Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 12 December 2016

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ?


Level Playing Field ?

 

It just does not exist - so forget about it and make the most of what you have !


For Corporate , it is absurd to demand and for a Government , it is futile to attempt to provide a Level Playing Field



There are no two countries where ALL the resources and the ENTIRE industrial Eco-system , is identical or even closely similar



Inputs for any industry are :



#    MANPOWER


    *  Ave age / Education Level / Skills / Work Ethics / Productivity / Working

        Hours / Holidays /  Salaries

    
#    RAW MATERIALS / COMPONENTS AVAILABILITY

    *  Local vs Imported / Supply Chain / Logistics / Duties & Taxes / Quality



#     FINANCE / BANK INTEREST RATES


     *  Equity / Loans / Interest Rates / Collateral / Duration / Terms 




#    LAND / LOCATION ( of manufacturing unit )


     *  Availability / Prices / Transport / Availability of Skilled Manpower 




#    INDUSTRIAL  POLICY ( Central and State Governments )


     *  Exemptions / Incentives / Restrictions / Inspections / Permissions /

         Compliance


#    MARKET


     *  Domestic / Overseas  

  

#    TECHNOLOGY


     *  IPR / Patents Regime / Copy-Rights / Home-Grown / Licensing / Royalty 



#    TAXATION


     *  High / Low Corporate Income Tax / Capital Gains Tax 



#    INFRASTRUCTURE


     *  Internal ( Road-Rail Network / Air-Sea connectivity ) / Warehouses



#   COMPETITION


     Monopoly / Oligopoly / Cartels / Fierce & Free competition of many



Now , Industrialists / Businessmen , all over the World , will continue to compare the
INDUSTRIAL INPUTS existing in their own country with the following BENCHMARKS :


#  
Most Business Friendly ................................... Ireland

#   Lowest Corporate Tax...................................... Kuwait ( 0 % )

#   Lowest Hourly Wages ( PPP basis ).................... Bangladesh ( $ 0.25/hr )

#   Highest Working Hours.................................... Mexico ( 42.5 / week )

#   Least Govt mandated paid holidays................... USA     ( Nil )

#  
Highest Manpower Productivity......................... Switzerland

#   Lowest Bank Interest Rates.............................  Denmark ( 0.05 % )

#   Demographic Advantage of a Young Population....India 

#  
Ease of Introducing unpopular reforms..............  China ( Dictatorship )  


There is , quite likely , some parameter on which a Country can claim to have distinct advantage over all the other countries


It could have something to do with its Geographical situation / Historical evolution / Political System / Legal Frame-work / Societal Norms etc


It is not possible to replicate advantages of all of these Benchmark Countries , into any one single country


At the same time , it is very important to keep studying these Benchmarks and ask ourselves :


"  How have these countries managed to reach , where they are ?


   What REFORMS can we introduce in our own system to catch-up ?


   Are there any parameters in which we ourselves are a Benchmark to others ?


   What should we do so that we do not slip-up where we are ourselves , some


   kind of a Benchmark , to the rest of the World ? 


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12  June  2016


www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

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hemen  parekh

Mumbai






Monday, 10 October 2016

Make Yourself Heard


Make    Yourself    Heard

Dear Visitor :

It is time for YOU to speak up - and demand that YOU are heard

By emailing this suggestion - incorporating your OWN improvements - to the following Policy Makers (  just click on their Email IDs and Copy / paste this suggestion )















#    'secy-ipp@nic.in'



#    rsecy@nic.in




























 


hemen  parekh


Marol , Mumbai , India


( M ) +91 - 98,67,55,08,08


A QUESTION and an ANSWER


A Question and an Answer ?


THE  QUESTION :

Speaking at the launch of a book "World 2050" in Mumbai on 09 June 2016 , Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said :

"  The technological progress is making the middle class anxious about job security globally.

The emerging threat is it's not the guy in Bengaluru but the robot next door who's going to take your job

There's

*    flexible manufacturing,
*    big data,
*    connectivity, and
*    robotics

which are changing the entire landscape, wherein only professionals in the hi-tech sector or those lower down like security guards are feeling secure, while leaving the middle class anxious.

There's a sense that middle class jobs are disappearing either because of technology or globalization and as a result, something has to be done.

Nobody knows what, but the populists have the answer,"  he said, adding this results in attitudes like keeping out immigrants and also technology.

Increasingly, the debate is moving to emerging markets, where there is a worry, perhaps industrial countries will get right this time and perhaps won’t need us to produce stuff.

What happens if all these robots, flexible manufacturing, 3d printers... They no longer need mass production that was ladder to growth in emerging markets.... What happens to countries like Vietnam, India and Africa if the ladder for steady growth is removed ? ”

This is a  QUESTION rather than a STATEMENT, something we have to think about when we are looking forward 35 years,” he added.


THE   ANSWER  (  but certainly , not " Populist  ) :


My blog dt : 9 September 2015


" BACK FACTORY " OF THE WORLD ?


China is known as the " Factory " of the World

India is known as the  " Back Office " of the World

Can India become the " Back Factory " of the World ?


Wrong question !


Right question is : WHEN can we become the " Back Factory " of the World ?


Answer is " hiding in plain sight " !

This week , an astronaut , sitting in a satellite 400 km above the earth and hurtling through space at 16,000 km per hour , operated a robot on the earth

Earlier , scientists sitting in NASA space centre or in Shri Harikota space centre , have operated Mars Rovers / MOM ( Mars Orbital Mission ) remotely

From a distance of millions of miles

And soon , astronauts  will be sending emails to earthlings from millions of miles away , using " Space Internet " on their Mobile phones

Invariably , each such team of scientists , comprised Indians !

So , WHEN can our scientists - and software Start Ups - enable Indian workers , sitting in Hyderabad / Chennai etc , to operate / manipulate , machinery in factories of Europe / America / China ?

I believe this can become a reality by 2020 , if Central Government and State Governments , just get out of the way of our scientists / Start Ups and leave them alone !


Then tell them :

" You are our next generation of Freedom Fighters . Free our millions from
poverty / starvation / jobless depression / ignominy / suicides


Like war - ravaged people of North Africa , Indians cannot invade Europe / Australia / Canada , in search of jobs / better life


We depend upon you to bring the jobs to India - jobs such as ,


  *   Operating Machinery in Factories abroad

  *   Controlling Air Traffic at Airports around the World

  *   Operating upon patients in Hospitals , all over

  *   Teaching students in Schools , in remote Africa

  *   Any job that currently requires immediate presence of a worker


And , if you set up a " Back Factory " , you don't need to pay Corporate Income Tax for next 10 years !


Simply register on web site of Income Tax Department as a " Back Factory " owner and file annual " Zero Corporate Tax Return "


When this happens ,


>  Millions of skilled Indian workers will operate factories around the World ,
    sitting in , internet connected " Back Factories " in small Indian towns


>  Foxcon will not need to replace its high-wage Chinese workers with one
    million robots ( as officially announced sometime back )


    At half the wages of those Chinese workers , Indians will operate Foxcon
    factories , all over the World , remotely !


>  " Contract Labour Act " will need to be replaced with " Back Factory " Act


>  " Minimum Wages Act " will need to be scrapped !


>   India will not need to fight with WTO on " Manpower / Service Exports "


>   " Make in India " will morph into " Make from India "



I hope NDA Ministers and members of NITI Aayog will ask , Narayan Murthy / Sam Pitroda / Azim Premji / Sundar Pichai / Satya Nadela / Ray Kurzweil etc :


"  How soon can this be done ?  How can you help ? "


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10  June  2016




hemen  parekh


Marol , Mumbai , India


( M ) +91 - 98,67,55,08,08


FW: OFFER TO COMPLEMENT MAKEININDIA WEB SITE THRU HYPERLINKING


 Dear Shri Chaturvediji :


You may recall the following tweets - although , may be one year old !

I continue to request hyperlinks from MakeinIndia web site to , just re-launched, mobile friendly version of ,

www.B2BmessageBlaster.com  (  B2B  ) ,

which , now carries LIVE feeds from the Twitter pages of ,

*   MakeinIndia

*  Shri Narendra Modiji

*  Shri Amitabh Kant

I seek your help in providing those links


with regards,


( click for my profile )


Mumbai / (M) 0-98,67,55,08,08



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@ParekhHemen @RojerNath @makeinindia this site b2bmessageblaster.com is very useful to know who is investing in India

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Amitabh Kant favorited your Tweet

42m: 

@amitabhk87 That logo is 100 years old ( 1916 ) Lion logo of Make in India will soon be on all Indian web sites B2BmessageBlaster.com
Amitabh Kant



From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]

Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 12:03 PM


Subject: OFFER TO COMPLEMENT MAKEININDIA WEB SITE THRU HYPERLINKING

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Dear Policy Makers,


Ever since the launch of MakeinIndia web site , I am requesting to allow me to complement the laudable efforts of this initiative , through hyper-linking between MakeinIndia and my website , www.B2BmessageBlaster.com (B2B)


This was , even agreed upon by Shri Amitabh Kant ( the then Secretary - DIPP ) , during his meeting in Mumbai on 05 Sept 2015


After checking out the following GOOGLE RANK ANALYSIS , I hope , I will be " enabled " to contribute , like any patriotic young Indian of 83 years of age , who participated in QUIT INDIA movement in 1942 , by joining " Prabhat Feri " , in the streets of Bhavanagar



with regards,

hemen  parekh


Mumbai / (M) 0-98,67,55,08,08


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Google   Rank  of www.B2BmessageBlaster.com

[  as on 31  May  2016  ]

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Search  Term   /   Total Results

Rank of B2B  (  www.B2BmessageBlaster.com  )

Rank of MakeinIndia  (  www.MakeinIndia.com  )

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# " Who is investing in India "     /     63,200 results


B2B....................31  results out of first 50 results ( 5 pages )


MakeinIndia......... Not once in first 50 results  !

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" Expedite My Project "      /           2,020  results


B2B....................  3rd / 4th  on first page


MakeinIndia.........  Not once in first 50 results  !


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" India Project Resources "  /     1,870  results


B2B.................... 41 results out of first 50 results


MakeinIndia......... Not once in first 50 results  !

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#  " Influence Policy Makers "  /  154,000  results


B2B...................... 12th  ( on the second page )


MakeinIndia...........  Not once in first 50 results  !


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Inviting Indian Companies for Technical Collaboration / Joint Venture  /

    661,000 results

   
B2B.....................  3rd ( on first page )


MakeinIndia........... Not once in first 50 results  !


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31  May  2016


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Thursday, 6 October 2016

RE: CAN YOU PL HELP ?


Rahul,

Thanks for your confirmation . I will be there

I am hoping that Kailas too would help by being present

hcp

CC; Nitin,

We might need your help tomorrow , over the phone

And , as far as Watson Analytics is concerned , Prashant has done some R&D yesterday

You may want to talk to him

I am sure , with two of you collaborating , we should be able to come up with ,

" Job Market Analysis " , ( of those 2 million job advts compiled over last 8 years thru RSS feeds ),

the kind of which , does not exist on the Net !

From: Mekhola Ganguly [mailto:mekhola@3pconsultants.co.in]
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:56 AM
To: Hemen Parekh
Cc: kailas7@gmail.com; Nitin Ruge; Sachin Olkar
Subject: RE: CAN YOU PL HELP ?

Dear Sir,

Spoke to Rahul.

He has agreed to come tomorrow at 10 am at our Hyde park office.

Warm Regards,

Mekhola Ganguly
+91 9867550825

From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]
Sent: 09 June 2016 10:36
To: Hemen Parekh; Rahul Deodhar
Cc: kailas7@gmail.com; Nitin Ruge; Sachin Olkar; Mekhola Ganguly
Subject: RE: CAN YOU PL HELP ?

Rahul ,

I look forward to our meeting on Saturday

hcp

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cc: Kailas,

      I would appreciate if you can be present


From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 10:21 AM
To: 'Rahul Deodhar'
Cc: 'kailas7@gmail.com'; 'Nitin Ruge'; Sachin Olkar; Mekhola Ganguly
Subject: RE: CAN YOU PL HELP ?

Dear Rahul,

As soon as I have your confirmation , I will request Mekhola to keep the office open on coming Saturday

Warm Regards,

Hemen Parekh

(M)=91 – 98,67,55,08,08

From: Rahul Deodhar [mailto:deodhar.rahul@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 8:27 AM
To: Hemen Parekh
Cc: kailas7@gmail.com; Nitin Ruge; Sachin Olkar
Subject: Re: CAN YOU PL HELP ?

Hello Sir,
I have been unable to find time since 2 weeks due to some urgent work that has come up in office. I have been traveling to Pune frequently as well. Hence, it will not be possible for me to come on the 4th, but will try to plan a visit on the 11th in the morning.
My apologies for the delay.
Best Regards,
Rahul R. Deodhar
Dear Rahul,

I suppose you got very busy over the past 2 weeks

Do you think , you can spare an hour , on coming Saturday ( 4th June ) , morning to visit us ?

If yes , then , by a copy of this mail , I am requesting Kailas as well to find time to join us

Unless we manage to connect the database , many links in IndiaRecruiter , just won't work  !

And offering anyone , the source code ( even if FREE ), without flawless functional working , is of no help , as you can see from the following email that I got from TMI Network ( Hyderabad ) , to whom I had given the Source code

Same problem was also faced by.... www.aasaanjobs.com / www.cibr.com / www.Jumpinggeans.com , all of whom could not get the RESUME RATER tool to work , since it failed to connect up with the online database of IndiaRecruiter.net

   

Warm Regards,

Hemen Parekh

(M)=91 – 98,67,55,08,08

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24 March , 2015


Dear Sir,

For your update.

1.       I had an internal meeting with the recruiters focusing only on the search assignments.
2.        
3.       The most important components, that I have understood to save the time of the recruiters…
4.        
a.       Resume Ranking / Display by Competence Profile (Percentile)
b.        
c.       Graphical Knowledge presentation - Candidate profile with analysed graph in comparison with the existing data.
d.        
5.       We need your help how to go ahead in incorporating the above two components into TMI internal application. The reason to incorporate in TMI Application is because, figuring out from the existing backup files received from your office is consuming time and cost.

We need to think for the rest of the valuable components to re-create, though it’s an ongoing effort but may not consume as much as time and effort in figuring out the existing one which is a tiring process.

Thanks and regards
Jijo Abraham


From: Rahul Deodhar [mailto:deodhar.rahul@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:53 AM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Contact Details

Hello Sir,
It was wonderful talking to you.
My email ids are rahul_deodhar@yahoo.co.uk and deodhar.rahul@gmail.com
Vikram's cell number is +919920653344.
I will let you know 1-2 days I  advance when I can visit the office.
Best Regards,
Rahul R. Deodhar