Consulting firms should be open to ideas from Academia and Civil Society for better ideas for application, engagement and dialogue. There is a general whiff to be anti intellectual, and simply brush off the PhDs, as idealistic. How many consultants do read latest research on Science Direct to bring their knowledge up to speed? Applied … More Consulting Critique
In this age of video, content producers are simply scratching the surface. The listicle is a lazy form of epistemological reductionism. The writerly community has an important role, in rebuking the age of alt facts, circulating over social media. Scholarship always has a legitimate space. It takes time, imagination and argument to craft theory. Theory … More Writing in the age of Listicles
As usual, Mumbaikars will forget the loss of life in the ethos of so called Resilience, and continue with life hoping for its bullet train. The Mumbai Local Train system, the life line of the city is efficient and sub human at the same time. This too shall pass.
Transitions have their own pace From one moment, status quo To the next blink, a dramatic turn of events Do we prepare Yes, subconsciously Then why are we taken aback? The reaction to change often depends on excess space
Writing is about enjoying the process of crafting the narrative. Sharing the content to drive SEO defeats the purpose. Hollow sharing sans engagement diminishes the ‘You Inc’ brand. Share a story. Be authentic.
Ram jee, a father of three daughters from Lucknow Rural is an Experienced Laundry Professional (Dhobi). He grew up in Worli, downtown Mumbai and Juinagar in Navi Mumbai. We shared notes on the movies watched at Meghraj Meghdoot, the original single screen theatre in Vashi, Navi Mumbai where I watched my first movie in the … More Voice of a Dhobi in the Gulf
In a certain city of the oil rich Persian Gulf, I encountered the recession due to the low oil prices first hand as I met a middle aged man fluent in Urdu, from the premier coastal commercial city, ‘selling pens’ to generate an income as the Tissue Uncles and Aunties do in Singapore, both certainly … More Voices of Migrants: Recession, South Asia and Everyday Life
During the course of writing my book manuscript and researching it for seven months across five cities; I felt a pressure like no other, to deliver as I was doing it full time. I lose words in the process. I learnt one plain fact; writing is about the process, and the process is a great … More The Creative Mindset
In order to make Meaning out of disparate piecemeal events, the language to string together the phenomenon has to be different than the data points. Innovation is a non linear thought project; real time, fresh, with a appreciation of history of what can work and what could be skipped. Demand orientation makes time, the most … More Language of Innovation
Gulf Futurism invests (literally) an outlandish belief in mega infrastructure projects to catapult it to a future as as advanced as South Korea or Japan. Modernity in the Gulf appropriates modern technology while rooting it in a traditional anchor of family values. Oil wealth has accelerated the tech curve with high disposable incomes. Everyone has … More Digital Modernity, Gulf Style