Saturday, February 24, 2007

And here they come! HCL has promised to setup shop in Nagpur. It is a good, positive development as it indicates that private firms have now started believing in the potential in Nagpur. Hopefully politicians don't get in the way as is frequently seen in the case of Bangalore nowadays.

Opportunity beckons to more graduates from Maharashtra as well as folks in the North Indian states. North Indians have been a resource not fully tapped into yet. Nagpur may just fall into their comfort zone. They will in turn allow for more expansion.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Now the Nagpur official website has fixed it's typo. The NIC folks have corrected the issue and the typo is history now.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Nagpur seems to be an emerging IT destination, but there do not seem to many companies setting shop in Nagpur at this point. But with its proximity to major cities in the north, it has enormous potential. Nagpur would have played out better if the North Indian states had a better eductional system. Unfortunately, North Indians seem to be more oriented towards public sector jobs at this point and hence academic standards are yet to catch up. The IT boom should drive a more competitive education setup in these states and that would eventually help put Nagpur in the map.

Regarding the typo at the Nagpur website, I have sent an email to the NIC email listed there as the collector email ids do not seem to work.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Well, the collector email ids do not work, so those emails bounced back. I believe the site has some additional numbers listed for NIC contacts. Maybe I will try that later.

Friday, July 14, 2006

If you visit the Nagpur official website and click on "History", you will see the following text

1956 A.D. :- On present 'Diksha Bhoomi' Ground, Dr B. R. Ambedkar embrassed Buddhism along with lakhs of his followers.

Talk about the Mother of all typos! Now there's an embrace that's utterly embarrasing! I have sent an email to the collector.

One of the better books that places Babasaheb's thinking in context is "Untouchables" by Narendha Jadhav.

Nagpur interactive map