Archive for November, 2006

Seoul First Impressions

Published on Nov 27, 2006 in Seoul

Its been a couple of days since I have arrived here. Some of the first impressions about the city. The trees here are amazing. They change colours every season. Now most of them are yellow and leaves are falling. The kind of leaves you would have seen in Mohabbatein and wondered where on the earth […]

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In Seoul now…

Published on Nov 25, 2006 in Seoul

I am in Seoul, South Korea for some office work and would be here till the end of the year. I have started from Chennai today morning (00:15) and reached here more or less just now. My first impression of Seoul: This city is way too advanced. No wonder it is world’s technology/electronics leader. Chalo, […]

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Supply Creates Demand

Published on Nov 23, 2006 in Random

The things I love about Chennai are many, filter coffee, trees, relaxed pace of life, amazing food, culture to name a few. But one of the important reasons is Landmark Bookstores. During my second week in Chennai, Ashwin, one of my b-school classmates introduced me to Landmark. We went to the store located in the […]

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Innocent Websites, pissed off clocks and such like …

Published on Nov 20, 2006 in Random

Monday mornings are not just difficult, but often they are funny too. So to begin with now there is a website for innocent. Even before you head there scratching your head, let me warn you: its the website of Malayalam actor Innocent. Now Some enterprising soul in Anand, Gujarat has made a clock that can […]

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PHD’s regular blah # 2

Published on Nov 17, 2006 in Random

I got engaged to my college sweetheart, my love of life, Jo last saturday, it was one of the most beautiful and simplest functions that I have been to. I am so happy. Marraige is on Jan 21 in Vizag. Will post a detailed marriage invite later. Its still raining in chennai, and like mad […]

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Sweet Nothings

Published on Nov 14, 2006 in advertising, business

Today is World Diabetes Day and I saw this wonderful ad from Horlicks in Hindu. Image Courtesy: Hindu ePaper

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Howto: Excel Based Mutual Fund Portfolio Tracker

Published on Nov 13, 2006 in Learn Excel, personal finance

Instead of searching for the NAVs of all my funds at MyIRIS or MutualFundsIndia, I have developed a small excel sheet which will fetch the values for me and displays the current portfolio value at the click of a button. Here I am trying to share the “HOWTO” of the same. Create an excel workbook […]

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Lessons in Pricing from Murugan Idli Shop

Published on Nov 7, 2006 in Random

Agreed I am great fan of food. And more so when the place is real value for money. So I have become a regular at Murugan Idli Shop during the weekends. That brings us to the topic of this post. What can marketers learn from a place like Murugan Idli Shop?Pricing. [Useful Wikipedia links for […]

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3 Cheers to IIM Indore

Published on Nov 4, 2006 in Random

My alma mater has created another “world record in IIM Indore” with the summer placements for the class of 2008. Even though the press release is not out yet, we, alumni got a sneak peek at the report and all I can say its a massive hit. [Will place a link here once its released.] […]

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Redif(f)ining art of converting news to scoops

Published on Nov 1, 2006 in Random

Jimmy Carter, erstwhile US President was in Lonavla this week to build houses as part of his 23rd JC Work Project. Hindu ran a story on it yesterday. Today Rediff ran it too. And look at how differently they presented the same item. Huge disappointment comes from knowing that noble intentions are hit insearch of […]

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