On this episode we talk to Rishi Jaitly, former head of Public Public and Government Affairs for Google in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, about government regulation of the internet. Google has been in the headlines for their decision to close down in China, but that is not the only place where Google is asked to comply with government regulations.
Next we talk to Alain Bertaud, former principal urban planner for the World Bank, regarding the Floor Space Index (FSI) in Mumbai. The FSI is a ratio between land area and floor space, governing allowable building heights. Most major cities have anywhere from 5-15. Mumbai’s is 1.3. Alain discusses the effect this has had on Mumbai and what it means for other world cities.
Finally, Scott Norton and Woody Schneider chat with us about their journey on bicycles around Asia. AsiaWheeling is an entrepreneurial travel venture and Scott and Woody take a few minutes while they pass through Mumbai to tell us about it.
Originally aired on February 23, 2010.