Sunday, November 29, 2009

Why on earth is BCCI allowing Gautam Gambhir to opt out of 3rd Test vs SL?

He maybe in the form of his life but that doesn’t give Gautam Gambhir a free ticket to attend family celebrations as he is going to do during the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka. After scoring brilliantly in the first two Tests and contributing immensely to India’s dominating performances, it was time for fans to look up to him to seal the series with a win. Surely this attitude will taint his image a bit. The BCCI should have also handled this request from him a bit more thoughtfully and might have considered  whether giving a vital in-form batsman a leave at the last moment could make the team suffer in the final test.

Hope the other youngsters don't follow in the same way..

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TCS 2010 Batch Campusing

2010 Batch Community   TCS 2010 Batch Joining Dates
Students who have been doubtfully aspiring to get placed in the top software company can breathe easy now. TCS while declaring their Quarter 1 results have assured they would be starting the recruiting process of the 2010 batch from January 2010. The recruiting process till last year used to happen at the end of the third year of the engineers. This time it would be during their eighth semester, in fourth year. Keep in touch for updates.

A recent report in the Telegraph on 10th August quoted Ramadorai, “We are going to recruit 18,000 people from campus, which is about the same as last year. There will be no lateral hiring, which was more than 10,000 last year. We have also got 13,000 people by acquiring the Citi BPO last year.” So 2010 batch candidates can start gearing up. Enough materials can be found here in the “Freshers Prepare” section under the Orkut icon in case you need it.

Update (Economic Times Sept 4th) : India’s largest IT employer Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) that is eyeing the $10 billion revenue mark in the years to come will

hire 25,000 people globally this year, 90% of which will be from India.

Though significantly large when compared to the current recruitment numbers , the figure is 10,000 short of the number of people TCS hired last year.



Update (Business Standard Nov 27th, 2009) : India’s largest IT company, TCS, is yet to firm up the numbers for FY11 hiring, but it will start visiting campuses from early next year, says a company official. TCS’s ratio of freshers to lateral is 70:30.

Update (Business Line Nov 28th, 2009) : Indicating a revival of business opportunities, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has said that it will recruit about 25,000 people in 2010-11.

Update (Economic Times Feb 11th, 2010) : With improving business sentiment and revival in IT spends, hiring seems to be back in full swing at software firm TCS and Wipro. Tata Consultancy Services, the country's largest software exporter by revenue plans to hire 30,000 employees in the financial year 2010-2011.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Google Wave aimed at a revolution

Another amazing service started by Google. Something that would fascinate people already acquainted with collaborative working and sharing documents, presentations, sharing files and more. Google Wave apparently is the answer to everything done collaboratively amongst people in a wave (term used by Google to specify each task). The service is now invitation only, very much like what it was like when Gmail was first launched.

The thing that fascinated me most was the amazing versatility of this product. Nearly all kinds of collaboration can be done, along with a playback feature that helps to view all the updates that happened over time. You won’t discover the fun using it alone. Get some friends you know to start something you can do together to enjoy it’s features. Sharing photos, videos, files is a breeze. It won’t replace email however, as claimed by many sites and people. But will surely add a new flavor to online communication with the essence of an advanced emailing service, or simply put as an collaboration tool. Below is a video which will make it simple to understand and also a screenshot of Google Wave..

If you have invitations don’t wait and send them to your friends. You can install this and request me for an invitation in it and get to know a lot more from various sites as well. I have only 10 to give away, rest I have saved for my friends. So don’t wait! But Google takes time to deliver the invitation even after they are sent, and could range from days to even weeks. Surely there’s a huge demand for the invites as some people are even paying up to an incredible 70$ just to get an invitation, as reported here.