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Billions of Entrepreneurs : India and China

  "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

Vonage Offers Unlimited Calls to India

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IBNLive : Why Chiranjeevi is a Flop Show in Politics?

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.

Andhra Political Debate : A must watch Debate

If you have any expectations on Politics in Andhra Pradesh, you must watch this wonderful and totally civil debate :-)))

Praja Rajyam : The Silent Death Of The Party Is Real??

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. “Why I pray with Love, For Chiru To Fail in Politics ” 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 politicia

Lunch Bites : Go To, C and C++

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 programme

No Electricity, But got Cell Phones : India Need New Rules?

  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

Typhoon Morakot : A six story building gives in