February 29, 2008

Business Quiz 7

1. Its products are “The best a man can get” .Which Company are we talking about?

2. Which personal computer has been after a popular variety of apples in the US?

3. Which was the first company in the world to manufacture computers for commercial use?

4. What is the name of the clown of the fast food giant McDonald?

5.”Where do you want to go today” is the corporate slogan of which company?

6. Which computer company is popularly known as the “Big Blue”?

7. Which Swiss watch’s brand name means always in motion?

8. What does the Nike logo mean?

9. Which bank was called the National City Bank previously?

10. Who was the first Hollywood actress to model for “LUX”?

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February 28, 2008

Best online casino reviews

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Advertising Slogans of some of the best banks in the world

Citibank - “The CITI never sleeps

HSBC Bank-“HSBC.The world’s local bank

Deutsche Bank-“Deutsche Bank. A passion to perform”

Bank of America-“Think what we can do for you”

Union Bank of Switzerland-“You & Us”

Barclays Bank-“Now there’s a thought”

ABN Amro-“Making more possible”

Lehman Brothers-“Where vision gets built

JP Morgan Chase-“Chase what matters”

Goldman Sachs-“Our client’s interest always comes first

Standard Chartered Bank-“Leading the way in Asia, Africa and the middle east”

Morgon Stanley-”World Wise

ICICI Bank-“Hum Hai Na” (We are there for you)

Ashop Commerce

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February 27, 2008

Smorty...get paid for writing reviews

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February 26, 2008

India make it to the finals

India was desperate to win today’s match as it would ensure their berth in the finals. If India win today’s match they will clash against the Aussies in the final if not their hopes in the final will rely on the outcome Australia-Sri Lanka encounter. India won the toss and elected to bowl first. India decided to go in for five bowlers as the conditions were ideal for bowling .Sri Lanka started off confidently with a first ball boundary by opener Perera.But later he was bowled out by a good delivery from Ishant in the fourth over.Sangakkara came in and there was a good partnership building between Jayasuriya and Sangakkara .India got its breakthrough when Sangakkara played a reckless shot giving opportunity for Praveen Kumar to claim his first wicket in this series. Soon after his dismissal wickets kept falling quickly. Sri Lankan’s batting was pathetic with poor shot selection and playing loose shots. At one point of time Sri Lanka were 93-7 and were to struggling to get runs. Indians should have restricted Sri Lanka to 120 but with some good batting from Kapugedera (57) they managed to reach 179.Indian paceman Praveen kumar and Ishant Sharma got 4 wickets each with their impressive bowling performances. Chasing 180 wasn’t much of a challenge for India. The bowlers have done their job and now it’s the job of the batsmen to deliver.Uthappa was sent to open the Indian innings with Tendulkar and this can seen as a positive move to find the right opening pair combination.Tendulkar who wasn’t in the best of his form in the series so far played some exquisite shots and he was simply at his best. It was good for Tendulkar to regain his form before the finals. The fielders at the slips had a very bad day with both Jayawardene and Tendulkar missing catches. The so called famous doosras form Murali made little difference to India’s aggressive batting as Tendulkar continued playing his shots. Eventually Murali provide the breakthrough by dismissing Tendulkar for 63.Gambhir has been in fine form and brilliant throughout the series and his fabulous knock of 63 should keep him in the run for the Man of the series. The overall performance of the Indian team was very encouraging. Statistics point out that India has not won a ODI tournament in Australia since 1985.Now that India have won, it will face the menacing Aussies in the final on Sunday.

February 25, 2008

Coffee addicts...Beware

Have you been consuming a lot of coffee lately? Then you better avoid it and restrict yourself to maximum 2-3 cups a day.Caffeine, a main ingredient of coffee acts as a stimulant the brain and central nervous system. Caffeine is present in almost all the food products ranging from tea, carbonated drinks, chocolate etc in varying concentrations. Caffeine intake for a prolonged period can lead to addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are mainly headache, irritability, anxiety, interference with sleep etc. Caffeine consumption has been linked to short-term increases in blood pressure, heart rate, and to occasional irregular heartbeat. Being a coffee addict myself, I find it to be very useful to relieve migraines.But I restrict myself to 2 cups a day. Coffee consumption has some of its advantages also. It lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, increases mental alertness, reduces drowsiness, speeds up metabolism etc.Some of the recognized harmful effects of coffee are lack of sleep, leads to heart attack(if taken in excess),insomnia, nausea etc.So it’s better to moderate coffee intake. If you found this article useful why don’t you buy me a cup of coffee?

February 24, 2008

Gambhir's fantastic knock in vain

Today’s match was a crucial one as it will decide whether India can secure a berth in the finals. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. As Ian Chappell pointed out this pitch at SCG was a batsmen friendly one. In the Indian side Munaf Patel was replaced by Sreesanth. As usual, Gilchrist and Hayden opened the Australian innings.Gilly was looking in menacing form with three fantastic boundaries. I thought he was on his way to make the fastest hundred in this series but my hopes were altered when he was deceived by a good delivery from Sreesanth and a good one handed catch taken by Dhoni.The Australians were amassing runs at a very good run rate. They were 92/1 after 10 overs.By the way the Australians were batting I suppose they could have easily made a total of 350+.Hayden made a useful contribution of 54. The good partnership was building between Clarke and Ponting was broken when Clarke was dismissed for 31.The Australians have something to cheer about, their skipper is back to form and in style.Ponting was auctioned for a mere $400,000 in the IPL auction. He later said that he could have gone for a little more. He has been struggling in the series and today his match winning knock of 124 provide great quality entertainment. If the auction was held after today’s match Ponting could have fetched a good price. The aggressive Symonds struck six fours and two sixes and managed to score 59 from just 54 balls. With a couple of run-outs in the last over Australia managed to score 317 which is the highest total in the series. India’s run chase began badly when they lost four early wickets and at point of time they were 51/4..And I felt that the Indians were chasing a losing battle.Tendulkar was dismissed by an outstanding delivery from Lee. As per statistics Tendulkar has been Lee’s victim 9 times so far.Gambhir has been looking in a good form in the series. I guess its high time Yuvraj takes a break and concentrate on his batting skills. He was cheaply dismissed for 5 when India needed him the most.Gambhir was certainly the highlight of today’s match. The Indian scorecard was dominated by Gambhir(113) and Uthappa(51).I was surprised the way Uthappa batted today. This young man is promising and has a great future. Just look at the way he batted …amazing shots.Uthappa should be promoted up the batting order. His strike rate is just good enough for him to be in the top order. As I said in my previous article Dhoni completely lost his aggressive nature and his strike rate is very disappointing .The way he played he looked like as if he was chasing a total of 250.He needs to work on his batting else he may have to lead India only in the test matches. India was dismissed for 299 with 18 runs falling short of the target. With Australia assured a place in the finals it remains to be seen whether India can make it to the finals. India will face Sri Lanka in Hobart on Tuesday and it must win the match if they want to see themselves in the finals.

DTH in India

As of now, the Indian DTH arena is being dominated by two main players, Tatasky and DishTv. Promoted by the Subhash Chandra owned ZEE network, DishTV was the first DTH service in India after the advent of DD Direct+.Tatasky was launched in August 2006 and it is joint venture between the Tata which owns 80% and Star group which owns 20%.Let me compare both the service providers.DishTV offers a bouquet of 180 channels whereas TataSky brings you 132 channels. Both the players provide user interactive features like Movie on demand, gaming, epg, active services etc.DishTv offers DVR type set top box wherein you can record live video and watch it later whereas the Thomson setup box provided by TataSky are DVR ready but this feature has not yet been enabled. When enquired they told me that they will be doing it soon via a software upgrade. Regarding the cost Tatasky has considerably reduced the prices of the set top box (Rs 1.5k-) whereas the set top box provided by DIshTV is priced around 3k.You can check the respective websites for exclusive deals and latest offers. Based on the user reviews in mouthshut from my own personal experience I feel the TataSky service has an edge over DIshTv with its unmatched picture clarity, user friendly features, reasonable pricing and excellent customer service support. If you are looking for the best then TataSky is the right choice.

February 23, 2008

Business Quiz 6 Answers

The answers to the Business Quiz 6 are as follows

1. General Motors

2. Jomukai

3. Microsoft

4. People’s car

5. Automobile industry

6. MSN

7. AltaVista

8. Tata group

9. Landmark

10. Toshiba

Amazing things about Amazon.com

This American e-commerce company was incorporated by Jeff Bezos in 1994.Its initial services were restricted to an online bookstore, Cadabra.com but soon afterwards it diversified its products and started selling VHSs, CDs, VCD’s, DVDs, computer software, apparel, electronic items, toys, grocery etc and the list goes on. It started with selling products over the Internet. Being traded as AMZN in NASDAQ; it was one of the hot stocks of dot.com bubble in the late 1990’s.Initially a lot of critics were skeptic about this business model and it took a while for amazon.com to set the cash registers ringing. This company registered its first annual profit only in 2003 and since then there was no looking back. The company continued to make profits and generated revenue of about US$ 15 billion approx in 2007. According to Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney, "Amazon has one of the best fundamental outlooks among all U.S. Internet stocks going into 2008."It is indeed quite blatant that Amazon's stock has climbed 143.9% since the start of last year. The headquarters of this retail giant is located in Seattle, Washington.It has also established its presence in many other countries which include United kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Austria, China and Japan. Currently Amazon provides global shipping only on selected products. I am sure you must have heard of IMDB, which provides an online database to almost all the movies worldwide. Well, this company was bought by Amazon in 1998.For a list of all its acquisitions you refer to the internet. It would be beneficial to the consumers if this online retail giant can extend its global shipping on many more products. I would also like to see Amazon to start its operation in India soon. Will that happen? Let’s wait and watch

February 22, 2008

Business Quiz 6

1.Peter Drucker's first book,Concept of Corporation,was a study of which enterprise?

2.What do Japanese companies call their board of directors?

3."Where do you want to go today" is the corporate slogan of which company?

4.What is the meaning of Volkswagen in German?

5.Which industry is the leading user of Robots?

6.Which of the following portals has a butterfly as its logo?

7.Which search engine was created by scientists at Digital Equipment Corporation's research lab in California?

8.Which industrial house has pledged to maintain the Taj Mahal?

9.Which is India's first ISO 9002 certified retail outlet?

10.What is the Japanese firm Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. better known as now?

The answers will be published in the next edition of business quiz...Send in your responses to sekhar232007@gmail.com

February 21, 2008

Survey to evaluate the best internet service providers in India

Friends, I have decided to conduct an online survey to find out the best and reliable Internet service providers in India. I will be doing this by sending a feedback form to all my friends who have access to the Internet. The respondents of this survey shall include thirty friends of mine who, I believe can be supportive and provide genuine information about their experience. The results of this survey will be published by the end of this month. So guys, watch out for the results…

February 20, 2008

Amazing facts

  • The poison arrow frog of South and Central America is the most poisonous animal in thw world.
  • There are no poisonous snakes in Maine
  • The most venomous of all the snakes is the Inland Taipan,which has enough venom in one bite to kill more than 200 mice
  • The venom of the king cobra, the world's largest poisonous snake, is strong enough to kill an elephant.
  • The paradise tree-snake of South-east Asia can 'fly' through the air by flattening its body into an s-shaped ribbon.
  • One species of fer-de-lance, a deadly viper, has been recorded swallowing prey that was 1.6 times its own body weight.

Quite surprising...

According to a recent survey, it was revealed that the employees of the Indian companies are spending an average five hours a week on the web surfing, thereby causing the companies to incur a loss of about Rs 1.6lakh per employee. This survey was carried out in 450 organizations across the 5 major cities-Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad. Delhi tops the list with employees spending 12.35 hours every week on internet surfing in the workplace.The survey was conducted by Internet security firm Websense & research firm Nielsen Company. For those who are in the dark,Websense us a Nasdaq listed prominent company and Nielsen is a popular survey company in India.It has been found that banking & finance sites are the most accessed, followed by e-mail or chat and news sites. The respondents for this survey included IT managers from many small and large organizations. What a waste?.Dont' you think so. It’s high time the companies do something about this...


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February 17, 2008

The Aussies have done it once again

If India can prove their potential against tough opponents like Australia,I am sure its on its way to emerge as one of the best cricketing teams in the world.Todays match was a close one to call and I was hoping that India would win the match.Dhoni's attacking field setup restricted Australia's total to 203.Pathan's bowling was the highlight of today's match.His flawless performance deserves a lot of appreciation.Australia's middle order continued to disappoint viewers with an exception of Clarke who made a valuable contribution of 79.India sounded confident of chasing a total of 203 in the batsmen friendly pitch.Tendulkar was dismissed initially by an exceptional delivery from Bracken .India relied its hopes on Sharma and Yuvraj after the top order collapsed with a little contribution to the scorecard. Yuvraj was looking in good touch as he enthralled the audience with a huge six.But he was dismissed at 26 by playing a casual shot.Dhoni came to India's rescue after Yuvraj departed.Dhoni's problem with his foot was a bit of concern to the Indians.Of late Dhoni is not playing the way he used to play some time back.Where have the so called Dhoni's sixes gone?The Australians had some worries too.Their fielding was not up to the mark.There were a couple of misfields and catches missed.These things prove costly as it would have made a lot of difference.Dhoni and Uthappa were playing safe rotating strike but Uthappa played a reckless shot and lost his wicket.Soon after his dismissal wickets kept falling and India was all out for 153.....The Australians have proved that they can recover and adapt to any kind of situation as it was well observed in todays game..

February 16, 2008

Is the petrol price hike justified?

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas,Murli Deora has informed that petrol prices have been hiked by Rs 2 and diesel prices have been raised by Rs 1 with effect from midnight today. Commenting on the fuel price hike, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said it is a marginal increase. "We need to look at the country's interest. The fiscal system will collapse if not made sensitive to rising international oil prices. India also needs to consider the additional burden on the import front."The hike in petrol prices will help oil marketing companies (OMC’s) cut losses.

Have you ever wondered why fuel costs more in India when compared to countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka etc? It’s because the Indian govt imposes more than 50% tax on petroleum products. Petrol in India should cost about Rs 25 a liter without the duties levied by the centre and state governments.

The heavy tax has resulted in people suffering because of exorbitant prices, and oil giants are beginning to incur losses as well. The government should take immediate steps to reduce the prevailing high taxes on petroleum products so as to ease the burden of a common man. If the petroleum prices are increased it would further escalate inflation, which is already unbearable for the people.

February 13, 2008

Yuvraj singh's poor form continues,Thanks to deepika padukone

Yuvraj's poor form continues in odi's also.He hasn't made any significant contribution in the recent months.Yuvraj, regarded as a one-day specialist, has been struggling to find peak form ever since he landed in Australia and the Indians will be hoping that the dashing batsman rediscovers his touch quickly. Experts attribute Yuvraj's failure to his new relationship with Deepika Padukone, who was in Sydney to watch the test series at Yuvraj's invitation. It’s high time for Yuvraj to focus on cricket and rediscover his form so that he can continue to entertain his fans. Let’s wait and watch his performance in the remaining one day matches if he is considered in the playing eleven. Do u guys think that he should be dropped?

February 10, 2008

Hyderabad International Airport to become operational on March 16

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in Hyderabad received its first commercial test flights on February 12, 2008. The commercial operations are slated to start from March 16, 2008, following its formal inauguration by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi on March 14.

The flights, one each of private full-schedule carriers Kingfisher Airlines (A320) and Jet Airways (B747) landed on the runway of the Shamshabad airport, which has the distinction of being South Asia's longest runway (4,260 m).The first commercial airline to take off on the midnight of March 15 is reported to be the German carrier Lufthansa and on March 16, over 22 airlines will be flying to and from the airport, covering over 35 destinations.

The new international airport is about 25-30 km from Hyderabad. It has been built by Hyderabad International Airport (HIAL), a public-private joint venture between GMR Group (63 per cent), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11 per cent) and the state government and Airports Authority of India (AAI), which hold 13 per cent each.For further information on this mega venture please visit www.newhyderabadairport.com.