Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Rang De Basanti - Ashish says its a must dekko!!

My Friend Ashish saw 'Rang De Basanti', and sent me his piece of mind in this detailed mail on what this movie did to him and in his words 'Hilla ke Rakh' diya.
This is first time someone has been influenced to the extent to write a detailed after effect on a movie and encouraging others to watch a movie.
 
I don't think its been released in Doha yet, but will watch it soon.
I'm doing my bit  at http://corruptionfreeindia.blogspot.com , would be posting, publishing and podcasting to make India a better place, This blog was started by friend Harish Parwani who added me onto to it later. We would be more than happy to add more like minded Indian in the endeavour.
 
More on that later, Meanwhile read Ashish's mail
 
 
Hello Everybody,
 
Last saturday i saw "Rang De Basanti".......Rocking Movie..amazing movie..a must watch....worth dekko.....
After a long time a movie literally moved and jolted me........
 
And i am sharing this with all of you bcos i have seen all of us crying and thinking abt "what my country is doing for me...nothing" but ask yourself a question "what am i doing for my country".....its a selfish stance everyone of us takes when it comes to contributing towards society or nation.
 
Its very easy to pass the buck to govt or governing bodies when it comes to infrastructure, poverty, roads, education etc etc etc...... But none of us will take a step ever to rectify or change or atleast revolt against the system..... but, yes, everyone of us will keep blaming one or the other person OR system OR Govt OR governing body.......
 
I would request all of you to make ur contribution in some form...we are all sleeping...need to get up and do something.......
 
And for those who can not do anything or cant contribute to this society...please keep ur mouth shut when u r stuck in traffic,  when u see rush in trains, when u see water shortage, when u see drainage overflow, when u see beggars at the signals, when u see rickshaw-walas ruling the road, when dance bars are reopened or closed, when u see shiv sainiks man-handling organisers when their candidate is not declared Mr India, when u see a 18 month old girl-child being raped, when u see roadside full of garbage and more and more and more...........U have no rights to question anybody if you dont feel responsible abt it..............Atleast by not criticizing and keeping ur mouth shut u will let the positivity prevail in this society....dont encourage wrong things by supporting these so called critics, rather screw their happiness if they r doing so..........
 
None of us have any rights to keep blaming our contry when we dont take the onus of being responsible citizens.......Our conutry is not going to dogs...we are taking it there.....We form the Young generation of India "the future of India"...Its my appeal to all of you, pl contribute to ur society in SOME WAY...that can be anything...the smallest help will do....but do it........
 
AND YES GO AND WATCH THIS MOVIE....AND WHILE WATCHING IT...PLEASE FEEL IT......

Warm Regards,

Ashish Joshi

 

Sunday, January 29, 2006

A Perfect Lover : Hyper tagging II

Me have been tagged by Sherry...

The rules of the game are:
1. The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover.
2. Need to mention the sex of the target.
3. Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.
4. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again
 
 
Target : Female
 
  1. Feminine wid lil Tomboyish traits
  2. Extremely Good sense of humour
  3. Ability to live, adjust & adapt  wid a crazy person
  4. Reasonable to good cooking skills & food freak like me :))
  5. 24/7 Noty Mode
  6. wouldn't mind someone with a  few million Dollars
  7. Should play videogames/Xbox.PS2 
  8. should be Filmy and be a movie buff like me
Besides that I know that I would be doing all the ghar ka  work and sewa and stuff, sarvagunn sampann dats me :))
 
My list of 8 victims/friends
 
CNB
Fiza
Preity
Solzaire
Chirayu
Ritesh
Sandy
Sweta
 
cheers
me :)
 
p.s the 8 qualities shouldn't be taken seriously but definitely given a good thought !!
 
 
 


Life Cycle of Bull Markets

Bull Markets are born in pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature of optimism, and die of euphoria. - Sir John Templeton

Got this gem via Toughiee.

Kalaghoda Art Festival

 
 I like these kinda cool art shows, make your own crow and be a part of the CROWd :))
check out the Teaser!! 
 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Room service in Karachi

Amit varma from IndiaUncut has this funny conversation on his blog. 

Overheard in my hotel room at Karachi:
My room-mate: Hello, room service?
Disembodied voice: Yes.
Room-mate: I'm calling from room 225, can you help me with potty, please?
Voice: Certainly sir. For one person or two persons?
Half-an-hour later, pot tea came.

One of the Best things to happen after 1983 world cup win!!

 
India needs more guys like them, they are gonna contest the 2007 Gujarat Elections...
my best wishes to the party.

Me Hyper tagged!!


 
I've been tagged.... hyper tagged  rather by Jiby
 
6 Random facts about me
 
1. I'm a very friendly person and might even go outta way to help someone in need.
 
2. I love blogging and reading anything from VC's to comics and agony aunt columns.
 
3. I take all kinda risks in money investments, property, betting, lotto, Shares, futures, Commodity anything....
 
4. I admire people who go all out to pursue their dreams and ambitions and people who are well read.
 
5. I like Chicken Tikka with Schewan & Green Chutney & hate the Food served in tiny cups on flights..
 
6. I'm hopeful that I'll win the lotto one day!!
 
 
Other friends I would like to tag are Fiza, Cnb, Solzaire, Chirayu, Akshay , sherry !!
Go for it!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Indo-Pak dosti in Doha

How do you react to the Pakistani ambassador designate, Mohamed Asghar Afridi, lighting the traditional Indian lamp to mark India's 57th Republic Day celebrations in Doha?

well that's what happened yesterday....

read more

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=January2006&file=Local_News2006012842055.xml

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&month=January2006&file=Local_News2006012842515.xml

I'm a big believer in the peace dividend for the sub-continent.

This must the one of the few times when I missed watching the morning parade on Rajghat, I'm sure I'll get a online copy of the same where I can download and watch it in leisure later.  

 

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Me in Gelf

I'm in Doha,Qatar at the moment for an official assignment for 2-3 months for MyZus.

Qatar is a nice place, I'm yet to explore it fully but the beach is one of the most beautiful in the world.

The last 2-3 have been real hectic but challenging and worth it.

I shall post more about it when i'm at ease and relaxed...

So till then a very big Hi from Doha Qatar.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Baba Scooter - India's reply to Razor Scooters!!

While going for lunch I saw this kid in Lower Parel who has a really cool scooter . Baba Scooter is Apna desi answer to the Razor Scooters, Using old SKF Bearings as front wheel and old trolley wheel as rear and some old plywood pieces this guy had made himself mobile. Total cost would have been under 20 bucks the foreign Razor scooters cost atleast 3-4k.

I think a decent scooter can be made from 3 old stumps, 2 as base and 1/2 as handle, use well greased SKF bearings for front & back wheels, the bearings are free wheel types so when your reverse its brakes. Should be a nice toy for millions of kids who cant afford hi-funda toys n gizmos.

desiscooter

I think no-body recycles like we Indians do, even our bloody jokes are recycled.
more on that on another post...

Finally would like to add The Kid in the pic in a lambe race ka Ghoda!!

Friday, January 20, 2006

NowPos Invitation

 
I just got myself a NowPos account, its a real cool Voice Email solution...
Currently in Beta mode, its a cool thing...
 
This is what TeamPos says

NowPos Highlights

  • Free Web-based mail
  • Speak and listen  
  • Sing and emote
  • No software downloads
  • No players needed
  • Smallest digital space voice
  • Next Generation Innovation (from India)
  • ... above all, very cool! 
  •  
    Do lemme know if you need invites for NowPos
     

    My article in Rediff.

    How I lost money in commodity trading
    http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2006/jan/20trade.htm

    Do read it and I would also appreciate your feedback on the same.

    Babudom gets a dose of Sting.

    I'm sure every one of us in some point in our life must have got the urge to club to death or publicly trash the rude and arrogant government staff in various departments.

    Mostly the shady females who abuse and torture the helpless victims are ones who do the ugliest of the lot, like they say in Bombay "Usko dekhkar ulti bhi nahi karega"
    I don't think the shady government staff ever smile...

    One hero who decided to a Tehelka on the shady staff in Dombivali Tehsildar office and did it in style...

    http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1008351

    If you see anyone doing any atrocities on the citizens just take any mobile with or without camera and just point it towards them... "Abhi Bol"..... Capture it and send it to Aj Tak, CNNIBN or apna Mid-Day or DNA..

    Its high time our nation of 60 million mobile phones decided to capture all the scams and shady behavior done on a daily basis by the government staff and publicly shame them....

    I don't mind starting a blog to hosting all these Pics or MMS 24/7 Live in my small effort to bring accountability and reduce corruption in India .


    Also wanted to add, there are some wonderful people in government departments who do have a clean heart and will out of the way to help and you tend to wonder is this for real or am I dreaming.

    Thursday, January 19, 2006

    Guy Kawasaki follows up his Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists with Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs.

    Guy Kawasaki follows up his Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists with Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs.

    I obviously don’t get pitched for investment by other entrepreneurs, so I don’t know what lies are being told, but I’ll tack on some of my own “at face value” comments to the top ten (actually 11):

    1. “Our projections are conservative.” Like Guy says, an entrepreneur has no idea what her sales will be. Projections, like fortune telling, are a waste of time.

    2. “Gartner says our market will be $50 billion in 2010.” 1. Who cares what Gartner says — Gartner isn’t giving you any of that $50 billion. 2. If you have a slide like this in your deck, 1: get rid of it, and 2: get rid of your deck. Talk from passion, not from slides.

    3. “Boeing is going to sign our purchase order next week.” I love this one. My advice: Never bet your business on one customer. Ever. Never give preferential treatment either. Every customer outta be the same to you or you’re going to start favoring the minority instead of the majority.

    4. “Key employees are set to join us as soon as we get funded.” If you’re small (and you probably are if you’re pitching VCs), everyone should be a key employee. To say your key employees aren’t on board yet is to denigrate everyone you already have and that’s no way to build a passionate team. Further more, it’s an empty promise. You can’t control other offers other people may also have while waiting for your precious funding to come though.

    5. “No one is doing what we’re doing.” It’s exceedingly rare that you’re 1. the only person whose thought of that, and 2. the only person doing something about it. It’s possible you are, but highly unlikely. Don’t bank on it. Like Guy says, “As a rule of thumb, if you have a good idea, five companies are going the same thing. If you have a great idea, fifteen companies are doing the same thing.”

    6. “No one can do what we’re doing.” Amen. Face it: technology is a commodity these days. If you can do it, someone else can do it. And it’s likely they can do it better. What really makes the difference is design, copywriting, execution, clarity, passion, and the overall customer experience. The stuff you can’t specifically define or bulletpoint are the things that matter.

    7. “Hurry because several other venture capital firms are interested.” If you cry wolf you better be ready to rescue yourself.

    8. “Oracle is too big/dumb/slow to be a threat.” Fear and fire are good things when it comes to being an entrepreneur. If you don’t think you can be beat by the big guys you better think again. Yes, they’re slower, but they may be slow enough to watch what you’re doing, learn from your mistakes, and then clobber you down the road. I still think small has major advantages in the world of the web app, but you better be humble if you want to play this game.

    9. “We have a proven management team.รข€ Guy says this one best: “If the entrepreneur were that proven, that he (a) probably wouldn’t have to ask for money; (b) wouldn’t be claiming that he’s proven. (Do you think Wayne Gretzky went around saying, “I am a good hockey player”?)” Point here is that most of the people who have to tell others about their greatness usually aren’t so great (except for Muhammad Ali, of course). The way to demonstrate greatness is to prove it today, not to point to the past.

    10. “Patents make our product defensible.” I don’t know anything about this so I’ll be quiet.

    11. “All we have to do is get 1% of the market.” If your goal is to get just 1% of the market then you don’t have the fire necessary to get 2%. There’s nothing closer to nothing than 1.

    via http://37signals.com/

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    Crazy amounts of Virus floating around...

    I've been using the delete button like hell over the last 2 days..... Shady viruses averaging at 134 kb with headers like  Kamasutra sex, sex video, awesome sex pic etc have been clogging my network and bandwidth  since the last 48 hours .... real shady....
    Even my AVG anti virus hasn't been able to do anything.....
    The day I catch the guy who started the virus I'm gonna throw him in the Bandra Creek... B#$#$C#$$D!!!

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    Highest Paying Search Terms

     My friend Vivek was telling me that there are many people who make tons of money doing arbitrage between google and yahoo adwords. I wonder how long this will last, is this another eyeball mania in the making ??
     
    btw these are Jan's top keywords :)

    mesothelioma $84.08
    mesothelioma attorneys $80.93
    mesothelioma lawyers $69.04
    malignant pleural mesothelioma $55.95
    Asbestos Cancer $54.17
    mesothelioma symptoms $53.66
    peritoneal mesothelioma $52.27
    trans union $51.91
    lung cancer $43.12
    search engine optimization $30.19
    mesothelioma diagnosis $28.70
    home equity loans $20.06
    Baines and Ernst $18.47
    consolidate loans $17.74
    Lexington law $17.68
    Lexington law firm $16.81
    debt problems $16.28
    register domain $15.74
    home equity line of credit $15.61
    affiliate programs $14.33
    refinance $14.21
    video conferencing $13.63
    payday loans $13.21
    credit counseling $13.02
    asbestos $12.79
    debt solutions $12.64
    cash loans $12.13
    refinancing $12.09
    broadband phone $12.08
    debt management $11.86
    fast loans $11.81
    credit card processing $11.75
    credit reports $11.59
    making money on the internet $11.58
    merchant account $11.46
    line of credit $11.42
    money magazine $11.27
    Adsense $11.13
    credit counselors $11.02
    identity theft $11.00
    make money at home $10.84
    free credit $10.76
    cash advance $10.64
    consumer credit counseling $10.63
    freecreditreport $10.61
    make money from home $10.35
    free credit reports $10.26
    make extra money $10.21
    domain registration $10.19
    adwords $10.08
    citifinancial $10.06
    my fico score $10.01
    web hosting $09.88
    American express credit $09.71
    airlines credit card $09.52
    credit report $09.52
    earn money $09.51
    hard drive recovery $09.49
    hard money lenders $09.44
    credit counseling service $09.44
    consolidate $09.41
    claims $09.20
    debt consolidation $09.10
    poor credit $09.09
    low interest $08.89
    web host $08.64
    student credit cards $08.63
    secured $08.60
    merchant account application $08.59
    loans $08.57
    send money to India $08.43
    discover credit $08.40
    merchant accounts $08.39
    hosting $08.35
    money on the internet $08.34
    credit loans $08.33
    consumer credit $08.32
    money making ideas $08.26
    credit card applications $08.23
    money lenders $08.10
    discover credit card $08.09
    money loans $08.08
    dept help $08.01
    credit card services $08.01
    consolidation $07.94
    ways to make money $07.84
    student credit $07.73
    online credit report $07.66
    how to make money $07.51
    accept credit $07.47
    accept credit cards $07.43
    student loan $07.43
    internet money $07.39
    credit repair $07.32
    free credit check $07.28
    bad credit $07.26
    money making $07.21
    SEO $07.18
    University Degrees Online $07.16
    credit card application $07.05
    consolidating $07.05
    people with bad credit $07.05
    car loans $07.05
    money fast $07.03
    money now $06.88
    household automotive $06.76
    personal credit $06.73
    money at home $06.72
    bad debt $06.69
    lenders $06.68
    auto loans $06.63
    making money online $06.61
    Point of sale software $06.55
    interest credit cards $06.53
    credit history $06.53
    lending $06.39
    business credit $06.32
    money to India $06.31
    debt $06.17
    online credit $06.15
    student credit card $06.14
    hard money $06.10
    webhosting $06.06
    credit cards $06.04
    make money $05.97
    credit application $05.96
    online credit card $05.96
    chase credit $05.90
    interest credit $05.89
    Equifax credit $05.89
    video conference $05.88
    credit card offers $05.88
    American credit $05.86
    credit card fraud $05.82
    best credit card $05.82
    no credit check $05.79

    Saturday, January 14, 2006

    Life Path Number

    Your Life Path Number is 4

    Your purpose in life is to build your vision.

    You are practical and responsible. You work hard, knowing that there are no shortcuts in life.
    You work for a better life for yourself and those you love, but you are not an idealist.
    Trustworthy and honest, you also demonstrate great courage. People can count on you.

    In love, you are a loyal and committed partner. You are the ideal spouse.

    You don't give up easily, and sometimes you can be too stubborn and unwilling to change.
    You also can be too conservative at times. You sometime miss out on good opportunities.
    Also remember that not everyone can work as hard as you, as disappointing as that is!

    Thursday, January 12, 2006

    Sunday, January 08, 2006

    Tangential post.

    Was just redrawing a sequence of events over the past few months.

    Koi Insaan Bura nahi hota, Waqt Bura hota hai!!

    Is playing politics the only way to get what you want in the rat race or win brownie points?? Its there all around you but I guess who wants to win a race with rats or eat stupid brownies anyways..





    Mumbai Festival : Jan 2006

    http://www.mumbaifestival.com

    Though I would have liked it as Bombay Festival!!

    The schedule of events at Gateway as part of the festival
    http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/mtdc/Default.aspx?strpage=Mumbai_Festival.html

    Also today

    January 7 and 8, 2006Event: Banganga Festival: Organised by the Indian Heritage Society, Mumbai and MTDC, the Festival pays tribute to the pilgrims who found their way to this region over 2500 years ago. Besides performances by Hariprasad Chaurasia and Veena Sahasrabuddhe, there will also be guided tours between 5 and 7 pm.

    Next Week

    January 14-27, 2006Event: The Mumbai Festival: A celebration of everything that is Mumbai, the 13 day festival will have food stalls, shopping, music, concerts, kite flying festivals and other events.

    January 15, 2006 Event: Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon: The third edition offers prize money of USD 210,000, with a meticulously chosen route that showcases Mumbai city in all its splendour.

    http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1004601

    Mumbai's landmarks go missing

    Mid-day has a nice article on the old names of places in the City.
    Mumbai's landmarks go missing

    You can change the name not the sprit and chaos.

    Saturday, January 07, 2006

    15 Park Avenue - Most Bakwas Movie



    If you want to torture yourself to death forget tik 20 or spare the Virar Train, watch this Maha shitty movie.

    This is the maaa-baap of all depressing movies, even more depressing than the movies one was forced used to watch on DD on Sunday afternoons.. I wonder why so the called intellectual movies makers from Bengal make these Ultra slow movies where the camera moves slower than a snail...You can actually take a smoke and come back to find the same scene..

    I watched this move at 11 pm at Fame Malad, utterly pakao, wannabe intellectual, accented English dialogs and wholesale depression.... A gory rape scene, one wrist slashing scene, one hot water self kill method, a epileptic fit with vomit, a peeing scene, a depressing sex scene,hallucination,Bush and Saddam,shikakhai, a shady love triangle between Shabana, kanwaljeet and the Doc, Waheeda rehman the depressed mother married twice, a scary bhikari, scariest of the lot konkana sen, I'm the intellect RAhul Bose, Lusty Shefali chaya....

    The movie is a total hogwash.. the ending is the most
    chu@#$@#giri ending one could have.....

    I think the director Aparna Sen wants to convey sublimely that hey you need to have an IQ of more 200 to understand the movie...

    I guess I don't have the time to hallucinate and imagine what the protagonist achieved after torturing us and I still dunno what sadistic pleasure Bengali and Mallu directors get in portraying wholesale depression and seem to have taken the sole responsibility to marketing and glorifying poverty, depression and tragedy ... For god's sake we have 200 channels and 500 newspapers who are doing a good job in feeding us the crap.

    Please in the name of Christ, Bhagwan, Allah or whatever imaginary friend you have don't watch this even if get a free ticket....

    The reviews in the media have been good.. why?? simple reason they are all 'intelectuals'...they don't want to be seen as stupid if they dint chamkao what the movie is all about.

    aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh in short Daya!!!!

    I would give 0/5!! who cares anyways :)

    When Markets humble you...

    Last 15 days has been a great learning experience for me, I lost quite a big amount in Commodity trading.
    Am I feeling cheated or sad, well no... I guess I've reached the stage where emotions don't last long it just vaporizes after a while just..like money made and lost in day trading.

    What prompted me to go in for Commodities, well I thought markets are at an all time high I should get out of it and invest in the growing commodities markets.....
    Rationale used : Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful ..
    Rationale not applicable always, even more in Indian Markets.

    Some lessons I've learnt :-

    Never follow things in greed.
    Investing without knowledge or research will hit your hard.
    Never rely on others research or judgment, its your money you take the call and do your own research.
    Don't shy away when asking about the financial statements, its your money.
    Stick to investments you have knowledge of egg. equities,real estate etc.
    Learn from your mistake.
    When in doubt get out!! I exited the commodities as I was clueless after a spate of losses.
    Tough times don't last tough people do.
    Day Trading is a very flawed method of trading.
    Technicals do not work on daily or weekly charts a minimum of 3-6 charts would be a decent indicator.

    I'm happy to have friends like Bhatta who still has faith on my investment rationale when many others have questioned or even ridiculed my investment choice and logic at time. He is someone whose antics remind me of Forrest Gump .

    I've re-entered the Secondary Market when Sensex is hovering around 9600... Good Judgment or Sheer Foolishness only time will tell.


    http://www.karvycomtrade.com/ is a good site to learn about commodities, though its at its infancy in India.

    Friday, January 06, 2006

    A bit of Dubai coming up at BKC

    DNA has this story but the approach to BKC is via Bharat Nagar slum where there are 3-4 floor slums and also has a waterworld,slush & shit world combined

    DNA - Mumbai - A bit of Dubai coming up at BKC - Daily News & Analysis

    Thursday, January 05, 2006

    Mondegar- One of the original waterholes at Colaba.


    Mondegar, originally uploaded by JimReeves.

    Mondegar is one of the original waterholes of Bombay..
    Have the Large Pitcher, Beef Steak, Chicken Chilly and put a 5 buck coin in the Old Jukebox.
    The owner once told me how he was hounded by the authorities for his Smuggled juke Box (only 2-3 in Bombay), yet manage to evade them.

    The murals are by the famous cartoonist Mario Miranda who drew our Balbharti text books in school.

    Also watch out for a fartface waiter who sucks up to Firangs and gives Indians a raw deal when asked to get fags.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    Action on Tulsi Pipe Road

    A guy on cycle wid a basket of tomatoes banged a biker on the busy Tusli Pipe road... hazaar tomatoes ala a Hindi movie action scene all strewn all around the road..
    I was waiting for some action .. Some maramaki.. Some gaali galoch.... But I was disappointed the tomoatowala without wasting anytime started collecting his tomatoes, also were some free shopper in the guise of assistants...
    Ekdum Filmy.

    Bottom line is Bombay mein Dhanda is always pehle everything else can wait.
    Accident on Tulsi Pipe Road
    Tulsi pipe Road @ 8.00 pm

    Kati Patang in Bombay!!

    Some common phrases to be used in kite flying, as the situation demanded (while locked in mortal combat with the enemy):
    1. "Ghaseet teri jaath ki baida maaru!"
    2. "Aye vinchu! kaapun taak tila. Aie jh*****iya!"
    3. "Saala bhardol mein gaya re. Lagta hai black baarikh use kar raha tha woh"
    4. "Abbe, pechh laga math. Woh hulcut double kanni baandha hai.. %^(#$$#$%%!!"

    Couldn't stop posting this http://implodingtime.blogspot.com , via Desipandit.
     
    An excellent post on kite-flying in Bombay - with such vivid and rich detail at All your base are belong to us!
     
    As for me personally I'm not a expert kite flier but I can make kites and tie the Kanni properly, I never liked the idea of spending much on kites coz I found the Vada Pav a better option :)), but I used to be an expert Firki holder who could do high speed lapeting. 

    Baba Ramdev v/s Brinda Karat

    I saw Takkar in NDTV India when Baba Ramdev was being interviewed he was saying in a pucca Haryanvi Accent "Yeh Brinda Karat hoti kon hai"
     
    Well Baba, Brinda is Radhika Roy's sister, Prannoy Roy (NDTV)' s wife and major share holder in the company.
     
    I still dunno whether the CPI is against MNC's or Desi Products. And I also want to know whether the baba practices what he preaches with the employees at his Ayuervedic Factory.
     
    I hope these 2 make peace coz I think both of them are doing a decent job for the public.
     
    The story so far.
     

    Weird News # 1

    Read this and you will know why
    Man stripped at New Year party

    Lines from Sulfury!!

    If you wanna make a period film, try Whisper or Stayfree."

    Tuesday, January 03, 2006

    The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

    A PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. While I’m in the venture capital business, this rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc.
    ...
    The ten topics that a venture capitalist cares about are:

    1. Problem
    2. Your solution
    3. Business model
    4. Underlying magic/technology
    5. Marketing and sales
    6. Competition
    7. Team
    8. Projections and milestones
    9. Status and timeline
    10. Summary and call to action


    Courtesy Rajesh Jain via Guy Kawasaki

     

     

    RR Package : From Bar Girls wid love to RR Patil!!

    “RR Package” : The package comes with one room at a Navi Mumbai lodge, one girl and three condoms

    The one-night satisfaction is being called the “RR Package”, after deputy chief minister-cum-home minister R.R. Patil.
    The service is provided by many of the former dance-bar girls who lost their livelihood because the Maharashtra government, goaded by Patil, banned the bars.
    The name is the women’s way of showing gratitude to Patil — “Mr Clean” of state politics — whom they see as responsible for forcing them into the gutter of prostitution.

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    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060102/asp/nation/story_5670446.asp

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    I want to invent.

    • A phone which will be in India, but I will be able to access it  abroad (SMS,voice) ( roaming without the cost of roaming)
    • An E-book reader on my phone, with TTS support
    • A global trading site where I can buy/sell/ speculate on  Crude, Bullion, Stocks,Commodities from any country in the world in micro payment options.  
     
     

    You will get 50% stake in running Mumbai

    The New Year bash has given the government some good sense, the government plans to do something nice it decided to corporatize BMC...

    It has prepared a draft of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) proposing a three-way partnership between citizens, corporations, and the government to execute and maintain the city’s amenities and introduce accountability.
    Citizens would hold 50 per cent stake in terms of shares in the new arrangement. The rest would be divided between the BMC, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, and private financial institutions like IDFC and HDFC.

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    DNA - Mumbai - You will get 50% stake in running Mumbai - Daily News & Analysis

    The fun will begin when it get listed on the Sensex and whole of India and world trading in BMC :)), I would surely invest in BMC even though some of their employees come drunk and get paid in gold its a nice company, taking care of 14 million mad people in a even madder city is no joke!!

    I also wish they did something about the Indian Railways, Ports, State Bus Corporations and other Government Utility Companies

    New Year Exploits!!

    I was at Soul, Koregaon Park, Poona....

    500 bucks entry, Live band, Good Buffet(veg/Non Veg), Booze was on the higer side so just had a few beers.

    It was a formal Ball but there were a few odd ones like us in Cargo's n T'sirt..
    In short total VFM.

    Also ate at MBStall, A Mallu dhaba in Hadapsar good mallu chai wid less teapowder n more milk, Idlies, Uthappa, and Sada dosa...

    Had lunch at Just Parthas.. 35 bucks combo paratha with dahi and green mint chutney and buttermilk....

    3 hours to reach Panvel and then 3.5 hours to reach Dadar .. the Volvo driver being a chutfcukr dropped us at Five gardens,Wadala instead to Dadar...

    Overall an usual funfilled trip.

    @ Mall Poona.

    Bhatta lost as usual,DC Rohit, Shinu and Dazed Me.

    Me and Shinu

    New Year at Soul, Poona (high prices = less booze)



    This moron just landed from nowhere and spoiled the snap!!



    LiveBand playing in the background, reminded me of a Goan Wedding :))

    What did everyone do for New Year? Visit any interesting places? Good food? Crazy Cocktails?
    commentos Kardo!!