Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Anyone who tracks the Internet space (which doesnt meant FB, btw) would have read Danny Sullivan’s article on how Bing is Cheating and Copying search results from Google. This is brilliant! Not so much for the fact that Bing does this, but for the fact that this is possibly the first time that Google has […]

Paid clicks increased by 18% over corresponding quarter, but CPC increased only 4%. Which could be interpreted several ways! Eric Schmidt steps down as CEO and Larry takes over! Sergey, the nerd, still remains beind the scenes. All of which could be interpreted several ways! Focus for the next 10 years will be mobile! No 2 ways […]

Wrote an article for the Mint Newspaper for today’s Career Section. Top business schools across the world follow an admissions process that goes beyond entrance exams and work experience quantum. Today the admission teams look for candidates who have thought through their applications and incorporate their life’s aspirations in these rather than providing rehearsed, socially […]

The Indian School of Business (ISB) today launched a first-of-its-kind program titled the Young Leaders Program – India’s first leadership programme for students in pre-final year of graduation Under the YLP, the ISB will select students who have excellent academic and extra-curricular credentials, and demonstrate leadership potential. They will be mentored and groomed by ISB […]

Well, we all knew how it would eventually look, but we didn’t really know what to expect when it came to its functioning. We all know now! I dont know how much Steve is involved in creating these videos, but the art of fantastic story-telling is excellent. Pixar hangover? The official Apple iPhone 4 Video from […]

94%…yes you heard it right…94%…! Thats just 6% lower than a situation wherein a stressed-out parent enters the campus, approaches the reception and asks, “Madam (or sir…I dont mean to be sexist here!), I want to enroll my son for the engineering course.” Figure this: Out of 391 students in the IIMA Class of 2009-11:

Albert Einstein, the genius physicist whose theories changed our ideas of how the universe works, died 55 years ago, on April 18, 1955, of heart failure. He was 76. His funeral and cremation were intensely private affairs, and only one photographer managed to capture the events of that extraordinary day: LIFE magazine’s Ralph Morse. Click […]

I have a feeling that this is not genuine (the Time Magazine bit), but heck, irrespective of who has written this…it still is one of the best captures of what Sachin is all about! When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to […]

I know that stunning is not quite an apt word to describe these photos, but honestly…these are! I only wish the occasion was something pleasant to remember! These were released by the New York City Police Department and provided on Feb 10, 2010. Check out all the snaps here

That’s it..! Does anyone out there need any further documentation on which is the sexiest phone out there? Scottish couple use an iPhone app to help conceive a baby girl

Got a call this morning from ISB that the FT Rankings for 2010 have been released and ISB has moved up the ranks to close at Global Rank 12! Fantastic The top 15 schools according to the rankings are: London Business School Wharton Harvard Stanford INSEAD Columbia Business School IE Business School MIT Sloan Chicago […]

Aamir vs. Shahrukh

29, Dec 2009

Dont know if this is true…but even if it is…I wont be surprised “Shahrukh Khan charged a whopping Rs.30 lakh for releasing a book written by management guru Arindam Chaudhari, earlier this month in Delhi. But when an upcoming writer approached Aamir for his book launch, Aamir agreed on one condition to do it and […]

In a remarkable marketing strategy (I think this is marketing…they cant be that stupid to be serious!) employed by Haagen Dazs in India…I saw the biggest WTF banner on Saturday at the Select City Walk, Saket. Unfortunatly my phone battery has gone down and I couldnt capture it, but am glad someone did…! 1. Some […]

And this is the battle of the new age, Ladies and Gentlemen! Google vs. Newspaper (and not yet Rupert dude!) So it all started with Rupert suggesting that he will (or can, or whatever) block Newscorp Sites from being part of Google. Basically, stop Google from indexing them and thus not showing them in search […]

Reminds me of the kings, who long after their ‘kingdom’ had vanished, still insisted that they are kings and insisted on living that way! Air India, yet again (but this time bigger and better!) posted losses, amounting to a shocking Rs 7,226 Crores in the last 2 fiscals! Ok…let me take that back. Its not […]

…i hope never…(or for that matter I hope someday!)… But this is what Mr. Thackeray (no, the old almost dead one…not the young ‘always orgasming’ one!) believes Sachin has done by commenting that “Mumbai is part of India” “There was no need for him to take a cheeky single by making such remarks,” Sena mouthpiece […]

Then the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa should thank you! An RTI reply has revealed that Yeddyurappa has spent a staggering Rs 1.7 crore to renovate his bungalow, Rs 35 lakh of which went into redoing his bedroom. Read the gory details here On one hand, I find it amazing that such level of […]

Letter to Air India

30, Oct 2009

To whosoever it may concern at AI, (Bad start…because it really will not concern anyone at AI…it never will) Recall the incident wherein one of your Airhostesses on the Sharjah-Lucknow flight had reportedly leveled molestation charges against two pilots. Today, you have gone ahead and chargesheeted her. “Komal Singh has been chargesheeted for speaking to the […]

Recall your younger days playing cricket…when the smarter guys used to bowl you out…and you started sobbing and went “yeh meri ball…main ghar jaa raha hoon…mujhe nahi khelna” (this is my ball…am going home and not playing anymore) well…it seems some really old guys also suffer from the same BJP Blames EVMs for assembly elections […]

In yet another instance of financial fraud that have emerged like Akshay Kumar’s Films in the last year, Galleon Group’s billionaire founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was charged Friday in a sweeping, $17 million insider-trading case (btw notice how amazingly fast a concept like wikipedia updates on even biographies!) I have never heard of this dude, but […]