Saturday, June 18, 2005

Links to lander

Thanks to IT and emerging fields like BPO and Biotech, India is on the global map. Atleast when it comes to service sector and anything that's remotely close to dealing with English. For once, thanks to Britishers. Do we 'have it in us' to continue being on the top of the countries to do low cost business? Are countries like China a competition to us, or do they pull us with them?

I've always wanted to know what foreigners and foreign companies really think about India. Do we really matter to them? I've been following time.com and newsweek for online news, probably because their stuff is free to read, but I've always been intrigued by the number of articles about China compared to articles about India. Everytime I visit, I stumble upon atleast a couple of articles about China - about the rising sales of Nike or McDs or some such article that admires the might of emerging new China, while articles about India have always been far and few, and mostly speak about AIDS or infrastructural problems. Ofcourse there are exceptions, but the general tone about India has mostly been of sympathy and pseudo-admiration instead of the awe that China inspires. As always, Bihar does gets its share. Wonder if these are really cues to what the world thinks about us? Articles such as these always adds oil to fire. If you thought doomsayers rule the roost, there's no paucity of positive soothsayers either. But then, surveys being as they are, I, for one, wouldn't bet on them.

On a lighter side, Laloo doesn't stop to rock. Even if he does, his family never fails him - even if it comes to beauty contests!

When competition 'Swift'ens, this is what happens. When you make a car at 4 L that supposedly contains many features of its Class C cousins, this is no news. That apart, if you are car maker, India is the place to be. Even if you are manufacturing gas-guzzling Hummers and roads are simply non-extant to handle such a drift.

The mega budget Anniyan has been released. Here's teakada views. Vikram does look good, and very different. A yet another award winning performance? Remains to be seen. Ever wondered why Tamil film industry is the healthiest in India? Here's why.

Atlast, thanks to Sambhar Mafia for being as an inspiration to spread the links to good articles. It seems to be a great way to know and to let other know where the goody articles are.

4 Comments:

At Saturday, June 18, 2005 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Kaps said...

Govar,

Didn't know that I can inspire others by providing links :-) Good to know that somebody is using them. BTW the link to the Indian Express article doesn't work.

 
At Saturday, June 18, 2005 1:24:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

@Kaps: Ofcourse it helps. :)
And I'd try to fix the link soon.

 
At Saturday, June 18, 2005 6:11:00 PM, Anonymous Chandoo said...

govar... nice collage of links. Looks like the leisure of pgp2 is inspiring you to blog more. Keep up the good work :)

@kaps .. of course, your energy levels are a sure shot inspiration for most of us.

 
At Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:42:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

@Chandoo: PGP2 rocks. Sworn to blog once in a day, or atleast once in 2 dadays. :)

 

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