The next few years will be exciting ones as startups go global earlier in their cycles and scale faster. More and more cities are supporting entrepreneurs directly with incubators and co-funding programs.
After our long overnight flight from New York, I have gained a greater appreciation for frequent flyers who travel half way 'round the world regularly. I could not have anticipated the effects of sleep deprivation and the ensuing topsy-turvy body clock until it happened to me!
This first taste of India, via our drive, provided many fascinating sights including a parade and celebration of a Muslim holiday and these wonderful revelers who greeted me with a smile through the car window.
The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.
It had been rumored for some time now, of course, it had been anticipated and it had been demanded in certain circles. Still, the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni not only as India's captain in Test cricket but from Test cricket altogether -- now that was a surprise.
The idea of building a solar power generation farm that floats on a reservoir was first mooted in Kerala. Now Maharashtra is moving fast with a related idea -- placing solar panels on a dam wall to generate electricity.
I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.
While the goals of neighborhood revitalization are generally positive, if a government fails to actively incorporate policies that guarantee affordable housing and public spaces, revitalization becomes a euphemism for gentrification and exclusion of the poor.
Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.
Darsh Patel and his friends, when confronted with the bear, did something that should be counter-intuitive; instead of vacating the area, they remained and made themselves noticeable by taking pictures. I wonder if cell phones allow us to withdraw into a false zone of anonymity.
From the Gandhi Museum to the Gateway of India, I may have seen the sites time and again, but I'm not yet jaded or bored with the colors and smells of India to seek refuge in an air-conditioned Italian restaurant like many longtime residents. So what do I do when I return to my native city?
I went to India to clear my head, to give my songs a different point of view. But the Universe has a way of saying "Ha" all the time. Back in the safety of my Laurel Canyon nest, I couldn't write a word for weeks. In fact, a pop song was the last thing on my mind.
Indeed, it's tempting to say that of all the 70 or so literary and artistic festivals that are held in India annually, the Mumbai LitFest certainly has become the "maximum." Don't miss it next year. I won't.
If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.
As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.