There was a time when Indian software firms considered themselves made if they got orders from the US. When they were thrilled to supply cut-price programmers to US firms. Time was.
Stories by Sanjit Singh
One student invented it, but another has written an antidote to help users who lost data to the CIH computer virus family. The Chernobyl virus, a member of the CIH virus family, was invented by one-time Taiwanese student Chen Ing-hau and caused havoc all over Asia on April 26, infecting thousands of PCs in South Korea, Singapore, India, Bangladesh and China. But it now has a cure, courtesy of Monirul Islam Sharif, an undergraduate computer science student at Dhaka University in Bangladesh.