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August 18, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
US Prez Barack Obama may have bogeyed the outsourcing industry yet again; but the $60 billion Indian outsourcing industry still holds a lot of potential, says Rajeev Sharma, Director, OSource in an exclusive interaction with 4Ps B&M Analysts predict that the future growth of the industry will have to come from entirely new business districts outside Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. What’s your take on it? Yes, especially with the increasing real estate and manpower costs in the Tier 1 and...
August 18, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
US Prez Barack Obama may have bogeyed the outsourcing industry yet again; but the $60 billion Indian outsourcing industry still holds a lot of potential, says Rajeev Sharma, Director, OSource in an exclusive interaction with 4Ps B&M Analysts predict that the future growth of the industry will have to come from entirely new business districts outside Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. What’s your take on it? Yes, especially with the increasing real estate and manpower costs in the Tier 1 and...
August 16, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
FOR MOST STOCK INVESTORS, the roller coaster ride of the bourses over the last one year has been a cause for gritted teeth and fluttering hearts. But then, there were a few who did manage to find solace at a place where they could see others were riding out of the storm – in online networking communities and social investing sites. Sharing market information online has grown very fast in India over the last one year. The phenomenon is now becoming more popular than online discussion forums...
One of the problems with net neutrality is that the hogs rule.  Whether it's bandwidth or artificially cheap bread in the Soviet Union, where people would sell their places in line or hire themselves out as line-sitters and then load up wheelbarrows full of bread priced way below cost to feed their hogs or make kitchen vodka, "free lunches" generate lines that ultimately offset the near-zero price with a new access cost, generally about what the "free lunch" would have cost originally up fr...
August 13, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
Chávez’ inadequate macroeconomic and exchange rate policies have worsened the ongoing recession. He needs to get back to the drawing board if he wants to prevent Venezuela from a disaster. by Manish k Pandey  It’s not as if the Venezuelan Central Bank doesn’t realise the magnitude of the government’s fiscal troubles. In fact, with regards to fiscal condition, Banco Central de Venezuela has already submitted a report to Congress which clearly mentions tha...
August 12, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
Planman media hosted a special interactive session on May 28, 2010 focusing on a very contemporary and relevant topic in the automobile sector – ‘The fight between the urban and rural consumer’ – at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. As almost all automakers in the country are heading towards the Tier-II and Tier-III cities to generate a sustainable growth for the future, we decided to explore how strategies differ when it comes to convincing the rural consumer versus the u...
August 7, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
The illogically costly 3G auction, evidently, has strategic implications for both Bharti and Reliance Communications. B&E does a snapshot 'dummies guide' competitive analysis primer on the two by Virat Bahri The market for data will remain restricted to specific markets and not be uniform like voice. In terms of subscriber numbers, Bharti is at around 130.6 million users (COAI, April 2010), while RCom has crossed the 100 million mark fairly quickly; with subscriber numbers at 105.1...
August 7, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
The illogically costly 3G auction, evidently, has strategic implications for both Bharti and Reliance Communications. B&E does a snapshot 'dummies guide' competitive analysis primer on the two by Virat Bahri The market for data will remain restricted to specific markets and not be uniform like voice. In terms of subscriber numbers, Bharti is at around 130.6 million users (COAI, April 2010), while RCom has crossed the 100 million mark fairly quickly; with subscriber numbers at 105.1...
August 2, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
Yes and yes again – whenever one reads any story related to North-Eastern girls and boys migrating to prime metros, one simply expects the portrayal of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, crime and all that related jazz! As a toast to that, allow us to present a shamelessly contrarian and adulatory endorsement of such migration by Neha Saraiya Author U. A. Shimray, quoting the report, writes in an essay Feeling Diaspora that Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi a...
July 29, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
Will she, won’t she act with Ranbir? The rumour mills were set abuzz when Deepika Padukone was not seen in a soft drink commercial that featured Ranbir Kapoor and was a brand endorsed together by the duo when they were a couple. But Deepika has been vehemently denying such rumours and maintains that she shares a good equation with Ranbir and that there is no need to “read between the lines”! Let’s wait and watch when they finally get around to bettering the magic th...
July 28, 2010 by pankajspider on IIPM-World
FIIs have long been considered the reason Indian stock markets have gone up and collapsed too. How much of this thinking is true? What would the coming months be like? For the non-quant investor, B&E brings a seat-of-the-pants primer to understand the FII hype! An ‘Investment Confidence Index’ report released by JP Morgan Asset Management in October 2009 had said that a majority of investors and advisors expected the Sensex to climb back to somewhere between 18,000-19...
July 22, 2010 by Leauki on The Leauki Empire
Israellycool Dave continues his series about luxury hotels in Gaza: http://www.israellycool.com/2010/07/22/a-taste-of-%E2%80%9Cconcentration-camp%E2%80%9D-gaza-the-commodore-hotel/ Warning: If you are from the American middle class, you might find the pictures shocking. Hardly anyone in America is used to living or even seeing the luxury environments in which Hamas officials and European "peace activists" spend their many idle hours.  
June 30, 2010 by PranayGupte on Pranay Gupte Blog
MIGRATION IN PROGRESS: FROM PRINT TO THE WEB   By Pranay Gupte (Published in The Hindu, India, June 30, 2010)   I was dining with John Seeley in the Grill Room of The Four Seasons Restaurant, the one place in New York where the city’s elite habitually congregate for their “power lunch” five days a week. Mr. Seeley, like others in the wood-paneled, Philip Johnson-designed room, is a player – which is to say that, as founding editor of The Wall Stre...
April 6, 2010 by Dr Guy on A Breath of Sanity
One of the recurring themes I have noticed is the hypocrasy of the Mainstream Media.  Their insistance on calling themselves unbiased, when in fact they are anything but.  The fact they are biased should not be taken as some sort of evil omen.  It is human nature after all.  The fact they deny it should be taken as an indication of their credibility.  In otherwords, the fact they cannot even tell the truth when the truth is so nakedly obvious indicates they are not...
January 24, 2010 by Larry Kuperman on kupe
I recently had a debate with a Conservative friend of mine about the ties between News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. When I said that the Saudi Prince was one of the largest and most influentilal shareholders in the media conglomerate, my assertion was met with disbelief. So let's establish the facts, quoting from the linked article: Sunday, January 17, 2010 Saudi billionaire eyes new links with News Corp. CAIRO – The Saudi bill...