In a desperate attempt to save the sinking ships, public carrier Air India and Mallya mover Kingfisher Airlines have merged to form a fishing company. The decision involves doing away with flying in air and living a high life, and instead focuses on diving deep into the sea to catch marine life. The out-of-box thinking could turn out be a life saver for both the companies struggling to meet their expenses.
Employees of software company Infosys who had joined the company last year straight out of their colleges, were pleasantly shocked to see a three-hour break given to them for discussing CAT scores and MBA admissions. The decision was taken after the HR employees noticed freshers, and other still-young employees, discussing the same today morning instead of paying attention to work. CAT scores were announced last midnight.
In a strong indication that shows animals catching up with the human beings on the evolution front, a group of cats and dogs have lodged strong protest against an ad released by Benetton, which shows a dog and a cat kissing each other. The latest ad released by the clothing retail company is part of its latest UnHate campaign, which had earlier shown world leaders kissing each other.
In its first major marketing initiative after Steve Jobs’ death, Apple Inc. has announced that it will give away free IIPM degrees with its MacBook brand of laptops in India. These special laptops are priced at 5 lakhs rupees each and will come with a pre-installed IIPM degree that a buyer can print after he successfully turns the laptop on. Apple has named these laptops iDare.
The disruption and outages in BlackBerry internet services early this week successfully removed the disparity between managers and common employees in many offices, sources say. According to industry experts, many bosses and managers were totally indistinguishable from other employees of their offices once their BlackBerry smartphones turned into normal mobile phones due to the outages. While this caused hardships to managers, workers were largely happy.
After its founder Narayana Murthy revealed that 80% of the IIT students lacked quality, Infosys has decided to hire only the lower quality students from IITs from this year onward. The software giant has said that it didn’t really need any higher quality IIT student for the kind of jobs one has to perform in an IT company, which could be carried out even by non-engineers.
Lay’s, the premium producers of packaged flavored air, faced a major crisis today when a production glitch resulted in far more potato chips being put into every pack of air than the “normal” level. Potato chips normally fill around 5% of the packet volume and they are helpful in adding flavor to “packaged air”, which is the flagship and largest selling product of the company.
Mobile services company Idea, which has outdone Chetan Bhagat in offering simple solutions to complex problems faced by India, has gone a step further and announced their intention to launch special condoms to control the population of India. The step was announced after the company’s latest television ad, which proposed high speed internet access to control population growth, drew flak from experts who termed it “infeasible”.
Harassed by single digit salary hike, exploited by their bosses, and beaten by senseless coding – this is the condition from which around 25 IT slaves were rescued two months back by an NGO, but latest reports suggest that nearly all of those freed have now gone back to their former ruler. The change in status quo apparently didn’t go down too well with the rescued slaves who found their new lives “a little too challenging”.
In order to give cricket fans the complete experience of ticket purchasing, Kyazoonga, the official online ticketing partner of the ICC 2011 World Cup, has announced e-lathicharge for all the fans who bought tickets though its website. Many fans, who had bought tickets online, had complained that they missed bamboo sticks falling on them even as they waited in the queue to collect their tickets.