INFOSYS is the HOLY COW of India. If one talks of WIPRO or SATYAM (now MAHINDRA blah blah blah..) one is not faced with stiff resistance, but if one were to talk of INFOSYS it is very likely that the images of Narayanamurthy, with his innocent lisp and his spouse Sudha Murthy with her looks of modesty (despite having huge holdings and thereby tax free dividends from INFOSYS and no apparent reason to be hugely humble about) are brought in and the critics are silenced. Therefore this CHOPSHOP stuff could not have emanated from India. In INDIA we create HOLY COWS and refrain from viewing- leave alone talking- critically of them. We love our IDOLS to be SACRED.
INFOSYS is SACRED in India. But we have this senator Charles Schumer who calls INFOSYS CHOP-SHOP, which was shocking to most Indians. INFOSYS had been one tech company which had not got bad press ever. But according to me, it is easier to avoid BAD PRESS, if one were to be HUMBLE and DOESN’T INDULGE IN PROFITEERING when he could have. INFOSYS and its management have been very careful in following these 2 principles. HUMILITY is not necessarily ABSENCE of ARROGANCE, it is mostly SUPPRESSION of the MANIFESTATIONS of ARROGANCE in INDIA!!
The time has come when we are under an attack from Schumer and his ilk, who seem to be catering to the resentment of their constituents, and indulge in MUD SLINGING. If we truly want to rise above these derogatory phrases, we should do some soul searching to find out whether we are CHOP SHOPPING or truly being CREATIVE and providing original solutions,
IN ANY CASE THE DAYS OF HOLY COWS ARE OVER AND WE HAVE TO SUBMIT TO SCRUTINY, HOWEVER IMPECCABLE OUR IMAGE MIGHT BE!!