Newsweek has this massive piece extolling the achievements of South Asians in America. It is the usual story – people doing really well. What I find amusing is that the kind of “siliconophobia” that has been going around these days in the wake of outsourcing backlash, what comes of it.
Kind of interesting to see the names in the story, and also the most influential. Anyway I am not going to accuse Newsweek of indepth reporting on this story. But why did they include these three losers?
bq. SABEER BHATIA, 35. After landing in the United States as a Caltech undergrad, Bhatia cofounded Hotmail in 1996. When he sold it to Microsoft for $400 million, he became the Indian Bill Gates.
bq. GOTHAM CHOPRA, 29. Chopra, son of author Deepak, is a media figure and co-owner of New York hot spot K Lounge. Now he’s coproducing a musical about Buddha with director Shekhar Kapur.
bq. ANAND JON, 28. Known for partying with celebs as much as for dressing them in luxurious fabrics, designer Jon’s client list includes Paris and Nicky Hilton, rapper Eve and Nadja Swarovski.