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Monthly Archives: April 2007

In case you’ve been contemplating shaving your a** hair, don’t do it ! Here is why.

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April 26, 2007 Fun
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Dreaming In Code – Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software written by Scott Rosenberg is my latest read. Considering that I finished this book almost 10 days ago this review is a bit late. After I read the last page and closed the book, I had mixed feeling […]

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April 25, 2007 Book Review
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In the last fiscal year TCS hired 32,462 people and retained 22,750 of those hires. Infosys hired 30,946 employees and retained 19,526 among them. Both these companies lost 1 of every 3 employees hired ! In an effort to curb the attrition, both companies have announced 12% to 15% hike for India-based workers. Read more […]

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April 24, 2007 IT News
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The Securing Knowledge Innovation and Leadership (SKIL) bill has been re-introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday. This bill was introduced in the Senate last year and aims at increasing both H1-B and Green card caps. From InformationWeek: Among the SKIL bill’s proposals are raising the annual H-1B cap from 65,000 today […]

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April 23, 2007 H1B, News
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This year’s H1-B quota getting over in one day has fired up a lot of arguments in favor of increasing the quota of H1-B visa program and there are people against doing it. The Newyork Times has an interesting article on this here. As an interesting side point, the largest H1-B visa seekers are Infosys, […]

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April 18, 2007 H1B, News
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Last week I completed my first year of stay in US. This has been the longest period I stayed away from home. Before this, the longest period I stayed away from home was the 9 months when I went to Odessa to study medicine. Although both these periods have been emotionally taxing for me, I […]

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April 14, 2007 Personal
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As you can see from here, I am reading quite a few books lately. I am not a speed reader and so I dont get to read all the books that I want to. The reading list has changed after I wrote this page – i finished a couple, moved some to future reading list, […]

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April 11, 2007 Book Review, General, Technical
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Interesting article on CNET News.

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April 7, 2007 H1B, News
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A newly proposed legislation might make things tougher for H1B consulting companies as well as people looking to come to US on H1B. It might also affect workers currently working on H1B. More details here.

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April 4, 2007 H1B, News
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This year’s H1B visa cap is over already, one day after it began. Last year it took about 2 months. Read more here.

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April 4, 2007 H1B, News
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