Dreaming In Code

Dreaming In Code – Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software written by Scott Rosenberg is my latest read. Considering that I finished this book almost 10 days ago this review is a bit late. After I read the last page and closed the book, I had mixed feeling […]

Salary Hike for Infosys and TCS Employees

In the last fiscal year TCS hired 32,462 people and retained 22,750 of those hires. Infosys hired 30,946 employees and retained 19,526 among them. Both these companies lost 1 of every 3 employees hired ! In an effort to curb the attrition, both companies have announced 12% to 15% hike for India-based workers. Read more […]

Bill To Increase H-1B Visa Makes A Comeback In Congress

The Securing Knowledge Innovation and Leadership (SKIL) bill has been re-introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday. This bill was introduced in the Senate last year and aims at increasing both H1-B and Green card caps. From InformationWeek: Among the SKIL bill’s proposals are raising the annual H-1B cap from 65,000 today […]

Parsing the Truths About H1-B Visas for Tech Workers

This year’s H1-B quota getting over in one day has fired up a lot of arguments in favor of increasing the quota of H1-B visa program and there are people against doing it. The Newyork Times has an interesting article on this here. As an interesting side point, the largest H1-B visa seekers are Infosys, […]

One year in USA

Last week I completed my first year of stay in US. This has been the longest period I stayed away from home. Before this, the longest period I stayed away from home was the 9 months when I went to Odessa to study medicine. Although both these periods have been emotionally taxing for me, I […]