BACKBEAT

How the clever paanwallah sold cricket scores
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 00:00,

Our company ZipDial is fundamentally about recording customer experience and providing various services – all on the basis of missed calls. Customers from any part of the country can give a missed call to our toll-free number to report their experience.

Picture imperfect
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 00:00,

Since the time imagesbazaar.com started, I had very clear ideas on what the market was about and what I wanted from the company in terms of deliverables. I had plans and I knew what the public wanted. But boy, was I in for a revelation!

An agency timeline
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 00:00,

I swear to Peter Drucker, I am going to fire that writer. It’s 8:30 am and he still isn’t at work!

The great digital divide
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 00:00,

I might end up ruffling a few feathers by writing this piece. However, it is fairly evident from the way the digital medium is shaping up that there are very few who actually get it and there are a lot of people who claim to do so

Castration for rapists: Are we even thinking?
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 00:00,

Watching NDTV late one night, I thought it was a comedy show until I got a big shock. It was actually a serious debate conducted by Vikram Chandra on The Big Fight – ‘Should castration be a penalty for rape convicts?’!

Seriously seeking creative insights
Mon, 07/04/2011 - 00:00,

A recent piece in an international magazine said, “There is a sinking feeling while watching the events unfold in Greece that the West is as faded as an old prom queen.”

The homepreneur phenomenon
Mon, 06/27/2011 - 00:00,

Navjot Singh Sidhu likes to quote this: Statistics are like miniskirts – what they reveal is significant, but what they hide is vital. It’s apt when it comes to talking about women in the workforce.

Fear is not a factor
Mon, 06/20/2011 - 00:00,

Crime reporters are an odd lot. The world they cover is nebulous, mysterious even to fellow journalists from other sections.

Making the most of social media
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 00:00,

We had legacy media (print and TV) ruling the roost in terms of reach, influence and the power to change perceptions. They still do.

Immortal longings
Mon, 05/23/2011 - 00:00,

Yet here I am, having written a book (and threatening to write two more as a part of a trilogy) on Lord Shiva!

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