Showing posts from February, 2018

Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder highlights problem with India’s education system

Co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak's interview in the sidelines of ET Global Business Summit is making headlines.  During a wide-ranging Q&A , Wozniak responded to a few questions on Indian and India in a candid way that is making headlines. Q: What are your views on India? Do you think a global tech company can emerge from here? A: I am not an anthropologist and I don’t know the culture of India well enough. I don’t see those big advances in tech companies. What is the biggest tech company here, Infosys maybe? I just don’t see that sort of thing coming out of Infosys and I have done keynotes for them three times.  Q: What is the missing link here? A: The culture here is one of success based upon academic excellence, studying, learning, practising and having a good job and a great life. For upper India, not the lower. I see two Indias. That’s a lot like Singapore study, study, work hard and you get an MBA, you will have a Mercedes but where is the creativity? The c

USCIS Puts H-1B Third-Party Placement Employers on Notice: What does this mean

On 22nd Feb 2018, the US government agency under President Trump announced   "Clarifies Policy on Requirements for Third-Party Worksite H-1B Petitions"  This move by the Trump administration is making headlines across media in India, China and other countries with the majority of H1 visa applicants. While most of the headlines are quoting the USCIS announcement, here is what it could mean to individuals and companies*: Applicants from IT and Software services companies that are in the  List of top 100 H1B Visa Employers  including Infosys, Capgemini, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IBM, Wipro, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, deloitte Consulting, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HCL America and others are likely require additional scrutiny These software service companies place people at client sites to work on client projects. For example, Infosys may place its employees to work at the retailer Gap in San Bruno, California, Microsoft in Redmond, WA or at Bank of America

Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

A flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop breaking wind. Sometimes plane travel really stinks. A flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop breaking wind. The fart-induced fracas happened Feb. 11 aboard Transavia Airlines Flight HV6902 when two men sitting next to an apparently very flatulent man  raised a stink about his repeated gas attacks , according to Fox News. When the alleged perpetrator didn’t stop, his disgusted seatmates reportedly complained to the airline crew, who apparently did nothing. Instead, the captain issued a warning to the two complainants, accusing them of  noisy and aggressive behavior  and making threats, according to the NL Times. When the freedom-from-flatulence fighters wouldn’t stop griping about their fellow passenger,  a fight bro