Archive for May, 2009

Slumdog Entrepreneurs – NY Times article by Edward L. Glaeser

As a regular reader of this publication ever since I landed up in NY City from Bombay about 25 years ago, I cannot resist responding to any article in the paper which pertains to the city where I grew up.

You can click here to read the article and my comment.


Conversation with Akram Syed on the recent Indian elections

I listened to a recording of my program and thought I did a reasonably good job in my first foray into radio broadcasting.

Couple of glitches – the ads seem to come on somewhat earlier that I expected (cutting me and a caller off at one point) and I did not quite figure out how to pick up and hang up incoming calls while attempting to take them live on the air.

In Conversation with Akram Syed

Today (May 17) I will be talking to Akram Syed (President – India Association of North Dallas) at 5:00 pm (CST) on 700 AM (broadcast simultaneously on The topic will be the recently concluded elections in India. The call in number is 214-751-7700.

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Listen to me on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (CST) broadcasting from Dallas radio station 700 AM

As of this weekend, I will be broadcasting on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (CST) from Dallas radio station 700 AM, a program tentatively entitled “In Conversation with ….” where I hope to have one or more guests every week to talk about any topic that might of interest to the listening audience.

For anyone intested in calling in, the number is 214-751-7700.

The broadcast will also be available live on the net at

My article in The Indian American on outsourcing

I wrote this article Outsourced! in late 2007 for The Indian American magazine and got some good feedback from many readers.  If you have any comment after reading the article, please feel free to post.

Finally getting into blogging ….

I am just setting up and refining this blog and hopefully I will figure out all the kinks soon to be able to write on a regular basis.

Here’s the prayer (in Sanskrit) hoping that this is an auspicious beginning:

Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,

Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye