Ananthoo's updates

When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

fantastic! another scandal!!

a (another?) big scandal in the offing..
Reebok this time..
so why shud it always be the politicos and govt chappies?
there was a lull after our great satyam Raju!

so here it is..a shoe and sports company is crying foul at their top 2 employees..apparently something was cooking for so long and the parent company didnt know!!

talks of secret godowns, wrong inventory etc..and few 100 to few 1000 crores!
I will be happy if these 2 guys had palmed off some local shoes and ites as reebok?
thats shud be a slap on the face for 'image' conscious brand buyers:-)

I have never understood why the same product will cost so much higher bcos of a label/name?
now i has to plan for such pilferages aint?

am actually laughing? what will  their top guys curse himself?
' beat me with a slipper' or beat me with a reebok slipper or beat me with that fake slipper?

Friday, May 11, 2012

that was strong! and welcome..

see this:
that was fantastic! 3 mangoes in one go- a great kick to TOI by hindu, expose of bt cotton and BRAI also weaved in!
sainath really freaked out!
and see this too: TOi's reaction!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Satyamev Jayate

watch this program of aamir khan  in star plus. every sunday at 11am. staring moro!
its also simultaneously telecasted in DD and in 6 different languages. (Tamil in Vijay!)

This man has the knack to really put in hard work and get the best..
so i am sure he will hit the target well and hope in the process it all ends up socially useful.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

hectic days..nothing new!

yeah, its all old (same) story again..
hectic many stories but no time to pen:-(
was in Blore, went to Hyderabad for a couple of days then in to interior Orissa, then Bhubaneshwar, back to blore, then Mysore, HDKote..
will hit base after a long time in 2 days..
Lotsa interesting stuff happening..

Most of this travel was regarding a Productivity study that ASHA (Alliance for sustainable and holistic Agriculture) is undertaking, where - in 7 states across India  a sample of 30 organic farmers and 30 chemical ones( with similar background and control factors) in each state is being identified and then shall be followed for the next 4 seasons, lotsa info collected and compared.
The main purpose of the study is to assess productivity of ecological farms, in comparison to chemical farms - however, productivity will not be assessed just in terms of grain yield of one crop as is usually done and has been done by other studies; the USP of this study is to evolve a composite index around our understanding of productivity, which includes:
* crop yields;
* system outputs;
* net incomes (without premium prices but calculating at market price values of chemical produce)
* human nutritional value of outputs from unit acre of land.
This kind of analysis will allow us to challenge the existing notions of productivity by developing our own index and data collected can be used for a narrow interpretation of productivity also if needed.

Iam actively coordinating in all states in identifying the farms/farmers, giving orientation to the researchers in all these states..
so the hectic travel apart from the other old tasks also resulting in travel and tight schedule..