"Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours" Removing half a billion people from poverty and into the productive workforce will profoundly affect on the world economy. India and China are doing just that with insane growth rates and lots of what used to be American jobs: China is the factory floor and India the back-office, software shop. China is top-down party driven. India is a messy, vibrant democracy
Friday, August 28, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
This is the same question in everybody in Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere. What went wrong? Why Chiranjeevi gave such a flop show so far in politics? Family interference, lack of clarity, lack of organization … ???
That reminds of me of wonderful comments Jaya Sudha made comparing NTR and Chiranjeevi :
It was so eloquently said. ‘surrounded by family’ definitely must have some responsibility over the high handling of affairs. But that must be left to the grace of the party and Chiru himself to realize that. She demonstrated her respect and compliments for both NTR and Chiranjeevi and added so much clarity to key differences between them.
There is no way Chiranjeevi can become anything like NTR. And it is a mistake to expect anything of that sort. I only hope, Chiranjeevi make a history for himself in his own style. Last one year had been terrible, but I don’t think it is fair to write off so soon.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The reel life ‘Mega’ star Chiranjeevi’s real life appears to be coming to a tragic end, in Politics. Eenadu (the news paper outlet, unmistakably the opposition party TDP’s torch bearer) reported that 7 PRP MLAs and few other leaders met with party secretary Allu Aravind and proposed to dissolve and combine PRP with ruling congress party. Other news indicate about 12 MLAs ready to take a plunge while rest of the them waiting for Chiranjeevi to accompany.
Its not a big surprise to me. While Eenadu has been totally biased in interpreting events to favor TDP, it never reported lies. So I would take it as real, irrespective of whatever political spin Congress and PRP may put on to it.
Today’s news reminded me of an email sent by a Chiranjeevi’s ardent fan after Chiranjeevi announced his entry into politics.
"I love Chiru more than my brother and I offered prayers today that Chiru annaya would see how bad politicians are and fail in Politics to come back to very movies that made him our beloved Hero. People around him are hungry for power, money and fame, the very things that Chiru annayya always hated so much. I don’t want to loose a great Hero. He resisted Politics for so long, and finally these guys got into his mind in the name of Public service.”
Read full email published on 23rd August 2008 >>Why I pray with Love, For Chiru To Fail in Politics
Here is a snapshot of Eenadu news paper that published this news on the front page. You can read online at http://www.eenadu.net.
Almost all key Party leaders (opportunists??) have deserted the party a while ago. A few days back, another leader(??) Devendar Goud (that left TDP, started Nava Telangana Praja Party and then joined Praja rajyam party) took a full turn and went back to Telugu Desam party.
Party Official Website Has Gone Offline Long Back
Praja Rajyam party’s official web site is long gone. The URL wasn’t reachable for a long time.
Had it been a movie ..
If these elected MLA too leave the party, then the party is all but over. It it had been a movie, the climax would have been different. But, however close they seem to be, reel life is entirely different from real life.
And it seems, prayers of that ardent fan have been heard. So, will Chiru go back and relive the rest of the life in fantasy reel world or take the challenge and show what it takes to become a hero in real life and fight a come back.
Well, I don’t bet my money on a political comeback.
And movies, who cares any more!
Monday, August 17, 2009
For some time, some of my friends have been getting together for lunch every day. And we discuss a wide variety of topics everyday. Some make us all laugh at ourselves. Some just on current affairs. Some are really heated discussions. And there are some that leave the rest of the day thinking. Would like to share a few thoughts on the blog, as topics are getting more and more engaging as days pass by.
Today’s topic of the day started with whether use of ‘Goto’ is good or bad in C/C++ programming and kind of ended with whether knowing lower level internals of the programming language make you any better programmer.
While some of us believe use of ‘GoTo’ is outright bad in terms of structure and maintainability, some believe that it has its rightful place in programming and it can be used without hampering the structure, for good.
And there is another notion, that C/C++ programmers are better than Java Programmers, as Java provide safer and much better abstraction and let programmers escape without knowing any internals of how the program works, unlike most early c/c++ programmers do.
In a way, more sophisticated a tool becomes, more will be the focus on the business (end goal) instead of bogged down by the act of programming itself. In that way, Java may be better for business than c/c++. Well, not everybody agree on that.
Friday, August 14, 2009
He zeroes in on one of the students and christens him Nelson. "I’ll bet Nelson has a cell phone," Romer remarks. He then asks the audience why Nelson would have a cutting edge technology like a cell phone but no access to electricity. His answer -- rules. Romer explains that in this country the electric company has to provide electricity at a subsidized price, and so cannot make profit. They have no incentive or ability to reach more customers. The president has tried to change pricing but protests broke out from businesses and the public.
Quite a unique perspective. India is another example. Most people have cell phones, but no electricity. For instance, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, on an average you only get electricity for about 10 hours a day.
in this country the electric company has to provide electricity at a subsidized price, and so cannot make profit. They have no incentive or ability to reach more customers
The above quote pretty much says the story. Need no explanation what so ever.
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