Q : How come the Bombay Ranji team has so many fast
A : West Indians are natural fast bowlers.
Q : How do dogs in Dombivli wag
A : Up & down. Because, they don't have enough space
to wag sideways.
Q : What did one tamarind in a sack tell its
A : I feel as if I am travelling in a Bombay local.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
My hacker friend cool Winston who works in Mascon sent me this link
The article was so addictive and I got hyperlinked from every article ....
Some of Paul's articles :-
I liked this line "If you're the sort of person who would like to solve the money problem once and for all instead of working for a salary for 40 years, then a startup makes sense."
Paul's claim to fame was the acquisition of is start-up Viaweb by Yahoo for 49 million $.
Paul Graham's Bio
posted by Unknown at 12/28/2005 11:41:00 PM
Here are some really cool images of Gr8 Global brands..
Suggest Mad,Wacky,Wild n Witty Captions ... go ahead activate ur Grey Cells and scribble them on the comments section!!
Winners dont get any prize at the moment but if my name figures in Forbes 500 next year I shall gift you an Ipod Nano and Booze Bash!! :))
posted by Unknown at 12/28/2005 05:32:00 PM
Suresh alias Pappu Kalani, MLA, Ulhasnagar lobbied and saved the illegal homes in Ulhasnagar... 1,00,000 middle class junta saved!!
I think he is the first guy who tried to do something for this tribe.... there will always be politicos who will fight for Dalits, Zoppadpattis, SC/ST, Advasis, poor & oppressed coz of their vote bank...
Though I don't agree that illegal constructions must be saved but in a city where FSI is 1.2 and Slums who contribute nothing in taxes to the government or municipality could be regularized then these middle class dwellings can also be saved.
I wonder what will happen in Delhi now, will they cite Ulhasnagar examples and regularize it ??
Also Pappu Kalani has got himself virtually elected for the next elections.
Mumbai Mirror writes about da man.
The men who saved Ulhasnagar
posted by Unknown at 12/28/2005 10:13:00 AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Some Reality Bytes from DNA
DNA - Mumbai - Investors giving Mumbai the miss, says India Inc - Daily News & Analysis
Ok we know the problem, how do we solve it...
some of my ideas...
1. Get rid of the beggars and Hijras
2. Make shitting in the open a non bailable offence.
3. Dissolve BMC and give it to the Tata's & Reliance.
4. Have a minister for Bombay.
5. Bring back cops like YC Pawar,Reberio & Khan.
6. abolish CRZ rules.
7. Develop the East Sea Front.
8. Use the Navy roads from Masjid to Sewree.
9. Legalise Dance Bars and Red Light Areas.
10. Ban trucks and lorry's during peak hours.
11. Punish shady Contractors and builders publicly
12. Pickpocketeers and Chain snatchers be publicly thrashed or hand cut like Saudi Arabia.
13. Transfer cops every 2 months.
14. Lower Entertainment and Booze Taxes.
15. Have NSE/BSE and Lotto Terminals in every railway Station.
16. Free education for all boys n girls till 12th.
17. Teach Hawkers to use Ebay or some online software.
18. Ban Political Rallies and mammoth morchas.
.... more ideas yet to come, feel free to add...
posted by Unknown at 12/27/2005 03:58:00 PM
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Kids in My Building
FleetFooters : IC Colony's Local Football Club giving a touch of the game to Christmas
Nepali Watchman blocked my view of the crib... shady!!
Close up of the Xmas - New Year Billboard.
IC Colony Street : Full of Lights
Crib made by Fleet Footers.
One of the many Stars in my Colony.
Zoom pic of the crib (Near Corporation Bank)
Crib : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene
posted by Unknown at 12/25/2005 11:53:00 PM
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/21/2005 05:25:00 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Laura - Skoda’s new car
Here is an excerpt from Anil Thakraney column in the Sunday Mid-Day.
(All ladies to press ‘exit’ at this point, you have been warned!) Skoda’s launched a new car in the Indian market, and it goes by the name of Laura. All very well… new brands of cars keep crowding our streets all the time (adding to the collisions with humans), I have a slightly different issue, and it’s gotta do with the brand name. I wonder how the chauffeurs, garage mechanics and indeed some sethjis are gonna pronounce that name. Hmmm.
Anil is cool!!
I read this first at a Famous online Blog.
posted by Unknown at 12/20/2005 08:19:00 PM
RED HERRING writes about TechWadi and Minah Ventures, a Silicon Valley group inspired by what TiE did to promote the Indian Entrepreneurs and Start-ups.
RED HERRING | Tech Group Reaches to Arabs
posted by Unknown at 12/20/2005 06:07:00 PM
Equity market is up up up
There are lots of index touching 10k or 12k and even 18k (as per one technical analyst in BUSINESS STANDARD ) in few years time. I am not predicting the index But if index goes up the following are the scrips to watch and hold to get good returns. Analyse and buy them on declines (if you are convinced) and be a LONG TERM INVESTOR and not short term speculator Good luck and all the best
THESE STOCKS ARE ALSO GOOD TO BUY AND HOLD FOR A SECURED RETIREMENT LIFE
Best for portfolio (10 best) by equity master/personalfn
L & T
ICICI BEST FOR NEXT 1 YEAR (MANY OF WHICH following given) stocks for 2006
UTI BEST stocks 2005
ASIA 50 BEST (list of indian companies in it)
EQUITY MASTER 5 STOCKS FOR RETIREMENT
Fidelity top 5 holdings (biggest mf in world now in India)
ONGC (also GAIL)
Golden peacock award winners (2005)
PRITISH NANDY COMMN
5 most owned stocks in MUTUAL FINDS in Indian (in number of funds)
SBI INFOSYS BHEL ONGC ACC
SBI INFOSYS RELIANCE GRASIM ACC (in terms of value)
7 TOP BANKS
Forbes list of 20 best small asian companies
The Indian companies making the cut are
Balrampur Chini Mills,
Indian Hume Pipe,
JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals,
Satyam Computer Services,
Rakesh Jhunjuwala stocks
As a professional stock broker, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is known as a canny investor in companies who often takes a long-term view of their future prospects. Mumbai-based Jhunjhunwala holds stakes in a clutch of companies and banks, including Crisil, Karur Vysya Bank, Titan, Matrix, Lupin, Geometric Software Solutions, Praj Industries, BEML, Nagarjuna Construction, Bharat Electronics, Bilcare and the IDBI. The TopsGrup consists of Tops Securities Ltd, Tops Sequipments Ltd, Territorial Guards India Pvt Ltd, Tailormade Facilities Management (I) Pvt Ltd, Tops Security UK Ltd and Tops group Middle-East LLC.
sharekhan 2006 scrips
Container Corporation of India
M & M
Ultra Tech Cement
BUSINESS LINE STOCKS FOR 2005
The way ahead: For 2005, we remain positive on the prospects of the banking, technology, cement, metals and pharma sectors.
We will be watching with interest
ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra and UTI Bank in the banking space, TCS and Infosys from the technology domain, Gujarat Ambuja and Shree Cement from the cement arena, Hindalco and Tata Steel in the metals business, and a basket of Nicholas Piramal, Sun Pharma, Aventis. Cipla and Ranbaxy to piggyback on the pharma theme
The Tata companies had made significant overseas acquisitions in the recent past. Tata Motors had acquired the Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company last year. Tata Steel had acquired NatSteel of Singapore, with a presence in several Asian countries, including China. TCS has made a number of acquisitions overseas, the latest being a Chilean BPO firm.
Top 20 profit making companies (in decreasing order)
Businessman of year - BUSINESS INDIA
(the aim of giving this is all these companies are professional that is why CEO is chosen)
He joins an exclusive club of corporate achievers. The previous winners of Business India Businessman of the Year award are:
1982 -- Ajit N Haksar, Chairman, Emeritus, ITC
1983 -- Russi Mody, Chairman, Tata Steel
1984 -- H. P. Nanda, Chairman, Escorts
1985 -- Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto
1986 -- Ashok S. Ganguly, Chairman, Hindustan Lever
1987 -- V. Krishnamurthy, Chairman, SAIL
1988 -- Sumant Moolgaokar, Chairman, TELCO
1989 -- Keshub Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra
1990 -- Aditya V Birla, Chairman, Grasim Industries
1991 -- Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons
1992 -- N. Vaghul, Chairman, ICICI
1993 -- Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries
1994 -- Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group
1995 -- Suresh Krishna, Chairman, Sundram Fasteners
1996 -- Deepak Parekh- Chairman, HDFC
1997 -- Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries, and Anil Ambani, Vice Chairman, Reliance Industries
1998 -- Parvinder Singh, Chairman, Ranbaxy Laboratories
1999 -- N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys Technologies
2000 -- Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro
2001 -- Dr Anji Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
2002 -- Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises
2003 -- Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
2004 - Ramdorai. CEO, TCS
India 24 gems by FORBES (rising Asian firms)
24 Indian cos in Forbes Global list (2004) List of 100 (best under a billion)
The Indian companies listed are
Aurobindo Pharma, Balrampur Chini Mills, Bharat Forge, Cipla, Corporation Bank, Essel Propack, Graphite India, Gujarat Ambuja Cement, HDFC Bank, i-flex Solutions, Indian Hume Pipe, IPCA Laboratories, J&K Bank, JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Jubilant Organosys, MphasiS BFL, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Nicholas Piramal India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Satyam Computers, Sesa Goa, Shanthi Gears, Sun Pharmaceuticals and Zee Tele Films.
Asia Pacific region. India is next only to the UK with 31 entries in Asia and Europe combined. all trading under $1 billion a year in revenue with five-year returns on capital of at least five per cent
India respected 10 companies (IMRB survey)
1 Infosys Technologies
2 Reliance Industries
4 Hindustan Lever
5 Maruti Udyog
6 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
7 HDFC Bank
8 Jet Airway
9 ICICI Bank
10 Ranbaxy Laboratories
top 10 market cap companies
O N G C
businessweek top 1000 companies (indian in them) BusinessWeek list has 8 Indian firms (based on market capitalisation)
Eight Indian companies, led by the
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation,
figure among the top 1,000 companies listed by BusinessWeek magazine. The ranking is based on market capitalisation on May 31, 2004. Apart from ONGC, the other companies to figure in the list are Reliance Industries, Indian Oil Corporation, Wipro, Infosys Technologies, Hindustan Lever, Bharti Tele-Ventures State Bank of India.
BUSINESS STANDARD STOCKS for 2005
Finally ARUN's choices for best
+ some good Tata and Birla Companies (which are becoming global)
posted by Unknown at 12/20/2005 04:21:00 PM
Monday, December 19, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/19/2005 05:12:00 PM
Check out the cool FedEx commercial
posted by Unknown at 12/19/2005 12:40:00 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Saw Bluffmaster yesterday...Total time pass and Paisa Vasool
Great stuff by Nana Patekar, Boman Irani...For all those who thought that Abhishek couldn't dance might just change their mind after this movie...
In short Bole tho : Paisa Vasool Movie wid no sentigiri and cgiri dialogues... great muzik and propah utilization of locations around Bombay
posted by Unknown at 12/17/2005 07:10:00 PM
Friday, December 16, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/16/2005 05:48:00 PM
Whistling is a funny skill: folks who can whistle, wonder how anyone could have a problem with it. Folks who can’t, wonder how anyone could ever produce such a sound. For those of you who can’t, consider learning–a quick, loud, penetrating whistle has many useful applications and can be mastered with relative ease.
Shamelessly copied for the benefit for those cant Sitiee Bajao!!! :))
As for me I can whistle with my thumbs , index fingers, lil finger... but mostly I whistle with my left hand lil finger and Index finger for the loudest and high pitch whistle.
posted by Unknown at 12/16/2005 04:38:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/15/2005 06:23:00 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
I've being going to the Immaculate Conception Church Feast at IC Colony since I was a kid, nothing much has changed its the same wax candle, chana, sweets, housie games, Ferris wheel, magic shows, Maut ka Kua, Aapti Bombs, Loud whistles...Only thing that has changed is the number of old Goan residents who have either migrated to NZ, Canada, Australia or back to Goa..
I went today in the morning as I know this place won’t have place for even ants in the evening. The two-day festival is held every second Saturday and Sunday of December is all about faith, shopping, food, entertainment and music.
Mother Mary @ I.C Church
Candles and Wax Statues
These are offerings bought by the faithful.. eg If you wish for a house you offer a Wax model of the house, I think it works else so many won't be doing it :))
St. Francis D'Assisi
This is my alma mater.
Ring Game run by D'Assisi boarders
One of the many Candle and Wax Stalls.
I think the seller is somewhere behind the masks :))
I've been eating these sweets for the last 20 years but i still dunno what they are called :))
I dunno why its called Aaakash Paalhna in Marathi :))
Flames at Candle Stand
This is place where thousands offer thier candles with devotion and hope.
This is one of the boring magic shows but I remember as a kid I used to rush and sit in the front so that me magican would call me to volunteer during his performance.
Maut ka Kua
This well has not only bikes but also a maruti car doing the rounds, and the bike is rode by a girl.
Candle and Flower Seller
This guy wanted me to take his pic...I think he supports a good cause check out his wrist band.
Pannalal the Donkey
This Donkey is THEe celebrity donkey who roams around the country performing shows proving his smartness and intelligence
The guy is getting his stall ready for the evening.
Paanipuri- Ragda Stall
Juz Too much Color and Ice... total Psychedelic!!
WMD Aaapti Bombs
These bombs burst when you apptofy them on the ground...aaptofy is a powerful hurl.
There might a million Malls & Multiplexes but the Jatras & Melas are here to stay!!
posted by Unknown at 12/11/2005 04:00:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2005
I repeat what I had posted earlier on Sachin...
"When you are told about God, you question its (unsure if it's his/her) existence until you drop dead and meet it in heaven, (or get a glance from hell). Or when there just seems no other explanation for events that conjure up so many shades of emotions yet unknown, that you come to accept that there is something so magical, that you cannot explain it!
Sachin is God!!!
pic courtesy the gr8 Farrokh who did this for Airtel's Campaign.
The words from rediff.com archive
posted by Unknown at 12/10/2005 05:51:00 PM
posted by Unknown at 12/10/2005 12:37:00 AM
Friday, December 09, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/09/2005 10:34:00 AM
Thursday, December 08, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/08/2005 03:18:00 PM
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Shiv Sena says ?We?ll teach the Biharis how to live in Mumbai?, I wonder who will teach these guys what real Maharashtrian culture is??
I will never vote for the party which bashed up the BCCI office and our most precious Award the 1983 World Cup.
Mumbai Mirror's story
Shiv Sena says..
A small fight over a bucket of water between Biharis and Marathi speaking student lead to this chaos... Wonder what's in store next The shitting rights on the tracks?? or the Right to pee on Tilak Bridge or the Right to scratch at VT station??
No ones talks about the slums, the crowd in the trains, the fcukall condition of our trains, the BEST buses which don't stop at the stops, the cockroach rickshaws which have infested the city, the dug up roads, the open manholes, people shitting all around the city....
posted by Unknown at 12/07/2005 10:30:00 AM
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Deccan Queen, Indrayani, Asiad, ST all means and modes of travel
Total Fukat !!!
Modus Operandi - Just raise your hands and say "Jai Bhim", no one will ask for tickets or touch you...
This facility is free courtesy Babasaheb Ambedkar's punyathithi which is today 6th Dec.
Mid-day has a story
I think Ambedkar was one of the most mis-understood leaders of the country, I never understood the Godly devotion by his followers..
posted by Unknown at 12/06/2005 04:11:00 PM
Monday, December 05, 2005
If you are fed up of working for companies where your feel you're being wasted or generally fedup with the shady politics and general sucking-up that goes on, I think you should give Entrepreneurship a try, I genuinely think there is no better way to do a start-up other than Eureka at IITB.
Eureka! is the international business plan competition organized by The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay is inviting entries for Eureka! 2006. The deadline for First Round – Submission of Executive Summary, is 15th January 2006.
Highlights of Eureka!
- The biggest Business Plan Competition in India in terms of participation, prizes and resources.
- A separate track for Working Professional being launched this year.
- An extremely reliable and thorough business plan competition due to the unique mentoring process and transparent judging.
- Online Team Builder to find team mates with complementary skills.
- Extensive Online Resources in various aspects of developing a business plan.
- Winners of Eureka! are invited to Global Startup, one of the most prestigious business plan competitions in the world.
- Opportunities for incubation in 18 Technology Business Incubators across India.
- Opportunities for Venture Capital funding through a wide network of VCs.
- Extensive Mentoring for the finalists which can be continued even after the finals.
- Cash Prizes: (combined for both the tracks)
First Prize : Rs. 2,00,000
Second Prize : Rs. 1,20,000
Third Prize : Rs. 80,000
Top Student Team : Rs 50,000
check out more details at www.iitbecell.org
posted by Unknown at 12/05/2005 02:12:00 PM
Friday, December 02, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
posted by Unknown at 12/01/2005 11:00:00 PM