Cheteshwar Pujara – The Next Best Thing in Indian Cricket???

It is strange when you read about a rising cricket star in a Business magazine - an odd place for anything to do with cricket. But that is what happened today!I had heard name of 20-year-old rising star Cheteshwar Pujara a couple of times before, but had not paid much attention to his achievements in... Continue Reading →

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Corporate governance: The strange case of Satyam

Further to my article on Satyam fiasco (http://cipher1980.blogspot.com/2008/12/satyam-computer-services-and-corporate.html), I came across a good article by Omkar Goswami in this week's Business Today magazine.----------------------------------------------------------------------Corporate governance: The strange case of SatyamI serve as an independent Director on the Board of Infosys Technologies which, in instances, competes with Satyam for bagging key projects. What follows here has nothing... Continue Reading →

Saina v/s Sania: Real v/s Pseudo star

(Above: India's new Badminton sensation - Sania Nehwal)(Below: One-time tennis star and now-a-days more of a 'supermodel' - Sania Mirza)  Saina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990) is one of the finds of Indian sports in 2008!   Saina went down fighting (21-15, 14-21, 21-16) to Chen Wang of Hong Kong in the semi-final in the recent World Super... Continue Reading →

Satyam Computer Services and Corporate Governance

Satyam's Ramalinga RajuCorporate Governance:Today Satyam Computer Services was in the midst of news - for all the wrong reasons...For the uninitiated: Established in 1987 by Ramalinga Raju, Satyam Computer Services has more than 51,000 employees on its payroll. In 2008, the company’s revenues crossed the $2-billion mark - and stands tall as the fourth (4th)... Continue Reading →

‘We Were Shown … Atrocities On Muslims In India’

Full text of what is said to be the verbatim statement of the lone surviving terrorist out of the ten who were involved in the attack on Mumbai--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name: Mohammad Ajmal Amir [aka Qasab*]Age: 21 yrs. Occupation: LabourR/O: Village Faridkot, Tehsil Dipalpur, Dist: Okara, State: Punjab, PakistanI am as above and reside at the above given address since my birth. I have... Continue Reading →

Let’s tone it down, cricket can only do so much

A nice article by Harsha Bhogale - one of India's best known sports commentator and an intelligent thought leader. Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/lets-tone-it-down-cricket-can-only-do-so-much/397339/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Can two teams playing a Cricket match overcome the wounds of terrorism? Can they make the world feel a more secure place? Can they deliver a slap on the face of a terrorist? As my sport so... Continue Reading →

Funny Quotes By Woody Allen

"In Los Angeles they don't throw out their garbage away. They make it into television shows." "I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own." "My problems all started with my early education. I went to a school for mentally disturbed teachers." "My love life is terrible. The last time I... Continue Reading →

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