Srikanth and my wife Anke taking a break during the bicycle ride on the outskirts of Bengaluru, buying some coconuts from a street vendor.
This weekend we spent time with Srikanth and Sunita Nadhamuni. Srikanth runs the technical part of the Unique Identification (UID) project for India. This must be the most ambitious people identification system project and quite possibly one of the largest government IT projects ever. Creating a biometric identification system for 1.1 billion people, where the majority have no identification papers at all is a major challenge, but would also hugely beneficial for the Indian people. The project is very ambitious and I had several long talks to Srikanth about the project and are considering writing a longer article about this later on.