Will the real 3rd Umpire please stand up?

Now that’s a job I would want to apply for. The Venerable 3rd Umpire. The only person I know who has an easier job than his, is the bloke sitting next to him; yup the 4th Umpire. Watch cricket all day, get the best seats in the house. Have some great food. And yes, you’re … Continue reading

Lessons from the highway

Every now and then you have to embark on one of those highway drives, where in between listening to music and juggling for toll, you also get a chance to get into deep thought and reflection. A drive on the Mumbai Pune expressway is almost the perfect location for deep reflection. Atleast, while you’re on … Continue reading

The Making of India’s Premier Start-up Event

With a month to go before Proto.in, apart from the various concerns regarding the quality of start-ups, the media reach, the event manager, speakers at the event; what really was giving me and the The Knowledge Foundation Team the maximum sleepless nights was the date, the 9th of July. Not only was it clashing with … Continue reading

Slumdog Humdog

Unless you’ve been test running on Virgin Galactica over the last 2 months, you’ve probably heard of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Every now and then, a Movie comes around that the entire World takes notice off, what’s surprising in this case is how completely polarized (Except for the British) the audience’s views are on it. … Continue reading

Candid Camera

  Some things are better left un-said… aren’t they?   Freedom of the Press? So what were those new norms on Banking security again…   Hungry Kya?   The Joy of Numbers If it’s one thing we’ve never lacked, it’s a sense of Timing     So which one is it, ‘Buyer beware’ or ‘Seller … Continue reading

Freakonomics – Desi ‘Ish-style’

How come you have never seen a venture capitalist on a motorbike? How come most doctors in South India are named Vijay Lakhsmi or Ramamurthy? Just like the immensely successful book did, this post endeavours to answer these and a few strange, ironic or freaky occurrences which tend to find their way into our day … Continue reading

Of Coorg, Cameras and Camaraderie

It was another Monday at work, you know one of those days you wish you were elsewhere, clubbing in Rio, Skiing in the Alps, Skinny dipping in….ah yes, you get the picture. Anyway it was one such day, and regrettably both those corporate tools – the Email Inbox and the mobile phone were witnessing unpreceedented … Continue reading

India : Twenty 20 World Champions

In the 2 years of me writing on this blog, I have completely refrained from writing about cricket.Firstly, writing about cricket is probably the easiest thing one can do, for really when it comes to cricket, everyone turns expert and everyone turns expert writer. The other thing is that when it comes to cricket; Indian … Continue reading

The I-Phone

It’s here finally, as promised the much awaited demo of the I-Phone on my show on India Interacts. My guest on the show is Rohit Agarwal, the CEO and founder of techTribe. Rohit was one of the guest speakers at proto.in, and gave a talk on ‘Effective PR’ for the young entrepreneur.His firm Techtribe is … Continue reading

I-fixed. Did you?

It was with this speech on this day, 60 years ago that India was awarded its independence as a democratic, sovereign,secular, and republic country. It’s on this day, every year that most Indians feel the sudden urge to be patriotic and jingoistic. Some do it with hoisting flags outside their homes, others do it by … Continue reading