Thursday, 27 September 2012

Shape of Things to Come ?




Ø GOI will come out with a tender for 5 million Aakash Tablets by end of this month

Ø All the tablets will have to be supplied by Dec 2013

Ø The UPA hopes to woo young voters and their families with this scheme before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Ø Almost 600,000 tablets need to be delivered EACH month, between April-Dec 2013, by multiple vendors


This tender will possibly witness :


·        Some mergers & acquisitions amongst tablet manufacturers

·        Emergence of “ Consortiums of Manufacturers

·        Jumping into fray by some leading Indian Smart phone manufacturers ( since they might be better placed to re-configure their smart phone assembly lines to assemble tablets )

·        Setting up of local assembly lines by leading foreign manufacturers ( who have their eyes glued to the expected tender for 400 million smart phones that GOI wants to distribute free to “ Poor “ Aadhar card holders )



This is going to be a “ Mother of all Battles “ which will decide the contours of India’s mobile devices industry

With regards,

hemen  parekh


Jobs  for  All  =  Peace  on  Earth

Friday, 21 September 2012

GOING THE PIGS WAY ?

Where PIGS stands for Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain

Is India too going PIGS way to financial bankruptcy ?

It is very likely , if we keep on ,

·       Rejecting financial reforms

·       Living beyond our means

·       Spending more than what we earn

·       Borrowing from the World

·       Printing currency notes

·       Sacrificing tomorrow for today’s sake
  
PIGS countries did precisely this – and for years

Now , they have no one to bail them out !

Germany / France / European Central Bank are dictating them to,
  
·       Eat / drink / wear less ( preferably, live on air )

·       Work longer hours on lesser salaries

·       Give up pension benefits

·       Retire late

·       Sell their infrastructure to China

·       Support their 25 year old jobless children

·       Get their National Budgets pre-approved by ECB
  
If UPA-2 rolls back price rise in diesel / LPG and withdraw FDI in retail , we too , will go the PIGS way !

Sure, UPA-2 government should go , but not for economic reforms

It must be thrown out for Coal-gate , 2G , CWG , endless scams
  
Hemen  Parekh

Thursday, 6 September 2012

BELIEVE IT OR NOT!


As reported in DNA [Sept. 04, 2012], here are the findings of a study conducted by,

  • Centre for International Higher Education ( Boston )
  • The Higher School of Economics  ( Moscow )

on

  • Salaries earned by teachers at Asst Professor level

  • In Government and Aided Educational Institutions

  • On Purchase Price Parity ( PPP ) basis

  • In following countries :

  • India………………………………………………….. $  3,954

  • China…………………………………………………..$     259

  • Russia………………………………………………… $     433

  • Brazil……………………………………………………$   1,859

  • USA……………………………………………………..$   4,950

  • Canada………………………………………………. $   5,733

So , Coal-gate not withstanding , India does seem to be shining , at least on Government owned / assisted College-gates !

And since 90 % of “ Private / Non-Aided “ colleges are “ allotted “ to politicians , I wonder how do these figures compare in these “ College-Blocks “ , which continue to collect from each admitted student , millions of rupees by way of “ Donations / Capitation Fees “

Who is worried about cancellation of allotment of “Coal-blocks “ !
  

Hemen  Parekh