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Last week there was a post by Jon Box in his blog about Microsoft adding jobs in India. Jon is one of my fellow Microsoft Regional Directors, from Memphis USA. I sent him back a detailed reply by email on how I feel on this important issue. Here it is: As someone who has been running an Indian IT Services Company for last several years and with sizable portion of my business coming from USA, these are my comments. In business the first rule of thumb – your returns are more or less dependent on your risks. You don’t take…

After spending last week in LA for Microsoft PDC, this whole week I was in Redmond (Microsoft is Headquartered here). I didn’t have any meetings today as all Microsoft Managers were out to MS Company Meet today – Microsoft is 30 now. My Cousin “Vijay” who lives here, suggested I drive down to Deception Pass. Deception Pass is a beautiful scenic place and a Washington State Park, which is about 80 miles from where I stayed (Bellevue, WA). In the past I have driven in the US only twice – first time with in Bellevue area itself and the second was…

If you thought power outages are common in developing world, think again. Over the last few years, power position has been extremely good in Chennai (South India) where I live and power outage have been almost history – other than scheduled maintenance works which too are very few and very far in between. Unfortunately, Power Outages are becoming more common in the USA. Today while I am in Microsoft PDC ’05 happening in LA Convention Center, power was not available for almost half-an-hour from 1:10 PM to 1:45 PM (PST). Only after few minutes of the outage, did even the…

Yesterday (June 9th) evening all of us at Tech Ed 2005, had a blast. The park was open only for TechEd Attendees from 7 PM to 11 PM (in fact as the photo below shows we were inside even at 11:15 PM). We didn’t have to pay for anything, everything was free – entry to the park, entry to all the rides, foods at all restaurants, special buffets at many places of the park and more. The wait time for each ride was less than 10-15 minutes. This was by far the best session in Tech Ed 2005 :-) Overall, we all…

The second leg of my trip from Singapore to Tokyo, then to Los Angeles was better than I anticipated. It was an 18-hour journey, the trip to Tokyo taking 7 hours followed by a break for an hour and a 10-hour journey to LA. As usual, the in-flight service at SA was excellent – good meals, snacks, comfortable seats and great movie selections – though I wish the Tamil movie could have been anything but Satyaraj’s :-). The immigration and customs at LA was a breeze, I landed at 12:30 PM and was out by 1:10 PM. Straight I went…