Indians have it hard. Until Simba and other bloggers mentioned what they needed to go through in getting VISA's done right.. I didn't realize what an outright pain it is when ones government(India) has quite a bit of governmental processes to mature yet.
Moreover, his posting about VISA specifics are hugely important. If you're in the process of getting this paperwork done... you NEED to read his post.
========================================== Mercer, a human resources consultant occasionally releases a "quality of life" survey finding. It's very interesting to read especially since I live in the San Francisco area. The findings were based on 39 quality of life criteria for each city, including political, social, economic, and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, transport, and other public services. Guess which city scored the worst.... yup... Baghdad.
Worldwide: #1 Geneva #2 Zurich #3 Vancouver and Vienna
U.S. Only #1 Honolulu and San Francisco (tied) and #102 worldwide. #36 Boston #39 New York #42 Portland and Washington D.C. (tied) #68 Houston (Last place of the major cities)
Source ======================================== In other news, Ronald at College Journal wrote an interesting article on how schools are integrating ethics in their cirriculum. Some good and some bad results so far. Columbia's effort for example was definitely a story that caused me to cringe as I read.
Definitely worth the read because teaching ethics has become a HUGE issue at all the B-Schools. Source