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...]

Ineffectiveness of too many choices and data!

Are a lot of choices for the consumers always a smart marketing strategy? Apparently yes as the traditionalist American marketing Gurus may have us believe. But research tells us otherwise. Sheena Iyenger, Assoc Prof at Columbia University, did research on the affect of increasing the flavors of jams in a grocery store and its sales figures. Similarly the satisfaction from a choice of the same Godiva chocolate seemed to be more when taken out of a pack of 6 rather than a pack of 30!To explore … [Read more...]

Doctor and the Mechanic!

One fine day, a mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car. The mechanic shouted across the garage," Hello Doctor! Please come over here for a minute." The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at … [Read more...]

links for 2006-07-24

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