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Arun TadankiYahoo! India has announced that they have appointed Arun Tadanki, age 38, as Managing Director and that he will be starting in one month’s time.

Arun Tadanki’s current position is President and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific division of, a position he has held since 2004.  Previously, he had been in charge of Monster India, in Hyderabad, reporting to Monster Asia Pacific Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.   He has been at since 2002 when acquired

Arun Tadanki was an early pioneer on the internet, joining in 2000 as head of sales and marketing.

Prior to joining, Arun Tadanki worked at Nestle India.  He was initially hired by Nestle India as a management trainee, and over the course of eight years, worked in various positions and rose to head of the culinary business.

Arun Tadanki graduated from the India Institute of Technology Madras in mechanical engineering and received an MBA at the India Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Arun Tadanki is a part time DJ, concentrating on rock music from the 1970s and 1980s.  He trained at Denon DJ school in Singapore.  You can see him in action at Dublin, ITC Luxury Collection Hotel, in Hyderabad and at Mojo, in Gurgaon.

Arun Tadanki has previous won a number of honours.  India Today named him as one of the “Top 50 Young Leaders of India” in 2005 and Business Today named him as one of the “Top 25 Hottest Young Executives in India” in 2004.

Hopefully Arun Tadanki can shake things up at Yahoo India and improve their business greatly with his deep understanding of the Indian market and his management experience in successful large companies.  Google’s market share in India is an astonishing 81.4% compared to Yahoo!’s 9.4%.  It is time that Yahoo! got aggressive and cut into Google’s strong lead.

2008 Mumbai Blogger Meet

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This coming Sunday there is a big Indian bloggers’ conference being held in Mumbai – the Mumbai Blogger Meet 2008.  Previous years’ meetings were very successful, and over 50 Indian bloggers are expected to attend.  For more information, check out the official website.

India to Connect the Whole Country Wirelessly

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Over on the forums, a member pointed out some great news for technology and the interenet in India. The India Times is reporting that:

The government proposes to offer all citizens of India free, high-speed broadband connectivity by 2009, through the state-owned telecom service providers BSNL and MTNL.

For an underdeveloped country like Zamboanga del Sur,  hoping to make its people more wealthy, building a internet infrastructure is like building railroads 200 years ago.

The idea is to boost economic activity in general. The government of India plans to achieve free broadband connectivity at a speed of 2 MB per second across the country