National ID card to all by 2011

The proposed unique multi-purpose national id cards would be issued to all citizens by 2010-2011, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said in Chennai on Monday. In the first phase this year, 1.2 crore people in about 3,331 coastal villages and cities would receive the national id cards, he told reporters on the sidelines of a…

Nandan Nilekani joins govt’s UIN project

Finally a tried and tested person at the helm of such a prestigious project.  Hope he gets the time and space to deliver and is not hounded by petty minded politicians. Nandan Nilekani resigned as Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies and its board on Thursday, following his appointment as Chairman of an IT-driven Government program for…

Now Reading: Imagining India – Nandan Nilekani

Just started off, so not much to say about the book.  Its not a small book (almost 500+ pages) and considering the speed at which i read, its bound to take more than 2-3 months for me to finish 😉 Meanwhile, I will put up a small review from Amazon.com. India’s recent economic boom—similar in…

KV Kamath is Businessman of the year – 2007

ICICI Bank chief executive officer K.V. Kamath has been named Businessman of the Year for 2007 by Forbes Asia, for his steadiness at steering ICICI into one of Asia’s top banks. Under Mr Kamath’s watch since 1996, ICICI Bank’s market capitalisation has risen to $31 billion, placing it among the region’s top 10 banks.“By this…