Balling in Bombay

I have been back in India for over a month now and have been traveling as much as I can. It’s been about three and a half years and I am keen to get a sense of understanding of the markets. There’s no doubt that there is a sense of urgency in the way business is conducted – “Next Please“. I have been to 3 different cities so far and on to the third one as I write this and in simple words, I am excited.

In almost every industry that I have tried to look into and meet appropriate people, there is growth. Growth = Opportunity = Challenge = Change. I am looking into a project in the manufacturing sector in Bengal along with a virtual product that can be developed and deployed from almost anywhere with partners in 3 time zones and its been fascinating so far. Executing a ‘real’ project in Bengal has its own pros and cons, loop holes and black holes. A manufacturing plant is worlds away from the intellectual world of web technologies. That’s not to say that it doesn’t require its own level of expertise, planning and networking. But execution is another story. Compared to what’s possible in 0s and 1s, this is at a snail’s pace.

I can’t imagine what it was pre-1992 and even in the ’90s. I am grateful to be in India at this time and all that it brings with it.