Namaskara, Today we will learn the meaning of the word LakshmiKantah. Kantah means husband. Therefore, LakhsmiKantah translates to Lakshmiâ€™s husband, who is Lord Vishnu. The word Kanta, however, means wife. But here the word is KantaH (with a visarga). In other words, You would have heard the word ayaskanta in Kannada which means magnet. Its […]
Previously, you saw me jumping around Coonoor here. That was a very self-centred post featuring me, me, and only me. The real beauty of Ooty and Coonoor follows! The last photograph is ample evidence of The Notary’s perseverance when faced with a challenge. The challenge in this case was to take a clear photograph of […]
The McKinsey Quarterly: When Chinese companies go global – An interview with Lenovo’s Mary Ma An interview with Mary Ma, Senior VP and CFO at Lenovo, in which she talks about Chinese acquisitions abroad, the challenges of integrating companies across cultures, and the role of private-equity firms in providing business experience. Knowledge@Wharton – Why Does […]
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been taking initiatives by creating appropriate technological infrastructure to enable migration from paper based payments to electronic payment systems such as Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) System, National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System and Electronic Clearing Service (ECS). While doing so, RBI has been adopting international best practices […]
GEO 12.97°N 77.56°E has a guest blogger: my friend from school, R. R’s a terrific guy and an email he sent recently gave me a terrific idea: a weekly column titled “Adhyatma Chintane” where R would discuss all things spiritual, in readily understandable tidbits. The purpose is to spread awareness about our culture and tradition, […]
Following the completion of our graduation ceremony on April 20, 2007, we’re officially business graduates. It’s been a wonderful year of learning. I’ll miss everything about SP Jain. A few photos from that day: D (prospective CIO and my roommate), Myself, and V. Myself, D (prospective CIO and my roommate), and another V. Me, me, […]
That’s me, padded up and all ready to zip around on the go karting track at GRIPS off Bangalore – Mysore highway (keep looking carefully and constantly to your left after you cross Kengeri, you need to take a sharp left at the next petrol bunk). The 10-bhp vehicles (the one you see in the […]
HBS Working Knowledge: Adding Time to Activity-Based Costing Determining a company’s true costs and profitability has always been difficult, although advancements such as activity-based costing (ABC) have helped. In a new book – Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing, Professor Robert Kaplan and Acorn Systems’ Steven Anderson offer a simplified system based on time-driven ABC that leverages existing […]
Having completed my two-month internship, I thought it would be a good idea to document my learning. In summary, I found the internship experience to be highly satisfactory as it gave me an opportunity to work on real business problems (in solving which I got to apply what I learnt over the past year), to […]
Don’t be afraid to try something different. It pays to think different from the herd. For the final project during the Business-Smart IT Applications course, Vinayak and I were assigned the McDonald’s IT mega-failure case. The objective was to research the case and present a case analysis via a presentation. If you are interested, you […]
Caught these beauties dancing over my compound in the mid-day sunshine. Hope these pretty darlings washed your Monday morning blues away. Have a great week ahead.
I have often received requests for a single package download of the presentations from Dr. Lakshmi Mohan’s course on Business-Smart IT Applications. Thought it’s a good idea to publish the same here. Feel free to pass on the link to whoever you think might be interested in this awesome content. Download the Business-Smart IT Applications […]
Source: Uluru and the Olgas Live observations from the author: The Lonely Planet guide asks punters not to climb Uluru, as it’s a sensitive site for aboriginals, there’s even a sign from the local aboriginal people asking that tourists respect their wishes and keep off. But oh no, try and stop Mr. Johhny Foreigner with […]
That’s all I can say after watching Shaka Laka Boom Boom. You can’t find a junkier movie – ever!
And if you can’t do that, do what the Notary did: click pictures. As they say, there’s only one thing quicker than lightning: “The Notary with a Canon PowerShot A530.” To quote the Notary: Yesterday in Bangalore there were thunderstorms and lightning all over the place…So didn’t wanna let this opportunity go begging…So tried my […]
This is the Nandi Bull at Chamundi Hills, Mysore. Quite a picnic spot, some would say. Commonly seen at temples of Lord Shiva across India, it is a custom to seek Nandi’s blessings when you visit the temple. Delightful photography @ Shruthi Geographic – My only complaint is that she doesn’t post frequently enough.
The GEO Blog has finally cracked the money-weight equation! (Previous attempts here, here, and here.) I hope you are as excited as I am at this discovery. And all it took was a stroll past VLCC and some basic mathematical modeling using Microsoft Excel. Are you ready to read about it? Lo and behold… Money […]
From a recent RBI circular: Rounding off cheques to the nearest rupee Banks are advised that all transactions, including payment of interest on deposits/charging of interest on advances, should be rounded off to the nearest rupee; i.e., fractions of 50 paise and above shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee and fraction of […]