Friday, May 30, 2008

Salil Bhargava

Q: There are a number of Indian companies that are developing computer games for global clients. Yet, no Indian company seems to have developed and marketed a computer game that has global appeal. Why is this so?
A: Yes, there are companies in India doing a lot of development work where they create components etc. for global clients, but creating a successful original product for PCs will still take us sometime to accomplish in my view. While a Mobile or an online game can be created in as less time as a month or two, a PC game can take anywhere close to a year or few to complete. The global players in this industry have been around for decades and one does require that amount of experience to create games for such platforms.

Salil Bhargava, CEO, Jump Games

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gokul Chaudhri

...on the government contemplating levy of a 3-5% cess to finance some of the oil subsidy bill, which is projected to balloon to Rs 2.25 lakh crore by the end of this fiscal. The cess is likely to be slapped on both income tax and corporate tax.

Gokul Chaudhri, BMR Advisors