Wednesday, March 28, 2007


When I come to the end of the day
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared,
Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the maker's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Close youe eyes and call me,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds -
Miss me, but let me go.

I Love You MOM

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Violent Cricket

In lieu of the Cricket World Cup' 07 mania I like to share this rare picture to everyone.

How funny it is, but not sure what prompted this level of anger.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Jacques Chirac - French President - Bidding Farewell

One of my favorite statesman French President Jacques Chirac, decided to quit active politics and ruled out contesting the upcoming presidential elections. I like his charismatic speeches lot. Also his fierce opposition to US over Iraq war made him a revered leader world around.

He is one of the popular statesman who lead a world group in opposing the Iraq war and American hegemony. This prompted the American former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfled's angry response by calling France as part of Old Europe, By this one can understand his impact over the US petty politicians.

World is going to miss another leader with international stature.

Here are the excerpts from his remarkable speeches....

France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.

Franco-American relations have been, and always will be, both conflicting and excellent. The U.S. finds France unbearable with its pretensions; we find the U.S. unbearable with its hegemonic attitude. But deep down, we remember that the 'boys' - came to help us two times, just as the Americans remember that the French helped them with their independence. So there will be sparks but no fire, because a real bond exists.

France is not pacifist. We are not anti-American either. We are not just going to use our veto to nag and annoy the US. But we just feel that there is another option, another way, another more normal way, a less dramatic way than war, and that we have to go through that path. And we should pursue it until we’ve come [to] a dead end, but that isn’t the case.

As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?

Adieu Mr. Chirac.

Friday, March 09, 2007

One Fine Day @ Work

The following are the pictures I took on one fine day post lunch time, where only handful of FB members were working hard to deliver things as promised.

Me, Mani Shankar Goswami and Mahesh Anand

L to R: Mahesh Anand, Gaurav Jain and Karthikeyan Ramasubbu(yes ie Me)

Chairperson L TO R: Shambu Kumar and
Karthikeyan Ramasubbu (again the same yes me)
Standing Row L TO R: Mahesh Anand, Mani Shnkar Goswami, Gyanendar, Amit Agnihotri, Amit Srivastava, Gaurav Jain and Baba Bhapkar

L to R: Gaurav and Karthikeyan Ramasubbu(Me)

L to R: Gaurav and Karthikeyan Ramasubbu(Me)

L to R: Baba, Shambu, Gyanendar, Karthikeyan Ramasubbu, Amit, Gaurav, Mani, Amit Srivastav

India Overtakes Japan and Even China

I was going through the today's news and found an interesting news that tells the real growth story of Indian economy.

"The world's richest are getting younger and richer with more Russians and Indians cropping up among the 946 people on Forbes magazine's 2007 billionaires list unveiled on Thursday.

The number of billionaires is 19 percent higher than last year when there were 793, and their total net worth grew 35 percent to $3.5 trillion, the magazine said.

The average billionaire's age fell by two years to 62, and 60 percent started with very little. Two-thirds of those on the list were richer, with net worth up for nearly everyone in the top 50.

"This is the richest year ever in human history," said Forbes Chief Executive Steve Forbes. "Never in history has there been such a notable advance."

Among those joining the list are Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, which pioneered the $3 cup of coffee, and former Walt Disney boss Michael Eisner.

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates was the richest man for the 13th straight year, with $56 billion, followed by Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., with $52 billion. Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim remained No. 3, with $49 billion.

Russia climbed to No. 3 in country rankings with 53 billionaires, two less than Germany, which has long held the runner-up spot in the billionaire stakes behind the United States.

But the total worth of the Russians surpassed the Germans, at $282 billion versus $245 billion, Forbes said. The average age of Russia's billionaires was 46.

In Asia, India had the highest number of billionaires, overtaking Japan, which for two decades had held the region's top spot.

India had 36 billionaires worth a total $191 billion while Japan's 24 billionaires were worth $64 billion, the magazine said.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are now worth $16.6 billion each, and the speed at which they amassed their fortune far is exceeding the pace of Gates, the magazine said. They both were ranked No. 26 on the list.

Back on the list were BET television network founder Robert Johnson and AOL's Stephen Case, in 840th place with $1.1 billion and 891st with $1 billion, respectively.

Computer maker Michael Dell and the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton fell from the top 20. Dell was No. 30, worth $15.8 billion, and four Waltons were worth from $16.4 billion to $16.8 billion, ranking 23rd to 29th."

Thanks to Reuters for providing this information.