Sunday, June 29, 2008

Art is long & time is short.

Have we ever realised that benfits of scientific advancement we are reaping tody, are attributable to hardwork of generations spreading over centuries. Doesn't it remind one of the lod parable when a child asks his grandfather as to why his grandfather is planting a mango tree; when he knows pretty well that he is much too old to see mangoes growing. To this the Grandfather replied that he had ben enjoying the mangoes planted by his grandfather; and how would his grandchildren eat the mangoes if the tree were not planted by him without showing any selfishness to tasting the mangoes himself. Similarly all inventions including the wheel, the first & the biggest revolution in humna existence, were made by our forefathers for the benefit of their coming generations. This is true of bullock cart, stem engine, locomotives, buses , and the aircrafts.

Harnessing the water (hydraulic) power, controlling wind for driving turbines, solar energy, the gobar gas & the rest fall in this category. While availing this facility, we are seldom mindful of the fact that we got these benefits by the toil & trouble of so many generations including our own. Today when Computer has revolutionised Information Technology, we can hardly project ourselves into future for foretelling as to what is in store for us in the times to come. Quantum Physics has presented some basic concepts for the conquest of Time & Space through observations like Philadelphia experiment and we are also aware of the existence of Bermuda Triangle; but we have no alternative excepting leaving the unfinished tasks for the future. Knowledge is nothing buyt a continuous curiosity & spirit of enquiry to find out as to what is happening around us.

It has also been said & said aptly, that the best possible study to be undertaken is the study of Human Nature; and amongst other things our interdisciplinary approach takes us to the field of Humana resources for evolving concepts found useful in the study of HRM and Management. the process involves continuous observation over a span of time, their analysis, application in a given context, and finally the ultimate end of drawing inferences for future application till the original hypothesis is found incorrect or proved wrong by the circumstances. This amounts to a life of useful hardwork based on continuous thinking & burning one's midnight oil for the benefit of the generations to come.

One significant factor in the event of defeat, the researcher ought to know that human nature is averse to dictation by any external source. The real task for an innovator is to find out how best to put things across for acceptance with the least possible resistance. In other words, it is an exercise for selling an idea. So Godspeed.................................
Jameel Zaidi

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