Archive for June, 2008

Research park coming up in Newtown- Rajarhat

June 13, 2008

Yesterday, I met a NRI ( Mr. Mukherjee) who lives in New Jersey in Kolkata, who is setting up a Research Park in New Town. According to him, almost four US companies ( Big names) have already signed up to set up research centres in the Park. It would probably take a couple more years for the park to come up and he did express how difficult it was to get this project off the ground. I think if more and more such activities are started by NRI’s who can exhibit some level of patience , the environment is bound to get transformed. Good Luck.

Semiconductor FAB in West Bengal

June 7, 2008

A group of NRI’s from West Bengal along with some local entrepreneurs are trying to set up a FAB in West Bengal. The IT minister of West Bengal Dr Debesh Das , who is a professor in VLSI design is very passionate about setting up high tech knowledge based industries in West Bengal and has promised that the government will extend all support to this project.

Bandh – Madness

June 7, 2008

For two days West Bengal was shut down due to a Bandh ( Strike /stoppage of work) cause by the government’s decision to increase oil prices. Political parties specially in Bengal have used bandh as a tool for voicing their protests, by causing disruption to millions of people. An  forum www.antibandhforum has been started by some people to protest against this bandh madness. 

Outsourcing – Sramana Mitra’s article in Forbes.com

June 2, 2008

THE COMING DEATH OF INDIAN OUTSOURCING ?

Sramana Mitra, Forbes.com

India is riding high on outsourcing.

Information technology and IT-enabled services will employ 4 million people in 2008 and account for 7% of gross domestic product and 33% of India ‘s foreign-exchange inflows, according to Nasscom, an Indian IT industry organization.

The death of this industry is far from anyone’s mind.

Welcome – Namaskar – Vanakkam …….

June 1, 2008

Thank you for visiting this blog site on West Bengal. Please feel free to scream, love, hate , tolerate , judge, share your thoughts and feelings on how  intellectual, web savvy Bengalis ( any one who loves bengal) can bring in a significant positive transformation for the state.