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.
Here I am, sitting in the United pop up lounge by gate 124 at Newark airport, slightly dismayed at the health advice proffered to me by Dr United Lounge Attendant. This young lady, whose job it is to sit all day and check in guests, advices me that walking is actually good for me. Her opportunity to advice came up when I asked her, would there be a new regular United lounge closer to the new Polaris lounge?
This question came up because United recently decided to convert the regular United lounge in the main concourse of C terminal to Polaris lounge. Polaris lounge is only available to regular United flyers if one is flying international in Polaris class. So, now regular United flyers like me have to go to the lounge close to Gate 74 or Gate 124 to enjoy the amenities. This ends up being a significant inconvenience if your gate is any where other than close to 74 or 124, which was the case this morning (Gate 107).
Reality is, good advice for the charming United lounge attendant…
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…