I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

ಮಾಡಿ ನೋಡೇ ಬಿಡುವ?

ಗಾ೦ಧೀಜಿಯವರು ಕೆಟ್ಟದ್ದನ್ನು ಕೇಳಬೇಡ, ನೋಡಬೇಡ, ಆಡಬೇಡ ಎ೦ದರೆ ಹೊರತು,
ಕಂಡಾಗ ಕೈಕಟ್ಟಿ ಕೂಡು ಅನ್ನಲಿಲ್ಲ.
ಅರವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕೆಲವರಿ೦ದ, ಕೆಲವರಿಗಾಗಿ ಮಾತ್ರ ರಾಜ್ಯಭಾರದಿ೦ದ ಕೈಕಟ್ಟಿ ಕುಳಿತಿರುವ
ನಾಲಕ್ಕನೆ ಮಂಗನಾಗಿ ಈ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಗೆ ತಲುಪಿದ್ದೇವೆ.
ಅಸಾಧ್ಯವನ್ನು ಸಾಧ್ಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಕನಸು ನನಸು ಮಾಡುವ ಮೋಡಿಯನ್ನು ಮೋದಿ ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ
ಆದನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ನಮ್ಮ  ಮಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಆಗುವುದೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಿ ನೋಡೇ ಬಿಡುವ?

lets act now

Gandhiji exhorted us not to speak, hear or see evil.
We became the epitome of do nothing 4th monkey.  Pampered by sixty years of cradle to grave reservation based  governance by some, for some of some.
Now a dream the impossible Modi has MODIFIED our imagination.
Let us at the least cooperate with him to realize some of the dreams by doing What we individually can do within our abilities.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

cost of canadas myopic immigration policy

The Prime Minister(via his web page)
Immigration Minister(email not available)
I a US qualified Microbiologist/Medical Technologist with pharma research and diagnostic lab experience of 30 plus years, applied for PR in around 2004 vide B046295115IK1. Without going into individual merits you decided to terminate all applications prior to February 28 2008.
I just want to indicate what it cost Canada in terms of Science, Technology Engineering and Medicine atleast in my case.  
1) US qualified Microbiolgoist Medical Technologist with 35 plus years experience in tropical diagnostics.
2. Dietician/Medical Technologist with 30 plus years experience in laboratory medicine and nutrition.
3. Biologist Engineer with Purdue Masters in Biology, presently pursuing MBA at Haas school in Berkley, with 2 patents and 3 papers in the field of Biotechnology.
4. Graphics Engineer with MS degree from Rochester institute of technology, pursuing doctorate from University of California at Davis and a career with intel.
5. Industrial Engineer, with MS degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, pursuing doctorate from NCSU Raleigh.
6. Supply chain management Engineer with MS from Cornell at Manhattan associates.
When I applied I believed you fully knew when seeking skilled worker immigration, that  you were not investing in a single individual but a family of high worth tech bank.
I was mistaken. As # 2 destination in north America, your loss is USA's gain.
Sincerely yours.
M B Nataraj
Microbiologist/Medical Technologist
MS(Georgetown Univ Wash DC)
MT(American Medical Technologists)

ban honking is feasible

To  cm, Transcom, CS, KSPCB, Enforcement authorities,
Bangalore Mirror and Times of India
todays times of India page 2 top copy item(http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Ban-horns-for-a-silent-city-pollution-board/articleshow/42053007.cms) on KSPCB demand to Ban honking in the city was sound of silence to my ears after waging a constant battle from 2007 (http://mbnataraj.blogspot.com/2010/05/ban-honking-under-existing-rules.html). However the deafening  effects of noise pollution for everyone is irreversible. We have paid the heavy price for inaction already. The palpable euphoria for us post independence Indians is equal to Gandhiji must have felt at 12 midnight on 15 august 1947.
However the speciousness of the authorities arguments are beyond belief.
1. The supreme court orders on noise are almost 15 years old.
2. CMV-if the TV news item is correct) limits horn levels for scooters at 88 db, two decibels less than the permitted engine noise racing the engine should be enough to warn the other road users!
3. Banning honking contrary to the myth that it encourages or causes accidents, in reality promotes cautious driving. Try disconnecting your horn for a day and drive or see how much honking and speeding loud horn driver indulges in. It is never the case or the responsibility of the government to encourage honking to reduce accidents. It is never a party in any accident. This rule much practiced has caused an increase in accidents besides condemning millions of citizens other than the honker and the honkee, to permanent deafness. Almost every, repeat every yellow board heavy vehicle is fitted with a pain inducing horn. Now 2 and 3 wheelers are fitted with 4 wheeler like horns which startle and distract road users into possible accidents.
4 . Nothing prevents the authorities from banning honking. Infact current orders almost mandate it.
5. The usual excuse of lack of manpower to enforce, should result in setting up a central complaint system where citizens can send the list of vehicles fitted with such horns and even reward them -the usual is 30 percent in US cities- for whistle blowing. The additional expense can be recovered from the guilty. It will have a further deterrent effect.
Thanking Gandhiji for creating the concept of citizen power in India
M B Nataraj
Microbiologist-Medical Technologist
MS(Georgetown Univ, wash DC)
MT(American Medical Technologists) USA
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