In 1994, a dinner conversation with Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani in Hyderabad had 34-year-old V.G.Siddhartha trying hard to keep a straight face. Nilekani was talking about his vision for infosys, which had revenues of around $60 million back then. "Nandan said he wanted to turn Infosys into a billion-dollar company in 10 years." recalls Siddhartha, founder of the Cafe Coffee Day chain. He thought Nilekani was being too ambitious.