Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

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