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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    A Spiritual Break for Techies

    January is pilgrimage season in southern India.  Across the region, one sees bands of people dressed in specially colored traditional garments making their way toward holy places on foot or in buses and vans festooned with banners and flower garlands.  The most popular of these sites — in fact, one of the most popular pilgrimage… Read More
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    The minute you get off a plane at Bangalore (or, more correctly, Bangaluru), you know you’re someplace different from the general run of Indian cities.  The terminal is sleek, immaculate, and elegant, devoid of the mild chaos that generally seems to characterize Indian public places.  The drivers and guides waiting to pick up t… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly ,

    Impressions from India

    This correspondent is currently touring South India.  Even here, amid the splendor of the temples and monuments, the hubbub of the bazaars, and the razzle-dazzle of 21st century cities, there seems to be no getting away from issues surrounding early science careers.  On the plane from New York to New Delhi, for example, I encoun… Read More
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    Seminars for Postdocs on Research Opportunities in India

    Anuradha Lohia, CEO of the India Alliance, will lead a series of seminars next month in the U.S. on biomedical, clinical, and public health research opportunities for postdocs in India. The India Alliance is a partnership between India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom, formed in 2008. Lohia’s se… Read More
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    Stimulus Bill Imposes H-1B Visa Limits (Updated x 2)

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law last week (a.k.a. economic stimulus bill) contains provisions that make it more difficult for some companies — those involved in the TARP financial bailout package — to hire workers on H-1B temporary work visas. Beryl Benderly discussed the impact of H1-B visas in her… Read More
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    Is Offshoring Losing Its Luster?

    The 21 October Los Angeles Times has an article (free registration required) that tells how some American technology companies are choosing to keep their technical and service operations in the United States rather than moving them overseas. In some instances, American companies that had moved these functions to India a few years ago are coming… Read More
  • Asia

    India Puts its Rupees on the Table

    As Science Careers pointed out in April, India gives a high priority to research and development as a cornerstone of its future economy, and a report in the news section of Science (subscription required) provides more evidence of it. Among today’s 1.1 billion Indians, only 9.2 million are higher education students. To push that number… Read More