Showing posts from February, 2007

Man mummified watching TV -- The Indian perspective

There was this story of an elderly gentleman having died of natural causes. Nothing of much importance except the fact that the world came to know of his death after almost 12 months. He still was watching the TV in full volume as he was in moments before he died. Amazingly nobody noticed it. The main culprit was the weather. The environment was just right to not allow the body to decompose It seems that the electricity people too were at fault for it and an investigation has been promptly launched in the matter. You must be wondering why. Well the reason is that how can someone continue to get electricity when he has not paid his bills for a long time. In this case for over a year. Well this is not what I am writing this post. Actually I was wondering that if this incident would have had happen in India. While my grey cells worked over it. It came up with some interesting things. Say instead of watching TV he would be trying to call someone - Now picture this, the police enter his

The Real Story Behind Baglihar Verdict and Pakistani Reactions

The world awaited the verdict for the Baglihar Dam. Finally it was out. Andas soon as it was out, we had Pakistani reactions. They termed this their victory . Three of their proposals were considered valid by the Neutral Committee. Here was the twist,. a day later we have Indian government officials were shouting on top of their lungs that it was a WIN-WIN for all (Straight from Stefen Covey's Bad Habits). Now how is that possible. This was supposed to be a war. In a war either its Win-Lose or Lose-Lose. Not the other way round as the Indians were claiming. So said the Pak Media. Next what you heard was this. Pakistan government backs out .. Now how is that possible. Still wondering. Heres the real story. What happened was that the Indian claims were absolutely correct in all respects. But Indians doing something good did not go down well with the Pakistan government. So you has this new problem coming up. The World Bank's Neutral Committee was formed. It was evaluating the

The Art and Culture of Salesmanship

I wonder if salesmanship has anything to do with the genes or the environment we are brought up in. But my belief in this becomes more and more stronger as I travel across India . I would to particularly mention that the best salesmanship that I have encountered was in Calcutta and Bombay . Both places had one thing in common, most of the shops (at least those which I visited were owned by a Marwari). Of course Marwari shops are a legend of sort, consider at almost all the places and the people I have met as the most intelligent sellers. Its just the way the sales psychology works. I had never thought about it ever. But the trip to Gopinatham(details of that I will be giving you soon) made me think in this direction. There was an old man(He said he was 75). He spoke fluent English. I was initially shocked by his fluency. Not that it was a BPO style English but none the less good enough. He told me that he had learnt English from a variety of places and people. He understood the psyc