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Month: January 2009

How to recruit the right person for the job?

How to recruit the right person for the job?

How to recruit the right person for the job? Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation. If they are counting the bricks. Put them in the accounts department. If they are recounting them. Put them in auditing . If they have messed up the…

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New Sholay: Scene – Viru Ke Rishtee Ki Baat – The Latest Satyam Satire

New Sholay: Scene – Viru Ke Rishtee Ki Baat – The Latest Satyam Satire

The Satyam related satires have started making their appearance on the web. I saw this in my personal mailbox this morning and found it funny enough to post here. The dialog is from the 1975 Bollywood movie Sholay. The scene is a hilarious exchange between the hero Veeru’s funny friend (Jay, played by Amitab Bachan) and the village belle’s old aunt (played by Leela Mishra). The hero in this movie is not Amitab but Dharmendra. The village beauty that Veeru…

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My Wii Scores!

My Wii Scores!

I bought a Wii during my last visit to the US (Sept – Oct 2008 for Oracle Open World). Mamli, Bablu & I have been playing hard ever since. I was lucky to get my Wii off-the-shelf from the WalMart in New Jersey near my sister’s home. Not sure which city it is in :-). She drives me around when I visit. All this was thanks to my Brother-in-law, Samar Mishra, who is a WalMart fan for all his home…

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Bablu Returning From School

Bablu Returning From School

Bablu is in Kinder Garten (Upper KG) at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Public School, Vidyashram, at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. He goes to school by bus with his elder sister, Mamli. Bablu returns from school at about 1.00 pm and Mamli at 4.00 pm. On Dec 16 last year I was on leave and picked him up from the bus stand instead of the maid. I took this photo as he was getting off the bus. I love the way his eyes…

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Ministers & Civil Servants Binge on Oil PSU’s Funds

Ministers & Civil Servants Binge on Oil PSU’s Funds

This report was published in an Indian newspaper on Jan 11, 2009. What can I say? Our so called Public Servants behave like our former colonial masters. They think that the nation and it’s resources are meant for their private pleasure. Instances of Civil Servants manipulating the very system they are supposed to serve with humility are rampant. We expect our politicians to be crooks by default. However our civil servants who enjoy a large number of perks and are…

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Raju Da Dhaba

Raju Da Dhaba

I don’t know who created this cartoon as it was sent to me as an email forward. But I like it 🙂 (If I am violating copyright by posting this image here please let me know and I will replace with a link to the author’s web site) And here is a copy of the faxed letter sent by Ramlingam Raju, ex-chief of Satyam.

HDFC – Investment Plans with “Assured Gifts”

HDFC – Investment Plans with “Assured Gifts”

The following email was sent to an internal mailing list at work. Hi Everyone, I am posting this on behalf of my friend, “Vikas”. Please do contact him in case you are interested in any of the HDFC Standard Insurance and investment plans. Thanks, XXXX ————————— Hi Everyone, Invest in HDFC Standard Life Insurance and get free ASSURED GIFTwith every investment plan. 1. Invest Upto 20,000 get Kodak KB 10 35 mm Camera worth Rs.500/- FREE. 2. Invest from 20,001…

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