Friday, April 30, 2010

Todays Managers

Current IT Managers way of work:

general observations are:

1. Decision making means dont confront the issue unless it is really escalated and and ignore replying to emails until the situation forces action
2. Find a resource and place them - there ends my job
3. Keep giving pipeline gas and survive
4. Thrive on confusion
5. Dont ever talk at 1000 feet on any topic and talk only at 1 Lakh feet with all jargons
6. Be a master of PPT preperation
7. Not considering the pros-cons in a approach but chooses short cut
8. Never answer with a "yes or No" for any question and give a no where certain reply
9. Be there first to take credit for success and Blame it on some poor fellow for failures

and the result is:

1. 90% of the projects are delayed
2. 100% of the projects are escalated
3. Maintain the situation of Uncertainity

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Workforce sucks

Current IT workforce sucks in a big way....

general observations are:

1. Not going into detail
2. Not taking responsibility
3. Not taking accountability
4. Not following the logical office timings
5. Not listening to process, advice of peers
6. Half Baked knowledge but acts like a specialist
7. Lacks initiative, pro-active actions
8. Not considering the pros-cons in a approach but chooses short cut

and the result is:

1. 90% of the projects are delayed
2. 100% of the projects are escalated
3. Every one is disappointed
4. Shifts job but faces the same pain

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Raavan (Hindi) - Music Review

Album Name - Raavan (Hindi)
Music By - A R Rahman
Overall rating - Excellent

01. Beera Beera By Vijay Prakash, A. R. Rahman, Kailash Kher, Aslam Mustafa & Keerthi Sargathia - 5 / 5 - Instantly catchy. sounds like a hero intro song.

02. Behene De By Karthik & Mohammed Irfan 5 /5 - Melody, excellent rendition by karthik. Soft music arrangement is complemented by rockish guitar in the background here and there.

03. Thok De Killi By Sukhwinder Singh & Am'Nico - 4 / 5 - rustic song, energetic track and singing. watch out for the stanza music...both are terrific... phew... Sukhi just walks all over it.

04. Ranjha Ranjha By Rekha Bhardwaj, Javed Ali & Anuradha Sriram - 4 / 5 - Melody, nice lyrics and well sung.

05. Khilli Re By Reena Bhardwaj - 3 / 5 - melody and semi devotional track. First stanza music is damn good with nice work in Tabla. Reena's voice is very soft.

06. Kata Kata By Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi & Kunal Ganjawala - 5/ 5 - rustic song with addictive and majestic or euphoric beats. Lyrical theme is "ek aur gaya"; Ila is just too wonderful. Music arrangement, rhythm management turned out to be amazing.

Expectation must be high when ever Mani, Rahman combo comes up.... cant avoid it, right... But the biggies must have been so used it... so u get another lovely album !!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Dreams floating around
Clouds gather around
dont be marooned
get yourself groomed

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweat Equity

Unincorporated Joint Venture (UJV), Rendezvous Consortium made the stunning bid won the bid for Kochi IPL.The entire is going to be historical soon - Lalit Modi or Shashi Tharoor might lose out their powerful position soon.

But What are the rules for sweat equity?

1. the maximum sweat equity that can be issued in one year is 15 per cent of the capital
2. It can be ssued only at a fair value determined by independent valuation and not free of cost
3. The shares so issued are barred for sale for three years
4. Being unincorporated, the UJV cannot issue equity first, and so there is no question of sweat equity being issued by the UJV

Allotment to Sunanda Pushkar is in exchange for the management services rendered... oh is it so? what are the details of management service ? No explanation so far !!!

So., Whose sweat is this? Whose equity is this?

Hopefully, we will have more details of the ownership details of the other IPL owners soon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

விக்ருதி ஆண்டு

என் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் ... விக்ருதி ஆண்டு எல்லா நலன்களையும் எல்லோருக்கும் தர வேண்டுகிறேன்...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Missed a flight

Friday night... Jet air said they will close issuing boarding pass before 30m. I was late by 2min and was politely told "cant let you in".

Lesson Learnt - take web checkin; tele checkin wont work when you are late.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Erich Clementi to ET

Good one...