Friday, December 29, 2006

More on Paris Syndrome

I had blogged about this earlier. Here is another article. Looking into all these customs, our concept of "Athiti devo bhava" appears to be in a different world

Friday, December 22, 2006

Ideas for our politicians

Polish politicians can surely give some ideas to our politicians.If they can think of annointing Jesus as king , we have a long list and surely this can be used by our folks for fighting elections
Paris Syndrome

Came across this intersting word , in this article

Will this word in future be in vogue to represent something , when something doesnt live upto one's expectations.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Bonuses

A lot is being written in the British press about the Chirstmas bonuses being paid to High Street bankers, prominent amomg them being Goldman Sachs , where on an average employees will be getting a bonus of 320000 GBP. Googling came across some links on the life and kind of money being paid.

Lehman Brothers in $8.7 billion bonus payout

A big,big bonus at Goldman Sachs

The Firm: Inside Goldman Sachs

What To Do With Your Goldman Sachs Bonus

Reading these one can just feel envious, because most of the people in software industry in India also are putting in 60-70 hrs, but its just the case of being at the tight place at the right time

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Balancing five balls

Rediff has an article on Management lessons you learn from real life. The analogy for 4 glass balls and 1 rubber ball is very nice

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Height of ignorance or stupidity

BBC reports that a man in South Africa was fined for taking leave after submitting a certificate stating he is pregnant

Thursday, November 23, 2006

UK Crazy Country - II (Police Officer suggests giving drugs to addicts to reduce crime)

One of the police officers has suggested prescribing heroin to criminals to cut crime. This will obviously at the tax payers cost. Then why arrest people for drug peddling. Like other doles being offered to people here , govt should go ahead and start giving this allowance to whoever needs it.
In bollywood movies we have seen cops aiding in carry a drug consignment for mafia, so should we say if implemented this will be a precussor to real life following reel life

Monday, November 13, 2006

UK Crazy Country - I (Compensation for being forced to stop drug usage in prison)

I intend to make posting on some of the idiosyncarices which I observe in UK

Today, I came across this news that six prisoners and inmates who were were forced to stop taking drugs in prison have been given compensation by the High Court.The claimants have claimed compensation on the grounds that their human rights were violated due to this practice.

I am sure tomorrow somebody will claim compensation on other grounds for which he has committed a crime

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Boards in Marathi

Till now it has always been the Sena which has been flashing the marathi card , but now it the NCP Congress govt. itself. A notice has been issued by the labour department that under the Bombay Shop Act and Maharashtra shop Act all shops , commercial establishments should have a marathi signboard which should be bigger in size than the English board otherwise the owners would be fined between 1000- 5000 bucks.
This news has not been covered in the local English media but the marathi media (Sakal) has given prominent coverage to it.
From a market perspective one fails to understand how a board in local language will be helpful.