All articles with 'chennai' Tag

Excel Links – Lets meet in Chennai this Sunday edition

Published on Nov 26, 2012 in excel links

Hi readers… I am in Chennai this week, conducting in-house training at Renault Nissan on Advanced Excel. As I am busy teaching Excel & making young graduates awesome in it, I will not be able to write much on the blog. But don’t worry. We have some great articles coming up from Hui & other […]

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Dhoni sizzles in Tamilified ads

Published on May 8, 2008 in advertising, business, Humor, India

Spotted these two rather well done ads starring Dhoni. The ads glorify lungi-clad, wild-dancing, movie-loving Tamil spirit while promoting carbonated sweetened beverages and mechanized time indicators. Dhoni Pepsi ad: Dhoni Sonata ad: However well done these ads are, I must admit that you will never probably see anything close to what is depicted in the […]

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Tales of riding an auto in Chennai

Published on Jan 8, 2008 in chennai, Humor

If you are fortunate enough to ride in an auto in Chennai ever or just unlucky enough to google something totally irrelevant like “what happens after eating sambhar” and land here, please continue reading! Riding autos is a feeling that is almost comparable to how Schumacher would have felt in one of those final laps. […]

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Welcome to Ummrica!

Published on Nov 26, 2007 in america, personal, travels

or .. veni vidi viblogged well, after a brief globe trotting to few places here and there, I had to go to where literally every other Indian IT employee goes. America. After spending most of my first 4 days here indoors I guess I am both qualified and bored enough to write this post. And […]

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PHD Regular Blah – the Nth installment

Published on Nov 20, 2007 in personal

Last few weeks at work have been really hectic and full of activity. I had to go to Bangalore 4 times for some workshops and project issues. I was also busy with my US visa processing formalities. I am moving to US for a few months starting tonight. My wife will join me later during […]

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Off to Hong Kong

Published on Jul 23, 2007 in Hong Kong, personal, travels

I am off to Hong Kong for a week on a client visit. Hopefully I am back in Chennai by next sunday.The sad thing is that my camera conked off, some problem with the cCD wiring that is common with A75s has bugged mine too. So no pics this time unless I save hugely and […]

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2 hours in Mediterranean

Published on Jun 18, 2007 in chennai, food and drink, personal

I stared with disbelief at the message on my mobile, it read, “Game for some Lebanese food on Sunday?” Lebanese food and Chennai?!? The combination sounded like Indian president and real power. Never the less, knowing the sender of that message very well, I responded “yes” with doubts in my mind. For whenever I tried […]

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in Dublin Now!

Published on May 15, 2007 in dublin, personal

As you are aware, I have been busy with loads of work for the last few weeks and as part of that I have come to Dublin today morning for a short visit. Would be back to Chennai to read Hindu Sunday Magazine this weekend. Hopefully I will get sometime to click and write about […]

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Looking for a house in Chennai…

Published on Apr 28, 2007 in chennai, personal

We are looking for a house in Chennai for rental, the areas of interest are velachery, adyar, nandanam. It should be a 2bhk, we dont mind some furniture insider though. If you know anyone who is ready to let their property to us drop a line in comments and I shall follow up with you. […]

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Big Bazaar’s Innovative Parking Scheme

Published on Apr 19, 2007 in business, wonder why

Have you ever wondered how unbusinesslike it is when you stop by at a store to make them profitable they charge you for parking? You might say, “heh, but the parking space costs”, but why charge all of them when some of them eventually make profits for the retailer. Thats exactly how Big Bazaar in […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah #8

Published on Apr 4, 2007 in personal

Stop doing what you are and go read Unleashing the Ideavirus by Seth Godin. Even if you have already read it, do it again. It helps keeping your mind alive. My plans to start Calvin Fund are slightly delayed, thanks to my forgetful finger, I lost my login password at the trading site and would […]

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Are fund managers poor marketers?

Published on Feb 20, 2007 in media, personal finance, wonder why

Come Ferbruary, every fund house worth its NAV comes up with a hoard of ELSS / Tax planning mutual fund offerings and promotions. These days you open any (business) magazine and you see atleast a dozen ads on how MFs can save you Rs. 33,360* or something on taxes. First up the claim that they […]

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Find out whether you need a house or not in 60 seconds

Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Learn Excel, personal finance

Most of my classmates and friends have started purchasing houses. This coupled with the fact that I am in coveted DINK (double income no kids) group now have prompted me to do some preliminary research on buying a house. In my quest few things became obvious, Any house worth its tiles costs more than a […]

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10 good things about Seoul

Published on Jan 5, 2007 in Seoul

My stay here is coming to an end in the weekend. I would be back in Chennai to read Metroplus with a sip of strong decoction coffee on Monday morning. Aah, the joys of coffee and news. Even though I am not here as a tourist I could see quite a few places and interact […]

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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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