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 practicallyContinue reading “My wish list for the new Modi Government in India”

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 manyContinue reading “Win or lose , AAP has changed elections in India for good”

When will we reach that “Ek Din” , India ?


There might not be a lot of Indians who have not hummed these lines a few times in their lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NizrBxg1wvQ  But I seriously doubt India has the political maturity yet to see that dream come true.  Many Indians have rather  romantic notions along the lines of “politicians must wear khadi like Mahatma Gandhi did”,Continue reading “When will we reach that “Ek Din” , India ?”

IT In India Could Use Some Help – Are You In ?


I woke up this weekend to this depressing news http://toi.in/ot3e_a I have worked at various SIs all my life before deciding to join SAP labs in January of this year . So this problem hit me hard – and in some way, I felt that I am responsible too somehow for this dismal situation thatContinue reading “IT In India Could Use Some Help – Are You In ?”

It Is A Crying Shame, India – Lets Make A Difference Starting Today


There is a lot I am genuinely proud of about being an Indian – how women get treated in India is not one of the reasons. It is 2012 now – not 1612. And look at what happened in the nation’s capital. A 23 year old girl got gang raped in the nation’s capital !Continue reading “It Is A Crying Shame, India – Lets Make A Difference Starting Today”

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 notContinue reading “Mobility In India – Reminds Me of A BoneyM Song Bahama Mama”

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 governmentContinue reading “When Private Sector Sucks As Much As Public Sector In India”

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. ThereContinue reading “India in Olympics – Will The Plot Ever Change ?”

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,Continue reading “Indian Political Economy – a crazy balancing act”

Cloud And Mobility Market In India – See It To Believe It !


As I am finishing up my visit to India, I cannot help but wonder why I chose to make a living in USA, and not here. As I stepped out the air conditioned room I was sitting in at my parents’ apartment to drive to a restaurant with my dad for lunch today afternoon –Continue reading “Cloud And Mobility Market In India – See It To Believe It !”