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November-1999  issue
The weekend was October 2, 1999. The scene was sunny Santa Clara, California. Time was of the essence. One had only 36 hours to mix and mingle with the most innovative and aggressive minds behind the industry’s success. The... more>>
The first time V. A. Shiva heard the words “electronic mail,” he thought the term had something to do with passing... more>>
For the past two years in a row, the per capita income of Indians in the US is the highest it has ever been. Our entrepreneurs... more>>
At the beginning of this century, an Indian told us why the sky was blue. Dr. C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930... more>>
This experiment proved the phenomenon that Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein had predicted about 70 years ago. When... more>>
The Benares born artist danced as a child with his brother, Uday Shankar. Ravi Shankar received musical instruction from the... more>>
The son of philosopher Debendranath Tagore, he began to write poetry as a child. His first book appeared when he was only 17.... more>>
The co-chairman of PITAC, the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee in the US, he was also awarded the Medal of... more>>
Widely acclaimed for his work in the field of atomic energy, Bhabha is considered the father of India's nuclear program. He... more>>
His key concerns were to utilize modern technology, and to ensure good working conditions and the welfare of his employees. His... more>>
Need some advice on how to manage your finances, invest wisely, plan for the future, prepare taxes and prepare legal documents?... more>>
For some 3,500 years before Ellis Island, India has been the destination of immigrants. Through out its intricate history, the... more>>
Perhaps feeling left out of the gaming console saga, Sega has introduced its 128-bit Dreamcast. Not only does the Dreamcast... more>>
The characters that played upon it - villains and heroes, and like the Mahabharata, generally a bit of both - tempered the... more>>
Sen was awarded the prestigious prize for his contributions to welfare economics, which help explain the economic mechanisms... more>>
Prior to his career with SupplierMarket.com, an Internet-based business-to-business marketplace for manufactured products,... more>>
His successor, P. Chidambaram expanded on his initiatives, firmly laying a foundation for global business. Though now widely... more>>
For users with handheld PCs, PenOp has introduced software that allows you to electronically sign transactions. The PocketSign... more>>
I didn’t expect to be facing this problem until sometime in January, but I’ve now heard four or five separate reports of... more>>
Before founding Dazzle, Sohail was director of engineering for C-Cube Microsystems, Inc. He began his career at Digital... more>>
The number of Internet users in China today has increased to four million and is expected to more than double within the next... more>>
After independence, India focused on industrializing rapidly while safeguarding her poorest citizens. Well aware of her... more>>
Quick! Give me a good reason as to why one should click on "Start" to close the Windows operating system on your PC. Sounds... more>>
In 1957 Vajpayee won election to the Lok Sabha beginning a parliamentary career that would span more than 40 years. When Indira... more>>
Set in the deep recesses of the civilization, as evanescent as the brushstrokes, is the three-headed god, the striking... more>>
theory challenged the prevalent notion of the formation of "white dwarfs." Today, his theories form the basis of modern... more>>
Born in Allahabad, Gandhi later went on to study at Oxford. In 1938 she joined the Congress Party and became active in India's... more>>
Cover Feature
Microsoft’s Indian operation is a Janus-faced entity: one milks money out of the Redmond giant’s current products, while... more>>
Aside from dominating the software industry and creating the richest person in the world, Microsoft Corporation does a... more>>
Jared Diamond is a UCLA professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of (most recently) Guns, Germs, and Steel. In the book, he... more>>
When Hyung Joo (Jason) Kim, President & CEO of Hyundai Information Technology (USA) needed to fill several key engineering... more>>
Career Advice
I am fresh from college and currently working for a company in Bangalore. I would like to shift my area to e-commerce. Could... more>>
not really healthcare The article "e-drugs" in the October issue is a very glossy investor presentation about drugstore.com... more>>
India Business Kit
Setting up shop in India means addressing the big question of where to locate your office. Several obvious factors go toward... more>>
What is the difference, then, between being successful and being really successful? This and other questions from far and... more>>
Career Wize
Out of the din of an economy greedily clamoring for highly qualified technical professionals has emerged a very lucrative... more>>
View From the Top
For the past two years in a row, the per capita income of Indians in the US is the highest it has ever been. Our entrepreneurs... more>>
Wall Street View
Investors today are participating in an investment boom of historic proportions, particularly in the Internet sector. While... more>>
Sam Pitroda Column
Our work has a tendency to eclipse the rest of our identity. We introduce ourselves to others by saying, “I’m a... more>>