Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Letter to Prime Minister

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

I am a typical mouse from Mumbai. In the local train compartment which has capacity of 100 persons, I travel with 500 more mouse. Mouse at least squeak but we don't even do that.
Today I heard your speech. In which you said 'NO BODY WOULD BE SPARED'. I would like to remind you that fourteen years has passed since serial bomb blast in Mumbai took place. Dawood was the main conspirator. Till today he is not caught. All our bollywood actors, our builders, our Gutka king meets him but your Government can not catch him. Reason is simple; all your ministers are hand in glove with him. If any attempt is made to catch him everybody will be exposed. Your statement 'NOBODY WOULD BE SPARED' is nothing but a cruel joke on this unfortunate people of India.
Enough is enough. As such after seeing terrorist attack carried out by about a dozen young boys I realize that if same thing continues days are not away when terrorist will attack by air, destroy our nuclear reactor and there will be one more Hiroshima.
We the people are left with only one mantra. Womb to Bomb to Tomb. You promised Mumbaikar Shanghai what you have given us is Jalianwala Baug.
Today only your home minister resigned. What took you so long to kick out this joker? Only reason was that he was loyal to Gandhi family. Loyalty to Gandhi family is more important than blood of innocent people, isn't it?
I am born and bought up in Mumbai for last fifty eight years. Believe me corruption in Maharashtra is worse than that in Bihar. Look at all the politician, Sharad Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane, Bal Thackray , Gopinath Munde, Raj Thackray, Vilasrao Deshmukh all are rolling in money. Vilasrao Deshmukh is one of the worst Chief minister I have seen. His only business is to increase the FSI every other day, make money and send it to Delhi so Congress can fight next election. Now the clown has found new way and will increase FSI for fisherman so they can build concrete house right on sea shore. Next time terrorist can comfortably live in those house , enjoy the beauty of sea and then attack the Mumbai at their will.
Recently I had to purchase house in Mumbai. I met about two dozen builders. Everybody wanted about 30% in black. A common person like me knows this and with all your intelligent agency & CBI you and your finance minister are not aware of it. Where all the black money goes? To the underworld isn't it? Our politicians take help of these goondas to vacate people by force. I myself was victim of it. If you have time please come to me, I will tell you everything.
If this has been land of fools, idiots then I would not have ever cared to write you this letter. Just see the tragedy, on one side we are reaching moon, people are so intelligent and on other side you politician has converted nectar into deadly poison. I am everything Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Schedule caste, OBC, Muslim OBC, Christian Schedule caste, Creamy Schedule caste only what I am not is INDIAN. You politician have raped every part of mother India by your policy of divide and rule.
Take example of former president Abdul Kalam. Such a intelligent person, such a fine human being. You politician didn't even spare him. Your party along with opposition joined the hands, because politician feels they are supreme and there is no place for good person.
Dear Mr. Prime minister you are one of the most intelligent person, most learned person. Just wake up, be a real SARDAR. First and foremost expose all selfish politician. Ask Swiss bank to give name of all Indian account holder. Give reins of CBI to independent agency. Let them find wolf among us. There will be political upheaval but that will better than dance of death which we are witnessing every day. Just give us ambient where we can work honestly and without fear. Let there be rule of law. Everything else will be taken care of.
Choice is yours Mr. Prime Minister. Do you want to be lead by one person or you want to lead the nation of 100 Crore people?

A Citizen of India

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Professor Arindam Chaudhuri

1. A brief on his professional experience and seminars & workshops conducted.Professor Arindam Chaudhuri

Professor Chaudhuri is the Dean, Centre for Economic Research & Advanced Studies at IIPM (The Indian Institute of Planning & Management, New Delhi). In numerous surveys IIPM has been ranked amongst the top 10 B-schools in India, under Professor Chaudhuri's guidance. IIPM is typically ranked specifically high in the industry interface category of B-school rankings in India. In the year 1996 Professor Chaudhuri founded Planman Consulting. Planman Consulting today has more than 1000 self motivated MBAs contributing to its ever increasing growth making it one of the fastest growing Management Consulting Firms in Asia and the largest Indian multinational management consulting firm. With branches in Asia, Europe and America, it provides consulting solutions to leading corporates like G.E., ICICI, Standard Chartered, HSBC, PWC, Hewitt Associates, McKinsey & Co., Amway, Ranbaxy, Electrolux, Sony, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, etc. In 2001 he launched Planman Motion Pictures : A fully dedicated production and communications venture. Planman Motion Pictures' first film, a Bengali venture called Saanjhbathir Roopkathara (Strokes & Silhouettes) received numerous awards and got selected in more than 12 International Film Festival worldwide including being selected as one of the 7 outstanding international movies of the year at London Film Festival 2002. He also directed a Hindi feature film ‘Rok Sako To Rok Lo’ in the year 2004. In the year 2007 Planman Motion Pictures 'Dosor' got selected at the prestigious CANNES FILM FESTIVAL & 'The Last Lear' starring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan & Priety Zinta got selected for the GALA section - the red carpet center-piece event of the Toronto Film Festival. The Last Lear also got selected at the prestigeous ROME & LONDON Film festivals. In the year 2002 Prof. Chaudhuri started The Great Indian Dream Foundation in memory of his brother Aurobindo Chaudhuri. With focus on education, health and employment, today, GIDF supports developmental activities in 18,000 villages across various states in India wherein it runs primary schools, medical camps and medical vans, supports low cost open heart surgeries, does developmental and employment generation work through varied activities like donating sewing machines to building of check water dams, toilets, schools etc. Cricketing Icon Sachin Tendulkar has supported GIDF activities by lending his endorsement in GIDF ads and campaigns. In the year 2004 Prof. Chaudhuri diversified into IT enabled services through Planman Technologies which now has over 1000 people working in Delhi, serving more than 20 international clients. In 2005 June Prof. Chaudhuri started Planman’s media arm through two best selling magazines : Business & Economy and 4Ps Business & Marketing. In 2006 he launched The Sunday Indian, a news weekly. Today The Sunday Indian comes out in 13 languages - making it the world's largest edition news weekly.

His book 'Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch' fetched him the highest ever advance for a non-fiction work in India and created a new benchmark in India by selling more than 1,00,000 copies in record time! It has been in all national best seller lists from the first week of inception, till date. He broke his own record for the highest advance with his last book "The Great Indian Dream", published by Macmillan India. It also went on to become a #1 best seller.

As a management consultant he specializes in the areas of Strategic Vision, Leadership, Social Sector Consulting, Comparative Management Techniques and Global Opportunities & Threat Analysis. His contribution to the field of management studies can be found in the iconoclastic "Theory 'i' Management" which he has developed for India Inc. "Theory 'i' Management" is about India centric management ideas with global applicability. For the last few years he has been conducting workshops on Leadership and Strategic Vision exclusively for CEOs, MDs, Directors and Presidents from the corporate sector. From the Managing Director of Hero Motors to the President of Tata Chemicals, from the Executive President of A.V. Birla Group to the CEO of Ernst & Young. have all taken LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS from him.

As a celebrated speaker he is regularly invited to speak at various annual conferences and national conventions. He also happens to be highest paid speaker in the country. An economist by passion and education, during Bill Clinton's historic visit to India in 2001 he launched his ‘Great Indian Dream -: India can beat America’, a series of seminars for every Indian. Held in all the metros of India, these seminars had thousands of people pouring in from all walks of life. In these seminar's he not only highlights the inherent strengths of the Indian culture but also talks about an alternative resource mobilization and allocation package for an Indian turnaround. It is to facilitate social activities based on these thoughts of his that he started The Great Indian Dream Foundation.

His original contribution to the field of economics can be found in the three theories that he coins in his book "The Great Indian Dream". They are the theory of 'Survival of the Weakest', 'The Trickle-up Theory' & 'The Law of Increasing Marginal Utility'. His concept of an ideal economy is what he calls 'Happy Capitalism' in his book.

Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri has also been conducting workshops, seminars and lecture tours on Comparative Management Techniques worldwide. His talks have always had a spell binding effect internationally.

2. Professor Arindam Chaudhuri's competitive edge.

Professor Chaudhuri's outstanding ability is his strength to integrate macro and micro economic concepts with both strategic management techniques as well as personnel management techniques employed in organizations. At a macro level, his thoughts focus on the growing degeneration of the American socio-economic setup, the dangers of mindless imitation of the free market system and the innate strength of the Indian society. He does not agree with economists who have blind faith in the market system and feels the market needs to be constantly monitored and it is dangerous and harmful to allow the market to rule the human race, thus, he says 'the market system is a wonderful slave but a dangerous master'. His original research work is an attempt to explain how the levels of satisfaction and happiness in any country depends upon the kinds of economic systems prevalent there. In his new book "The Great Indian Dream" he clearly explains that "survival of the fittest" is an animalistic term and vouches for "Survival of the Weakest" as the guiding force for the next millennium and calls it a human way of living. He strongly condemns the attempts wherein some countries are trying to become the neo Zamindars (a term used for typical Indian fuedal landlords) of todays world in the name of making this world a global village. He feels developing countries worldwide as well as India can only adopt these principles once their internal industries become globally competitive. He doesn't believe in the current way of functioning of the Indian government and feels the whole style of functioning seems to be following the principle of privatization of all profits and nationalization of all losses. He strongly believes that a double digit growth rate is not a dream for Indians provided that the right policies are implemented with honesty. This he feels can be achieved by following policies of trickle-up rather than trickle-down, like in the case of China.

3. Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri's Educational Background, Achievements & Awards

Professor Chaudhuri did his B.A. with Honours in Economics, Honours Diploma in Industrial Engineering, M.A with Honours in Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management (MBA) and Fellowship of I.I.P.M.

Professor Chaudhuri has been amongst the toppers during his B.A. Economics, M.A. Economics and MBA. He was the recipient of the Academic Gold Medal while completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management from IIPM.

At the age of 28, in the year 2000, Prof. Chaudhuri was awarded "Management Guru 2000 Award" by Chennai based Om Venkatesa Society which annually honours management experts.

In the year 2001 at the age of 29 he was selected amongst one of the 50 leading thinkers under the age of 40 to represent South Asia at Wilton Park (an organisation supported by the European Commission and British foreign office) where he was invited as a special speaker.

In May 2003 Prof. Chaudhuri was awarded the "Personality of the Decade Award" by K.G.Foundation, Coimbatore. This prestigious award had been received in the past by Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, Mrs. Sudha Murthy & Dr. Chritian Bernard.

On 14th February 2004 he was awarded the ‘Example to the Youth Award’ by the Rotaract Council in Chennai.

In 2004 at the age of 32 he was selected as an advisor to the consultative committee to the Planning Commission of India in the areas of education and social sector.
On 15th January 2005 he was awarded the ‘Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence in Recognition of his significant achievement in the field of Education and Management’ by the Rotary International during its Centennial celebrations in Mumbai.
On 19th september 2006 Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri was awarded the Priyadarshini Academy's Biennial Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Management. He was honored along with NR Narayana Murthy & Subir Raha by Kamal Nath, the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry.
On 23th September 2007 Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri was awarded the Life Positive Reader's Award in the category of 'Change Agent' by the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt Sheila Dixit in recognition and deep appreciation of his pioneering achievement in bringing about significant attitudinal change in society.
On 28th September 2007 Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri & Dr Malay Chaudhuri were awarded the "JJ IRANI AWARD" for the Best Group of Management Institute by the PN Singh Foundation, Mumbai.
On 15th Dec. 2007, Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri was awarded the prestigeous LOUIS MARCHESI FELLOWSHIP by the Round Table India Foundation - the Indian arm of The World Round Table. The honor in past had been given to Mother Teressa and Deepak Chopra amongst others.
On 10th Aug. ‘08 Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri was awarded the Best B-School Teacher (North), at the Best B-Schools Awards organised by the Deccan Herald Group.

His Articles & Thoughts

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ggetting Dippyabout Deepika

Deepika Padukone is a veritable buzz factory. Possessing a face that has launched dozens of advertising campaigns, along with a monster blockbuster movie, this 22-year -old seems destined to rule Bollywood. TSI’s Gauri Pratap Singh caught up with the latest teen sex symbol (see survey) to talk about love, life and cinema.
Did you ever imagine that you would get a chance to make your debut opposite SRK?
Honestly, I did not think it would be with SRK…as a matter of fact, I thought I would never do movies. I just wanted to make it big in modelling and maybe do some interior designing. However, I started to get offers to act, and then Farah offered me OSO. On a whim I decided to give it a shot. I could have not asked for anything better than to have Farah direct me and for SRK to be my co-star.
Your dad belongs to a sports background and you were a state level badminton player. Tell us how did modelling happen? How supportive was your family?
I had a friend whose mother was a modeling coordinator and she used to come to school often to drop her off. It was there that she saw me and suggested to my mother that I should do few campaigns. I was in high school and my parents, after some initial hesitation, were also okay with it.
They believe that it’s really important to do what one enjoys doing. They never forced me to play badminton or even to take it up professionally. I was always given the freedom to pick the career of my choosing.
You have modelled for the Kingfisher Calendar, which is a little risqué. How did your family react?
My parents have given me good morals and values and apart from that, they trust me that I would do the right kind of work. Also, I did the swimsuit shoot because I was very fit at that time and I blindly trusted Atul Kasbekar (the photographer). Moreover, I think that the calendar was shot in a very classy manner.
You are one of those few ladies in tinseltown who has a perfect figure. How much effort does it take to maintain your body? Do you enjoy working out?
Honestly, I don’t work out at all. However, I need to start working out because I am putting on a little weight. Chocolates are my weakness, this is something I’ll never be able to give up.
Tell us about your first shot with SRK? You must have been very nervous.
I was very nervous initially, but it was very nice of Farah to have introduced me to Shahrukh and the others, before we started shooting. Farah made sure that I met Sharukh a lot of times so that I get comfortable with him...they all have so much experience and I’ve got to learn a lot from both of them. Farah also spaced out my scenes and shots in a way that I had less dialogues initially, the tougher scenes where left for later.
Tell us what was your first dialogue?
“Kutte kamine, bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhodh de.” (laughs)
Controversies always follow a public figure. How much do they disturb you?
Frankly, it doesn’t bother me at all. Enough tamasha has been made out of my personal life. Beyond a point, you just stop reading these things. You get used to it. The way I look at it, media has been nice enough to write good things about me as far as my work is concerned. So it’s okay. Talking about your link ups with Dhoni, Yuvraj and Ranbir Kapoor...which one is true? These things are bound to happen. If two famous people are seen together more than twice, they are linked. In Dhoni’s case, I don’t see how if I am his favourite actress or if he has a crush on me, can give the media the wrong ideas. With respect to Yuvraj, a lot of things have been said. All I want to say is that I have moved on and am happy where I am today and don’t want to talk about it anymore.
Now you’re in a relationship with Ranbir; how did that happen?
We got to know each other during a movie shoot We spent a lot of time together getting to know each other. Ultimately it blossomed into a relationship. It was beautiful, because we were friends first and then we fell in love.Almost every model dreams of entering the beauty pageants. We’ve had quite a few examples in our country. What are your thoughts on that?
For me, I always wanted to be India’s supermodel with out being a part of any beauty pageant, and I think to some extent I have managed to achieve it.
You have had an experience with modelling and acting. Which field do you prefer more? What advice would you like to give to those girls who plan to enter this field?
Both the industries are very different. If you are a part of a movie, you are living a character for minimum six months or a year. In a modelling campaign however, there is no such connection, you walk a ramp and it gets over in one day and for an advertisement it’s about two days and then you move on. Movies require a lot more time and effort and they stay with you for the rest of your life. From the outside, this world looks very glamorous and rosy, but it’s very challenging mentally, emotionally and physically. Therefore, enter this field if you think you’re ready for all that.
How do your parents react to the Deepika Padukone phenomenon? It’s certainly a new scheme of things for them.
They are very proud and happy. It’s new for them, and for me as well. Moreover, I always consult with them and try to keep them well informed.
You had entered the glamour world at a very young age. Were there any instances when you were taken for granted or maybe someone tried to take advantage of you, considering that you were a novice?
Never. I think this whole ‘casting couch’ thing, or whatever it is that you are talking about, depends on the way you carry yourself and how much are you willing to compromise. If you carry yourself in a dignified way and set boundaries early, there is no way that someone will get any wrong ideas.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Village in Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand)

Khaali Dhaiyna-Khala Gaon(Uttarakhand)

Village:- Khala Gaon, P.O.:- Chandoli Malli, Dist.:- Pauri, Uttarakhand-246276
Village:- Khala Gaon,Post Office:- Malli Chandoli, Dist:- Pauri (Uttarakhand)PIN:- 246276

Jirdhaari Mahakaali Mandir, Khala Gaon

Ravindra Singh Rawat's Home

My Sweet Home(My Birth Place)

View of Khala Gaon from Dhaar



Temple of Pipla Sain Near Khatligad River(Khatalgad), Khaatli
View of Village Thaapla and Kamdai

View of River Naayaar View of Khala Gaon and Taili Pakholi from Village Kanda Malla
Jhindhi Dhaiyan(Near Village Chandoli Malli)
Another view of River NayaarView of Village Sili Pakholi and Little view of Village Maithana

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Teen pregnancies tied to tastes for sexy TV shows

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behaviour compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes. Sex and the City, anyone? That was one of the shows used in the research. The new study is the first to link those viewing habits with teen pregnancy, said lead author Anita Chandra, a Rand Corp. Behavioural scientist. Teens who watched the raciest shows were twice as likely to become pregnant over the next three years as those who watched few such programmes. Previous research by some of the same scientists had already found that watching lots of sex on TV can influence teens to have sex Hum Ladkiyan on Sony Indiaat earlier ages. Shows that only highlight the positive aspects of sexual behaviour without the risks can lead teens to have unprotected sex "before they're ready to make responsible and informed decisions," Chandra said. The study was released in the November issue of Pediatrics. It involved 2,003 12- to 17-year-old girls and boys nationwide questioned by telephone about their TV viewing habits in 2001. Teens were re-interviewed twice, the last time in 2004, and asked about pregnancy Among girls, 58 became pregnant during the follow-up, and among boys, 33 said they had gotten a girl pregnant. Participants were asked how often they watched any of more than 20 TV shows popular among teens at the time or which were found to have lots of sexual content. These included Sex and the City, That 70s Show and Friends

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Katrina Kaif

Biography
Kartina was born and brought up in London to an NRI Father and a British Mother. Her father is originally from Kashmir. When she was doing modeling in London, she came to the notice of filmmaker Kaizad Gustad and snapped an important role in his film ‘Boom’. Katrina then decided to take acting as her full-fledged career and shifted her base to Mumbai.With her gorgeous face and hourglass figure, Katrina was flooded with modeling assignments in Mumbai. However, filmmakers were hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic shortcomings. She was even signed for Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Saaya’ but later dropped from the project due to her poor Hindi.
Katrina Kaif Filmography
  • De Dhana Dhan ( Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif)
  • New York ( John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Katrina Kaif)
  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani ( Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif)
  • Blue ( Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Katrina Kaif)
  • Yuvvraaj ( Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor)
  • Hello ( Sohail Khan, Sharman Joshi, Isha Koppikar, Gul Panag, Amrita Arora, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif)
  • Singh Is Kinng ( Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sonu Sood, Om Puri, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey)Race ( Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy)
  • Welcome ( Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Feroz Khan)
  • Partner ( Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Govinda, Lara Dutta)
  • Apne ( Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Kiron Kher)
  • Namastey London ( Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Upen Patel, Javed Sheikh)
  • Balram Vs Tara Das ( Mammootty, Katrina Kaif)
  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye ( Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu, Bhagyashree)
  • Sarkar ( Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay, Katrina Kaif)
  • Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya ( Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sushmita Sen, Arshad Warsi)
  • Boom ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre, Gulshan Grover)

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Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri's The Sunday Indian Articles

1 . The media-politician anti-Hindu nexus has to stop immediately, if we really don’t want another 26/11The Sunday Indian - [07/12/2008]...

2 . Why The Times of India Group rules! And it’s not marketing, silly!The Sunday Indian - [30/11/2008]...

3 . The BRT corridor in Delhi is not that bad after all! The Sunday Indian - [23/11/2008]...

4 . Thank you Barack… Uncle Tom’s soul will finally rest in peace! The Sunday Indian - [16/11/2008]...

5 . Ownership through paper (shares) has always been and will always remain the biggest illusion of ownership. Real ownership comes through sweat and hard work and never diminishes in value!!!The Sunday Indian - [09/11/2008]...

6 . It is indeed commendable that we have successfully hit space; but then, there is a lot that needs to be done on the ground!!! The Sunday Indian - [02/11/2008]...

7 . The day Sachin gifted Rs.12 crores for The Great Indian Dream! The Sunday Indian - [26/10/2008]...

8 . Saving capitalism… from the stupid capitalists!The Sunday Indian - [12/10/2008]...

9 . Religious Terrorism: No ifs, buts, or alienation rubbish. It’s the highest form of condemnable inhumanity.The Sunday Indian - [05/10/2008]...

10 . It is just not an American crisis but a global crisis, which might see a tectonic shift of power from the West!!!The Sunday Indian - [28/09/2008]...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Khana Sutra - FOOD FOR LOVE

THERE’S NOTHING like sex to beat the recession blues. So here’s something that goes straight to the heart (rather groin) of the matter — Khana Sutra: An AphrodisiacKhana Sutra Cookbook by chef-turnedcookbook author Zubin D’Souza — through the gut. Collecting recipes from ayurveds, doctors, housewives, palace cooks, even sleazy street-side hakims, the book is peppered with sexual innuendos and ways of ‘making love, and not war’. For instance, the banana. Zubin says this potassium and vitamin-B-rich fruit is absolutely necessary for producing sexual hormones. Or, the pedestrian mustard seeds that spice up bedroom capers. Among the exotic stuff, there’s tomato-pineapple rasam, a double aphrodisiac as both tomato and pineapple possess ‘performance’ enhancing properties, and ghanne ka murgh (sugarcane, it seems, rejuvenates and energizes) to ‘mend a parched love life’. So indulge your hormones this weekend. Plan a repast to ‘solve all problems’ — bharwan gucchi for starters, murgh badaami kali mirch and dhoodhwala biryani for the main course, and ending with beriyon ka thal. How about that for some Saturday night lovin’?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bill Gates-Live & Exclusive

“The biggest change for me – and it’s a major change – will be to think about how to improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet, whether they need education, to increase their harvest, or to find better medical treatment...”

On June 27, Bill Gates relinquished his full-time responsibilities at Microsoft, the US software company he co-founded with Paul Allen in 1975, to help guide the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that focuses on global health and education issues. In this most recent interview, Gates, 52, discusses his years at Microsoft, his new part-time role at the company and what he hopes to accomplish in the world of philanthropy.

Q: When you look back on the last 30 or so years, how do you assess your accomplishments?

A: What’s happened seems a little magical to me. We dreamed of an industry for software and tools that would give people more power. The personal computer has become that. Today we have a giant software industry that didn’t exist 30 years ago. We have 1 billion people who use a PC regularly and the variety of uses is phenomenal.

Q: When people talk about PCs, they think especially about productivity.
A: Maybe, but I think about the blind who used to have to wait for texts to be printed in Braille, and who can now surf the Internet for the most recent information. In schools, children are learning more easily, thanks to the computer. At work, designing a document is no longer a chore, but a service for the customer. We’re seeing products produced digitally, and the cost and production time are totally different now. And Microsoft is at the centre of this revolution that’s seen software installed in PCs and now in cell phones, televisions and cars. Microsoft has helped tens of thousands of companies in this industry grow on the platform we created.

Q: And you don’t regret anything?

A: Of course I can look back and think about some people I recruited, about certain times I acted naive, about acquisitions we made, or about things we could have launched sooner. But I wouldn’t change anything, because it’s a dream come true to have been able to play such an important role. We learned as we went along, including from our mistakes, because we were the first company to believe in the personal computer. The entire industry has expanded around our Basic operating system, then MS-DOS and, finally, Windows. ..Continue

Monday, September 29, 2008

Media marauders

The newsmakers are the news

Frequent assaults on scribes covering the Sri Lanka-LTTE conflict have triggered outrage among both local and international media rights groups. On March 14 morning a miscreant, wielding an iron club, ambushed Anurasiri Hettige as he waited for a bus in a Colombo suburb. Hettige became the fifth employee of the state television corporation Rupavahini to be attacked or threatened in the last three months.

Media rights groups say the attacks are linked to the December 27 incident that saw government minister Mervyn Silva storming into Rupavahini and abusing senior staff. Silva, who was upset by a news programme, had then allegedly been assaulted and daubed in paint by angry Rupavahini employees....Continue

Thursday, September 25, 2008

ONE YEAR FULL-TIME GLOBAL PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME DETAILS
Widely acknowledged as the leader in providing global exposure to students, the 2008 ZEE Business survey of India’s Best B-Schools ranked
IIPM as the 7th Best B-School in India and ranked it the No.1 B-School in India in Global Exposure. At the first ever 2008 Best B-School
Awards in India organised by Deccan Herald, IIPM was awarded ‘India’s Most Innovative B-School Award for Its Unique Course Contents
and Global Exposure’.
In its endeavour to break new grounds in education in India, IIPM is proud to announce its first Global Executive Programme in Planning and
Entrepreneurship. The programme participants will undergo a unique programme spread over 1,400 contact hours in the space of twelve
months, making it the most rigorous and superior Executive Programme taught anywhere. The programme will have a phenomenal focus
on Economics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Personality Development, along with a compulsory specialisation in Marketing. A unique
combination of major electives in Finance and HR coupled with super specialisations in Investment Banking, International Marketing, Supply
Chain Management, MIS and IT etc. make up for the rest of the programme.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMME AT CHICAGO GSB

THE WORLD’S No.1 RANKED B-SCHOOL

What makes the programme perhaps most unique and distinct from any other similar programme in India is the compulsory International
Residency Programme on Advanced Global Management that the students will undergo at The Graduate School of Business, University
of Chicago. Chicago GSB is currently ranked as the No. 1 B-School in the world by Business Week as well as the Economist. It is the only
business school in the world to have as many as six Nobel prize winners from its faculty - two of whom are currently teaching as well. At
the end of the programme, all the students will be eligible for a certificate in Advanced Global Management from Chicago GSB.
Inclusive of the programme at Chicago GSB, students undertaking this programme will be spending four weeks in the US. THE ENTIRE
COST OF TRAVEL, BOARDING, LODGING AND TEACHING IS A PART OF THE PROGRAMME FEES. In India, the programme participants
will be taught by a mix of IIPM’s world-class faculty and faculty from leading global B-Schools. All students will go through a special course
on Strategic Marketing imparted by faculty from the Haas School of Business. The super specialisation on Investment Banking is conducted
along with faculty from NUS.
GLOBAL CERTIFICATION: Thus apart from IIPM’s certification and becoming eligible for an MBA degree from IMI, Brussels, students
doing this programme will get a certificate in Advanced Global Management from Chicago GSB, the World’s No. 1 Ranked B-School, and
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Monday, May 05, 2008

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As Creative Director, Pritish Nandy Communications, Rangita has received rave reviews for some of her acclaimed films like Jhankaar beats, Chameli, Shabd and PyaarRangita Pritish NANDY Ke Side Effects. Speaking to 4Ps B&M, Pritish Nandy fondly enumerated his daughter’s contribution to the company. “Rangita was barely in her teens when she joined us, but she brought a new generation perspective to the company. She has changed the way we run our business and has strengthened the youth element in our corporate structure, made it more vibrant. This is vital for a company like ours.”

And with 9 years of experience under her belt, what is her mantra for success today? “Rangita is creatively sound, so she has the ability to discover new ideas. Besides, she is excellent at team-building and management, which are very important,” says Pritish. With such allround qualities, how could one go wrong?!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Hollywood - Bollywood ! ! !

What’s Mallika up to now?

MallikaMallika Sherawat Sherawat never fails to amaze us, does she? After making sure the audiences feel her ‘presence’ on screen, she’s now bent on making herself known behind the curtain as well. The sultry babe has plans to team up with her brother, Vikram, to start a production house called Blue Velvet. While big-brother will handle the finances, Mallika will handle the men! And by the look of things, she’s already doing a great job; she’s got filmmakers lined up to get their scripts across to her!

Sallu, being human

Salman Salman KhanKhan’s at it again! Always the one to bare himself on screen, he’s now also into exposing his charitable side. He’s decided to start a non-profit organisation that he calls Being Human, to help under-privileged children. He’s even decided how the big bucks will come in! He’ll be raising money by hook or by crook, whether it’s by selling his very own art works that have been unnecessarily piling up in his house, or by ‘extracting’ money from people (as he jokingly states). But, as long as it’s for a good cause, we don’t mind, do we?

Jessica’s serious about humour!

WhoJessica Biel would have thought that the ravishing Jessica Biel would have a funny side to her as well! In fact, she’s so wound up in it, that she only plans to date a guy, who’s got the ‘funny bone’. While most girls would choose the stereotypical ‘tall, dark and handsome’ lad as their match, Jessica’s prince-charming would be more of a ‘funny and silly’ type. Even for her forthcoming roles, Biel thinks that sexy is not fun unless there’s the funny element to it! Wonder if she’s the head of her local laughter club!

Love life not ‘Bloom’ing!

Orlando Orlando BloomBloom seems to be finding it very hard to find his way back into love these days. After breaking up with Kate Bosworth last year, he’s been pretty unsteady in his following relationships. The actor was reportedly trying to warm up to a British actress at the launch of his first theatre production – Celebration – but was sadly unsuccessful as the Cinderella coolly walked away when the clock struck 12! Looks like after all the swordswishing classes, Orlando needs some lessons in ‘matters of the heart’!

Paula’s ‘Rush’ for love!

Paula’sPaula finally been bitten by the love bug, and this time it might just be for good. For as long as one can remember, her love life has appeared to be quite like a horror movie, but it seems as though it might just turn into a fairytale, and one with a happy ending too! Although refusing to let out on any details on her current relationship (probably to keep it from getting jinxed), Paula did reveal that her beau JT Torregiani, a restaurateur, was a ‘nice guy’ and that she is looking forward to a life with him. Well at least she is getting her basics right this time... following the better late than never mantra?

All in a day’s work!

Being an Neha Dhupiaactress is no cake-walk. Apart from all the glamour and glory, there’s a whole lot of grit and grind involved as well, and Bollywood’s Neha Dhupia recently got a good dose of the latter. After a strenuous shooting schedule for her upcoming film I Think I Am 24, Neha got dizzy and collapsed on the sets. And before you know it, she had everyone on the sets fussing over her. However, Neha scored brownie-points with her director because after a short break of two hours, Neha was back in action! Attagirl!

Gisele’s bundles of money!

Gisele Gisele BundchenBundchen’s proved that she’s the best model on the catwalk, and not just because of her dropdead gorgeous looks. Not only does the 26-year-old Brazilian beauty defeat all competition while on the ramp, she even finds herself raking in the most moolah! Forbes labelled her as the World’s Richest Model after discovering that she was earning a figure that was as breathtaking as her own, and that was still way ahead of her next two immediate competitors’ earnings combined! The magic number? A whopping US$33 million in the past year!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Everyone loves BRITNEY!

Britney Spears’ mental meltdown has sent her to the psychiatric ward twice. It has also left her long-divorced parents, her brother, and a SWAT team of lawyers and accountants grappling with how to protect her from predatory Britney Spearshangers-on, from the paparazzi who dog her every move and from her own erratic behaviour.

But beyond the psychodrama is another serious subject for the Spears family: How to protect the millions of dollars that Spears, 26, has amassed over a decade as one of America’s biggest pop music, merchandise and endorsement engines? One of her former financial advisers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, because of his relationship with his client, estimated her current fortune at around $50 million. That’s an enormous amount, but being a wealthy cultural phenomenon doesn’t make one impervious to financial disaster.

Spears will not run out of money anytime soon, but her longer-term prospects have suffered in the last year, because of bizarre behaviour and herBritney Spears tortured personal life after her divorce from Kevin Federline, formerly one of her backup dancers.

According to court documents, her everyday finances seem to have fallen into disrepair as well. A February 14, court filing put it starkly, “Members of Britney’s household have been paying for her basic necessities, including medicine, food, and other day-to-day needs.” What little light has been shed on Spears’ finances came in May last year, when part of an income statement surfaced during her divorce case, putting her average monthly earnings at more than $730,000, mainly from royalties, but said she earned only $13,000 a month from investments. (Her spending, including $102,000 a month for entertainment,Britney Spears gifts and vacation and $16,000 for clothes, was more eye-catching).

If Spears regains her health – and her desire to tour – will there still be an opportunity? A return would require corporate sponsors, who for the moment would be likely to shun Spears, but who might come around, said Steve Lunt, a vice president at Spears’ label, until 2006. “People will still want to be associated with her,” he said. “You could mention her name in Afghanistan, Israel, Greece or South Africa, and everyone knows who she is.”

Friday, February 01, 2008

GUL’S NEW LOOK

Ok guys. Gul Panag is no longer gul and is back on the circuit after a short hiatus. But this time, it’s her sexy hot avatar – a makeover of sorts – that is making news everywhere. Gone are those casual jeans and tees, rather nowadays, she’s wearing more of tight, revealing outfits. Why this sudden change of attires, Gul? Does any director out there have a role for this sexy young lass?