Monthly Archives: September 2005

Say hello to my Nokia 6670!

Here it is! What can I say? This thing has *everything* in it! Except for an FM Radio, that is Here’s the Nokia India product page. Here’s an extremely detailed review of the 6670 on MobileReview (for God’s sake, they’ve … Continue reading

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The Pygmalion Effect

A colleague and I were talking about books yesterday when the topic veered to George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. She had read the book as part of her school syllabus, but couldn’t quite remember the story. While digging up information about … Continue reading

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Summer in Mumbai

I was rummaging about my old drafts, when I happened to see this entry dated 14th June 2005. I have no intention of completing this, but it’s amusing to see how I was feeling back then! Summer in Mumbai Mumbai’s … Continue reading

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My article in BusinessWorld!

Well, I’ve made it to the print medium! My article titled “Winning where Netscape failed”, on Google’s intermediate-term product strategy, is a Guest Column in the September 26th issue of Businessworld! If you’d like to read it online, the URL … Continue reading

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The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 1: Roads and Electricity

This 3-part series of posts has been long overdue, but something must be said about the state of Pune’s infrastructure. I intended this to be an article series filled with sarcasm and wry humour, but things are too serious for … Continue reading

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The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 2: Construction and Urban Planning

I have rarely seen the kind of construction boom that Pune is seeing – not even on the Ghodbunder road stretch in uptown Thane. Builder groups are probably smacking their lips when they see vast stretches of virgin land in … Continue reading

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The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 3: Public Transport

This is the backbone of every city. Every single major city has a well-entrenched public transport system. A good public transport system eases traffic congestion, reduces air and noise pollution, and moves large masses of people efficiently, regularly and cost-effectively … Continue reading

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Lotus Notes 7 is out!

Ok – Lotus Notes 7 has finally been released, and – I’m SO glad to be an IBMer – I’ve already got it installed on my ThinkPad! It’s SO thrilling to be able to try out all of the cool … Continue reading

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