It’s the last morning of NASSCOM, although connectivity permitting you will not be reading this until Tuesday.
I’ve used a mix of near real-time and time-shifted blog posts to capture both the moment and then more of the background and detail at leisure. One of the near real-time posts I’m keen to get online today is the interview between John Torrie and Mark Kobayashi-Hillary. With an early plane to catch and no printed e-ticket, John has a mind to get to the airport early. His concerns are not without foundation. To get through the door to the airport terminal in India, you must show some proof of flying to the security guards. This leads to a melee of people urgently trying to squeeze past the small gap wheeling impossible amounts of luggage. Not the best place to have to boot up your laptop, wait five minutes to load, find and display your mail and hope the guard’s strict instructions have been updated for the e-age. I’m quite sure John could get past most security guards, but given the time he (rightly) insists we do the interview by phone. Mark and I relocate to a quite spot outside. It’s good to get some fresh air and feel the sun, rather than being hermetically sealed into the ubiquitous hotel environment, cut off from the reality a few metres outside from the marble steps. This done we move on to find Mukesh and repeat the process. The interviews are going well and we have one with Som and Kiran arranged for later.