Amazing

November 4, 2007 at 11:06 pm 13 comments

I was at a resort during this week. Not during the weekend. It was during the week.I reached this place in the morning and left back in the night. Yes. I could only spend one day in this lovely place.

As soon as I reached in the morning took these pictures.

An then I took pictures of this place in the night. This place looked awesome in the night too. Was beautifully lit. It truly looked like a paradise.

It was not just this place. The whole area surrounding this resort was also awesome. I had about an hour to walk across this place and picked clicked a few pictures. Thanks to participating in 1two3ty1, I started looking at various options in my camera. While I wasn’t too happy with the pictures, I think this was a beginning to my photographic skills.

The first was a visit to a fantastic temple. Followed by this, visited an artificial lake with a fountain.. (couldn’t get a good picture of the lake though)

The whole area looked beautiful, scenic and artistic.

Also there was a nice memorial.

Then there was this club house, where there were so many indoor games etc. The entrance to this was truly artistic. Managed to capture some pictures of the entrance.

And this was how the reception looked at the resort.

Now…. how do you like this resort. Well… It was not a resort. It was resort like. This was a guest house and the locations within the township of a manufacturing plant. Since I was on a business visit, all I could do was capture a few pictures before 7 30 in the morning and after 6 30 in the evening.. This place was truly amazing. The very interesting part is this is in a rural area near Bellary. There is nothing else in this place other than this manufacturing plant. They have truly converted it to such a wonderful place.

One of the best things that I saw in this place is “Datahalli”. This is an initiative by this company on a “Rural BPO”. This is a non-voice BPO. The highlight of this BPO is the employees itself. This is a true rural BPO, which employs girls whose educational qualification varies from 7th standard to 10th standard. These girls from the neighboring villages have been trained to use computers – free of cost. After they have gained reasonable level of proficiency, they are absorbed as employees in the BPO. Currently this rural BPO employs about 200 people.

What a fantastic attempt by the company. There cannot be anything better in terms of rural development. The girls there are not only getting their skills developed, but also gain employment in their own village. This completely cuts down the migration of skilled rural people into the cities and towns, thereby reducing the slums in the cities. The girls stay with their parents, support them and improve the economy of themselves and the place.

This is one of the best example for something that is Rural + CSR + Low cost + Business model + Skill development. Truly amazing. Isn’t it a great example of “inclusive growth” ?

We need several such programs in areas of skill development, employability, education etc, to make our country truly developed. Thankfully, several such initiatives are already under way by different sources – be it a CSR activity by the companies or activities by NGO’s or Foundations. A great example in the area of education, especially education for the underprivileged girl child is Nanhi Kali.

If we get to look deeper, we can find several such fantastic programs, which are also very effective. Things are happening and it is really very positive to see many many good things happening around. But given the size of our country, we need all these programs and many more to run in large scale. A massive scale infact.

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  • 1. nitin  |  November 5, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Hii Siva..

    U have become a photographer man.. πŸ™‚ nice pics…

    Its really good to hear news where villagers are getting jobs near to their own land.especially girls given education..which in effect reducing migration…
    Same shud happen in states like UP & Bihar where their is hardly any industrialization ,forcing the workforce to live in inhuman, pityful conditions in mumbai slums…

  • 2. Ranjhith  |  November 5, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Hey cool. Nice shots. The temple pic cud have been better without the shake, Its high time, you buy a basic tripod. πŸ™‚ What say?

    Then whats in this pic?, : http://picasaweb.google.com/jayshiva/Toranagallu/photo?authkey=JNKJP7fvrhs#5128983958293708802
    Something ghostly?

  • 3. Siva  |  November 5, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Nitin : thanks man.. trying out a new hobby.. πŸ˜‰
    definitely it is nice to see many such initiatives and as you rightly said we need in less developed states all over the country.. but I think such activities need a base for the organisation that does so things have started happening in places that are bit more developed..

    Ranjhith : thanks.. that is the biggest problem I am having.. the camera seems to be ultra mega hyper macro sensitive to shake – so even if I breath it doesn’t give a good picture.. πŸ˜‰ i do need a tripod but can carry it along everywhere..
    BTW, that is a nice statue of a man falling down.. i could have taken a side view to give the real impact.. nothing ghostly…;)

  • 4. Aparna  |  November 6, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Nice pics πŸ™‚ Btw, I too thought it was some ghost kind of thing πŸ˜‰

    Nice to know that such initiatives are taken up by Companies..

  • 5. Siva  |  November 7, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Aparna : thank you… yeah.. there are several initiatives.. just that we don’t get to know all of them…

  • 6. Sami  |  November 13, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Siva,
    Great pics esp night mode pics and really a great thinking initiatives

  • 7. Sami  |  November 13, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Also siva, black background is hard to read….

  • 8. Leena  |  November 30, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I was trodding through Sami’s article about the cobbler, and landed up at your blog. Am glad I did. Your snaps are amazing. and the background to your blog sets the melncholy mood in. Keep going. I’d suggest you to try Flickr, it allows you to add an excellent slide show and exposes you to a larger fan of photography.

  • 9. Gayathri  |  January 15, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Wow! Nice pics…

  • 10. Aparna  |  January 15, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Seems like you are on a very looong break from blogging!

  • 11. Siva  |  March 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    sorry dudes for the response after such a long time..but then decided to respond late than never..

    Sami : changed the background.. u like it now ? πŸ˜‰

    Leena: thanks.. do keep visiting..

    Gayathri: thank you

    Aparna: yes..indeed a long one..trying to keep myself active now..!!! hopefully…

  • 12. Roopa  |  March 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    nice pics…and a lovely place too.

    anyways, it would be great if you could add some captions to the pics describing them. you diverted my line of thought calling the place a resort and then took a u-turn and said it’s actually a township…and now, I’m a little lost 😦

  • 13. Siva  |  March 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Roopa: thank you… will add some captions…
    well.. the confusion created as resort was intentional…:)the place is actually a township.. but looking at the photos and place it would look like a resort….atleast thats what i felt and hence wanted to give a similar feeling to the readers πŸ™‚

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