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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Guess Who?

It shouldn't be too difficult to guess as she's all over the news.

My Chennai neighbour told me earlier (about 5 years ago) that she joined Mettur Beardsell (remember Igloo hot packs?) from campus and was his colleague at that time. The only thing he could recollect was that she used to bring curd rice for lunch most of the time. She must have figured out that curd rice and Pepsi form an impressive combination :-)

Commenting on the developments, SAJA goes on to coin the word Madras Mondays as a result of the Madras related news flow in the last 10 days.

Related Reading: A dated piece in Madras Miscellany which talks about her roots.


  • She is Indra Nooyi, the newly appointed CEO of PepsiCo.


    By Blogger AnandtheLeo, at 3:58 PM  

  • Incredible Man !!! this sweet homely looking 1960s/70s style South Indian Woman is the CEO of Pepsi... Not even the best fortune tellers could have forecasted that this lady would lead the World's biggest Food Company ...

    Just cannot beleive... well Time and Tide Change Everything i guess !!!

    By Anonymous Ramki830, at 4:23 PM  

  • //she used to bring curd rice for lunch most of the time. //


    //The only note in all that I've heard and read about the three that struck me as sad was Indra Nooyi's, "I have come to this country. I am simply scared to drink water. I think drinking Pepsi and Miranda is much safer." For someone brought up on the water of T.Nagar and whose foundations were laid in this city over many years, being at the top at Pepsi doesn't warrant a bit of Marie Antoinetteishness.

    By Blogger RaajK, at 5:08 PM  

  • Hats off to Indra. Tremendous achievement.

    Btw, I bring curd rice everyday to office too . So, :-)

    By Blogger Cogito, at 7:16 PM  

  • @Anand,
    Bang on target

    she deserves every bit of it

    that statement was made before the pesticide scandal :-)

    I didn't make fun of curd rice, just thought of mentioning it.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:53 AM  

  • hi kaps ,

    i live in chennai . i am planning to do a 12 month course in singapore in the univ of south australia .its related to logistics and sap . how are the job oppotunities in singapore?
    i have no work experience and i am a fresher .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:43 PM  

  • @Anon,
    can you drop me an email at sambhar.mafia@gmail.com so that I can reply to you.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:46 PM  

  • Ramki, Pepsi is not the world's largest food company. Nestle is.

    (Just trivia.)

    By Anonymous MadMan, at 9:31 PM  

  • hi
    i ran a search for tandon capital associates on google.
    came up blank. cant seem to find the website of tandon capital although they are cited in other websites

    By Anonymous joebosco, at 11:29 AM  

  • @madman ...

    yes i stand corrected. Pepsi is not largest World Food company ,maybe one of the fastest growing ones.


    I dont think that Indira's concerns of our drinking water are "Marie Antoneittie-ish"... it is a sad truth that we(India) lead the world in occurence/recurrence of all kinds of water borne diseases .Whatever maybe their sins, Pepsi and Coke are not responsible for this.

    By Anonymous ramki830, at 7:25 PM  

  • JoeBosco

    why are you looking for private "Tandon Capital Associates?" -- i have her personal email address

    The Ace

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:22 PM  

  • Hearty Congratulations to Indra Nooyi. It is an incredible achievement. However, I remember a school-topper same age South Indian boy who got admitted to IIMA and IIMC twice (in 1976 and 1982) but had to give them up BOTH times.....the first time due to his father's death and the second time due to a horrific accident. He had the potential, but God thought it fit to deny him the opportunity. He now languishes as a professor. I see this middle-aged boy every morning while shaving!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:41 AM  

  • I would like the email address of Chandrika Tandon (was a student with her at MCC, Tambaram) and now in the USA. Also the e mail address of Indra Nooyi at Pepsi..
    Thanks. E mail: mcgglobal2004@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:49 PM  

  • she is Indira Nooyi....

    By Anonymous cricket, at 7:46 PM  

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