ICC Cricket World Cup…All Set to Rock !

The next 20 days will be treated as the most exciting & entertaining days for India & other cricket playing countries as ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 is all set to rock the world of its own. West Indies (Caribbean Islands) are hosting 2007’s world cup.

Most of the matches will be played in St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, St Kits & Jamaica. The live telecast of these matches will be done in India by Sony Max TV channel. All these matches will start at 7pm IST (Indian Standard Time) and All matches those are being played in Jamica will start at 8pm IST.

You can subscribe to the ICC WorldCup 2007 Google Calendar with IST timings.

Hiring India, it’s IBM turn now !

According to the recent IBM’s annual report, their workforce was increased by 8%. Most of this is coming from their recruitment in India center. IBM has stated that at the end of year 2006, they have employed over 350k, up from 320k last year (2005).

IBM’s India center has the current staff of 52,000 people, which was 36,000 in the previous year. This makes India as the largest hub for IBM next to their USA center.

Read more @ Physorg

Indian’s are not happy :-)

Via Guy Kawasaki…and the Original Story

Yes, Indians are not being considered as happy people around. According to a new survey/study conducted by Adrian G White, a psychologist at University of Leicester, produced a map of happy people around the world. This study considered the data from UNESCO, CIA , New economics foundation, the WHO, and Veenhoven Database, the Latinbarometer, the Afrobarometer, and the UNHDR.

The top 10 countries are as follows…

1. Denmark
2. Switzerland
3. Austria
4. Iceland
5. The Bahamas
6. Finland
7. Sweden
8. Bhutan (Asian)
9. Brunei
10. Canada

Other notable countries

23. USA
35. Germany
41. UK
62. France
82. China
90. Japan
125. India
167. Russia

ISRO has launched the first Re-Entry PSLV

Wow, what a good news for Indians :-). Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched it’s first Re-Entry model Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C7 in to a 637 km high polar orbit at today morning 9:30 am IST .

PSLV-C7 is a milestone for ISRO. With this launch India has become the 4th country to launch Re-Entry Space Capsule experiment. PSLV – C7 was launched with a payload of 1292 Kg (4 satellites).

According to ISRO Press news : “The 680 kg main payload, CARTOSAT-2, mounted over DLA, was the first satellite to be injected into orbit at 981.3 sec after lift-off at an altitude of 639 km. About 45 sec later, DLA with the 6 kg PEHUENSAT-1 mounted on it, was separated. 120 sec later, the 550 kg Space capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1) mounted inside DLA was separated and finally, 190 sec later, the 56 kg LAPAN-TUBSAT, mounted on the equipment bay of PSLV fourth stage was separated.

The four satellites have been placed in a polar orbit at an altitude of 637 km with an inclination of 97.9 deg with respect to the equator. The initial signals indicate their normal health.”

Read more here

Indian Democrasy : Now Impersonated

We all know that, agree that Indian democracy is the most flawed democracy. Is’nt it? You wanna disagree with me? In the words of software world, no other system in this world has got the defect density that Indian democracy (so called) got. A democratic country with no proper human rights, heavy beauracracy, land lords, corruption, illegitimate politics, child labour, illitarcy and what else…

Economic Intelligence, a division of leading magazine The Economist has published a new index of flawed democracy and India stands at 9.58 out 10 score. Congratulations to all the politicians who made thier contributions to India’s achivement. Jai hind…(Hail India)

Read more here

India Outsourcing 101

eWeek has published a video hosted by Stan Gibson that talks about setting up outsourcing shops in India and managing the budgets as per expectations. As there are much publicity happening on India losing it’s low salary edge, this talk seems to be very interesting. In this talk stan talked about various factors like Wage inflation, Turnover, Cultural Factors.

Read more stories on Outsourcing in India here

En route in India

Via Ankit Fadia…

SnagIt Capture

Bingo ! A new shiny fully functional mapping website is ready for India. MapmyIndia.com allows you to find out a route and directions to near by market or the famous park in your city. This is the first interactive map guide built for India.

I am too much impressed with this website and excited with the results too. Happy to see a map guide atlast for highly unmanaged roads, and routes of India.