Friday, September 28, 2007

No wonder, a Health Policy is definitely required for the teenagers and young bubbling IT Guys who stress out blinking in front of the computers whole day long! The IT and BPO Life is taking a toll with the tough schedule causing sleepless days n nights, mental stress, depression and even psychiatric problems apart from many other real health and social hazars. As such, the Union Health and IT Minister is setting to form a special Health Policy for the BPO sector and a conference is supposed to be held in Bangalore for the IT sector reps.

Hmm...I been redesigning and sure is a long way to go - However, slow but steady ever win the race! If not, reach somewhere half the way;-) As I experience, I know, It sure is a good idea for a Health Policy for IT buffs cos working 24x7 calls to check on health. My Book Guardian of Angels has some concerns on kids using computers 'Is computing safe for kids?' - I wonder if the parents and educationists understand what it means to be 3-5 hours being on social networking sites! Afterall, schools here do not have the online assignments nor are the teachers savvy - Are they???

- ilaxi patel

Sunday, September 23, 2007

There, it's Sunita Williams all the way here and in the minds of Children. A parent told me that her child was going to Interview Sunita Williams and she's gonna ask her how she got her inspirations. A question I quipped in the class and they all spoke her name with a bang and spelt the word 'Astronaut' correctly while they find mistakes in spellings of many other words. As these children here are so inspired by Sunita Williams, I wonder if Suni too need to get inspired by these kids here.

The reason is, Sunita Williams clarified and regretted, she cannot speak Gujarati or Hindi inspite of her roots here. Whereas the kids over here are Jack of all Trades - they learn (rathar schools and parents too teach them) Gujarati, Hindi, English and even go for Spanish, French, etc. learning.

And well, our Gujarat University here seems to lack knowing proper Gujarati! There seems to be lot of mistakes in a Certificate given to Suni - ugh, oh, now I guess I need not fear of making those rasvai-dirghai and all those spelling blunders I make while I write the Shabd Preet - Relax me, GU makes mistakes, so I am apt to;-)

- ilaxi