JAN TO APR 2009
THE CORPORATE TANGO
India’s leading industrialist, Chairman of a very prominent Blue Chip company wanted to form a security plan to protect against Industrial terrorism. He searched for the best people
& found us. He invited us over for discussions & we sent him a proposal of 20 lac per annum.
Meanwhile, we were in the process of buying a place for starting a new medicare business and we needed
money. The Company people called me up & said that the contract was almost through, but I would have to go down 200 km
away to meet with the Finance VP tomorrow at 11am. Now I contemplated, ’why should I meet the VP, we cannot discuss
any security matter anyways, it must be either about a kickback or for establishing a hierarchy’
I suddenly didn’t want to bum lick anyone for 20 lac. But on the other side, I wud’nt be
able to purchase the new place. I suddenly remembered what I used to teach my students “Its not what u get, its how
u get it’ I asked myself whether I cud practise what I preached.
I replied to the company in print- If the VP wants to
meet me, he is welcome though security matters are outside his jurisdiction. He may seek an appointment & meet us in Mumbai
next week. We lost the contract but I won in my mind.
THE BUILDER FIASCO
Finally we decided to buy the place from the builder to set up our medicare center. The property to be purchased was next door in the same complex where we live. Very convenient. The price
too was decent.
Then came the process – illogical. We were to pay the money first, sign the agreement & then the busy bigshot builder would find time to sign the agreement. The Builder was very reputed
and had dealt with our relatives in the past year.
But I found the process very undemocratic and demoralizing.
I will have to underplay to the builder. I decided that I will not buy from him even if I lose the golden opportunity. Hundreds
of buyers have bought properties from him without complaining, succumbing & prescribing to self deprecatory process. I lost once again. I won again. I invested the money in fixed deposits & forgot
my dream of a medicare center.
MAY TO JUN 2009
THE BOOK OF COMBAT
We wrote & published a book rather an Encyclopedia of our research. We put down all 17 years
of research into print, put in all my lifes earnings & published the book. We asked consent from the Service Chief to
accept this book before investing all our money. It was a vey welcome yes. The Home minitry was sceptical, We will analyse
it & decide they said.
Well we put in over
10 lacs into the book. It was to be distributed free to the forces both Services & Home ministry if accepted. I had a
choice- I could either write a conventional book to avoid any radical concept & gain acceptance OR to put down my radical
concepts which would provoke thought & make progress in outdated british methodology. I chose the latter accepting the
chance of rejection. After all even Bruce Lees JKD was radical & defied tradition. It went on to become a liberating doctrine
for all martial arts of the world.
Our book was
born. The Armed force took 10 months to analyse it & declared it radical & declined its central distribution.
Well, the Home ministry analysed it & felicitated us. Our Book was distributed to every Police force, every paramilitary
org in the country, National Security included. The Home Minister personally congratulated us while putting on record our
selfless service to the country.
Well thats how it
is. Sometimes u get the bear, sometimes the bear gets u. I am glad that I opted out to write a radical manual which defied
traditional thinking & set the way for provoking newer thought. Someday We will be remembered for our earliest ideas
After all life only
demands from u the strength that u possess. I had the strength to write one such book that would defy all traditional norms
& set the way for radically modern & unconventional thinking. I did it. I got widespread acceptance & felicitation
from one part of the designated spectators while I got ignored by the other part. Anyways I NEVER wrote anything or DID anything
for anyones acceptance. I did it for science for modernization & for personal expression. And I won, though in a direction
I least expected. The Top brass have congratulated me via telephone for writing this excellent book. I guess that beats all
Today, The FBI & Interpol & Queen of UK have graced the book by including it in their libraries, for use of
their personnel in CT Ops.
thats the way Life
The Indiam Forces have
accepted the book which was initially rejected. Kudos. We won!