Archives for July 2009

India needs a Minister For Internet

The most common ‘grouse’ you hear from VCs or internet entrepreneurs is – when will the govt push for internet penetration?

The Govt of India did the correct thing by having a portfolio for IT and Telecom. While I think IT and Telecom are completely different and they ought to have separate ministries it is better than not having anything at all. But then I seem to be recommending to increase the size of the already bloated cabinet size! Me bad!

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Can alternative medicine avoid Heart Bypass Surgery?

I was with my mom in the temple on her 70th birthday. We were in the process of our Pradakshina, which is when I think my mom got her mild attack. After watching too many Indian movies we assume a person at the time of heart attack will be sweating like crazy, they will feel dizzy etc etc, nothing like that ever happens to my mom. That is one reason her heart has been damaged – she has had a series of minor attacks and none of us knew about it 🙁

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Verify your credit card to transact online in India, but be careful

Come August 1, 2009 you will need to have your credit cards verified by your issuing banks to be able to transact on Indian ecommerce sites.

Articles related to this have been covered by few sites: Medianama, Pluggd.in.

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China has 338 million internet users, India has 50m

As of June 30, 2009 China has a whopping 338 million internet users. India has 50 million (this number varies from 45 million to 70 million depending on whom you are speaking with!) Read more on China has 338 million internet users, India has 50m…

Paying traffic violation fine thru internet in Bangalore

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We recently received our first traffic violation notice from Bangalore Traffic Police Department. The notice was printed neatly in a professional manner, which is rare for any govt notice.

Notice said I could pay the fine on http://www.bangaloreone.gov.in/ (they should make http://bangaloreone.gov.in/ a valid URL, it wasn’t at the time of writing this posting).

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