Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Don't go overboard on Bill Gates, says Rahul Bajaj

I agree more with Rahul Bajaj on this one. Is this investment of $1B is really good for India?? Afterall it is an investment not a charitable donation. I wonder, where is Punjab in all these high tech booms of India? Why Punjab is not being promoted as a place for reserach and development of any kind? I am pretty sure there are millions of Sikh techies (both hardware, Software, medical scientists etc) that can do a much better job than people in Banglore. For menial work, yes! Banglore is the place, but I think innovation should belong to Punjab, since Sikhs have always been innovative and creative. Afterall, it took a Sikh Prime Minister to turn the debt ridden country around and habit of begging for relief money ( see article: http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/2AE1D61609A7C63187256E9800690C42!OpenDocument )

Just imagine where India would have been if it would have been turned over to Sikhs 50 years ago. Anyways, I hope Punjab gets promoted as a place for research and development and innovation since that is in the Sikh spirit and may be, it will see some of the benefits of Bill Gates investment. Anyways, read it if you like:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1567206,00020020.htm

3 Comments:

Blogger ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

yes, it's a shame that our young boys and girls have to leave punjab to get these jobs.

they, the non-sikh indians still think of us as the dumb ones. look at the stereotypical sikh character in indian movies. ohh well!

12:43 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Punjab produces brilliant experts in all fields. But the universities, both for engineering and medicine are not outstanding in Punjab. These punjabi/Sikh kids are so smart, that they have to move outside to Mangalore and other places with schools of great reputation to get the education they think they deserve.
Government does not invest in Punjab, and these kids in trying to invest in their careers, submit to outer universities. Its a horrible cycle and a very tough one to break through!

6:30 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

May be it is time to open to open our own engineering and medical science companies so we can employ some of these. I don't have my own company yet, but if I did I would search for talent from Punjab as well.

Here is link to write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if you wish to write. I have been using this for last few years to write to PM time to time on issues I feel deeply about. At least we are doing our little part.

http://pmindia.nic.in/

8:44 AM, December 09, 2005  

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