Make In India needs Fab In India First

Make In India needs Fab In India First

In today’s world electronic parts plays a great role in almost all kinds of product. Be it consumer products like mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches or many other gadgets or industrial products like sensors, network swtiches, power controls, home automation or the upcoming IOT revolution. Ubiquitous usage of electronics in products is known fact. Chip manufacturing is a very specialized field which is more or less absent from Indian manufacturing scene as of now. Chip manufacturing facilities are normally called “Fab”…

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Demonetization: A Chance to learn new things

Demonetization: A Chance to learn new things

It was night on 8th of November and as usual I had switched to DD NEWS to get my daily dose of news. For couple of years I have stopped watching any other NEWS channel due high intensity noise that raises anxiety levels in me. DD NEWS has its own problem being forced to highlight government moves as well air NEWS related to Information & Broadcasting Minister who these days is Venkaiah Naidu, even when related NEWS are not of…

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Purging of Black Money hits real Estate Hard

Purging of Black Money hits real Estate Hard

The real estate prices are bound to go down if the black money is sucked out of the system which may be good news for all the people looking to buy their dream house. Imagine a situation that people don’t have black money to buy flats after flats and with excess capacity already in the real estate, it may be the best time to get your hands dirty and keep your research going on. There may not be a better time…

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Stale e-Commerce Sale Branding

Stale e-Commerce Sale Branding

  All the e-commerce players are trying to create an atmosphere of “sale” during the festive season and get customers to buy stuff that they don’t want. The three big players Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal have been following a very similar strategy and there isn’t any difference between their showcasing of deals. I have not seen other newspapers but Times Of India Bangalore edition of 2nd October had probably six pages of full page advertisement of Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon…

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Dumpy in Hampi – Part I

Dumpy in Hampi – Part I

Dumpy, Macha and Magne were wondering what to do on a long weekend which is a thought that crosses through their mind every time their is a “long weekend”. “Long Weekends” is a off day from office either on a Friday or Monday that makes a normal Saturday/Sunday weekend into to a long weekend. This is probably somewhat new to us in India as trips were not that common and mostly if at all the trips were done it was…

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Why American’s Don’t Walk?

Why American’s Don’t Walk?

Recently I was on a short trip to US for work. I was in a town called Longmont, Colorado. At this time of year which August the climate was very pleasant with bright sun. The temperature was hovering around 25-30 Deg C which was very near to what we have in Bangalore. Longmont isn’t that big  a city but very beautiful with Rocky Mountains running north to south and can be seen very easily. In United States you wouldn’t see…

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The General Theory Of Investing

The General Theory Of Investing

The general theory of investing is quite simple and exhibited by people in everything. We generally want to buy good things at good prices and sell things at a profit which means making it for less and selling it for more. This is true unless you are someone who wants to have snob value attached to things like some of the super rich people who are probably less than 1% of the world wide population. The central idea to investing is…

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Hawa Mahal (All India Radio Program) – A primer

Hawa Mahal (All India Radio Program) – A primer

Hawa Mahal is 15 min radio program broadcasted by  All India Radio’s (run by Indian goverment) channel Vividh Bharti. These days there is a FM channel 102.9 MHz where this program is played at 8PM (Mon – Saturday) Stories, Anecdotes, Snippets, skits, plays or natak, jhalki, vyang in Hindi are what Hawa Mahal deals with. The specialty is the  local stories that are close to us, our culture and stories of this land. In this globalized world where a Television Series like “Game…

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Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

I am not sure about the year, but it would probably be somewhere in 1992-93, I was playing cricket in an area which wasn’t our normal playing ground.I have blurred memory of that day and it was a nice cloudy day , mostly at the start of winter, perfect for playing. Boleng used to be a small hamlet surrounded by Himalayan Hills with distant constant burble of mighty Siang. I was probably fielding in the mid off area and as this one…

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Lou Han – Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant Review

Lou Han – Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant Review

India has a Chinese Diaspora possibly because both these countries have been in touch for thousands of years be it Buddhism, Silk Route, wars or more recently as competitors. As a kid I remember going to a Chinese dentist’s clinic of S S Chiang in Patna (Opposite BN College for those who know Patna) and there were bunch of them on that road probably cousins who moved out of Calcutta. Not sure if they had official degrees but there used…

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