An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Indian Bhel-purri

HDFC chairman, Mr Deepak Parekh says that former RBI governor Dr Y.V. Reddy saved the Indian banking industry from collapse by insisting on adoption of risk weightages by the Financial institutions.

A second grader, Sameer Miglani from West Salem Elementary and his friends in class got a lesson in working Skype as well as talked to his grandparents in India and asked question in an interesting culture-cum-technology lesson.

Nandan Nilekani, visionary CEO of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.

Consumers in India, Brazil and China are the ‘Greenest’, and US least green: Greendex Survey (survey in pdf). Indian consumers are the “Greenest”.. why? Because they feel the most guilt about the impact on the environment (“I feel guilty about the impact I have on the environment.”)…. guilt yes.. but devastation knows no end! 🙂

Interesting trivia: Researchers say about 96 percent of marriages are arranged in India; worldwide, the proportion is 60 percent.

Stick on earrings could be used as bindis!?

NDTV says Rs.11,000 crore is amount involved in betting on Indian Elections 2009

Finally, the boost from the elections to the Indian economy: $3 billion that Parties spent in India during election “will give 0.5% boost to country’s GDP for 2 quarters of this year”!

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