Inspiring India’s youth

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments
Striking a conversation with taxi drivers is a great way to get a sense of ground realities. Last year, before the elections in Delhi, I had a whole host of auto drivers say to me that they support the Aam Aadmi party in Delhi while one taxi driver, a staunch BJP supporter was confident that AAP would win not more than 3-4 seats! Like most people these individuals carry their own biases. Nevertheless, their socio-economic background and their everyday interaction ...

Can God’s own country fix its infrastructure crisis?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments
I had the first-hand experience of traveling by road through the beautiful land of Kerala from its capital city of Thiruvananthapuram to its financial hub, Kochi, a distance of little over 200km. It was a Saturday, so the schools were closed and so were many offices. We left Thiruvananthapuram at around 7 am to beat what little traffic there might be on a weekend. Yet, the journey took us a whopping six hours! The same distance took me less than ...

Modi rides the buzz for 100 days

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments
If you do your research carefully, it should be easy to find one Modi-ism for each of the one hundred days gone by since he became the Prime Minister. While the election campaign saw marketing buzz with corporate gobbledygook like P4P, 4Ps etc., post-election they have made way for more expanded versions — “I am not Pradhan Mantri, I am Pradhan Sevak,” “Housing for all by 2022, “Sanitation for all by 2019,” “10-year moratorium on communal violence,” “Come, make in ...

Is the PMO India’s new Kremlin?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments
Shortly after the new government came to power at the center under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there were news reports about all official bureaucratic appointments being made by the Prime Ministers’s Office (PMO). In other words, ministers had little say in determining their staff. Prior to this, there were clear directives to ministers that they should not appoint relatives to their staff. Further, the PM met with the various bureaucrats and suggested to them that they should come to him ...

Books   Business

Book Review: If Today Be Sweet

Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India

Book Review: 2 States – The story of my marriage

 

President Obama’s rhetoric and life beyond outsourcing

Yahoo-Microsoft Battle Gets Interesting

Microsoft Home Server


Cricket   Family

“Out of the box” thinking in cricket and politics

Sports in dire need of a real “Game Changer”

Dumping Ponting is Not The Answer

 

Feelin' Miserable? Watch this!

Challenger School: Myths, Pros and Cons

Karts-N-Golf in Fremont


Food   Fun

Man follows his passion for cooking

Hunan Chili in Mountain View

Omar Restaurant in Kannur, Kerala

 

Top 10 reasons why Sarah Palin wrote a book

The New Dollar Bill!

Top 10 Signs you suffered food poisoning at a Chinese Restaurant


India   Movies

Open Source Politics – Making sense of the AAP phenomenon

Is Arvind Kejriwal dangerous for India?

Cleansing politics in the holy town of Haridwar

 

The Business of Robot (Enthiran)

Movie Review: My Name is Khan

Movie Review: 3 Idiots


Politics   Technology

Can God’s own country fix its infrastructure crisis?

Modi rides the buzz for 100 days

Is the PMO India’s new Kremlin?

 

Open Source Politics – Making sense of the AAP phenomenon

Politically Inspired Technology – The AAP’s my.aamaadmiparty.org platform

Time for some cell phone etiquette


Tips   Uncategorized

VOIP and The Promise of Free Calls

Cel Cab: Taxi Service in India

Is Singapore Airlines Getting Complacent?

 

Inspiring India’s youth

Rise above the Din

Audio Blogging!