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Why iPhone users may have to buy bedside lamps

In the mid-1990s, as a budding reporter at a newspaper, I couldn't leave for office without ensuring that I was wearing my watch, carrying my digital diary, as also a "physical diary" (that was equally important; because if--God forbid--the battery in the digital diary ran out, I would have to run helter skelter for numbers), a calculator and a pager, besides the regular stuff, such as a pen, my wallet, car keys and a note-pad.The mobile phone has made so many things redundant.

May 21, 2008 by


Supporting India's upcoming small-town boom

In the last one month, Nasscom--India's trade body and "voice" of the country's IT-BPO industry--has partnered two consulting firms, AT Kearney and the Everest Group, to produce two reports that identify potential hubs for IT and BPO operations in India.The first, released on Apr.

May 6, 2008 by

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The US slowdown hiccup

Last June, I got a freak call from a young IT professional working in a large Indian IT firm. He was an engineer from IIT and an MBA holder, too--the best in education that you can ask for.

April 9, 2008 by


India's 'Do Not Call' registry farce

It's difficult to understand why any recommendation in India has to go back and forth multiple times before it finally takes the shape of a regulation.Take the National Do Not Call (NDNC) registry, as an example.

March 18, 2008 by


Movie DVDs for sale, in carts!

A warm welcome to Inside India and the brand new ZDNet Asia Web site.You know a hi-tech gadget has become a commodity the minute you see its price drop, and it begins to sell like potatoes and onions!

February 13, 2008 by


What does 'hack' mean?

When I received an invitation to attend the 'Yahoo Open Hack Day', I wondered what it was all about. Will they show us how to hack into Web sites?

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