13 November 2007

Linkedin for the common man

“In Redmond, you don’t see 7-year-olds begging on the street,” said Sean Blagsvedt, Babajob’s founder, referring to Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington State, where he once worked. “In India, you can’t escape the feeling that you’re really lucky. So you ask, What are you going to do about all the stuff around you? How are you going to use all these skills?”

Babajob seeks to bring the social-networking revolution popularized by Facebook and MySpace to people who do not even have computers — the world’s poor.
via NYTimes

What India needs today is more companies like Babajob and people like Sean Blagsvedt and Anirudh Krishna.

Good luck, guys.

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11 November 2007

Happy Diwali

Readers, I wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali, prosperity and eventful year ahead!!!

This is the biggest festival season and the rich are splurging, middle class families are enjoying the boom in lifestyle; still the poor struggle.

I hope things change for good for the common man.

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"