Bhiku Mhatre

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Recent posts by Bhiku Mhatre

How is it determined if a particular type of plants or species suitable for human consumption?
14 years ago
I am the he in the I of my you in which he is he and she is she and you in you ans he is you.

Does that answer?
14 years ago
Ali Baba and the forty thieves are now Ali Baba thirty thieves. Ten were laid off!

Batman and Robin are now Batman and Pedro. Batman fired Robin and hired Pedro because Pedro was willing to work twice the hours at the same rate!!

Iron man is now "air-pooling" with Superman to save fuel costs ?!!

A director decided to award a prize of Rs.1000 for the best idea for saving the company money during the recession. It was won by a young executive who suggested reducing the prize money to Rs. 100.

The only "deposits" being made on a Ferrari are the ones made by birds flying over them.

Q: With the current market turmoil, what's the easiest way to make a small fortune?
A: Start off with a large one.

Q: What's the difference between an investment banker and a large pizza?
A: A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Q: Why have Dubai real estate agents stopped looking out of the window in the morning?
A: Because otherwise they'd have nothing to do in the afternoon.

Q What’s the difference between a bond and a bond trader?
A. A bond matures.

Q. Did you hear Goldman Sachs has a new cafeteria?
A. It is called the Warren buffet.

Q: What is the Capital of Iceland?
A: About 70 cents.

A concerned customer asked his stock broker if the recent market decline and volatility worried him. The broker told him that he has been sleeping like a baby.
“Really?!?” replied the customer.
“Absolutely,” said the broker,
“I sleep for about an hour, wake up, and then cry for about an hour.”

The Difference between Communism & Capitalism

In communism we nationalise the banks and then push them to bankruptcy.
In capitalism we push the banks to bankruptcy and then nationalise them.

A priest, a rabbi, and a mortgage broker were all caught in a shipwreck. Sharks were soon circling around. The sharks eat the priest. The rabbi starts praying fervently, but to no avail, as the sharks eat him as well. The mortgage broker is really getting worried, as a shark is coming for him. But, instead, the shark puts him on its back, carries him to shore, and lets him off. The mortgage broker asks, “How come you didn’t eat me too ?”

And the shark replied, “Professional Courtesy!”

Money talks. Trouble is, it knows only one word: goodbye !!
15 years ago
Does anyone website to look current real estate rates in Mumbai/Pune? Google search result in pages which are updated year ago or earlier.
15 years ago
Youtube site is banned at my workplace and I wonder if there is any work around?
15 years ago
In my office(Germany), in this building, on my floor, there are 5 Americans working. I am not sure, if they are ranchers or if that figure speaks for anything. In my daughters Kindergarten, there are many American kids too.

About the work permit in Europe, it is easy to obtain, if one can find job. and finding job without native language skills is a challenging task. Best way to land here is to work for firms having operations in both continents and eventually request transfer.
[ November 22, 2007: Message edited by: Bhiku Mhatre ]
16 years ago
Usually, I request my boss to approve flights on Fridays in both directions. Atleast that buys a weekend to recover. However, mere weekend is not enough. A study suggest, human body adjusts 1 hour of jet lag per day.
In fact, I returned today from Mountain Timezone to Central European timezone. I know, coming Monday in office, will be horrible again especially after 15.00. Sometimes I am embarassed.
16 years ago
Does anyone have tips for free business class upgrade? My boss is not generous enough to sponsor me a business class and economy class offers very limited space for a 11 hours of transatlantic journey.
16 years ago
There may be couple of factors.
1) Local taxation: The state taxes a lot to its citizens and business.
2) Labor costs: The cost of labor is one of the (if not the) highest in the world. In manufacturing industry, very high productivity of German workers compensate for high labor costs. It is likely that efficiency model of manufacturing industry; do not readily fit into a logistics company. And consequence is rise in unit delivery cost. On the contrary, very backbone of logistic industry is one of the (if not the) best in world. German infrastructure, notably its autobahns, airports and rail network, should more than compensate for high labor costs.

3) Regulated Market: Upon posing a question of volume discount / loyalty program to Hugendubel saleswoman here in Frankfurt, I got a reply, there is German regulation that forbids book being sold under certain amount and book prices are set by an authority.
16 years ago

Originally posted by Axel Janssen:

Some nationalist idiots here also try to become more accepted by riding the anti-muslim wave. Dangerously following letal old propaganda habbits by just replacing word jew with muslim. They declare themselves as good friends of Israel. Of course their warm feelings are not returned by jewish community.
Western Germany is safe, but currently if you have a darker skin and go to eastern regions of this country, you might better ask for some security advice.

The bigger issue is, men in authority are living in denial that the problem exists. The mayor of town where the violance against foreigner took place, simply downplayed it.Yes, in western Germany, foreigners are (relative to its east) safe.
I wonder, why politicians are helpless(or unwilling) to tackle the problem which has THE darkest past in known human history.

Note to moderator: I am not sure if meaningless/meaningful boundry is crossed here. If yes,please delete it.
16 years ago

Originally posted by Kail Limas:

Oh and about germany beeing rude. I'll have to admit many of us have a superiority complex. Mostly undeserved.^^

Here is the article published in "der spiegel", Germany's prestigious news magazine.
16 years ago

Originally posted by Marc Peabody:

One night I turned it on and could only get a few channels. Some people were having sex on the first channel - not something you'd see on US network TV.

Some Germans gleefully brag.
"We exported sex to America and imported violence(gun-culture) from them." I,along with my american colleagues, chose to ignore from time to time.
16 years ago
Does anyone know a free desktop dictionary appliacation?
16 years ago
How to set up "Logging Last Resource" attribute while creating datasource with ant script in WLS 10 ?
16 years ago