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Experience at the HCL Alumni meet...

Since the day I started my career at HCL in Branding - I have been fortunate to meet leadership who have actually made HCL what it is today...

Ajai Chowdhry - The entire world knows him as a great leader and such a great fellow - for me he is one of the most tech savvy person - he may not get time to be on Facebook, Linkedin, etc but he understands the power of social media Shiv Nadar - When you see him looking at you - eye to eye - you know what a truly passionate person he is about technology...he will never leave you un-impressed by his such a sharp knowledge about how technology is shaping lives of all and sundry - right from a village in India to a person sitting in New YorkApart from the experience of meeting people like these, I have always been trying to decode the true essence of "Brand HCL" - it had not been an easy task...

And then I happened to organize the very first official Alumni Meet for ex-HCLites - I got to meet the people who actually laid down the foundati…

Burn after reading - (7/10)

"Burn after reading" is a star studded movie with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovitch, etc - but with a different twist - and the twist is that your famous stars play roles of idiots. The movie with which I can draw a parallel here is India's cult movie -  "Jane Bhi Do Yaaron" - black comedy movie with complete head twisting tales of characters...

John Malkovitch plays a role of a CIA agent who has been demoted because of his drinking problem...George Clooeny - a womanizer politician - is going around with his wife - George is also sleeping with a woman called Linda. Linda works in a gym and is worried about her looks as she is getting  old and wants to have a relationship with a young person like George. Brad Pitt works in the gym with Linda.
All hell break lose when Brad finds a CD with John's secrets of CIA which he was writing in a book form after his quitting CIA. Some funny twists result in Linda and Brad (accidentally) blackmailing John.

The m…