Hotmail Founder Sabeer Bhatia Has Political Ambition [Trinamool Congress]

From Hotmail to not-so-successful Arzoo to Live Documents and then Sabsebolo, Sabeer Bhatia has come a long way. While he is often considered a one-time success, he isn’t deterred by any sort of cynicism and has announced supporting Trinamool Congress in defining the digital strategy of the political party for the upcoming election.

Sabeer Bhatia is helping the political party develop a portal through which people will be able to interact directly with Trinamool through cellphone. Apart from developing the party website,, the cyber team will also oversee the net and SMS campaigns.

While you might consider this an insignificant news, isn’t it time that technology entrepreneurs bring technology to the governance/political system, instead of cribbing about the same on Facebook/Twitter? Lately, even Rajesh Jain (Netcore founder) has talked about his political side, though largely to bring the change we all want to see in this country.

What’s your  take on entrepreneurs joining politics? If not full time, at least from a technology implementation perspective – i.e. a step somewhere to bring the change.

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