Jaipur-based Rupesh Kedia of Computer Supermarket has decided to expand his
interests wider. And we are not talking in terms of business here. Instead, he
has decided to pen a book. And this will not be a run of a mill fictional
creation or even a book on business management. Rather, he is working on a
language translation book!
Since Kedia has a manufacturing facility in China and travels there
extensively, he has picked up the language. And he is also aware how visitors to
that country face language barriers. Therefore, he is coming out with a
translation book, which will have words translated in English, Chinese and
"There will be three columns for the same word and a reader will be able
to make sense of each word in their language. This will be a godsend for many
people, as the Chinese are not conversant with any other language other than
their own," said Kedia. He has already finished a few chapters and hopes to
release his book by 2007.
Besides China, Kedia has his businesses in Dubai and Nepal. He is now
starting operations in Australia by setting up an office there. "Once we
start our business there, we will build up the channel slowly," he claimed.
Kedia had started manufacturing operations in India as well by setting up
three facilities in Rajasthan. He sold one off. And the other two are
loss-making units, costing an outflow of Rs 3 lakh each. At the moment, no
manufacturing activities are undertaken in both these factories, though they are
When asked whether he plans to sell these two factories, he replied in the
negative. He has hopes that manufacturing will take off in India soon.
"Currently, labor costs in India and China are at par. But it is increasing
in China, so in the future, it be more viable to manufacture in India. Also,
maybe the governmental policies will also become friendlier for
manufacturers," he forecasts.