A burst of optimism stretches my smug smile Upon the reflections of past glory: If it can be done It will be done. Though how feeble, How translucent; Shimmering fog upon the moon’s bright light; Easily carried away by the wind; Leaving just the silence of my pessimism behind; That feigns monsters that corner … More The Vagaries of my Optimism-I
It’s that time of the year! The budget will be announced this Monday and like always, numbers and expectations have taken over popular discourse. Here is a quick article on the things to look out for in this budget as well as the major concerns to the run up to this budget. Our economy for … More Budget 2016-17: What to look forward to?
Indian banks are in trouble, which means you and I are in trouble too. A reek of déjà vu grips the nation as it reels under the next financial crises conditions akin to the 2007-08 times. There are talks of bank bailouts becoming imminent though minced under the weight of the government running away from Lehman’s … More Lehman’s Ghosts: The NPA Problem in Indian Banks
The E-commerce industry is a hotbed of competition right now. In the previous post, I noted how E-commerce companies have failed to adequately differentiate themselves and create any sort of brand loyalty. Let’s look at how the various companies have strived to one-up the rest, how they can differentiate themselves and what will drive profitability … More How to win the E-Commerce Battle
My previous post talked about how E-commerce in India might just be the next (late 1990s styled) bubble, with companies getting sucked into a quicksand sinkhole of perpetual discounting. Fickle brand loyalty in tandem with the looming fear of big conglomerates jumping the bandwagon is a serious threat to the existing players. Read the complete … More Who will survive: Amazon or Flipkart?
Times seem great for e-commerce, at least definitely great for the top three- Flipkart, Amazon and SnapDeal. Venture Capitalists seem to have found the sweet-spot on their bats -made of cash- tossing valuations out of the stadium for sixes. Customer awareness is at an all-time high and offline retailers can’t stop pacing to and fro. … More Will E-Commerce Survive?
Nope, No human-sized screens No high-definition either. We don’t come in broadsheets or tabloids Quarter page festivity Or festive offers. Yet, You and I? We are both just ads. Flying high, In a fat opaque bubble Well, at least we like to think it’s opaque. Drifting away To where the sun goes. The bright, yellow, … More Ads
Spirituality is the end, religion is ONE OF THE means to that end. We need to think before we do. Even things that we always thought were true. Unlearn what you know. Just because a lot of people are saying something is true, doesn’t make it true. Just because it has been happening since a long time, doesn’t make it right. And all this, still assuming that God exists at the end of the day. If you look at God with one eye, the other eye blind to religion, we’ll truly understand what God is. … More Religion and People
HOW BLACK MONEY GETS ITS POLISH AND SIMILAR TALES Ramesh: “If black money was an Olympics event, India would have won a gold medal. The second best Russia has 4 times lesser deposits. U.S. is not even in the top five! India has more money in Swiss banks than all the other countries combined!” Suresh: Woah! How do … More We Hate Taxes
Within the chaos of dense trees and thorny bushes, He takes another step ahead, Slow, for he must not be heard; Careful, for he must not leave any footprints behind. His feet rustle by brown, crisp leaves Waiting to decay in the jungle soil. And he must keep moving forward. He has seen the Ant … More There Is A Jungle Out There