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While the world is paying tributes to the late American President Ronald Reagan; Reuters today has carried a story on his lighther side. I am giving below two of the quotes that I enjoyed reading. He told a story about how an old Russian woman had asked Mikhail Gorbachev whether communism had been invented by a scientist or a politician. Gorbachev said he thought it was a politician. “That explains it,” said the woman. “A scientist would have tried it on mice first.” I enjoyed this for its good timing and also on how it communicates Reagan’s strong views on…

Recently one of my friends pointed me to an article in Wired about India’s growing dominance in the IT Outsourcing Arena. It was written by Daniel H.Pink, the White House Speechwriter to former US Vice-President Al Gore. Pink is also the Author of a bestseller “Free Agent Nation”. Here Pink writes about his first-hand experience from both sides of the world. He captures well the feelings of the disturbed White Collar Americans as well as the new Indian Middle class. Here is the full article: “The New Face of the Silicon Age”, you can also hear to Pink’s Interview which went live on…

Everywhere you turn now, you hear about Outsourcing, India Shining & India Dreams. Being an election year in USA, you also hear about the backlash, the pros and the cons. Today Ranga pointed me to an interesting article in Express India titled “Outsourcing: A few years ago nobody in US wanted to talk to Indians, now they are eager” It is a well written, neutral piece (hard to find these days!). I liked especially the closing quote, given here verbatim: As one Indian exec put it to me: The Americans’ self-image that this tech thing was their private preserve is over. This…

You are bored. You also interested in learning the history of America and got only 3 minutes and 18 seconds to do it. What is your best option?. Check out this funny film clip on the brief history of America from the maker of “Bowling for Columbine”. Thanks to Harish for forwarding me this link.