Tuesday, April 25, 2006


The issue of reservation in the private sector has raised the ire of the knowledge economy, but Nasscom president Kiran Karnik on Wednesday said something genuine needed to be done for the disadvantage sections of the society.

Karnik said that the IT industry and the government have been holding an informal dialogue to see what best could be done for these people. “We feel that the government and the industry have a responsibility in doing this. The best way of doing this is to give right education and training.”

He said the IT industry has been doing its bit in the social sector by starting educational institutions or participating in tsunami relief work among others.

However, Karnik was critical of the impact of the reservation system on the country. “It is not just giving them scholarships and education as the large part of the disadvantage comes from the environment that they have grown up in. So they need a lot of training in developing soft skills.”

Karnik said that a lot of things have to be delivered through the government mechanism and there is a need for the government and industry to get together on this.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Interesting comment on Reservation Quota in Private Sectors

Donno who is the commenter...just read.

I think we should have job reservations in all the fields. I completely support the PM and all the politicians for promoting this. Let's start the reservation with our cricket team. We should have 30 percent for OBC, SC/ST like that. Cricket rules should be modified accordingly. The boundary circle should be reduced for an SC/ST player. The four hit by an OBC player should be considered as a six and a six hit by a OBC player should be counted as 8 runs. An OBC player scoring 60 runs should be declared as a century. We should influence ICC and make rules so that the pace bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar should not bowl fast balls to our OBC player. Bowlers should bowl maximum speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an OBC player. Any delivery above this speed should be made illegal.

Also we should have reservation in Olympics. In the 100 meters race, an OBC player should be given a gold medal if he runs 80 meters.

There can be reservation in Government jobs also. Let's recruit SC/ST and OBC pilots for aircrafts which are carrying the ministers and politicians (that can really help the country.. )
Ensure that only SC/ST and OBC doctors do the operations for the ministers and other politicians. (Another way of saving the country..)
Let's be creative and think of ways and means to guide INDIA forward...

Let's show the world that INDIA is a GREAT country. Let's be proud of
being an INDIAN..
Paa ji chaa gai tussiii...

Friday, April 21, 2006


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has set up an exclusive national weather portal that aims not just to inform, but also issue alerts and tutor the uninitiated on weather and related topics.
The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Kapil Sibal, launched the portal,, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The technical content loaded on the portal will be based on forecasts given by India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), two major operational agencies under the DST.
Climatological information and research products of the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, Pune, will also be made use of, says Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Director, NCMRWF. The portal has been designed and hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in a public-private partnership venture.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006


Mergers and acquisitions are a normal feature of a vibrant economy. Firms seek to grow by acquiring others with objectives such as improving efficiency and achieving economies of scale. Sometimes an enterprise facing closure (‘failing firm’) could avoid that fate by merging with a more efficient firm.
Recent well known mergers include, Exxon-Mobil (oil), Bell Altantic-NYNEX (telecom), Daimler-Chrysler (automobiles), Proctor & Gamble-Gillette, Boots Healthcare-Reckitt Benckiser, and Adidas-Reebok. As the Indian economy is becoming freer and more dynamic, the M&A scene in India, too, is hotting up.
Recent months have seen a spate of M&As, small and big, such as Birla-Larsen & Toubro (cement), United Breweries-Shaw Wallace (liquor), and, most recently, Jet-Sahara (aviation).
Some acquisitions have resulted from the government’s privatisation process, such as the acquisition of VSNL by Tatas, IPCL by Reliance, and CMC by Tata Consultancy Service. In banking, Global Trust Bank merged with Oriental Bank of Commerce, and Bank of Punjab with Centurion.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Digital Being !

What does all the talk about digital convergence mean to the consumer?

We all know that in a matter of years, if not months, there will be a myriad ways of accessing (and delivering) voice, video and data. However, will this change what we watch, listen or read especially in terms of media and entertainment? The answer is yes!

We are already seeing a change. The more affluent societies are spending more time and money on the Internet. What started off as a maverick and largely illegal activity, file sharing or peer-to-peer computing has given birth to one of the fastest growing segments of digital world – music downloads.

It is almost certain that, in a few years, conventional linear TV will give way to on-demand service. There may be different platforms like digital cable, DTH, IPTV, mobile TV and Digital Terrestrial TV – each offering a differentiated version of customisation.

Personal /Network video recorders like TiVo and place shifters like Slingbox will become standard. In 10 years, analogue TV would disappear and almost all broadcast will be in High-defintion mode.

There will be much more interactivity as broadband penetration increases. Going forward there will be multiple variants of programming. Like mobisodes, one will also see fresh programming created for different screen sizes and viewing.

Blogging,Vlogging (video blogging) and personal multimedia services are some of the areas which will redefine media and entertainment in the next decade.

The challenge is to be able to harness the rich tradition of existing media with technology and engage audiences of the new age. The next round of applause will be virtual!

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