Connected Transport: The Digital Revolution in Motion

While there are significant differences in how transportation has been deployed over time globlaly, we are now at an inflection point in this sector commonly known as Connected Transport. Connected transport is leveling the playing field in terms of developed and emerging economies through international cooperation, investment and implementation. Many urban center civic leaders across […]

Posted on: 14 October 2016 | 12:49 pm

INDIA’S DEMAND FOR ‘SMART PARKING’ DRIVING INNOVATION

India was the fastest growing large car market in 2015. One of the challenges, from a driver’s perspective, is how to manage their parking needs in major urban centers not yet equipped to handle this growth. At 7.64% growth over 2014, Indians purchased ~2 million passenger vehicles during 2015. the most of any nation globally. […]

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 8:29 pm

Holi – A Festival That Unites People Globally!

Holi is an immensely popular festival which is celebrated all over the world. Indians have a special place for the ‘festival of colors’ for it bespeaks of unity and togetherness. Not only is Holi popular in America, but it is also celebrated in different parts of the world with great enthusiasm. I believe, it is […]

Posted on: 25 March 2016 | 8:06 am

Why the ‘panic’ button is not an #Uber app feature for Americans?

Uber cabs are probably safer than  regular taxis. In the US, the recent shooting rampage (in Michigan) by an Uber driver has opened up different questions about a riders’ safety during a cab ride. Should there be an easy way to raise an alarm when an Uber ride goes wrong? In the US, you have […]

Posted on: 3 March 2016 | 10:20 am

Why ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ – India’s popular hospitality norm leaves out foreign tourist?

Is it so that the ‘India’ Indians travel in happens to be different from the country that foreigners visit? It must be so. The differential pricing for foreigners and Indians in popular tourist places like Monuments (Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar etc.), Museums, Temples, World Heritage sites of importance (named by ASI) and other places of […]

Posted on: 16 February 2016 | 10:29 am

Are connected cars the safest road trip to the future?

Adding connectivity, intelligence and a level of awareness to vehicles is helping in defining an entirely new landscape for communication, convenience, infotainment and safety for a landscape of cars in the US. For readers wondering what exactly are connected cars—a connected car is a car that is equipped with Internet access, and normally also comes […]

Posted on: 16 February 2016 | 7:52 am

India celebrates its 67th Republic Day!

India celebrated its 67th Republic day on 26th January in full glory of colors. In the US, Indian Americans rejoiced the unfurling of tricolour at the Indian Embassy in the American capital. Republic Day celebrations were marked in several Indian diplomatic missions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco and the Permanent Mission […]

Posted on: 1 February 2016 | 10:59 am

Will it be Google Balloons or Facebook Drones that will bring Internet to India?

If giant blurs of balloons and drones popping out of the sky seem to liken a scene straight out of the latest Star War movie then the awakening force here is most likely  the internet technology as envisioned by some at Google and Facebook. The goal is simple and easily fathomable in India – Google’s […]

Posted on: 12 January 2016 | 5:38 am

Highlights 2015: The year as it passed by..

This photo-journey marks some of the important developments that took place in 2015. Here is a photo-album highlighting the US-India partnership going strong in 2015. [metaslider id=2111]

Posted on: 4 January 2016 | 8:01 am

Is the air in China costing lives? How about Delhi? Ask VitalityAir!

What started as a joke or hoax might be a solution to air pollution in uber cities of the world. There once went a saying which held true for most things still—good things come for free—Linux, Air and Water? Water bills in India are no fancy stuff anymore (just like in the West) and water […]

Posted on: 28 December 2015 | 8:20 am