Archives for August 2009

A conversation with a cab driver

Recently I took an EasyCab from the Bangalore Airport to my house. My colleague wanted to understand the business model of these franchisee cabs.

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Doesn’t Anil Ambani trust his zapakmail service?

Today most leading newspapers carried an advertisement about the fight over gas the two poor billionaire brothers are having for a long time. The media campaign cost has been estimated at approximately Rs 3 crore ($500,000).

This post is about the contents of the advertisement and nothing to do with the “actual fight over gas” between the two genetically related Reliance companies.

Advertisement in Mint on August 18, 2009

In the internet world we talk a lot about UGC, I think Anil Ambani has been wanting to know the pulse of the public – he wants to hear your comments.  Novel idea, not sure how many have done this before. In a way is he taking on the Petroleum Ministry?

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State government official sites snub Swine Flu

English TV channels have been ‘educating’ (ya right!) viewers about swine flu in India ‘every second’. Regional language TV channels have done a good job in reporting the ‘correct amount’ of information related to swine flu.

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Understanding Blogging in India

Mint is carrying a four-part series on blogging.  The first part was titled A decade on, Indian blogs remain mostly urban, niche, Read more on Understanding Blogging in India…

Some ideas for Twitter apps in India

Twitter has gained sufficient stickiness in India but I am yet to come across any ‘must-follow’ Twitter application in India. Read more on Some ideas for Twitter apps in India…