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Mischievous British and the Blue Star Operation

http://tarafits.blogspot.in/2014/01/mischievous-british-and-blue-star.html K.Gajendra Singh 16 January , 2014 Presstitute; Short for press and prostitute coined by trend forecaster Gerald Celente for journalists and talking heads who give biased and predetermined views in favor of corporations & the government . Whore: (verb) to debase one by doing something for unworthy motives, typically to make money.     -The New Oxford American Dictionary According to media reports, the government of India under resolute and doughty Indira Gandhi sought the advice of the British (intelligence or special forces ) in connection with the blue Star operation in June 1984. Indian media is controlled by corporate interests and government and hence is called pressitute and is generally clueless about foreign affairs .In spite of the wealth generated by incessant advertisements , mostly well-connected relatives of the powers that be and even their  girlfriends, wives are employed .Little mone

Reimagining India: Creating partnerships for the future

In short excerpts from Reimagining India, two CEOs from very different industries reflect on how global companies can succeed in India. http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Asia-Pacific/Reimagining_India_Creating_partnerships_for_the_future?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1401 January 2014 | byHoward Schultz and Miles White The power of partnership Howard Schultz We hope to have thousands of stores in India. I look forward to a day in the not-too-distant future when India takes its place alongside China as one of our two largest markets outside North America. But we know getting there won’t be easy. And our successful beginning in India has not been without hurdles; on the contrary, it was a complicated six-year journey. Along the way, we learned a lot about India and ourselves. One key to our success has been our partnership with the Tata Group. We announced our joint venture with Tata in January 2012. Ten months later, the Indian government loosened restrictions on foreign investm

‘Vegetarians are rapists’: US diplomat expelled in Devyani row is racist

 by Uttara Choudhury Jan 15, 2014 #Devyani Khobragade # New York: The US State Department should stop posting diplomats to India who are more interested in denigrating the country than building ties. The American diplomat and his wife who were expelled in tit-for-tat action last week in the Devyani Khobragade case were clearly racist. Wayne May, who headed the US embassy's security team in New Delhi, and his wife Alicia Muller May, who worked as the embassy's community liaison officer, posted several unflattering comments about India on Facebook. Devyani Khobragade. Image courtesy:  Twitter May was expelled last week in retaliation for the expulsion from the US of Khobragade, who was arrested and strip searched for allegedly underpaying her nanny Sangeeta Richards. May and his wife were involved in spiriting three members of Richard's family from India two days before Khobragade was arrested on visas for victims of human trafficking. “The implication that an Indian d

What executives should know about open data

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/high_tech_telecoms_internet/what_executives_should_know_about_open_data?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1401 Novel and more accessible forms of information from government and private sources represent a new and rapidly growing piece of the big-data puzzle. January 2014 | byMichael Chui, James Manyika, and Steve Van Kuiken Not all data that’s valuable is internal and proprietary. New initiatives by governments as diverse as those of the United States, Mexico, and Singapore are opening the spigots of readily usable public data. Corporate information too is becoming more “liquid,” moving across the economy as companies begin sharing data with their business partners and, sometimes, consumers. Also surging is the richness of the information from data aggregators, which are assembling, rendering anonymous, and selling (to interested third parties) a wide range of data flows. Then add huge volumes of data from social-media interactions, available from p

Why leadership-development programs fail

Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale. January 2014 | byPierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen, and Kevin Lane http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Leading_in_the_21st_century/Why_leadership-development_programs_fail?cid=other-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1401 For years, organizations have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on nurturing new leaders. US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on leadership development.1 Colleges and universities offer hundreds of degree courses on leadership, and the cost of customized leadership-development offerings from a top business school can reach $150,000 a person. Moreover, when upward of 500 executives were asked to rank their top three human-capital priorities, leadership development was included as both a current and a future priority. Almost two-thirds of the respondents identified leadership development as thei

FRANCE: BALOCH CONFERENCE DECLARATION

Press Release Grenoble France: http://www.bolantimes.com/france-baloch-conference-declaration/ 13 January 2014 We the participants of the International Conference titled “Baloutchistan : un peuple oublié, un peuple en souffrance ”, organized by “Baloch Voice Association and Baloch Diaspora France with the support of Centre d’information Inter-Peuples (CIIP) in Grenoble ” on 13th  January 2014 unanimously; Commit ourselves to the struggle for our just and inalienable rights both as individuals and members of the Baloch community and take all measures possible through peaceful means to protect our language, culture and separate identity as Baloch and build a society based on values that affirm human dignity and freedom, emphasise diversity and inter-religious and sectarian harmony, and promote equality and justice; Pay homage to the family members of Baloch Missing Persons and companions, who have completed a run of more then 700 Miles from Quetta to Karachi and are moving ahea

Devyani case: Sangeeta's in-laws had worked with expelled US diplomat

The writer has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 12, 2014 The parents-in-law of Sangeeta Richard, the domestic help at the centre of the India-US diplomatic spat, worked with US diplomat Wayne May who was expelled by India for his role in the Devyani Khobragade episode. This seems to be the main reason why May is said to have gone out of his way to facilitate the "evacuation'' of Sangeeta's husband Philip and children by arranging T-visas (trafficking) for them. Many have wondered as to why US authorities approved surreptitious evacuation of Sangeeta's family even at the cost of antagonizing a strategic partner. India had said May was responsible for the unilateral action by the State Department in evacuating the family and the subsequent arrest of Khobragade. May left India on Saturday. May worked as the chief of the embassy's security service representing US' Bureau of Diplomatic Security. He was also looking after issues related to tr

Devyani Khobragade row shows India fell off Obama's map

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Devyani-Khobragade-row-shows-India-fell-off-Obamas-map/articleshow/28694690.cms Rajeev Deshpande,TNN | Jan 12, 2014 Devyani Khobragade row shows India fell off Obama's map Diplomat Devyani Khobragade at South Block in New Delhi on Saturday. NEW DELHI: The bitterness in India-US ties over the Devyani Khobragade case is likely to linger as India squares up to the Obama administration's indifference to a rusting "strategic partnership", glaringly exposed by the diplomat's humiliation. Khobragade's on street arrest, the indignities she was subjected to in custody and her return amid heightened acrimony strongly point to the much-hailed partnership's decline with US not caring to mask its disinterest. The vehemence of India's response possibly surprised US, but India could hardly have done otherwise as the deliberation with which the US diplomatic security service acted almost suggests she was being ma

The Baloch want to tell their story

MUMBAI Vikram Sood In 2011, an innocent Baloch student, Nasir Baloch along with another student, was abducted by Pakistani security forces, interrogated, tortured and shot. Both were left for dead but Nasir survived to tell his tale. David Whitney wrote Nasir’s story and produced and directed a short documentary film called The Line of Freedom . This is a harrowing tale of what seems to be a frequent occurrence in Balochistan. The film is available on the Internet.  In 2011, an innocent Baloch student, Nasir Baloch along with another student, was abducted by Pakistani security forces, interrogated, tortured and shot. Both were left for dead but Nasir survived to tell his tale. David Whitney wrote Nasir’s story and produced and directed a short documentary film called The Line of Freedom. This is a harrowing tale of what seems to be a frequent occurrence in Balochistan. The film is available on the Internet. US intelligence documents given by Edward Snowden revealed sen