Ownership vs Access

I was at home, pondering over the problem of finding shelf-space for my ever-increasing book collection, when I chanced upon yet another thought-provoking piece by Kevin Kelly of Technium, this time on the merits of Ownership versus Access: Very likely, in the near future, I won’t “own” any music, or books, or movies. Instead I will …

Chronology of a Crisis

Even if you’re not a part of the Financial Services industry today, this stuff is important.  It’s affecting economies all over the globe, and it’s affecting you and me – no matter what we do and where we live! A recent communique sent by one of the largest financial institutions in India, summarized it well: The …

Gandhi and a Goon

It may not have drawn as many crowds as it is pulling today, if the Gandhian element was promoted more actively. After all, who would want to go see a ‘preachy’ movie that promised a discourse on antiquated Gandhian ideals in today’s modern world ?! But pulling crowds, it certainly is. More successfully than most. Yes, I am talking about Munna Bhai Lage Raho – That much awaited sequel of the original Munna Bhai MBBS !

Paradise Gained

For the longest time, I cherished the idea of spending my life in the cozy and stimulating environs of a university campus. You know, the kind you see in Hollywood movies, as in Princeton or Berkeley or Yale? Having completed a graduation in Earth Sciences (Geology) from an internationally-reputed college (St. Xavier’s, Bombay), it did not seem like such a far-fetched dream either. But, life had other plans for me. And, eight years and an MBA later, I find myself quite well-settled in a mainstream corporate career. The dream still lives, though…