Hope for Peace In Karachi

Sometime it looks like that all the people who are against the peace and humanity are residing or having their influence in Karachi. The environment of Karachi is very different than the world. The City which was once rated to become an Economic hub and was once predicted to be a great competitor to New York and London in future has turn out to be having the city of inhabit of criminals. Every Crime can be found in 3,512 square kilometer; dealing to violence, ransom money, target killings, bomb blasting and other bulge of abhorrent activities. The City looks abnormal in hours of darkness. Every step out-side the homes became very crucial and wanderers are not allowed in Karachi at night.

Karachi which is not getting up to mark of becoming an economic hub of the world but it is still an economic center of Pakistan despite of violence and hideous acts. And when the strike calls off by the local bodies the economic sector hit badly. More than Rs. 20 million loss occur when city’s work impede for 12 hours. Karachites are always worried about their loved ones who are outside from homes for any purpose. The communication activity gets increases, when the city hit by any terrorist activity. The protest against the Anti-Muslim activity turns in to a terrorist activity in Pakistan. Yesterday, two blast occurred tearing through the financial capital’s crowded Hyderi Market, initially killing six people, including a young girl, and wounding 25. After the investigation it was suspected that Bohra community was targeted. In last 9 months more than 1100 people have been killed; it means around .1% of population of Karachi was killed in 9 months.

But sometime we found a very different scenario in Karachi; we found the highest number of super markets in Karachi from all around Pakistan with highest number of crowd, we found people enjoying in both the Eid’s stupendously despite of inflation.

Let us hope that Karachi become one of the peaceful cities in the world as it was known in the sub continent  some time ago.

Unforgettable Fire in Karachi

After the disastrous incident on 9/11 in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi in which almost 289 people were killed. Pakistan’s government should take immediate actions on lots of things in which there is a lot to do on by-laws actions and moreover disaster management. The biggest reason came up in front of us is the biggest negligence  and low safety standards which is not only found in that single garment factory but also in many factories in Pakistan and many in Karachi.

An Unwanted Occasion on 9/11

The time has gone when government and it’s officials were saying that there were limited or few resources to control the disaster. Don’t tell me that there was not enough water as just few hours ago you splashed tons on water from water cannons on a rally which was against a 3rd graded movie. Factories and Industries in Pakistan needs a special attention which unfortunately getting the worst from every aspect. In factories and Industries there must take utmost care about the best working conditions of workers, disaster management or Emergency management and on healthy environment.  Unfortunately in many factories of Pakistan we find a lot of problems on the issues which creates such a disaster which is unbearable to watch. There was no strategic planning or neither any attempt found to save the people when the factory becomes a hell. In Pakistan you can’t expect any integrated solution of a problem like these and found helpless in front of corruption.

But this will not make things to get silence, all in all 289 people were killed in one single building which shows the mismanagement, helplessness and non-strategic behavior of concern departments.

Lots of things need to be changed in which the major step should be taken to terminate the license of all the factories which have a deadly condition, gives an image of a hell and is not up to the laws.

There should also given lectures on disaster management to the people working in factories and if possible should given the lesson of fire fighting. The learning of owners of factories and industrialist not get end up after starting the industry. They need to learn about providing health and safety conditions, construction of green buildings or less of it need to hire a person who take care of these things.

We all hope that in future we are able to fight against such a disaster and will decrease the after effects as much as possible.

 

Engineer’s Day In India

If you are living in India don’t forget to say Happy Engineer’s Day to your engineering fellow. Today on 15th of September, Engineer’s day is celebrated all over the India in the respect of “Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya”, a notable Indian Engineer, who was born on 18th September 1860.

Remember 3 Idiots..

In India many young and upcoming “Engineering students” are inspired from 3 Idiots, a movie release some years ago, which gets viral all over India. And a prove, is this video in which four engineering students not three as in movie, in Mumbai have made a quadrophonic that flies by a remote control and have won a competition in an engineering college in Kanpur.

India is the country from where every year tons of engineering graduates pass out. And many Indian Engineering students are found in top Engineering universities around the world. India it self have a world-class universities in which IIT is known world-wide. The admission criteria of the university is very tough as millions of students take part in the Admission test. Such a university have produce brilliant students in the past who are working in world wide as well in India where we found mobility from government towards engineering in recent years. A few months ago an IITian was offered a job of Rs. 70 lakh by 9 billion dollar firm- Twitter. He was interviewed from San Fransisco while he was dwelling in India in front of his PC. He was not the position holder but was well enough to meet it. “Sitting in Delhi on a computer, I was trying my best to reply to the queries of software engineers of Twitter,” he said. Once the technical interviews were over, an Indian manager of the social networking site took another interview in Delhi on May 30 and two days later, I was told that they were hiring me, Later they mailed me the offer letter signed by the chief technical officer of Twitter with an annual package of $1,30,000 per annum. Inclusive of bonus, it is about Rs 70 lakh.” He said. But he has bigger dreams. “Being confined to a job isn’t my goal. I have friends working with Google and Facebook. Sometime in the future, we’d like to set up our own company.” Also many firms in India is uprooting Engineering and investing to create easiness in the life of people as Engineering is all bout creating safety and easiness to people. The biggest example of it is the Rs1 lakh car found on Indian roads known as Tata Nano which is the best vehicle for a family of 4-5. Also some thing like Aakash-2 Tablet which really is a good step towards Engineering and comforting people.

 But the sad thing about Engineering in India is the less focus of upcoming students on oldest engineering branch, “Civil Engineering”.
An article read in New york Times in which the main clause was the lack of interest of upcoming students in civil engineering.
“Young Indians’ preference for software over steel and concrete poses an economic conundrum for India. Its much-envied information technology industry generates tens of thousands of relatively well-paying jobs every year. But that lure also continues the exodus of people qualified to build the infrastructure it desperately needs to improve living conditions for the rest of its one billion people — and to bolster the sort of industries that require good highways and railroads more than high-speed Internet links to the West.”
Since there is lack of interest and passion towards civil engineering so it hurts the quality.  An executive Mr. Sujay Kalele said; “If we need 10 good-quality civil engineers, we may get four or five.”
Also India leading Construction L&T said,”You don’t get the best quality in civil engineers, because today the first choice for students is other branches of engineering, said K. P. Raghavan, an executive vice president in L.& T.’s construction division. “We are compensating with lots of training.”
Also the reason behind this is the first payment given to fresh civil engineers is not well enough.  About six thousand dollar annually given to a fresh civil engineers and that is from a good Private firm not from government sector. Also the other reason of not well growth of Civil Engineering, is the huge corruption which is a big problem not only in India but of many countries.
Well lets hope the problem get solved soon. And yes to all of you “Happy Engineer’s day.”

Favorites For T20 World Cup

Before talking about the T20 worldcup and their favorites let us look upon a match played between Pakistan and Australia which Pakistan won by a super over. A match which every Pakistani and Australians will remember at least for a month as T20 world cup is coming up in 10 days and both the teams have the ability to uplift the trophy in Srilanka. And one of them if do so, will perish these memories. The match was with all the melodies and lyrics which made it a Perfect T20 match. We found aggressive bowling, decent batting and some brilliant catches and run outs. All in all it was a perfect T20 match for the teams before entering in to the mega event starting from September 18. Let us back on the topic.

Australians reached in to the finals in the last T20 world cup held in West Indies in which they were outclassed by England. As far as the Pakistan Cricket team is concern they were regarded as the most dangerous and favorite team in all the 3 T20 World Cup. From which they response brilliantly 1 out of 2 T20 World Cup held in England in which they beat Srilanka in the finals held in Lord’s.

This time the T20 world Cup is in Srilanka, first time in Asia. Before this it was held in South Africa, England and West Indies. And more likely 2 out of 3 times it was the Asians who lift up the trophy i.e Pakistan and India. More over in the first 2 T20 world cup the battle was held between the Asian teams in the finals except that of last.

The million dollar question is Who will win this time? In six years this is the fourth T20 world cup. Not a single team has won it twice in 3 out of them. The only team which came closer many times to this trophy was Pakistan.

There are many teams which are looking favorites for this year T20 World cup for many reasons. Also there are few reasons which  bothering them.

INDIA:

Yuvraj Singh is back after fighting against Cancer and he is regarded as the dangerous player in T20 format. His six Sixes against Straut Broad in South Africa is the proof of being dangerous. Let see if he do it again but this time he has to do it against Defending Champions and T20 captain of England. As far as there chances, it is high due to solid batting which is the demand of condition and they have nice bowling in shape of ZAK as there leading striker and Ashwin who has improved a lot. They have played lots of matches in Srilanka. Their captain is one of the most experience T20 captain in the world. There are some players who are out of the show in this year T20 world cup like Sreesanth, Rp-Singh and Joginder Sharma. May be if you are a non-Indian you were not familiar with the last name. But he is the one who bowls the last over in the first T20-world cup final. In the last 2 T20 World cup the biggest reason of India not responding well was they played too many T20 matches in IPL and were exhausted. This time they don’t have the reason to hide their mistakes. Perhaps, If they won this time, they will do it second time, which will be the first time in T20 World cup history.

England:

England now regarded as the one of the best teams in all formats of Cricket.

But the biggest thing which might bother them greatly is not having World best T20 player- Kevin Pietersen in this mega event. As he admitted that he will not play any T20 matches and ODI’s and will concentrate only on Test matches. Further,  ECB didn’t listen to him when he changes his decision. They are the defending champions so they really will work hard to defend it although conditions will be some what stranger to them. Besides that they will have high hopes from Morgan, Swan and their captain. This will really be a big task for England this year to win the trophy on Asian soil.

Pakistan:
If you ask the million Dollar question from any one in the world who loves and follow cricket will say that Pakistan can win it.  Saeed Ajmal who has pick the most wickets  in T20 equal to Shahid Khan Afridi is the magician and many teams are finding it difficult to pick his doosra. He is also predicted as the player of the tournament by Shane Warne. Moreover Pakistan T20 squad looking to be one of the most experienced T20 squad comparing to others as many players have participated in one of the T20 world cup in past.

Their Captain who is called to be the Professor  is having high hopes. Things which can struck them pretty hard is that this is the fourth T20 World cup in 6 years and he is surprisingly 4th captain despite of the presence of other two T20 captains Afridi and Malik in the team. Secondly the batting order doesn’t seems to be thrifty as of India, South Africa and others, they can put a decent total on the board 2 out of 4 times but it will be hard to chase a decent total i.e one out of three times. Their bowling All rounders are responding better than the batting ones. All in all they need few batsman who can play like Viru or Gayle or Kohli which may put or chase a big total. Considering about the conditions in Srilanka they are quite familiar with it. Moreover their Group is the toughest one containing New Zealand to whom they have lost a match in the 2011 One day world cup and just after which Shoaib Akhtar has announced his retirement. Also Bangladeshis who have given tough time in the finals of Asia cup this year.

Australia:

If you see the ICC ratings then you will find that Aussies Suck they are now at spot no. 10 in ICC ratings. They have a new and inexperienced captain George Baily. But that is not some thing which Aussie should bother as India is also at No. 7. The thing which can bother them the most is the conditions of Srilanka and spinners such as Ashwin, Herath and Jadugar Ajmal. The fast bowling of Aussies is pretty good despite of the absence of Brett Lee. Yet they have palyers who can change the game for Aussies like Hussey Brothers, Warner and Watson makes a good combination and have experience bowler Bradd Hogg. They reach to the finals in the last T20 world cup let see if they could clinch more if they do then it will not only make them T20 champions but also a confidence booster for them in ODI’s and Test matches. In the world of Cricket Australians despite of not winning the T20 world cup in the past are regarded to be the dangerous as they are the most hard working team.

South Africa:

Although ranking doesn’t matter but if you are at No.1 in all formats of Cricket that concerns a lot. They lose their top place in the ODI’s recently and move down to 2 but are able to get up back. They have one of the best all rounders in the world Kallis. Their fielding is regarded to be the best in cricket. They have a brilliant fast bowler like Dale Steyn who can be the leading T2o wicket takers just like Malinga and Ajmal, if fast bowlers get support. Their Squad have mixture of experienced and fresh players. But they have never won a World cup despite of these things and that is really bothering them despite of such brilliant prolific team. They reach to the Semi Finals of T20 world cup held in England. They have the ability to win the big trophies but unfortunately they were unable to do that up till now. In all just keep an eye they might break the shell this time.

Srilanka:

They are the ones who are known with the conditions very well. Their Bowling line up has the yorker specialist Lasith Malinga along with Prassana who bowls pretty well in the depth of the overs along with Herath the head of Spin department. Their Batting line up is pretty good and have one of the best fielding team in Asia. They reach to the finals in the second T20 world cup and not only that they are also the finalist of past two one day world cup which shows their consistency. Moreover SLPL was a hit for Srilanka Cricket Board, which also boost players to get ready for the mega event. This will be the golden chance of Srilanka to win this T20 world cup. And if they won they will be the first to win T20 world cup in their home and Second in the world to win a world cup in home. India won the one day world cup 2011  of whose final held in Mumbai.

West Indies:

After a long tough years for West Indies Cricket Board they are back of being the favorites of this format. They lost the opportunity which Srilankans now have it. But this time their chances of winning the T20 world cup is also high as compare to the last ones. Chris Gayle is regarded to be the most dangerous player of the tournament from his bat. He has score many hundreds in Leagues and he is the one who knows the Asian condition pretty well he has score hundreds in IPL and BPL. And more also he has score hundred for his team in this format. Other players who will be playing an important role for them is Sunil Narine he was one who contributed for KKR and make them to win the IPL last season. Pollard is another big name in T20 who can play cameo innings for them. Their captain Darren Sammy can do the same. Also player  like Ravi Rampaul, André Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith can be really handy and can play a good role for making West Indies a T20 champion.

New Zealand:

Their chances don’t seems to be pretty high as compare to others. Their group has the two Asian teams one is Pakistan and other is Bangladesh which makes their group the toughest one for them. As Bangladesh has been in to the finals in the Asia Cup which creates their reputation high in Asia. The thing which makes New Zealand pretty dangerous is that they have got some fine players which make them a team which can defeat or creates some problems for the opponents. Like Jacob Oram who has shown magical performance in the final for UVA next in SLPL. So it will be one of the toughest group of the tournament as far as the teams are concern. And one has to go early from the tournament.

Bangladesh:

After a fine success of BPL which shows fine result in Asia cup Bangladeshis are determined to create a good show in this year T20 world cup. Their opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is one of the dangerous batsman of Asia as far as his batting is concern and has shown a good performance in SLPL for Wayamba United. Along with Shakib-ul-hasan who is a darling for Bangladesh will be a tough nuts to bite.

Their is a very slim chances of Zimbawe, Afghanistan and Ireland to win the World cup as their groups look pretty tough for them. Maybe one of them could surprise us by a major up set from big teams. Let us see, Still 10 days to go for the Start of the fouth T20 world cup.
I throw the million Dollar question on you.

Who do you think will win the T20 World Cup?

Do Comment!