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My Roommate and Recession 2.0

My room mate lost his job 3 weeks ago.
He was working as a trainee software tester in a MNC in Technopark, Trivandrum .It was expected that they will absorb him along with 6 six other people joined with him. He got the job through a IT finishing school exclusively for software testing. They are supposed to provide placements as well as placement assistance for the students. They will teach the students the various software testing methodologies and tools and will arrange industry internship in various software companies. They might be charging money for each trainee from the software firms. So this could be the revenue model for these kind of finishing schools. The software companies might also benefit , because they don’t have to worry more about the employee privileges since they trainees can be fired at any time without any questions. My friend was also getting a meager salary from the parent institution.

The trainees are told that the contract is valid for more than 6 months. During this period, they should not try for another job. But suddenly things turned upside down. The company had asked them to leave their position within one week.

Then comes recession:

The recent collapse of US financial giants – Lehman brothers and AIG (AIG recoverd after Federal reserve bank of US helped it to resove the crisis by acquiring around 80% stake) has hit the IT industry badly. These scenarios could lead the industry to another possible slowdown. The job market is also dull.
Thus my friend is worried about a comeback. He is now losing confidence of getting a better paying job.



Here’s the winner of World’s best presentation contest run by SlideShare

My Life Story

For the last few days, I’m reading various blogs. Well, that’s not a new thing. I always go through blogs (of technology, business more often) whenever I get time and a speedy Internet connection. But this time, I’m reading blogs of people writing about their life and memories.

Usually, I like to read no-nonsense stuff. But I do like to read when its about people’s struggles and their unique ways of keeping their spirits high and their quest for success in life. OK, I’m coming to the point. I am thinking about writing my life story. Yes, I’m inspired by the ‘others’ :-).

Taare Zameen Par

Watched Taare zameen par yesterday. I always miss best things when it’s on its best time. I think Shahrukh should learn (how to be emotional in a natural way :D) from ‘Ishaan’ (Darsheel Safary). 🙂

Hridayam Niranja Onam Ashamsakal


Orkut wins Pepsi & MTV YouthIcon 2007

ORKUT is the Pepsi-MTV Youth Icon 2007!

mtv_doodle.jpg As the fierce battle of the ‘Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon 2007’ comes to end, it’s time to crown the winner of the much coveted title! The youth of India have voted ‘ORKUT’ – the biggest youth social networking forum, as the undisputed winner of the Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon 2007. Orkut joins the league of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (in 2006), Shah Rukh Khan (in 2005), Rahul Dravid (in 2004) and Anil Ambani (in 2003) as the winners of Pepsi-MTV Youth Icon.

VJ Nikhil, who was rooting for ORKUT this year says, “Orkut has not only been a mode of communication to the youth but has literally given them the power to expand their horizons! The award is definitely well deserved, validating Orkut’s immense popularity.”

Named after Orkut Buyukkokten, its Turkish creator, Orkut was launched in early 2004. It is the biggest youth social networking forum which helps users meet new friends and keep up with the old ones.

Motherjane rocks Trivandrum

motherjaneMotherjane‘s home coming tour at Nishagandhi in Trivandrum was truly an adrenaline rushing experience.
The songs mindstreet and brocken were really cool. They also sang some songs from their new album ‘Maktub’.
The show was organised by Rosebowl, the youth concept channel.

About Motherjane :motherjane1.jpg

motherjane is a Cochin based five piece progressive rock band which started in 1996. The band consists of Suraj (Vocalist), Baiju ( lead guitarist), John ( Drummer), Clyde ( Bass Guitarist) and Deepu (Rythm Guitarist). Motherjane is the only Indian rock band to have their music played in American, Japanese and Mexican radio stations and has a cult following all around India.
The band was put together on 16th March 1996 by John who was a very famous figure in Cochin’s music scene. To start with, the group had Laji George as the vocalist who continued to be with motherjane till year 2000. The lead guitarist was Mithun who continued till year 2000. Guitarist Rex worked with the band till 2002. Suraj Mani, who is a mechanical engineer by profession joined Motherjane in the year 2000.


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