The Blurring of focus

A large majority of India lives in Thanjavur, Kohima, Panaji, Reva, Kalimpong, Bastar, Gadchiroli where the K Issue and Jadhav’s abduction are disconnected with everyday living. Jobs, Farmer income, malignant urbanisation are issues which cripple lives. National security and identity politics are taking the focus away, as the new opium of the masses. The country’s … More The Blurring of focus

A critical reading of ‘Beyond Bollywood’: The Musical

It was a nippy cold morning in Gurugram, near to the IFFCO Chowk Metro Station is an artificial and odd structure modelled after a grand Indian Palace functional as an Amusement Park. It is Traditional Indian Culture (a broad category) meets Disneyland or Universal Studios on a far more moderate scale called as Kingdom of … More A critical reading of ‘Beyond Bollywood’: The Musical

More Forbes Interview’s on Demonetisation

Its been lovely to speak with Forbes Contributor Wade Shepard, in his series on Demonetisation crisis in India. These are two more articles which came out earlier this month: http://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2016/12/14/inside-indias-cashless-revolution/#30de32e618c7 http://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2016/12/12/one-month-in-whats-the-impact-of-indias-demonetization-fiasco/#1e6f7d3e62eb Excerpts of my interview from the above article: “The unbanked and informal economy is hard hit,” explained Monishankar Prasad, the New Delhi-based author and … More More Forbes Interview’s on Demonetisation

Coping with Political Disruption: Time to build new vocabularies of resilience

This has been a truly unprecedented week for global democracy with Mr. Trump being elected as the president of the US, when no one apart from Micheal Moore out of all folks, gave him a shred of hope to win. Like, Brexit, earlier this year, the intelligentsia was overwhelmed with the disruption from a population … More Coping with Political Disruption: Time to build new vocabularies of resilience

Conversation on Digital Disruption with an Auto Wallah

I was sadly stuck in a terrible traffic snarl today in an auto rickshaw, where I decide to ignite a chat in Bhojpuri infected Hindi. The crux of the conversation was to understand the adaptation of the non digital auto wallah, against their smart phone connected counterparts in OLA or Uber. The auto wallah said, … More Conversation on Digital Disruption with an Auto Wallah