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India's firms build global empires

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Fortune's special story on how Indian firms are expanding worldwide.  Wonderful strides and inspiring stories are redefining the new entrepreneurial India.India's firms build global empires - October 29, 2007

Living Off Screen - Chiranjeevi's Family Drama

I never liked any movie stars that became so popular based on their caste and family background rather than their real talent. But I could not resist sharing this off-screen drama in the life of a hypocritical on-screen hero.Chiranjeevi is arguably one of the most popular actors, if not the best, in Andhra Pradesh. For a while, he has been trying desperately to enter politics using movies as a base following the footsteps of NTR, (the movie star who challenged the unbeatable Congress and became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh). But something the actor himself never might have imagined. His screen life drama one day may become his real life story  with a little twist. He would be playing the opposite role. It was a sensational and unbelievable turn around when he canceled his first daughter's marriage after her engagement to the then upcoming star UdayKiran. Unlike in movies where Chiranjeevi fights against villainous parents of Bride, he and his family seems to have played th…

Drupal TechTalk at Google

Drupal TechTalk at Google, if you are interested in learning more about Drupal.

Remarkable Lectures : Randy Pausch

Source: A Beloved Professor Delivers The Lecture of a Lifetime  (WSJ)Interesting aspects to learn from the speech. Brick walls are there for a reason; to see how bad you want something to be done. How bad you want to succeed no matter what is thrown at you. So in turn, brick walls are there to filter out.  Link to Full Video of Randy Pausch's lecture.(WMV file) or watch at Google Videos.

IT Out Sourcing 2.0, for the Flat World

IT Outsourcing, a couple of years back, literally meant  shifting Product Development, Software Implementation and most of  back office management to India (from US and major European countries). But when Nandan Nilekani of Infosys said 'The World is Flat', he did not mean moving work to Bangalore alone or India in general.  In fact he was hinting about  the future of Outsourcing, the out sourcing 2.0."Any thing can be outsourced to anywhere in the world." (Following  the same tenets of outsourcing : price, time and knowledge)Facing serious problems of attrition and salary increases and increasing competition all over, Indian IT companies are fast expanding to rest of the cheaper and better world: Mexico, China and a few other third world countries. Time is fast approaching for Indian IT engineers to start discussing about  loosing their jobs to their cheaper counterparts in the rest of the world.  While expansion to Mexico, China and few other third world countries …

Happy Fall, Pumpkin!

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A friend of mine sent me this image and the message below,  wishing a Happy fall and to pass on a pumpkin. Being a good person is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all of the yucky stuff -- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a bright new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.