How Mahindra & Mahindra kicks the backside of Deere & Co. in Southern US!

So you thought nothing of the good old Mahindra & Mahindra. right? Well, it seems like M&M may be able to kick the back side of Deere & Co. - the most venerable name in tractors in the US!! Here is one such case from Businessweek's latest article:But rather than buy an American-made John Deere or New Holland, brands he grew up with, Lucenberg chose a shiny red Mahindra 5500 made by India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. "I have been around equipment all my life," says Lucenberg, who … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stocks for next 10 years

Here are top 10 stocks that you can keep buying for next 10 years from Morningstar's Pat Dorsey.Amgen (AMGN) Cadbusy Schweppes (CSG) Dell (DELL) Ebay (EBAY) Fastenal (FAST) Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) JP Morgan Chase (JPM) Mastercard (MA) Medtronic (MDT) Sysco (SYY)The real surprise for me - never heard of the company - was Fastenal. Apparently, it rocks! Here is what Pat Dorsey says about it:Moving from the new economy to the old, Fastenal (FAST) makes my top-10 list hands-down. … [Read more...]

Are Muslims at War with the Indian State?

Read these statements - who do you think is saying these? Here this guy is asking why the Muslim leaders and the celebrities did not come out to condemn the Jehadi Islam and also collect moneys for the displaced Kashmiri Hindus? Who is this guy?The biggest one was the recent one -- July 11. I was extremely perturbed because (despite) whatever I had been told by the so-called leaders, those leaders have not come out against these bomb blasts, or the carnage of tourists in Srinagar. They have … [Read more...]

How a Muslim Doctor became an Islamic Terrorist and Bombed Hundreds in Mumbai!!

This bastard studied in India, lived there in Mumbai, amongst other citizens and still wanted to kill the people there. His own neighbors! How does an ordinary citizen become Jehadis? Simply by coming in touch? What does this "touch" do? Seemingly re-inforces what is said in Quran in a way that promotes hatred.... blind hatred!! The more important question that troubles my mind is - how do you differentiate between an Ansari who is a "peaceful Indian Citizen" and one who is a "hidden sleeper … [Read more...]

Terrorist Training Camps in Pakistan: How it all works!

Here is how it all happens - the Terrorist Training Crash Course! What I cannot fathom is when Indian Intelligence has even the names of the teachers and Professors, then why cannot the Americans force these Jehadis to stop all this!Saudi Arabia is an important stopover for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) men on their way to Pakistan for training. The terrorists -- mostly from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad -- travel on valid visas to Saudi Arabia from where LeT contacts arrange their passage to … [Read more...]

Miss Puerto Rico is the new Miss Universe 2006

Miss Puerto Rico was crowned the new Miss Universe. She beamed as the crown was placed on her head but briefly fainted after a post-pageant news conference. She quickly recovered after being given liquids, said Miss Universe spokeswoman Esther Swan. Rivera, who was wearing a dress made entirely of metal chains, had been standing under hot stage lights for some time when she began to topple over. Someone caught her as she fell. "I always had faith and confidence in myself, but I never knew I was … [Read more...]

Lecturing on Indo-US Nuke Deal and the Reality of Looking the other way on Pakistani Nukes!!!

Here is the familiar cribbing of the Economist about India's Nuke program and the deal with US. Economist, in all the years that I have read it, seems to still harbor a kind of "Raj mentality". Those were the times when the British Government acted like smart asses motivating some enemies or looking the other way while they would beef up while lecturing Indian leaders on the morals of the world!Look at this BS:Nor has India taken on any meaningful new non-proliferation obligations to … [Read more...]

Basic Strategic Follies in Implementing Business Intelligence Projects

Interesting case study on the "Change Management" initiative at John Hopkins. Read carefully the issues that are foremost in the minds of the employees. Reassurance is the main one!About 20 Johns Hopkins IT managers clustered around a Mount Washington conference table recently for one purpose: to learn how to prepare their employees for their user roles and training in the new SAP software system being implemented by HopkinsOne.They angled their faces toward Pam Somers, senior specialist … [Read more...]