Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Height of innocense

So India's Parvathy came in second in the miss world title. But she is saying that the jury was unfair.

I have performed better than others in the personality and question-answer round. This is not just that. All those who watched it yesterday felt like that. I feel the jury's decision was unfair

I had confidence. I could do well. The question-round did not come as a challenge to me considering my background in literature

Now, my problem is this. Here is a contest which basically awards you on how you looks and I am sure people who are in the business of beauty also know that beauty lies in the eyes of beholder so probably the jury just did not like how she looks.

For people who will come back and say that the contest is about talent and literature etc., I don't buy that argument because I have never seen a really ugly but extremely talented women win this title. So it is about showing your skin off in a way better than others.

I don't know why I waste my time on such frivolous things.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Recession is here

Recession is finally here. How does one realize that recession is finally here. When cash rich MNCs go on cost cutting spree, you can conclude that recession is here. Now, travel bans, downgrade to economy etc is already done and no scope to save cost there. So companies are finding new avenues to save cost.
See the picture above, this technology MNC has found a novel way of saving cost. They started cutting on number of cleaning staff to man the cafeteria. Now with less staff the cafeteria started stinking. So the photo shows the novel solution to the problem. They just ask the cleaning staff to put half of the cafeteria chairs on the table, so that people will sit only on half the tables and less cleaning required.
That is imagineering.

Friday, December 12, 2008

CPM goes crazy again

It was peace on the communist party front for quite some time. First they lost the cushy PoPwR (Position of Power without Responsibility) and then all the stuff about Nano. They kept quite for some time except occasional references to dogs. But in the parliament debate they again opened their mouth and garbage came out. Read for yourself.
"What brought the terrorist outfits to our shores? With the Indo-US nuclear deal you are seen as an ally of the US, a strategic partner. There seems to be a total lack of appreciation of this thought from the government's side," CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

What does he have in his mind when he says that. Should government of India run its foreign policy after approval from taliban, AQ & LeT.

I am not really sure why nice people in West Bengal vote for these idiots. I can understand no politician is great but atleast most of them try to atleast speak right things. Anyway, I give up. Most probably these guys will never be voted out and they will continue destroying this country.Technorati Tags: , ,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Professor's strategy to fight terror

I generally don't like most of the articles that are written on Pakistan's role in mumbai terror strikes and how we should deal with them. Here are two articles written by Prof. R. Vaidyanathan of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore which I like. These seem to be practical steps that we can take.

I like these articles because they don't try to hide the fact that Pakistan is responsible for all these, no not the non-state actors but Pakistan establishment. I don't think we should really oblivious to the fact that non-state actors exist within a state because a state lets them exist and so it has to take full responsibility for it.
Anyway, if you are looking for some bright ideas on how to fight terror using instrument of business, I would suggest go ahead and read these articles.