Monthly Archives: November 2008

Childhood Revisited in US

We came to US on invitation and request of Shannon and Anand to be of some help to them. We reached Pleasanton on September 2008. We welcomed Krish on September 25, 2008 and thereafter tried to be good grandparent. These … Continue reading

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Why are Americans so bitter with its auto makers?

General Motors, once the world’s mightiest industrial enterprise have gone begging the federal government to avoid bankruptcy and its consequences. As it appears, the lawmakers are not convinced about the sincerity of the automaker as well as its capability to … Continue reading

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Innovating India and US or West

India gets a mention in all the news related to ‘the global war for innovation and talent’, be it the number of scientific and technical papers produced annually, the investment in R&D, or the world’s top science and research universities. … Continue reading

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Borders after Three Years

It was fun to be in Borders again after three years. I used to spend regularly 6-7 hours in Borders during my last visit to US. As Anand goes early morning to his office, I got ready by 7AM. Anand … Continue reading

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IIMs- Where are the Gurus?

Time and again, a question crops up in mind. Why do I not come across anything worth remembering about the gurus of IIMs or other coveted management schools in India? Why do the business magazines or pink papers in India … Continue reading

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US Big Three Bailout and Conditionality

During last week or so, the media in US is agog with two hot news items- First one relates to the possibility of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the wife of the former president and the rival of Obama in primary … Continue reading

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Nandan Nilekani’s ‘Imagining India’

For months, I was eagerly waiting for Nandan Nilekani‘s ‘Imagining India‘. Many a times, I find myself in dilemma of answering to me only, if I am a book lover or book collector. Yamuna, my wife, as usual, thinks I … Continue reading

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