Archive for January, 2009

Fresh Engineering Degree Graduates – Most Will Be Condemned To A Life of Misery!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Engineering Degree Holders Everywhere, But Very Few Are Capable And Employable! Imagine being marooned on a boat at sea without fresh water, there is ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’. Similarly, the mushrooming of ‘education industry’ is turning out lot of degree holders but very few are employable. Colleges offering professional... »

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Only thing Big about Big B is his ego and constant craving for attention!

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Ego helps some champions to achieve more, to set higher standards – they do not settle for anything less than excellence.  However, in case of Big B – it is a constant craving for privileges, entitlements and attention.  And a nasty habit of belittling others achievements. Big B declined Bill Clinton’s invitation to join... »

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Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani

Friday, January 16th, 2009

By: B. K. Vijay Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani! Looking for some but confused! You are not alone.  Many restaurants both in Hyderabad and outside (within India and abroad) claim to serve authentic Hyderabadi Biryani.  However, just naming the dish or claiming it to be the original recipe does not make it authentic. You can determine... »

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Sankranthi, Fighter Kites & Hyderabad

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Sankranthi is probably the most important festival in Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema. Though not a big festival for people around Telangana where Dassera is the most important festival. While for people from the North Indian business communities Diwali is the most important festival. However, Sankranthi for old time Hyderabadi’s is fun time. However, people... »

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Hyderabad – Little Known History

Sunday, January 11th, 2009
Hyderabad – Little Known History

Today, Hyderabad is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) State and its capital city. The prior statement does not clearly show the difference in development between Hyderabad and other cities in AP like Vishakapatnam, Vijaywada, Guntur, Kurnool, Tirupathi, Warangal and Karimnagar. On many parameters Hyderabad is way ahead of other cities from A.P.... »

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Realty is a fragmented market. Local factors are the biggest influence.

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In a previous post, I had mentioned that “big name” realty companies are fringe players. Realty is a fragmented market.That means there are several thousands of companies that serve the demand in the industry.No player has a market share that is considered significant as compared to the overall size of the market.This is how... »

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Choosing a Company Accountant

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

As outlined beautifully in the book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, a good businessman needs good advisors. One of them will be a good, professionally certified accountant. When someone is starting a business, you will most likely not need a full time accountant. Also not sure if a good accountant, well versed in the skills... »

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Roti, Kapda, Makaan and Mobile Phone!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

They are called cell phones in the US and mobiles in India.  India is the largest growth market for mobile phones adding about 60 lakh  mobile phones every month. There are around 26 crore landline and mobile phones.   India expects to reach 50 crore subscribers by the end of 2010. Your maid servant... »

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