I was in a cavernous college auditorium on the frigid winter afternoon in New Delhi in 2015 when Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, was selling the promise of India, his home country and the company’s largest market, to 2,000 high school and college students. “Part of the reason we’re all very interested in India is that it’s an amazingly young country,” he said . “It’s a vast country, and in so many ways, we do think the trends of the future will come from places like that.” Over the next few years, American tech companies hungry for growth set their sights on India, where hundreds of millions of people were coming online for the first time thanks to cheap Android phones and crashing data prices. Venture capital coursed through Bangalore’s clogged streets. Millions of Indians were suddenly booking their first Uber rides, receiving their first Amazon packages, watching their first Netflix shows, and having their first WhatsApp chats, some of it powered by the free Wi-Fi that … [Read more...] about I Thought My Job Was To Report On Technology In India. Instead, I Got A Front-Row Seat To The Decline Of My Democracy.
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If you’re the architect who designed Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters and the Disney Store HQ in Pasadena, Calif., — to name just a few — your family expects something pretty fabulous for their own home. So that’s what Clive Wilkinson delivered to his blended family with a stunning residence in West Los Angeles. Not only does the 3,718-square-foot, three-level home provide breathtaking views of L.A., its interior spaces are colourful, warm and inviting. The home is built into a steep hillside, with bedrooms for the three children on the lowest level that walks out to a pool. The master bedroom, bathroom and a guest room are on the next level. The top level has the living, dining and kitchen area — with a view across L.A. — while the media room and library overlook the street. Building materials include concrete retaining walls and sandblasted concrete; sustainable features include a complete water retention system, high insulation, a water filtration system and an LED … [Read more...] about When a star architect brings his work home
New Delhi: The security forces killed 12 terrorists in four separate operations over the last 72 hours in the valley, which has led to the elimination of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) terror outfit. The director general of police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh informed reporters that the slain militants belonged to Al-Badr, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGUH) outfits. "Seven of them belonged to AGUH including the group`s chief, 3 to Al-Badr and 2 to LeT", the DGP said. The slain LeT terrorists had carried out the killing of a territorial army soldier on Friday at Anantnag's Bijbehara. The encounter in Anantnag between terrorists and security forces broke out late at night on April 10. A search operation is still underway, as per reports. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar in a quote to ANI said, "Terrorists responsible for the killing of Army jawan neutralised within two days in Bijbehara encounter." Dilbagh Singh, Director … [Read more...] about J&K: Security forces kill 12 terrorists in 72 hours in four separate encounters
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