All articles with 'service' Tag

Mobile Banking Innovation from ICICI Bank

Published on Jan 18, 2008 in banking, business, ideas, technology

ICICI bank never ceases to amaze me with the amount of innovation / service offerings they bring to the customers regularly. Any industry will come with its own limitations and boundaries and it takes leaders / innovators like ICICI Banks pantaloons, walmarts, apples, googles, airtels of the world to change the game, remove barriers or […]

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Moved to WordPress from Blogger

Published on Dec 23, 2007 in blogging, hacks, technology

4 days of Christmas break without a thing to do. The first thing that came to my mind is to revamp my blog. I have been thinking of upgrading the blog (yes, thats right, upgrading) to wordpress from blogger for a while now. Since my blog is hosted on another site through ftp, there is […]

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Software or Strictware ?!?

Published on Dec 4, 2007 in business, technology, wonder why

A quiz for all the techie folks who visit phd. What is the software that has the below features (apart from other)(1) The software will issue innumerable warnings if it ever occurred to the software that it is not genuine(2) The software would give users a time limit of 30 days to validate their copy […]

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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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Amul – an agile brand

Published on May 5, 2007 in business

Saw this hoarding near Spencers plaza today. Amul is an agile brand. Is your brand / company / service / product agile? PS: The image is copyrighted, click on it to see the archives on Amul’s website.

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Mobile Tailor

Published on Apr 11, 2007 in wonder why

Today there is a special vehicle parked in my apartment basement. A mobile tailor! I must say this is quite innovative. In the day and time of DINK and global sourcing, quite a lot of us dont have time and energy to locate the nearest tailor for mending jobs, neither we know how to needle […]

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Fresh MBAs and IT Companies

Published on Mar 30, 2007 in b-school

The combination sounds as inseparable as ctrl+c and ctrl+v. But when it comes to making a career choice there is a fair bit of confusion as to what an MBA will do in an IT company, especially in the first few years. Marketing companies have it easy, in the first 18 months, you would be […]

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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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Welcome to Madhu2.0

Published on Feb 9, 2007 in personal, technology

That aint a new aJAX based web service or a community site for head_scratchers_with_left_hand_middle_fingerers or something. Be warned. My computer, Madhu as I call it got a major upgrade two days ago. The 6 year old marathon win2k, p3, 256mb, cd rw system is now a spanking new p4 3ghz, 512 mb ddr, 160 gb […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah #4

Published on Dec 19, 2006 in Random

Saturday went really busy. 2 of us went to Lotte World, a fantasy world with lots of rides and magic stuff. We stayed there from afternoon 1 to night 10. Then we went to a mart to buy some odd stuff. By the time we return to hotel it was 12. Its fun to be […]

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Creating New MFs – the SBI way

Published on Dec 7, 2006 in personal finance

Mutual fund companies often develop this compulsive urge to launch a new product, but sadly mutual funds are one of the boring financial services and all most all of them do one of the following four: Retain your capital and provide liquidity Give returns at risk free rate by investing in longterm governament bonds etc. […]

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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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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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Blue Dart Rocks!

Published on Oct 5, 2006 in Random

It might be easy to suck as you would have seen from my comments about some of the service providers and such like. But it aint rocket science to rock as Blue Dart proved to me yesterday. Situation: 1. I get a courier from Outlook Delhi. Blue Dart guys visit my appartment only to find […]

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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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