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Month: February 2009

No pay commission arrears to be paid before elections

No pay commission arrears to be paid before elections

This article appeared in Business Standard on Feb 21, 2009 and is about the Consumer Durables industry bemoaning the fact that the UPA Govt and Pranab have not made any provision in the interim budget for the arrears due to public servants from the 6th Pay Commission’s implementation. The original article – No pay commission arrears to be paid before elections. Reproduction: No pay commission arrears to be paid before elections by John Samuel Raja & Suvi Dogra / New…

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India Wimping

India Wimping

This piece was written by Ajit Dayal of EquityMaster. The original article can be found here. India Wimping 23rd February 2009 by Ajit Dayal Wimp: (noun) a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person (Merriam Webster) We have had India Shining; Resurgent India; and India Incredible. And we were the “I” in the greatest growth story in economic history that this generation was all set to witness. India is the world’s largest democracy and the “I” within the “BRIC” area that comprised…

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L K Advani’s Blog Now In Hindi

L K Advani’s Blog Now In Hindi

I was surprised to see FeedDemon showing Hindi text for L. K. Advani’s blog. I remembered that the blog was in English when I had first seen it and posted about it here. It seems he has switched to Hindi. A bad choice to say the least. English is the lingua franca of the web and there are a very large number of netizens like I who are uncomfortable with or illiterate in Hindi. Mr. Advavi has just lost a…

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An Indian Speaking At The UN

An Indian Speaking At The UN

Another of those chain mails but this oneis worth a good laugh. I wonder how these chappies think these up! A representative from India began: ‘Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Rishi Kashyap of Kashmir, after whom Kashmir is named. When he struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought, what a good opportunity to have a bath. He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When…

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SIP-O-Meter

SIP-O-Meter

There are tons or articles, on-line calculators etc for Mutual Fund investment returns. Most of these show you how much to expect after a fixed number of years for a fixed amount invested every month and giving the same fixed rate of return through out the tenure of the calculation. The result of such calculators is of  course a useless number to have. Even if you invest the same amount for the entire duration, there is no way the rate…

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WHY I AM A HINDU

WHY I AM A HINDU

Padmaja forwarded this to me today. I don’t know who the original author is. If you do please let me know. Anyway, it is a fairly well written piece and worth preserving. Four years ago, I was flying from JFK NY Airport to SFO to attend a meeting at Monterey , CA An American girl was sitting on the right side, near window seat. It indeed was a long journey – it would take nearly seven hours. I was surprised…

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Jim Butcher Dresden Files Book 11 – Turn Coat – Sample Chapters to be posted

Jim Butcher Dresden Files Book 11 – Turn Coat – Sample Chapters to be posted

The first of five “Turn Coat” sample chapters will be posted at midnight MDT tonight! That’s 2AM EST, 1AM Central, 11PM Pacific, and 7AM GMT. We’ll be posting new chapters of “Turn Coat“, one new chapter every Tuesday, for the next five weeks. Find them here:http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/11/ “Turn Coat” arrives April 7th. Pre-order it in hardcover:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0451462564/iagonet or audio format:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143144723/iagonet …through the Jim-Butcher.com store:http://www.jim-butcher.com/store/ Discuss the sample chapters with other fans on the forum:http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,10764.0.html I love Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files and it’s…

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How do they think of these?

How do they think of these?

Childhood When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair. If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person. Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Middle Age Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree. Wrinkles don’t hurt. Families are like fudge. mostly sweet,…

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