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Vizooalization: 5 things I have learned about visualization at the zoo

Published on Aug 5, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, ideas
Vizooalization: 5 things I have learned about visualization at the zoo

On Saturday we went to Columbus zoo, apart from enjoying the lions, penguins, birds, I have also learned 5 simple yet effective lessons in visualization. 1. Design your charts for kids – assume your audience knew bare minimum and curious Above shown is a typical Zoo-mate info dashboard that you can see next to any […]

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Generate organization charts in excel – howto?

Published on Apr 15, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, Learn Excel, technology

Here is a ridiculously simple workaround for those of you trying to generate an organization chart in excel: Use google org. chart widget instead 🙂 [If you are reading this in a feedreader this post may not display properly, visit the post page instead.] Open a new google docs spreadsheet (or work on the example […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah #12

Published on Mar 26, 2008 in blogging, personal, pics

I have been busy last few days both at office and home. While work is keeping me busy at office, at home I am occupied with learning how to drive. I took my permanent license exam today and failed miserably. My examiner was surprised that I failed on so many counts, once I actually joined […]

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Did you see the moon-walking bear? – nice ad

Published on Mar 24, 2008 in advertising, business, wonder why

Transport for London‘s new advertising campaign to increase the safety of cycle travel in London is pretty innovative, watch the ad here (totally safe for work, so go ahead and watch): But there is another important lesson in the ad, as Seth Godin suggested, way too many marketers wanted us to count the passes and […]

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Musings of a Married Manager

Published on Feb 5, 2007 in personal

“One Kg tamarind is Rs. 69? What the heck…! Has it always been this costly?” raced my mind through the grocery stand in the neighbourhood supermarket. “Lets buy this 2kg surf excel no? we get a bucket free” urged my wife. I mused for a while trying to keep me afloat in the fmcg quicksand […]

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Google Life!

Published on Sep 13, 2006 in Random

Birth and Early Stages:> Look up for cool names in google> Post the newborn pics in orkut. Format them in Picasa. Share them with friends using Blogger School & College:> Use Gtalk to chat with friends. Bye bye bfone!> Goodbye to combined studies, welcome google groups.> Doubts about what is the latest ninth planet? may […]

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Learnings of the week that was

Published on Jul 21, 2006 in Random

Not that you would be interested to know them, but anyways, >>> It does rain in Chennai for more than 12.3 seconds at a time. It happened once yesterday. >>> Using combo-boxes in excel is not that difficult, it is so much more fun and intuitive. Try learning them here if you are a excel […]

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Purnography @ Khandala

Published on Jun 3, 2006 in pics

Its been almost a week into the induction here at North Point Centre for Learning @ Khandala. I am having a great time learning and enjoying. You can expect a detailed version of ‘first week @ work’ sometime later. For now this post would talk about the natural beauty in this place. Its raining heavily […]

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In search of khandala…

Published on May 29, 2006 in Random

The trip to khandala training facility (its called North Point Learning center) was eventful with its own share of (mis)adventures. We (Kishore and myself) started from HYD on 27th night in a bus to Pune. There is a huge traffic jam on the way and we reached 3 hours late to pune at around 9:30am. […]

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Published on Apr 20, 2006 in Random

– Reading: Animal Farm– Watching: Cricket, Movies, Stock market news, Rendezvous with Semi Gireball 😉– Eating: Perfect andhra food… yummy– Trying: Crosswords, Sudoku and some odd puzzles– Thinking: of blogging, real estate, financial markets– Growing: Hair and tummy– Wating: for my joining date, the broadband connection (which is finally happening)– Learning: to stay idle and […]

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The Art of Doing Nothing

Published on Apr 12, 2006 in Random

Last 2 or so weeks are full of inactivity. Thoughts of restarting the regular visits to gym or doing something new like learning car driving have been visiting my idle brain once every 28 seconds. But alas, I remian more lazy and useless than ever. But still managed some progress by – learning preliminary cooking– […]

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20 years: longest time to make another brick?

Published on Feb 12, 2006 in Random

This week the world is going to change. I am officially going to be out of classroom learning mode by this thursday. It took me, 1 internship 1 degree 2 diplomas 6 schools/colleges 15 years of hostel stay 16 different hostel rooms 18 different classrooms 20 years of back bench napping 60+ teachers 1000+ exams […]

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SBI Life: Message that hits

Published on Jan 31, 2006 in advertising, banking

Incase you find it tough to read, the message is: There is no such thing as wrinkles. Only lines that tell an interesting story. Of a lifetime of love, laughter, loss, learning and squinting to read small print. It’s okay not to tell you grandkids stories of a life well lived, when you’re still too […]

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Some things and Some links…

Published on Dec 17, 2005 in Random

I am feeling beautiful and happy. And let me warn you, I am not yet placed 😀The world is full of new ventures, new ideas and new things. Everyday I see something new happening somewhere, something so simple and beautiful being done by somebody out there, thanks largely to my net connection. I couldn’t wait […]

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Life with out ‘i’

Published on Sep 26, 2005 in Random

In the past 2 days loads of things have happened. But probably the most important of them is the absence of net on this little planet. Just like most of the academic institutions and mental asylums ours is also situated far away from the thick and buzz of civilization. So when the internet connection conked […]

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