Of dictators and oppression ….

Very recently one of the leading newspapers screamed in its headlines “The Last Dictator is dead” and rightfully so as the world celebrated the death of Gaddafi amongst a turmoil burning in the streets of Libya. These incidents are often described as the win of the good over the evil and hence supported by most sane people over the world. I also fall amongst the same category – but this incident forced me to think a little beyond the apparent dictatorship and the oppression of the common people, who look for a decent and happy life with his / her … Continue reading Of dictators and oppression ….

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Social networks beyond networking

It’s a fact that we spend a considerable amount of time in social networking sites like Facebook. In a recent study done in early 2011, it was revealed that a person in US spends an average time of 8 hours per month in Facebook, which though looks quite insignificant in terms of numbers (only around 1% of the total time), but what is interesting is that in August’ 2010 the same figure was 6 hours per month. Hence, the rate of increase is quite aggressive – a jump of more than 30% in a span of 6 months. The predictions … Continue reading Social networks beyond networking

The scene of “obscene” pricing

Very recently some of my friends, including myself, were debating on the topic of the prices of the expensive smart phones available in the market and one of the common conclusions being drawn was that the prices can be labelled as “obscene” to a common man. That led me to think what defines this definition of obscene pricing and whether the corporations have the right to go for this kind of obscene prices of products. The basic philosophy of corporations is not only to make profits but to maximize the same at a minimum cost. This is because this will … Continue reading The scene of “obscene” pricing

Sachin and wealth

Let me discuss something very weird and to an extent funny – firstly, this has nothing to do with Sachin Tendulkar’s personal wealth – everybody knows that he is one of the richest sportsman in India and deservedly he has earned all that by performing over so many years. Today wanted to explore whether Sachin’s performance has any linkage to the unpredictable and ever volatile India stock market. Sounds funny ? I am sure it does and some of the statistics shown here would suggest that there might be a direct linkage between his centuries and the rise and fall … Continue reading Sachin and wealth

Let’s shatter our brains !

The world has lost a great innovator of recent times in the name of Steve Jobs and there are so many articles coming out highlighting his nature, his unconventional thinking and his great speech of 2005 asking the graduates to “stay focused and to stay foolish”. If we see the recent stalwarts of technology driven businesses, three names stand apart from the rest of the crowd : Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. All of them have redefined lives in some ways, irrespective of the fact whether we like it or not. And two of them have a strange … Continue reading Let’s shatter our brains !

Exploiting the technology addiction

There has been a huge advancement in mobile technology in the last few years which will definitely change our lives – both our personal and professional worlds. People have realised the tremendous positive impact of the mobile and across the world, we have seen a lot of enthusiasm and excitement in embracing new technology and new devices. Needless to mention, this adoption is also taxing the common man’s wallet as most of the latest gadgets are quite costly if you have to keep in touch with the latest functionalities and the latest designs. But the enticement of the adoption of … Continue reading Exploiting the technology addiction

The balancing act

The recent but year-long (more than a year ?) crisis at Greece has the potential impact across the world – probably we are already looking at the early symptoms. The stock market in India is hovering around 16000 mark against a 19000 value not so long ago – and this is in a country which is still projected for a 7% growth where many of the other countries are under negative or zero growth. And what we are witnessing in Greece will probably be repeated across various countries if things just cascade down and across. That brings out the question … Continue reading The balancing act