Tag Archives: India

Indian Traffic – An Illustrated Guide

You break it, you buy the farm Breaking these rules have a high probability of death or serious injury to self or car 1/ Stop at a red light, especially when there is cross traffic. Dangerous, but it will never … Continue reading

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Android India

For the last two quarters Android has outsold iPhones in the US. It has real momentum behind it. All carriers in the US offer multiple Android smartphones and the rate at which new ones are being introduced can be only … Continue reading

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Day One, Chennai

I come to India many times a year. Yet the moment I set foot here, the mind starts racing with ideas, thoughts and sometimes rants. It is either because one is bombarded with new stimuli, or its the jet lag … Continue reading

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Indians and Unpredictability

A notice at a neighbourhood Postal Annex. Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words. The proprietor is, you guessed it, Desi. The notice is a microcosm of Indianness. If you get past the English (hey, its a foreign tongue, … Continue reading

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Hinduism and Evolution

Today the Texas Board of Education voted on how American history will be taught in Texas schools. It is a version of history that fits the conservative world view. From the New York Times The conservative members maintain that they … Continue reading

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IPL on YouTube

From the FT today Mr Walk said a recent Indian Premier League cricket series had notched up 55m views on YouTube – more in the US than in India – and it found a market for Bollywood in Estonia by … Continue reading

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An Indian Passport and Indianness

M. F. Husain surrenders his Indian passport and takes up Qatari citizenship. As the drama plays out and now peters out in the media an interesting question to ask is what is it that makes one an India. Now one … Continue reading

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Sena Mobocracy

As the Shiv Sena stokes the fires of communalism, parochialism and other uglisms, Shahrukh Khan remains unfazed. Siddharth Varadarajan writes When confronted by the mob power of the Shiv Sena, MNS or other right-wing groups, the police in India invariably … Continue reading

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India’s Parliamentary Form of Government Rocks

Last week was a good week for President Obama. A State of the Union Address that was much more plain speak than his usual soaring rhetoric. Then he went into the lion’s den – the Republican Caucus – and demolished … Continue reading

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Management Consulting in India

A new research paper Management Matters: Evidence from India suggests that the average Indian company can be improved significantly with the help of modern business practices. The study involved offering free consulting to a set of mid sized companies in … Continue reading

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