Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nice basic articles on EMI

For those who fail to understand the complexities of EMI, the Get Ahead section of rediff reveals the basics of EMI. The whole article is made into three parts and worth a read!

1. Understanding EMI
2. How EMIs are calculated
3. Are you comfortable with your EMI?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

How to calculate EMI using Excel functions

Via Rediff

I was never aware that the EMI calculation is a standard across the world and MS Excel features a function to do it easily.
Go through this rediff page.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Flickr leech

Flickr Leech
Excellent utility that gets photos from flickr and displays it as thumbnails. It creates an excellent collage.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Experience with freshers interview

Recently I came across two incidents related to interview of fresh college grads. Both are different scenarios in different places.

1. I interviewed a couple of fresh college grads. When it came to choosing one of them, it was pretty awful. I felt guilty of not able to choose all of them. When all of them are of same calibre, it becomes pretty difficult to choose.

2. In another incident, when you have decided prior hand that you are not going to choose a candidate by screening the resume, it doesn't make sense to call and interview the candidate for namesake. If you happen to do so, then it would be better not to ask some BS questions and reject the candidate. It really spoils the reputation of the organization that you represent. The better way to handle such scenario (in my perspective) is to conduct decent interview, ask relevant questions and let the candidate know the result at the end.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

How do you want your boss to be?

For long time, I have been trying to find a convincing answer to this. When I watched Robbert Scoble's exit interview in Channel 9, this question did popup over there too. In his terms, the best boss should not intercept him and should clear way for him to proceed. Again quoting him, "the best boss should be an ice-breaker".

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Airtel sucks

Adding to the already existing woes, Airtel website sucks pretty badly. They use heavy graphics and it is damn slow. I just tried to get their postpaid tariff plans and could not get to it from the morning.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

AIIMS Director dismissed

Though it is an expected news, it is quiet appalling to know the dirty politics played by PMK. The "egoistic" Union health minister Anbumani has avenged by dismissing Dr Venugopal, director of AIIMS, as he took a soft stand on the reservation issue. Read the story in The Week to know how much Dr Venugopal is respected in the institute. These politicians are taking our countries premier institutes for a ride.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bandipur Mudhumalai Trip

Over the past weekend, we (myself, gops, nag and gowri) did a road trip to Coimbatore via Mysore, Bandipur, Mudhumalai and Ooty.
Read the complete story in the travel blog.
Flickr photo tag.