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by suvod
28 Feb 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 55395

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

These pictures have been released through ISPR controlled journalist accounts on Twitter. Clearly they had these from yesterday and chose to release only after it became clear that the blackmail over taking WingCo Abhi hostage is not working. This is their next chaal so to say, in this escalation / ...
by suvod
16 Mar 2015 14:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205628

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

does anyone know what benefit accrued to Tata from the JLR purchase? it seems they had to promise not to shift production to india and not even to transfer JLR technology into their domestic product lines. Tata bought JLR at a very attractive price - ~ $2.3B. The net income for FY2014 itself was $3...
by suvod
27 Feb 2015 10:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323619

Re: Indian Education System

During the UPA rule, governance suffered, period. The illiteracy eradication program, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, was not tinkered with wrt budget allocation, etc. So, from a policy perspective, there was no change. But delivery failed. And it failed when it actually had to step up, Since post 70%, w...
by suvod
27 Feb 2015 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440103

Re: Indian Railways Thread

This is a good start. But we should all recognize one issue. Long-term improvement in IR will need structural reforms in how IR is governed. As of now, with excessive centralization, there is no clear accountability for maintaining either trains or stations. As Bibek Debroy states in his series of a...
by suvod
26 Feb 2015 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205628

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^^ So it looks like GopiN Sir. As we were discussing on the railways thread, it is a very balanced budget. Prudence over populism. Well done Mr. Suresh Prabhu. And now to the big one. I hope the govt realizes that for a country like India it is almost impossible to make everyone happy and still do t...
by suvod
26 Feb 2015 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440103

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Agree with you, Suraj and Kashi, that this was, more or less, the right kind of rail budget required at this time. Govt has chosen prudence over populism, a welcome change after all these years of "new trains to Bihar and WB" budgets. On the subject of passenger fares, though everyone real...
by suvod
26 Feb 2015 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 440103

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Indian Railways is the perfect case study for how to waste a resource / enterprise through mis-management. Today, in a short while from now, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present the budget. I'm primarily looking for the following from the budget: 1. Plan / Mechanism to revive the freight ...
by suvod
26 Feb 2015 10:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205628

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Indian Railways is the perfect case study for how to waste a resource / enterprise through mis-management. Today, in a short while from now, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present the budget. I'm primarily looking for the following from the budget: 1. Plan / Mechanism to revive the freight ...
by suvod
25 Feb 2015 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2601
Views: 286659

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Has any plans been given on what exact territories marked out on a map - being exchanged. Many of us here will have the expertise to immediately say whether or not the territory given out to BD is going to consolidate or create advantages for the Islamists. Advantages are not just for peacetime - a...
by suvod
20 Feb 2011 14:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8255
Views: 400634

Re: The Cricket Thread

CRams>> This is the official website for tickets. has some good options like checking the view from your chosen seat also.
by suvod
02 Mar 2010 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

PS: Suvod, HTC was made big by Compaq. It started them off in handhelds and look at them now. They along with Foxconn do most of the ODM manufacturing for smart phones (Foxconn manufactures Ipods, Iphones etc along with the last seven HP handhelds/smart phones, Dell handhelds, Fujitsu handhelds). T...
by suvod
01 Mar 2010 18:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

What to the Gurulog think? vina and GD discussed the fight for supremacy between netz, IBM and Yech Pee - is that fight distracting them? Will Yech Pee continue to stay out of the handhelds market and go the way of say, IBM? Just came back from a mobile conf and panel discussion - HP will buy a mob...
by suvod
28 Feb 2010 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 624606

Re: Nukkad-55

BTW Pak is ranked 7th in the world, while India is ranked 10th. By the performance in today's game, it doesn't look like their team is any better.

I don't know how we stand against Aus, Ger or Hol though.
by suvod
28 Feb 2010 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 624606

Re: Nukkad-55

4-0 :D :D :D
by suvod
28 Feb 2010 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 624606

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Pak trying to come back into the agme in the 2nd half. Putting some pressure on India. But defense holding good so far.

The Pak Goalie is having a great game. Has made 4 saves till now.
by suvod
28 Feb 2010 21:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 624606

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

3-0

completely outplaying Pak!!!

really amazed by the speed at which India's playing.
by suvod
28 Feb 2010 19:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 624606

Re: Nukkad-55

which channel will telecast the hockey wc matches?

edit: got answer in sports thread - DD and Ten Sports.
Thank you Stan.
by suvod
24 Feb 2010 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

my take on Saas - the transaction volume perspective : makes sense for applications that see a limited or fluctuating volume of transactions. also for applications which don't need too much customization. if we do a cost-benefit analysis of Saas (say for example salesforce.com in place of Oracle's S...
by suvod
24 Feb 2010 11:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

Can any of the Gurus on the forum give me an idea of salary ranges in the Biz Dev (Sales, Account Mgmt, Pre-Sales, etc.) function of Indian IT services companies for exp around 7/8 years?

Have posted this query in the careers thread too.

TIA
Suvo
by suvod
28 Apr 2009 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

In my earlier IT engagement for a metals company, we were using vmware to host the dev and qa application servers of non-enterprise level applications. we were running different versions of rhl as on intel boxes. and have seen a general shift in the industry at large towards virtual systems. this ha...
by suvod
23 Apr 2009 16:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

The Cobol Sangam == the comp which also builds steel & nano, saar. the news is correct. steps taken to reduce costs...performance based terminations (which the company is calling 'involuntary attrition'!!), sending back non-billable personnel (bdm/brm/pmo/etc) from onsite locations. and surprise...
by suvod
21 Apr 2009 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

IMHO, good deal for both Oracle and Sun. More so for Sun than Oracle perhaps. Solaris is saved as a platform. And Oracle has been trying to be full spectrum player for quite some time. Now they have it - from OS to applications.
by suvod
11 Mar 2009 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323619

Re: Indian Education System-2

vsudhir, ISB placements used to be 1 week 100% type, but from this year, it is being stretched. 2 weekends in January + 1 whole week in Feb. The current batch size is 440, but it has been increased to 560 from my batch. The student body is a mix - current batch has 19 bideshis (4%), around 20% inter...
by suvod
11 Mar 2009 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323619

Re: Indian Education System-2

Disclaimer: Am NOT a guru in anything by any count Andy, If the only objective of your masters is gaining knowledge b4 an eventual MBA, then IMO a CFA L3 will serve you very well. You can work, gaining valuable work-ex while pursuing your interest in finance. rgds Suv Gurujano: I am currently about ...
by suvod
11 Mar 2009 11:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323619

Re: Indian Education System-2

derkonig, I'm not saying - IIM all bad, ISB/Ivy League all good. I have no doubts about the quality of education that the IIMs provide. But they do not stand comparison with the Ivy leagues because of the reasons I panned out in an earlier post - a flawed admissions process which leads to largely ho...
by suvod
25 Jan 2009 13:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

Therein lies the mystery sir. This was a T&M engagement where the client must have had considerable control. As you correctly pointed out - cost reduction by productivity increase, process standardization, effective capacity utilization in FP projects is what makes the situation a win-win for bo...
by suvod
24 Jan 2009 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

Indian IT services has already started to feel the pinch(or the punch really!). IT budgets are being cut drastically across the board in all major customers. This is 'budget season' in the US and the picture is becoming clear. Trend - no capital projects in 09 and maybe 10 too. So, ADM/Pkg implement...
by suvod
23 Jan 2009 17:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

@Singha

I believe he is talking about java certs from Sun.

For security, CISSP is the most imp cert to have. It is hard to get and acknowledged in the industry. Also, it deals with security across domains/platforms and is not focussed on Network/Server Admin like the Cisco or MS ones.
by suvod
23 Jan 2009 12:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

As Calvin has rightly pointed out, backend pre-sales work is the road to frontline sales positions like BDM, Relation Managers, etc. if you are coming from service delivery. And things can really 'happen' for you if you are part of a growing company. As for me, I was doing solutions design and effor...
by suvod
22 Jan 2009 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385949

Re: Indian IT Industry

Bhai Log, How wonderful (Or stupid) this idea is to move from S/W Consulting to Pre-Sales ? No I don't have a job offer in hand but I am planning to work on those lines. Target is before fall this year, I should be part of the attrition statistics in my current group. Is it like moving from Eye-raa...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 17:11
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 167848

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

There is a prayer meeting at the Police Gymkhana at 5pm tomorrow to pay tribute to the policemen who gave their lives. It is open to the public too.
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 17:05
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Rahul: No offense taken and no apologies required.

Meanwhile, CNN-IBN is reporting that Zardari has promised access to Hafiz Sayed. What does access mean? Deport?
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 16:43
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Rahul: I do understand that the Moscow and Mumbai situations have nothing in common except perhaps the scale and audacity. And I'm not doing a qualitative or for that matter quantitative of the nobel-winning variety, comparison of the two. Just wanted to point out that Mumbai was secured with minimu...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 16:00
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Brando: I have to concede that the initial reaction by the Mumbai police was chaotic and lacked a clear strategy. But if you really sit to scrutinize the actions of the Indian SF, I think the whole operation was executed very admirably. None of us are couter-terrorism experts and our only knowledge ...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 15:29
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

No one here is discounting the fact that there were failures and shortcomings, at various levels. But to compare this with how the US agencies would have reacted in a similar situation is neither warranted nor needed. Especially when the analysis comes from CNN 'experts'. Much of the perception of a...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 14:57
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 167848

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

Sabina was not muslim. Her full name - Sabina Sehgal Saikia. Saikia is an assamese hindu surname. It does not matter whether she was Hindu or Muslim. She was an Indian. It is all that matters. Rest in peace sister. I agree, let's not get into specifics here. India is united and I am damn glad it is...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 14:39
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 167848

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

CNN-IBN saying that one of the pigs was from Yemen. They used Blackberrys, and were heavily drugged. Also that Dawood may be involved. All from ATS sources.
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 14:30
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 167848

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

Sabina was not muslim. Her full name - Sabina Sehgal Saikia. Saikia is an assamese hindu surname.
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 14:21
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

at least we don't have a. politicians like Bush who recites nursery rhymes while terrorist land planes inside buildings b. crisis mgmt agencies (!!) like FEMA who handled Katrina so brilliantly c. security forces who are brave only when fighting from 20,000ft above the ground somebody put a tape on ...
by suvod
29 Nov 2008 13:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 211679

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

SSridhar, I hope you are proved wrong. But in my heart, I know you are correct. Yes, nothing will happen. Perhaps this is precisely what Obama "instructed" MMS when he called this morning. But what about pressure from the Indian public? Doesn't he feel the pressure to at least show a sembl...

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