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- Issues With The UID Project (Aadhaar)
Undemocratic process for project initiation and development; civil liberties; benefits and efficiency; technology; and Costs and Finance
- Book Review: Friends with Benefits
A Social Media Marketing Handbook
- All is not Well at AoL
These flamboyant gurus are not religious messiahs but entrepreneurs with uncanny business acumen.
- Your Underwear Is Now Smart
In future, you and your mirror will be engaged in meaningful conversations - Mirror, mirror on the dresser, is my cholesterol any lesser?
- Err India: The National Crasher
I know it is really tough to be a patriot, but I am not definitely not going to take this tough route to be one
- Mobile Phones in India: Disappointing Fare
There is no ONE answer.
- Safety Concerns on Flaming Tata Nanos
The window of opportunity for damage control is slender, especially with high profile brands.
- Microsoft, Apple, Google - The Battle for Domination
The iPad will be no different, and Apple will continue to weave its net of circumvention yet again.
- The Jan Shatabdi - Indian Railways Falls Short on Customer Service
Consumer service at its worst
- Indian Union Cabinet Passes the Foreign Education Bill
Plenty of opposition before the bill proceeds
- Tag me a Price
Nothing in life comes without a price attached to it not even life itself.
- An Unpleasant Experience at the Local Big Bazaar
Combine a lady prone to quarreling with some weird policies, and you get a disaster.
- Propaganda, Patriotism and Profits
If earlier the State used patriotic fervor as an administrative tactic, big business is now co-opting national consciousness for private profit.
- Is The Apple iPad an i-Wash?
So, what is it? A phone? Or a MacBook? Or an Apple Netbook?
- Post-liberalization India - A Free For All?
This kind of annoying in-your-face, bordering or outright illegal “marketing” and deterrent reparation processes is not isolated to Airtel.
- Haagen-Dazs Not Allowed in India
This is a sensitive issue for Indians and a reminder of the Raj when Indians and dogs weren't allowed into clubs & other 'white' places
- Shave India? Proctor & Gamble's Sexist Advertising in India
Gillette termed men, who have stubble, as lazy in a campaign called WALS-Women against Lazy Stubble.
- Tiger Drinks Gatorade for Accenture
Isn't it the easiest thing on earth to have a chance to point fingers at someone?
- IIM CAT Snafu Continues - Mismanagement and Inconvenience
The first online CAT for the IIMs presented a poor showing for the institutes and the company conducting the test, Prometric.
- Mobile Number Portability in India - Rs. 19 Only
One of the biggest problems currently with changing your service provider is that you have to take a new number
- India's 3G Saga - A Bad Bollywood Movie!
Ma Sonia, please get us out of this mess!!!!
- Brand Confusion in Indian Pharma
These brands are akin to the pirated books we get on the foot-path; it has everything other than the rewards reaching the author
- Banks To Charge For ATM Access For Other Bank Customers
From October 15, a customer can take out a maximum of Rs 10,000 per withdrawal from ATMs not owned by the bank in which he
- Mont Blanc Mahatma
A culture that can sell anything!
- Jet Airways Strike Ends - Victory for Labour
It remains to be seen how long flights will take to return to normal, and whether this will have a lasting impact on Jet Airways'
- Apple Announces New Rocking iPods, Video Camera, And More
The best part of today's Apple iPod Event came at the very beginning.
- Additional Security For Online Card Transactions
The Banks have neglected their responsibilities by not alerting customers in a timely manner to the implementation of this policy.
- What I Would do if I was in Nandan Nilekani's Shoes
A matrix structure will allow Nandan to create a culture in which things will happen fast and move fast.
- The New General Motors Emerges From Bankruptcy
It will take an Autobot of gargantuan proportions,much encouragement,and a good dose of luck to bring the new General Motors back to its iconic status.
- Fiat Launches the Fiat Punto Grande in India
Evidently small is in, and car manufacturers are prepping for the Tata Nano's arrival in stores.
- Maruti Suzuki Ritz - The Countdown Begins
Ten reasons to look forward to the new car.
- Consumer: Airlines to Show Exact Fare
It's been a long evolution in getting airlines to respect consumer rights
- Regional Cinema & Hollywood Beat Bollywood During Strike
Looking back, the strike has been a boon to the regional cinema in a major way and to Hollywood too.
- Huge Growth in Telecom in India
From the looks of it, it does not seem that the problem has solved, and TRAI does not seem to be very bothered.
- Mobile Operators - Horror Stories From India
An insight into some unfair means employed by mobile operators in India to trick people.
- Consumer Protection: MRTPC Investigates Branded Fuels
What is the reality of these branded fuels? Do their consistent campaigns have any real substance to them?
- WorkExp.Com Goes Offline - The Whisper Board for Bad News
It became a safety valve, in part, for the stressed employee, serving to reinforce, negatively, his feelings about his company.
- An Open Letter To Arindam Chaudhuri
It's true, the movie has a Dark side about it, but again why do Indians always want happy movies.
- Terrorism - What's Under The Surface?
Terrorism is only a symbol of the sort of world we live inUma Ranganathan
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- Colas and Religions
Both are useless, that's why they require powerful marketing strategies to thrive
- Home Economics
When I grew up in the tight, socialistic 70's in India, I understood the value of a Rupee.
- Consumer Review: Reliance BigTV
Demand had indeed outstripped supply, but the service is very good.
- The Fall of Capitalism
I am beginning to believe in a people's economy, aka black money.
- Apple Loses Its Innovation Edge
We are used to expecting wonderful things from the last icon of technology.
- Affordable Health Care For the Poor
Promote health insurance to challenge the rising costs of health care.
- Photo Essay: Worldwide Photo Walk, Bangalore
Bangalore was the only city in India where the 'Worldwide Photo Walk' was talking place, apart from the other 192 cities across the world.
- Public Services and the Public Sector
just because it is a public service does not mean it has to be provided by the public sector.
- The Apple iPhone 3G: How Steve Jobs Fooled Me
All that was then, the iPhone is now old news. What is in the news however is its rejuvenated version – the iPhone 3G.
- The Right To Buy Counterfeit Goods
Or why there is a sound economic rationale for the presence of counterfeit or pirated goods
- The World Congress of Information Technology 2008, Malaysia
Some thoughts on the discussions at the World Congress of Information TechnologyDr Bhaskar Dasgupta
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- What Goes Wrong With MLM Companies?
What goes wrong with MLM companies, which on paper offer a novel concept to make everyone rich...
- E-Governance and Grassroots Governance
If E-governance is the panacea of the future, it is at places where the public interfaces with the government.
- Microfinance - Money, Money, Money
To really make a difference to those outside the normal banking channels, micro finance institutions need to innovate.
- The Wired Life
I have come to conclude, never take electrical connections lightly.
- Recovery Agent : Evolution of the Gentleman Goon
So are debt collectors going to be India’s latest export? It would seem to be so.
- The Marriage of Technology and Religion
Like hot water and noodles, we've cleverly mixed Religion and Technology to serve up God in an instant.
- Indian Retail and Consumers – A Followup
There are those fingers on the machine that have mastered the art of manipulating the system and hence you.
- QuestNet Reopens as Lotus Marketing in Sri Lanka?
QuestNet reopens under a different name and starts the cheating business again
- Prasar Bharati, Cricket and a Free Lunch - Not!
The socialist in me is crying foul.
- Retail in India – A Consumer Experience
I seriously hope that as the retail space matures, organizations would look at educating their sales force about the products and the customers.