N. R. Narayana Murthy

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Nominating This Man As India's Next President Could Make Modi The Next Vajpayee

Recently, Amar Singh, a once-flamboyant politician who is now lying low, dropped a bomb in his usual style, saying, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to propose Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's name for the next President of India." While no one takes Singh very seriously, his comment comes at a time when speculation about Pranab Mukherjee's successor is heating up.
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A Question For Narayana Murthy: Why Aren't Indian Companies Innovating?

Narayana Murthy, the doyen of Indian IT, drew both praise and criticism for his address to the graduating students of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in which he correctly pointed out that Indian universities have not produced any "earth-shaking" inventions in 60 years. But we can also question Infosys, TCS and other computer companies which employ some of the best students from Indian universities. Why have no great inventions or original products come from them?