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Assorted links again August 31, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in America, assorted, education, geo-politics.
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Funniest movie review ever. Ever. Ever !! :))

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For several years now, I have seen and heard people mention about how IIMB ends up interviewing (and hence admitting) a rather different sample of students compared to the other IIMs. Very often there were those who only got an interview call from IIMB (not from L, K or I either). Not very surprising, now that we know that while IIMB does use Class X/XII criterion, IIMA does not. Well, we would of course to hear from the other 4 IIMs to be sure, but this puzzle will soon be unravelled.

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From a NYTimes article on India’s growing defence might.

Determined to build a domestic arms industry, India is requiring foreign suppliers to make a sizable portion of any military goods in this country. In the case of the jet fighter contract, the successful bidder must produce goods worth half the contract’s value in India. So, the American companies have been busily pairing up with locals.

So far, most partnerships are little more than agreements to collaborate on future projects. In February, Raytheon and the electronics division of the Indian giant Tata Power signed such an agreement. The same month, Boeing signed an accord with an Indian engineering firm, Larsen & Toubro, to develop new projects. And Northrop Grumman has signed on with Bharat Electronics and Dynamatic Technologies, both of Bangalore, to investigate joint opportunities.

Very smart ! This is the advantage of being in a competitive market – with billions at stake, you are in a strong position to negotiate terms.

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Oh, oh !

Mr. Marshall’s sagging pants, a style popularized in the early 1990s by hip-hop artists, are becoming a criminal offense in a growing number of communities, including his own. Starting in Louisiana, an intensifying push by lawmakers has determined pants worn low enough to expose underwear poses a threat to the public, and they have enacted indecency ordinances to stop it.

Here is more :

Following a pattern of past fashion bans, the sagging prohibitions are seen by some as racially motivated because the wearers are young, predominantly African-American men. Yet, this legislation has been proposed largely by African-American officials.

From the Times.

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