Stan Gibsons India travelogue - S. Gopalakrishnan

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Stan Gibsons India travelogue

Tanuja Randery is managing director of business transformation at Colt Telecom Group in London, UK, which is building pan-European VOIP services and which has a captive operation in India and contracts with Indian firms TCS and Infosys. India is th

Stan Gibsons India travelogue

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Paul Coby

Paul Coby, CIO of British Airways, has called on Indian outsourcers TCS and NIIT to help in a major push to implement e-ticketing and self-service check-in. Total savings have been $2 billion, Coby said. Hes looking to boost efficiency by 35% next year.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Paul Coby

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Tom Friedman

New York Times international affairs columnist Thomas Friedman was greeted warmly by the attendees at the Nasscom conference in Mumbai. Friedman got the idea for his book, The World is Flat, while on a visit to Infosys in Bangalore two years

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Tom Friedman

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - S. Gopalakrishnan

S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, chief operating officer and co-founder of Infosys, in his office in Bangalore. Gopalakrishnan told me that cultural issues are still a significant issue in outsourcing deals. To overcome them, Infosys immerses new hir

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - S. Gopalakrishnan

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Wipro workers

Workers on the Wipro campus in Bangalore head across a sunny courtyard. The climate in Bangalore is a bit cooler -- and more like California -- than that of steamy Mumbai.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Wipro workers

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - A worker at the Wipro campus

The traditional Indian sari is popular everywhere, even on high-tech campuses, such as Wipros.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - A worker at the Wipro campus

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Infosys campus

Infosys has gone all out in commissioning unique architecture, including a pyramid, for its campus in Bangalore. The building styles contrast, but generally succeed in harmonizing.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue -  Infosys campus

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Infosys campus

This building on the Infosys campus in Bangalore is a bit more typical of modern office parks in the U.S.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue -  Infosys campus

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Bill Gates tree

Honored visitors to the Infosys campus are invited to plant a tree. Bill Gates planted this one when he visited in 2002.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Bill Gates tree

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Hindu temple

This brightly-colored elephant standing guard outside a Hindu temple in Mumbai caught my eye.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Hindu temple

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - The Taj Mahal Hotel

The historic and luxurious Taj Mahal Hotel is a landmark on Mumbais waterfront.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - The Taj Mahal Hotel

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai Harbor

Mumbai Harbor is home to a varied fleet.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai Harbor

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Gateway of India monument

The Gateway of India monument -- 26 meters high -- was completed in 1927 by the British. It sits on Mumbai harbor, opposite the Taj Mahal Hotel.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Gateway of India monument

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - The Prince of Wales Museum

The Prince of Wales Museum contains a wealth of Indian art and antiques, as well as paintings by European masters.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - The Prince of Wales Museum

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - A cricket match

Cricket is hugely popular in India. Here two club teams play a match on one of a number of cricket fields around the city.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - A cricket match

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai skyline

Mumbai boasts plenty of new and recently-constructed high-rise buildings.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai skyline

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai Laundry

The famous Mumbai Laundry is a honeycomb of washtubs. Launderers scrub garments there and then deliver them to customers all over the city.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Mumbai Laundry

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - School girls

Schoolgirls in their blue uniforms can be seen in different parts of Mumbai when school gets out.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - School girls

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Shanty town

Large neighborhoods of Mumbai are made up of shanties such as this womans home.

Stan Gibsons India travelogue - Shanty town

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