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Today the Indian IT Industry is doing a business of over $155 Billion worldwide, but it all started with TCS and F.C.Kohli, Father of the Indian Software Industry in 1969. During his tenure at TCS from 1969 to 1996, Kohli defined most of the rules by which Indian IT Outsourcing business works even today. In the last two decades of starting and running an IT Services firm myself, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest of them all, presence in my world was unmistakable. Not that at my firm we partnered or competed with TCS directly, we were too small compared to them, but…

கம்ப்யூட்டர் கிராமம் ஒரு சினிமா படம் பார்த்ததுப் போல இருந்தது, சுஜாதா அவர்களின் நாவலான “கம்ப்யூட்டர் கிராமம்” படித்தது. அவ்வளவு விருவிருப்பு, வேகம். கதையொன்றும் பெருசுயில்லை. ஆனால் நல்ல மண்வாசனை, இரு கொலை, கற்பழிப்பு, போலிஸ், சாமியாட்டம், திகில் எல்லாம் உண்டு. அது 1980கள் ஏதோ ஒரு வருடம். தமிழ்நாட்டின் கடைக்கோடியில் ஒரு கிராமம், அங்கே…

As an Indian citizen, often I wonder whether successive Indian Governments from Nehru to Modi have a strategic foreign policy to engage with the world at large, secure our interests from adverse neighbours around and do more. Post independence for…

Writing fluently in both Tamil & English, Ashokamitran was a legend. It was on this day last month he passed away. As a remembrance, I got this book “Fourteen Years with Boss” published by Penguin books in 2016. We get transported to January 4, 1951, just after independence, to the Nizam state of Hyderabad. Ashokamitran accompanies his father for a check-up in a small Railway Dispensary at Chilkalguda. His father gets prescribed a “mixture” called Carminative mixture and magsulph. I too remember my childhood days when our family doctor in Madras, used to be dispensing medicines made in his clinic, instead of today’s practise of…

Management books are useful they offer us mortals an opportunity to learn and implement from success and failures of others. Most of the researchers who write these books tend to make them prescriptive, leaving little scope for assimilation by the reader based on their…