Archive for June, 2005

Getting ‘Rumpy-Pumpy’ In Indian BPOs

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Read this hillarious story in The Register based on a revealing report about employees in Indian Call Centre getting ‘rumpy-pumpy’ within their BPO office spaces in The Times of India. Exquisite. 😀

2-Wheelers Are Below Taj Chandigarh’s Standards

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Taj Chandigarh is the latest to open from the Taj chain of hotels in India. It is also the first 5-Star hotel in Chandigarh. Since I’d been to the Taj in Mumbai (the oldest and most prestigious one which dates back to 1903) a few times, I had been very excited about the whole deal […]

Clawing Sylphites

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Thanks to Ricardo for giving me the inspiration for this post’s title. There are now, to my knowledge, 4 active blogs from Sylpheed-Claws developers: Colin Hoa Paul Ricardo Of the two more known to me, Alfons seems to have shut down his blog and looks like Thorsten has a girlfriend again. 😉 A whole lot […]

Printing Is Coming to SC!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

After a super job of correcting IMAP, Colin has started work on printing in Sylpheed-Claws. This was perhaps one of the biggest issues in SC and it’s wonderful to see him getting his hands dirty on this. Paul tells me this was the first commit after v1.9.12 (released today) too. Whoo! 😀 Now only if […]

My Boss Has Brains

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Seriously. One article in Businessweek led to a discussion about retaining talent (hey, we’re a normal company; even we have people walking out). So, he wrote in an email that makes a whole lotta sense to me as a manager. If you’re working in a senior position in any organisation, you will have members of […]

Steve Jobs Speech

Friday, June 17th, 2005

So I found myself reading the transcript of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. It runs into about 4 pages (yes I printed it) and through personal example, Steve set forth, or rather paraphrased in his unique manner, a few very interesting and useful ideas for anybody who’s starting out […]

Rule #7

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

I so much identify with these unspoken rules of graphic design I caught at AdLand From among these all, the one that really stands out for the message is #7. #7. Speed. Quality. Affordability. Pick any two. As part of the list, it is probably getting understated but this is actually a very profound […]

Intel Agrees To Come To India

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

On May 3, I wrote about Indian IT minister’s planned visit to woo Intel to set up a factory in India. From the report on eWeek, looks like he succeeded! Intel Corp., the world’s largest computer-chip maker, plans to spend up to $400 million on a chip assembly and testing plant in India, Communications Minister […]

Fun With Clients

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I’ve not worked with him much but boy, does this guy have a sense of humour! I’ve wanted to work with him for a long time but opportunity has never presented itself. We chat once in a while. This conversation happened a couple of days back. Client: dude… where is (name omitted)? im gonna kill […]

Fun With Clients

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

One of those moments… Client: They are certain to notice. Me: Yes, they are doing that. I noticed them noticing me and I noticed that they noticed that I noticed them noticing me. … duh. 😛


Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I’ve been down with viral past 2 days. The doc said the particular strain going around incubates for 2 days and then hangs on you for 2 days with sniffles and moderate temperature before sliding down. I got down on Tuesday afternoon so that would mean I got it on Sunday… should have taken care […]