Cupertino Vice Mayor Savita Vaidhyanathan and Public Affairs Director Rick Kitson. (Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer)
Siliconeer chats with Cupertino city officials to get their take on some of the mundane and the not-so-mundane issues that residents often face and are still searching for the right answers. In the process, we take a peek at the back office that runs one of world’s most prized tech cities. (@Siliconeer, #Siliconeer, #Cupertino, #TiE, #TiESV, #TiEcon2016, #aap, #arvindkejriwal, #aamaadmiparty, #gurgaon, #billgraham, #hillaryclinton, Siliconeer Editorial, #mazda3)
The city council does many different things that we as residents may not be aware of. There are also issues they cannot address which is quite contrary to what we as residents think is under the city’s purview. Siliconeer chats with Cupertino city officials to get their take on some of the mundane and the not-so-mundane issues that residents often face and are still searching for the right answers. In the process, we take a peek at the back office that runs one of world’s most prized tech cities.
The criticism of Arvind Kejriwal’s odd-even rule is mounting. There is no evidence of any perceptible decline in pollution as two-wheelers, that form the bulk of vehicles on Delhi’s roads, are exempt. Many sections of the population such as senior citizens and school children are massively inconvenienced. Doctors, lawyers, even MPs, are bitter. But there is a silver lining to this cloud, writes Siddharth Srivastava.
On April 12, the authorities issued orders for renaming Gurgaon district as Gurugram and Mewat district as Nuh on purported demands by a few social groups. People wonder if this is some form of a diversionary tactics to keep public engaged in non-issues when progress on real fronts – illiteracy, infrastructure, health, employment, taxes, law and order, hunger and water – are lacking or missing, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call center worker during an election rally, saying it shows disrespect towards the community and is reflective of his divisive rhetoric, writes Lalit K. Jha.
When Wolodia Wolfgang Grajonca, born of Russian Jews who immigrated to Germany followed by France, left Paris to escape the Nazi horde entering Paris in 1940 it was the beginning of a life only Shakespeare could recount. It was a life of myths, overarching successes and tragedy. Even the truths could evolve into myths as Graham turned the nascent world of rock and roll on its ear, writes our travel and lifestyle editor Al Auger.
Siliconeer wishes all moms a very happy Mother’s day!
Signing off, as we head to #TiEcon2016 – visit us at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 6-7.