Saturday, 31 December 2005

Whats Playing...

Some of the good music on my Windows Media Player Playlist...

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bryan Adams - The only thing that looks good one me
Glenn Medeiros - Nothing gonna change my love for you
Bon Jovi - Its My Life
Madonna - Frozen
Britney Spears - Stronger
Britney Spears - Baby one more time
J Lo - Waiting for Tonight
Kishore Kumar - Neele Neele Ambar Pe
Kishore Kumar - Chookar Mere Man Ko
Kishore Kumar - Kehdo Tumhe
Kishore Kumar - Manzelen Apni Zagah hai
M Rafi - Gulabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi
Lata M - Ajib Dastaan hai yeh
Lata M - Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

Friday, 30 December 2005

2005: Awesome Year

The year 2005 was an awesome year... Started with the submission of Dissertation on the target date. Then got recruited on my first job and started working during the III semester exams. Gave my final semester exams in the month of July/August. Received my first Salary. I was very happy when I received my first salary. For the first time I bought gifts to my parents, brother and few relatives from my own money. Read few novels, done some training at office, went out with friends for movies and picnics...the Hognekal trip...ya Hognekal Trip was full of fun and enjoyment. Had a good time during this year.

Lots of things to do during 2006 with still more enthusiasm, energy and focus...

O Humdum...

Listening to the song from Saatiya - O Humdum Suniyoore... Nice song...
It was a big hit when I was in the final semester of my graduation...

The TALK Box...

Made a bit change to my blog... Included you can see a Tag Board on the right hand side of the blog. Saw it on many blogs and thot it wud be fun including it on my blog...

Sunday, 25 December 2005

Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas...

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Hope you all have a great time and peace prevail on earth

Some of the links you should visit...



Have a great time...

The day I was waiting for...

Hmmmm... Finally I got my resutls for the MBA Final Sem... 66.21%... Well I wrote the exams after 6 months from the day I was recruited and started working. It was difficult for me to study after work everyday... Anyways as I always say..."Life is full of sport and challenges"... Its the end of formal education and a good ending to it through MBA with First Class...

Its always been that I get good marks in Finance subjects while the marks that I get Marketing pull my overall results down. I wish the University allows to take up one specialisation that interests students rather than keeping dual specialisation...

Saturday, 24 December 2005

After the Rocking Week...

After the rocking weekend, had a very busy week with training and work at office. The week went on very fast...giving me very little time to spend on myself...did not blog the whole week but could make it visit few of best blogs like Chloe, D4u, Apoorv, Jive.... Along with the busy schedule...was a bit tensed as I was expecting my results of MBA final sem...

Saturday, 17 December 2005

The Untitled

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Weekend has started with lots of things happening. It started with watching a movie...followed by attending the Salsa and Jazzzzz show presented by Swingers Dance Co., at the St. Johns Audi in the evening. The name of the show was "The Untitled"...the company had organized a contest wherein the audience have to suggest a name and the best entry could win prizes.

I enjoyed the show and the performance of the presenters was awesome. Got to see dance performance on some Britney Spears songs and on Desparado sound track. There was also a dance number by kids in the age group 5 and below, that was fun watching kids perform...some of the kids forgot the steps and two of the kids were searching for their parents from the stage. There were performance by kids, students of Swingers Dance Co., and by professional dancers. One of my colleague also performed a dance...I wasnt aware that she could dance so well...amazing performance. All in all the show was awesome.

Movie soon after work...

Friday me and one of my friend after office hours were having talk...we decided to watch a movie...it took only 30 minutes for us to reach PVR at Forum from office. I was looking at the screen where the movie timings were displayed. The only movie that was about to start in 5 mins was Bluffmaster in which Abhishek is starring. It was a ok ok type of movie...the songs and music are good. It was not planned that we will go for a movie...the thought of going to a movie came when we were about to leave office...sometimes unplanned activities workout smoothly.

Friday, 16 December 2005

Summer of 69

Right now the song thats playing in my mind is "Summer of 69"... one of my favourite song...

Wednesday, 14 December 2005

Her Majesty...

Her Majesty The Queen today officially opened Reuters new London headquarters. I wish I could have been there during this function. Well I did not miss her visit. I saw the full coverage of her visit on video which went for 45 minutes. Makes me feel proud for being an employee of such a great organization. Reuters has a rich history of 154 years...providing on time, accurate, complete and unbiased news and financial data. 154 years hmmm is really a long duration to meet and keep up the standards and values...

Monday, 12 December 2005

Thunder Bird

Yesterday evening I met a friend who owns a Thunder Bird. I took it for a ride...the bike has got awesome poWer. When riding it, you tend to feel the power the bike has. I enjoyed it riding on the ring road...and I hope it was my luck that there was no traffic and the road ahead was absolutely clear for me to enjoy the power of the bike.

Friday, 9 December 2005

No its not fate

One of my colleague said... you cant change fate, ye to naseeb ka khel hain... Is that true???

No I dont believe in what he said. We are the one who make our fate. Todays decissions are the foundations for what is going to happen tomorow. A thoughtful action will help in having a better future. Fate is not to be blammed for the things which went wrong...it resulted because of the action in the past.

Vil'age

Had been to a restaurent called The Vil'age near my office... The interiors of the restaurent makes you feel you are at a house in a village. The food was delicious...and palak paneer was simply the best. It makes me feel good when I have good food at a very good place...like The Vil'age...

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

I am reading...

Had heard a lot about the book "the da vinci code"... bought it to understand why everyone is talking about this book. I have seen people talking a lot about it.

Saturday, 3 December 2005

Best SMS...

A SMS conversation between me and my friend...

Amit: When are you getting married?... Why there are no girls in your life??

My friends reply: Jo hume chahiye usse hum nahin chahiye... Jisse hum chahiye o kisko chahiye...

That was the best sms that i had ever read...

Friday, 2 December 2005

Swades... Once Again

I watched Swades once again... Well I watch it frequently whenever I have time., I liked the movie and hence have bought a VCD of this movie. Never felt bored watching this movie. This movie is different from the usual movies that are released. Ye Tara Wo Tara & the title song are too good songs.

Fast...

Is riding bike fast not good...when u have a road ahead with no traffic and perfect breaks in your vehicle?
I enjoy riding fast.....whenever the road is clear.

Thursday, 1 December 2005

December 1: World AIDS Day

Todays is World AIDS Day... and there are millions of people in the world who are not even aware about such a disease. There is a need to educate people about AIDS and precautions that are need to be taken to prevent it from spreading. I came across this website and I thought I should share with my pals... The site is very informative with real life stories...

Mid of Vacation

Still 5 more days of my vacation were remaining...I had to rush back to bangalore to join a training classs on Software and had to refresh what I had read in Economics. When I was on my way to home I was trying to remember the concepts that I had read in Economics...most of the things were very difficult to recall...After 4 days at my home...I decided that I should come back and use the remaining 5 days of my vacation to refresh Economics.

Well Economics is very interesting subject to read...The Demand and Supply Curve, The Marginal Utility, The PPF...are very interesting...

Sunday, 27 November 2005

At Home

DAY 1 of my Vacation...

I arrived at my home town early morning today... I thought...I should take a walk till my home. While I was walking, the memories of my graduation days popped up... I came across my college, the restaurent and the colddrink shop where I had spent some of my lifes beautiful moments. Now, when I look back, I feel that somehow I should be able to move back the time so that I can enjoy those moments once again.

Now I hope these 9 days of my vacation should last looooooongggggggggggggggg.

Thursday, 24 November 2005

Very much into Business

Its been a months that I have read local newspapers. Everday reading The Economic Times and The Business Standard; I am keeping myself up-to-date on Business News, but at the sametime I am loosing on the info on whats happening around the city which has less/no business importance. I should start reading The Times of India to keep myself updated with the local info...

Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Movies over the weekend...

The Dukes of Hazzard

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An awesome comedy movie with speeding car driven by the dukes. Good movie


Garam Masal

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Another comedy fun filled movie. Two and a half hours of laugh laugh and laugh...


DooM

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Movie which revolves around genetics. Good action and graphics. It takes you away from the world to the imaginary land of genetics where humans/animals turn into monsters.

The Legend of Zorro

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Enjoyed the movie...especially the acting of the kid(son of Zorro).

Friday, 11 November 2005

listening good songs...

Spent time listening good songs...

1. Chala jaata hoon...kisi ki dhoon mein; dhadakate dil ke tarane liye...

2. Ek ladki bhigi bhagisi...

3. Pukarata chala hoon mein...

4. Dil tadap tadap ke keh raha hai...

5. O mere dil ke chein...

Feels good to listen to the oldies...

Wednesday, 9 November 2005

dilemma

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Why there is always a dilemma during a decision making process... The options seem equally favourable and sometimes mutually exclusive. One decision has to be taken by foregoing the other one. Will the decision taken yield the expected result...

Cursor in danger

Should visit...

Monday, 7 November 2005

my Band name...

Your Band Name is:

The Amish Leprechauns

What kind of Rocker I am...

You Are an Indie Rocker!


You are in it for the love of the music...
And you couldn't care less about being signed by a big label.
You're all about loving and supporting music - not commercial success.
You may not have the fame and glory, but you have complete control of your career.

I hate...

I hate the people who feel sleepy, lazy at the workplace...

Saturday, 5 November 2005

Should Visit...

I think you should visit this site US Desi

I did visit this site and its fantastic... Dont forget to see the video of What is India which plays title song from Swades (Oh man an awesome movie...)

Wednesday, 2 November 2005

WorldSpace...

Bought WorldSpace BPL Satellite Radio set. This was a good buy.
Hope I will be able to install it.

Desi!!!

Rajiv and I bought a kurta at Desi's a store recommende by Apoorv. Good collection of ethnic wear after FabIndia...

Diwali...

It was a nice time at Apoorv's home. The sweets...hmmm...remembered me my home. The time spent there was awesome...laughing, chatting and most importantly speaking Marathi. Happen to hear good Marathi at his home.

Quiz Master

I think Siddharth Basu and Derek O Brian are best Quiz Masters.

Sunday at Vista

Attended the Management Summit organized by IIMB - Vista 2005 with Rajiv and Rahul. Was there at IIMB for 11 hours and attended the Workshop on 6 Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking. The workshop was awesome...

Then came the debate, oh man the teams from Nitte Mumbai and IIMC performed too goooood.

Finally, attended the quiz hosted by Derek O Brian...the quiz was awesome and worth attending.

Just like Heaven

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Saturday...was just like heaven reading this story. A good story with the flavour of love and surprises. Saturday was good day...spent the whole day reading this book. After The Alchemist, The Goal, Who Moved My Cheese and The Present (ofcourse excluding the college books) this is the book which I have read in a single day. A brief intro about the book... Its story about a Doctor who goes into coma and is trying hard to come back to normal.

[State of coma...where few people can listen to whats happening around but are unable to respond...Need to know more about what they feel in that stage. I guess the one who are mentally strong and possess will power come back to normal]

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

Happy Diwali

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Let the festival of lights bring you all the happiness, joys, success and prosperity.
~~~Happy Diwali~~~

Friday, 28 October 2005

Wizard...

My Inner Hero - Wizard!



I'm a Wizard!

There are many types of magic, but all require a sharp mind and a cool head. There is no puzzle I can't solve, no problem I can't think my way out of. When you feel confused or uncertain, you can always rely on me to untangle the knots and put everything back in order for you.



How about you? Click here to find your own inner hero.

Thanks to Camphor...

Stooooooorm...

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I have been getting sms...mails...from my friends regarding a breakout of the storm heading at a speed of 60 kmph. Hard to believe it. Got a link where it shows how the storm is expected to proceed. To visit the link click here I hope this is a false news...

Wednesday, 26 October 2005

14 Hours...

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain...

Its been raining raining raining in Bangalore...Yesterday it had almost 14 hours of rain...Roads flooded with rain water affecting business and normal life of Bangaloreans.

I liked the job done by Bangalore City Traffic Police, who were trying their best to keep the traffic going smooth amid heavy rains. Also got SMSs on my Hutch phone from City Traffic Police with suggesstions to avoid the flooded roads. Great job...

Here are some snaps describing heavy amounts of rain...

Hosur road...but where is the road!!!

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Changing the Mode of Transport

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Fishing in the City

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There are few who did enjoy the rain

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The owners of these Car might be busy calling Mechanics

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Well life is not easy...

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Zor Lagake... Many vehicles stopped due to flooded roads

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I hope the rain stops for now...else its going to affect the normal life. Wish I was in School/College as they are going to enjoy two days of solid vacations. Hope the rain will not result in huge loss.

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain...cant do anything to stop it isnt it???

Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Climate Effecto

Its tuesday 10:00 am and everyone in the office seem to sleepy...dull...I Guess its the climate effect....

Saturday, 22 October 2005

Saturday: Sleep...>Read...>Music...>Friends...>Movie...>Party...>Sleep

Sunday: Repeat Saturday...

KBC2

I saw KBC2 for the first time it started since a few months ago. A lot has changed...one can feel that it has become too much of commercial. When phone a friend...u hear the mobile phone service provider-airtel tone, when the contestant is playing u see lenova-the name of the PCs(Lenova the chinese co, which took over IBMs PC business few months ago)... Inspite of all the changes the one that has not changed is Amitabhs style of hosting the game. Amitabh is a great actor with a solid voice...

Jane kyon...

Met a few of my friends...oh god...they too came in the trap of love. oh man... jane kyon log pyar karate hain... jane kyon wo kisi pe marate hain... jane kyon..jane kyon.,jane kyon.

It doesnt mean that I am against it... but I have seen many people loosing in it. Its like 8 of 10 relations do not work. The remaining two are the lucky ones.

Nice Cartoons...

Some of the nice cartoons that i came across...

Impact of Computers...

Too Good...

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Very Funny

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Wah hujur wah...

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Read an interview of Bismillah Khan in Readers Digest... The Passion that he has for Shehnai is unbelievable. At the age of 90, he is residing at his home town unlike his contemporaries who flew west. Passion that he has for Shehnai can not be described in words. A recipient of the prestigious Bharat Ratna leads a very simple life.

I have his photo which was taken when he had come to Bangalore a few years ago. That photo was taken before he was about to play Shehnai at a packed auditorium. Before the concert began he was seen doing riyaz in a small room near the auditorium. While taking the snap when asked why he was in a small room playing Shehnai...Khan Saheb answered...Shehnai is my passion and I do riyaz all the time even before playing it in the concert. Such a great personality, who knows Shehnai very well still does riyaz was impressive. This shows the belief Khan Saheb has in Practice. One thing that I liked about him was the Passion that he has for Shehnai. Be it business, playing an instrument or any job...if one has passion...then he/she is bound to succeed.

When he plays Shehnai...the auditorium echos with the appreciation of his fans with the words...Wah hujur wahhhh....

Friday, 21 October 2005

The Egypt Style...

My name using Egyptian Hieroglyphs!
A M I T

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Try your name

Thanks to Apoorv who introduced me to this link.

Thursday, 20 October 2005

Fully Loaded...

Oh...It looks like my desk at the office is fully loaded with the printouts of companies financial statements, research reports and lays... I need to clean up this messsss... With the eyes on the screen, i had not bothered to see whats on my desk, Now I guess its the high time to clean up the desk.

"Efficient work results from a clean work place".

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Sleepy...

It was a bad day at the office...feeling sleepy...with the stock market going crazy with its usual ups and downs...more work flowing in with the quaterly results being announced...oh man.., i love to work, but when feeling sleepy, can hardly concentrate on numbers.

Tuesday, 18 October 2005

just Do it

I just love the line associated with Nike...Just Do It

I recommend...

I recommend that everyone should do have one hobby... It helps one keep himself fresh and gives a change from the routine work. It helps in increasing creativity and fills life with fun.

Day 1 with Guitar...

Tried playing guitar for one and half hour...oh man its hard for the beginner. This reminds about all those stories that were told to us during the childhood days to try try try till u succeed. k...lets sound the strings...

Monday, 17 October 2005

Lets see how the Strings sound

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Bought a new Guitar yesterday (I finally own one). I wanted to buy a guitar when I was studying in graduation...but could not afford to spend time on learning to play guitar those days, the same was during MBA. Now that I can afford to spend 2 hours on a daily basis...thought should buy a guitar. Will be joining a class from today to learn to play guitar. After learning...would like to play...

Hotel California
Romeo & Juliet Theme
Summer of 69
Desperado Title Song
Karz Theme...

Being a layman to guitar...it’s going to be difficult in the initial days of learning. Patience is very much required. Let’s see how the strings sound...

Saturday, 15 October 2005

Safety First...

Many accidents happening in the city and from yesterday I started using seat belts. People in the anticipation of reaching quickly drive so fast they eventually meet with an accident. Eventhough one is following traffic rules or driving slow, there is no guarantee that accidents wont happen, most of the times its because of the people who are rash drivers.

Its like...

Speed Thrills...
Speed Kills.

Readers...do start using seat belts...they can save ur life...

Quake...

Came across a book called "Earthquake" which was published in during 1960. What a information it has about earthquakes...like why does EQ happen...what factors are responsible for such a natural disaster and more... I was looking at the world map in the book which describes the epicenters(the regions likely to have frequent EQs). Such regions were marked in red and the regions in India were northern part of J&K, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The information was so conviencing coz J&K had a EQ recently, Gujarat and Maharashtra(Lathur)... how can one forget these places which claimed thousands of lives during major EQs measuring around 7 on Richter Scale. May god rest thier souls in peace...and give strength to the people to overcome such disasters... There is lots of aid coming to help the people in the recent EQ...but will such an aid/help get back what they had before EQ...

Other major epicenters were Alaska, Indonesia, Japan and some part of Indian Ocean.

Inspite of advancement in Science and Technology we are unable to predict such disasters well in advance so that precautions can be taken.

Friday, 14 October 2005

Cadburys

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I was buying few stufs at a local departmental store...while I was paying the bill... My eyes went on a rack full of Cadbury's Chocolates. Couldnt wait and brought a Dairy Milk... I used to have lots of chocolates when in School, the number started reducing when I entered graduation and it was almost nil during MBA. Dairy Milk is a chocolate with rich taste...smooth..and hmmmmm yummy. And guess what at Cadbury's they are celebrating 100 years of providing great taste.

Thursday, 13 October 2005

Nobel...

With the Nobel Prize list being announcement...I look for the prizes awarded in the field of Economics/Finance...This year award for contribution in the Economics is awarded to Robert J Aumann and Thomas C Schelling. Aumanns contribution towards Game theory bagged him the prize.

I believe Nobel Prize is not a matter of chance, it requires dedication, committment, sinceriety..... It takes decade or more to develop a Prize wining research. I liked the work of Harry Markowitz(for Portfolio Theory) and William Sharpe(for Capital Asset Prizing Model) who were awarded Nobel Prize in 1990, which changed the way investments are made and valued. It was one of the biggest contrbution to the world of Finance and Economics and the concepts are being widely used in todays Financial Markets.

Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Grad Classmates...

Meet two of my classmates from graduation. It was nice to see them in Bangalore. 3 years I had spent with them...that was a wonderful time. Graduation days and days during MBA were the best days of my life. Most of my friends have moved to different cities as required by thier jobs. Its true what they say..."College Life is Golden Life" and impossible to get those days back. It just leaves behind sweet memories and a hope that someday somewhere we will meet.

Sunday, 9 October 2005

Sunday Thoughts...

numbers numbers...quotes...news...which companys shares are hiting the circuit breaker...whats happening with oil, inflation, interest rates, earnings of the company, how are the stock and moneymorket indices moving... Oh man...thats the part of my life for 5 days in the week... thank God markets are closed on Saturdays and Sundays which give me time to spend the way i like to...

A Suday Morning Lines that came to my mind...

gotup with a thought,
to make my sunday bright;
to finish the weekend work fast,
and have a sunday that long lasts...

Friday, 7 October 2005

Stop this...

On the radio I was listening to a song, a difficult song to understand and think of...

The song goes like this...(My thoughts about the song in italics)

Jeeyega Marega...Marega - Marne ke baad kya aatma se pyar karega?
Karega Bharega...Bharega - Kya Bharega?
Suli chadega...chadega - Zindagi ki cidi chad!
Love ke liye saala kuch bhi karega... - Kuch Bhi Bole to, Be rational dude.

Oh man...difficult to take this song...the only thought that came to my mind was... STOP THIS SONG!

Tuesday, 4 October 2005

Just remembered

Opened up my old files, folders and college bag to search for analysis of rising oil prices which I had done few months back. I was sitting on my chair and reading the articles and statical work done by me and felt good. This seems to happen when you come across a work for which you had put in a lots of time and efforts.

Rising oil prices have a massive impact on the economy they put an upward pressure on inflation and move GDP southwards....was one of the line written by me. I was very much interested those days in finding corelation between gold and oil and the impact of rising oil prices on the economy. Its an interesting topic to research on. Whenever the oil prices rally everyone talks about it starting from a small investor to the FED Chairman Greenspan...isnt it?

Monday, 3 October 2005

New Colors...

Its New....

Renovated my blog with new colors and new content at some places..... Looks good.....

Sunday, 2 October 2005

Movies that I saw in the last couple of days...

In the last couple of days I saw...

The Longest Yard: Good Movie
Bewithced: Worth watching Once
Aashiq Banaya Apane: Good Music... especially the songs... Aap ki kashish... and the title song. The remix version of the title song is fast and too good.

Saturday, 1 October 2005

Poetry...

A 4 line poem which came to my mind when I was walking...

the way the things are going,
dont know where am i heading!
with every decisions taken after a thought,
God, give me strengths to make my future bright.

No work = Poetry

Whenever I have less work or no work... I put on the hat of a Poet... its a good thing actaully, and helps in improving thinking ability and vocabulary too. Always get blocked on the third or fourth line of poem.

Bangalored...

Came across a new word... Bangalored - It refers to people who have been laid off from a multinational because their job has been moved to India. More info on this word can be found by clicking here.

Thursday, 29 September 2005

thinKing

I was having dinner in a restuarent, and some lines came to my mind...

True friends are few,
difficult to find new.....

I wasnt able to add few more lines to these. hmmm...thinking...thinking what can be added.

Tuesday, 27 September 2005

A WeeK LoooooonG VacaTioN

At Belgaum...

Such a cool place. Meet my parents and brother. Had delicious home made food and slept nicely. Meet professors from the college where I did my graduation. I always see some improvement everytime I visit the college. Meet my graduation classmates, some after a long time of 2 years. Had snacks at the favourite restuarent and canteen of those times. It was raining here when I visited, I like the climate over here....its cool and you can see greenery everywhere. After spending two days in Belgaum, I went to Miraj.

At Miraj...

This is another city which I would like to visit often. Met my dada, giji,mama, mami and cousins. It was nice time staying there. From Miraj I went to Sangli to meet my grandpa and mama. Then I visited Kolhapur.

At Kolhapur like a Kolhapuri...

You can feel the essense of Maharashtra when you visit this city. Everywhere you find hoarding describing Maharashtra state and its culture. I visited Mahalakshmi temple, one of the famous temples in India. Had the famous Raja Bhov Bhel, hmmmm still feel the taste. Met my Moushi, kaka and cousins. From here I started back to Belgaum.

Journey from Kolhapur to Belgaum...

Amazing journey from Kolhapur to Belgaum. The National Highway which is a part of golden quadrilateral has been developed very well. Such a smooth road, you wont feel that you are travelling in a bus. Listening to the songs from one of my favourite movie Parineeta, the cold climate and the bus journey was too good.

Belgaum...

Came back to Belgaum as my vacation was approcahing its end. Felt like not to be back to Bangalore leaving parents, relatives and friends behind. But had no option other than to return to Bangalore. Started my journey back to Bangalore in my favourite Travels bus with a bunch of good memories and a desire to return back to Belgaum as soon as possible. The tea at the dhaba on the highway and the journey in the night was memorable.

August-September

I was busy during these months like never before. Too much of work and had to prepare for an examination. All at once...uff... when i count the number of hours I worked during these days, its stunning. The total number of hours I was in the office was 360 hours against the required number of 160 hours. Slept too little, having food at irregular intervals and going through the numbers all the time. As the work cooled off and the exam got over I was ready for a week long vacation.

Back Again...

Its been a month since I last blogged. Was busy with the work and then went on an vacation for a week.

Monday, 22 August 2005

Nice Quote

Came across a quote by Adam Smith and thought should share with you all.

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

Busy as never before

Last week was busy as never berfore.... Never thought that I would be spending 16 hours in the office. Need to take a break next month...

Wednesday, 17 August 2005

The Rising...

Saw the movie The Rising - Mangal Pandey. Great movie... fantastic music and great performance...

Wednesday, 10 August 2005

will...

"the will to manage must include the will to organize"

think about it...

Whither the Oil prices

The great force which is driving the economy.... where are the prices headed. Will it cross $70 in the next three months....??? Need to find out.

Tuesday, 9 August 2005

Much Awaited...

The correction expected in the Sensex occured yesterday, moving the Sensex southwards by 147 points. Overvaluation and oil prices were the major factors for the fall of Sensex. Oil prices crossed $62.5 per barrel compelling the stock markets across the world to close in the negative territory.

Sunday, 7 August 2005

Happy Friendship Day...

Wishing all my Pals a Happy Friendship Day...

God bless my pals with success, prosperity, health and happiness.

Have a nice time...

Sunday Morning

Cloudy Sunday morning n Strong Coffee.... hmmmmmmm feels good.

Tuesday, 2 August 2005

Begining

Its an ending of MBA at the college... which has brought with it a new begining...

Thursday, 28 July 2005

Life?!

Life is full of sport and challenges.

Finally...

Finally..... the day arrived. I wrote my last exam of MBA.... Always wanted to be an MBA, struggled a lot to get a seat and struggled a lot in the college to understand Finance.... Such a wonderful feeling this day has brought with it...

Still a long way to go and I feel its just the begining. Want to explore whats next....... >>>

Self

Dont rely on others for help. You have it in you to help yourself. Nothing can stop you from achieving what you want if you can help yourself. Believe in yourself and and the world will believe you.

Another Movie I saw

Saw "The WallStreet" movie.... great movie. The story revolves around how a trader is involved in soaring the price of a stock... He is able to take the price from 10 1/4 to 35 2/8..... creating artificial demand for the stock. He does heavy trading on information that he acquires from within the firm.

The movie shows the passion of the trader and his desire to move the markets. Desrie to move the markets is great, but he does it in a wrong way which is illegal. He realises in the second half of the movie that he is using incorrect ways to trade, but its too late to reverse the effect. He is caught by the law for the sin he committed.

Saturday, 23 July 2005

Valuations

Corporate Valuations.... I love it. Diagnosing the companies and forecasting how the companies will perform in future is interesting and challenging.

Wednesday, 20 July 2005

Movies that I saw...

Recently saw...

Parineeta... Awsome music, story and acting. Liked the movie and trying to learn the songs. Rekha who appears in only one song has performed really well. Last five minutes of the movie I found boring... but when you have enjoyed almost 99% of the movie... 5 minutes of boring part is tolerable. I think one should watch this movie.

War of the Worlds.... As usual Spielberg type movie... with lots of special effects and humans trying to save themselves from another creatures, this time from another planet.

Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya... A comedy and fun filled movie with the lead actor always lying to his girlfried and finally ends up getting married to his secretary.

Parineeta * * * * *
War of the World * * *
Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya * * *

First Paper....

After working for almost 5 months.... it was hard to write Intl Business Paper which was the first paper of last semester.... After answering section A i found it difficult to write the remaining sections... Handwriting seemed to someone elses writing in the fist few pages...

It was good to meet all the classmates after a long break of 5 months.

Missing College

Ya... me missing the college. The day I came back to write my final exams in the college.... I was remembering the days spent discussing the cases, attending classes especially SAPM, Financial Services, Industrial Marketing, Brand Management and ofcourse Business Commn, Intl Business..... It was a good feeling to be back in the college.

:-)

Thursday, 30 June 2005

A New Link

Check out the new caRTOon tab link below the Watch on the right hand side of this page. Enjoy maadi....

Wednesday, 29 June 2005

Me a Forex Trader....

Yup... Got an opportunity to be a Forex Trader in a Forex Game organized during the "Customer Focus Week" that we had in our organization. I was given access to such systems, for which only the big traders and Portfolio Managers have access. It was real fun. Factoring the info which comes to the market and taking a call on the market is not an easy job. Its challenging as well its interesting too.

Traded heavily and made a profit of 1356 pips, by trading in variuos currencies. Actually the profit on the last day had crossed 4000 pips, but because of wrong view I took, I literally was running under a loss of 2000pips. By taking short term positions I was able to come back on the profit side and ended the day with a profit of 1356pips. All in All the game was ful of risk, returns and fun.

:-)

Its been a long time

Its been a long time that I blogged... was busy with the work, couldnt find time even to visit the blogpage. Now thats the busy time is over... feeling relaxed. Exams are the only worry, hope they finish off soon

:-)

Wednesday, 1 June 2005

Deep Throat

I am talking about the Former FBI Director, Mark Felt(also known as Deep Throat) who revealed his identity to the public yesterday. He is 91 years old and has solved numerous cases. A James Bond of his times. He was responsible for the resignation of former US president Nixon, which resulted after the Watergate case was solved. I appreciate his commitment towards his duties and to keep his identity a secrect for almost 70 years from politacal observers and media.

A Beautiful Sight

Having coffee and standing in the gallery of my office. Looking at the Leela Palace, it looks beautiful during dawn... the pink color building, the greenery around it. The sight is amazing. The King whoever lived there must have had a wonderful time.

Rain Rain Raining

Its been raining heavily these days. More than 100 trees have been reported to be fallen. Its good for the economy when it rains. Adequate rains help rise the GDP, but at the same time it shoots up the traffic. I had been to MG road yesterday, the traffic was terrible; traffic jams everywhere. Especially the double road was horrible. The rain water had risen to the 2feet level on the road. Can BCC do something about such roads?

Thursday, 26 May 2005

Dynamic

The world isnt static, its changing through the time. The following pictures describe the same.

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Mountains, Rivers..... would not look same after few years as they look today.

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Phool Khilte Hain...

Phool khilte hain,
baharoon ka saama hota hain,
ise hi mousam mein to pyar jawan hota hain;
Dil ki baaten, hooton se nahi kehte;
yeh afsaana to nighaon se bayaan hota hain........

Got to hear these beautiful lines from the movie Sarfarosh.

Friday, 13 May 2005

Nicely Said

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

- Aristotle

Wednesday, 11 May 2005

Zindagi

Last week was a wonderful week and I feel "Zindagi Milgai Mujhe". Can never forget these days. I am not getting words to describe how beautiful was the last week. Just I can say is it was the time I enjoyed like never before. Felt that the time should come to halt coz I wanted to enjoy every second to its max.

The Place I love most

Had been to Miraj: a place in Maharashtra. Miraj is my birth place and I have spent all my holidays here till 11th standard. Everytime I take the train to come back to Belgaum/Bangalore, I feel I should not go anywhere but stay in this place. There are lot of memories associated with this place. Memories flash in whenever I think of this place. One thing that always comes to my mind is, When I was a kid, my grandfather and my uncle used to take me around the city. Those days are never going to comeback but they have left memories to cherish.

National Integration

Brought a couple marathi songs. They are available in Bangalore... and thats what I call National Integration. Good numbers, especially the one in which the Dada Kondke has acted. Nice composition. It feels good to hear that language when I am away from home.

Teaching Kannada???

Taught Kannada to my cousin who was appearing for Medical Entrance Test. I do remember the lanaguage even though I last wrote it in my 10th standard exam. It was a nice experience. But I am not able to understand the logic why Kannada language test should be taken by students aspiring for MBBS.

Friday, 6 May 2005

Quotes

Worlds famous quotes here

Some People...

Some People never change, they donot stop passing indirect comments. I don't know why they indulge in such things. If they wana say something, why can't say it on the face. May be such people have fear and afraid of.

Thursday, 5 May 2005

How to be Happy....

"Work as if you don't need money,
love as if nobody never ever hurt you,
dance, as if nobody can see you,
sing, as if nobody can hear you,
live, as if the Earth was a heaven."

Beau-ti-ful

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Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Baar Baar Dekho

Was tired at the office, took a break. Got to see 3 beautiful songs on MTv's Baar Baar Dekho. First, was "Musafir Hoon Yaroon" followed by "Maine Tere Liye Hi Saath Rang Ke Sapne Choone from Anand" and lastly "Acha ji Mein Haari Chalo Maan jao na, from a Madhubala's movie". Felt recharged after seeing these songs and back again in action to work.
Madhubala, a beautiful actress with a killing smile; now i feel that Preity Zinta has lost her place of favourite actress of mine.... Its now Madhubala's turn.

Tuesday, 3 May 2005

P&L

In the office, a journey through the Profit and Loss A/c's, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statements and Statement of Shareholders Equity. Converted a hindi muhavara to suit Finance., it goes this way...
Na rahega EBITDA na hoga CFPS!!! (original: Na rahegi Baas na bajegi baasoori!). Coz CFPS is computed using EBITDA.

Saturday, 30 April 2005

Amazing IQ Test Site

Check out this link for IQ Test.

Economics + Statistics ---> Finance

The knowledge of Eccnomics and Statistics is very much needed to learn and apply Finance. I read few articles on Finance which were using concepts from Economics and Stats to explain the Financial implications.

Friday, 29 April 2005

Its Friday!

Friday is the day i love. Its the day from where the party begins; off work and Party maadi.

Bahu

A shayari i heard, it goes like this....

arz kiya hai...
Khatarnak hai woh bahu (daughter in law),
jo ghar ko swargh (heaven) banaye....
Khatarnak hai woh bahu,
jo ghar ko swargh banaye;
kyon ki...... kyon ki......
gharwale swarghwasi khelayenge!
...............................................................................

Up up and away

In the Monetary Policy YV Reddy announced a hike of 25bps in the reverse repo. Of course there are reasons which make us think that a hike was necessary. But there are recent developments which tell us that a hike was not necessary this time. The Credit offtake was growing and the deposits were declining. This is good for a growing economy like India as lower interest rates move the credit offtake northwards, thus fueling economic growth. The recent hike is definetly going to decrease the credit offtake as the credit is no longer going to cheap as it was day before yesterday. The major factor driving the interest rates northwards is the oil price rally and every nation has to learn to live with it.

Reverse Repo is one of the tool which RBI uses to control the inflationary pressures. The infaltion can be kept under control by using Credit Reserve Ratio also. RBI could have reduced the CRR which would have helped in controlling inflation. Its really difficult to find why Reverse Repo was hiked and why not CRR reduced. May be the reason would be revealed in the detailed speech which is about to be published.

Lekar hum

Lekar hum deewana dil...
phirte hain manzil manzil;
kahin to pyare, kisi kinare
milljaoge andhere ujaale.... parapa para.....

Good one

Tuesday, 26 April 2005

nicE One

A couple of days back i heard a joke on Radio City.... What is the opposite of Adnan Sami. And gues wht could be the opposite.... "Adnan did not see me". Nice one ha haa ha..........

Monday, 25 April 2005

1K

Thank you, thank you thank you for all the visitors of my blog. The blog has crossed 1,000 hits today. Keep on clicking and lets make this score cross Ten Thousand.

Thank you.,
Amit Bulbule

Saturday, 23 April 2005

Water cools of....

Its right. Whenever angry try cold water bath, it really works. I lost my temper on a stupid, irritating and @#!#$ person yesterday when I was about to come back from office. I was so much angry on him that I would have kicked that @#!#$, but somehow i let go my anger as I was coming in the companys vehicle. If I was not in the companys vehicle it would have been a different story. Then in anger I entered my room and was thinking about what happened just 15 mins ago. Then I took cold water bath and I felt some what ok and my anger cooled down. Cold Water bath really cools down the anger.

Time

Check out the new clock posted on the blog.

Friday, 22 April 2005

Amazing site

Here is the link to site in finance which has lots and lots and lots of info. Includes glossary, articles, software and simulted portfolio management. Find out for your self. Click here to Visit the Site

Kyo Chalti hai pavan....

Listining to "Kyo Chalti hai pavan..." song from the movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai: first movie of Hritik, one of my favourite songs. Songs sound good at the work place.... seems to be a motivating factor.

"Meri Pyari Bindu..." from Padosan was also good one!

Monday, 18 April 2005

Life is a journey and a best Teacher

It is been rightly said that Life is a Journey. In this journey you meet new people and you have to depart from the existing ones. It is not possible for any one to remain with thier classmates for life long and every one has to learn to live without them after certain time, else the life will teach them to stay apart; Life is a best teacher, Isnt it?

Too Much

Bangalore's traffic is becoming worst day by day. Yesterday it took me 40 minutes to reach Forum, inspite of the oneways which were made to reduce traffic congestion. Its becoming difficult to ride two wheelers in such a traffic.

writing a case?

All these days at MBA i used to solve case study. Now its my turn to write a casestudy. Me writing a case study to overcome the issue raised by the Target Price and its dependency on EPS Estimates, P/E and P/B at my workplace.

Saturday, 16 April 2005

Uploaded My Photo in About Me

Photo taken at Hoggnekal Falls...

For all investors out there

The markets have crashed... Its the best time to buy the stocks as the prices have fallen. The prices will again go up and the markets will be on rally again, before the rally begins buying stocks at the current levels will be profitable.

...........................Ya, this sounds like an Analyst Speaking right!

Ella ok assignments yake!

When you are on the job its really really really difficult to complete the college assignments especially when you dont have any book of those subjects. I am faced with the same situation where I need to submit my college assignments and I dont have any notes/books of the same. Hope i get some info about those subjects on the internet. The only thing that can help me finish my assignments is google.com

Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Classmates Where?

Its a long time i met my classmates. Hope we meet soon

91

Its the 91FM! This evening I was listening to 91FM. Couple of songs that were played were tooo gooooood. One of the song goes this way....

Aae Gulbadan, Aae Gulbadan,
Phoolon ki mahek Katon ki chuban,
Tujhe dekh ke kahata hai mera man,
Kahin aaj kisise mohabat na ho jaya.....

In evenings like this such a song sounds really good.

Saturday, 9 April 2005

The Days are Back!

The days of going out with friends are back. My work timings are going to change from the following monday, its going to be morning 6 to Afternoon 3. Nice One

Thursday, 7 April 2005

Cham Cham Karta Saawan

Traffic mein fassa baarish mein ataka..... When it rains the traffic gets worst here. On the double road the level of water had reached 2 feet. When u drive in the rain, the rain drops hit like... "Cham Cham karta saawan boondon ke baan chalaye, satarangi barasaton mein tan man bhigajaye"

Sunday, 3 April 2005

Water Water Water!!! el nodi Water!?

Had been to picnic with my classmates to a place called Hogankal. The place has got a waterfalls. Had a nice experience and good fun. We all enjoyed in the water for almost 2 and half hours. Boating was fun, expecially the spining of the boat. Everyone enjoyed being under the waterfall. This is what i say... "Beat the Heat".
More on this picnic comming soon... keep clicking...

Saturday, 2 April 2005

Kooooool Bangalore :-)

Thank God. It is raining in Bangalore today. Now-a-days B'lore was getting very hot. Now the Bangalore is cool, with nice breeze. Me in the office and want to go for walk in this nice climate.
Me going for a 15 minutes walk on the Airport Road. Maaja Maadi :-)

Friday, 1 April 2005

Movi-es

Today bought personal copies of 2 movies- Sangam & RHTDM. "Sangam" was a movie in which RajKapoor and Vijayantimala have given a fantastic acting performance. Nice movie!!!!. Another movie named RHTDM-"Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein" in which Madhavan and Diya Mirza have acted. Both the movies have good music and its coooool to watch them.
Sangam:
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RHDTM:
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Monday, 28 March 2005

A New Photo of PZzzzzzzzzz

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Beat the Heat...

Some tips to Beat the Heat.
1. Cold Water Bath
2. Coconut Water
3. Fruit Juice

Bangalore...

Its just the starting summer and Bangalore is getting very hot now a days. Day by day the temperature is increasing... hope it rains and cools down Bangalore

Friday, 25 March 2005

3 Days of holiday

3 days of holidays. Oh such a nice time after a hectic week at the office.

Holi-Day

We had a nice Holi celebration at the office yesterday. Everyone was there in traditional dresses. My collegues from UK were in Saree. They look preety good in a saree. The company had organised for the celebration on the teras where everyone played holi and guess what.... Spicy Chat was also been served. It was a nice Holi-Day.

The Oil Factor

Bought a new book "The Oil Factor". The first thing I bought from my first salary. The book is written on the concept of the Oil Shock and the consequences that the world will have to face. Liked the book and it covers everything related to the oil. Especially the impact of the rally in oil prices on the Forex. A recommended book for the people in Finance and especially those dealing with Fianancial Markets.

Monday, 21 March 2005

tAtA... ByE... ByE

It was a wonderful farewell party organized by our juniors. Every one enjoyed it, especially the MadAd Show presented by my classmates and the CCIMies award initiated by the juniors. After a long week of hectic work the saturday night party was great. And at this point of time every one realised that it was time to say Bye to the College and the days of fun we had together. We remembered the most exciting classes and also the most boring classes we had. We will not be asked to pay fine or write summaries here after. Thank God. But for the good times that we had in the campus... every one will remember.

Monday, 14 March 2005

Pardesi Pardesi...

Pardesi Pardesi Jana nahi... jana nahi
Dont get shocked. This is the song which is been played on RadioCity 91FM. This movie was good and I remember it was released when I finished my Tenth Standard. Aamir had acted well. The story of this movie is similar to one of the old movie in which Sashikapoor had acted.

After a long time

Its been a long time I blogged. Had been to my hometown.

Monday, 28 February 2005

Budget 2005

I was hoping that the Corp tax will be reduced this time. The reduction in the corporate tax from 35% to 30% in Mr. PC's Budget 2005 on the one hand will allow companies to pay more dividends, invest in new projects, expansions, etc while on the other hand it is going to reduce the income for the govenment. I think the loss incurred by the government will be offset by more investments which will result in more production, more employment and more spending.
Once again the govt has reduced the customs duty on Oil, in one way its good for the oil importing companies in this oil rally season but at the same time it is again going to reduce the earnings for the govt. Sometimes it is difficult to guess whats there in the mind of all these big and intelligent guys like Mr. PC and Mr. Singh.

ClassRoom Training



Started with the class room training at the company. Its interesting and a good opportunity to know the company and its values, objectives in detail. What the company expects from the employees and what the company offers to the employees is well explained in the training. The class room training is going to be there for 5 days and the real work is going to start. Hope that day comes soon.

Thursday, 24 February 2005

Missing College

I am missing the college. Its just been a week that I joined the company. The discussions over the case studies, the current affairs; friends.... Me really missing the college.

Sunday, 20 February 2005

Going to Home

It is after 8 months that I am going home today. I have planned to have some good time with my graduation classmates. It is nice experience to go to the native place after getting the first job. Its a different experience!

Friday, 18 February 2005

Wednesday, 16 February 2005

Going to Reuters


The job which I like....
The company which I respect.....
The company which operates in 92 countries....
The company which enables 96% of the financial transactions in the world happen....
This is the company where I am going to work....
I am going to be part of Reuters from tomorow....


This is going to be my first job, and I am going to put in my best efforts to reach higher positions in the company.

I thank Almighty, my parents, the staff at the college, all my classmates and friends who have supported me during my MBA and who have always helped me learn more than what was expected. Thanks to all...

BLACK

Exams over... No work to do... was getting bored... So Saw the movie BLACK... Story and the way the movie is picturised is really good. Rani and Amitab have exhibited thier talent once again. The story revolves around how a blind and deaf girl(Rani) tries to be independent in this world with the help of Amitab. The movie describes the difficulties of people who are physically handicaped. Everyone should watch this movie.

Rating: ****

Monday, 14 February 2005

Finally

Finally the exams got over. The end of 23 hectic days. 6 days of solid vacations.

Friday, 11 February 2005

The Difficult of all Exams

The most difficult subject that I have come across is Taxation and the exam of the same is scheduled on 12 Feb 2005. I am studying this subject for the first time, hope it goes on fine.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005

Prayer of a typical Investor

Statutory Warning: The Investor in this prayer is fictional and the views expressed in this message does not resemble any person living or dead.



The following message describes how a typical investor prays every morning when he wakes up and in the night before he goes to sleep. The details of the investor are as follows...


Name : Mr. Market Bull

Occupation : Investing in Financial Markets

Age : Not Disclosed

Address: S&P 500, "Stock Villa", Wall Street, Money Planet, United States of Investors

Portfolio : Invested in all the financial instruments(Real and Intangible) available under the Sun.



This is how he prays...



Let the GDP of the nation grow,

Let the Spending habits of the citizens increase,

Allow more FDI in Telecom, Power, Healthcare, Retailing,etc,

Keep the Oil Prices under control, Increase the Gross Refining Margins,

Let the inflation and interest rates do not have an impact my investments,

Oh God! I dont ask more from you.


Let the Sectors where I have invested grow,

Deregulate those sectors,

Let the competition be with respect to paying dividends,

Let the industries remain in the Growth stage,

Give me access to the information much earlier than other investors,

Oh God! I dont ask more from you.


Let the Corporations financial health become strong and Beta Value decrease,

Introduce better Corporate Governance in the corporations for transparent reporting,

Decrease the Corporate Income Tax rate, Abolish Transaction and Capital Gains Tax,

Compell the Corporations to give dividends every quarter,

Make the Corporations understand the concept of Sharehodlers Wealth Maximisation,

Oh God! I dont ask more from you.

-Author: Amit Bulbule


And finally he remembers he favourite God and thinks of new investing alternatives, uses variuos softwares, reads every annual report that comes in his hands and visits all the market related sites like Bloomberg, Reuterss, Intreasury, Debtonnet, BSE, NSE, NYSE, NYMEX, FTSE, etc.

Tuesday, 8 February 2005

Its not because of Outsourcing

I came across a report which said that- Outsourcing to Indian has not affected the US Economy. The US economy is affected by the job loss in the manufacturing sector. About 800,000 jobs were lost during 2000-2003 in which only 100,000 jobs were lost because of outsoucring while the rest were lost in the manufacturing sector. Around 700,000 job loss in manufacturing sector were the result of the strong dollar the report said.


Its interesting. When the dollar becomes strong, US Exports become costlier resulting in the decline of demand. Hence, the manufacturing companies had to lay off the people to keep the costs under control.


Its amazing to see that an appreciation in US Dollar by about 7% could lead to such a huge number of jobs to be lost.

Sunday, 6 February 2005

Its the Exam Time

Its the Exam time... bole to raat bhar pado, din bhar pado.... matlab sirf pado jab tak exam khatam na ho.

4 Papers got over till today and 3 more to go. Hope the rest of the papers will be easy.

Found new snaps of Preity Zinta






Thursday, 3 February 2005

Exams.... Placements....

Exams and Placements are going paralley increasing the stress and no time to spare. hope the two finish soon.

Monday, 31 January 2005

Hosted a website

Yesterday I hosted a website for the company where I had done my summer project. The company already had its details on the net in the Companys Group Site. I had suggested them that they should have a seperate site as international and local investors, government authorities and other stakeholders are interested in what the company does and not with what the group does. The site was designed by me and was approved by the GMs of the company and finally it was hosted yesterday.

Check out my friends blogs

Creative guys of my class...

Rajiv Mathew (Jive Inc) http://rajivmathew.blogspot.com

Apoorv Gawde http://apoorvgawde.blogspot.com


The link for the same appears at the sidebars under Pals section anytime.

Enjoy maadi....

Sunday, 30 January 2005

Wo bhi MBA

these days I met few of old friends. I was surprised to hear that most of them are doing MBA. whenever I hear that a friend of mine is doing MBA one thought that comes to my mind is "Woh Bhi MBA kar raha hai". Its good that people are regonizing the importance of Post graduation. Well hope to see old buddies somewhere in the corporate world.