Category Archives: politics

Not the Usual Yada- an Open Letter to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all digital platforms

All social networks and search engines need to start seriously working on a common code of conduct, which keeps people safe online. And it starts with people understanding what they can share, and what they can’t when they sign-in, whether they can read English, or any other language or none at all. 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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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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It’s Complicated!- Media, Messaging, Sustainability and Development

This week, I spent some time attending the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. TERI’s flagship event with marquee names as sponsors and heads of states as speakers, I had expected to be overwhelmed by the quality of thought leadership and statesmanship … Continue reading

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Social Media and Censorship- When Private becomes Public

I interrupt the series on Millennial Marketing to share the debate and raise a few questions on the unfolding drama of Social Media censorship. For those interested, you can check out the post on Marketing to Millennials here. Time magazine put a … Continue reading

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The Flip Side of Social Media

It’s time to end the silence. And what’s prompting me this time around is the flip side of social media. Having spent almost a year of talking, lecturing, Debating the worth and RoI of social media, and social networks as … Continue reading

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Co- creating with the Community- Satish Magar, Draft Land Acquisition Bill and farmers of Bhatta – Parsaul

“Can you help us make townships with our land?” asks Ajay Pal Singh, a farmer who has lost 300 bighas of land to Builders facilitated by the Greater Noida Development Authority in Bhatta-Parsaul. Lost? Says Singh, the Government (yes! The … Continue reading

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What’s so social about WikiLeaks? Is Julian Assange the poster boy of traditional media?

WikiLeaks! so what is it? Here’s what Wikipedia (still the community driven knowledge source on the web) says about it. WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. … Continue reading

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Social Shifts power Social Media: 7 reasons I got from the Mid-East

“Amma, why do 17 of us have to live in this room? why don’t we ask the sheikh next door, if he’ll let us use his pool?” Ok! I made that up. Rather, someone who I was discussing the tectonic … Continue reading

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