The U.S. of A has had a special place in the hearts of urban Indians.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Now that it's proven that Uncle Sam is in poor financial health, everyone's been wondering what this means for India. Even when India was a protected economy, whenever something happened in the United States, we felt the ripples (if not the tremors) back here.
The new media is growing mightier by the day, and bloggers are the new pressure group in the virtual world. That's also true of a country like India where both Internet penetration and literacy rates are comparatively low.
Nine months back, when the Tata group chairman Ratan Tata unveiled the US$2,500 small car--Tata Nano--all eyes had turned to India. His Indica, branded as Rover in the U.
The success of Indian IT continues to spark backlash in the developed world. This is one concern multinational corporations (MNCs) may have to live with.
I always thought technology was our slave, since it is meant to make life easier. But is that really so?
Last week was eventful. On Jul. 22, the Congress-party led coalition government won the trust vote in Parliament, paving the way for the India-US nuclear deal to go forward.
In the last 15 years, journalism in India has gone through a sea change. In the 1990s, we saw the birth of "Page 3" journalism.
Two days back, I was having dinner at an aunt's place. She is a leading doctor.
Sorry about the hiatus. I was away, on a vacation.
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.
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.
Credit cards came into India long before mobile phones did. But when it comes to penetration levels, credit cards are nowhere close to mobile phones.
Technology has undoubtedly become an integral part of our lives. Every time I leave home without my mobile phone, I feel handicapped--as though I have left a part of me behind.
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.