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This blog discusses the experiences of a consulting professional currently working at EmPower Research, a firm that provides decision support services to clients through offices in NYC, San Francisco and Bangalore, India.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Did not know Sachin can misfield too? Bad work, Tendlya. Buck up!! wc2011
Bhajji paji, did you just drop the World Cup? Bad!! wc2011
Hail The Little Master for his 100 against England. Surely, there will be a Lagaan result today!! Go India Go......#wc11 wc2011
Tendlya, you heard me. Thank You. Bring them SIXES on. wc2011
Sachin's game today is like SunnyG - steady with a slow strike rate. Good for India? NO! Tendlya, let loose, man. Not much time. wc2011
Sachin's game today is like SunnyG - steady with an uncharacteristically slow strike rate. Good for India? Defly not! Tendlya, let loose!!
Today's man of the match is the Vodafone 3GMan. Awesome ad. Thanks, Vodafone. wc2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thanks ISME for recognising EmPower with the Employer of the Year Award.
Very inspiring speech at ISME by RK Mishra on how one must innovate for rural India & be individually accountable in today's India. So true!

Friday, February 25, 2011

DYK 1 in 1000 earthlings gets bitten by a snake every year or that snakes are becoming more venomous?
All of us are familiar with GUI for our day-to-day tasks on gadgets. Say hello to the next generation - NUI.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thanks Vivek. A brilliant TED talk on work life balance - a necessity. How many of us will do this? Jury is out.
All ye smart phone users - beware. Mobile ads will be swamping you soon. Caveat emptor.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Retweet @amitsomani: Swap senior exec roles to keep everyone fresh and on their toes Powerful idea!
Is FB hurting the practice of blogging? The jury is not out. Considering higher attention in FB, it is likely!

Monday, February 21, 2011

For someone who committed crimes in cold blood, why is India taking so much time to punish him? Beats me!
A new device for monitoring BP more accurately is on its way. Nice works, folks.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our house is silent when we are asleep or while eating Maggi. Our concentration during Maggi consumption is amazing. Thanks, Nestle! nestle

Saturday, February 19, 2011

@Dhoni pls whisper 3 words in Sreesanth's ear - LINE & LENGTH! He has forgotten the basics!
DYK the human body can fail in 13600 ways? We have 6000 drugs & 4000 medical/surgical procedures to counter them.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Illogical Tata Indicom ad campaign, that promises better customer service for poor quality in the first place. A loser ad in these times!!
DYK, OK was born on 23/03/1839 in the Boston Morning Post, as o.k. (all correct). Today, it has many avatars.
So my better half works at Wipro while the apple of our eye wants to be a Wii-Pro. How cool is that?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

RT @somani QOTD (via @mukri2) - Surprises don't surprise me anymore :). So very true.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

DYK your ideal weight is the no. left, after deducting 100, from your height in centimetres. Try it, it is quite an established benchmark!
Indian mobcos RIM-ming BB's sub share, <2% with steep pricing (70% of avg mARPU) while in US, BB has ~40-50% share. Wake-up call for U, RIM!
Indian mobcos RIM-ming BB's sub share (

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nokia chief's memo says "crisis on", given success of the iPhone and Android. Kind of a "Wake Up, Sid" call.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Jagjit Singhji. Here is wishing for more of your super renditions. Take a bow, Sir!
Do not like the program 'Ulfat Sultan' on 94.3 FM. Very crass and demeaning to the Muslim community. Such producers must be sacked. Agree?

Monday, February 7, 2011

DYK organized crime is a $2T industry globally - 2X India's GDP. India is also a heroin channel.
Guess MNP not relevant for BB users. I cannot switch to Vodafone as their BB pricing is unattractive vis-a-vis Airtel. Zoozoo, pls help!
Toyota in mess over Etios. Bookings = 22k, Waiting period = 10m, Deliveries= 1700/m. Cancellations = Expected!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Did not realize Wii can be so addictive. We as a family have spent the ENTIRE Saturday this weekend, playing games on Wii. Wow, what next?
DYK nursery admissions in Indian cities like Delhi are tougher than Harvard, because of Ivy League psychosis?

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Internet has run out of space using IPv4 capacity. If they switch to IPv6, there will be no dearth of addresses.
Amazon rainforest is suffering. Homo sapiens is not doing enough to protect Mother Nature, increasing drought risks.
The Amazon rainforest is suffering. Homo sapiens is not doing enough to protect Mother Nature, increasing drought risks in future.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

DYK hedge fund managers are the best paid on the planet. They have to earn that money, literally though.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Planet Earth under merciless climate attack. Homo sapiens, are you listening to Mother Nature's fury? Please do and stop hurting the planet.
DYK zebrafish can grow their own hearts within weeks. Under research now to help human heart attack patients.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Very interesting to know dogs can sniff and detect early bowel cancer from breath and stool samples.