Monday, November 29, 2010

Cultural Intelligence: Business Lessons from China and India - Knowledge@Australian School of Business

Globalisation has complicated the business environment in countless ways. Arguably, one of the most interesting is the threat it now poses to the dominance of the Anglo-Saxon business model. ....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tejaswini the golden girl - Hindustan Times

" I could have broken the world record: Tejaswini Sawant "

Wow! what a confidence this girl has.

Tejaswini the golden girl - Hindustan Times

Misfortune struck Tejaswini Sawant in February when she lost her father while participating in the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Delhi. Six months later, she is on top of the world, having clinched the World Championship title with a record-equalling score in rifle prone at Munich on

Tejaswini Sawant wins Gold Medal in 50m Rifle Prone Event

Friday, July 30, 2010

How to Make Small Talk |

How to Make Small Talk

Small talk can be a big challenge, but a little preparation and confidence is all you need. As a skilled small talker you will come across as a more open and friendly person, compared to someone who doesn't say much during social situations. Just don't overdo it because then people will find you annoying and too chatty.Read more: How to Make Small Talk

Thursday, July 22, 2010

don't call me aunty

Yeah, yeah, I know forty is just a number that the skincare industry uses to make you buy a whole different—and pricier—set of products. Logically, there’s nothing to worry about...
A good article by Priya Ramani , to share ..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or love one's life

Because of recent abductions

In daylight hours, refresh yourself

of these things to do

in an emergency situation...

This is for you,

and for you to share

with your wife,

your children,

everyone you know.

After reading these 9 crucial tips,

forward them to someone you care about.

It never hurts to be careful

in t his crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :

The elbow is the strongest point

on your body.

If you are close enough to use it, do!
2.. Learned this from a tourist guide.

If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,


Toss it away from you....

Chances are that he is more interested

in your wallet and/or purse than you,

and he will go for the wallet/purse.


3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car,

kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole

and start waving like crazy..

The driver won't see you, but everybody else will.

This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars

after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit

(doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc.


The predator will be watching you, and this

is the perfect opportunity for him to get in

on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,

and tell you where to go.



If someone

is in the car

with a gun

to your head




Instead gun the engine

and speed into anything, wrecking the car.

Your Air Bag will save you.

If the person is in the back seat

they will get the worst of it .

As soon as the car crashes

bail out and run.

It is better than having them find your body

in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting

into your car in a parking lot,

or parking garage:

A.) Be aware:

look around you,

look into your car,

at the passenger side floor ,

and in the back seat

B.) If you are parked next to a big van,

enter your car from the passenger door.

Most serial killers attack their victims

by pulling them into their vans while the women

are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car

parked on the driver's side of your vehicle,

and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone

in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back

into the mall, or work, and get a

guard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator

instead of the stairs.

Stairwells are horrible places to be alone

and the perfect crime spot.

This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun

and you are not under his control,


The predator will only hit you (a running target)

4 in 100 times; and even then,

it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.

RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying

to be sympathetic:


It may get you raped, or killed..

Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,

well educated man, who ALWAYS played

on the sympathies of unsuspecting women.

He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often

asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle,

which is when he abducted
his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point:

Someone just told me that her friend heard

a crying baby on her porch the night before last,

and she called the police because it was late

and she thought it was weird.. The police told her

'Whatever you do, DO NOT


open the door..'

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby

had crawled near a window, and she was worried

that it would crawl to the street and get run over.

The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way,

whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..'

He told her that they think a serial killer

has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax

women out of their homes thinking that someone

dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it,

but have had several calls by women saying that

they hear baby's cries outside their doors

when they're home alone at night.

10. Water scam!

If you wake up in the middle
of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your
outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and
then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!

Please pass this on

This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because

the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on

America 's Most Wanted when they profiled

the serial killer in Louisiana

I'd like you
to forward this to all the women you know.

It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle..

I was going to send this to the ladies only,

but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters,daughters, etc.,

you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need

to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it

and it's better to be safe than sorry..


Thursday, June 3, 2010


Today Dad's first anniversary.
Confession : Didn't looked after him well..

Thursday, May 13, 2010

This song is my all time favourite. It encircles me specially when my loved one is not near me.

Thanks John Denver.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Friends ... relatives

It is always a pleasure to connect with friends and relatives through social sites. These sites are helpful in finding the people you knew, met somewhere.

Yes, I have started searching for my friends and relatives through Orkut and Facebook, whose contact nos. or email ids I don't have.

Keep trying.....

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fit and over 50 -- the sexiest women of a certain age

Fit and over 50 -- the sexiest women of a certain age

It is indeed heartening to see these women. Not because of the word 'sexiest' but for their attitude towards life, health.

I love................ life !

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tips For Success: Toughness

Found a a good piece of advice today !

How to Get Tougher

"How many times in your life have you decided: 'Well let's see, I couldn't handle so and so. I guess I'd better handle just a little bit less.' And then the first thing you knew you couldn't even handle that.

"What if you had said, 'All right. Now let's see. I don't seem to be able to do this. Well, where's two of them?'

"I recommend it to you very thoroughly. You can't handle something, you say. Find a couple of tougher ones.

"The point is that you go in reverse." -- L. Ron Hubbard

When you think you can't handle something, take on two problems. Make the challenge bigger!

Five Examples

1. You don't have enough money this month to pay your apartment rent. At first, you decide to move to a cheaper place. But then you reverse your idea.

Your neighbor also can't pay the rent. You decide to solve both problems. You meet with your neighbor and help him figure out how he can pay his rent. Bang! You suddenly see how to increase your income well above the amount you need for your rent.

2. It's hard for you to drive a car with a manual transmission (stick shifter and clutch pedal). You've always driven an automatic, but need to drive a stick-shift car for your job. But every time you try to drive it, you grind the gears or shift to the wrong gear and stall the car. You decide to get a bigger problem.

You ask your truck-driver friend to show you how to drive a big truck with 18 gears. You learn how to shift, how to use the clutch and accelerator together, and how to control the speed with the gears. You soon have fun driving a 10-foot high truck. Of course, when you return to the manual-transmission car at work, it's very easy to drive.

3. You just got divorced and feel horrible. You can't stop crying. You consider taking drugs, seeing a shrink or worse. But then you decide to take on a bigger challenge.

You find two people who cry whenever you bring up their divorces. You help them get over their grief with fun activities. Immediately afterwards, you feel great!

4. Your new t-shirt business is dying. Even though you have a great location in a shopping mall, you can't get enough customers to come in. All of your new marketing ideas have failed.

You are losing money and can't pay your rent. You talk to a lawyer about going bankrupt.

But then you decide to get tough. You walk through the mall and find a hat shop that also has no customers. The owner is also thinking about quitting, so you make a deal to take over the hat shop.

Now, you have to get customers into TWO stores.

Now that you have more to risk, you stop reinventing the wheel. Instead of trying more new ideas, you visit three of the most successful t-shirt or hat shops in town to observe how they attract customers.

You copy these proven ideas and customers start to show up. Soon, both of your stores are making a profit. You are on the road to business success.

5. You need to lose weight, but you just can't stop eating junk food. You can't seem to turn off the TV and go exercise. You look around for some tougher problems.

You notice your chubby spouse and plump daughter are also sitting on the couch, eating junk food. You jump up and say, "We're all getting healthy, starting right now!"

You turn off the TV and make everyone go for a walk. You get them to eat more vegetables and less sugar. You convince them to change bad habits into good habits.

Over the next several months, you stay in charge of all three bodies. Everyone loses weight and becomes healthy. You feel tough!

How can you use this principle to handle your most difficult problems?

Give it a try!

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