Apr 302009
 
Death Watch - Motorola's Overpaid Co-CEO Sanjay Jha

We think Sanjay Jha, the overpaid co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of the company’s Mobile Devices unit, will join the ranks of the unemployed in the not-too-distant future. Horrible Disaster Motorola’s mobile phone business continues to fall off the cliff. This morning, Motorola announced its first quarter results and the Mobile Devices business headed by Sanjay Jha is a horrible disaster. Sales at the Mobile Devices unit are down year-over-year by 45% to $1.8 billion in the first quarter while the losses are up 22% to $509 million. Sanjay Jha Co-CEO, Motorola Mobile phone sales at the company are down […]

Great News, Mahila SEWA Trust Wins MacArthur Award

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Apr 302009
 

We are happy. India’s Mahila SEWA Trust has won the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Mahila SEWA Trust (based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat) will receive up to $650,000 that it can use for several purposes including training and research facilities, technology upgrades and purchase of new office space. Mahila SEWA Trust works for the welfare of members of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, a trade union of poor, self-employed women workers that organizes women for employment and social security including income, food and health security.

Apr 292009
 

A short while ago our President Obama made clear what many Indians have been saying and demonstrating in action for decades even in the face of grave provocation in Kashmir, Mumbai, Delhi  and elsewhere – the biggest threat to Pakistan comes not from India but from within its borders. Here you have it in Obama’s own words: On the military side you are starting to see some recognition just in the last few days that the obsession with India as the mortal threat to Pakistan has been misguided

U.S. Exports Swine Flu to India

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Apr 292009
 

Media reports from India indicate that a NRI (non-resident Indian) from Texas may have brought swine flu to the South Indian city of Hyderabad. The patient, who landed in Hyderabad two days back, has been quarantined at the Government Chest Hospital in Yerragada. Scared witless by the incident, Indian authorities have now enhanced screening

Apr 292009
 

Bet all ye schmucks in the boondocks think Panch Pandavas refers only to Yudhishtira, Arjuna, Bheema, Nakula and Sahadeva. Ha ha ha. Shows how little y’all know because there’s little evidence that any of these ‘wife-sharers‘ existed. Here are the real Panch Pandavas of India: * P.N.Haksar * T.N.Kaul * D.P. Dhar * P.N.Dhar * R.N.Kao Now for a brief history lesson. The time was the late 1960s. Indira Gandhi had become Prime Minister of India following Lal Bahadur Shastri’s unexpected death in Tashkent. However, unlike her father Jawaharlal Nehru, who was an extraordinarily well-read man and whose ideas laid […]

Apr 292009
 

Good times are a coming, folks. Yes, good times are on the horizon. Media reports increasingly suggest that the days of Desi Butcher a.k.a. Vikram Pandit, the CEO of Citigroup, are numbered. Here are some of the headlines for the greedy Desi Butcher, who massacred tens of thousands of jobs at Citigroup while drawing an obscenely hefty pay package: * Days could be numbered for Bank of America, Citi CEOs – Economic Times * Fresh questions on Pandit future – Financial Times * CEO Stressed Out – NY Post