Monday, December 23, 2013
1. Is the US govt willing to take similar actions against the maids of the embassy and counsular staff from other countries stationed in US if they are also found to violate US rates of pay hourly ?
Friday, December 20, 2013
The case of the Indian Dy Consul General in NY Ms. Devyani Khobragade being arrested strip searched etc for a supposed visa fraud relating to her home maid has been catching the news headlines these days.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Susan Boyle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7xkA8xoQn0
Serena Onassis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q749xF4K8NQ
Child prodigy Rhema Mervanne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4MQ-emtC1w
Jachie Evancho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Q7AFys6bA
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
|Jobin's Nano ..|
I expected Tata Nano to be a small car good for students to take to college etc and not for family.
Now contrary to my expectations, Nano is becoming my favourite car. It is quite easy to handle and maneouvre on Bangalore roads, not only that, there is enough space for four inside, the car does not drag or go slow. Mileage wise it is giving me close to 18-20 kmph.
I am so happy that Ratan Tata is thinking of relaunching the same from Indonesia, and bringing it back to India, trying to shed away the image of a low cost car. It is low cost, but definitely very great value for the user. Parking is also not a problem as it can easily squeeze into any small area. Ample leg space when I drive. Given that I am about 178 cm tall, I had a fear that my legs may not be that comfotabnle inside, but I have been proved wrong.
My first car is a Tata Indica and after seven years I am very satisfied and happy about it. My second car is also a Tata, Nano and I do not regret the decision.
Being a hard-core nationalist and patriot, I would be most happy when I see Tata and Mahindra to have matured enough to compete and beat established global brands like Toyota, VW, Ford and GM in India through free and fair competition.
I feel bad that my fellow Indians, who are ignorant about indigenous technology and products still crave for foreign cars. Peace be on them .. Compare Indian cars with foreign ones on the basis of comfort, safety and economy of driving. You will never regret your decision to go for Indian brands..
Go through this TED talk by R A Mashelkar talking about Tata Nano and Jaipur foot ..
Monday, December 16, 2013
How to innovate :
Dr R A Mashelkar talking of Gandhain Engineering and Gandhian Innovation .. Getting more from less for more .. TED Talk .. 2008 ..
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Another doc here ..
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Some interesting statistics on costs of national space agencies.
ISRO works on a budget of $860mn with 15800 employees, China National space agency with $ 1.3 bilion, employees undisclosed, Japanese Aerospace exploration agency (JAXA) with $2.5 billion budget (employees not known), European Space Agency works on $5.5 bilion and 2000 employees, and NASA works on a budget of $18 billion with 20,000 employees..
Father of Indian space program Dr Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (in pic).
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