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The New Wealth – Reputation, the gift economy and the #AD2012giveaway

Economic Theory talks about a society being comprised of the “Base” and the “Superstructure” – The “base” comprises of what are the true “forces of production”, whereas the superstructure is everything else – a society’s culture, its instititutions, its political … Continue reading

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Misleading campaigns – Gillette India’s Shave or Crave

Data is like a beautiful woman in a sari – what is concealed is far more important than what is revealed. Gillette’s “shave or crave” campaign is just like that sariclad woman. what it reveals is quite eye opening  – 87% … Continue reading

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The real Size of India’s Scams

So, there have been three major scams in India over the last few years – the “2g” Scam, Coal-Gate, and the emerging Thorium scam. Numbers like “20 Lac Crore” are thrown around. If we take the figures at face value, … Continue reading

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The LokPal Bill – a new approach?

We all know about Anna Hazare and the LokPal bill, and in some cases we agree – corruption must be addressed. However, many of us are inherently uncomfortable with creating another “bureaucracy”. The arguments have two main tones – Another … Continue reading

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finally… a flash mob near me

My friend Anup Kutty (follow him @anupkutty) , used to be the editor of Maxim India. Fed up of continuously having to check out gorgeous women, he decided to set up a new magazine – and the name seems oddly … Continue reading

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#haagendazssucks – Twitter Hooliganism, or fledgeling voice?

It all started with this blog. It was probably a promotional gimmick, obviously the store would not remain shut for indians forever… but whatever the case, some indian was not allowed in. he posted on the Times of India Blog, … Continue reading

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