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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Linkin Park - 7th Sep

A bizarre barometer of the economy

Sales of a brand of instant noodles are being using as a barometer of the performance of the Thai economy. Can our favourite 2-minute noodles also be used to track the Indian economy?

IT professionals are perking up the second hand car market in B’lore. But the question is whether B’lore roads have the capacity to absorb so many cars.

BusinessLine says that Indian customers are not treated properly by Call centre execs. It goes on to say that customer care in India begins and ends with giving a toll free number. Neelakantan also echoes the same thought.

Kenny Sia on the proposed World Toilet College in S’pore.

Do you know how Chennai’s Godown street got its name? It is not because of some godowns / warehouses in that street. It used to be called God’s Own Street earlier.

Jabberwock aka Jai Arjun Singh’s article on Blogs has been published in today’s Business Standard. Desipundit is also featured in the same article.


  • This 'thai noodles' index resembles the 'Big Mac' index which I used to observe in 'The Economist'

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 12:44 PM  

  • I read the thai noodles article earlier .It was weird but kinda nice .I mean someone was actually so "vetti" that he noticed this fact .

    By Blogger Jagan, at 4:33 PM  

  • God's Own Street is really interesting! :)

    By Blogger Chakra Sampath, at 4:33 PM  

  • I find the notion of God's own street' becoming 'Godown street' really fascinating. Must be a hidden meaning there :)

    On Indian customers being ill-treated by call centers ... I guess it's just another reflection of the age-old white skin problem. Not sure if 'ill-treated' is quite right though. Aren't call centers a huge improvement on the complete lack of customer service a couple of years ago? ... Everytime I find myself getting irritated at being put on hold for more than a minute I remind myself of queues a mile long, endlessly engaged telephone lines, 4 hour lunch breaks and so on.

    I guess we have become much more demanding as customers :)

    By Blogger Anjali, at 6:51 PM  

  • Kaps..

    It was like a crisp of the morning newspaper...good..keep up the good work..

    That WTO article - still i could
    not resist from stopping my laugh...

    By Blogger Rajesh, at 7:56 PM  

  • @Ram,
    Yeah...it reminds me of the Big Mac Index

    They have mentioned it because of some real correlation

    Guess most of us don't know about God's own street.

    Why shouldn't we be demanding? as consumers we are entitled to some rights and it makes sense for us to exercise such rights. Marketers can't take us for a ride anymore.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:37 PM  

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