APJ Abdul Kalam got it wrong, for once. Here’s why.

APJ Abdul Kalam got it wrong, for onceI came across one of the famous quotes of Dr. Abdul Kalam a few weeks back. It read:"Love your job,but don't love your company;because you may not knowwhen your company stops loving you."This is a dangerous quote. I don't agree with it. And I'll tell you why you shouldn't either.I have not yet verified it myself whether this really came from Dr. Kalam or not. People share this...

6 reasons why your outsourced project went wrong

Many of us who've worked with offshore outsourcing companies and/or freelancers often end up thinking that we have perhaps selected the wrong guy for the project. While in more than half of the times you'd be right, many a times you are wrong. Nobody likes to take the blame on his/her own shoulders. Your outsourcing partner company will blame it back to you and you will blame it to them and it will never come...

Origin of Gods

Who is god? Where is god? Is there a god anyway? Some people say that if you believe in ghost, you got to believe in god or vice-versa. Because if there is some negative power, there has to be a positive power; and there is no meaning of a positive power if there is nothing negative in this world. 'The balance of power' law. Well, but this is not why I am writing this article....

Why are all MF Husain nude paintings related to Hinduism only?

Maqbool Fida Husain, 'so-called' greatest living artist of Indian origin (Indian origin because he is a citizen of Qatar now, no more Indian!) has been in limelight ever since he depicted Hindu gods and goddesses in 'compromising' positions and even having animal sex. Some Hindu outfits and individuals demonstrated against this and even filed lawsuits in courts! There are dozens of cases filed against M F Husain and that is the reason he has given...

Twitter Marketing Fiasco at NDTV Indian of the Year 2010

If any of you did recently watch the NDTV Indian Of the Year 2010 Awards on NDTV LifeStyle, I bet you must have got surprised how and why everybody over there were repeatedly talking about Twitter and how Twitter has changed their lives for the good! Bollywood Biggies like Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, politicians like MP Shashi Tharoor (the man is already too much into Twitter!) and the NDTV anchors were all praise for Twitter....

Misconceptions about mumbai and bombay

Political parties have always cached in on the Marathi Manoos agenda and Mumbai of the Marathis 'wrongly' conceptualized philosophy. In 1995 when Bal Thakeray lead 4 decade old Shiv Sena came into power in the state, the first thing the party did was to rename Bombay as Mumbai and the controversy has never stopped since then. Now, his nephew Raj Thakeray's MNS party is harking back to the '60s trying to outdo the Shiv Sena....

The real mindset of NRIs

Recent racial attacks on Indian students in Australia has some good news. I heard in TV channels and read in newspapers that many students are withdrawing their plans to continue their study in Melbourne, Sydney or other cities of Australia; but the bad news is that instead they are opting for a UK or US university now. Why is this a bad news? Simply because according to them, India still has nothing good to offer!...

The Indian Confusion Over The Oscars

It looks sometimes very interesting and surprising to me as to how much we get undue influence by the western media and western publicity and almost whatever they do. Nobody knew Danny Boyle in India even after the release of Slumdog Millionaire worldwide (now I'm not saying he wasn't known among the industry experts, they know every new kid of the block as it's their business). But, as soon as the news of Slumdog Millionaire...

Why is my website not driving enough traffic as expected?

One of my client to whom we provide web development services recently showed me concerns about his website not driving enough traffic as per their team's expectations a few months back. I asked him what were their expectations when they launched or even planned the venture and the answer did not surprise me. Many new website owners make a fundamental mistake thinking that as soon as you have a website that new customers and visitors...

Tata’s Nano – Bengal’s lose is Gujarat’s gain

The exit of the small wonder car 'Nano' from Singur, West Bengal, according to many, will give Bengal a 'troubled state' image. Since the announcement of Tata's Nano project in Singur, the local mafia farmers backed up with the likes of Mamata and her Trinamul Congress Party started opposing this revolutionary project; claiming that the Tatas along with the Government of West Bengal have taken away local farmers' land without their complete will and at...