At home with computers

Published in ‘Times Computing’ India on 11th October 2000 Computers have a pervasive presence in our lives and in today’s context, can be viewed almost as a necessity. The many uses of a computer can be used to good effect by every member of the family – grandparents, the parents and yes, mainly the kid Nothing epitomises modern life better than the computer. If many of us were asked what

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Welcome to digital democracy

Published in ‘Times Computing’ India on 11th October 2000 Most of us at some point in time have faced the daunting task of dealing with the local Municipal office either to get hold of a birth or death certificate or any other official document. Long ques, red-tapism and corruption are the only things we all associate with government offices. But all that is set to change with new initiatives coming

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Smart Retailing

Published in The Economic Times in the HardSell Column on the 14th August 1999 WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN, ADD-ON SALES IS THE ONLY WAY TO SMART COMPUTER RETAILING In an industry where retailers are continuously under pressure for lower pricing by both the consumer and the competition, the value of an average sale has taken on greater importance in retailing business. It’s not what you sell, but what you

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Fraternal bonding

Published in ‘Times Computing’ on 9th August 2000 Sharmila, though studying in the US, will be celebrating Raksha Bandhan in style, together with her younger brother in India, with more than a little help from the Internet. Wow, August 15 this year spells a dual reason to celebrate. Besides, it being India’s Independence Day, the day also holds special significance for the Indian diaspora spread across the globe. On this

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