Mel Gibson: Antisemitic, Alcoholic, Wife Beater, misogynist – also my favorite actor


The world loves to make a parade out of people who led an exemplary life… even if it was for a brief moment. In Mel’s defense, it wasn’t  that brief . Granted he got himself mired in a whole slew of unwanted media attention. But lets face the facts, every one of those incidents were influenced by alcohol. People like to say that alcohol brings out the real character or the true feelings hidden in a persons heart. Is there any truth to it?

As a person who used to imbibe liberal amounts of alcohol, I completely disagree with the notion of it bringing out the real character of a person. I have done acts that I cannot fathom or even dream of doing in my wildest dreams. But I did it nevertheless and to this day, I have no recollection of it.

I am not advocating that Mel Gibson is a saint. He did acts under the influence and irrespective of the causal agent, a crime should be met with the punishment based on the grievousness of the act .

I think he has payed the price and its time to remove the stigma associated with his alcoholism just as Robert Downey Junior was vindicated of his substance abuse.

I hope to see more movies from Mel and I hope he continues his stellar performance both as an actor, director & producer

 

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Are you a Monster or a Hero ?


My life is a constant struggle between the demons that haunt me  (trust me, they are more than a handful) and the alter ego that torments me. I guess all of us go through that, but we plaster our faces with the proverbial “I am great, how are you doing?” laconic gesture.

When I used to work in some quarters, I hated the dreaded “How are you doing?” inquiry. For one, my immediate response to that would be “what do you care?” but being part of the so called civilized society, I would give the usual humdrum reply. The reply has to be    ” I am doing great!!!”, not “OK” or “Fine” or “getting by”…. because that would be met by an equally rapid fire question to the tune of “what happened?”

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Enterprise Architecture for the Digital Economy (In English)


 

With the advent of the digital economy, we find ourselves barraged with vast amounts of information readily available at our fingertips. Boundary-less Information Flow™, the vision of the Open Group, is more significant than ever from the macroeconomics of connected markets to the microeconomics of social media, mobile services & wearables. Digitization has greatly simplified business process and structures, but the technology surrounding it has become increasingly complex. This is particularly true for large enterprises.

So what is Digital Transformation (DT) and how does it impact enterprise architecture?

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