My Random Thoughts

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Freedom of wireless internet

I am right now in Hyderabad airport, waiting for S2-146 to Delhi. I got a tata indicom v data card to recently but never tried this. This post is dedicated to my first use of wireless internet (apart from my office's wireless network). This experience is great - because of the power it gives. Not that I am doing some damn serious or critical work. But it atleast gave me power to post a blog while at airport:-).
Btw an interesting thing that I observed today is huge crowd at the Hyd airport - not able to figure out the reason - but looks like some noon flights are delayed and this has made this already crowded hour worse.
Hey I need to move now - since there is an announcement for the boarding.
See ya.

Friday, February 24, 2006

V7ndotcom Elursrebmem

Does the phrase "V7ndotcom Elursrebmem" make sense to you?
Google search engine shows 3,280,000 references for this phrase.
Does this make sense now? This is all because of a 4000$ SEO (Search Engine Optimization) competetion. Definitely a cool competetion!

Origami Project

Check this -
What is this any guesses?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Search Censorship

An interesting example of google search results censorship - Check image search results for tiananmen square by Google India -
and by Google China -,GGLG:2006-03,GGLG:en&q=tiananmen%20square&sa=N&tab=wi

The idea of search censorship is not very new. Search for "jew" in google india and google canada. Google Canada would not show a link to in their search results which will appear at number 2 or 3 in Google India. Btw another interesting thing is the very first sponsored link at the top of page when one search for "jew". The link points to -

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Moving Train

Found this interesting link at a friend's yahoo messenger status.

An innovative stuff by webchutney and makemytrip.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Business Ideas

Yesterday night when I was talking to my friend Rajib Ranjan Borah (IIMC) , he reminded me about updating my blog.

Why the title "Business Ideas"?Because significant part of our talk (me and Rajib) was about business or being an enterprenuer.

I told him about my latest idea in the field of education in India. I am confident that I can make the project decently successful. But is only decent success enough? The point Rajib mentioned was - "Whatever you do - it has to be world class. If you start an institution - you need to make it world leader".

Is it realistic to start something with an almost impossible dream of making it world leader? Did Bill Gates start Microsoft with that dream or did Dhirubhai started Reliance with that dream? Was google started with that vision of being the number one in search for that matter? I do not think so. But then shouldn't one keep this aim of being world leader in the back of the mind?

Going back to the phrase "latest idea". I used the word latest because I have been thinking on average 4-5 business ideas a week from last 2 weeks. No, none of them is one of those great innovative ideas but then none of them is bad either. What does this signal? Am I jobless? No not really. It probably signals that I want to do something now - its high time. But what is that something? Still don't know. Like minded folks wanna join? Most welcome.

Last wednesday, I visited a small scale biscuit factory and after doing some calculations and some extrapolations - this idea also looked intersting. I spoke to my friend Sumervant Singh Sankohli who is handling a 100 crore project in ITC Food Business. He highlighted some of the negative aspects of the project. Most important being - low margins - opposite to what I thought. But then, I guess, he was comparing it with ITC's highly profitable cig biz. Anyways idea dropped :).

Then there has been a couple of more. One is something like opening a pub ( Sounds exiting right) which I discussed with Nitish Khadiya ( from Microsoft) , another friend of mine. Another is related with extension of my family business of marble.

Whatever!Just the ideas - the thoughts.Lots of thoughts and thoughts.. and just thoughts. Is it getting pointless or have the thoughts really become random?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Hello BlogWorld!

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Here is my second effort to say Hello to the Blog World. The last one was 8 months back which stopped after a couple of postings.
I hope to keep this blog alive and kicking with my disordered thoughts.