Monday, October 30, 2006

Great Mallu Phone Call !!!!!

Once a English guy took a DVD from a mallu shop in gulf…The guy called back the shop to complain about the DVD…Now listen to the attached MP3 and see how the mallu guy from kasargod handles the client..
Enjoy - the phone call of the year…

Life's Little Instruction Book-worth reading !!!

I dunno if you have got this as a email forward, I was cleaning my inbox and
ended up re-reading it again and recollecting how many thing things I've
done, done right and done wrong.. Really cool book.. Better than many of the
ones holy guys want us to read.

Life's Little Instruction Book

. Have a firm handshake.

. Look people in the eye.

. Sing in the shower.

. Own a great stereo system.

. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

. Keep secrets.

. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.

. Always accept an outstretched hand.

. Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell
the difference.

. Whistle.

. Avoid sarcastic remarks.

. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will
come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.

. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never
find out.

. Lend only those books you never care to see again.

. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.

. When playing games with children, let them win.

. Give people a second chance, but not a third.

. Be romantic.

. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters,
nothing is as important as it first seems.

. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's
there for your convenience, not the caller's.

. Be a good loser.

. Be a good winner.

. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

. Keep it simple.

. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.

. Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you
have to cross the same river.

. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets

. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll
regret the things you didn't do more than the one's you did.

. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be
quick to acknowledge those who helped you.

. Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it
for you.

. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you
need only stay a few minutes.

. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.

. Once in a while, take the scenic route.

. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks
you're terrific.'

. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.

. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table.
Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.

. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless
of how trivial their job.

. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.

. Become someone's hero.

. Marry only for love.

. Count your blessings.

. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home.

. Wave at the children on a school bus.

. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based
on your ability to deal with people.

. Don't expect life to be fair.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Graham’s 10 Signs of a Bargain Stock

Jk Lasser in the Book "How to pick stocks like Warren Buffet" writes on Benjamin Graham 10 signs of a bargain stock

A company would have to meet seven of the following ten criteria (as laid out
in Security Analysis) before Graham would consider it a cheap stock:

1. An earnings-to-price yield (the opposite of the price-earnings ratio) that
is twice the current yield of an AAA (top-rated) bond. If bonds are yielding
5 percent, the earnings yield of a stock should be 10 percent. In other
words, you could get 5 percent fairly safely; to take on the risk of a stock,
you want twice the possible reward.
2. A p-e ratio that is historically low for that stock. Specifically, it should be
two-fifths of the average p-e ratio the shares had over the past five years.
3. A dividend yield of two-thirds of the AAA bond yield. (Obviously, stocks
that don’t pay dividends wouldn’t qualify under this rule.)
4. A stock price that is two-thirds of the tangible book value per share.
5. A stock price that is two-thirds of the net current asset value or the net
quick-liquidation value.
6. Total debt lower than tangible book value.
7. A current ratio of two or more.
8. Total debt that’s not more than net quick-liquidation value.
9. Earnings that have doubled within the past ten years.
10. Earnings that have declined no more than 5 percent in two of the past ten

The individual investor, Graham counseled, should adapt these rules to his
or her own situation.
• If an investor needs income, he or she should pay special attention to rules
1 through 7—especially, of course, to rule 3, the one requiring high
• An investor who wants safety along with growth might pay special attention
to rules 1 through 5, along with 9 and 10.
• An investor emphasizing growth can ignore dividends, but should pay
special attention to rules 9 and 10, underweighting 4, 5, and 6.

Readers : If you need the book do let me know, its a must read for any investor or follower of the markets. .

Republican Ad Campaign

Republican Ad Campaign, originally uploaded by mzsatish.

I wish our politicians also had some below the belt Ad campaign instead of the usual Fights in the Parliament

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Random Stuff

  • If astrologers and Tarot card readers can help you handle your future by adding a few alphabets or K can they help you with portfolio advice and predict they Sensex/Nifty movements.
  • Why is that the price of a Stock zooms the moment you sell the share.
  • Will Sanjay Dutt face jail this week?, I personally think he has already spent 18 months jail and he should be acquitted.   Besides anyone whose mom is Mother India cant be a terrorist, The real terrorists are the ones who are sitting in power and scot free after committing religious mayhem and screwing up the nation.
  • Why do as Sales guys have to give Golis to clients, The un-ending Chakravyuh of golis are sometimes just too much, Its only a matter of time someone's conscience will snap and say "Boss Hum tumko Chutiya bana rahe hai"
  • For the first time India's Investment abroad has exceeded FDI in India.
  •  Why isn't there be a Global Wi-fi service where people can pay by the hour using Credit card or Paypal using the 108 free GPS satellites.
  • Life is a game. Money is how we keep the score.  (Nishit fm Directi's email signature)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Stock Tips

Some stock tips I've recieved this week :-

jyoti structures

Pls note that I havent done any research on these, so pls do your own homework
before investing in it.

As for my games,I'm currently holding Hinduja TMT, Mascon, DCW, Bihar Caustic,
Jhagadia Copper.


Just saw Dor on DVD, one of the most colourful and Vibrant movie of the year. Amazing cinematography and contrasting locations, from the Dry Sand dunes of Rajasthan to green lush mountains to Himachal Pradesh.

Dor is the story about 2 different women from different places connected by a common incident in Saudi Arabia. Its about a women's quest and journey to seek pardon for the Husband who faces death penalty for the accidental death of his friend. The only way she can save her husband is if the victims wife signs the MAafinama(Pardon petition) as per Saudi Law.
The movie brings out the best in Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag also does a great job and ye Shreyas Talpade who plays a Bahuroopiya finally speaks and he surely does speak and mimic more than needed.
Like every Nagesh Kuknoor film it has good songs by Salim-Sulaiman.The best songs are Yeh Honsla, Imaan Ka Asar, Kesariya Balam

Worth a Dekko 3.5/5
G1. As usual Nagesh Kuknoor saved money by giving himself a role in the movie.
G2. Ayesha Takia has no hot scene so don't get the DVD if your expecting any hot scenes.
G3. During the shooting of the climax Train scene Ayesha Takia trips and falls while running parallel to the train.
G4. Ayesha considers Nagesh Kuknoor as her Brother :)), Poor Nagesh KLPD.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Don Rocks

Just saw Don at the shady Doha Cinema.
Well made and well shot with total suspense... Must Dekko!!

I would give 4/5.

It was Eid Holiday out here in Doha, The cinema was jam pack like some desi theatre with people fighting and geesing in the lines. It was a rare full house show with people fighting inside the theatre with Cops arresting a few while movie was on.

It was very much worth the effort to see a well made remake.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy Diwali and Happy Eid



May this Diwali and Eid bring all the Happiness & Prosperity in your lives.

best wishes

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Baba Ghanoush - The Answer

A Middle Eastern puree of eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It`s garnished with pomegranate seeds, chopped mint or minced pistachios and used as a spread or dip for pita or Middle Eastern flat bread.
In short its cold Baingan Bharta :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Real Chef

DSC00226, originally uploaded by mzsatish.

At the CGC Iftar Party at the Continental.
The problem with Buffet's is that I am always confused what to eat and what not to eat.

And yes Arabic food is my favorite :))
I was down with fever and cough but couldn't afford to miss this mega event, infact the food did pep me up.

Check out more Iftar pics on my Flickr Page

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Street Fighters

Street Fighters, originally uploaded by mzsatish.

Shiv sena(Udhav Thackeray) & MNS (Raj Thackeray) group doing waht they do the best.. Street Battles.

Shiv Sena has over 40 years doing this while MNS is on new turf.
For those who came in late Shiv Sena fought Street Battles with Gujaratis, Madrasis, Dalits, Communists, Muslims, Bhaiyas and now they fighting among themselves.

I'm sure there might be many non maharashtrians watching this comedy and saying " I"m Lovin It"

As for me personally I wish they did the wresting in the Sardar Patel Wresting Stadium in Worli ..

They guys who are having the last laugh Narayan Rane, Ganesh Naik and Chaggan Bhujbal ...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Trivia Quiz

Baba Ghanoush??
don't google... What am I talking about??

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Marmara Istanbul - Turkish Joint.

This is the place where I go for my daily dose of Shawarmas, Appetizers, umalis, Sheesh Kebabs and other Arabic food.

English Mess up

English Mess up, originally uploaded by mzsatish.

And you though only Indians screwed up English

Thursday, October 05, 2006

You haven't been to Bombay if you haven't....

My friend Chirayu asked me to  pen down few things about  Bombay for the piece on Bombay he was collating...And he has done it neatly and in style 
Only think I didn't know it was for Mobissimo the cool bargain air-travel site, If I'd known I would've had a few pegs and written more :))

DJ Aqeel Live in - Nov 2

DJ Aqeel

DJ Aqeel Live in Qatar on 2nd November at the Diplomatic Club also features DJ Joe Mitri from the QBS.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DNA says Sorry

Hi guys, I just received the mail from Anuradha sengupta, the senior editor from DNA apologizing for the flick.
from my side I shall continue reading DNA and give them my pics whenever needed of course with due credit.
Here's the mail.
Dear Satish,
Hi. I bring out the Sunday city features page. I am really sorry about the incident. It isn't Laiq Qureshi who is at fault. I had taken that photo as a refererral -- and Laiq had been told to get the actual picture from IC Colony church authorities. I had thought if Laiq wasn't able to get the pic by the deadline, I'd use yours with your permisson. If he got the pic, I'd replace the picture on the page.
Laiq did get the photo the next day. It was even scanned. It was to be put on the page, but, ultimately, somehow got overlooked in the deadline chaos. Once again, I am profusely sorry about this. Believe me, it was completely unintentional. I never meant to plagiarise. It has happened to a close friend of mine whose entire portfolio of pix on Ladakh got put on the web by a friend of his under his own name. I'd never ever do that.
Anuradha Sengupta
Senior Editor, DNA

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hutch Network down - Real Reason

I finally managed to solve my query about Hutch Network's problem during the past few weeks..
The secret reason is here

Guy Kawasaki likes Bombay

Also do check out his pics on Bombay. 
Guy is a VC that I admire for his evangelism,views and fundas and hi-tech- start-ups. 
Thanks Chirayu for the link

Monday, October 02, 2006

IC Colony on DNA - Flicked from Flickr

DNA has this story about IC Colony and St Francis School, Well there's nothing wrong with the story but the journalist has shamelessly flicked a photo of my school from my Photo Album on Flickr and hasn't even bothered to inform me leave aside giving credit.

My Photo Album on IC Colony

Can I sue them or claim Damages?

Click here for
Asli photo & Nakli Photo