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Podcast interview of Ponraju about Abdul Kalam

13 Dec

An exclusive interview for PodUniversal, Mr V Ponraj, Advisor to Dr Kalam gives the first hand account of a day in Dr Kalam’s Office. Mr Ponraj is a scientist working in DRDO and is also part of the Technology Interface Group in Dr Kalam’s Office.

Mr Ponraj spends most of his day working with Dr Kalam and also travels along with him within and outside the country. He is also the Editor of ‘Billion Beats’ epaper published by Dr Kalam’s Office through their site.

Check the podcast here :

Abdul Kalam

online news – naked anchors

13 Dec

You gotta to be kidding me right? I mean .. check this site out.
You have news delivered by hot bodied real naked girls. And no this is not porn. You get to watch the full coverage for a premium .. of course..
still.. what an innovative way to watch news.. lol

check out naked news here:

Naked News

PG Wodehouse books at dirt cheap rates

13 Dec

How many of you guys are real PG Wodehouse buff like me ? If you fall into this category then i am quiet sure you read Wodehouse books either from British council, school/college library or private library. You actually dint buy one cos it was too costly . Somehwere in 250-350 range,right ? 
Not anymore. Check out the PG Wodehouse books available at Landmark book stores in India. You now get PG Wodehouse books for Rs 100 bucks . Aint that cool ?

 

So go ahead and stock up your library shelves with Jeevs and Blandings castle stories ..

Budgets are boring – How can we make it simple and efffective

13 Dec

budget

Just a random thought…

Have you ever wondered why your friends never sit down to watch the budget when presented in the parliament?
Because it is too long , too boring and with lots of technical economic jargon.

The budget is for the common man. And most probably the common man of India will fall in the bracket of 21 years – 35years. Unless he is married , a young college going or just-started-working guy wont bother to watch it.

Wondering why FM’s have to give us long and boring budget speeches and waste time?

Here is what he can do :

  • Give a ppt presentation covering the important points. He can just give the Income and Expenditure of the Year, then move on to point out what was the amount collected last year and what is to be allocated for each department in the forthcoming year. Simple one point and the amount highlighted. This should not go more than 30-45 min.
  • Start a website dedicated for Indian budgets alone ( with archives) and make it web 2.0 friendly . which means, make it interactive using RSS feeds, forums , blogs etc . The site content can be moderated by a young techie guy. He should be completed briefed thoroughly on what to be said and what not to be said in the website. You can find numerous such talented tech/management guys via civil services exam . Make sure you pay them good.
  • The minute the Budget gets over, digitize the entire contents online for everyone to read. Make sure the language is clear and simple to follow. The website can also have pop up tabs over technical words so that a 21 year old arts student can understand what the budget means to him.
  • Open tabs to give info like this ” what the budget means to students” , ” what the budget means to the senior citizens” .. one can work out the modalities later.
  • Let the government invite people from Finance Ministry, Planning Commission etc to contribute articles on what they think about the budget. This will ensure a dialogue between the common man and the ministers.
  • Use twitter ( profile created by the govt) to send real time info to everyone in the web. use other micro blogging tools as well.
  • Most of the Babus in the cabinet are not exactly net savvy. No problem. Once the Budget is done, distribute copies of the entire budget with the intricate details to the opposition parties and all other concerned parties and one copy to the press.
  • Budget can be made less boring, more informative, reach more audience and entirely fun and hence more effective and accountable if we can combine knowledge and technology .

what are your thoughts ?

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The Big Bad US recession – where did Ivy league gards go?

13 Dec

Enough has been written,discussed, debated on the US recession, failure of I banks and now the assured bankruptcy of the world’s top auto mobile companies.
Even India is feeling the heat of this recession . follow the sensex if you dont know what I am saying …

But correct me if I am wrong. the world’s best I-bank’s ( Freddie & Mae, AIG, Bear Stearns ) and Auto companies ( Ford, Chrysler, GM) hired from world’s best Ivy B schools. right ? These grads from Harvard, Standard, MIT, IIM, IIT,Kellogg s are considered the best minds in business and technology.
How come these guys did get a whiff of what’s happening or what was about happen? I mean, look .. the stock market guys are like watching the NASDAQ 24×7, the US policy makers ( all having Goldman Sachs background) kept constant watch on the stats and trends everyday . at least, that’s what they are supposed to do and supposed to be good at ..

So what went wrong? does that mean, all the best education the world can give, the best money can buy is for nothing ?
why then should i go to B-school of Ivy status , if they cant equip me to face, identify and sort out such problems ?

why ? The best answer is that while they made tons of money occupying their position , they simply failed to do the job.

I would rather do my management degree in a normal to decent college, get a respectable job , get a decent salary to lead a good simple life, keep my family safe and happy and do all that i can to the society and be happy forever.

what do you guys think ?