Archive for December, 2013

The next time some one asks me if I went to IIT, IIM, I can truthfully say answer in the affirmative. I was at IIT KGP in 2012. And in December 2013, Deepta took me along to an alumni reunion at IIM Ahmedabad. It was largely uneventful for me, but   Read More ...

Categories: Random walk

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Suggestion # 1. Every minister must put up his daily appointment calendar for the public to view. the same must be insisted of the senior bureaucrats at the level of Secretary and above to the Delhi government. Suggestion # 2: The annual IT returns for the last 2 years (and   Read More ...

Categories: Aap ki sarkar, Politics

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Until a little while ago, I had not bothered to read the manifesto of the Aam Aadmi Party. I am not a resident of Delhi and I had figured that it would make no difference whether I read it or not. But something changed last evening. All these days I   Read More ...

Categories: Aap ki sarkar, Politics

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I am an extinguished journalist. I am the slowest runner on earth. I am also the Founder & CEO of IRIS Business Services Limited (www.irisbusiness.com) a firm I founded with Deepta Rangarajan and K Balachandran. I became the CEO not because I am the most deserving. Just because. I am   Read More ...

Categories: Random walk

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Over the last week, the CBI has been reeling under the embarrassment of goof-ups over incorrect information. In the Purulia arms drop case, the warrant had expired. In the case of the two wanted men who are actually in India even as the list given to Pakistan says that they   Read More ...

Categories: XBRL

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In 1999, five accountants, working independently, tried to figure out if the Enron lie could not have been caught before it blew up. The basic question before the five accountants was: where did Enron hide its muck. They asked if there were lessons to be learnt from the Enron saga   Read More ...

Categories: XBRL

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“With XBRL you cant hide”, this was something I stated in my previous article. Here, I stand vindicated. The myiris.com study has thrown up some startling findings. The study has shown that more than 200 listed Indian companies have discrepancies in their annual audited financial results. The discrepancies are such   Read More ...

Categories: XBRL

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One way to understand what something is, to first understand what it is not. Allow me to list ten things that XBRL is not, hopefully making it self-evident as to what XBRL is. 1. XBRL is not a piece of software Though XBRL is not software, you will need software   Read More ...

Categories: XBRL

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I have 18 days to continue to gloat. Until January 15, 2012, I will be one up on most of my fellow runners in NMR and elsewhere. Coz, most of them have never run a marathon in their lives, while I have. And I finished. Whereas the likes of Srivatsan,   Read More ...

Categories: Running

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So you have trained well, you are looking at a PB, your race strategy has been designed to get you a PB, you think you have a perfect strategy for a PB, BUT DO YOU HAVE A STRATEGY FOR THE PEE? I hope that my experience will help you draw   Read More ...

Categories: Running

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