Indians should prepare for the coming storm

Justice Markandey Katju –   The exit polls for the five state assembly elections indicate disaster for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. If their prediction proves correct, Rajasthan is lost to the BJP, with similar results in Madhya Pradesh,Chattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. In this eventuality, as I mentioned in my article in dailyo [https://www.dailyo.in/voices/farmers-protest-yogendra-yadav-agrarian-distress-lok-sabha-election-2019/story/1/28195.html], large […]

Indian-American Thomas Kurian picked to rejuvenate Google Cloud

indica News Bureau   Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian will take over as head of Google Cloud early next year, according to media reports.   Kurian, who joined Google last month, replaces Diane Greene, who will continue through January working with the former Oracle Corp product chief, to ensure a smooth transition. Greene will, however, remain a director on the board of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. […]

Neeraj Arora quits WhatsApp

indica News Bureau –   Once touted to be the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Neeraj Arora has stepped down from his role as the company’s chief business officer. The latest high-profile exit in WhatsApp comes shortly after co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum resigned, reportedly due to differences with parent company Facebook over encryption and […]

Only in America

Vinita Gupta –     After a cozy pre-Thanksgiving dinner cooked and hosted by our hi-tech luminary friends in Silicon Valley, we converged on visiting what is good about America — before discussions could drift towards frustrations with the political affairs. We naturally gravitated towards technology, and how the internet was originated in America by DARPA — a […]

Has the Indian media no shame?

  Justice Markandey Katju –      I was in a Thanksgiving party in an American city recently, and some people there said they had heard in the Indian media of an Indian industrialist’s daughter forthcoming wedding on 12th December in Mumbai. The media had reported how fabulous and mind blowing the wedding will be. […]

H-1B visa overhaul favors the ‘most-skilled’

indica Washington Bureau –   In a move that will filter out more bachelor’s degree holders from the H-1B program, the Trump administration has proposed a change in the visa application process that will award visa only to the most meritorious and highest paid foreign workers. Under the new merit-based system, the US Citizenship and […]

Tata Consultancy cleared over anti-American bias case

indica News Bureau –   In a major breather for India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Californian jury unanimously rejected claims that the IT outsourcing giant had discriminated against non-South Asian workers in the US. A nine-member California federal jury ruled that the Mumbai-based company did not have a “pattern or practice” of intentional discrimination based […]