04:06 PM. An important meeting. Six minutes past the start time, conf room is full of empty chairs with few exceptions. One of them is a German. After 15 minutes, people turn up. There is no guilt. No apologies. When meeting organizer gazes the late comers, the same standard response with sheepish smile – “Indian … Read moreIndian Standard (Meeting) Time May Not Be about Culture
2009. It is a remote village in south India. She is an old lady in her sixties. Hardly literate, but quite sharp. She is gazing at this young guy in his twenties. “So you work in Bangalore?” “Yes Maam.” He was humble, but proud. “You work as software engineer there, right? My son told me.” … Read moreNot a Software Engineer? Poor You!