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10 Questions for CSR Game Changers

I was at a meeting with Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CEO of IICA. Dr. Chatterjee is known for the Chatterjee Model for CSR reporting in India’s public sector undertakings. This model, after much change, debate and deliberation passed into … Continue reading

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Free Basics vs. Net Neutrality:What Ashok Jain may have said

when there are two sides, always look for the third eye view- my POV on Net Neutrality vs. Free Basics
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7 seconds or less: Attention span versus first impressions on social media

“In the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame”, thus spake psychedelic guru, Andy Warhol. That was 1968! And the flower power hippie movement was the backdrop, as was network TV in the US. Cut to 2015, and … Continue reading

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CSR: What you didn’t know about Section 135 and didn’t bother to find out!

There is a need to dispel the myths and mythology that surrounds knowledge and understanding of Section 135, of the Companies Act, 2013, which makes 2 percent contribution for CSR easy to criticize. Continue reading

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Road to a Digital Nation starts with building toilets

The three themes in Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day address were Clean India, Skilled India and Digital India as a vision for Made in India. Here’s my personal take on how they link together. Continue reading

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The Leadership Legacy Mindset: lessons from observing leaders

Political leaders, social leaders, business leaders, have a decision to make. What after they have achieved all their professional and personal goals? Most try to do more of the same, perhaps in the hope that what worked well before will … Continue reading

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The Retail Remix

Last weekend was about entrepreneurs! Its become some kind of a habit for me to spend a day each week with startups. Saturdays turn out to be the best days. VC’s, and PE’s are winding down their mad travel schedules…a … Continue reading

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Whose content is it anyway?

Last week, I participated in a twitter poll on A-listers. The question put forth by @anaggh, a social media influencer in India, was ‘who according to you is an A lister on twitter?” and I answered A lister= people with … Continue reading

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Is the News Room dying?

I didn’t blog a year back when Instagram, was valued at One BILLION dollars and acquired by Facebook, about the same time when Kodak filed for bankruptcy. I thought enough has been written already about how Instagram, which allows people … Continue reading

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Are you M positive?

Today, I heard another pitch from an ‘entrepreneur’, and I was reminded of a similar exchange which I walked away from, some six years back. At that time, I had just put in my papers at Nokia, to start my … Continue reading

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