Thursday, November 22, 2007

Finally some MBA stuff!!

Somehow, I was always inclined towards writing stuff, which non-MBAs find interesting, but today I have an article which MBAs might like :)

In the news paper MINT, yesterday's headlines were: India will not curb the capital inflows...This meant that, more money flows into India in terms of Dollars, which would mean that rupee would appreciate, imagine what would be the status of Indian exports and especially IT companies. But with India becoming a lucrative destination for investment one cannot stop money pouring in. With the declining exports I thought Government would have given lot of thought.

Look at the IMF suggestion of not to put any curbs on the capital inflow. IMF new managing director Dominique Strauss-Khan told reporters, pointing out that the capital inflows have an unavoidable impact on the value of rupee, the IMF chief said "nevertheless it reflects the fundamentals and you don't want to do anything which in one way or another undermines this good look or appreciation or forecast of your national economy.


Now, comes today, and look at the headlines. "Foreign Inflows may be tightened further". How our politicians backtrack on their own statements!!

I guess government eventually had to budge to the strong IT lobbying group and even the pressure from exporters. It has decided to curb the capital inflows and ensure that there is no further growth in rupees.

Let us see if they are going to change their tone any more in the coming days.

Surrounded by Seas!!

There is a similarity between the location of India and US, I guess looking at the title you might have gogt a hint, yes, both these countries are surrounded by seas, but India, is surrounded by another set of sea i.e. sea of sorrows!!

This article for once is not intended at the sorrows within the country, infact, if I compare the situation of India with its neighbouring states, we should consider ourselves to be in heaven.

Just to give you a glimpse of what is goign around,

Pakistan is under emergency rule.
Burma is under military rule.
Nepal is under the grip of Maoists rule.
Srilanka is relling udner the fight between LTTE and government.

Nature thought that equal amoutn has to be besotted upon another nieghbouring country of ours, Bangladesh, and hence it unfurled its fury last week in terms of cyclone, Sidr...

UN estimates that more than 50% of bangladesh is affected because of this cyclone. offical death of toll of 3000, which everyone knows is the scaled down figure, speaks for the devastation. The devastation is less compared to the earlier one in 1991, which killed more than 100000 people, but Bangladesh status has not improved a lot since then, and the infrastructure devastation is terrible.

India should be prepared for more illegal immigration from this country in the coming months.

This would be the additional sorrow to the states of West bengal which is already reeling udner the crisis of Nandigram.

I wish there is some good news going forward from our brothers in neighbourhood.

50,000 crores into Drain!! :)

Power grid corporation of India is investing around 50000 crores in expanding the power transmission lines in India....

I got very happy hearing this news...I am also going to pursue my summer internship in a company dealing with power transmission lines...

With all the plans to increase the power generation, I thought it is certainly viable to work in power transmission as well, and this is going to be the next sun rise setor in India...

But, MIT has spilled water on my euphoria...by MIT, I meant Masachussets institute of Technology, because of hteir latest invention...Thanks to my friend, Srinivas Reddy, I came to know about this...


MIT experimentally demonstrates wireless power transfer



A team from MIT's Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) has experimentally demonstrated an important step toward accomplishing this vision of the future. The team members are Andre Kurs, Aristeidis Karalis, Robert Moffatt, Prof. Peter Fisher, and Prof. John Joannopoulos (Francis Wright Davis Chair and director of ISN), led by Prof. Marin Soljacic. Realizing their recent theoretical prediction, they were able to light a 60W light bulb from a power source seven feet (more than two meters) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance. The MIT team refers to its concept as "WiTricity" (as in wireless electricity). The work will be reported in the June 7 issue of Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rape & enjoy!!

For all those perveted minds, imagine how great it would be to rape a girl, and instead of gettig punished, get the Victim an imprisonment in the court of law, for getting you involved in the rape.

This is exactly what happens in the land which many of the people from my state AP, India aspire to go in search of money and jobs; Saudi Arabia.

The land where MANners are defined only by a man, where a woman has no place for dignity.

A weird incident happened, long ago, but which caught my eye recently.

The 19-year-old victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male, a former friend from whom she was retrieving photographs.

Though the culprits are also given the punishment, recently the punishment is doubled both for the culprits and victims. It is doubled for the victim, because she tried to make her point through media, and the court felt that the victim shouldn't have highlighted through media and hence is sentenced for six months in prison and 200 lashes .

We are speaking about a free world. But look at this world where the better half is kept behind the screen in most places. With the uprise of Taliban in the borders of India and its effect on people in J & K, the effect is actually trickling down into the other countries.

Just to consider the amount of restrictions that woman have in Saudi Arabia makes you scream. A woman, cannot vote has no right to go to a court of law, unless the act is witnessed by a man, she cannot drive, cannot go out without a man, and if some one rapes her, she will get punished for having gonw out without the man.

What kind of a world are we living in?

There are certain things in this world, which make me wonder why would nature allow such distinctions in the human race. Or is it just one cycle of the nature's behavior, where the opposite cycle may actually have the dominance of the fairere sex.

With the end of the present cycle nowhere to be seen, I can only sympathise and hope in dispair at their state.