Air Deccan brings back the Nostalgia of Flying to the First Time Flier

  Capt Gopinath first launched Air Deccan with a flight from Bangalore to Hubli back in 2003. In many ways, he introduced the concept of value flying to India. Long before airlines had realised that aviation is a difficult business and that profit margins can get as thin…

2018 :Coping with the past and looking into the future!

  While it is popular to be optimistic about a new year, it does seem like 2018 will depend largely on how to cope with some of the mis-deeds of the last few years. One of the phenomena that has struck us the world over is that victory…

Will a Consulting unit work within the Advertising Agency?

  Hakuhodo recently announced a consulting unit called Teko within their overall agency model, which seems like an interesting spin-off to the ad agency. Especially since recent news has stressed on the consultancy as being a threat posed to the communication groups. This is largely because the consultancy…

Thums Up and the Evolution of Indian Masculinity

  When we lost Vinod Khanna earlier this year we lost the ultimate symbol of masculinity as we knew it, a few decades ago. The blue print of masculinity in the 50s, 60s and 70s was quite different from how we understand it today. Masculinity in those ages…

Is Amazon just competing with the next e-commerce company?

  When I read the local newspapers today about who is bigger, or who is mightier, or other companies simply disputing Amazon’s growth rates, I was wondering if public at large really think that Amazon is just competing with the next e-commerce company? First of all Amazon wasn’t…

Will India revise its policy on Net Neutrality post the US decision?

  Most of you will remember that TRAI had laid guidelines on net neutrality in 2016. This was on the heels of Facebook offering free internet under certain conditions via Free Basics which started a raging debate in the country on the subject of net neutrality. Jay Parikh,…

Namaste Sophia! Welcome to India.

  When Sophia visits the TechFest at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, in less than a week’s time, India will also get a flavor of this already sensationalized artificial intelligence. Developed by Dr. David Hansen of Hansen Robotics, Sophia is a great example of bringing artificial intelligence…