I have grown up reading about power and what it means and what it does to people. Power was taught sometimes as money and sometimes as derived from control. However, the more I have delved into India, the more I realize how untrue this is.
India is a country run by the mob or the fear of the mob. It's not a country run by the politicians, it's not a country run by the businessmen.
All that businessmen try to do is control the politicians and all the politicians want to do is to have a mechanism to control the mob.
A logical question is: What is the mob? The mob is not a group of people, it... Read More...
It’s the biggest festival of India. Its what binds everyone together. Its one of the few things that transcends above caste, region, gender and believe it or not, even religion.
For years we have rejoiced the festival of Diwali like nothing else. But 2017 is different. The lackluster marketplaces, the missing euphoria, the reduced lighting, the dull scene all around, it is getting depressing.
In this madness of the fight between left and right wing, the social media conversations that seem to have taken over everything, we seem to not be paying attention to perhaps the best indicator of th... Read More...
This isn’t a normal job post, coz I don’t want to hire normal people. This isn’t another employee that I want for OMLogic. This is me hiring someone who will get to work directly with me on OMLogic Business Development, marketing, wacky projects, skunk research work; anything and everything exciting and interesting digital has to offer.
My criterion for hiring:
The person should work with a smile. I can’t tolerate much less work with frowning faces
The person should be a YES to work, always. If an opportunity comes, first explore with a Yes and eventually come to a No if its not good... Read More...
Delhi recently put a ban on the fire-crackers. While it’s a good
way to control the pollution, it is once again a demonstration of
innovative thinking that governments should do. It seems like our
government rates citizens at the lowest grade of importance for them
(specially this ever-ignored middle class). All their decision making
seems to come from an autocratic decree approach and people are just
expected to ‘live with it’. This sort of unimaginative thinking
used to be more prevalent in Islamic ruled countries earlier but is
not gaining much higher traction in India.
Lets firs... Read More...
Life is built on one basic principle – the extension and longevity of life itself. Every organism, every cell, everything is built with this one hardcoded algorithm.
In extreme cases such as where adrenaline takes over or where we have a brain freeze moment, the algorithm may reverse itself.
The only two other true facts important for any organism are better mate & better food. Longevity of the organism is the basic trait that governs reproduction. If a cell knows itself to be immortal, it may just cease to multiply or reproduce.
Knowing that to be the case, why is suicide co... Read More...
In a world where digital agencies keep flourishing and flopping...what sets us apart? People? Clients? Vibes? All of these certainly! But if we look closer...you’ll see him standing there. Smiling! The *funny man* who’s been sailing our vessel, quite steady and strong. As we rejoice recalling the good, bad, ugly moments of 10 years, we can’t help jotting down these utterly stupid and special things that only he can pull off! @KapGup: For once, stay chup and read on! This is for you. :)
Promotes cycling, drives a Merc Yep! That’s Mr. Kapil Gupta. He ta... Read More...
If you are here, we are sure you know that OMLogic is a pretty unique setup. We do things zaraa hatke. Some of these lead to the culture and happiness that largely defines us all in the company. Here are some examples of things you may not get to see elsewhere.
Let’s start with a controversial one: Ladke taadna in meetings and interviews. Yes, we have our own version of gender bias and objectification. Like everything else, it’s the reverse of what you usually see. Girls recommend to HR or BD to take onboard a specific lead based on how the boys there look. We have had girls come out o... Read More...
These are the moments that changed us as a company. These are what define us and our culture. These are what we will never forget.
Our belief in us – 1st October 2009: When we thought that the entire team will leave for the fears of job security. The old founding team was leaving the company and we had 2 Lacs revenue with 5 Lacs expenditure. No one and I mean no one left. Everyone did whatever they can as if they had a point to prove. As if they were all taken over by this ambition to show we can. That spirit has since become part of our inseparable culture.Cash flow positive – 1st Jan... Read More...
Happiness is one of our key 5 values. It is at the core of what we are as a company. It is what brings us back to work every day. This is why most of our ex-employees say “The new office is well an office, OMLogic was home.”
Flat Organization: It’s become a cliché for everyone to sound cool. But we don’t just say it, we do it. Everybody’s point of view is heard and valued, no matter how senior or junior.Single hall seating: We all sit in one hall, no matter what designation. We give the corner seats (corners in the aisle) to the quiet workers who like to work more. Not to the se... Read More...