This is one Google search I wish I hadn't undertaken. This one is actually not a tech blog but about how one Google search shattered a child's dream.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Last month, I disposed of 15 kilogram worth of audio cassette tapes. Yes, I was holding on to them even though I had not played a single tape in the last seven years.
The auctions of 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum have come as a US$21.6 billion (INR 1000 billion) bonanza for the Indian government.
Finally, the much-delayed 3G auctions will take place in India next month. Nine players will participate in the auctions for pan-India 3G spectrum, which will begin Apr.
Earlier this month, we had our friends over from Bengaluru--Deepty and Namit. Deepty is a tech-savvy corporate lawyer.
It's very difficult to crystal-gaze. Back in 2000, when mobile telephony was becoming cheaper in India (and I had just acquired my first mobile phone--my elder brother's hand-me-down, a Nokia 1610), I would have never anticipated that in less than five years, almost every man/woman on Delhi's streets would own a mobile phone.
Today's newspapers carry a photograph of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz offering a bouquet of flowers to India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.It wasn't just another meeting between the Indian PM and the CEO of a multinational.
Today is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday--or Gandhi Jayanti, as the day is known here in India. While most know Gandhiji as the pioneer of satyagraha (resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience) that was founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence, he was also a good economist.
Social networking has assumed immense importance in our lives. Over the last few months, we have seen how a tweet, a profile status or personal information on Facebook can cost some people their job, marriage, image and much more.
The auction for 3G spectrum was to happen in December 2008, but a host of issues (such as lack of agreement between ministries over the reserve price for the spectrum, the forthcoming general elections, the global financial meltdown coupled with telecom operators' reluctance in making huge expenditure on 3G) led to the deferment of the auction.Now, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced that auction for 3G spectrum will take place on Dec.