The Narrative of Fine Dining in India’s Power Capital 

This was an experience to understand, enjoy and ponder fine food, but good food is beyond its core culinary ingredients. Olive Bar and Kitchen, a by reservation only eatery by AD Singh- food entrepreneur who redefined the hospitality experience in post liberalisation India, is a Mediterranean place next to the Qutub, sharing space on 1 … More The Narrative of Fine Dining in India’s Power Capital 

Digital has a price?

The issue with digital vis-à-vis any other new technology diffusion curve is a problem of scale and velocity. Algorithms as mathematical black boxes are secret rules and surveillance is omnipresent. Anything free is dangerous. Most social and civic technologies are free and give away the privacy rights without any second thought. Privacy is a social … More Digital has a price?

GOT meets Bhojpuri 

The tragedy of translation when Game of Thrones is translated in to Bhojpuri. Mode of Cultural Production is a site where fantasy and aspirations meets expectations and reality. At times like this, they just comically collide.

Digital is an Ideology

The Digital is an ideology of power, masked as benevolent enabler, ephemeral as the time goes by. Similar to environmentalism in the 1990’s. We need a Captain Planet type animated propaganda now. Or is the mainstream discourse enough?

Non Profits as Innovation Incubators

Fund Raising is the common concern of start ups and nonprofits. I guess Innovation should be another core strand in that aesthetic. Any venture which is innovative, is not in alignment with the existing structures of commerce and social constructs. Aggregators have clicked because of the convenience it renders to the consumer. They are connectors, … More Non Profits as Innovation Incubators

Need more icons

The social media jubilation over the ISRO launch only reveals the paucity of centres (read oasis) of excellence in India’s public sector. Only if we had moonshots as far as feeding the hungry, a second green revolution and housing the urban homeless. A country of a billion and a quarter, has too few present day … More Need more icons