriving to professional especially to IT and medical professionals. Huge loan amount with 40% to 60% of the salary as to EMI for two decades is one of the reasons for hike in house selling price and house rent. If you purchase a house and paying EMI as 60% out of your salary then you will definitely increase your rent to meet out your EMI. EMI is an ‘indirect tax’ you pay to financial institution. Many people avail housing loan because; EMI is tax detectable source (TDS). When Government change EMI paid for housing loan like it is not a Tax Detectable Source (TDS), then house price and rent will be increased further.

Next is IT Boom and outsourcing success. Western and European money (currency) coming to India through software outsourcing. Most of the companies sky scrapping salary to its employees. They have more purchasing power than others. Because of this sectors House rent and price are increased. Moreover, 70% of IT employees are youngsters and not married. They do not have big family commitments. They form a group of 4 to 5, occupy a house and share the rent. Their monthly total income of the group will reach 2 to 3 lakhs(INR). For them rent is not a big issue. Since they are going to share rent, which is not an issue what ever it may be. This group’s paying power is more than a single man earning family. Single man earning family can not afford or what group of bachelors can afford. House owners are increasing the rent because of this high earning cum low committed group of bachelors. These bachelors will suffer by the house rent when they raise their independent family.

These IT boom and housing loan are main reasons for sky scrapping house rent. Soon Chennai may be a city of high earning youngsters (bachelors).

What about single man or couple earning families, especially those who are working in other than IT and medical sectors.

Government is not interfering into Rental boom like in English medium schools and college fee boom. Many house owners are not giving proper bill or receipt for the rent. At least Government should enforce the house owners to pay proper tax for the sky scrapping rental they demand.

Western currency especially American dollar coming to India through IT out sourcing is ultimately and indirectly going to financial institutions both Government and Private, and House owners of Indian metros and Real Estate industry. They will be prospering in the next decades more than other sector people.

Is there any way to bring back to normal or middle class comfort or at least stop it where it is now? Government should introduce a Rent ceiling act to regulate rent. It should collect the tax against the rent originally received.

If nothing happening to stop the sky scrapping rentals, then middle class will suffer like anything. Man kills another man. Civilization kills another civilization. Religion kills another religion. Caste kills another caste. Race kills another race. Now class kills another class: High class will kill middle class. There will be no class barrier after getting rid of other classes and keeping only one alive.

If you belong to middle class or middle income group, you may be eliminated from Chennai or Indian metro cities any time. Even the sky scrapping software salary is smaller than sky scrapping rentals.

Men from India leave their families in their villages or rural head quarters and go to Gulf countries and East Asian countries for earnings. Like that, Men have to come to Chennai or metro cities for earnings without their families.

TV Programs Vs Advertisements.

Today so many satellite TV Channels are thriving. But they are not entertainment media; they are actually an Advertisement media. They are Medium of Advertisements. They show programs in between Advertisement. The marketing race is well exploited by TV medium. The TV Programs loss their charm before the irresistible charm of advertisement. Many advertisements are more attractive than TV Programs.

Many times I feel why are advertisement disturbed by TV Programs. We should have separate channels for TV Programs and Advertisements. What we want to enjoy, we can do it without disturbance and lack of continuity.

Media thinks that public sees advertisement for the sake of seeing TV Programs. We should change their belief. There are two methods. We should not buy the products, which are advertised during TV programs. We should not see the TV programs which are more or less a black mark for beautiful attractive advertisement. Then the media can realise the public interest.

Nowadays advertisements have everything. Even two hours movie cannot inspire the sprit, which can be easily inspired by advertisement. We have to accept it as new form of ART and enjoy it separately.

Job change due to Consultancy

Job changing is also happening due to consultancy screwing. Highly profiting business is head hunting.

When you do not have an intention to change or you like to continue in the current company, you will receive consultancy calls like anything. If you are skilled and potential candidate and you are in booming and growing industry, then you may receive 3 to 5 consultancy calls per day. If your resume is short listed by the client of the consultancy then you are hot.

A female with a charming voice or a male with a highly professional and cordial voice will contact over your mobile phone. They will tell that their Prestigious client has a vacancy which best suit your profile. Prestigious client will pay more than what is your CTC (Cost to Company) and etc. If you listen their pitching and get oscillated slightly, you will be tossed like anything.

When you attend the interview with their prestigious client, you will find which may be smaller than your current company.

If you are in India and in software industry, you will be told that an American or Canadian or Australian or any foreign client is waiting for you to conduct the interview. H/She liked your resume very much. Moreover H/She will be catching the flight by today or tomorrow evening. So you suppose to attend the interview as early as possible, otherwise you will miss a Golden Opportunity.

If you attend the interview in hurry burry (get permission from current office by telling a lie), you will be received by a typical Indian, who is with full of ego and high handed behavior as Interviewer. He will have fleeting glance over your resume. Then he will ask the traditional question, Tell about yourself. Though your resume has important things about you, you have to answer this question.

I do not join the company, who asked the traditional question, which is not any way helpful if you are a technical person. Within a week, the prestigious client of your consultancy will contact you directly. The consultancy will be skipped.

One time, a consultancy call was pitching about a CMM level company. I asked is it possible to get 100% hike from my current CTC. Consultancy said it will discuss with the company. Then they contacted me again and said that salary was not an issue. When I attend the interview that CMM level company, said my current CTC is beyond their budget.

CMM Level and big MNCs are numerous like petty shop or tea shops nowadays.

If you are in dilemma when replying to consultancy in the first call, there are chances you may change the job without your interest.

Changing the company for 10 to 30 percent hike is not good in case you are already settle down in your current company.

Their next strategy is making you attend the interview is, make yourself committed. They snatch the word from your mouth and convey that they have informed and confirmed to their client. So if you fail to attend interview you may have guilty feeling. So you will attend the interview to keep your word.

Consultancy is also one of the reasons for salary hike. They always tell you that you will get more than current CTC. It is very rare you move to another company without change in pay.

Quick job hopping is not good for both you and your employers. If you everything going well, stay in a company for minimum one year and maximum 2 to 3 years. But do not continue for more than 3 years in the same company. This is not good for both you and your employer.

Do not be scapegoat for consultancy enticement. Unless you personally decide to move to another company never listen consultancy pitching. Ignore at the first call.

Consultancy is charging you it is not because you are skilled and qualified. It is because your industry is good. There may be a booming or great demand. It is seller’s market – Employee’s market.

If you industry is not good then you have to chase consultancy. I remember that few years back, I charged consultancies; even I paid to register with them. They will conduct a mock interview too. That time was buyer’s market – employer’s market. Now things changed, main reason is industry is good and growing. Soon you may be paid to attend interviews.

You dodge consultancy or consultancy dodge you, nothing depends on you or consultancy. It is the market decides everything. Your experience, skill, and everything will be counted if your industry is good.

Peerkangai Thuvayal

Please find a very simple Recipe made with Peerkangai.
Many people will not like this vegetable, but if u follow this way of doing, i will assure u will do it again and again.
This could be taken with Rice or Chappathi or Dosa or Idly.

Ingrediants :
1.Peerkanghai – 3 Medium Sized
2.Green Chilly (Pacha Milagai)- 3 Or as Required
3.Garlic Pods (Poondu)- 4-5 Pods
4.Sesame Seeds Powdered (Ellu Powder)- Half Handful
5.Corriander Leaves.
6.Tamarind – 25 Paise Size.

Step 1 : Pour Oil in a pan and heat it.
Step 2 : Put the Green Chillies and Peerkangai Pieces (Peel the Peerkangahai and cut into small Pieces).
Leave it to boil by closing with a lid and also stir it in between. Once it has boiled. Keep it aside for sometime so that it becomes cool.
Step 3: Put Garlic, Tamarind,Ellu Powder (If Powder is not there, please fry the ellu and put it), Corriander Leaves, Salt as required and the above boiled peerkanghai. Grind it all to a fine paste.

The Dish is ready.
The same could be done with other vegetable Surakhai also.
Such vegetables helps in reducing body fat and very good for health.

Request you to rate this recipe in aspects like tase, method of doing, was it explanatory enough to cook.
Thank you.

Good and Bad of Career

Every man in this world must earn for their bread and butter. We should work or do something to meet out our needs. Depending upon the educational or skill set we earn. The modern world called it as ‘Career’. Every one should have a career, whether your pay cheque is for $1 or $100000 or more. You may be a manager at MNC or house keeping staff in a MNC, everything is career.

Our life style has two boundaries. Before starting a career and after starting a career.

Before starting a career we are free birds. Read the books we like, roamed anywhere at anytime. Chatting, laughing with our friends. Day or night has no restriction for our enjoyment. We have lot of games. We play many indoor and outdoor games. No hesitation, no fear. Mind is not obsessed with anything. No need to think about what is next. See all the movies. Watch or enjoy the beauties of girls in our sphere. Lots of bear parties. Those who are interested in particular game or activity, dedicate their whole time for it.

It is a state of consciousness, where your mind is free from time restriction, no fear about failure. Mind is highly energetic. No tension. It is a life with out commitment. You can move, turn, and change any way you like. You have full freedom and power in driving your life.

When the evil hands of career trapped you, first thing you lost is your freedom. You are forced to read book related to improve your career. Second thing you loose your friends. Career throws the friends to different corner of the world. I remember my father searched and meet his village, school, college friends after his retirement. Once you are caught by career you will loose your contacts with your friends slowly.

Then you loose your ownership to your time. Something or somebody will be the owner of your time. Whatever may be your pay cheque, what level of (high profile or low profile) designation you have, the core activity of your career is selling the time. Without selling your time you can not enroll into a career.

Your interest is coffined. Whether you like or do not like you have to do the responsibilities piled on your head. You loose the freedom to say No when you like to say no.

You can choose your friend but you can not choose your colleague, you have to adjust with your colleagues.

Fun and play or games are completely removed from your life. It is very rare to find people who are playing the games which they played in their teen ages or before trapped by career. You do not have time and you do not have teammates to join with you. Everybody is in shortage of time and running on heels for the sake of career. All the pleasures of youth are gone.

Career does not like the free mind. It keeps filling the mind with targets. It will obsess you with the ‘next thing’ to be done. What is next is always hooking your head. The job consciousness is forcibly stuffed in you head. You can not de-stuff it even after your retirement, since you will not have anything to fill other than your career.

Career sees you as a resource. You are a resource to execute some task or to be utilized. You are committed to career.

The tyrant career keeps you as its slave. But look at your children or any dependents you have, especially who are in their pre-career stage. They enjoy their life because of you. You have mortgaged yourself for them. They live to the full spirit like how you lived when your father or guardian surrender to career. You enjoyed your youth because your parent surrendered to career. Now, its your turn for the sake of your children or dependents.

Have Involvement to Succeed in your Office

Involvement is one of the important attitudes for success.

When people are required to work as team, only those who are getting involved will inspire and lead others. If more number of individuals get involved in a team then it will out perform the opposition.

The good example is cricket match. Eleven people in a team. Two teams have to combat. All the eleven guys are not performing well up to their ability. All players in a team will not be satisfied with their performance. Even some may not have chance to play. Even they win or loose some are satisfied and many are not satisfied. Cricket is the only game where all the guys playing in a match can not be happy or satisfied even they won. Those who are batted well or bowled well and lead the team to victory will be happy; others who did not bat or bowl well will not be happy even their team wins, may be acting or managing as being happy.

If you play the game (cricket) you can realize it. If you bat well, but your team lost, still you will be happy by your individual performance. Your team wins but you did not bat well, then you will be disappointed personally. This is applicable from street cricket to International cricket.

Involvement is the main factor for individual performance and satisfaction while working in team. Depending upon the level of involvement your chances of performing well will get increased. More involvement leads to more performance.

Any type of team-work from software development to war fare need involvement from its collection of individuals to succeed. Involvers contribute more; get more credits then those who are not involved. Involvers get more return, benefits, fame than ‘Un-involvers’. Involvers move to front, un-involvers pushed behind

All the people who have interest are not given equal opportunity to get involved. From cricket to software development and from politics to war fare opportunity to grow is in-equal. People who have influence and management support and able to express ‘themselves’ are given the opportunity first. Some time they steal the opportunity of others. Rarely opportunity is left open to people who are skilled but inferior in ‘politics’ after superior people failed to perform well.

Even you get the opportunity to involve, you have skills but you must have good time, positive mindset, above all God’s grace. Involvement, Opportunity, skill, and ‘timing’ all should work in a sequence.

In the above features involvement is the most important thing. Those who are trying to involve alone get the opportunity or snatch the opportunity or create opportunity. For others opportunity will be given when ‘not used’. Even you have God’s grace but you are not involving then no way to utilize God’s grace.

Your quest to grap the opportunity to get involved is very important to succeed any where and every where. If you hesitate or wait for your turn, then if involvers failed by their bad time, then you will be given the ‘unused’ or ‘forced’ opportunity. But it is very rare, because the hunger of an involver is more intense than non-involvers.

So involve with a positive mindset that you will perform well and succeed and grab the first opportunity to succeed.