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Kites – Movie Review – Depressing Movie

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Happened to watch a depressing movie called Kites on Netflix.

This movie is all about how things can be done in a wrong manner in life and how things can go wrong all the time.

Hrithik Roshan is the hero and he is a US citizen living in Las Vegas. He plays the role of a crook, who marries 11 times to cheat the Government and get Green Cards for people in exchange for money.

He is also a dance teacher, teaching for 100 Dollars per week – one good thing was that Hrithik showed some good dance moves in this movie, which are quite different from his usual monotonous dance movies we have been seeing from his first movie.

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Mamata Banerjee – Politician Review

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Mamata Banerjee is emerging as a leading politician in India and hence my politician of choice for a review this week. She is also addressed to as ‘Didi’ by many of her followers.

Unlike many other politicians, Mamata Banerjee has maintained a very humbly lifestyle and is a role model for many aspiring for a political career in India. (It is extremely rare to find a politician who is humble in India).

Mamata Banerjee has been quite active for a long time in Indian political scene, and was a part of Indian National Congress party for a very long time. Later in 1997, she started her own party and called it All India Trinamool Congress.

Not sure if you know, the CPI-M led Left Front had been elected in West Bengal state for 34 years and holds the record for the world’s longest serving elected ruling party anywhere. Mamata Banerjee led her party to a landslide victory this year in the State Assembly elections and is now the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Earlier, she was the Railways Minister in the Central Government.

In 2006, she led the famous Singur protests against Tata setting up the Nano plant in West Bengal. I am not sure if that was the right decision or not, but Narendra Modi later came up with an agreement with Tata and the Nano project is now fully functional in Gujarat.

Mamata Banerjee has been in the news recently for her active opposition to the rise in petrol prices in India and might even break away from active partnership with the central government, and might end up just giving outside support to it. This is a very interesting situation as she represents a good number of MPs and hence cannot be ignored by the ruling party.

As mentioned earlier in the politician review done on Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi are two major forces that the US Government is keeping a close watch on, as they believe these two politicians have a high probability of becoming the future Prime Minister of India.

It will be interesting to wait and watch what happens.

 

The One Minute Manager – Book Review

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Got a chance to grab a copy of ‘The One Minute Manager’ by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. I feel this is one of the best books that I have read, which is written using words and terms that are easily understandable by the common man.

This book recommends three simple One Minute principles

  1. One Minute Goals
  2. One Minute Praises and
  3. One Minute Reprimands

The style of writing in this book leads you into a story telling mode where the story is around a Manager who follows the above mentioned rules and successfully runs an organization. This reminded me of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which also uses a similar style of story telling.

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