Daily Archive: July 18, 2018

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those dead and Rs 50,000 each to those injured in building collapse in #GreaterNoida’s Shah Beri village

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those dead and Rs 50,000 each to those injured in building collapse in ‘s Shah Beri village

From the site of building collapse in #GreaterNoida’s Shah Beri village. Death toll in the incident rises to 7; Search and rescue operation is still underway.

from the site of building collapse in ‘s Shah Beri village. Death toll in the incident rises to 7; Search and rescue operation is still underway.

Sunny Leone on her biopic: Every tear you see me shed in ‘Karenjit Kaur’ is real

In an exclusive interview, Sunny Leone revealed some intimate details about her life and also narrated how shooting for her biopic Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone was emotionally challenging. Sunny Leone has been in the news for recently her newly released biopic titled Karenjit Kaur:

Why politicians fail to focus on long-term policies

My first big learning on how humans think of their future happened a few years ago while studying the lives of truck drivers. As part of developing a communication strategy for a company launching fuel stations across the country, I got one of my team members to spend a few days riding along with truck drivers across the country. While my colleague observed several facets of a truck driver’s life, he also observed the truck drivers’ interactions with commercial sex workers.

My colleague observed that although free condoms were available, many truck drivers did not use them. On further enquiry, he found that the truck drivers were aware of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and that condoms could help prevent one from getting infected-or from transmitting the disease. But despite this awareness, many truckers didn’t use condoms. Why was this?

On deeper questioning, one of the truck drivers told my colleague, “Yes, I know condoms can prevent diseases like AIDS, a disease that can kill me few years down the line. But my life can end today with an accident at the next traffic junction. I have got too many problems to solve for today. In the midst of all this, I don’t have time to think of what will happen a few years down the line.” That is when I realized that there are many people around us who don’t think beyond a few days into the future.

For millions of years in our evolutionary history, humans lived for the day. Our forefathers ate what they had in front of them and slept in the safest place they could find that day. So, for millions of years, the human brain had got used to thinking only about today. The advent of agriculture brought in a fundamental change in human thinking. Humans started to think of tomorrow, the future. They started to believe that the seeds they planted that day would bear fruits in the future. For the first time in evolutionary history, our temporal orientation expanded beyond a single day into the future.

But the introduction of agriculture is a recent event in the evolutionary history of humans. Around 10,000 years of agriculture and its focus on the future is too small a period to make a significant impact in the wiring of the human brain which is millions of years old. The fundamental nature of the human brain is to think short term.

All of us have a temporal orientation that governs our lives. This time frame determines how far ahead in the future we can think while carrying outday-to-day activities. One’s temporal orientation, induced by evolutionary forces and external influences, impacts one’s daily behaviour at a non-conscious level. Because it is a non-conscious factor, the role of temporal orientation in human behaviour has rarely been taken seriously by policymakers and decision experts while formulating policy decisions.

The very existence of a politician is dependent on winning the next election. An election that happens every five years or earlier is a life and death situation for him. Losing an election could mean the death of his political life. So all his actions and thoughts are governed by winning the next election. Given this, it is very difficult for a politician to have a temporal orientation beyond five years.

Today, in the days of shareholder activism, corporate leaders too are subject to short-term temporal orientation. A few quarters of underperformance will surely make the position of any chief executive officer (CEO) very shaky. So the temporal orientation of most companies does not extend beyond the next few quarters. Thus, when there is a choice between an investment that will have a substantial future pay-off and a small immediate one, and an investment that will have a smaller pay-off, but an immediate one, one should not blame the CEO for playing a short-term game.

Of course, political leaders and corporate leaders will say that they are committed to the future and long-term goals. But their actions will nevertheless be governed by what their brains expect to happen in the immediate present, much like our forefathers in the savannas-a clear say versus do gap created due to their temporal orientation.

Several problems that a large country like India faces need long-term vision and decades of focused effort. The temporal orientation of the political leadership does not facilitate strategy formulation beyond five years. So how do we develop alternative strategies that work around the short-term temporal orientation problem?

It would be too optimistic to expect a politician to start thinking of a future beyond his next election, when his very survival depends on it. It might be more practical to accept this reality and work around this problem. Who could then take care of the long-term future of a country?

Some of the brightest talents in our country join the administrative services. They are part of the government machinery for a lifetime. So, unlike the politician who only has a short-term view of policy decisions, bureaucrats can have a much more long-term vision. Can we tap into the ability of our bureaucrats to think long-term?

Survival instincts create several mental models in the human brain. Short-term temporal orientation is one among them. No doubt this inherent nature of the brain can blinker leaders when it comes to the growth potential of countries and corporations. The future will belong to those countries and corporates that can develop alternative structures that facilitate long-term temporal orientation.

40-year-old Wife Cuts Ears of 20-Year Younger Husband

In a shocking event, a 40-year-old woman allegedly cut off the ears of her 20-year-old husband at gunpoint in Narkeldanga on Tuesday. The woman was assisted by her sisters in the act.

The victim, Tanveer, a resident of Narkeldanga, was rushed to NRS hospital by his family after they came to know about the incident. Mumtaz and her sisters thought that Tanveer died after the incident but he somehow managed to escape.

Later at night, Tanveer’s family surrounded the police station accusing the cops of not filing an FIR and arresting the culprits. The police, however, claimed that the accused persons have absconded.

Half his wife’s age, Tanveer was duped by his friend into marrying Mumtaz two years ago. According to sources, Mumtaz tortured Tanveer regularly. He tried eloping on several occasions but Mumtaz’s goons allegedly brought him back every time.

Recalling one such incident, Tanveer says that he ran away to Mullickpur but was brought back and brutally beaten by Mumtaz and her sisters.

“She cut my ears and if I tried to resist they would have killed me,” said Tanveer who was later held captive at Mumtaz’s residence and wasn’t allowed to meet his family or go back to his native place.

To end the torture, Tanveer’s mother sold their house and pleaded Mumtaz to let her son go in lieu of the huge amount of money. But the wife allegedly took the money and kept torturing him. An investigation has been launched into the matter, said police.

Building collapse in #GreaterNoida’s Shah Beri village: One more body recovered, total 6 bodies recovered so far. Search and rescue operation is still underway.

Building collapse in ‘s Shah Beri village: One more body recovered, total 6 bodies recovered so far. Search and rescue operation is still underway.

Renu Desai Shares Holiday Picture With Future Husband

Renu Desai has moved on and we are mighty pleased with the way she’s handling her personal life. After much thought she decided to go for a second marriage. The actress cum director was earlier married to Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan. This time around, she has chosen an arranged marriage.

Renu recently for engaged to a businessman who is also said to be a divorcee. Although she did share pictures from her bethrotal ceremony, she did not reveal the full identity of her fiance after she was trolled heavily by anonymous fans claiming to be Pawan fans.

We already told you that Renu was going on a foreign holiday with her fiance and kids. Sure enough she did! What more? She has shared a happy picture with her future husband on her holiday. However, she still hasn’t revealed his face in the picture.

Renu Desai’s fans however are happy that she has moved on and enjoying this phase of her life.