Category Archives: Infrastructure

Computer-generated Iris Scans?

I’ve spent the last several days looking through information on India’s new Unique Identity (UID) system, which is based on biometrics: ten fingerprints, two iris scans. While there’s broad support for an identification card, there have been questions about the … Continue reading

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Flying Coach in India, Part 2

Okay, maybe I was being too positive about flying in India in my last report. Not that the rest of my experience was bad, it just wasn’t as pleasant as the first leg. From Bengaluru (Bangalore) to Kolkata (Calcutta), and … Continue reading

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Flying Coach in India

Here I am in India, flying from Delhi to Bangalore to Calcutta. I’m doing the research to update my India Business Checklists book, published in 2009 by John Wiley. I have the rights back, and plan an updated limited edition … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s Airport…

… isn’t as modern as Delhi’s, or Bangalore’s or Hyderabad’s. (Yet.) But some like it anyway… I haven’t been through Mumbai in a while. My recent trips have taken me to Delhi and Bangalore, both of which have brand new … Continue reading

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Herds of Vehicles in Bangalore

Over a year ago, I posted a funny-but-true piece about driving in India. I remembered that article recently when I spent some time in Bangalore, or as it now calls itself, Bengaluru. This is a city I’ve been visiting for … Continue reading

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Ralegan Siddhi: A Village in India Makes Good

We’ve been hearing a lot of success stories from India in the last few years, but they’ve mainly been urban stories. From rural areas, we’re hearing more about the price of success: water tables impacted by industrial development; farm land … Continue reading

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The Virus Warriors Ride Again

Back in January 2010, I wrote about the virus-warriors of Chennai — Microsoft’s Consumer Security Support team. Yesterday, I had occasion to call them again. They’re still awesome, though the phone access isn’t as good as last year. (And they’re … Continue reading

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