Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen, Chandler, AZ.

Although Sujatha & Srini are no longer managing Woodlands restaurant, the chef there, who makes the dosas did not move with them! As a consequence, the prime reasons of attraction towards Woodlands prevail, not to mention the prices, and the fast-food ambience! My review of Woodlands from last June, in metromix Phoenix still holds, I'd say... … Continue reading Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen, Chandler, AZ.

What, no ads? Indeed, and it’s free… what is it? Clicked on wiki?

Yeah, chances are... you'd click on your shortcut to wikipedia to research your answer to this riddle (of sorts)... Ever wondered why wikipedia is so dependable? Which, of course, makes it great. Well, to find out, click on this page. If you do, along the way you may also learn when and why it is … Continue reading What, no ads? Indeed, and it’s free… what is it? Clicked on wiki?

“Diwali ki Mithaas”… lekin, Cadbury’s mein kadvaahat!

After what seems like an era, I read Bachi Karkaria's tongue-in-cheek column, "Erratica". A Google search for her blog lead me instead to this ad for Cadburys.  "Diwali Ki Mithaas", translated from Hindi, reads as "The Sweetness of Diwali". Ironically, I'm reminded of Felicity Loudon's remarks, quoted in UK's Telegraph last month,  just around Diwali, … Continue reading “Diwali ki Mithaas”… lekin, Cadbury’s mein kadvaahat!

Twitter, Web 2.0, W.O.M., B.Y.B.

Even if you're on the Web 2.0 bandwagon, you'll need to Build Your Brand. You could use advertising across mass media but that seems passé! Well then, lean on word-of-mouth, twitter or blog. At a party last weekend, a friend introduced us to their just-developed travel website... HotGuzzi. A week down the road we toasted … Continue reading Twitter, Web 2.0, W.O.M., B.Y.B.

He wanted to be a “Quant”…

In the late 90s, my close buddy quit his well-paid job of 'research scientist' with a leading oil company. He wanted to be a "quant". Lured, not by the money; that would follow (and plenty of it, although not quite as much as the obscene figures that Wall Street traders take home), but by the … Continue reading He wanted to be a “Quant”…

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Lost your domain name?

Ever been mad at yourself for "mea culpa"... for having lost your domain name; your very first website, simply because you missed out on renewing the domain name with the hosting company, for a variety of legitimate reasons (or otherwise)? Well, that's how I feel at this moment. Eight years back I came up with … Continue reading Lost your domain name?

The Debt Trap… are you safe?

The New York Times has brought this interesting series about the surge in consumer debt and the lenders who made it possible. Some of the views and comments from readers are also engaging.

Class in Copy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet aresd building

Who needs a freelance advertising copywriter, especially if s/he has: over 10 years of ad agency experience learned the ropes at full-service agencies climbed up the ladder... surely, successfully demonstrated, proven skills in managing client-agency relations number-crunched for Econometrics (learned to value 'residual' term 'e') studied Linear Programming (OR) for an accredited Executive MBA an … Continue reading Class in Copy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet aresd building