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The Corporate Obstacle Course Syndrome


The gamut of employees, from freshers to experienced folks and managers, are all made to run through obstacle courses in order to achieve their objectives. Every “big” company I’ve worked with, spoke to or heard about, treats all its junior and mid-level employees as criminals, erecting IT, HR and administrative policy barriers that impede their progress and agility. Employees have to jump through frustrating, mentally exhausting and time-consuming hoops of approvals, permissions, clarifications and clearances to get their jobs done.

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Not-for-You Broadband


This is a post (and a letter) to highlight the horrendous quality of internet service from You Broadband. 8th June 2014 To, The CEO You Broadband, Chennai India Sir, I’m a business-level internet user, depending on close to 24×7 internet connectivity in both Indian and US time zones. I used – and still use – […]

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Depraved Indian Government + Apathetic Citizens = Perfect Symmetry


The Indian Government, Failed to ensure food and health security Failed to control control rampant corruption Failed to punish participants of dozens of scams Failed to prevent multiple terrorist attacks Like this:Like Loading…

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The Next Generation Enterprise: Business as a Service in the Cloud

Cloud Computing Services

Businesses that see the cloud as the future of services are already living in the past. Cloud computing is no longer the future. It’s the present. It’s now. It’s passé, even. Companies began adopting and implementing cloud computing several years ago, and they’ve driven the Darwinian-like evolution of cloud computing from “What is the cloud?” to “How […]

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Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5.1.1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 OS 4.1.2

Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5.1.1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jellybean 4.1.2

You know that feeling of anticipation and excitement of using something new? You look forward to making it yours; bending it to your will and watching it deliver magical results? And then when the time comes and you feel “meh“? That. After using the Apple iPhone 2, 3 and 4 for half a decade, I […]

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No Country for Honest Indians

Rape of India by Politicians, Companies, Citizens

As a nation, we Indians are the epitome of under-performance, goldbricking and deceit. Our collective DNA is infused with abhorrent phrases like “kindly adjust“, “hota hai, chalta hai“, “swalpa adjust maadi” and “do the needful“. Our comfort zone lies in slacking and providing as little value as possible while expecting more than fair compensation in return in […]

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