Category: Life

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The choice for choices ?

It has been reported in Indian press that very soon, the Government of India will be allowing 51% FDI participation in Retail in India. This will be an occasion which will trigger of huge amount of debate amongst the people here with mixed opinion. One one hand, we will have supporters of this decision as ...

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Need to live … just to prove a point

The evening falls The cool breeze flutters his hair as he trudges along The bird flies towards the nest As he moves towards his "home" in the shanties Tiredness envelop the small eyes The thought of hunger occasionally brushes his mind Need to sleep, need to sleep   Two breads and a bowl of vegetables One of ...

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The strange marriage of convenience

It is often said that politics can have strange bed-fellows - hovering on achieving the self-interests of the individuals rather than concentrating on mutual well-beings. It happens across political parties within India, across the world - it also happens across countries. Here I am referring to the marriage between USA and Pakistan. It is true ...

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The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

In various fields within the corporate world, billing to clients is often measured by the concept of "mandays" efforts .... even workpackages are measured by the effort in "mandays" ... ok, ok, ok - I am not being a male chauvinist .. you can replace the word "mandays" by "person-days" if it would satisfy your ...

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Globalisation and it’s impact while creating constraints in overall value chain

Almost two years back, when I was at Birmingham, UK deployed for a project, there was a violent gathering here near my apartment at the center of the city. It started with a public meeting of a party called BNP which believes in radical thinking with a society of all-white's. It was then countered by ...