Thursday 19 July 2018

Role of Human Resource Management: key To a successful Organisation.

It is a common perception that Human Resource Management of an organisation is a non productive seat in terms of financial gains. They argue: organisation gets monetary profit from Engineering, Computer applications, marketing and financial experts.So they under estimate Human Resource Management Experts. Reality is that Human Resource Management is key to success of any organisation

Human Resource Management is key to s success Organisation

Human resources Experts are the most important component of a successful business —The role of human resource management in organizations is to organize people so that they can effectively perform work activities.

Human Resource Managers , professionals are consultants, not workers. They advise managers on many issues related to employees and how they help the organization achieve its goals.
Human Resource Managers oversee people as human assets, not costs to the organization. Looking at people as assets is part of contemporary human resource management and human capital management.

Today, smart companies do have a place at the table for Human Resource Managers.The challenge for Human Resource Management , now is in living up to the high expectations that come with the seat – expectations of high impact. It is not easy…

·       Strategic Management

Human Resource Mangers improve the company's bottom line with its knowledge of how the human capital affects organizational success. Leaders with expertise in Human Resource strategic management participate in corporate decision-making that underlies current staffing assessments and projections for future workforce needs based on business demand.

·       Employee Satisfaction

Employee relations specialists in HR help the organization achieve high performance, morale and satisfaction levels throughout the workforce, by creating ways to strengthen the employer-employee relationship. They administer employee opinion surveys, conduct focus groups and seek employee input regarding job satisfaction and ways the employer can sustain good working relationships.

·       Wages and Salaries

HR specialists develop realistic compensation structures that set company wages competitive with other businesses in the area, in the same industry or companies competing for employees with similar skills. They conduct extensive wage and salary surveys to maintain compensation costs in line with the organization's current financial status and projected revenue.
·                              ·       Analyzing Benefits

HR Experts have the skills and expertise necessary to negotiate group benefit packages for employees, within the organization's budget and consistent with economic conditions. They are also familiar with employee benefits most likely to attract and retain workers. This can reduce the company’s costs associated with turnover, attrition and hiring replacement workers.

·       Liability Issues

HR employee relations specialists minimize the organization's exposure and liability related to allegations of unfair employment practices. They identify, investigate and resolve workplace issues that, left unattended, could spiral out of control and embroil the organization in legal matters pertaining to anti-discrimination and harassment laws.
·       Training and Development

The training and development area of HR provides training that supports the company's fair employment practices and employee development to prepare aspiring leaders for supervisory and management roles.
                          ·       Recruitment and Onboarding
Human Resource recruiters manage the employment process from screening resumes to scheduling interviews to processing new employees. Typically, they determine the most effective methods for recruiting applicants, including assessing which applicant tracking systems are best suited for the organization's needs.

·       Working Together

At all levels of the organization, managers and HR professionals work together in developing employees' skills. HR professionals advise managers and supervisors how to assign employees to different roles in the organization, thereby helping the organization adapt successfully to its environment. In a flexible organization, employees are shifted around to different business functions based on business priorities and employee preferences.

·       Building Capacity

To build effective human resources, private companies compete with each other in a "war for talent." It's not just about hiring talent; this game is about keeping people and helping them grow and stay committed over the long term.

Summerising above write up that Human Resource Management is key to

 a successful organisation

This Blog on "Role of Human Resource Management: key To a successful Organisation”, has been shared by Sheeba Siddiqui an H R Expert,and posted by Engr Maqbool Akram. Photos of this blog are from sources at Net with thanks.

Friday 13 July 2018

Ek Tha Munna Bajrangi: The Mafia Gangster

One of the most notorious gangsters of Uttar Pradesh, Munna Bajrangi was killed by another gangster Sunil Rathi inside the Baghpat Jail on July 9, 2018.This Munna Bajrangi was quite a different character than Bagrangi Bhaijaan film of Salman Khan: In film he was a Hanuman Bhakt “Pawan Kumar, very innocent and lover of humanity.While the real Munna Bajarngi was a Mafia Don, a Gangster, enemy of humanity. People say that he was not afraid of death.

Sources said Bajrangi and Rathi ran extortion rackets from different jails and Rathi considered Bajrangi his “older brother”. But things changed after Bajrangi allegedly demanded protection money from an associate of Rathi’s, said police sources, adding that they were also probing another incident where Rathi’s relative was assaulted in a jail in eastern UP.

Munna Bajrangi The Gangster

His real name is Prem Prakash Singh: A resident of Purandial village in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, born in 1967.The first criminal case on Munna Bajrangi was registered in 1982 in Jaunpur at the age of 17. That was the case of attempt to murder and loot. After this, the name of Munna Bajrangi gradually started appearing in one case after another. 

Munna Bajrangi and his wife Seema

Bajrangi carried out his first major crime in 1984 after killing a businessman. He once carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh. His wife Seema had also unsuccessfully contested the 2017 Assembly elections as an Independent from Madiyahun constituency in Jaunpur.

The pending cases against Bajrangi include that of the murders of former block head of Rampur Kailash Dubey and his two associates Raj Kumar Singh and Banke Lal Tiwari in a congested market in Jamalapur on January 24, 1996. Sophisticated weapons, including an AK rifle, were used in these murders.

Munna Bajrangi joined Bahubali Mafia,PoliticianMukhtar Ansari's gang and Murder of Krishananand Rai BJP legislator.

In the decade of 90's, Munna Bajrangi joined the Bahubali Mafia and politician Mukhtar Ansari's gang of Purvanchal.  Munna Bajrangi started to influence the government contracts in Uttar Pradesh forcibly.

Mukhtar's gang was operating from Mau, but in the Purvanchal, the mouth of Mukhtar was speaking in the world of crime. At the same time Mukhtar had turned to politics by crime. On the Samajwadi Party ticket in 1996, Mukhtar won the assembly election from Mau. Subsequently Munna's government contracts increased in interference. During this time, he continued to work under the supervision of Mukhtar Ansari. 

Mukhtar Ansari

Munna Bajrangi was accused in the in the daylight murder of BJP legislator Krishananand Rai and was locked in jail in the same case. Munna Bajrangi, who was close to Bahubali Mukhtar Ansari, had spread sensation in November 2005 by killing Krishnanand Rai. In this attack, in addition to BJP legislator Krishananand Rai from Ghazipur, 6 others were also killed. 

After killing of Krishnanand Rai, Munna Bajrangi was constantly changing his place.  Meanwhile his name is also associated with the underworld. The name of Munna Bajrangi also came in the murder of Delhi's controversial encounter specialist Rajbir Singh.

A Sim Card led The Arrest Of Gangster Munna Bajrangi In 2009

Munna Bajrangi was arrested on September 29, 2009 in a dramatic manner from a residential apartment of Malad area in ​​Mumbai.He had shifted to Mumbai after killing BJP MLA Krishnandan Rai in Ghazipur. 

The breakthrough came in 2009 when the Special Cell of Delhi Police was scanning the call details of Munna’s close aides–Viraj and Babloo. The police found that they were using a SIM card that was used to make an extortion call in the past.

Sunil Rathi who killed Munna Bajrangi

Police then started tracing his movements. It was found that to make extortion call, Shetty used to board a local train and then deboard the train randomly and discard the SIM card. Police said that after tracing him for weeks, they were still clueless about Munna’s link.

But police noted that he visited Siddivinayak Society in Malad West every after two weeks.After waiting for few days, police came to know that Munna was hiding in the same building, but never came out. But after 25 days, when Munna was going out with Shetty in an auto-rickshaw to make an extortion call, police arrested him.

Munna Bajrangi-The Gangster

Post-mortem report Of Munna Bajrangi
According to the report, Munna Bajrangi's body has found 13 total marks of bullets. There are seven marks in the fire and six to escape. Four bullets of chest and three bullets were killed on the head.Doctors claim that Bajrangi was shot not by pistol but rather from a modest distance, bullets were shot.


The terror has to end someday. It is the God’s rule that perpetrator of the crime will be eliminated one day by someone.

This blog has been prepared with the help of media reports available on Net.

Monday 9 July 2018

My Mystic Boat ride and Maha Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

A travelling of Varanasi is in incomplete without walk at Mystic Ghats of Varanasi and a boat ride in River Ganga. The Mystic beauty of Ganga Ghats in Varanasi can’t be visualized without roaming along ghats or a boat ride on the river. It was early evening a breezy and clear blue sky day of February.I happened a part of mystery that was happening there.

Maha Ganga Aarti of Varanasi

Every evening thousands of visitors assemble at Dashashwamedh Ghat, to view the spectacle of evening Maha Aarti in Varanasi. Though this tradition itself may be thousands of years old, in the modern days the Aarti is a choreographed show with priests in traditional Indian clothes using huge deepams and mashals or Cressets, moving to the tune of melodious Aarti and Bhajans.

Evening Boating in Ganga in Varanasi

The Ganga Ghats of Varanasi are mystical and magical place.These Ghats are a place where the dead and living play roles at same time. A last breath of salvation at the Manikarna Ghat is well deserved for. So here it is almost a beauty to watch death at burning pyres.

The dead body cremated here, in accordance to the Hindu rituals, would attain moksha and be relived from the cycle of birth and death. A last breath of salvation at the Manikarna Ghat is well deserved for

Burning Pyres in Mani-karma  Ghats at Varanasi

These Ghats are a place where the dead and living plays role at same time. Pilgrims come here to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones. So death here is almost a beauty to watch.

So one fine morning I was in Varanasi. I decided to take the evening boat first. Hired un shared boat only for my enjoyment. This boat ride costed me Rs 300:00. I took my seat comfortable, and took my SLR canon ready to catch the magic.

A Mystic Evening at Ganga Ghats  in Varanasi

Let’s start virtual tour of of the Ghats the most mesmerizing beautiful journey.Few lines are not enough to describe these moments.The boat was floating freely down stream of river along with many other boats.

The boats man was singing a folk song in pure eastern language tone. Sea guls were flying high, some v close to water surface in search of small fishes for their food.

A Good Hello from visitor Enjoying boat ride in Ganga -Varanasi

As the boat started receding from the bank, from a distance, all the Ghats forms a crescent. It is fun to compare the Ghats, how one looks so different from the other, though they stand next to each other.

Looking at the Ghats, floating in a boat on the Ganges was making me more and more relaxed.I was totally lost in magic and mystic atmosphere that enveloped me.It is not possible to narrate this beautiful trip in few lines.

A Beautiful view of Ganga Ghats from  a boat

The Maha Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

The last and most spritul events were awaiting me. That was Maha Aarti of Ganga Ceremny at Dashashwamedh Ghat.The Sun God was getting low near sky and Ganges water line.The sky was turning from blue to orange.Light at various ghats and buildings were letting on.

My boatman turned direction of boat towards “Maha Aarti of Ganga” Ceremony place. I saw the Aarti from my boat anchored in the river.

Maha Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

Maha Ganga Aarti stared at 6:00 PM in the evening after the sunset for around 45 minutes. Devotees use to come to see the Ganga Aarti at least one hour before.

Boats in River Ganga at Varanasi

The ceremony initiates with the blowing of a conch shell and ringing bells. The priests’ waves incense sticks and hold up large flaming lamps while chanting mantras to the goddess Ganga. The priests’ movements are synchronized and the crowd is quiet during the ceremonial acts.All the priests who have to perform the Aarti, wear same cloth, the dhoti and kurta which is tightly bind with a long towel. 

Beauty of Varanasi Ganga Ghats at Night

After completion of this Maha Ganga Aarti, I was hungry, so decided to have a dinner.I left the Ghat around 8:00 pm. After dinner I went to a Thandai Shop. After drinking Thandai, I bought famous sweet called Khirmohan and Chamcham ended with chewing famous Banarsi Paan.
This ended my full of fun and memorable day in Varanasi. I enjoyed a boat ride and evening charm of Ganga Ghats and the Traditional Maha Ganga Aarti. The memories of magical Boat ride and Mystic spiritual Maha Aarti of Ganga has been etched on my heart for ever. My camera too was full of those memories.
Written, photographed and posted by Engr Maqbool Akram

Monday 2 July 2018

Story Of Laal Khu-Mian Mir-Barfi Of Mochi Gate (Lahore): Martyrdom Of Guru Arjan Singh.

There is an old mansion in Mochi Gate area of old Lahore known popularly as the "Lal Haveli ". The people of old Lahore still place oil lamps there at an old well known as the "Lal Khu" every year. They also purchase "Barfi", a local sweet and distribute it to the poor. Actually Lal Khu was the very well in the haveli of Chando Lal, whose water was used by Guru Arjan during his incarceration by Chando Lal. Hence, the name Lal Khu and its sanctity for the Sikhs.
They do so to make a "Wish" or "Mannat" in the memory of friendship between Hazrat Mian Mir with Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. Let's take a few moments to discuss the execution of the Guru and the subsequent reaction of Lahore's local population. The lives of all great men are examples of courage and endurance .

Among his several achievements, two stand out:

Ø  One, he compiled Granth Sahib, the most sacred book of the Sikh religion.
Ø  Two, he invited Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam (1550–1635), popularly known as Mian Mir or Sain Mir,a famous Sufi Muslim saint of Qadiri order of Lahore.A close friend of Guru Arjun Dev Ji, to lay the foundation stone of the Harmandir Sahib, (now known worldwide as the Golden Temple).

Sarovar and Golden Temple-Amritsar

 Back to the building which is known as Chandu de Haveli. Who was Chandu, or better still Chandu Shah? The name Laal Khu is derived from the red rags that people still tie to the tree and the well, leaving small mud lamps burning as some sort of ‘mannat’ (sacred promise).
Guru Arjan Dev ji refused to marry daughter of Chandu Lal
To explain this, very briefly, we must first narrate the story that brought this place such prominence, especially for Sikhs of the world. Chandu Shah was a wealthy banker and revenue official during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
He once approached a Hindu priest to work out why his aging daughter was not finding an appropriate match for marriage. The priest consulted his ‘methods’ and proposed that the son of the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606), was most suitable.

Chandu laughed off the proposal with the remark: “He is a beggar who lives off alms.” The remark was reported to the guru. Guru Arjan, when approached, politely refused the match.

Mochi Gate of Lahore

Guru Arjan Dev's decision to give shelter and blessed the rebel Prince Khusrau, who was attempting a coup d'etat against his own father Jahangir
Jahangir came to Lahore in April 1616 in pursuit of his son Khusrau who was claiming the throne on his grandfather’s wishes. Prince Khusrau met Guru Arjan, who blessed him as is customary for holy men to bless all those who call on them. 

Conspiracy of Chandu Shah- Arrest of the Guru Arjan Dev 

Chandu Shah reported this blessing of Guru Arjan Dev to Prince Khusrau, to Jahangir as a conspiracy. Guru was arrested by Murtaza Khan on order of Jahangir and brought to Lahore. A hefty fine of Rs. 200,000 was imposed on the Guru and he was asked to delete the verses from "Adi Granth" that were critical of Islamic and Hindu rituals.
 The guru responded by saying he had done no wrong and refused to pay the fine, or let others pay it. He also refused to delete any portion of the holy Granth. 
On this, Chandu Shah was allowed to drag the guru to his house and imprison him in a small cell at the corner of his haveli inside Mochi Gate of Lahore. Next to the cell was a well and a ‘Berry’ tree, the ones that still survive.

Chandu imprisoned Guru Arjan in this cell and proposed to starve him to death. Hazrat Mian Mir offered to pay the fine, which the guru disallowed. For six whole months no food was allowed to Guru Arjan. Every Thursday, Hazrat Mian Mir would come and pray for him.

Mian Mir and Barfi of Lahore

It is said that Hazrat Mian Mir also prayed that the ‘bairi’ tree continue giving sweet ‘bairs’ throughout the year and that the water of the well remain sweet. He would purchase barfi from a poor shopkeeper at the corner of the opposite lane, wrap it in a cloth and throw it through the tiny cell window.

Barfi of Mochi Gate Lahore

After six months, the then governor of Lahore, Murtaza Khan, asked Chandu Shah whether the guru had starved to death. When replied in negative, he flew into a rage. He ordered Guru Arjan Dev be dragged through the streets of Mochi Gate and brought to the Lahore Fort.

Aftermath of Martyrdom

The result was a scarring of the Sikh psyche that would reverberate for centuries and ultimately destroy the Mughal Empire forever. Mian Mir raised slogans on the streets of Lahore to mourn the martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev. He never accepted any gift sent by Emperor Jahangir, or his Ministers or nobles.

One source claims that Muslims of the area sang poems about Karbala when he was being taken in chains to the fort. At the fort, he was tortured by making him sit on heated iron sheets. Mughal court documents say he died after five days of torture (Tuzk-i-Jahangiri). 
Sikh sources say he was to be sewn in a buffalo skin and thrown in the Ravi flowing outside. But the guru wanted to have a bath, and dived in the river, never to return. The place he did this is seen today inside the ‘samadhi’ of Ranjit Singh outside the Lahore Fort. Sikhs believe he will return on the Day of Judgement to represent them.
                                  The End Of Chandu Shah

The end of Chandu Shah is amazingly ironic. Jahangir turned against him and handed him over to Arjan’s son Guru Har Gobind, who had the Sikhs of Lahore drag him out of ‘Chandu de Haveli’ and along the same route to the river by the fort. On the way, every Sikh slapped and kicked him in rage. The final ignominy was that the man who poured hot sand on Guru Arjan was made to do the same to Chandu Shah.
Over the ages, Sikhs have paid homage to the well and the ‘bair tree’ that fed their guru for six long months. Some even purchased barfi from the small shop and gave it to the poor to eat. That tradition remains till this day. The people of old Lahore still remember the friendship of Hazrat Mian Mir and still place oil lamps there over any ‘manaat’ they make.
 Lal Khu is known to people of Lahore and many Pakistanis abroad as the place where the tastiest “Barfi” is made by Rafiq Sweets. Actually Lal Khu was the very well in the haveli of Chandu Lal,whose water was used by Guru Arjan Dev Ji during his incarceration by Chandu Lal.

Over time, Laal Khu has become more famous for its barfi, not the mullahs. There is a hadith (Bukhari-553) claims that on the Day of Judgement, God will not look at those who withheld water for the people. 

Smadhi of Guru Arjan Dev ji in Lahore

 Written and posted by Engr Maqbool Akram with the help of materials available on net and photos too are taken from sources on net with thanks.