AC + DC

প্রথমেই বলে রাখি যে এটি আমার লেখা নয়। লেখকের নামও জানি না। এটা এসেছিল আমার এক বন্ধুর কাছ থেকে whatsapp এর মাধ্যমে – পড়ে এত ভাল লাগল যে হুবহু এখানে দিয়ে দিলাম (যাকে আজকের দিনে বলে কপি পেস্ট)। আর কথা … Continue reading AC + DC

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‘Fair’ Journalism

When I was in my teens, I remember that the main source of getting information was through a limited number of newspapers and Doordarshan News. The debate that time was on the style of reporting – amongst the English newspapers in my home city of Kolkata, while it was reported that The Statesman did ‘direct’ reporting with a ‘matter of fact’ tone, it was alleged that The Telegraph reported the same incident with more ‘flair’, more in a story-telling mode. However, I don’t remember much controversy on the whether there was distortion of facts or not. And on a lighter … Continue reading ‘Fair’ Journalism

The modern era revolution ?

The world is going through a tough time with lot of potentially big issues that can destabilise the modern day society. The world is today integrated in a matter that did not exist so much even twenty years ago. The inter dependency of countries are intertwined through many channels – whether it is through import and export or through dependency of resources (both natural and human skills) or through political compulsions that trigger lot of funding across nations, the fact remains that we are all nodes of a huge interconnected network and we cannot build enough firewalls to insulate ourselves … Continue reading The modern era revolution ?

Economic Growth & Health

I have a strong conclusion that health conditions or even the awareness of good health practices are a direct function of economic prosperity of the individual. This has been arrived by looking at my family, my friends and their families around. Let me try to explain: The principle rationale behind this conclusion is based on the fact that if I am not economically strong, how can I think anything beyond my basic survival strategy followed by some avenues for saving for a better future ? My life becomes circled on various transactions to reach this objective and to try to … Continue reading Economic Growth & Health

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

The evolution of football … from a layman’s eyes

The hangover from the Argentina – Venezuela match still lingers in Kolkata. Even though the match did not rise to great heights (as I had anticipated) and the teams played at perhaps best 30%-40% of their normal pace, still the class was evident from the likes of Messi, Higuain, Di Maria which definitely points a finger to the ever-increasing difference in the football standards between our clubs / country with a nation who currently ranks 9th in the FIFA rankings. But this match has allowed my mind to go back to history and analyse the evolution of the game. By … Continue reading The evolution of football … from a layman’s eyes

Let’s follow Japan

When I started my professional career, I was exposed to something called The Quality Circle, which is encouraged by many organisations. Basically, it encompassed the philosophy of one Mr. William Deming – an American who was not recognised for his recommendations, who moved to Japan on an invite and was instrumental in the rise of Japan for quality products. At one point of time, the word “Japan” symbolised lack fo quality and was looked upon with a smear on a face. However, thanks to Mr. Deming, the Japanese found out the huge potential within its production line and soon became … Continue reading Let’s follow Japan

Evolution – for good or bad ?

I hereby attempt to compare the changing face of two popular sports (at least for many Indians) – Cricket and Soccer. I tend to compare the current state of matters in the respective World Cups with the versions that I watched in the late 80’s and try to conclude whether the evolution of the game has become exciting for the new generation or has taken a step back. First comes Cricket, of course – how can go for anything else being an Indian :-) The current rules and regulations have made the game ‘exciting’ for a generation who did not … Continue reading Evolution – for good or bad ?