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Life in 5-year Chunks

March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Over the recent Holi holidays, as I sat thinking about life past, present and future, I realized that I could take life in five-year chunks and think of a dominant theme for each of these chunks. So, here goes:

  • 1984-1989: Education (IIT-Bombay and Columbia)
  • 1990-1994: Work and Error (NYNEX, and failed efforts at doing a startup)
  • 1995-1999: IndiaWorld (India’s first Internet portals, sold to Sify in Nov 1999)
  • 2000-2004: Experiments (tried a number of digital ideas; none of them worked)
  • 2005-2009: NetCore’s Growth (put the company on a growth path)

What will the next five years bring? Two things that I would like to do are: ensure NetCore can grow to a dominant consumer mobile data company, and help bring about a change in India’s political and policy climate.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Praveen // Mar 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Rajesh

    I appreciate your thoughts and follow your blog. I would like to think that people from our age group would want value based leaders in the political arena but personally two things hinder me-which leader qualifies given the criteria and as a person-who has a family to support, can make a viable career option of joining politics. just my thoughts…. thanks

  • 2 iptiam (iPad, Therefore I am) // Mar 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Appreciate your thoughts on changing the political climate in India.

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