Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I have always loved espionage and spy movies. I may be the only person who actually is saddened by the demise of cold war era (at least the cold war era on screen). Cold war provided raw material to some the best espionage literature and movies. Some of the movies in this genre that I really like are - 'Enemy of the state', 'Ronin', 'Bourne Identity', 'Bourne Supremacy' etc.
Now I here that Martin Scorcesse has thrown away one more masterpiece in 'Departed' with an impressive cast of Jack Nicolson, de Caprio and Mat Damon.
Now waiting eagerly for this Friday, when 'Departed' will be released in India.
After waiting for 11 long years, justice has finally come to the way of Mattoo's, the hapless family of a young lawyer Priyadarshini Mattoo. Priyadarshini was raped and then murdered brutally by one Santosh Singh. Santosh was her senior in Delhi University and also a practising lawyer himself. He is son of an IPS officer who was a high ranking official in Delhi police then.
Reeling under the power of big and powerful, a sessions court acquitted Santosh of the charge of rape and murder. It seemed that justice is prerogative of biggies only. However, in wake of sting operations which exposed the purposeful glitches in Jessica Lal case, there was a huge public outcry about this denial of justice. Ever alert Indian media also stood firmly by general citizens' feelings. And it worked.
Delhi HC took up the case in a fast track session and acceding to CBI's request to treat the case as a 'rarest of rare', Delhi HC sentenced Santosh Singh to death.
This victory, truly goes to Indian media which never allowed the perpetrators to sleep silently during these nights.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
[A screenshot from Fortune website]
A woman, a coloured woman, a woman still with an Indian essence at the helm of Pepsico. Now she has become the Most Powerful Woman in the Fortune's list. No mean achievement for her.
Her main plank that one must keep on reinventing and innovating is very relevant. Watch out what she says-"The minute you've developed a new business model, it's extinct, because somebody is going to copy it."
Hats off to you, Ms. Indra Nooyi.