Monthly Archives: February 2007

Bill and Belinda’s excellent adventure

That cad has gone and done it again. It’s Bill Clinton I mean here. His wife is seeking Democratic nomination for presidency and he is allegedly having an affair with the rich and glamorous Belinda Stronach (The First Post : … Continue reading

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Which civilization is longest and continuous?

This is John Oliver Perry, academic, and long time observer of India. I am quoting him from the SASIALIT discussion group and find the following observation thought-worthy. …it betrays such a passionfor Chinese culture and overlooks so much ofIndia’s own … Continue reading

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More about Kitab Festival, It Was about Regional Publishing Afterall!

Bit of a backgrounder about the Kitab Festival discussion I featured here. At the foyer of Little Theatre, NCPA, who should I bump into than friend CP Surendran whose book of poems is going to be released the same day … Continue reading

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Why Is Indian Publishing Like This Only?

How could one write about a panel discussion called to discuss “Generation Next” where the discussion veered toward everything but generation next? Actually though it said “Generation Next” it was subtitled rather ambitiously as, “How regional language publishing is being … Continue reading

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My Son Is Everyone’s Father!?

So what’s new in Indian publishing? The rumour mill has it that Ritu Beri’s (the designer’s) autobiography is going to retail at Rs 1 lakh a copy. It is named “firefly” or some such thing. I think this is what … Continue reading

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The IBM Defective Parts Story

This is a rage. They’re still laughing about this at IBM. (I have been accused that my blog is not particularly amusing, and is droll, at best, so there.) Apparently IBM decided to have some parts manufactured in Japan as … Continue reading

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Seven steps to remarkable customer service – Joel on Software

Read Joel Spolsky’s seven steps to remarkable customer service (click here: Seven steps to remarkable customer service – Joel on Software). This is the stuff that our customer support companies have to learn from A. Phone any phonebanking outfit and … Continue reading

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