Australian Publisher Seeks Writers For "insider" News on Indian Tech Industry


SpicyIP was requested to pass on the following message to the readers of SpicyIP by DJ Varma, an Australia based journalist who publishes Techgoss , a website that reports on the inside stories in the Indian IT, BPO and KPO industry.

“Do you know of or are working on interesting legal/IP cases about the IT, BPO, KPO, search engines, social networking sites and other elements of the booming tech sector? Techgoss reports on the inside stories in the IT/BPO and KPO Sectors and is looking to cover such cases for our readers. Techgoss is fully funded till late, 2009.

We pay Rs. 1,000 for short 200 word snippets.

If this piques your interest do write in to [email protected] Please Cc every email to [email protected]

Company Profile: Website reporting on the interesting things happening in the IT, BPO and KPO Services industries in India and abroad. ‘About Us’ in techgoss.com has more details.”

DJ Varma has a very interesting background (see ‘About Us’ column on website) and has archived some of his articles on the website(he has written for Tehelka, Sydney Morning Herald and other media).

All of Techgoss’ articles are also syndicated to the print edition of the Indian newspaper in Australia. Techgoss reports on anything that happens in the IT, BPO and KPO sectors as well as anything to do with computing departments/tech sections in India. Its focus also includes the social aspects of people who work in the tech sector: however, it avoids articles like setting up networks, optimizing databases etc. So if you have insights (of the “spicy” kind on the Tech industry in India) and could do with some extra money, please write to DJ Varma.

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

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