Netaji's Mystery: Back from the Dead!

URL Link: http://www.missionnetaji.org Highlights: On August 25, 1945 the Indian newspapers broke the news that Netaji had died in a freak plane crash in Taipei (then Taihoku) on August 18th. He had been flying to Tokyo to work out the INA’s surrender when this happened. The British would believe none of it. Viceroy Archibald Wavell noted in his diary on 23 August that “I wonder if the Japanese announcement of Subhas Chandra Bose’s death in a air-crash is true. I suspect it very much, it is just what should be given out if he meant to go underground.…” They dispatched their crack intelligence teams to South East Asia. The findings were bewildering. Netaji was not heading to Tokyo. Months before the world war staggered to a halt, he’d begun planning a new chapter of his war on colonialism. He saw the Cold War coming and reached out to the USSR. The British intelligence got clear information that Subhas was going to Russia at the time of his death. The Japanese had given out a false story about his destination. The survivors of the crash were rounded up and records were captured. The pictured that emerged was of deceit. Eyewitnesses were found to be lying and records appeared as if they had been planted. Source: MissionNetaji.org Read more

25 Rules for Leaders

URL Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/articles/2002/05/rtsd_quotes.html Highlights: 1. Audit Your Company Cultures “Companies don’t have one culture. They have as many as they have supervisors or managers. You want to build a strong culture? Hold every manager accountable for the culture that he or she builds.” –Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths 2. Informed People Don’t Fear Change “People are not afraid of change. They fear the unknown.” –Dick Brown, chairman and CEO of EDS 3. Beware “Aspirational Accounting” “Enron has changed things significantly. You used to be able to buy a company, account for it in bizarre ways, and make money on the sale. That world is over.” –Nolan Bushnell, founder, chairman, and CEO of uWink Inc. Source: Fast Company Read more

My forecast – lets evaluate

This weeks message from MSN Astrology: You are now beginning to understand why having Saturn in your sign is both a blessing and a lot of hard work. You are determined to take on the world, but also need to plan a strategy for success. There is no point in working non-stop if it doesn’t really take you where you want to go. Mapping out the stages of your journey is essential. Both Mercury and Venus move into Libra this week, which is going to put the focus even more squarely on developing a positive outlook and also on expressing your feelings and explaining yourself. Read more

Sania second most popular search!

News Source: Exchange4Media News Highlight: Beyond the tennis courts and the sports icon status that she enjoys in India, Sania Mirza is creating history in the cyber world as well. While the media weighs her brand worth and advertisers are busy working out how to optimise their gains from ‘Brand Sania,’ the teen-sensation is getting hotter each day with fans worldwide logging on to the Net to know more and more about the Hyderabadi girl. The current ratings published on the web, based on search queries made to Google and Yahoo, Sania is almost ruling the Net. In Google Zeitgeist country wise ranking, Sania is the second most sought after query made from India during the recent US Open tournament. Sania even grabbed the ninth position in the ‘Top 15 Gaining Queries’ across countries as Googlers hit the Net to find more about the new rising face of tennis. URL of the news item: http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/izone1/izone_fullstory.asp?section_id=4&news_id=17901&tag=12628&pict=5 Read more

Sania Mirza Second Most Sought After Search Query On Google And Yahoo

News Source: Content Sutra News Highlight: Sania Mirza, the tennis icon from India, is the second most-sought after search query from India on Google and Yahoo. In Google Zeitgeist country wise ranking, Sania is the second most sought after query made from India during the recent US Open tournament. Sania even grabbed the ninth position in the ‘Top 15 Gaining Queries’ across countries as Googlers hit the Net to find more about the new rising face of tennis. On Yahoo’s similar rating meter, called Yahoo Buzz, which provides comprehensive section wise ratings from its global search data, Sania crashed into the ‘Top 20 Sports Leaders’ category at rank 17 on September, just below David Beckham, gaining 31 ranks. She has been in the prestigious sports ‘Leaders’ ranking list for the sixth consecutive day along with basket ball legend Michael Jordan at the 10th position. URL of the news item: http://www.contentsutra.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/19/1239430.html Read more

Ignorance and Knowledge

Here are some useful quotes: Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. – John Wilmot There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. – Oscar Wilde “An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out.” – Will Rogers Read more

KGB bribed Congress Government, Indian Commies and the bureaucracy!

News Source: Silicon India News Highlight: A new book written by a former KGB head has alleged that the spies of former Soviet intelligence agency KGB swarmed the Indian bureaucracy and that it bribed Indian politicians, newspapers in the 1970s to prevent India from switching loyalties during the height of cold war. “The Mitrokhin Archive II: The KGB and the World,” being published one year after the death of former KGB agent Vasili Mitrokhin says a high-ranking KGB officer paid millions of roubles to keep the then Congress led Government, media, one press agency and the Indian communists happy and not to switch loyalties. The book also says India was one of the countries successfully penetrated by the KGB outside the Soviet bloc. URL of the news item: http://www.siliconindia.com/shownewsdata.asp?newsno=29470&newscat=Top Read more

Troubling Exits At Microsoft

News Source: Businessweek News Highlight: When Microsoft Corp. (MFST ) hired computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee away from hardware maker Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI ) in 1998, the move underscored how thoroughly the software giant dominated the computer industry. Not only did it monopolize PC operating systems and hold an edge in Web browsers, but it was also vacuuming up the world’s brightest technologists. Lee’s expertise was in speech recognition, considered one of the next big leaps in computing. With people like him flocking to Microsoft’s labs, it seemed that the digital world’s reigning champion had a lock on the future. Things didn’t turn out that way. In July, Lee bolted from Microsoft for Web search king Google Inc. (GOOG ), and once again his personal journey is emblematic of a shift in computing’s balance of power. These days it’s Google, not Microsoft, that seems to have the most momentum. Microsoft sued to stop Lee from working for the upstart, citing his noncompete agreement. But on Sept. 13 a state judge in Seattle ruled that Lee could work for Google, with some restrictions, pending a January trial. Microsoft said it was happy the judge limited the type of work Lee could do. Yet when court adjourned, Lee smiled broadly and threw both arms in the air. “I feel great,” he said outside the courtroom. “I can’t wait to start work tomorrow morning.” URL of the news item: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_39/b3952001.htm?campaign_id=nws_insdr_sep16&link_position=link1 Read more

Sania Mirza: The Indian Tennis Glam icon

Sania’s Biography: Birth Date: 15 Nov 1986 Birth Place: Mumbai, India Residence: Hydrabad, India Nationality: INDIA Height: 5’7 1/2″ (1.53m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59kg) Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand) Favourite Surface: Hard Coach: C.G.K. Bhupathi Age Began Tennis: 6 Personal Interests: Swimming, Music Other Information: Ambition in tennis: To be in the Top 20 of the World. Favourite player: Steffi Graf Above: Back after the successful US Open Above: The dress in the eye of storm! More blogs about sania. Read more

Islamic group threatens Sania, security beefed up

News Source: Hindustan Times News Highlight: India’s tennis sensation Sania Mirza will receive extra security after an Islamic group opposed to her court dress threatened to stop her from playing in next week’s WTA event, police said on Friday. Muslim hardliners have denounced the 18-year-old player for wearing skimpy skirts and colourful sleeveless tops on court, which they say are un-Islamic. The teenager has emerged as one of India’s most visible sporting icons following a sensational year in which she has climbed to 34 in the WTA world rankings. In a country dominated by cricket, companies are queuing up to sign endorsements with her. URL of the news item: http://hindustantimes.com/news/181_16090503,0008.htm Read more

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