Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Happy B"Day - God Father !!

"When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life."


"HAPPY B'Day Bro"

Have a Great Year Bro - I wish, pray and will work with you to make All (y)our dreams to come true !!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

cALcUtTa N siKkiM !!

April 30 2008, I started from the Island city - Singapore, bidding farewell to my client after a stint of 20 months with the world's leading bank to my new role. My Boss wanted the job transition to happen in a cool manner and so he send me packing for a much awaited break in my career - Vacation. From May 1 - May 5 my calendar pointed to - Calcutta and Sikkim. After a span of almost an year I met my bro - Vijay in Calcutta airport with his friend Manoj !! Starting with - Rasagulla Vs Maggi, to Hot & Humid Vs Cold N Windy -Two states had extreme differnces but 5 days were extreme fun with a good team (R 2 L Sitting) - Raj Swayne, Srikanth, Pradeep, My Bro - Vijay, Manoj (Standing) Me, Surya Kanth alias Surya Bulbs , Hari Prasad Reddy, Sartak Mohanty.

May 1 - Traveling is fun - When you are in Vacation !! I wanted to roam Calcutta as I won't get a chance to do it for quite some time, so my bro and his friend showed me the Beautiful Calcutta to me. Calcutta and beauty - What ?? It doesn't go hand in hand u say ? I beg to differ as I have seen a lot of beauties around Calcutta in Sarees, Jeans and all those dresses you would love to see the "Thithli's" to wear - I don't complain as they wear those kinds, cos of the sweltering heat n nothing else :) God Bless them !! We started our city tour with - Howrah Bridge !! It was a wonderful site in the morning !! Then we headed towards "Kali" temple - Blessing is what you expect from any temple but beware of the money minded pujari's and agents there - you will be allowed to take a good look of "GOD" only if you are paying them, otherwise you will be shoved away abruptly making way for the well paid, so called "DEVOTEES". Next pit stop of our trip was in Victoria Memorial hall and it was very good place for photography. Then we went to Vivekananda Mutt & we were off to Eden gardens - Our own Lords ground. It was a good day ended with a nice Chicken Roll in a street shop - It was a good and I could compare it with Iranian roll I ate in Singapore for 10 times its cost but the taste were almost same !! Then we boarded the bus for the trip to Siliguri (14hrs).

- John Muir

May 2 - We crossed the border to enter to the neighbouring state in North - SIKKIM - from what we heard from the cab walas - She is getting lot of benefits/sanctions from government for they are bordering CHINA. We hired a agent for the package which is normally covered in 5 days, Yes we covered 2500+ kms in 3 days - Siliguri to Gangtok(Capital of Sikkim) to Tsongo Lake to Nathula Pass by passed to Baba Mandir to Darjeeling to Siliguri to Darjeeling Mail to Calcutta. It was a different feeling alltogether as it was completely alien in many ways from what I was seeing for the last 2 nights in calcutta. In Calcutta I talked only about gals where as in Sikkim both sex are very beautiful - Face of Sikkimese are combi of Mangols, Chinese, and Nepalese - Good Cocktail Effect !! After we traveled for the morning session we reached our hotel in the evening. Then we went on to see the local monasteries, gardens, a Cable car ride in a windy climate covering the scenic hills of the city.
After which we had the best of the dinner with a famous Cherry Brandy with IPL match in the TV. We went for a walk in city side (M.G Road) of Gangtok, which was totally different from most of the hill stations I have been too - I heard it got refurbished with government funding for uplifting tourism. I must say - I liked it very much and we had INDIAN sweets. I happened to meet some Tamil tourist there cos of our Lallu's new tourist scheme for 10k covering Erode - Calcutta - Gangtok - Darjeeling - Erode.

May 3 - I would recommend everyone to explore North Sikkim more than any part of Sikkim to see the beauty of the God's Creation !! One of the glimpses is what we got in this trip - TSONGO Lake and it made me to make sure I will visit North Sikkim once again and also to other parts of North East INDIA in coming years - hopefully with my gal :) TSONGO Lake is breathtakingly beautiful - When you see it live some mystic feeling will pass through us and u will feel the peace covering yourself like ice covering the mountain strips all over !! You got to be there to believe it !! On the way we saw Mandagini water falls.
We hired a ice boots and then we bypassed Nathulla Pass to reach Baba Mandir - An INDIAN Army officer who even after his death served for us by coming in the dreams of the jawans was worshipped here in this temple. The best day of the trip ended with another long travel to Darjeeling and very good food and hospitality - Lodge in charge called us thrice to make sure of our SAFE journey and he even prepared us the local delicacies to induce the taste buds to increase the calories.

May 4 - We were asked to wake up as early as 3 'o' clock for to witness the famed "Sun Rise" in Tiger Hill of Darjeeling and we did obliged to the alarms for the first time in a long time !! We then climbed the Tiger Hill in sumo to find the best spot to see the transformation of dark space in to YELLOW BLANKET, we had a unfavorable mist cover that day to spoil the efforts of early wake up - but ended up with a good photo session of the gang with SUN in the background !! Then we freshened up ourselves in the hotel to start the last day of sight seeing - like Rock Garden, monastery, parks and then a shopping in Darjeeling. I would not recommend Darjeeling for my friends as I felt it as a chilly place with more crowd and less place to visit. After another nice meal in the same hotel we packed our bags in Tavera to catch our train in New Jalpai Guri (NJP). Tickets were not confirmed till 2 hrs before our departure. Luckily we got all tickets confirmed to catch a nice sleep b4 we arrived at Calcutta for my Bro and his team to attend the training.
May 5 - Calcutta was there to be explored still, so after daily rituals and packaging done, I went to CITY plaza. Ate Kachori and then went to watch a movie - IRON MAN. Took a taxi and moved to my Bro's Wipro office to say final Bye Bye to him and Calcutta - b4 taking a flight to Chennai. I need to explore these beautiful states of INDIA once again - Kyunki Hey DIL MAANGE MORE !!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

fAsT n FuRiOuS - F1 sEpAnG !!

I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures. ~Earl Warren

Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrr then Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz then Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrr then Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - It was/is/will be the rhythm of F1 !! I heard it with my Dad and not so sport freak my mom along with friends in the Grand Stand of Sepang, F1 circuit - Malaysia. My first live race of any motor sport event and I was a very much a satisfied person after the race. Main reason for my contentment were few - The Race itself, The Ticket - Way I got it and the amount for what I got it, and last but the best reason was it fueled my Photographic passion. It was a great chance to make my theoretical knowledge n less tried "Panning*" shots to kind of "I'm getting There" level !! I saw the world there - irrespective of color, creed, religion to enjoy the beauty of sport - hail it as long it continues to bring the UNITY !!

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.

* Panning a camera results in a motion similar to that of someone shaking their head "no".
PS : My Best F1 snaps Panning Shot is here - > F1 - SHOTS

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

sUfFeR nOw !!

I hated every minute of TRAINING, but I said DON'T QUIT !!

Suffer NOW & Live the rest of the LIFE AS A CHAMPION !!

- Muhammad Ali, Boxer

Practice - Yes if anybody is ready to come out of the "Comfort Zone" and if they are ready to work towards their goal then VICTORY is inevitable or unstoppable. One such example from our own land in sports field is - The Legend & The Little Master - Sachin Tendulkar !! According to my limited knowledge very few sports persons line up this list like - My All time favourite player -Michael Jordan (Basket Ball), Pete Sampras(Tennis), Vishwanathan Anand(Chess), Muhammad Ali(Boxer), they SUFFERED during their prime age in nets/court to make their name stand strong in the HISTORY when their friends were ENJOYING. An experienced person is what every blue chip company is looking for as any other Fortune 500 companies - If we look at the reason why - its their practice in the field they are working in, yes it gives the experience to be where they are but to reach where every body dreams to - I/We have to SUFFER NOW by practicing hard for to CONQUER BATTLES in the FUTURE, I'm ready to suffer now for the battle ahead in my new role and other endeavors in future - Wish Me Luck friends !!

PS : The diver in the photo might look like going down but once he splits open the sea he will come up to show the life's philosophy - One Who is DOWN will COME UP to scale New peak & vice versa happens if we are not PRACTISING !!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

dReAm 2 rEaLiTy !!

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

My Dad used to cajole me during supper time in childhood days that he would take me to MOON one day, though it might become a reality in the future, as now a days - MOON is open for a weekend trips - LOL :). I dreamt of travelling in flight with my parent's in the side during my childhood days and I got an opportunity to make this dream a reality this year in March, and I did make use of it fully!!

My Dad and Mom started from the land of Filter Coffee to Paradise Island - Did you get it ?? Ok Ok, Chennai to Singapore - I say !! Then we - A gang of 7( went to KL in Toyota Wish to catch a flight to Langkawi to enjoy the first few days of our dream trip to reality in Langkawi - Full of beaches. A mountaineous resort with a good pool view from top was awaiting with a massage centre, sona bath, a gym, scenic view from the room along with wonderful service at our door steps. Same evening after a good landing we all went to the nearest beach ending with a INDIAN dinner(U get it every where in Malaysia).

Second day we went for Island hopping in a boat to 3 islands - Mangroove Islands, Eagle Feeding Island, then a scenic beautiful lush green island. Same day we went to DON/BILLA fame bridge in Langkawi to get a bird's eye view of Langkawi from the cable car and bridge on top - It was lovely experience !! It was drizzling all the way on the top giving a serene touch. Once the rain stooped the whole mountain was glitterring cos of the dews and sun rays !!

3rd day we started off from our resort to catch our flight back to KL, as our fortune struck us with multiple horns we missed our flight to KL, even when we reached 30 minutes b4 the flight take off - Rules U C - Its not INDIA !! We payed our penalties to catch KL flight to fly to KLCC. As luck was on my side the group headed straight to Sepang Malaysia to watch the F1 Malaysia 2008, and I got the Grand Stand ticket for 500 RMB total !! I never thought in my life I will get a chance to see that from grand stand !! It was a good treat for a bad morning !! Then we headed to KL to catch a glimpse of Petronas Tower and KL City to grab the dinner to end a perfect trip in Malaysia.

Next week was spend with my parent's in Singapore. We went to Sentosa & Vivo city, Raffles, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Sun Tech (My Ex - Office), Esplanade, Little India, and in the mean time they even went to an Janarthanam - an Indian friend's home. It was a great trip which has fulfilled my childhood dreams. Dad I promise that I will fulfill your other wishes when you are coming abroad next time !!

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Saturday, April 19, 2008

sELfiSh ??

I denied a friends comment on me as "sELfiSh/sELf cEntErEd pErSoN" during my first year of my college!! I couldn't accept this statement when it came from a person who was dear to my heart. That day I thought I wasn't a selfish person, but after I traversed a couple of phases and seen quite a few people in this half a dozen years I have realized couple of things,

A) I was selfish THEN.
B) Everyone Are !!
C) Degree of Selfishness varies b/w each person.
D) Being sELfiSh is not wrong as long as it doesn't affect others !!

Leave A as it is my own personal life. But coming to point B and C, why Am I making a statement like that, Why, What made me say that ? Going by hypothesis - "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" we humans live our life with that as a THUMB RULE knowingly or unknowingly in this world. By living like this we automatically fall prey for being selfish - U may ask how ? If you think deeply - A work is done for some motive/need to satisfy SELF/FAMILY/SOCIETY. Whatever the cover we can take to hide ourselves in these forms - it will cover, to the outside world but to our conscience we may or may not know that whatever we do is for OUR sake. Selfishness is taught/breed/seen by our society in different forms like Passion,Goals,Vision etc. It might be little harsh but IT's THE HARSH REALITY !!

1) As a student you submit assignments first - Why ?
2) As a professional you finish your work as early as you can and report it to your head - Why ?
3) As a CEO you want to show profits to stake holders - Why ?
4) As a PM/President of a country you try to curb INFLATION - Why ?

To get good marks, To get raise in post/salary, To build the brand, To come to Power again - Degree of Selfishness varies !! If you look at the positives of this selfishness everything is good.Is it not good to get good marks ? Is it not good to finish the project before the deadline ? Is it not good to put INFLATION under check ? Everything is good from our angle but if you see the other side of the coin, Not everyone can finish or be sincere as you are to submit before the deadline/ your ways to curb inflation might/is/are affecting other economy - so here we pave the way for the COMPETITION to start and for SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST life cycle to lead us to crooked /wrong /unethical way of achieving it !!

When you are selfish for your improvement or your family's improvement or your country's - then it is good as a person/ as a family member/ as a citizen but it might/is/are affecting some other person/family/country somewhere else !! Yes one selfish motive of UK to make a statement "SUN NEVER SETS IN BRITAIN" true brought 2 world wars, birth and death of Japan, Germany. If US of A is not sELfiSh for natural resources then why they are still allowing their soldiers/Iranians/Humans to die ? Cycle keeps repeating in itself - only the nations/ boundaries keep changing TAKING TURNS forgetting the basics - WE ALL ARE UNDER ONE ROOF - EARTH !! We can BE SELFISH - wHo iS nOt ?? AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T AFFECT OTHERS - Its very tough but Doable !! Yes and it is not wrong to be selfish as THAT drives the world in a healthy direction to some extent as LONG AS IT DOESN'T AFFECT OTHERS !! If not this "What made us where WE ARE ?"

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Gals r Gals - Everywhere !!

1) Risk - They never take.
2) Smile - Close up Models, but don't ever assume their smile !!
3) Work - Hard workers - Yes but not Smart !!
4) Approach - Safety first.
5) Thoughts - Easily Predictable.
6) Love/Affection - BULB (other than family members)
7) Talk - Sugar coated.
8) Vision - Always way ahead leaving the present to someone else.
9) Guys - ATM(Any Time Money).
10) Outlook - To much of care.
11) Mom - The best parent for any kid !!
12) Family - Always striving for the best !!
13) Finance/Economy - Trying to streamline by all means !!
14) Savings - Save , save save & spend only on jewels & nothing else.
15) Friends - After marriage NONE, b4 marriage ONE.
16) Social activities - NILL most of the time.
17) Hobby - Prayer, Temple.
18) Time Waste - Theatre, Sports, Arts.
19) Diet - One Idli till Ms, after Mrs :0)
20) Gossip - Best entertainment.

Anything else please drop your thoughts.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

cErEBr@TiOn 08'

cErEBr@TiOn 08' - Is where a B-School aspirant, B School Grad, Entrepreneur, Corporate giants should be to get an idea of how the Consultant go about seducing the Multinationals/Local companies with their Business Plans to increase their profit from minimal to sky is the limit !! The judges and the Case Sponsors who all are Entrepreneur from this island were very happy with the presentation but except for the projection of their B-Plans to be profitable or expanison of the organisation in just 3-5 years when Entrepreneur were able to achieve that in a decades time. Nevertheless it was a good show from all the Finalist, except for one B-School which showed complete professionalism in their attire, presentation, logic, plan, and on stage charisma - HEC Montreal, Undisputed and eventual champions for this years event, followed by Islanders and host - NUS B School - "NUStalwarts". It was a resounding success for the NUS B School hosting an event of this magnitude but one blip in this event is organizing on a Friday afternoon where not many B- Plan enthusiasts/B School aspirants can participate. Please change the timings is the only request from my side and I wish - Hip Hip Hurrah to HEC Montreal for being there in the finals and to collect the 10k Sing Dollar Cheque !!

Friday, March 28, 2008

sUcCeSsFuL cOmP@NiEs

Fourth Week of March is uber cool, few learnings, couple of new initiatives and a seminar from IMD professor - Winter Nie about - "Service Excellence" @ Conrad Centennial, Singapore. Good session and came to know about the Key Attributes that sets a Company or a Person in the "Elite Panel" from the rest. Keep it in mind for we need to be in Elite,

1) Strong belief in your IDEA & Instill the same VISION in your Employees.
2) Leader should WALK THE TALK
3) Company should have a Good Product
4) Best Possible SERVICE not for company but for the Customers !!
5) Continuous improvements in the same/new field & Feedback implementation.
6) Look @ Problem as Opportunity and FINDING the ROOT CAUSE to give the SOLUTION.
7) Consistency - With out this it will not help us/organization.
8) Recovery Plan/ Process should be in place.
9) You should know the "Target Customer" whom you are addressing.
10) Connect with Customers through EMOTIONAL attachment - Empathy from Heart will WIN contracts.
11) Customize to the needs of the Customer.
12) End Product is what the Customer see - Keep it attractive, Cheap, Usable, Portable, Compatible to old systems.

PS : See the photo only one building stands out, cos the VISIONARY behind it wanted it to STAND OUT, so as long as the visionaries are right any person, any company, any country can PROSPER like Singapore/US of A are right now.

If you have any other points in mind do comment in.

Few Company I remember with all the above attribute as per Winter Nie are

Star Bucks
Pike Fish

Monday, March 17, 2008

gReAt W@LL oF cHiN@

When the world says,
"Give up,"Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
A sports person I can closely relate to the above quote is our own "Mr.Wall". I started admiring this person for his simple charismatic resolute nature with a will power made of Iron !! Everyone said he was a splendid "Test Batsmen" but not a good one day batsmen and it was reflected in the selection comittee's decision - "Dropped" in his early stint in oneday squad. Not many gave a thought that he would come back to change the average of his oneday career from a paltry one to a notable figures -Its cos he "Tried" consistently to - outdo himself !! He did achieve that and more beyond to get a name he alone in INDIAN team can hold among his mates. I rate him higher than the World's Best's cos he delivered when INDIA needed the most and in dire situations. Singapore has given me to touch the F1 Car some time back and now it has given me the opportunity to meet my idol in cricket - Yes I happened to meet the one and only Mr.Dravid with his wife and Jr !! What a moment it was for me to speak to him and get his auotgraph on the bill !! Wow I still relive the moment and it will linger now and then for years to come.

Friday, March 14, 2008

b!nT@N - !NdOnEsI@

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

We are flipping the pages in book called "World Map" and we got to read the chapter called "b!nT@N - !NdOnEsI@". We ( L- R Muthu Sir, Ashok, Me, Anand, Farooq, Mahantesh)packed our bags and headed to Tana Merah Ferry Terminal to board the ferry to Bintan Agro resort. What a Pleasant surprises - the ferry team were calling out our names and we rushed to get in to Ferry after the immigration check. We went to the top of the ferry to get a "Titanic" feel and it was a smooth sailing till we reached Bintan. Our guide "Chitra" - We were surprised to hear an Indian name, took us to the Sea side beach resort. Room was good with a scenic view of the beach from the balcony and when you step out of your room you can see sky blue swimming pool easily inducing us to dive in.

We started off with our lunch in a wrecked boat gave the feel of the beach. Then we kicked of our campaign to win the Beach Football - hands down I would say that was my/our best ever football match in may be everyone's lifetime. Farroq's relived the moment of Beckam - with a replica of "Bend It Like Beckam" kick !! We fought hard but for Farooq and Anand's heroics snatched them a good WIN but we LOST in a energy sapping two rounds of game albeit the best efforts of our team !! Few hours of break then for the first time in my life whole team went for Kayaking - It was an awesome and tiresome experience!! Awesome - cos it is the first time in my life I'm went for a kayak and to add excitement to that I did it alone, it was tiresome cos even after kayaking for close to 30 min we couldn't reach the "White Sand Island" which was visibly close to our naked eyes !! Then we realised - How tough the life for Fisherman's are !!

From water and sailing now again to beach for playing beach Volley, now its not alone our group, but it was an International encounter. A clash of INDIA Vs UKRAINE !! What a game it was we were losing in the initial set and when Anand came in we started to reverse the scenario to beat the Ukranians in 3-0 of the best of 5 encounter. Next pit stop is in swimming pool and then the day winded peacefully in the supper table with bill touching One Lakh Rupiya* for just two guys (*Indonesian currency) !!

Next day after a very good breakfast we decided to go for "Snorkelling. We choose an island "Wapura" which was far off and little wavery. Mahantesh and Farroq the Ian Thorpe's of our crew can swim only in pool , but we convinced them to come with us - as we 4 members knew swimming quite well. Now with fears in their mind but smile in their face Farooq and Mahntesh boarded the speed boat to take the plunge of their life with life jacket to protect them. Once we started in the speed boat, everyone had a share of luck to keep a hand on the driving wheel. Once the wheel was in the hands of captain he showed his skills with boat going at full speed and most of the time the boat was in "AIR" and equally fierce waves made the boat to plunge in to ocean quite often. For every jump our breakfast was ready to see the world.The captain showed no signs of fear but everyone started to feel the heat more specifically the sea sickness feeling so we need to turn back after covering almost the distance in 30 min. So when we reached the shores again we asked Mahnthesh - who was sitting in the front row with hands tightly holding the steel bar - " How Did you felt Mahntesh ?" - he told all his life he has never experienced this kind of threat, but to tell you he never showed that in his face, till he reached the shores -Bravo Mahntesh, Bravo !!

After returning to resort, 4 of us decided to go for snorkelling again but in the near by "White Sand Island" which we thought of Kayaking the day before. For the first time in my life I did snorkelling to find the Corals, Star Fish, A big Shell, Nemo Fish and quite a few fish species. Then we swam to reach the white sand island to find a fisherman's hut. Hut is max of 10 x 10 area made of palm leaves with gaps to get sun light and ventilation but no current, and they don't have the best of the equipments to support their day today life, but they got a scenic beauty of the never ending blue horizon of sea and cloud with peace and tranquillity filling the place is still vivid in my memory. This trip is one of the best trips for us, as the whole team had a fun and Only FUN !! We are trying to read all the pages - Next page is around the corner - Lets read it later !!

Photographs By - Yours Truly !!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Singapura - A Tribute to Its Glory

Singapore - A city I admire for Vision, Marketing and Maintenance. Yes these are the main characteristics that sets her to remain in the best city's list. We need to know who is the visionary behind this city's global outlook - The Lee Kuan Yew. He is the First Prime Minister of Republic Singapura and the man behind the team who built/building this tiny nation from a nowhere in the world map to watchable economy. Now lets move to Marketing - Yes indeed a best Manegerial practical course on Marketing is held in this city. You may ask why ? Answer lies in their "Blowing Trumphet" policy for nothing but a normal event of some other S.E. Asian countries. Yes they market everything what they built/build to astronomical level so that the Tourists flok to these places to find that its all available in their home country, minus - Cleanliness. One event we witnessed yesterday is one good example of that Chingay 08'. It was similar to our festival but here they do it in a money making professional way. For every bit of good things you enjoy here - U have to shell your $$ - but whatever you are spending you will get the reward for it - which is what missing in most S.E. Asian countries. Yes its great to build a Taj Mahal but without maintaining - it's same as rotten place. Maintenance factor that is happening without glitch here gives a gr8 look to this city. It's always gr8 to build a Product but who gives SERVICE remain the leader - Singapore are one of the best in that, maintaining what they have in best possible way. Ex - A mall's glass indoors will be cleaned 3 times a day even when there is no dust :) I love this country, but my heart remains in INDIA !!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ferrari - F1 Road Show !!

Lucky Lucky Lucky....what else to say other than that -When you are asking just for a glimpse of Schumi's F1 Car you are provided with "A Champagne, A Ferrari cap, A Miniature Ferrari Car" all for one contest - Pit Stop Fuel Contest. I won this contest for filling the fuel in 6.9 seconds. What a gr8 moment for me and I get to touch the Schumi's F1 car, which he has driven himself in 2005 Formula 1 race. Being a F1 & Ferrari fan and an ardent supporter of Schumi - I loved the moment.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

One Lakh Car !!

"There's only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything."

Vince Lombardi

Happy New Year To All !! Yes indeed this is a New Year for Mr.Ratan Tata and his team of innovative engineers @ Tata Motors and to Incredible INDIA!! World is awestruck to see "NANO - People's Car " which everyone thought was not possible to bring it to reality. When it was in the design stage it was scoffed off as it will not meet the international standards, when it was unvieled to the public eyes - they sounded like GREEN REVOLUTIONIST attracting every quarter of the globe to go against one visionary man - Mr. Ratan TATA, but he stood like Howard Roark - protagonist in the one of the best novels I ever read - "Fountain Head" - to withstand the detractors around him to see his vision thru' in the form of a People's Car NANO. I love it !! I Love anything that has tag - "MADE IN INDIA". Yes, as a proud INDIAN we need to love all the indigenous products given with the quality of this genre !! Tho' I haven't tested it, but I still believe, it will go on to create a History in Auto industry. Mr.Ratan you have "Delivered On Your Promise" and by that you have become a great inspiration for others to follow suit. You are defining a New Territory and making the detractors to follow - You are one Hell of a person !! Bro Shall we go for one ?? Our First - Our Own INDIAN car @ easily affordable price - Awaiting......

The Making of the Nano - Please read this post and intention of the Man who wanted to really make a difference in the way people of INDIA to commute, it is a boon for The People of INDIA and don't believe in the detractors who need their sales trajectory to grow rather than INDIAN people's lifestyle(As they are Businessmen from neighbouring borders)