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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Podcast: Andy Rachleff on VC/Entreprenuer

A good podcast from the man who backed eBay,1-800-Flowers. Found from http://iinnovate.blogspot.com


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Silly-titled Kadhal



Whats is the problem with naming in tamil cinema. Before this film got released, it went from ஜில் என்று ஒரு காதல் (Jill Endru Oru Kadhal) to ஜில்லுனு ஒரு காதல் (Jillunu Oru Kaadhal) to the present சில்லுனு ஒரு காதல் (Sillunu Oru Kaadhal).

Two songs were catchy to my ears
1. Avalakune Ambasamudram Iyer.../Kummi Adi2. NewYork Nagaram.rest of the songs , read the review here.

Film Promo site : http://www.sillunuorukaadhal.com/

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Time to seperate (the blogs)

I have multiple blogs. Call me a paranoid but I play different roles. So its logical to have different blogs to put different things. So I have a blog for personal things at aloneincrowd.wordpress.com, and this blog for my social space and another for my love - Sapadu thayar (meals-ready.blogspot.com) and seldom-posted-technical-blog.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Meals Ready

Started a new blog http://meals-ready.blogspot.com/.

One of my friends suggested that we should blog all the cusine experiences.
Friends laughed about the name, but for any fellow who has hunted for hotel will knew what these golden words mean. I am also trying to make it duo-lang blog in both english and tamizh.
Lets see how it goes

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Intra Company Marriage

Got this article in Outlook(http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20060424&fname=Jobs+%28F%29&sid=1&pn=2)
in one of the email forwards.

So, if you are working for an Infosys or a TCS, and you get married to a colleague, there's a marriage gift waiting for you. In TCS, it's Rs 1 lakh each for the husband and the wife with a foreign jaunt thrown in. In Infosys, it's a new B-segment car!

Seems inter company marriage is the in-thing with companies and employees going for it in big way. Yet still in some companies its strict no no policy.

Friday, March 24, 2006

WFH

I am working from home (Wfh) for the last quarter. Atleast partially. Often remarks are passed that people wfh are not good at work, or are not productive. I laugh at them. These remarks are not made by bystanders but rather team members, friends, room-mates who are highly professionally qualified.

They cant accept that the truth that to work you dont need an office but just work alone. I accept this as a fallout of traditions and culture. I have seen people wfh are much more productive and competent than their team members who work at office. There would be personal things cropping up and people who regularly wfh know when to put those aside. One more advantage is you dont have chance of around-the-cooler discussion. Most of the office goers waste lot of time there. They know for the fact but they hate to admit it.

Next time you remark , just watch out.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Art of Guy Kawasaki

I have heard lot about Guy Kawasaki but this was the first time I read his blog "Let good times roll" . I happen to read his two blogs - Art of Schmoozing and Art of Recruiting - which I would recommend it to everyone.

http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/02/the_art_of_schm.html
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/01/the_art_of_recr.html

Lots of insight, jargon free - one of the best I ever read.