Revealed: South Africa’s cunning top-secret plan


A cricket quiz to begin the post today. Trivia Question 1: Connect the following : Waqar Younis (Pak) Neil Williams (Eng) Paul Reiffel (Aus) Ujesh Ranchod(Zim) Ruwan Kalpage (SL) Mark Ealham (Eng) Franklyn Rose (WI) Adam Dale (Aus) Neil Johnson (Zim) Naimur Rahman (Bang) Jermaine Lawson (WI) Jacob Oram(NZ) Nathan Hauritz (Aus) Monty Panesar (Eng)…

Amazing how far a rupee can go


For today’s post, I have reproduced a letter I received yesterday from my friend Prashant. I know Prashant and Ads for many years now and they are among my closest friends. I can without hesitation tell you that when Aditi endorses Vatsalya, she knows what she is talking about. She has spent the better part…

SIMplify – What an Idea, Idea !


Two consecutive posts ¬†involving telecom advertising. Guess it IS¬†the most prominent form of advertising there is in India. Especially the Idea campaigns. Some are great, some are good, some average but the overall campaign is fast becoming the equivalent of the Amul campaign from the 80’s. Which is to say, that the company seems to…

Michael – Still the king of Pop


Does anyone else remember buying a Michael Jackson cassette ? I do. “Off the Wall” was the first MJ cassette I bought. I had been introduced to the magic of Michael on some Doordarshan TV show and was told that MJ was a greater dancer than disco-dancer Mithun (“was that even possible?” my young mind…

There’s “something” about India- Behold 2011


Global investors: The age of the Indo-phile. Global investors seem to love India currently.For anyone who “knows” anything about Indian markets, there is one thing that they will tell you immediately about 2010. FIIs (or Foreign Institutional Investors – a catch-all term used to refer to those mega investment banks and mysterious hedge funds and…