Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Monday, June 18, 2012

Javanese shadow puppet theater

And now for something completely different : Javanese shadow puppet theater.

I have not had the opportunity to see Javanese shadow puppets or watch Javanese shadow puppet theater performances except on video, but these shadow puppet theater shows are in many ways similar to shadow puppet theaters in India and Thailand and are, I am told, quite popular in Java. While in Thailand, I saw shadow puppets on sale in many shops. I would have bought one too for our home here in California except that they were a bit too big to fit in our travel bags. Also, I am afraid of monsters.

Times of India readers would be pleased to know that the themes of shadow puppet shows are often of Indian origin. Shadow puppet shows in Thailand often have stories that are made up by the puppeteers from the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Ramayana. Shadow puppet shows in Java too have stories based in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And so to round off this post, a shadow puppet theater show from the motherland.