World’s 2nd richest man joins hands with World #1 Richest man Bill Gates

June 28, 2006 at 8:23 pm (News)

Super-rich American investor Warren Buffet will be giving away 85% of his $44 billion estate to charities, most of it going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This will be the largest single gift in history! Search in news.google.com for more, too many articles n this online and I can’t decide which one to quote!

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Subroto Bagachi Live!

June 27, 2006 at 8:21 pm (Other)

Saturday, I was at some forum where there was a guest lecture by CEO of Mind Tree Mr.Bagachi (I can never get the spelling right)

He is really a good speaker. The speech was though provoking and certainly not boring.

    Topic: Challenges for the Leaders of 21st century

Here is a question from the audience to Mr.Bagachi after his speech.

    Question: When things are normal, is there a need for Leaders? When everything is going on smooth and people are settled in to a system then there is no necessity for leaders. What’s your opinion?

Mr. Bagachi:

You are wrong. When things are smooth and people are settled, Leaders are busy thinking about ways to change the system to optimize it moreand improve it. When system is undergoing a chance, leaders are busy thinking ways to get the system settled down.

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I am running Vista Desktops starting today with Office 12

June 26, 2006 at 8:24 pm (Other)

Starting today I will be working on Vista (beta) Desktops starting today with Office 12(beta) with IE 7(beta)

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Got my VISA today

June 21, 2006 at 8:23 pm (Personal)

    United States of America.

That is where I wanted to go after college. To do my Masters. Can’t really recall why I wanted to go there in the first place. Was it something I really wanted to do or it’s just that everyone around me did that and I just followed.

Anyway – Exactly three years before – I appeared before US Consulate, Chennai for my Student(F1) Visa and got a rejection. It hit me really hard and I sort of totally missed the rhythm and started doing weird stuff. It through all my plans out of gear and I felt like I was being punished for something. You know, karma.

But then, things got from bad to worse and I was in Dubai for about a year. Got in to VISA problems again and had to stay back in India. Miraculously, got a job in HCL Tech. At this point, I was way below what I had in my mind as a post-college life. I had to fight back slowly. It was like swimming against the waves – the waves of fate and misfortune. I used my spare time at HCL and researched/studied a lot. Time to move and I moved to Bangalore to join Microsoft.

This was a giant leap indeed considering how things foul up for me often.

Today, am happy to tell you guys that I have achieved something which in my world was impossible, something which in my world was denied to me. I got my Business Visa from the United States of America with a validity of 10years.

I know for most of you this is not big deal as you are already there in the States and some may even laugh at me writing a mail for this petty news.

But hey, am not hyping how much the VISA itself is worth here – it’s only the events that happened in my life around this VISA which is making me think deeply about it.

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