Kamla's Blog posts on ‘Ideas’

By • May 14th, 2014 • Category: Business, Entrepreneur Interviews, Ideas, silicon valley, Start-ups

  Meet Silicon Valley startup LUMOback Tech’s Charles Wong. Trained as a medical doctor, Charles decided to take that fork in the road and go the tech route. He got his MBA from Stanford, and went on to co-found LUMOBack Tech. They raised money both through the traditional Venture Capital round and via Kickstarter, the [...]



By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, silicon valley, Technology, Video

Shoe phone. Yes, you read that right. That is what the original cell phone was called when it was unveiled on April 3, 1973 in New York by Marty Cooper of Motorola. Marty and his team worked on the phone and beat the behemoth AT&T by demonstrating it first. Guess it was not a surprise [...]



By • Feb 1st, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, Film, Hollywood Films, Ideas, San Francisco, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

In September 2012 we launched on our TV show that is broadcast in about 8 to 9 cable channels in the San Francisco bay area – all the way from North Bay (Marin & Petaluma) to the Peninsula (San Carlos, Palo Alto, Mt View) to  South Bay (Milpitas & Gilroy)  and to Davis on the [...]



By • Sep 27th, 2013 • Category: Ideas, Interviews, Technology

  Meet Mike Honda (Democratic), Silicon Valley’s Congressman in Washington DC. This former teacher turned politician was voted into Congress in 2000, and is up for re-election in 2014. He represents California’s 17th congressional district that includes a vast swathe of  Silicon Valley studded with well-known technology companies like Apple, eBay, Cisco and others. Interestingly, California’s [...]



By • Jun 23rd, 2013 • Category: Americas, Ideas, India, Video

U.S. Secretary John Kerry is making his first official trip to India starting June 23, 2013. In his a 3-day visit  to India he will be accompanied by Secretary of Energy Moniz and other officials. 20 years ago Sect .Kerry led the first US Congressional Trade Delegation. On the eve of Sect Kerry’s visit to [...]



By • May 5th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bollywood, Film, Hollywood Films, Ideas, India, Technology, YouTube Videos

May 2013 marks the 100th year of Indian cinema. Raja Harishchandra was India’s first feature film that released on  May 3, 1913.  Made by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, this silent film consisted of 4 reels and was not a big hit with the audience in the first few days. But, with some creative marketing Phalke managed to get people to come [...]



By • Apr 19th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bollywood, Books and Authors, Diaspora, Film, Ideas, India, People

Mindy Kaling, Jonathan Ive, Aamir Khan and Elon Musk in the same sentence? Is this a case of entertainment meets Silicon Valley?  What do these folks have in common you may ask in case you missed seeing the list? What list is that? Why, the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the [...]



By • Mar 8th, 2013 • Category: Bangalore, Chennai/Madras, Ideas, India, Life, People, Women Achievers Special, YouTube Videos

We are doing a  ”Women Achievers Special” for the month of March and continue with it for the rest of the year. We will be highlighting women from different walks of life from the ordinary to the extraordinary and listen to their stories of how they did what they did and how they continue to [...]



By • Oct 25th, 2012 • Category: Diaspora, Ideas, India, Mobile, San Francisco, silicon valley, Technology, YouTube Videos

Wikipedia. Chances are that when you want to look up you look it up on Wikipedia. Need that information in French, Spanish or Tamil on Wikipedia? That is not a problem, you can read that information in those languages. Need that information served in your latest smart phone? That is not a problem either. There [...]



By • Oct 4th, 2012 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Entrepreneur Interviews, Ideas, Internet and Telecom, Interviews, Planes and Automobiles, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

Connected cars and parking apps. What is the connection you ask? Think about this – you are cruising along on Interstate 280 in a car with all kinds of bells and whistles like voice-activated commands and smart self-parking. Yes, there is such a thing. Your connected car can park itself once you identify a parking [...]