My Choice -Women Empowerment

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

P.Ramakrishna, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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This is with respect to the video released by Vouge on March 29th 2015 under the campaign VogueEmpower which aims at women empowerment.This Video starres Deepika Padukone and 99 powerful women from the city of Mumbai like Zoya Akhtar, Nimrat Kaur, Adhuna Akhtar, Anaita Shroff Adajania and Sherry Shroff.This video has been directed by Homi Ajadania .

The women featured are selected from different walks of the life and voicing their choice for Equality be it social ,economical ,political and sexual .The video  dares you to make your own choices. A film that tells to love yourself and not be afraid to be different. A film that tells you not give a point about what anyone thinks of you or the choices you make .It also says “You have to love yourself, your strengths ,weaknesses & flaws, before you can go out and stand for something”.

Though I liked the main essence of the video which aims at bringing women empowerment ,but the video  probably missed the thin line between Freedom and Selfishness. Freedom is something where your privileges are protected along with people around you. Selfishness is something where your wishes are supreme and others’ privileges are violated.”To love someone temporarily” or “having sex outside marriage” is of course “Your Choice”!! But don’t brand it as a symbol of freedom and empowerment of women. Because in love or marriage, trust and emotion of another person is also involved. What you are preaching is a brand of “Being Selfish”, not of having Freedom. And what do you mean by “Your Baby”? Don’t you think that a woman also enjoys the motherhood? Stop hating men in the name of feminism. All men are not the same .

The video should have focused on women who are adding a value to the society where people and women can draw inspiration from them .

Reference :

http://gosswoss.com/mychoice-a-powerful-and-inspirational-video-starring-deepika-padukone-vogueempower/

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Amazon’s Attention Deficit and Spending Spree

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

P.Ramakrishna, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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This is with reference with the article published on March 23rd 2015 in Wall street Journal .
Amazon stock’s fell down by almost 22% in 2014 making it one of the average performers among the large capital technology companies .The Stocks in 2015 regained to normal and rose by 20% since the begininning of 2015 regaining its lost share in the market .This is due to the new discloures around AWS (Amazon Web Services).The AWS has given Amazon a strong foothold in the Enterprise Cloud Computing Services .Amazon is setting up a meeting with its East Cost Investors on the future measures that needs to be taken and also the kind and level of investments that needs to be undertaken .

Amazon is planning to reveal its details for Amazon Web Service Businesses but it is unclear what Amazon would be disclosing .If the details are not so good ,then Amazon might have to face the decrease in stocks.Amazon has been using “OTHER” segments business as a proxy for AWS . That segment had revenue of $5.6 billion in 2014 which was up 42% from the previous year. It is the company’s fastest-growing category by far but the retail business still dwarfs it.

Cloud Services is not a easy business and Microsoft ,Google ,InternationalBUsiness Machine are trying to focus on this untapped business.
Though the capital Expenditure of Google($11billion) is low that of Amazon($4.9 billion),investors should not ignore another investment of $4billion is under capital leases .Robert Peck of SunTrust pointed out that ” simple measures of free cash flow don’t always capture outflows associated with capital lease payments, so investors may be missing the underlying capital intensity of Amazon’s business and also estimates an additional $35billion in next five years .”
Reference :

http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazons-attention-deficit-and-spending-spree-heard-on-the-street-1427141644

Oil Price Stabilizing

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

P.Ramakrishna, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

Accordind to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) Saudi Arabia produces about one third of the oil .We Have recently witnessed the huge falling prices in the oil which went down from $115 a barrel to nearly $55 a barrel .This was due to the failed agreement between the OPEC and Saudi Arabia on production curbs,wars in Iraq and Libya and USA exporting less oil .Russia ,Nigeria ,Iran ,Venezula were the countries that were hard hit by the tumbling prices of oil.

As per the news published in Reuters on 15th March 2015 ,the price of the oil has in the past weeks has been stabilizing and reached $60 per barrel .As the demand of the crude oil gets higher,the prices of the oil will continue to increase and will try to firm up in the coming days .
The main resaon in the drop of the oil prices was more of expectations and speculations of demand and supply of oil rather than market fundamentals .The prices of the oil in the later part of the year will be decided by the meeting which is going to be held in the later part of the year .Also the Kuwait’s OPEC governer said last week that the current production policy will also be extended.

Also the Advisor to the saudi Arabia’s oil minister said “None of us know the future. Once the conspiracy theories lost their traction, serious commentators went back to fundamentals and the price started to stabilize around the $60 mark seen in the last few weeks,” he said at an energy conference in Doha.

Reference :
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http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/15/us-saudi-oil-idINKBN0MB07K20150315

IDENTCITY-a new image for Cities

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

P.Ramakrishna, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur.
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This is with reference to the article on February 4th 2015 in Business Standard regarding a Start-up which is based in Hyderabad named IdentCITY. IdentCITY is a firm which is mainly focussed on improving the brand image and development of cities .They also market and brand services.

The main aim of IdentCITY is to offer consultancy services in setting up a Destination Market Organizations (DMO’S) ,convention Visitor Bureau’s
by having a partership with the local governments and the respective stakeholders .They create business opportunities for the respective destinations and also improve the cities in areas of tourism and investment .

The company specialises in issues related to establishing and managing convention & visitor bureaus, developing and expanding convention centres as well as the broader aspects of the international meetings industry. This includes specialised research and marketing services designed to enhance the success of destinations, and targeted sales support through their dynamic and extensive global reach.
They have a number of affliations with the most renowned development centers.Due to this the brand of the cities not only improve but also there will be a huge potential in getting the foreign investors to know about the history of the cities and how they can venture into each and every tier-1 and tier-2 cities.