Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why R&D is important?

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. and Bharat Electronics Ltd. are top two PSU’s(public sector undertaking) which top this year’s 100 most spenders in R&D. BHEL at No.2 and latter at 11.The concept can be compared to the saying “a stitch in time saves nine”.

Statistics have shown that the increment in revenues are tremendous while investing in research and development.These companies follow the tagline “Spend Today,Earn Tomorrow”.Indeed its true,they have bagged orders worth crores of rupees and even they have been exporting the technologies earned through R&D.While it is only recently that many companies are realizing the importance of it,the Govt. run companies have recognized this years earlier.Leave aside the pharmaceutical companies because the sector itself is research driven.

BHEL

It was established in 1956 with the collaboration of Soviet-Union technology,they would export it and the firm would develop it as per the Indian markets.Post-liberalization era in Indian economy,when all the customs were lifted in power sector,firms like GE(General Electric),Siemens refused to collaborate for their own-profits.This was the time when BHEL recognized that it needs its own calibre in R&D.

The figures have shown that copyrights and patents have been filed per day.With R&D facilities attached at all its 14 centers,it has spent 2.4% of its revenues in it.6723 crores were earned when 829 crores were infused in research.Some key achievements of BHEL in context of R&D are-

  • coal gasification technology allows thermal plants to generate electricity with 40% more efficiency.
  • permanent magnet motors to reduce the size of submarines to help better mobility.
  • insulated-gate bipolar transistor based inverter for rail locomotives to consume power with more efficiency.It helped BHEL bag 400 crore deal from Indian Railways.

Bharat Electronics Ltd.

When we talk of defence technology,we talk of BEL.The firm is largest supplier of equipments to defence sector of the country leaving giants like Wipro,TCS behind.It has invested around 5.4% of its revenues in R&D.A huge revenue stream is generated by constantly investing into research arena.Some key highlights are –

  • BEL is awaiting the order from Indian Govt. of coast surveillance system guarding 7600 km coastline of Indian sub-continent.It uses electro-optic sensors.The project has already been developed keeping in mind the safety post Mumbai terror attacks.
  • Stars V mark II radio is an advanced radio which lets users to change the frequencies to prevent the interception from the enemies.It uses frequency hopping algorithm developed by BEL.
  • BEL wrote algorithms for EVM’s(electronic voting machines) which are widely being used across the country by voters.This technology is now being demoed to countries like Uganda,South Africa,Philippines,Honduras….

It is evident that one who has edge on technology stays ahead irrespective of the field one is in.Innovation drives businesses.Whether it is product or service oriented,creativity and differentness is the punchline.For these all,research and development are very crucial.


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Mumbai-city that never sleeps

I had been to this giant city during rainy days and everyone has to agree that it is at its beauty best when drops pour down.But this time it was experience enhanced as if chewing down the whole living experience to the fullest.JUST TWO DAYS!

One thing that is worth describing is people very very busy in the work and their day-to-day carrying on. There is one song in Munnabhai M.B.B.S which goes “kitne sikke jode sab ko yeh chinta hai,jeevan hai ek bank pal pal Govind hai”(everyone is worried about piling up money that life has become a bank). I witnessed a moment at Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus(the main station of Mumbai) where a local train destined stopped and people getting off,was like an army of ants moving randomly.People even if their legs hurt dont care,they simply carry on for there is a fight for everything-for space,for food,for living and even for loos.

The infrastructure is elegant.One simply looks at space with an awe trying to figure out how the heck these mega structure were built.The hospitality of the people is at par with any other thing comparable.They offer seats to senior citizens and women.The elegant most thing i liked is the lane traffic system.

It indeed is gonna become the “New York City” of India in next sets of decades.Watch out,there is more cut-throat competition……

Trip to Bhopal

They were the best of my buddies…the end of semester,the craving of partying and a break were fueling our needs.We didnt want it but needed it.The break,long awaited.So it was “City Of Lakes”.

Though I was to this place a dozen of times,my route was directly to the rail station after kicking the bus out.The fact that made me hate Bhopal was the old part of the city with barbarians and unorganized creeps.But this time was a whole new image I got to  see infrastructure,shopping malls,etc.The Dainik Bhaskar City (DBC) is the biggest mall in Madhya Pradesh.It is so elegantly designed that it can even leave all the malls in Hyderabad behind…..way behind that you cannot even imagine them in competition.So I learned a  thing – never believe of make a judgement unless you have learned a thing completely.Simultaneously,it was so embarrassing on my part as if I was swugging in.

The day started with the coolest personality that I might have seen ever.She is Amrita Kanjani,200% extrovert and extremely public friendly.The words seem to roll down her tongue with great ease.The “masti” seems to be her habit,no extra efforts to bring it out.The fact that Devansh Rahtogi accompanied us was icing on the cake.Everything was perfect,if you seem to take out a person or thing,it would crumble down to boredom.And of course the person that made us feel like home was Manas Gupta.Extremely approaching and had a blast with him.The city being known by him and a automobile were his Jacks.

The movie was appreciated filled with fun and romance was a sign of good omen.As I said,everything was going perfect.A shot of rum was like beating the cold with clean sweep.

The memorable moments that I could recall of  are two.One was a long drive on “Lake View” with the car driven at 100kmph.The next being all four of us in hookah lounge.That was as if the life being enjoyed to the core and peak.Indeed,it was.

My facebook update said”had a blast…..thanks to @Manas,@Amrita along with @Duck(Devansh) ….inexplicably awesome hosts….u ppl rockk ” . Evidently it was a “kk”.The moments match the magnitude of feelings being tried to express up here.

Eminem – Not Afraid

I am in love with this song.Earlier it was Eminem who was a jerk with all the slim shadies craps.But time matures and changes everything,well I may be wrong at it but it works.It goes-
You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ’emBut you won’t take this thing out these words before I say ’emCause ain’t no way I’m let you stop me from causing mayhemWhen I say ’em or do something I do it, I don’t give a damnWhat you think, I’m doing this for me, so f*** the worldFeed it beans, it’s gassed up, if a thing’s stopping meI’mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedlyAnd all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balconyNo if ands or buts don’t try to ask him why or how can heFrom Infinite down to the last Relapse album he’s still shit’nWhether he’s on salary, paid hourly.

a rush of adrenaline for sure!!!!Until he bows out or he shit’s his bowels out of him