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Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Even more events
1. Chrysalis, Oct 9th, 2003
mgmt fest at Christ college Institute of Management, Bangalore
call sharon for more details - 98450 50495
2. IRIS 2003 presents Ashwamedha - is the flagship event of IRIS 2003, the annual corporate management fest of IIM Indore
3. IIM-L's Education One: The Business Strategy Formulation Contest
extending the deadline from 27th September to 4th of October 2003
4. ulysses@XIMB - an online strategy game
A part of Xpressions 2003, the annual B school meet of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
5. Dhrupad Recital on 2nd Oct.2003
Sursagar Presents A Dhrupad recital of morning ragas by Shri Uday Bhavalkar with Shri Manik Munde (Pakhawaj) at 10:30am on Thursday 2nd Oct 2003
at Havyaka Sabha Bhavan # 101, 11th Cross, 8th Main Malleshwaram, Bangalore
ADMISSION FREE ALL ARE WELCOME
The programme is in association with the Kala and Shikshana Vedike of Sri Akhila Havyaka Mahasabha (R)
6. Queering Bangalore - a film festival on queer lives
3, 4, 5 October 2003
at Attakalari, (behind Gallery Sumukha)
Bus Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore
For details, synopses and complete schedules, contact
Pedestrian Pictures: 5670 2232, Scorus: 98440 49503, Swabhava Trust - 212 4441 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 28, 2003
I love her music. She's a relatively young female guitarist. But for me, her music clearly belongs to the legendary league that includes Janis Joplin and Nancy Wilson. Currently listening to Soft Place to Fall by her. Its a fantastic number with some fantabulous guitaring. Download / listen to it here or here (will be up for 2 days).
Friday, September 26, 2003
MBAs: The Elite?
See this story (B-school grads shun 'old' jobs) in today's ET about how MBAs dont wanna join non-glamorous sectors of the industry.
A perfect supplement to this story would be this dig on MBA in FedEx commercial. :-)
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Some Bangalore events
1. White Water Rafting0 comments
Screening of "Sholay"!!
Whoa! Dress Circle Rocks!! Phew!!!
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The Safety and Quality Challenges for Indian Food Exports
As a part of the FPM Research Workshop, just now attended a presentation on this topic by Prof. Aparna Sawhney (Econcomics and Social Sciences Area). Got to know a lil bit about what happens in food exports at international policy/institution level.
Deccan Air woes
Yesterday, the propeller of the Hyderabad-Vijaywada inaugural flight aircraft caught fire on the runway. Hope it is just a random accident which will not affect the fledgling airlines' plans. I want this baby to fly!!
Some more events
1. Nihilanth - 4-5th October
IIM Indore's IIMs-IITs event.
A unique concept with its rolling nature… Website (I love their logo and site design!)
2. Confluence - Nov 21-23
IIM, Ahmedabad's B-school meet. Website
3. USF International Business Plan Competition
All Graduate Students are invited to compete for $25,000 in cash prizes... Website
4. Maria Philip Memorial Annual Inter-B.School Debate Competition
OCTOBER 4TH , 2003, 3: 00 PM, XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BANGALORE-560100
Topic: Will China overtake India in the IT sector?
For more details, contact:
Shreeraj Humbarwadi (Organizing Secretary)
Ph: 080 - 8528597 / 98, 8528477, 31826415
Job Joseph : 9886109535
Fax no. - 8528733
5. CLIMBERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH INDIA
Ref #: CASI/MOM/001/03
Date: September 23, 2003
Minutes of the September 22, 2003 meeting
Purpose: To form an association of Climbers to help support the climbing community in promotion & development of rock climbing.
The following decisions are proposed to assist the climbing community: -
1. Name of the Association: CLIMBERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH INDIA
2. Proposed objectives of the association: -
a. To PROMOTE and DEVELOP Rock and Sport climbing
b. To PROTECT ACCESS to climbing areas in Southern India.
c. To EDUCATE climbers.
d. To SUPPORT deserving climbers with finance, equipment and medical aid.
e. CONDUCT climbing competitions.
f. PARTNER with other agencies.
g. Be an umbrella body for individual climbers and organizations involved in climbing.
3. Address of the Association:
Until the negotiation process for an office space at Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore, is under way, the TEMPORARY address would be: -
M/s. Ozone Pvt. Ltd.,
# 4, 9th ‘A’ Cross, 12th Block
Kumara Park West,
Bangalore - 560 020
4. The Governing body consists on a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Members.
5. PROACTIVE INDIVIDUALS/CLUBS/ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THIS ASSOCIATION’S GOVERNING BODY MAY CONFIRM THEIR INTEREST ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2003. YOUR NAME, INTEREST, CONTACT ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL TO WOODYADVENTURES@MAILCITY.COM or Fax on 3448054.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Shaping the Future of Storage
Attended this seminar organized by Netapp yesterday at The Leela. The speakers were Dave Hitz (Cofounder & EVP, Engineering), Manish Goel (President, Indian Operations), and Mr Dwarkanathan (Product Engineering Services CTO, Wipro). Netapp has started an Indian operations center where they have shifted FULLY the development of one of the four key products, Netcache. Its a caching / streaming exnterprise application tool. Other products are NetStore, Filers, and Gateway(?).
Dave Hitz is a pioneer in storge industry and has been personally involved in some of the key innovations in storage technology. Dave said that SAN and NAS have been a soure of great deal of confusion amongst technology people in companies, and he suggested (and also predicted) that these two need to merge into FAS (Fiber Attached Storage). And he explained, why and how. The analogy was with routers, switches: First it was Router VS Switches, then it was Router AND Switches, and now they are moving toward layer 7 'switches' (unified). Essentially, a Router takes care of packets at layer 4, 5, and 6, while a switch at layers 1, 2, and 3. Hence the new approach is to combine the two and remove confusion. Same thing would happen with SAN and NAS converging into FAS, Dave said.
One interesting statistic was the decline in the DAS (Direct Attached Storage) market size: from 14b$ in 2000 to 6b$ in 2002 (according to IDC)! Thats a sureshot indication of storage preferences shifting from disk to the network. Gotta keep an eye on this industry, sounds very exciting!
Manish mainly dwelled upon why Indian IT scene today is so exciting. Taking his personal example, he demonstrated how there were not many opportnities for an engineer wanting to work in s/w indusrty when he graduated from IIT 20 years back, and how the scenario has changed completely today.
Takeaway: An overview of storage industry and what Netapp is doing, esp. in India.
Yahoogroups Blocked in India
This is a classic case of a serious goof-up by the spineless ISPs toeing the government line. I myself was unable to access yahoogroups for one full week before it was restored by our ISP, STPI.
Some news in media about it at:
Bid to block anti-India website affects users (Hindu)
Yahoo website blocked (Times of India)
Govt blocks e-group but can’t prevent access (Hindustan Times)
Also, wherever you are in the world, and you wanna get around the government censorships, try Peacefire or Anonymizer
Prof Madhukar Shukla of XLRI gives a complete picture below.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
I go to Adiga's (restaurant) outlet near our campus quite often. This particular outlet of the Adiga's chain is on Bannerghatta Road, bang opposite the HSBC and Accenture call centres (thats what I think they are, but not sure).
The crowd level there got me thinking about the revenures of this restaurant. Making some fair assumptions (avg billing of Rs 20 in the self-service section, 100 footfalls per meal -thrice a day; and 40 Rs in the 'served' section, 50 footfalls per meal - thrice a day; ), I did some rough calculations, and I came up with the figure of 3,60,000 Rs / month. Taking modest 10% NET profit margin (which is low in restaurant industry), the absolute profit is 36,000 Rs! I am sure this is a very conservative estimate, and u'd agree if u've been to this place. But even taking this conservative figure, its an amount that a lot of IIM graduates dont get as take-home salary when they join jobs from campus!
Just a small restaurant, which we dont give a second thought about, making more money than the graduates of most preferred business schools. Something to think about!
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Wild Sat Night
What a wild party I had last night! More on that later 'cause now, I am off for trekking to Antharganga (Kolar).
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Some More Events in Bangalore / B-schools
1. Paragliding Pre-World Cup - India
Bir-Billing, Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
28th October to 1st November 2003. website
2. Air Mela
There is an AIR MELA at the jakkur aerodrome on 21st Sept from 10 a.m. to sunset. Please attend.
3. ICFAI UNIVERSITY's International conference
on business & finance, Dec 15-16, 2003, Hyderabad.
4. Talks by Dr. Ramachandra Guha at IISc
Dr. Ramachandra Guha, eminent historian and writer will be visiting the Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore during October 1 to November 30, 2003. During his stay at CTS, he will deliver the following eight talks in the CTS Seminar Hall:
1) India's Love-Hate Relationship with the West - October 6, 2003 at 4.00 p.m.
2) The Multiple Callings of Mahatma Gandhi - October 13, 2003 at 4.00 p.m.
3) What's Left of Jawaharlal Nehru? - October 20, 2003 at 4.00 p.m.
4) B.R. Ambedkar and the Dalit Question
5) The Rise of Identity Politics and the Destruction of India Liberalism
6) Redeeming the idea of India
7) Sport and the Nation : Cricket and the Making of Modern India
8) A Marxist turns to Gandhi : J.B.S. Haldane in India
For any further information, please contact CTS at their email:email@example.com
5. TATA IIML INNOVISION
The Innovision Committee at IIM Lucknow is pleased to announce this year's paper writing contest to be held on Saturday, November 29th, 2003.
6. Pictionary @ IIMB- Lit Forum kicks off...
Only for IIMB students.
Time : 9:30 PM - 19th Sept 2003
Venue : Rec Room
Registration : Walk-in
Friday, September 19, 2003
We seem to be having a socials with NIFT on 21st September! Just wondering why are poor NIFT guys not invited. LoL. Reckon, that would defeat the whole purpose of socials given the already unfavorably skewed girls/boys ratio at IIMB, wont it!! LOL. Hope junta has fun 'cause I myself'll be most probably out on a trek...
From: Students Cultural Committee
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Kellogg's Dipak Jain
Dipak Jain, Dean at Kellogg has been networking furiously with the institute's alumni. If you remember correctly, during the last few tech-bust years when the jobs for MBAs were not a-coming, Dipak Jain went all out on a sort of road trip across USA meeting alumni working in who's who of America Inc. And results paid off.
Maybe we need someone like him in my engineering alma mater. I am sure there are Dipak Jains in every IIT and IIM who make these place what they are. Can we find one at HBTI?
An Economist Article on his job.
Some more events
1. Sankalp - Business Plan Contest
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
1. DISHA: B-plan competition Website: http://www.nifindia.org/0 comments
Monday, September 15, 2003
One weekend and two lunches
It was a perfect weekend starting with meeting a friend on friday night over some vodka and beer. We had an interesting discussion on men-women relationships, esp. in workplace, wherein she herself admitted that women are always aware of what guys want from them, and that mostly they (girls) use this generous attention to get the work done. Sign... We poor (Or, is it stupid?) guys :( And just when the discussions were hotting up, our small party was gate-crashed by weekend revellers (seriously, we need more privacy in hostels!). Anyways, much to my relief, my friend reached home safely at 0200 after downing a full quarter of Romanov.
On Saturday, went over to another friend's place to look at her UK travel pics. And she ended up making lunch for both of us. Home-made food after a long time, it was Nirvana. But in my earnet desire to help her with the cooking, I ended up spilling a lot of sabji on the floor! And that's when I decided that I could help her more by staying outta kitchen. The pics were great, espeically of the Bath city, and lunch was perfect.
In the evening, I watched "When Harry Met Sally", second time. I love this movie because the guy's character is so much like me. He also believes that a man and a woman can not be just friends (he says it in a mild version of famous/infamous 'Maine Pyar Kiya' dialogue. Actually these 2 movies came out about the same time, so I dont think either copied this dialogue from the other. Guess it just means that it is the truth!). Actually, later in film he goes on to live a true friendship relationship with his girl-friend (not girlfriend), Meg Ryan. Its a fantastic movie and what a coincidence that I had a discussion on similar kinda theme just the day before, as mentioned above. What I like the most about this movie though is the ending line (warning: spoiler ahead): "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." This line was my mail signature for quite sometime before I removed it for lest some recipient should interpret it wrongly. Needless to say though, I love this line.
And then, on Sunday, we had our small Bangalore iimb2000 (batch of 2000) get-together. Me and Jai went to MG's place, from where we all went to this place called "Feast of Asia". It is a nice restaurant housed in a former IT-company building. Its located very close to National Games Village on the main road. Total se7en people showed up and even though we tried hard to get Srikant to pay for his new job (leaving ICICI Ventures to join E&Y), we didn't succeed :-) The lunch happened over nice discussions of women bosses, esp in ICICI. I was told that Business World even featured a cover story on "Kamath's Angels"! Also featured in discussions was the agenda of marriage and surprisingly it turned out that everybody's been trying to get married for sometime now! And then somebody told about Naru who, apparently, during 2001 and 2002 on every weekend used to go see 1 or 2 girls. And everybody agreed that he must have surveyed the whole eligible, in-the-market population (census) rather than taking a small sample!
All in all, it was a fun weekend :)
Sunday, September 14, 2003
One more goodie from Google
Google never ceases to surprise. Maybe you already know about a now-not-so-new feature called Google Calculator. Just try typing 131*132 , or sin(75) (remember its case-specific) etc in google and see the results!
But what really takes the cake is this: The answer to life, the universe, and everything! This sure is a treat to Hitch Hiker's Guide to Galaxy fans like me!!
Google rocks (and calculates too!)
Saturday, September 13, 2003
Acoustic Western Music and Dance Competition Tonight in our campus.
All are invited.
Friday, September 12, 2003
More on 70s' Chile and its economic reforms
Do free market reforms lead to better life? Its a hotly debated topic everywhere, and especially amongst academic economists. Chile underwnet such reforms in mid-70s under the junta of Augusto Pinochet:
Continuing on my yesterday's post on Chile, before the coup d'etat on the September 11th, 1973, the government of Salvadore Allende was following the 'theory of economic dependency' which essentially says that you have to raise barriers for the outside world to do trade with you in order to grow your (domestic) economy. On the Chilean reforms, one point of view can be that Pinochet's military led rebellion in early 70s was in reality a puppet-led coup because behind the scenes (actually not so covertly!) the show was being managed by the CIA. But you have to also understand that the incumbent government of Salvadore Allende was not doing anything better on the economic front. Salvadore was not even able to control the temples of modernization - PSUs - efficiently!
Now, even though the military regime of Augustus Pinochet was brutal and resulted in killing of 2400 people, spiralling inflation, and extremely vulnerable economy, it ultimately paved the way for the free market reforms by bringing in Milton Friedman and Chicago coterie. But as you can guess easily, the transition period was extremely painful for the Chileans. Accordingly, one negative fallout of the whole Chilean rebellion of early 70s was that due to the political hue - dictatorship - of the time, and its brutalities, free market reforms came to be seen as negative and other Latin American economies shied away from introducing market reforms. But you have to see that these two are, in reality, not related at all. In fact, in Chile, introducing the free market reforms actually led to a democracy after a few years! Augusto Pincohet was arrested in London some 5-6 years ago for his atrocities.
To conclude, even if we leave the economic impact of free market reforms on Chileans aside, free markets did sort of work by leading to a free political environment!!
PS: More on free-market reforms soon.
Thursday, September 11, 2003
Some more events
1. Screening of "The City of Angels"1 comments
Sep 11 1973 / 2001 / 2003
Today happens to be the second anniversary of WTC attacks in 2001. Everybody knows that. What very few people would recall though is that today also happens to be the 26th anniversay of the 1973 blooded coup d'etat in Chile. That coup was a historic change of regime in Chile wherein the incumbent government of Salvadore Allende was replaced by the military junta of Augusto Pinochet. Thr run-up to the coup saw the choking-off of aids/investments to Chile by world economies, led by the USA and the CIA-led coup itself saw the kiling of Allende. With the new dictator government started the economically painful period of Chile which would surprisingly end within a few years giving way to the democracy. How? More on that tommorrow..
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
"In the name of the father" and Che Guevera
In one prison cell scene in "In the Name of The Father" (see my earlier post on this movie), you can see a poster of Che Guevera on the wall with his war-cry slogan "Hasta la victoria siempre" which roughly translated means 'Never stop until you're finished' or 'Fight till victory'. It gels so well with the spirit of the heroes (son and father both) of the movie that its being on the prison wall strikes you real emotionally.
Even as this particular time-honored image of Che always reminds one of the rebel spirit of mankind, I find this image highly enigmatic, inspiring in a very cool sort of way.
Inauguration of the Spicmacay IIM-Bangalore sub-chapter:: Violin Recital by Dr. L. Subramaniam
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Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Inter-collegiate music/dance competition
This is different from our culfest Unmaad.
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Monday, September 08, 2003
Some Forthcoming Events
1. HARIHARAN : Live in concert
on 20th Sept.2003, 7pm
2. Pipsqueak and the pumpkin eating monster
THE CHRYSALLIS THEATRE COMPANY0 comments
Movies over the weekend: Shrek, Kaakka Kaakka, Andaaz Apna Apna, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lots of movies happened this weekend. I watched "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (WAoVW). Now, I was told that VW was a feminist writer and hence I thought the movie was about anti-feminism. Now, I watched the movie and I still thought it was a dig on feminism! Only, the Net says it isn't! The title is a mere play on a song 'Who's afraid of the bad wolf?" and apparently the director of the original play that this movie is based on, saw this line on a bathroom grafitti! You can see (warning: spoliers ahead!) some explainations here and here. The movie's whole cast was nominated for oscars and 2 out of 4 actually won! Anyways, the movie is quite gripping. Its set in one single night and involves a lot of psychological, sub-conscious dimensions, if you are the arty type. If you ain't the arty type, heck u wont understand it much like I didn't.
Then later in the night, I watched the remaining CD of Shrek in my room. Its a wonderful movie and most of you must have watched it already I am sure. Gawd, gimme a princess like that!. Anyways, now to talk about movies in campus on the weekend,
1. Lets start with Sambar Mafia's "Kaakka Kaakka"
Jeeves wrote at 1:15 pm on Sun, Sep 7 2003:
2. Then came the "MBA Over" celebration movie "Andaaz Apna Apna":
3. And, of course Sunday Dress Circle movie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :
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Lots of things happening on Onam in campus. Such as formation of a Mallu Club! But First, an explanation of the festival itself, which I really had no clue about before reading this:
Now to the Mallu Club
De-bug wrote at 6:58 am on Mon, Sep 8 2003:
Sunday, September 07, 2003
Pyar Zindagi Hai
Couple of days back my newspaper guy came bill collecting early morning (0700 hrs) and found me dancing while working on computer- sitting in chair and all - to this. Now, I have never been into remixes really, but this groovy number has really got me! Puritan debates apart, remixes do rock sometimes! At least this one does. EnJoY!
Will Blogger Survive?
Blogger/Blogspot was down for almost whole of yesterday. I think it was never meant to serve the kinda load it serves currently. I fail to understand why Google bought it anyway. The only reason I can think of is that they cud remove blog-noise from their general web search. But my feeling is that blogger has become just a cost center for google and hence they aint paying it much attention.
"MBA Over" Celebrations - 2 more terms to go
As Blogger was down most of yesterday, I am posting it now (even though party happened yesterday). Why? Because the mail is indication of the fact how students slog their asses off till 4th term only and have total fun in 5th and 6th terms! You see, grades in placements are counted only upto term 4th. Get the idea? :-)
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Saturday, September 06, 2003
Deccan Air, contd..
Deccan Air reminds me of Sam Walton's Walmart. Like Walmart, Deccan's basic strategy is discounting/low prices. Like Walmart, Deccan's essential territory is hinterland/country. And more importantly, like Walmart, the incumbent biggies (in aviation) dont seem to give a rat's ass about Deccan's fledgling efforts. I hope they (incumbents) dont realize it till its too late! (just like in Walmart's / Kmart/ Ann & Hope case).
I am using this analogy because analogies are an interesting and insightful way to make sense out of the complex constructs. Talking about analogies, Deccan Air's low-pricing is similar to the startegy adopted by Coke in introducing 'Chota Coke'. With Chota Coke, what coke essentially did was this: it made cola more affordable to tea/coffee drinking segment and in the process expanded the market significantly. Or, for that matter, take shampoo packaging. The sachets packing makes it more affordable and hence consumers who wouldn't otherwise use shampoo (so much), end up buying shampoo, and moreover, in a recurring fashion.
All these analogies are put forth to emphasize one point which is more important than any other point in the civil aviation game: 'affordability'. And it is clear by now that what Deccan Air is attempting is to make air-travel more affordable to the masses.
May many Deccan Airs bloom. I, for one, am watching this baby.
(My earlier posts on Deccan: Post 1, Post 2)
Thursday, September 04, 2003
LAN computers names
Here are some of the names of the computers on our LAN (Local Area Network). The parantheses contain the description by the owner (as if that helps!). Anyways, makes for interesting reading! What are weird (=interesting?) names of machines you have come across in your organizations?
Aaaaahhhhhh, Abc, Abra-ca-dabra, Achar (pickle? unless thats someone's surname or somethin), Aghoraaghora (Fakir Baba), Ashwin (Yes, its me!), Bunty, Catch22, Catcherintherye, Chilli, Conciousness, Confuso, Consultant, Ctrl-alt-del (Chanakya @ C-shore), Deboo (God), Deepak (B to the A to the B to the A), Deja-vu, Don (GWYDION), Dreamteather, Eldorado, Enjoy, Ezhilara, Facaos, Gethooked (Silver Screen), Green-house, Gullu (Give war a chance), Hansie (3:16), Happy, Idlyvadasambhar, Isildur, John-galt, Madtop, Mordor, Moron, Muds, Neo (Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail), Odie, Odiesoddodes, Oliver (home), Opera, Pansari, Param (Welcome to the desert of real), Perfection (Nero- Rome is Burning), Personal-decjed, Phoenix (purgatory), Pt, Pulsar, Quirk (Quirki), Rahul (2B||!2B), Ruchir (Monopsonist), Saliva (Have a feeling that its a spin on last name),Sandman, Saurabhix, Sanjeev (gainda), Satish (Moluguru), Sauron, Schatz, Serendipity, Sillypoiny, Sisyphus, Sleepless, Stillwaters, Sudheer_Narayan (ItsNotNarayanSudheer), Surdie(!), Swami, Tirth-in-maze,Ulysses, Unplugged, Ushasis (666 + 1), Vampire, Virion, Wufua, Xenos, Zeppelin, Zing, Zicmac, Zion.
My favourite is 'Moron'! :-)
Screening of Gaza Strip (a 74 min documentary directed by James Longley)
Forwarding mail to an egroup about this event really landed me in a soup with people caliming I have a political agenda! So, exercise your discretion.
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LUCKY ALI - LIVE in CONCERT, Palace Grounds, 20 th Sep 2003
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Following efforts by my friend Rajeev Sharma, I am finally able to generate an RSS feed for my blog!
RSSify at WCC
Its listed on the left hand side (click XML image). Aint it good!!
get your RSS feed now!
Welcome for Exchange Students - Dance Recital on Saturday Sept 6 at 6:00pm
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SPICMACAY, Bangalore Presents Pt. Rajeev Taranath - Sarod
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
More on Deccan
Continuing on my earlier post about Deccan Air, here's what my friend Rajeev Mahajan (ISTT) has to say on the topic in:
India's first true no-frills airline Air Deccan ( http://www.airdeccan.net )took off on August 25, 2003. What's unique about Air Deccan is that:This logo promotion idea is real neat.
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
In the Name of the Father
Based on true story, it is about false indiction of an Irish father and his wayward son by British authorities. The incident is the infamous Guilford Pub bombing of 70s. Even though factually incorrect at places (example: in real life, father and son were never in the same cell), its a real touching movie and brings out the point that governments around the world just want scapegoats. The scene invloving inmates lighting papers is especially moving.
Details here. Recommendation: A must watch.