Month: July 2007

Sanjay aka Munna sentenced to 6 yrs…

The Verdict’s out – our munna’s sentencing is done…
As Emerson said "Do not believe that possibly you can escape the reward of your action", Dutt got his reward!
Let us not believe that the so called "endearing / childlike" sunjubaba does not deserve this sentencing, in fact it’s a light sentence. 
The magnetic tapes on which his conversation with Anis Ibrahim was recorded and the printouts of which were submitted but could not be termed as evidence as the tapes were destroyed as part of regular procedure.
We now know the famous chit-chat he had at Nashik with his colleagues, the recordings of which was available on the internet too for sometime and was also published by the media. He was quite at ease talking to this guys, some of whom today are termed as international terrorists by Interpol.
Munna should accept this justice now that he is preaching gandhigiri and dutifully repent and pay for his actions at the jail. Bapu would be proud of you. Do not try to explore the loopholes of the system, Gandhi would never do that!
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment…That was one bad judgement by you sanju!
Yes we would definitely miss the actor in you for sure!


10 common traps of outsourcing


1. Lack of management commitment


2. Minimal knowledge of outsourcing methodologies


3. Lack of an outsourcing communications plan


4. Failure to recognize outsourcing business risks


5. Failure to tap into external sources of knowledge


6. Not dedicating the best and brightest internal resources


7. Rushing through the initiative


8. Not appreciating cultural differences


9. Minimizing what it will take to make the vendor productive


10. Poor relationship management programs


Based on Power, Bonifazi and Desouza (2004) 

Got myself a Sony!

Yet to get my hands on it..but its on the way…can’t wait!!

Some more pics…and features..


Howard’s refusal to Apologise to Haneef…

"Australia will not be apologising to Dr Haneef," Mr Howard told reporters.
"Dr Haneef was not victimised and Australia’s international reputation has not been harmed by this ‘mis-start’ to its new anti-terrorism laws."
Hmm….’mis-start’ of this extent may not have harmed Australia’s international reputation but what about the individual’s rights? If it was a Australian under similar circumstances, would howard have demanded an apology? Yes! And Human Rights Organisations and the international media would have had a field day in lambasting our "inept-ness".
Kevin Andrews, says that he has secret information which makes him suspicious about Haneef’s involvement. How can "secret information" that may lead to a terrorist network be ignored and Haneef be released?
If Haneef is really innocent – the australian government ought to apologise for harassing a Indian Citizen. Our’s is a conservative society, and the label of a terrorist’s cousin also will stay stuck to Haneef and will always be treated as a pariah by the people.
Haneef shuold sue them for millions…

The Last King of Scotland

Watched over the weekend, a zany movie that keeps you on the edge….if you have missed it – please note it’s a must watch…

Forest Whittaker is on a roll here as IDI AMIN, the dictator of Uganda.


James McAbvoy is good to as the scottish doctor..who has the nerves to get involved in a affair with amin’s wife!! 


Forest Whitaker introduces Kerry Washington to James McAbvoy.

Kiran Bedi – And justice for all…?

Kiran Bedi was overlooked for the position of Delhi Police Commissioner. She is on leave and is busy with media channels highlighting her grievances.
With a female president, a defacto albeit foreign "behind the scenes" PM and female CM all in Delhi, Congress’s image would have been better with a Female Delhi Comissioner.
But who would invite alibaba to the party of thieves? It would have made life miserable for the crooked high and mighty of delhi if Kiran Bedi was in charge.
The so called elite and the know all were conspicous by their absence on media channels to give their opinion about the issue.
But a person like Kiran Bedi who has the junta with her needs no support from individuals, she is strong enough to send a shiver among the scoundrels…
Madam we need you…you be in the force…and expose the corruption within.

And Shakespeare said…

What’s there in a name…oh really, ask the candian authorities! They want the Singhs and Kaurs to change their names as part of immigration policy. There are lot of Indians who would change their names, if the visas were handed out fast.
For examples the PATELS can become Patliano, the Shahs can become Shahsosky etc.
Hey can I claim a extra point for migration as my nickname is Gary…can shorten my surname to Sellers too.
From Yahoo…
Wednesday July 25, 10:30 AM

Toronto, July 25 (IANS) A Sikh group has slammed the long-standing Canadian immigration policy that forces Sikhs with the surname Singh or Kaur to change their last names if they want to migrate to the country.

The criticism came after an Indian Canadian Sikh woman, Tarvinder Kaur, who is pregnant, said her husband Jaspal Singh’s application to become a permanent resident has been delayed because of his last name.

‘He has no choice but to legally change his name in India so he can be with me before I give birth next month,’ she said.

Jasbeer Singh, of the World Sikh Organisation, said the policy is incredibly out of sync in this day and age, CBC news reported.

‘The reason we should be concerned is this is a very sneaky attack on our individual rights and freedoms and persona,’ Singh said. ‘Today they are challenging or don’t like Singh or Kaur. Tomorrow they will not like Mohammed. And how soon will it be before they are asking all Browns and Smiths to change their names?’

Singh and Kaur are common names in the Sikh community. The name Singh is given to every baptised Sikh boy and Kaur to every baptised Sikh girl. There are millions of Singhs and Kaurs around the world.

The Canadian citizenship and immigration department said the policy to ask people to provide a third name has been around for 10 years.

Karen Shadd-Evelyn, a spokeswoman with citizenship and immigration department said the reason for the policy is that it helps officials with the paperwork and allows them to identify people’s files quickly, efficiently and accurately.

‘You can imagine you wouldn’t want your file to be confused with someone else’s,’ she said.


From APJ Abdul Kalam’s Farewell Address…

Hope the politician’s make a note of it too….


My dear citizens, let us resolve to continue to work for realizing the missions of developed India 2020 with the following distinctive profile.


1. A Nation where the rural and urban divide has reduced to a thin line.

2. A Nation where there is an equitable distribution and adequate access to energy and quality water.

3. A Nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work together in symphony.

4. A Nation where education with value system is not denied to any meritorious candidates because of societal or economic discrimination.

5. A Nation which is the best destination for the most talented scholars, scientists, and investors.

6. A Nation where the best of health care is available to all.

7. A Nation where the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption free.

8. A Nation where poverty has been totally eradicated, illiteracy removed and crimes against women and children are absent and none in the society feels alienated.

9. A Nation that is prosperous, healthy, secure, peaceful and happy and continues with a sustainable growth path.

10. A Nation that is one of the best places to live in and is proud of its leadership.