Post Truth is passé as with CA scandal, we have entered a ‘Data Politics’ era in India, where Data and Digital is positioned on the core of society rather than the periphery, of its discourse.
A lot of start up entrepreneurship is about fake it till you make it. The other synonym is rather more familiar, it is called the hustle attitude. Just do it. Build the plane while flying it.
I have been writing since high school and seriously since first year of college, and the writing trajectory had been spaced into several formats; research papers to begin with, punctuated with articles and essays and more recently poems. My writerly practice is undergirded by a sense to respond to the machinations of the world around … More Towards a Philosophy of Creative Practice
In this data age, the resources with understanding will be rewarded, not surface level data, but insights which would add to Solutions and to the bottom line. Data means hardly anything if it can’t be monetised. Excess of data, means the reliance on search engines for access. Understanding and connecting the dots is more important. … More Expert Knowledge in the Data Age
Reading the Economist, helps me connect the dots such as this article about the Spaghetti Smugglers of the Sahara or ‘Why doesn’t mean always cheap’ in Africa’. Quality has a price and it is great to pay for quality analysis, and Economist is at the top of the pile along with HBR and FT. #economistmagazine
When the sunset is better than the latest LED screen When the iPhone is a miss Something is wrong The brain prompts ‘You can’t take the perfect sunset pic’ But, the soul is soaking in the serenity Life needed to reclaimed From digital And lived on its own merits
Red Sparrows, a heroic spy thriller from Russia, where a former Ballerina, with the State run Bolshoy Company is injured by her Male compatriot, in a sinister ploy to remove her from the scene with a younger dancer. The character Dominika Igorov, is an angry woman, taking care of her sick mother. She is pushed … More Red Sparrow: Movie Review
I write on a basket of issues; sustainability, digital, migration and urbanity. All of these themes are undergirded by a particular immediacy, and need perennial conversations with the world around. I am piqued by social research methods, one subject I was not particularly interested in graduate school as I had a brutal tutor. But in … More Research Methods Matter
The entire Cambridge Analytica debacle was expected in the era of the hyper digital. Technology in smart phones with fast and cheap data makes connectivity ubiquitous. There is an entire generation who are digital natives, who type on keyboards on their cell phones faster then they can write. This strain however causes, laziness and a … More The Data Delusion
Prayers for Indians killed in Iraq. Migrant lives matter as millions of Indians seek a livelihood overseas to feed mouths back home in hostile environments. These are not the long distance Nationalism OCI types, who are fair weather friends at best. Remember the blue collar migrants from Punjab and Bengal who were killed.