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My dad’s very brief interview on the competency of the State owned BSNL in the face of increasing competition from newer private telecom operators was featured on BBC World’s weekly ‘India Business Report’ program. Fast forward to the 40 second marker for the actual interview. Of course, since it was meant to be only a […]

Writing this on my iPhone using the just-released WordPress app. I am impressed!

It’s not uncommon to run into a blog belonging to a very young software whizz these days and just not being amazed at how kids these days are able to get up to speed with what took us ages. Of course, this sort of generational gap is always going to exist. As we advance our […]

22 May, 2008

How much is your time worth?

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|Politics|Travel

Just heard on the news about a free gas card promotion that was sponsored by Verizon Yellow Pages at 25 locations in the US. The first 200 cars to line up at each of these locations received a free $40 gas card today. People started lining up at around 10 PM last night to be […]

27 Apr, 2008

Google Summer of Code

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|Tech and Culture

I have nothing but praise for Google’s Summer of Code initiative. This has been going on for a few years now. Basically, Google supports various open source projects by giving them a miniscule financial assistance, but paid developers for about two months in the summer. Everyone benefits. The mentors get project recognition and talent; the […]

05 Apr, 2008

‘Would you work for us?’

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|Life and Personal

3 days on site with a company client, and I get asked this question. Not to be taken lightly, yet, with no reason to even consider the offer, seeing that I am happy with my current employment situation, I jokingly asked, ‘Sure, are you willing to offer me twice my current salary?’. The Director asks […]

अभी अभी पता चला कि OSX में हिन्दी में लिखना कितना अासान है। यह पूरी एन्ट्री मेरे साधारण कीबोर्ड के द्वारा लिखी गयी है। इतना अासान होगा कभी सोचा न था! – सौरभ

05 Mar, 2008

Indians dominate Forbes Billionaires List

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|India

Just checked out the Forbes Billionaires list, and 4 out of the top 10 are Indian. Their names: 1. Lakshmi Mittal 2. Mukesh Ambani 3. Anil Ambani 4. KP Singh Read the list and the article here.

04 Feb, 2008

‘War on the Middle Class’

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy

This was the tagline at the bottom of the screen as I was watching CNN. The story was about how middle class people are unable to pay their home mortgages any longer because they were duped by subprime lenders who promised them an affordable home. Now, this story featured a ‘middle-class’ woman who earned about […]

The year 2008 is here, finally. Even though a lot of significant things happened in 2007, here’s how I would remember it: 1. India got her first female President. 2. Television got some really great new shows. 3. The US still tried to force-feed its way of life and governance to countries worldwide, only at […]


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