This morning I read an interesting news item which said that IT biggies of Pune have decided to stop poaching talent and not allow recruitment of any candidate (from each other) without a proper notice period. And bypassing the notice period is a norm, rather than an exception in the days of demand supply swings.
I wonder if it’s a cartel or a sensible way of acting civilized. We are in a society where we have the freedom to work and to employ. Sometimes ethics get a cold shoulder when there is pressure to recruit, to serve customers in an era when projects are hard to come by and companies are going all the way to please the dollar / euro paying conglomerates.
This shows that the industry is moving towards a higher maturity levels. In the economics terminology, there will be no ‘super normal profits’ as the time passes.
We know that Yoga takes us to higher levels of salvation. Good for spirituality, but does it give answers to physics and astronomy? I was surprised to know that it does. Sayana, a fourteenth century scholar, had mentioned that the sun (or its light) travels 2202 yojanas in half a nimesha. The fact that a yojana is 9 miles and nimesha = 16/75 second, reveals that he meant the speed of light to be 185794 miles per second. Not very different from the well known 186000 miles per second that modern scientists have discovered, isn’t it?
The west is discovering the power of yoga and the hidden meanings of ancient texts in Sanskrit, and we Indians are aping the west. Whats the fun in doing something when something larger and better is right here in front of us? Perhaps it is not packaged well, and not in a readable format.
But it is worth to look into the ancient wisdom that we have lost. I read from the article that the ancient yogis had the power of intuition, and yoga sutra states that everything can be known with intuition. So instead of developing new technologies to grasp the unknown, isn’t it better to try to discover the power of the brain?
How to do this? Thats my next topic of research.