Facing the Truth

A recent Fortune article on the exploding popularity of Facebook, began on an interesting note: President Obama used it to get elected. Dell will recruit new hires with it. Microsoft’s new operating system borrows from it. No question, Facebook has friends in high places… Like many others, I too am a relatively-late bloomer on Facebook, …

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 !