times here have changed

People, India is currently riding on a very fruitful wave of economic upturn. The other day, an employment newspaper carried atleast 4 ads for walk-in interviews with major employers. The ads were, needless to say, directed towards Software Architects and Developers.

While I myself, am not in a position to “join immediately” as one of the ads implored, I am certainly tempted to go through the process. This is especially justifiable, since I have already killed 2 weeks in Pune with dial-up as my only work conduit. (Bah excuses)

A lot of people are skeptical about what the upturn means.

For starters, some point out it will be short-lived, this is of course in the backdrop of an earlier extreme rise and fall in Software. However, some do pass on relevant reasons too:
1. Lack of infrastructure
2. Red Tape
3. Lack of quality
4. Lack of job satisfaction

While these reasons point towards slowing down of the upturn, they don’t necessarily imply a negative trend.

In the United States on the other hand, not one of the companies I have come across are recruiting this aggressively. I believe its more of a process of consolidation.

After a long time, ironically, the atitude in India reflects independance, optimism and hope and yet it depends on one simple explanation: the resurgence of capitalism, greed and efficiency in the North American continent!


One Comment on “times here have changed”

  1. a frequent stopperby says:

    After decades of stoically accepting poverty and mediocrity as our national fate, don’t we just DESERVE every single data point on the economic upturn?!! Now if only bureaucrats and politicians could be beamed away to a distant galaxy…

    And, to answer some of your earlier questons, yes, it’s Rochester 🙂