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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

ARCHIVES, SINCE 1989

Quantico: A Tongue In Cheek Review

Seriously, there's no way to review the Television Show, Quantico starring Priyanka Chopra, without being rude. Except perhaps, by doing it tongue-in-cheek. So here...

Being (Odeon) Social

My first visit to a "Social". Having heard of the Hauz Khas Social, when I spotted this place at Odeon, I decided to drop...

Is the Brand & Marketing Industry Over-Staffed, Under-Qualified?

A friend and industry colleague, recently posed this question on LinkedIn: “If agencies can have Chief Client officers, why can’t Clients have Chief Partner Officers...

Blue Skies, True Highs!

When we arrived in Bengaluru last month, the first thing that struck us – or rather, dazzled us – was the blue sky unlike...

Mountains of Munnar

Our annual vacation this year, took us down south to Kerala. But instead of heading to its popular backwaters, we headed out into the hills, and spent a week in the beautiful hills around Munnar...

Cheers to our ‘Kids’ !

Last night I attended a David Guetta concert with my teenage daughter and a few of her friends. No, I wasn’t chaperoning. I was there for David and my love for EDM. But that's not the point...

Nanking

It's a no frills Chinese restaurant that serves as good as you can order. Meaning if you're happy with fried rice and shredded lamb...

Helping Our Children Cheat

A couple of months ago, I was witness to a bunch of parents helping their children cheat in an exam. Yep, you heard me right. They stood at the venue and shouted verbal...

Miniature Magic at Nice

They say the difference between men and boys, is the price of their toys. And boy, were we in for a little surprise recently! At the start of our 2014 summer vacation in Nice...

NCR Residents Protest!

As the much criticised and even more choked-up Delhi Gurgaon Toll Plaza on NH8 was removed earlier this week, people of the NCR honked in protest, saying...

Northeast Nasha

I can never get enough of the Northeast, which is why whenever I can, I hop onto a flight to Guwahati in Assam, and then drive on to Meghalaya and...

Politics of Economics

Are economic policies and promises really based on inclusive, intelligent thinking - or is it driven by popular sentiment and political ambition?

The Great Indian Trust Deficit

The Trust Deficit in India runs deep down to the basic reality, that not only do various government departments not trust KYC cleared documents issued by private corporate entities, it does not acknowledge any of its own!

Post Midnight Musings

No laptop, no iPad, no Blackberry, no internet. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram. No coins to collect, no campaigns to level-up, no high-score to beat. No children to be with, no wife to...

Holy Smoke Signals!

Last night I watched the chimney of the Sistine Chapel from the moment I heard that white smoke was billowing from it, and I went on waiting into the night, for the revelation of the new Pope and...