Monthly Archives: March 2011

Highly personalized marketing

I received this in my email today. This is an advertisement from Look at it closely. It is a promotion for a Parker Luxor pen that is available at upto 50% off . It is also advertising free engraving … Continue reading

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Now India is in the world cup final :-)

I knew that today’s semi final between India and Pakistan was a big game, but I never imagined how big! It had all the makings of a big game. It was between the traditional rivals, India & Pakistan. The Master … Continue reading

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Charge the cell phone while you breathe…

This is the post I missed on 19th March, because of my lost laptop. That day, there was this interesting news in the Mumbai Mirror. Indian technology student Kancharla Sampath Reddy poses with his invention – a cellular telephone charger … Continue reading

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600 year old banyan tree

During my recent visit to Aurangabad, I had a chance to see a 600 year old tree.  We saw it at the Panchakki, the water mill.  This water mill is run by the power of water brought to the site … Continue reading

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The first page advertisement in Sunday Times is about Onida pre-cool AC. I have reproduced the advertisement on the left. Here is more information about it. User can send an SMS (text message) to the receiving device of the air … Continue reading

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Another airport incident

The last post about  the laptop exchange episode reminded me of another harrowing experience on an airport. This happened in December 1999. We, M&N Consultants, the company I started with Narayan, had landed a software development project in Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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Lost and found

I am writing this post after a long time and some of you may have wondered what happened? Did I finally give up trying to write everyday? Did I suffer from the writer’s block? It was really none of this, … Continue reading

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