Social media is increasingly influencing policy makers, politicians and bureaucrats in visualizing and shaping some of the key decisions that have a very comprehensive impact on all citizens. Mass media too these days is factoring social media reactions heavily in their analysis and in building their viewpoint on many issues. If we go by social… Continue reading Social media is not the barometer of nation’s mood.
One of the most annoying thing in the pre-cable/satellite television era was Doordarashan mourning demise of political leaders or other eminent personalities. It meant that there is no music, movies or anything related to entertainment on our television. As a kid, we did not like the forced mourning on us. The other thing that we… Continue reading Empathy and Economics
As I walked past a small hut the chorus of ‘ek duni do.. do duni char.. caught my attention. The sound was coming from the hut on my left. I took this route many times, but never stopped to have a second look on the hut. It was so commonplace in a village full of… Continue reading Bihar: A Glorious Past and An Uncertain Future
Chennai celebrates its 369th birthday. Though my professional commitments and other constraints deprived me from participating in the celebrations, I did get a chance to attend 'Chennai 3.0' organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The theme of the conference was "Chennai - Evolution Today, Revolution Tomorrow". And, I have no doubts seeing the growth… Continue reading Chennai 3.0