Friday, May 12, 2006

Most Admired Leaders and Companies

Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy has emerged as India's most admired business leader, for the fifth consecutive year, in the 5th Annual B-School Study conducted by Brand-comm, a leading brand consulting, advertising and PR firm headquartered in Bangalore
About 545 students from 13 leading management institutes across the country participated in the survey.

  1. N R Narayana Murthy - Infosys Tech
  2. Ratan Tata - Tata Group
  3. Dhirubhai, Mukesh and Anil Ambani - Reliance Group
  4. Azim Premji, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Vijay Mallya - Wipro, A V Birla Group, UB Group
  5. Subroto Bagchi - MindTree Consulting
  6. K V Kamath - ICICI Bank
  7. Capt G R Gopinath - Air Deccan
  8. Nandan Nilekani - Infosys Tech
  9. Kishore Biyani - Pantaloon


  1. Infosys
  2. Tata
  3. Wipro
  4. HLL, MindTree, TCS and ITC, McKinsey
  5. Oracle
  6. Google
  7. GE
  8. Bharti
  9. HSBC

Visit this Link for more details.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Get ready for Hollywood Blockbusters

1. Poseidon
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. X-Men The Last Stand
4. Mission Impossible 3

should keep theaters busy...

The others in the pipeline are:

1. Superman Returns
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

The latest one to get released on May 12 is Poseidon. The trailer is too impressive. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen of “A Perfect Storm” and “Das Boot” fame, the film is a loose remake of 1972’s upside-down actioner “The Poseidon Adventure,” which starred Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine and Shelley Winters.

"a cruise ship gets hit by a 150 ft. wave on New Year’s Eve"

For more details click here.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Soccer Fever .. all around

Visit the following links for more detail:

1. Soccer fever in Kolkata ahead of World Cup
2. Soccer fever grips travel agents, airlines, TV channels

Its only 6 weeks left ... First match is on 9th June and i will start working from 8th June in Kolkatta. What a coincidence. Morning 9 to 6 - Induction fundas and then all set for soccer in evening.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunita Williams ... another Indian Space Girl

Following the footstep of Kalpana Chawla, who died in 2003 space shuttle Columbia, Suni as her parents call her, have reach another entry into space soon.

Lets just go to Sunita's school days and check out her demenour.

Always "an intelligent child"right from school, Sunita "excelled in all her subjects. Recalls her mom, "She started swimming competitively right from the time she was eight. She was captain of her college team too.

It was her determination that saw her graduate from the US Naval Academy. This is where she met her husband Michael J Williams and May 27th will see the two celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary.

Kalpana was a very sweet person and a wonderful scientist and Suni was very inspired by her. No wonder, she was very upset when Kalpana was killed.

Read this one.

Versatility of Sonali Kulkarni …

There is something common in Dil Chahta Hai, Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar. Its none other than the a theater artist, classical dancer and an immensely talented actress who making a great presence felt in Bollywood.

She is not just good at performance - both on the silver screen and on stage but an enthu biking person. For her, riding her bike on the open road is like a metaphor for life - often perilous and challenging, but worth the ride!

I loved her short and sweet role in Dil Chahta Hai with Saif Ali Khan. She is not one of those bubly actresses on the screen - who can just smile, and nod their heads whenever required. She is different. She has been gifted with a knack to act roles with utmost perfection. And the best part i like about her is that natural touch which she imbibe in her gestures and actions. She is not just marvelous but more than an "arrest performer".

There was an article in Delhi Times. Just read it.