Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Somethings wrong with the World today...

  • US markets are down
  • Housing pricing all over the world except the US are booming.
  • Oil Prices are moving up
  • Iran continues to invite trouble
  • Hugo Chavez trying to revive Socialism that USSR couldn't deliver
  • Hoshni Mubarak & Mugabe continue to rule in the name of democracy
  • GCC economy is booming but their stock markets are at all time lows
  • Many countries are moving from US dollar to Euros & Yuan.
  • UAE invites India to use it as a Gateway.
  • Karachi Stock market gave the highest return in the world.
  • India's rout at the world cup means higher power saving and less load shedding this year.
  • Cricket Betting is still illegal but horse trading is a norm.
  • The Yen- Dollar Bubble continues to scare many.
  • 200 anniversary of abolishment of Slavery but newer forms of slavery in 3rd world countries unnoticed.
  • Dafour continues to become another Rwanda.
  • LTTE gets its own AIrforce.
  • In India Cement prices are frozen but not the Real Estate prices
  • SEZ's and Info Parks cant be setup without killing 50 farmers and 6 days strikes by all political parties and a parliament walkout.
  • Rajnikanth's Shivaji will drive Tam Land crazy next week.

Now the million dollar question is if you had money where would you put your money in this chaos... Or Would you not??

Else you can listen to "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith, Things havent changed much since 1993 when Aersmith tried to tackle world issues :)

Peace . \w/

Can you indentify which are shadows of camels?


This is a picture taken directly above these camels in the desert.
It is considered one of the best pictures of the year 2005.
Look closely, the camels are the little white lines in the picture.
The black you see is just the shadows.

Whom to Blame For India's Early Exit !!!!!

Two most powerful personalities one from past history and other from recent history

Indira Gandhi (For creating Bangladesh)

and ........

Hanuman.... (Not destroying Lanka completely) :)
p.s Juss a joke, I have Gr8 Bangla and Lankan Friends, chill :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Things to do from Home.

My friend Veena who just moved to Chennai from Bombay wanted to do something from home on the Internet.  I couldn't think of any thing other than starting a Blog & adding Google Adsense to it ( which may or maybe give you any revenues)  &  Being a Merchant on Ebay, Buy stuff from X place and sell online at a profit.

The Net seems like a cool place to buy/sell/ hedge  for Stocks, Futures, Gambling & Investments but there aint much avenues for someone to sit at home and supplement an income.

In US they have the following categories of work
Data Entry
Document Coding
Virtual Assistants
Legal Transcription
Medical Transcription
Customer Service Reps
Freelance Writers
Online Tutors

I wonder how many of these are there or could be replicated in India?
I will try to  compile a list of things what  Net Savvy Person in India can do from Home apart from the above things ,Also I  would appreciate if you could  give pointers on the same.

Watch this space, shall put the list up soon.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Is it Mars? no its Doha.

Whole of Qatar looks like the Red Planet with thick reddish dust haze all around.. High speed winds with dust particles are a lethal forces and hurt your eyes and injure you with debris.

I shall post pics as I shoot them but risking my camera lens wont be so prudent :)

Satelite pic courtesy NASA, The lil peninsula is Qatar.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Very Filmy Ad - Happydent


C. Sivasankaran - The Enter-Exit King.

I admire him for his ability to enter and exit business at great speeds, He is a future Dhirubhai in the making . He also holds substantial stake in Tata Tele Services and Idea, One might wanna buy their stocks and sleep over it.
I'm gonna keep a track of his futures games and investments.

Siva's games so far :-

• 1995: Applied for Tamil Nadu telecom licence
• 1997-98: Launched Aircel
• March 1998: Incorporated Dishnet DSL, the country’s first DSL internet provider
• Dec 2003: Bought 79% equity stake in RPG Cellular in Chennai for Rs 210 cr
• February 2004: Agreed to sell 33% stake in TN Mercantile Bank to the Nadars for Rs 130 cr
• March 2004: Sold the internet service division of DishnetDSL Limited to VSNL for Rs 270 cr
• April 2004: Bought 65.4% equity stake Barista coffee chain from Turner Morrison for Rs 30 cr and the Tata group
• August 2004: Dishnet Wireless bought Unified Access Service Licences for seven eastern circles at Rs 300 crore.
• 2005: Entered health food business with Aiwo - a health food chain were low-calorie food cooked in olive oil
• 2005: Bought out RPG Cellular Limited for Rs 208 cr and renamed it Aircel Cellular
• Dec 2005: Sold 100% stake to Maxis and Reddy’s combine for $1.8b giving Maxis access to 628 million subscribers in India
• Jan 5 2006: DTH television JV with Zee Telefilms Ltd (ZTL)
• March 2007 Sold Barista stake to Lavazza of Italy for Rs 480 crores

Not bad for a guy who started as a fabricator in Madras Refineries :)

Data :

ब्लॉगर अब हिंदी मैं :)

ब्लॉगर का नया फंदा

एकदम कूल , बोले थो एकदम ठण्डा... ई ऍम लोविंग इत !!

ब्लॉगर को एक जप्पी देना पड़ेगा :)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Joke Blog

Simple Mission : 1 Joke a day, Laughter all day.
Contributors : Me, Chirag & CNB.

International Film festival - Mumbai- March 8- 15 2007

100 movies for 500 bucks, register to get a pass.
Movies shown at Imax, YB Chavan and Fun republic.

Some highlights are Hrishida's Anuradha, Golmaal, Chupke Chupke & Anand, It should be fun to watch it on the Big Screen 70 mm experience.

Also showing are Mira Nair's Namesake and many other cool movies

The movie list

Thanks DD

Only in Poona!!


Special Pune Signboard on Holi.
The signboard at Premier Supply Company says, "Please note that Wet notes with Holi colours won't be accepted. Don't argue." Typical Puneri (city) style. Sarcastic and in your face.

This is one of the many reasons I love Poona :)

thanks Chirayu.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Games - Stock Market & Cricket

There is one thing the great Sunny Gavaskar used to always comment whenever our slip fielders dropped catches, whenever it was slashed hard by the opponent batsmen outside the off stump "Its the timing of the jump that's important.. not too early not too late.. Its the timing of the jump my friend"
I always remembered that even while standing lazily as a keeper or in the slip and even with the Stock Markets.

I entered when the Markets were at 3000 fell to 2500 and the roller coaster ride to 14500 and back now.... I have managed to get in and get out a few times lucky, Right now the market seems damn tempting to plunge but I'm reminded of Sunny's great words..
I will watch the action from the Pavilion and maybe enter in a few months.

What are your views on the markets and the Sexy Sensex do feel free to scribble in the comments.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Joke :)

Q:why are majority of south Indians are dark in color?

A; Because we watch Sun TV, Surya TV,Udaya TV without applying sunscreen lotion.......

Monday, March 05, 2007

Just got Stamped in Qatar :)


This is a cool service by QPost for 15 QR, you can write postcard to someone or fool your loved ones that you're some Big Shot Shiekh :))

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Happy Holi.

May this Holi bring all the color and happiness in your lives.

Holi Hai !!

Thursday, March 01, 2007