Computer Science Graduate Course – Recommended Curriculum for 2018

During my professional career in India in the past five years, I have spent numerous hours looking for the ideal, well-rounded candidate with a Computer Science background, knowing very well that expecting perfection is meaningless and close to perfection is good enough. As this led to numerous hours of disappointment, I tried going to the …

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Rajinikanth Keynote Address – Important Points

I am a big fan of Rajinikanth and hence have compiled the important points from his keynote address while announcing his political entry. Discipline and control are the key to win anything Focus on your efforts – do your duty – results will happen Time has come for change to happen – we have to …

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Masters of Scale – Podcasts by Reid Hoffman

Got a chance to hear a podcast called Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman, who was one of the founders of LinkedIn. Reid interviews founders who have managed to scale their business in an amazing way.  I heard a few of the podcasts and am quite impressed with the wealth of information that these founders …

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Technology Firms Disrupting Their Models?

In the past I used to always compare the business model used by the technology companies of yesteryears ie. before 1990 (IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle etc) with those of the new entrants ie. after 1990 (Google, Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Yahoo etc) and notice these key differences: Asset lite: The investments made were purely in …

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Shashi Tharoor @ Gartner Symposium in Goa

I got a chance to watch Dr.Shashi Tharoor speak for the first time at the Gartner IT Expo in Goa today. Was mesmerised by the speech. While I have heard a lot about his oratorical skills, experiencing it first hand was amazing. The topic of his speech was ‘Pursuing a Culture of Innovation and Quality’. Shashi …

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What is a computer? Latest iPad Pro Ad

Apple has now come up with a new approach to push iPad as the standard technology device that replaces the computer. By doing so, they are directly competing with the mobile devices who have been pitted to replace computers for a long time. There have been many reasons used against the mobile devices such as: …

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Tamil Nadu Weatherman – Remarkable Pradeep John

Pradeep John is a weather blogger, who has become quite popular in the past two to three years. Pradeep was always fascinated by weather and has been predicting weather by tracking facts and data that is publicly available. Time and again, I have seen BBC and others predicts one way and Pradeep predict the other …

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Will Reduction of GST Rates Help India?

Within six months of launching the Goods and Services Tax (GST) programme in India, the Government has reviewed the rates of many of the items. The biggest impact is the fact that the tax slab in the top bracket (28%) now has only 50 items. Earlier, it has 200+ items. This means that it is …

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Amazon Fire Stick Is Data Hungry

Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the IOT (Internet of Things) enabled devices that have become quite popular in the recent times. I consider it a classic example of disruption using technology. Got a chance to order an Amazon Fire TV Stick on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised to receive it ahead of time. …

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