Sunday, August 30, 2009

The TDF Presentation

And here is the presentation....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Strategy for IT

Quick update folks! As you know, TDF is committed to supporting the Government in evolving strategies and in implementing initiatives to promote development.

Keeping with this effort, we submitted a presentation outlining a comprehensive and time-bound Strategy to Develop IT/ITES Infrastructure in Kerala to the Government today.

Kerala needs to evolve a new paradigm to emulate the success of the other Southern States which have built up a world-class IT/ITES hub before commencing efforts to disperse the industry into second-tier cities. TDF feels that Kerala's decentralisation strategy may be counter-productive and correcting this, at least till the State's IT hub - Trivandrum - is within hailing distance of the likes of Pune and Kolkata may reap rich dividends for all the cities in the State on a longer term.

I hope to have the presentation uploaded shortly for all of you to go through and give your valuable suggestions. Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Just Another Day?

Another August 15th has passed amidst a deluge of plastic flags and speeches. Many of us pledged ourselves to soldier on against terrorism, corruption, communalism and all that which ails our nation, some of us didn't and many of us just went through the day as any other. Not many of us would have spared a thought at how we could soldier for the development of our city and country. It is a thought far down our priority list and it isn't as exciting as the prospect of bashing up a few terrorists perhaps. But the contribution each one of us can make to the development effort through our words, actions, ideas and passion could be far more critical than any of those other things we pledge to do.

Apologies for my absence over the past couple of weeks. A bad fever conspired with a couple of major development initiatives that I have been working on to keep me out of the blog. More on those soon.

Stay tuned and have a nice week ahead!