Monday, December 26, 2005

Foodbuzz ..

I had great hopes that this venture would be a sparkling success, so I feel sad about this -

"On 30th of December, we are suspending FoodBuzz. Indefinitely."

Sunday, December 25, 2005

What's Your Hidden Talent?

Your Hidden Talent

You are both very knowledgeable and creative.
You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.
Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.
As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.

few more

Few other..

..good movies seen in the last 3 months

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Fast Track fillum ...

75 minute Malayalam film shot in two hours, 14 minutes -

Great achievement. Manas a source of inspiration here ..

Last good Movies seen

Hideous Kinky - This movie made me change my mind about the acting talent of Kate Winslet. She has done a great job in this movie. I wonder why this movie is rated so low at IMDB

Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece movie

Brindavan Colony - A great Telugu movie - Thanks Harsha for introducing me to this great movie

give us Knowledge not Degrees

When I returned to chennai, I did not have a house of my own as we had vacated the house 4 months back and my room-mate had shifted to another friends house. So since last few days have been staying with a different set of friends.

This gave me a chance to have a lengthy discussion with one of them. He had earlier shared his dream of starting a educational institute in Uttaranchal. Though we have had a discussion about this topic before staying together gave us the chance to discuss this in detail. So as usual I got into the mode of entreprenureship and shared the experience I have had in starting a company, the pitfalls to avoid and the key areas to work on before launching onself into this project. Manas, Pareekh - I shared with him the great Business Plan PPT of Amoke we had created for i2i - IIM- Cal Entreprenureship festivals. After haveing gained a experience on working on so many corporate presentations in the last 2 years, I was happily surprised to see that the content and the presentation of Amoke is fantastic. I can just tweak this to fit any kinds of situations.

Getting back to the topic - Why a need of a new institute?
2 days back one of my acquiantnce nearly summarized my thoughts on this - "give us Knowledge not Degrees" I say nearly because I think education should in addition also make a person mature enough to be able to "discover himself" and capable of answering the question - What should I do with my life ? Why is that we tend to have almost 16 years of formal education and at the end of it still incapable of answering this basic question. Why are we not taught a course titled - "FAQ's of life" ?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

enjoy while it lasts

KD has a wonderful story posted on his blog

The unwanted one

Read this before he decides to wipe off his blog again ;o)

Friday, December 16, 2005

back in chennai

.. and I find it reassuring that manas has taken up blogging again Manas I will rethink on this topic.

I finally fulfilled my long cherished wish of going digital and got myself a Sony Cybershot P200 7.2 MP. Not too great a camera and straight away I started missing the lack of manual controls and the limited capability of lens on the lower side. Shooting in low light is also a big issue with it. Big plus is small size so that you can always carry it around and 7.2 MP image resolution. Anyways I should get myself a Nikon D50 or D70 sometime in next year.

Also got a Sony camcoder HC 19. Haven't tested it out so far.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Presentation versus Content

Back during my mba days (those days seem ages back even though it has just been) we used to discuss a lot about what is important Content or presentation. Though our focus was limited to submissions and job interviews; I guess this question applies to far more things in life. For example how many different kinds of Action movies plot ( saving the world types) can you come up with. What would differentiate these movies would be the presentation & style rather than the content/plot Except maybe for some areas of Science\Tech and Mathematics presentation & packaging seems to be greater value. (Same goods packaged & presented differently can command different prices)

So is presentation the overall winner ?