Intel’s 10K PC

January 12, 2006 at 2:23 pm

An article in the Economic Times talks about a 10k PC that Intel will launch sometime later this year.

Traditionally, low-priced PCs have not succeeded in India, as the cost of distribution and promotion doesn’t leave enough for the distributors who control the trade. Indian PC makers who launched sub-Rs 10,000 PCs with much media fanfare have stopped promoting or even supplying them to their distributors. The margins on these PCs are too small to receive adequate attention from PC makers or their distributors, and volumes are not high due to a lack of promotion

It’s Intel’s turn now! Get into low cost computers, increase volumes, achieve economies of scale, lower costs, higher profits. Rural Markets, ha!

For my diamond

January 9, 2006 at 10:47 am

[Via Sowpar]

Long times ago, in Egypt lived a famous mystical person name Zun-Nun. A young man came to visit him and asked “Teacher, I do not understand why people like you dress in such a way and very simple, isn’t in this era was necessary to dress neatly, not only for performance but also for other reasons?

The mystical only smiled and took his ring from one of his fingers, and said “Young friend, I will answer your question, but first do one thing for me, take this ring and go to the market across this street, can you sell this for one chip of gold?

Having looked at Zun-Nun’s dirty ring, the young man became doubtful. “One chip of gold, I am not sure this ring could be sold at that price.”

“Try first, young man, who knows you did it.” The Young man went to the market quickly. He offered the ring to the textile, vegetable, meat, fish traders, and the others. The fact was that no body was willing to pay for a chip of Gold. He went back to Zun-Nun residence and reported “Teacher, no body was brave to offer more than one chip of silver.”

With a wise smile Zun-Nun said, “Now go to the Gold Shop at the back of this street. Show this to the owner or to the gold trader. Don’t give your price just listen how much he will pay for this ring.”

The Young man went to the shop mentioned and returned with a different expression from his face. He then reported “Teacher, the traders in the market really do not know the value of this ring, the gold trader offer this ring for one thousand of gold, And the value of this ring was one thousands times from what the traders in the market offer.

Zun-Nun just smiled subtly and spoke softly, “That was the answer of your questions my friend, “Someone cannot be valued only from his dress “The traders in the market” give value like that. But not for “The gold trader”.

Even in our lives, there is Gold everywhere. We don’t assume the “Gold Trader”s role frequently. We assume the “What-if-he/she-is-not-gold?” role. It is our ability to identify Gold around us that is limited. Gold is everywhere. Gold or Diamond is the same to me!

I know a person who is very cute, sweet and genuine. She knows the amount of Gold (She calls them diamonds) she is surrounded by. It is amazing that she recognizes the people around her. Many people live their lives without knowing the treasure that’s everywhere. This post is for you my cute little diamond.

BLACK makes it to TIME Top 10

January 6, 2006 at 4:27 pm

TIME Magazine rates BLACK as the 5th best movie to be made in the year 2005. Of course, Richard Corliss is a standard supporter of Indian cinema, but still…

Click here to read my review of BLACK. This was written on the day it was released!

And India sends “Paheli” to Oscars!

Happy Birthday A R Rahman!

January 6, 2006 at 3:59 pm
Dear A R Rahman,

Wish you a very very Happy Birthday!
May God Bless you with peace and happiness! 


Want to see God?

January 2, 2006 at 1:28 pm

Quoting my dear friend Arjuna, on the strength of desire to see God. He quotes an incident involving Sri Ramakrishna Paramahmsa.

Once when Ramakrishna Paramahansa was standing in a river along with a disciple. The disciple told that he wanted to see God immediately. Ramakrishna then pushed the head of the disciple inside the river. The disciple could not hold it for long. But Ramakrishna did not relax his grip. But finally, the disciple gave a mighty push and emerged out of water. He asked why Ramakirshna did that to him. Ramakrishna then told that, if he had a desire to see God equal to that of him to emerge from water he had before, then God would immediately come before him.

Seeking the Divine is the goal of life. Reaching the Divine is the realization of life.

Happy New Year 2006

January 2, 2006 at 10:51 am
Hosa Varushada hardhika shubhashayagalu!
Kottha samvatsaram shubhakankshulu!
Iniya Putthandu Vaazhthukal!
Naye saal ki haardik shubhkaamanaayen! 

Wish you a very very happy and prosperous new year! :)