Friday, December 05, 2008

Technology can fix India's problems

I've been following India and Southeast Asia more closely after the Mumbai Attack. India with its big population has both great possibilities in the future, but at the same time, there are huge social and internal security problems that have to be addressed properly and fixed. Below is a short story about one possible problem solver.

I borrowed his picture from Wikipedia. There is also some background information about "the problem solver" copy pasted from Wikipedia.

Technology can fix India's problems, says Mr. Nandan Nilekani in an IPTV interview for IBNLIVE webcast television.

The entrepreneur Nandan Nileakni has authored a book Imaging India. He is painting a dream for the dream of the future. He wants to be problem solver.

Nandan Nilekani (Kannada: ನಂದನ ನಿಲೇಕಣಿ ) is an Indian software entrepreneur. He is currently the Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd, of which he is also a co-founder, along with N. R. Narayana Murthy and others.

End-users are pushing change at the grass-roots level.
  • environmental
  • healthcare
  • social development
  • India's growth and development
Wikipedia tells, Nilekani is a co-founder of India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). He is also the chairperson of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF). His book, Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century was launched on November 24, 2008.

In the book, Nandan discusses a host of ideas ranging from the impact ideas such as democracy, globalization and demography have had on India's growth and development, to its slow progress in the areas of infrastructure and the provision of primary education to all, to the ideological deadlock when it comes to politics, higher education and labor reforms.

He also addresses a few ideas that are vital to cementing India's position as a global power - that of its social security provisions, its policies on clean energy and the environment, as well as its ability to deal with lifestyle-related diseases and ailments.

PS: It is good to have a global audience. A kind person from Edelman told me to correct a spelling error in my blog's right side column. There were more and might be more.

What we talked about:
  • Guest has joined.
  • Guest: Multi-channel is misspelt on your blog-right side panel - "This channels experiments with online multihcannel communication models. - Helge V. Keitel"
  • me: thanks
  • Guest: puneet.khunger (at) edelman (dot) com
  • me: thanks, i will correct it
  • Guest: I was just reading a blog on Nandan Nilekani - IPTV
  • me: ok, I did see the iptv
  • Guest: since we work with UTStarcom, which is leader in IPTV in India
  • me: ok, do you have a blog, I could write a post. India is interesting or a website
  • Sent at 11:31 AM on Friday
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  • me: I fixed it, thanks
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  • me: No problem, I'm grateful for the comments, have a nice weekend!
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