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Infographics of the week – Food, Maps, Privacy & Politics [Oct 31]

Published on Nov 1, 2008 in Cool Infographics & Data Visualizations
Infographics of the week – Food, Maps, Privacy & Politics [Oct 31]

Every week, PHD celebrates the art of chart making by showcasing 5 beautiful infographics for your fun, inspiration and information. Browse 100s more wonderful infographics and have fun. Flickr Privacy Settings across the World This world map shows privacy settings used by a million sample users from 2005. The spots show photosharing options – red […]

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Here is a simple way to get Rs. 70 Lakhs when you are 55 – DONT touch your PF

Published on Jun 17, 2008 in Random

Here is a simple piece of advice to literally everyone who is working: do NOT touch your Provident Fund, no matter what. Provident fund (commonly known as PF, EPF) is a retirement benefit facility provided to Indian employees by their employers of companies that have more than 20 employees. The option is applicable for practically […]

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Pay money but seek no control !

Published on Oct 31, 2007 in business, wonder why

That seems to be the motto of some of the service providers. How often we end up paying for services and (or) products through our nose yet we get little or no control on how it is delivered to us or what we are getting. Take for example “airline seats”, despite the rapid advancements in […]

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Making sense out of NEWsense

Published on Mar 30, 2007 in media, wonder why

Imagine a kid having this conversation with his mom,“Mummy, mummy, tell me when will some one run a marathon in space?”“It will happen when Mumbai university lists in BSE”“Mummy, mummy, tell me when will the university list in BSE?”“They will list when Rakhi Sawant looks like this”“Mummy, mummy, tell me when will Rakhi Sawant dresses […]

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The Calvin Fund!

Published on Mar 22, 2007 in calvin fund, Movies-Books, personal finance

Well, thats not a new mutual fund in the market, but I can understand your confusion, given that several AMCs have tiger funds. Calvin fund is the name I am giving to my investment drive. The aim is to purchase a complete collection of my favorite strips, “Calvin & Hobbes – The complete collection” which […]

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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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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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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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Why arent IT jobs glorified in B-school Placements?

Published on Oct 29, 2006 in b-school, technology, wonder why

Rewind an year or two and you would have known me as a staunch supporter of all roles that are marketing and vying to become one sometime. Well, I believe that i am marketer even now. Just that i am selling services, technology and consulting instead of a pack of beedis, printers or pills. But […]

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Relationships & Banks

Published on Sep 27, 2006 in advertising, banking, personal finance

Banks and relationships are as old a pair as slice bread and butter knife. I can imagine my grand father getting shivers allover when he deposited bulk of his first salary in the bank wondering all he was left with was a stupid passbook with illegible numbers on it. The point is days have changed! […]

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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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Porok, Call back Ads and Simple Joys of Life

Published on Sep 12, 2006 in Random

First up, Porok! MTV India has tied up with Microsoft XBOX and is welcoming xbox to India in style with “Porok”. [Read news items 1, 2] As they say in the Ad, “Porok might have been inspired from cocks, but inside we are all tigers”. Having seen a couple of XBOX ads, I am sure […]

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Welcome to PHD!

Published on Sep 5, 2006 in Random

Its been 2 years since I have posted such a message. A recent look at my website statistics revealed that most of the visitors are first timers, and quite a few of them land here searching one of the “iim”, “indore”, “iim indore blog”, “iimi” or “chandoo iim”. So, let me take a moment and […]

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How too many dishes spoiled the cook…

Published on Aug 18, 2006 in Random

Or, How Chandoo got hungry, cooked dishes and had a huge meal Well, that was a poor attempt at copying an already copied book title 😉 nevertheless, the news in the town is that “Chandoo is cooking” or wait a second there; I think it should be “it has rained for a week in Chennai”. […]

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