China opens New Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed rail Line

Just read a new update on China opening a new High-Speed Rail Line between Shanghai & Hangzhou. It was amazing to see the country progress so well – building high-speed rail networks to transport people across the country. But 2 things caught my eye: 1. The Current time taken to cover this distance of 202KM ...

Retail Subscription Limit Limit Increased

SEBI has increased the maximum amount applicable for retail investors from Rs.1 Lakh to Rs.2 Lakh. There are both positives & negatives of this move. Positive: – It will increase the subscription amount in Retail Category with more investors using the ceiling amount of Rs.2 Lakh Negative: – It will reduce the allocation of shares ...

FDFS – Enthiran Rocks

Got to see the FDFS – First Day First Show of Enthiran Movie at Albert Theatre (8AM) in Chennai today. Atmosphere – great, so much noise outside and during the start of the movie. After the movie had a tough time getting out of the theatre complex – too much crowd & noise. About the ...

Blocking Bulk SMS

Central Government has today banned bulk SMS for the next 72hrs in the wake of the Ayodhya Land Judgement tomorrow (24/Sept). While this is a good move to prevent rumours from spreading, I was surprised at the impact of this move. This move seems to have hit even the genuine corporate users of sms. Take ...

Kashmir proves we Indians are fools

Watching the events around Kashmir esp. in the recent past I am surprised that as a country (which we project as a growing power) we are not able to manage the situation created by a few selfish people. Or is it the case that Politicians do not want a solution to the issue so that ...

Banking without Charges?

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! – An announcement from a IDBI Bank has taken me by surprise. IDBI Bank has decided that henceforth it’s savings account & current account holders will not incur any charges other than Cheque Return Charges. This is surprising given that the bank used to charge for online NEFT fund transfers also even ...

The Best Marketer in the World

When we talk about Marketers the first things that come to our mind are the FMCG companies, the soft drink companies, the fast food companies & the consumer durable manufacturers of the world. All these are great names in marketing – getting public to know about their products. But above all these we have a ...

Why USA is in Afganistan?

Now we know why USA is so actively involved in Afganistan and probably also why Pakistan wants India out… Mineral Resources… In fact Abundant untapped mineral resources…. USA has a policy of using up other country’s resources and also an habit of ensuring that nobody else gets access to the resources… take the instance of ...

USA: Protector. Of whom: World or Americans?

US president has been very vocal in lambasting BP over the oil-spill in Gulf of Mexico for the loss of income and the ecological damage caused. US president is doing well in protecting American interests. Even in the case of Bhopal Gas tragedy it is protecting American Nationals & Corporations.  Just imagine if such an ...

Quota on Religious Basis

It is surprising that in India all poor are only from the so-called minority religions only. This is what can be interpreted from Supreme Court ruling allowing quota for poor among Muslims in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Government has categoried almost all sects, sub-sects, groups of Muslim as backward/poor and given them quota in education & ...