Happy 60th Birthday, India!

Here’s wishing you peace and prosperity in the 60th year of Indian Independence. As India continues safeguard its democratic governance, it is the right moment for this 5000-year-old civilization to push its way to the top of the world economic and political map.

It is time the products and services of India became known for their quality rather than their cheap-ness; time to be a “quality destination rather than a “cheap destination”. According to Ramesh Ramanathan of Janaagraha, this is possible only with a conscious effort towards high quality of service – when we stop accepting mediocrity. To receive the best, we should provide the best. Do readhttp://tinyurl.com/3y8y54

News from Hogwarts is that Phil Willmarth is the new president of theInternational Brotherhood of Magicians. Do join me in wishing Phil – a driving force behind The Linking Ring magazine – magical success at the helm of the largest magicians’ society. Do read the July issue of TLR to know more about Phil.

By the way, are you a member of the IBM? Take this as my recommendation to join, and contact B Dayanand (TVP-South) or Solyl Kundu (TVP-North) for more details. I remain keen to welcome you as a co-member.

PS: This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of VMN.