My wish list for the new Modi Government in India


Modi led BJP swept the elections – clearly indicating the people of India want big changes . Here are my personal “wish list” items on what changes would be great for India in policy terms when this government is in power. 1. Revamp public distribution. India does well in pockets – but it is practically…

Win or lose , AAP has changed elections in India for good


If there is an award for political immaturity, I will nominate AAP for that . But that said, I have to give them a standing ovation for changing the fundamentals of election politics in India . Gutsy all the way AAP won in Delhi . Then they left in 49 days – which irked many…

Mobility In India – Reminds Me of A BoneyM Song Bahama Mama


Last time I went to India was in May of this year. And I came back totally convinced that Mobility and Cloud have tremendous potential there. As I am flying back home to Phoenix now, after a whirlwind trip to India, I have a better perspective of opportunities and challenges. I know BoneyM might not…

When Private Sector Sucks As Much As Public Sector In India


As an Indian living and working in US, I am interested in the political and economical development in both countries. In the US – since this is election season, there is a lot of rhetoric on the extreme sides of the spectrum. One side wants extreme role for government and another wants minimum possible government…

India in Olympics – Will The Plot Ever Change ?


In a (sick/sad) way, I am glad NBC has a delay telecasting Olympics here in the USA. As an Indian living here, I cheer happily for both countries. But the contrast between the two is way too much to ignore. Lets start with Athletics. Every year, India sends a bunch of athletes to Olympics. There…

Indian Political Economy – a crazy balancing act


When Pranab Mukherjee was selected as the presidential candidate by Congress, the first thought that crossed my mind was that Manmohan Singh can now do something right about the economy.  But given elections are just 2 years away – I seriously worry if populist measures will overtake good economic decisions. India is a diverse country,…