|The Indian Technical
In the crowded city of Bangalore, India—known
as the country's Silicon Valley—Anjan
Bacchu, a successful computer programmer,
is planning to apply for a job in the U.S.
"I have about five years of experience
in India," he says. "It started
to dawn on me that the scope of my career
would be helped if I take it to the highest
peak. I’d like to become a kind of expert
in all the technologies so that I can use
it when I come back to India."
Anjan is especially interested in the Internet
and e-commerce. "The amount of knowledge
that can be shared so cheaply by lots and
lots of people is really amazing," he
says. "And I feel that the Internet can
make a lot of difference to India."
Before he applies for jobs in America, the
practical Anjan wants to find and marry a
traditional Indian wife. "My father,
he was thinking of me as a kind of burden,
that I wasn’t married," he says.
In a modern twist on the Indian tradition
of arranged marriages, Anjan uses an online
marriage bureau to find a wife. Anjan says
he wants a "complete woman. She should
be able to complement me, not compete with
me. She should know English, because I’m
going abroad. She should be enthusiastic,
hard working, honest. I've got a very big
list, in fact."