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'I have never regretted buying anything'


Arati Menon Carroll  |  Mumbai 

As an innovator in the field of web services, Divyank Turakhia, co-founder, president and director of Directi, is a likely technology buff. His induction came earlier than most. At the young age of 14, while still in school, Turakhia started for large businesses.
At the age of 16, Turakhia co-founded the Group with about $600 which was borrowed from his parents. Today may be worth upwards of $300 million but Turakhia's appetite is insatiable, for both fast-track growth for his company and funky gadgets...
How many gadgets do you carry?
My ultraportable Dell X1 Latitude laptop, BlackBerry- enabled Nokia E61 mobile phone, and a 4 GB Transcend USB drive.
What is your favourite gadget?
That would be my custom-built desktop computer. It's a high-performance machine with 2 x 64-bit Quad-Core processors, 4 GB RAM with a 6 x 19-inch multi-monitor command centre. The six screens and processing power allow me to multi-task at a whole new level.
What's on your gadget wish-list for the year?
The Apple iPhone, a Sony Vaio UX Micro PC, and the Nintendo WII.
Name one gadget you regret buying in 2006.
I haven't ever "regretted" buying any. There are some that I bought in 2006 but haven't really used so far, such as my personal View-Video Eyewear which is an innovative home theatre that's small enough to fit in your pocket.
The gadget projects a 43-inch flat screen right in front of your eyes. It also connects to a video iPod, DVD player and game console "" all of which allow you to view your favourite movies or TV shows wherever you are and whenever you want. The large screen is great for viewing.
What items do you tend to shop for online?
Absolutely everything. It's just so much easier.
What has been your most embarrassing tech moment?
Back in 10th grade I didn't want anyone looking at my personal files, so I got one of those folder password protection softwares after much research.
While testing it, I managed to set a password that I then couldn't remember, and so I couldn't view my own files anymore. On the bright side, at least they were "secure".

First Published: Sun, June 24 2007. 00:00 IST