Once, proud was I. As strong as an ox. As compassionate as a priest. As understanding as a therapist. I have succumbed to the lowest form of humanity. Courageous in my world of lies, my faith being deceit.
Like partners, I have intertwined you with me, creating spontaneous combustion within my conscience. I have worn myself out by running from the truth. And now the mirrored image haunts me.
I am without speech, for my words are offensive. I am without sight, for it is clouded. I am without heart, for it has hardened. I am without sound, for it has muffled. I am without soul, for it has drowned.
-- "I don't have to be what somebody else wants me to be, and I am not afraid to be what i want to be." ---- G.A.
After a long pestering from this guy - who never gives up on me to contribute to his blog... here I am with my first post...and to be honest...am really excited about it :) We have been hearing about the changes in the interest computation of our deposits in Saving Accounts. Here is an article by Uday Dhoot, CFPCM, CIPM is a financial planner and COO at International Money Matters who has explained it very lucidly about how you're going to benefit from it. I found it very informative and simple to understand. However, how are the banks going to set-off this additional expense is still unclear and under scanner. Whether the banks increase the minimum balance limit for depositors or increase the annual cherges is for us to wait and watch. More interest for your savings accountIdle money never has worked better for you. Your deposits lying in your Savings Bank Account will work better for you now than they did earlier. Effective April 1st 2010 the RBI has issued an announcement by cha…
Came across this post on Mostly Economics where the author talks about experiences and observations of Anuvaub Paul (a comedian) after his interactions with students of a B-school in Pune.
Being an MBA himself Anuvaub is really surprised to see students having similar career choices as they had during his time. He is also disappointed how clueless students are and are just chasing these jobs for salaries so that edu loan can be repaid.
His post highlights the herd mentality that we are so prone to, esp while pursuing courses like MBA where stop seeing beyond obvious career choices. And this view is further narrowed down to more glamorous or higher paying jobs like consulting or investment banking.
Makes for an interesting read. Anuvaub's post can be found here.
For better part of past year or two, I have tried to avoid buying bottled water as much as possible. My reason has been simple - first bottles are made of plastic which is highly toxic to environment. Further, I strongly feel tap water (at most places with basic level of hygiene) are good enough to drink. Another factor is the absolute high premium charged by companies on bottled water.
Some companies have even gone to the extent of claiming that drinking water should not be a fundamental right of humans! Wow! How far can we migrate from basic ethos just to chase some profit - as if all other opportunities to ear profit and run a business have dried up.
That is why this article published by Story of Stuff Project (you should follow the site if you aren't already) is very important. The article throws light on how companies are exploiting natural resources in ways that have long term impact on ecology of regions without being held accountable for the damages caused.