The contradictory richness of migrant life, having makan made by a cook from Pindi, comprising of paratha made in Pakistani Punjabi way, while watching India Today TV online while a nonsensical debate on the cross border strike. Human existence is complex and textured, and does not even remotely adhere to the straightjacket binaries the news … More Foreign/Home.
The flooding in Mumbai is a yearly affair, so it is nothing significant of note. Lives will be lost, properties impacted and concocted tales of positivity such as the resilience of the Mumbai played on loop. It is a heartless and soulless city of survivors who will take on anything to keep the meter ticking. … More Mumbai Floods Each Year
In the atomised hyper neo liberal AI hypercharged era, every employee has to be a value creator aka bring money on the table. The founder is not the only custodian of the risk arbitrage. Now the problem is- most of the education we get at college makes us risk averse and seeking the public sector … More Reskilling for the AI era
Dr Arvind Subramanian changed the terrain of the Economic Survey report. I thoroughly enjoyed the topical essays and the GIS based data collection and Analytics. I sat beside him at a book launch in Delhi 16 months back and he was down to earth and rather communicative. India loses talent one by one.
The urban politics of AAP as an alternative vision is dead. Revolutions die as usual in internal power games. It elects jokers to the Rajya Sabha where it had the opportunity to send activists to the upper house. YY and Prashant Bhushan where the intellectual consciousness of the movement. Every one knew that NCR is … More AAP RIP
World Cup Football 2018 on a projector at a Turkish eatery with coffee and Shwarma, and frenetic Arabic Commentary in Muscat. Takes me two decades back to France ‘98 when as a child I watched the greatest celebration of the Global Game on Rotana. It’s Mexiki versus Al German going on now. Cannot be more … More The Beautiful Game
Bania Traders from Kutch (in Muscat) and Chettiars from Tamil Nadu as trade diaspora in the early twentieth century, from ‘A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire’ by Historian and MP Sugata Bose. I sometimes wonder how much little do we know about the region we live in apart from … More Indian Trader Diaspora
Dreams fade The exuberance to jump at the deep end of the pool wanes A dawn happens Of the times lost While exploring the wild side May be the jet skiing was worth it Or the hours spent on the food court Or the hours writing away To realise that Capital wins And the 16 … More Faded dreams
Poetry, and other narrative devices are crucial for business. Poetry helps in locating the human condition. The human condition is not all datafied to be plotted on a curve or fitted in to an algorithm. Markets are communities of people. Your consumer is a human. Analytics should be about meeting your consumer need. Tech Bros … More Poetry for Business
Bourdain’s work is anthropological and food was merely the pretext. Waiting for some grad school rookie to write this thesis proposal on parts unknown. Rest in Swag, Mr. Bourdain. A Vassar dropout, this judoka was as cool while speaking to Mr. Obama in Hanoi as he was asking the tough questions in his trips to … More Rest in Peace, Mr. Bourdain