Jun 21, 2012

MSCI rejig may benefit India & cricket


This article MSCI rejig may increase fund inflows: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/taiwan-korea-exit-may-help-india/478002/

reminds of those days of Indian cricket, when to qualify, we needed someone else to lose to some other team by some margin.

Something that I noted in one of my earlier posts: "To qualify, India needs Zimbabwe to beat Australia in league A matches. In league B, South Africa needs to beat Namibia to ensure that the overall net run rate of Zimbabwe puts it on the 4th position ahead of Australia. In case of Australia winning, the net run rate of its...
Rest here:  http://indian-eagle.blogspot.com/2012/03/luck-runs-out-and-history-comes-back.html "

Basically, India is only relying on some other nations in the index to move up so it gets the diverted funds. Instead, why not fix the fundamentals?

Jun 20, 2012

Supercomputers....

The first time I heard about a supercomputer, it was some paper telling about a supercomputer called PARAM. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PARAM)

There is news about the new supercomputing top 500 list: http://www.top500.org/list/2012/06/100

Other than the above, check the following link on what is a supercomputer: http://techland.time.com/2012/06/19/what-exactly-is-a-supercomputer/?iid=tl-main-feature

The best line in the above article: "Researchers aren't booking time to play minesweeper." :)

Jun 7, 2012

Rains are back

Mumbai had a lovely grey blanket today evening....

What wonderful feeling it is when those clouds cover the bright shining sun,
what peace it brings to toiled minds of this busy city, 
when the smell of soil absorbing the raindrops fill the air,
one forgets the travails this season will bring for the 3 months now,
just because the monsoon  has come and it has driven freshness in our lives....

just like every year, we now await those days...days together when the clouds pour the joy on the grounds below...

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