Month: October 2011

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Of dictators and oppression ….

Very recently one of the leading newspapers screamed in its headlines "The Last Dictator is dead" and rightfully so as the world celebrated the death of Gaddafi amongst a turmoil burning in the streets of Libya. These incidents are often described as the win of the good over the evil and hence supported by most ...

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Social networks beyond networking

It's a fact that we spend a considerable amount of time in social networking sites like Facebook. In a recent study done in early 2011, it was revealed that a person in US spends an average time of 8 hours per month in Facebook, which though looks quite insignificant in terms of numbers (only around ...

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The scene of “obscene” pricing

Very recently some of my friends, including myself, were debating on the topic of the prices of the expensive smart phones available in the market and one of the common conclusions being drawn was that the prices can be labelled as "obscene" to a common man. That led me to think what defines this definition ...

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Sachin and wealth

Let me discuss something very weird and to an extent funny - firstly, this has nothing to do with Sachin Tendulkar's personal wealth - everybody knows that he is one of the richest sportsman in India and deservedly he has earned all that by performing over so many years. Today wanted to explore whether Sachin's ...

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Let’s shatter our brains !

The world has lost a great innovator of recent times in the name of Steve Jobs and there are so many articles coming out highlighting his nature, his unconventional thinking and his great speech of 2005 asking the graduates to "stay focused and to stay foolish". If we see the recent stalwarts of technology driven ...

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Exploiting the technology addiction

There has been a huge advancement in mobile technology in the last few years which will definitely change our lives - both our personal and professional worlds. People have realised the tremendous positive impact of the mobile and across the world, we have seen a lot of enthusiasm and excitement in embracing new technology and ...

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The balancing act

The recent but year-long (more than a year ?) crisis at Greece has the potential impact across the world - probably we are already looking at the early symptoms. The stock market in India is hovering around 16000 mark against a 19000 value not so long ago - and this is in a country which ...