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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 […]

09 Jun, 2008

The Apple Hype Machine™

Posted by: Gargs In: Tech and Culture

Today, Apple introduced the next version of the iPhone, labeled ‘iPhone 3G’. As always, the fanboys were intrepidly forecasting the new set of features and capabilities that this new gadget would include. For the most part, they got what they wanted, and coming from Apple, I think it is a good deal. A list of […]

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 […]

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

…is the enormous amount of freedom for creativity. I am currently somewhat involved with a third startup since I graduated from school, and every time I get together with other contributors, it reminds me of how ideas and personal conviction are the keys to doing great things. This startup is definitely going to be big!

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 […]

Background: Google runs a mapping service that’s available for mobile devices, as well as in the form of an application for the iPhone. Microsoft’s subsidiary TELLME Networks runs a similar service, only with more features available on their free 411 service. So, last week, I was in downtown Washington DC for business, and decided to […]

Google just released the Android SDK. Android is the open source platform for mobile devices, mainly cellphones, that is destined to take on the so pervasive Windows Mobile devices out there. Along with the SDK, Google announced a 2 part ‘developer challenge’ open to all, and for anyone interested in developing applications for the platform. […]


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