Monday, May 28, 2007

My last post. Period

I moved to vox. And then i realised that wordpress is better.
so... follow the link in the title.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My list is full

Yesterday I bought some books
I got the Iliad which has been on my list for ages.
Then two amazing steals. Hardcover copies of Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow and Fates Worse than Death by Kurt Vonnegut, a collection of essays, non fiction.

I am very happy.

Oh and I also got Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson, for a humorous edge when I get depressed reading the other two.

Which makes me very very happy. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The gods at your fingertips

Brilliantly tongue in cheek.
Check out godchecker
A site that I stumbledupon.
Provides for hours of entertaining reading.
Especially recommended is the Chinese section and the "deities" Jesus, Jehovah, Yahweh.
Religious zealots please refrain. Highly likely to cause indigestion and heartburn.

Highly recommended for atheists and agnostics and such other liberal kinds.

What the hell!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So it goes

A very moving picture on his site (which will no longer be there someday (so i've reproduced it for you here)
The guy who gave me something to think and his novels were deep.
When I first read cat's cradle 10 years ago, it was just another humourous story.
Someone recommended it to me as science fiction. Only later did I realise the implied sarcasm. And then I read Slaughterhouse-Five. One of the foremost anti-war books.

And just 2 days ago, I was telling a friend that I was looking for a cheap copy of Slaughterhouse-Five. And today I read in the newspapers.
Now bookstores will organise retrospectives. I hope there is a discount sale too

Some of his last contributions can be found here.
And do try wikipedia

And do read the books.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Crop Circles - The modern way

Interesting activity.

Here's the pic

Read the story on the link above.

sorry for all the lacklustre posts.
Don't feel like posting about the exciting incidents in my life right now ;)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Stupid Post

I mean the one below.
Was just testing Odeo.
Do try it.
Yeah but 11000 people?

some better posts coming up.
Watch this space ...

Saturday, December 30, 2006

11000 people!

11000 people at a "He is risen" rally.
Too much time to waste.
Like me ... blogging away to glory.

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What we learnt in class today

Mergers and Acquisitions are the result of three theories
Theory X
Theory Y
Theory Z

Theory X
is all about money. If you have money, buy companies. If you don't, sell yours
Theory Y
talks about the motivational factors. Maslow's motivational theories (?). If you feel motivated enough ... buy a company or several. If you are feeling blue sell out.
Theory Z
Is about contingency. Buy and sell as you feel the need.
You can see a combination of these theories at work, when you research mergers and acquisitions.

People in HBR (Harvard Business Review) write nice stories which are good to read. You can read them and feel good. Sometimes they feel the need to use bombastic words, but generally they are easy to read and understand.

People of the level of IAS (Indian Administrative Service) also copy ... word for word.

The West Bengal government is not a nice government

Lakshmi Mittal stayed in some building in Calcutta where a lot of other famous Marwaris also stayed.

"I" want numbers, I dont have any.

"I" love to spell words on the board.

If you are hearing words for the first time, its high time you invested in a dictionary.
You came alone, you will go alone, so work alone.

In one word: Intreshting.