Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dewe Gowda Caught Sleeping once again

Moving swiftly for the kill and catching a complacent Congress & Dewe Gowda napping both in Bangalore and New Delhi, a majority faction of the Janata Dal (Secular), led by party president and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s son, H D Kumaraswamy, broke away to sew up a coalition with the Opposition BJP and stake claim to replace the 20-month-old Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Indians in demand for regional roles- The Economic Times

The Indian MNC executives are the new regional ‘rajahs’. Move over Japanese and Koreans, senior Indian executives are increasingly staking their claim in bigger regional roles at the CXO level, a space that was till now a reserved sanctuary for executives from the far east or

Indians are now being perceived as better leaders. Its s a growing popular perception that they can handle complexities of business and issues like multi ethnicity

In the last ten years, the pool of managers who can handle complexity, adversity and also regulatory aspects has grown exponentially.

It is true that for last few years increasing number of Indians are taking up Regional Role especially in Asia Pacific Region and as India Starts to open up this is expected to continue

I also have a regional role and it was not easy reaching here. During this process, I had to fight some very entrenched Interests . For long time, the AP Role was domain of Expats and Chinese. There is reason for it. Initially, multinationalationals posted their experienced managers from USA/Europe to manage the business in AP. In last few decades, as the business in Asia (mostly in China and South East Asia) grew, the need for local managers also grew. First choice was obiviously People from Chinese Race as Chinese had sizable population and were better placed in all these countries.

During all these times, Indians were restriTechnicalTechical Role. However, for past few years, these Tech. Guru's rose in ranks and started to take up management position. They were able to prove their mettle.

In my opinion, It is difficult to Judge who would be a better manager. Chinese by culture are not Extroverts. They tend to be more methodical and process driven, so they would be good in running an existing business. In an army they would make an excellent soldier. But they would find it difficult where data is not available to support decision making process. Indians by nature are more "Thinking". Indian Managers have better leadership qualities and they are unconventional. They would make better candidate to develop and grow a business.

If I were to own a company I would put an Indian responsible to Develop the business and Put an Chinese as operations manager

Monday, January 16, 2006

Lessons in Logic

1. I was born intelligent - Education ruined me.

2. "Hard work never killed anybody" But why take the risk

3. If it's true that we are here to help others, Then what exactly are the others here for?

4. Since light travels faster than sound, People appear bright until you hear them speak.

5. How come "abbreviated" is such a long word?

6. Money is not everything, There's PayPal, Mastercard & Visa.

7. Behind every successful man, there is a woman And behind every unsuccessful man, there are Many.

8. Success is a relative term - It brings so many relatives.

9. Never put off the work till tomorrow - What you can put off today.

10. "Your future depends on your dreams" So go to sleep

11. There should be a better way to start a day, Than waking up every morning

12. Practice makes perfect - But nobody's perfect...... So why practice?

13. "Work fascinates me" - I can look at it for hours

14. The more you learn, the more you know, The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So... why learn.

15. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.... What more can I say.............!! my favourite

Rabri, Laloo and 200 Cows gets 2 days - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

House: Rabri gets 2 days - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

The couple, however, said Saturday that they will shift to the allotted residence after consulting astrologer. Sources close to Rabri Devi said that a substantial part of her belongings had already been shifted to her new residence. Also, their 200 cows too were shifted to a big cattle-shed constructed in Danapur.

Atlast our beloved Rabri Devi and Laloo Prasad have finally decided to move out of CM's residence. It seems that they were unwilling to vacate house as as the period is considered inauspicious.

Now Mrs. and Mr. Laoo with their Herd of 200 Cows would be moving to new residence. Yep you heard it right, they had 200 cows in their official residence of CM of Bihar.