August 29, 2008

Attempts to Perfection - By the Needle!

This is what I was referring to in the 3rd point (on the secret behind Beijing's success) to in my post titled If Beijing can, New Delhi can (do even better). This is a typical example of how the Chinese army trains.

There is absolutely no chance to err. They've been sheer perfectionists in every single activity execution. Remember the young girl who sang in the opening ceremony? The voice you heard was different from the person we actually saw! You know why? It's because, the actual singer's face was not photogenic!

Below are some photographs of this Chinese army training I am referring to. I read this first in the Wall Street Journal a couple of months ago. Observe the circled areas in the soldier's collar - Can one get any more perfect?

Now, look at the needle penetration!

Can you get a better right angle?

Can we get a better way to check a 'V' alignment? One can take a measuring scale and find out the distances between the parallel lines to arrive at the perfect 'V'.

In another instance, the Chinese army uses a thread during the marching practice, to control the height to which the soldiers' feet rise above the ground!

This is perfection! Stay Inspired!

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