July 25, 2004

BREAKING NEWS: Sun TV & MDMK enter BPO Arena, start call centers

STATUTORY WARNING: This post is supposedly a dubakoor article, and possibly grouped under 'Humor'. If anyone prefers to take offence, please be aware you have full rights to do so.
Sun TV enters BPO, and starts a call center. This is a Korean Collaboration and named 'Kokkarakko Gummango'. The COOs are Chitti Babu and Archana. CTO for this venture is 'Pepsi Uma', now-a-days known as 'Jayachandran Textiles' Uma.

Buoyed by the entry strategy of Sun TV in call center, MDMK also entered BPO. Since they do not have any such leading figures to take CxO positions, MDMK preferred direct entry into BPO through Mergers & Acquisitions route.

As part of their M&A strategy, MDMK acquired fmous BPO player 'Office Tiger'. They plan nearshore strategy in Tamilnadu - India for an MNC with offices at Srilanka, London, Canada and Norway.

July 13, 2004

Aesop fable???

Once upon a time, there was a forest. In a part of forest, lived a set of elephants. In another part, lived kangaroos.

Lots of competitions used to be held between the animals in the forest. Both kangaroos and elephants used to win regularly. But kangaroos used to be haughty and never accept elephants' victory, but elephants would cheer kangaroos whenever kangaroos won.

There was a highly talented elephant who won the competitions for elephants. Likewise, a certain kangaroo was also quite talented and won competitions.

All kangaroos will just like that nitpick elephant whenever the elephant won for their herd. This elephant would then be subjected to utter humiliation by kangaroos.

Kangaroos would say, "elephant is not an elephant at all and the elephant doesn't walk with its legs, but runs, when it it supposed to walk." Kangaroos would then ask elephant to come for a check-up. They will test the elephants and will certify it only walks. But whenever competition would start, kangaroos would start again.

But elephant never lost determination to win for his team.

The King of the forest was also a kangaroo. He called for a competition. Just before the competition started, he announced that the specific elephant is a cheater and hurled all sorts of abuses.

The elephant known for its sensitivity refused to participate in the competition.

It is important to note that the elephant had won so far 527 medals. And the kangaroos had nearly 523 medals.

King kangaroo was so happy that the elephant did not come. Other kangaroos were happy too, but acted like Nambiar villain and hid their glee.

And then, Shane Warne equalled Muttiah Muralitharan's world record!!!

Past 10000+

I get so many referrals from other sites...I also send self-marketing emails shamelessly to my friends telling I have written a new blog...somehow people keep visiting this blog of mine!!!

But how many of you noticed that I have crossed 10000 mark?

And how many of you noticed that I started the counter at 9500?

Remarkable, eh???

July 11, 2004

Rue Sadness - Le Pondicherry

Forgive my French! Crassly spoiled French - right?
Pondicherry is as good as my French!
Pondicherry now has mere subtle remnants of a French colony, but more of an extended colony of Chennai.
The affluent people of Chennai through their contant visits to Pondy have set the cash coffers of Pondy business men ringing. What it has amounted to is crass-commercialization, and as a result, throw the French culture, respect and heritage into the sea, and adapt new-age mantra of consumerism.
The Pondicherry beach road, 5 years back, had just one restaurant - Le cafe - run by PT&TDC bang in the centre of beach. Opposite to that, across the road, was an open space where like a typical village fair, some art form would be on display. And petty vendors selling groundnuts, ice creams and the short snacks.
Any other restaurant or eat-out was not within easy vicinity of beach.
The Pondy beach road would be so peaceful, with people thronging the beach to enjoy the cool breeze, drink something at Le Cafe and generally sack out.
But today,
So many eat-outs have been opened on the beach road. No proper garbage disposal, lots of litter.
Noticed a couple of old buildings representing old colonial architecture have been pulled down. Am sure they will be replaced with high-rise fashion apartment or showroom (read: lacking creativity and strength to withstand sea-wind carrying high content of salinity).
Current state of Pondicherry beach was a big eco-shock.
Even within city limits, the infrastructure has not taken a dramatic improvement, but the place is being burdened with so many incomplete, unfinished big structures. The density is thick.
Sad to see that the cancer is proliferating from Chennai into Pondicherry.