Commonwealth’s resounding success

I’ve been losing touch on news lately but one thing I did manage to follow and that was CWG. I am feeling f****** proud (I do always anyways) of India because it wasn’t easy and especially whole world was kind of waiting for one failure to pounce upon it. I know there are problems but they are everywhere and I despise people who are always badmouthing their motherland. This should be a lesson to them as well as orgs like BBC, Aussie media etc who are selectively critical of Indian success anytime and anywhere. This is in no way to encourage the kind of corruption Kalmadi and co. must have indulged in on the name of CWG but I would have been pissed if after eating all that money, they messed up the games. What’s truly heartening about CWG’s success is seeing public being mature about it. There has been lash on Indian media for questioning the games initially but I will give them the credit for following up on the important issues for if they didn’t, I doubt politicians would have taken significant actions. I heard Delhi is a changed place now (reminds me of my post on post Olympics China) from my cousin and I think we do deserve that modernization. I also feel proud about Ayodhya issue proceeding peacefully. These things do make me miss India more though!

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2010/10/04/sidner.india.cwg.opening.day.cnn

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/10/14/commonwealth.games.india.closing/

  

Murdoch and the story of digital paper

Just wanted to share this since I’ve previously blogged on Rupert Murdoch’s attempt on gaining credible share in e-newspapers. Contrary to the demeaning approach of Techcrunch, I like Murdoch’s persistence trials. I mean, someone’s got to figure out the money for newspapers, right?

Murdoch’s New iPaper: One Last Tragic Roll Of The Digital Dice

News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones

It’s the latest bid by a major media company to build readership using new devices such as the iPad. The new publication would offer short, snappy stories and operate under the auspices of the New York Post.

August 13, 2010|By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times

News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is embarking on an ambitious plan for a new national digital newspaper to be distributed exclusively as paid content for tablet computers such as Apple Inc.’s iPad and mobile phones.

The initiative, which would directly compete with the New York Times, USA Today and other national publications, is the latest attempt by a major media organization to harness sexy new devices to reach readers who increasingly consume their news on the go. The development underscores how the iPad is transforming the reading habits of consumers much like the iPod changed how people listen to music.

  

MBA Internships

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Summer internships can be critical for programs such as MBA that are inherently practical and hands-on in nature. The fact that more than 70% MBA students are career switchers, trying to get an entry position in an extremely tough market makes it inevitable in today’s world.

One thing I like about NYU Stern is the accessibility to real employers. Continue reading MBA Internships

  

More on NY Tech Meetup, web domains and startups

I got to see a lot of very interesting stuff at the NY Tech Meetup last week. If you are even slightly interested in technology, startups, venture world and upcoming web stuff, this is the best resource you could get in NY. And its amazing how fast one can get outdated. If you haven’t heard about foursquare yet, then you already are.
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Google Vs China – a symbolic move

I discussed the story sometime back and while I did not think Google would actually step out, it just did. It is not about business anymore, it is not about politics anymore. I think Google took it to heart more than we actually imagined and I like it.

Src: The Economist

This story from WashingtonPost covers it nicely.

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