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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

February 23, 2012
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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

Tweet Today, I wake up to my all new iPhone 4s (yes, I’m an Apple fanboy, blame it on the US), use my all-in-one electric shaver ($25­ – “Black Friday Deal!”) and then sit at my work-desk in a Bangalore-based startup with my Micr##@ft wireless keyboard and mouse ($20­ – “Another Deal!!”); unconsciously standing...
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R2I Diaries: FAQs By Nima Srinivasan

October 28, 2011
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R2I Diaries: FAQs By Nima Srinivasan

Tweet Starting the ‘R2I Diaries’ series to chronicle the experiences of people in various stages of returning to India from abroad. Apparently, this is the in-thing these days. I did something similar some two years back. Here’s Nima Srinivasan’s FAQs on the whole R2I Process ****** I returned to India this September, after 12...
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All About Returning To India

October 29, 2009
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All About Returning To India

So you thought you will just pick up your bags and move back to India? Not so fast, tough guy. Returning to India is a very complicated decision that must be taken very carefully. Here's a compilation of things to do while moving back to India.
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100 Days in India

September 13, 2009
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100 Days in India

Tweet It has been a 100 days since i moved back to India, after spending a fruitful few years in the US. I went to the US back in 2004 as a graduate student, and later spent a few years working on Wall Street, before packing up my bags to come back home. A...
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The New India

August 25, 2009
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Tweet The other day i was listening to the radio while returning from the office after the regular grind, and came across this very interesting exchange. So this guy called up the RJ (Radio Jockey), and they were talking. Bhai saab was an MBA student from FMS (which by the way, is one of...
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Damned If It Rains. Doomed If It Doesn’t.

July 30, 2009
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Damned If It Rains. Doomed If It Doesn’t.

Tweet So Delhi nearly drowned earlier this week. The reason – a few hours of relatively heavy rainfall. Everybody has been going crazy due to the incredible heat. Farmers have been going crazy in the absence of rain. People are dying. Farms wear a barren look. Everybody is yearning for some respite. When the...
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Swanky, Swankier, Swankiest

July 26, 2009
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Swanky, Swankier, Swankiest

Tweet This post is about Gurgaon, a little town in Haryana just outside Delhi. Till a month back, i had never been to that part of town.  These days, i spend quite a lot of time there. First time to Gurgaon, and i was pleasantly surprised. I felt like i had suddenly come to...
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Stayin’ Alive

July 13, 2009
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Tweet Folks, i am still in India and i am also still alive. So far i have not gotten into any road rage related incident, and neither have i got injured in a police lathi charge. Apologies for the long silence on this site. A lot has been happening, and overall i am very...
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The Dollar is our Best Friend

June 18, 2009
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The Dollar is our Best Friend

Tweet Walking through the mall the other day, i was pleasantly horrified to see this: WTH is a Dollar store doing in Delhi? First the prices everywhere seem to be directly converted from dollars, and now this? Somebody please tell someone that people in India earn in Rupees, not Dollars.
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Return to India – Initial Thoughts

June 15, 2009
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Tweet Last week your favorite blogger moved back to India after spending some many happy years in the United States, adding another dreamy returnee to the reverse brain drain statistic, assuming my brain hasnt evaporated already in the superheated Delhi. You may ask – why? What the falooda is wrong with me? I’d say...
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

May 23, 2009
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

Tweet It’s time to start a new chapter in life So after all these years Lets go to India, i said to the wife. In America there’s many a whistle and bell But something’s missing I cant even curse in the language i know so well. India is nice. India is great To get...
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The Travails of an India Returnee

May 15, 2009
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Tweet Rajesh, one of Akhil‘s closest buddies from grad school, recently quit his job at a Midwestern technology firm to move to this top tier tech company in Bangalore. Akhil managed to catch him on Yahoo messenger during one of his late nights at the office, and thought he’d share some news that would...
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Brain Drain – Reversed

March 18, 2009
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Tweet For many years commentators have lamented how India has lost its brightest brains to the west – the phenomenon lovingly referred to as the Brain Drain. It appears that we are seeing another trend these days…the brains that had gotten drained seem to be heading back to India. There’s new phraseology in town:...
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