Kunal Mukhopadhyay

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Trying to break free of the “mould”.

In Blogging, different, India on October 30, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Came across this through here. I can relate to her in some ways. I left a comment not long ago on BD’s blog . Though not exactly identical, the issue of breaking free of the “mould” remains central. The rot that has sunk into the ambient society and forced us to be cast into some preconceived mold.

I am who I am first. Everything follows behind.

The big three.

In Blogging, Globalization, India on February 14, 2007 at 10:06 am

I was chuckling at the caption on the BBC news website today, referring to China, India and Russia as the ‘Big Three’. In one way the description is apt indeed – the two most populous nations in the world, and the world’s largest country. What a formidable team. And what a formidable coalition if they were to join and form a unified entity of sorts. China and India with their super industrious economies that are already steering global economics in one way or the other. With the capitalization of their largest resource – human capital, they are indeed, the new ‘superpowers’ of the world (even though I hate that term). The challenge ahead of politicians in both nations is to be able to make the most of this advantage, striking while the iron is hot. There is a need to address the pressing needs of the country in the area of planning and development, poverty and healthcare for the masses.

It will be interesting to see with time, how and what roles the Big Three play in the world. Their global presence will definitely have a large and far reaching impact on other nations in some way or the other.

Destination India

In Blogging, India, IT, Travel destination, Travel log on February 6, 2007 at 12:56 pm

There was a time when one read and heard of stories of going to far away lands on dangerous missions. There are no more far away lands (although recently Mars has been promoted to the club) in today’s world. But missions and adventures continue to all sorts of places (once again, Mars inclulded) but with a difference.
Spoke recently with Terese who is studying to become a nurse, who is right now at the time of posting, en route to Loni in Maharashtra, India, on a 3 month program involving IT and medicine. Go figure – the land that typically evokes pictures of cows, camels, exotic destinations and half clad people and more; is now the one-stop destination for evolving technology, emerging trends and IT-nurses!
Good luck to Terese and Åsa….waiting to hear/read of their experiences.