If you have read today’s newspaper you could not have missed this headlines “Nandan Nilekani quits Infosys to head the UID(Unique Identity) project”. Nandan Nilekani is the Co-chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Just three days back I picked up his imagining India to read and I was wondering why isn’t he out there in the arena implementing his ideas. And today this news. He is starting a new trend by doing this and I hope he is able to recreate the Infy saga ( This is a challenge as heading a private institution is pretty different from working in the govt. machinery). This, I am sure, will make lots of other entrepreneurs and celebrities follow suit .Our public sector badly needs some fresh perspectives and more effective(read uncorrupt) and innovative people.
PS: Nandan Nilekani is an alumnus of our school. So all the Josephites out there this is something we need to be proud about.