Pavansut, the hindu God also known as Hanuman, is the best representation of pure devotion, complete surrender and absence of ego - all qualities to strive for in life. As a biotechnology leader I continue to devote my life to helping find cures for difficult diseases like cancer.
Congratulations to Bobby Jindal, who trounced three opponents in the Louisiana primary to become the first Indian-American Governor of any state of the United States. Young Mr. Jindal (he is 36 years old) will have his hands full trying to reignite the economy of New Orleans, and keep the African American population with him. The African-Americans stuck to their constituency and voted mostly Democratic.
Wish you the very best of luck Mr. Jindal. The revolution has just began!
I came across these beautiful rare pictures of old India of yester years on BBC. A sharp contrast to the modern metropolises that have mushroomed everywhere in India. Check it out. Click on the picture to go to the selection of pictures.
If you are traveling to Philadelphia through Philadelphia airport, here are a few things to know.
The airport baggage claim a little further out from normal airports. You have to cross the lanes that feed departure area, the train tracks and get to the other side where you can catch ground transportation, or go across to the parking area. So, unlike most airports where arrivals and departures are essential in the same building, be ready for a little bit of a walk to pick up your bags and find ground transportation.Rental cars are available right outside the airport, across the area where ground transportation and parking area is. If you have Budget, Avis or Hertz, you may not even need to wait for the shuttle as you could literally walk across the parking lot into these car rental places. Mind you - there is a road that needs to be crossed, and this can get tricky if you have bags or kids. On the other hand, if you have Enterprise or National Car rental, they are not easily access…
WSJ recently reported on the demise of the local manufacturing of an innovative manufacturer of custom shoes, Otabo. You can read that article here, but the gist of the article is this... an executive with skills in shoe making gets the entrepreneurial bug and decides to start a shoe company in the United States. The company wins many awards, is recognized for innovation, and seems to have done well on marketing and public relations front, but in the end the idea of manufacturing shoes in the US fails, and the company is moving production to China.
What went wrong? The article analyzes the situation and pins the blame squarely on "manufacturing failure". What killed his U.S. factory isn't just competition from Asia's cheap labor, he says. It is the lack of infrastructure needed to make a factory tick, a problem that has bedeviled the few remaining independent shoemakers in the U.S. Supporters of free trade will point to this and say, Mr. Shaffer had no business st…