Social Media

Don’t underestimate the power of a common man!

So, we have become a democracy now. Let me put things in perspective. Indian democracy has so far been elected and influenced by people who don't know any better. As I mentioned in my last piece, only people who voted were: Very poor - Who are always occupied in the fight to earn a basic livelihood and have no knowledge of democracy and/or growth. They are simply swayed by false promises and are often bought by money, alcohol or other immediate material gains. If it’s all about providing basic food to people, then shouldn't we simply go back to being an agricultural society, close m... Read More

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Hurray! We are finally a democracy!

Ba-adab, ba-mulayza, hoshiyar. Bells are ringing, trumpets are blowing the red carpet is rolled out. As the election results are out, television, print and online media will see heated debates and read in-depth analysis. While the winning party might celebrate and pop that champagne, the losing party will reposition its 2014 LokSabha poll strategy. Also, while the party spokespersons try to be at their defensive and offensive best, there is one major change (*apart from the satta-parivartan ofcourse) that has occurred- we have found our voice! A voice that has compelled the top leadership t... Read More

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Facebook & the primacy of human touch

I have been THINKING!! Thinking about all that is going on around us. I am not talking about the rape case, the murder case and other gruesome crimes we have witnessed recently. I am talking about how we as a society are rapidly becoming oblivious to our surroundings. I very strongly believe that the advent of social media (and other technology making communication"easy") has taken us away from everything else.  We are living in times when people can have fully wholesome lives and hundreds and hundreds of Facebook friends (or chat friends or Twitter followers) without actually having... Read More

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Another Blog.. Why? Why? Why?

I have been running a social media agency for years now, and have shied away from starting a blog of my own.. Weird, right!! Well, come to think of it, not so weird. Everybody in the social media industry seems to want to right, some prolific great writers, and others just like to hear themselves (read in this case).. :-) No need to start another one of the self-fulfilling kinds.. I have started this blog with an intention of making this a diary of my experiences, and share those with my readers. I will love to hear feedback, so feel free to shoot if you want..... Read More

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