Friday, August 31, 2007

Tatas begin by plot-hunt drill - TCS head honcho inspects sites in Guwahati for potential investments

He came, he saw and promised to be back before he left. In the five hours that he was in the city, the high-profile Tata Consultancy Services CEO and MD S. Ramadorai raised hopes of major investments in the IT sector in the state ...

More here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hong Kong's sunset

Move your mouse down / up and experience ....

India at 60: A swot analysis by Mint

While the world is beating a path to India’s door, the proportion of population living below $1 a day is one of the highest in India ...

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Stronger Rupee = Stronger India

An interesting viewpoint --
Read here ...

New Version of Orkut Released

This afternoon, I was surprised by this sudden change ... a cool new orkut welcomed me :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

'Nuclear deal is best thing to have happened to India'

As India teeters on the brink of a mid-term election with the nuclear deal in jeopardy, what impact could it have on India’s economy and its investment climate? That was the issue raised with the doyen of Indian industries and Chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata.

Read the interview here:

Chak De Hockey --> Women Sports --> India

Finally women sports are getting much needed attention.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Getting nostalgic about IIT days :)

Remembered Sporty ... footie goalie in hostel matches, hockey, spirit, inter iit etc

Dramatics -- 1st yr >> my smile was used, a dog in Alcher ;)
2nd yr >> chaos of parliament in our play :) , nice street act in alcher
3rd yr >> best performance by our team --- an english play where I played a Geography teacher
4 yr >> reeling under the rebel mood of changed format of Manthan (from batch to hostels), we finally managed to put a show. I played an old lady

Friday, August 17, 2007

Chak De India !
A truly amazing sports film coming under YashRaj's banner. After a long time a film which catches the essence of sportsmanship, team spirit and above all the joy of winning. It's comparable to the masterpieces like "Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar", "Lagaan:Once Upon a Time In India" and "Bend It Like Beckham".

In brief, the film touched chord with me. It reminds me of the days when I was playing Hockey for IITG.

I feel the film nicely touched upon the following issues:
1) The sorry state of the sports infrastructure in India with the sports association itself politically motivated and bureaucratic in attitude. They themselves seem to lack belief in the players and it's more prominent in case of a women's team. The situation cannot be worse for hockey, which even happens to be our National sport.
2)Team Spirit -- Playing in a team and not being under self ego, one can beat any opponent, even if they may be having better infrastructure like training facilities.
3)We still recognize ourself by the state or caste we belong to rather than being recognized as an Indian.
4)NorthEastern States -- How the general people in Delhi / other Indian mainland view the people from the NE bordering states. It's a shame that they are still viewed as aliens or guests in their own country's capital. The only solution to this problem lies in ending their isolation and making moves for a possible larger integration and understanding of the people of NE by those in the mainland.
5)Cricket is the only sport in India which gets all the support, attention, fame, money, etc.

In brief, a film which teaches us sportsman spirit and how sometimes winning is everything that matters.