Anant’s blog: Celebrate

Harvest celebrations for my family today. Can’t remember the last time I’ve stepped onto a farm, but what the hell, we, and all other Tamilians, celebrate anyway. As do all the Malayalees, Bengalees and Punjabis.  Lots of celebrations all around. And there’s a lot of good news. One small step towards the end of the Satyam depression. Tech Mahindra takes over, with British Telecom supporting them strongly.

Apr 14, 2009 07:00:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

Harvest celebrations for my family today. Can’t remember the last time I’ve stepped onto a farm, but what the hell, we, and all other Tamilians, celebrate anyway.
 
As do all the Malayalees, Bengalees and Punjabis.
 
Lots of celebrations all around.
 
And there’s a lot of good news.
 
One small step towards the end of the Satyam depression. Tech Mahindra takes over, with British Telecom supporting them strongly.
 
The stock market is up for the seventh straight day and flirts with the 11,000 mark.
 
GSM operators sold 10 million connections in March 09, a record.
 
The rupee is clawing it’s way back against the dollar, coming down below Rs. 50.
 
India looks forward to a bumper wheat crop.
 
It looks like we’ll have a good monsoon.
 
Goldman Sachs’ profits beat analyst expectations, suggesting that the worst is over for the finance sector.
 
Liverpool are still in the hunt in the premiership.
 
India wins the Azlan Shah cup after 13 years.
 
Even if Tiger Woods didn’t win, the Augusta Masters had a spectacular final day, including a three-way play off
.
 
Major headway indicated in Cuba-USA relationship.
 
The Captain of the US ship hijacked by pirates is rescued.
 
I discovered a brilliant crime fiction writer, Barry Eisler. Not a new writer, just that I discovered him over the weekend.
 
Thirty two winners at The One Show.
 
There’s a lot of good news around you – and you no longer have to look too hard to find it.
 
Celebrate!