Flipkart vs. Amazon, HP vs. Lenovo - what is it about Twitter that has brands behaving like impulsive kids?

Flipkart vs. Amazon, HP vs. Lenovo – what is it about Twitter that has brands behaving like impulsive kids?

So the good guys at Reddit found that someone from Flipkart ordered from Amazon and posted a pic. Some over-enthusiastic person at Flipkart, manning their Twitter handle couldn’t let go of the opportunity and offered this retort. Others egged Amazon and I was ransacking my brain on what their comeback would be… if it’d as abrasive as Flipkart’s swagger, or… Read more →

Streaming in and out of WPP Stream India 2015

Streaming in and out of WPP Stream India 2015

Stream India 2015 is my first unconference experience. The format is mighty interesting and untethering! Participants are asked to jot down their topics on a board and given the limited slots available for discussions (48 slots per day; 8 concurrent sessions, across 6 one-hour slots), people need to make up their mind and list their topics fast. Discussions on Day 1… Read more →

A fictional aftermath of the IndiGo-harassment incident

A fictional aftermath of the IndiGo-harassment incident

Watch this video, first: And then, this (warning: his smile is incredibly creepy and disconcerting!): Then, read this piece from BuzzFeed India: This Video Of An Indian Girl Confronting Her Alleged Harasser On A Flight Is Going Viral (Pic courtesy, BuzzFeed India) Now, read this *entirely hypothetical* (meaning, ‘imaginary’) piece on the aftermath of this incident. There is no sarcasm,… Read more →

Does it make me a 'bad person' if I liked AIB Knockout? And other such existential questions.

Does it make me a ‘bad person’ if I liked AIB Knockout? And other such existential questions.

If you haven’t seen AIB (All India Bakchod) Knockout – The Roast of Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh yet, you should perhaps check your internet connectivity and if you’re working on Gmail offline. It has raked up a million views in 24 hours and is the topic of discussion almost anywhere online. The only thing that can seemingly topple its… Read more →

Nexus 6 - a month later...

Nexus 6 – a month later…

I bought this new Nexus 6 almost on a whim. I have been wanting to change my phone (from Samsung Galaxy S4) for no specific reason other than the fact that I was getting bored with the earlier one I had. It went a bit sluggish after an year+ of usage, but I did a factory reset and things were… Read more →

From the 'end', to 'death' of apps as we know them?

From the ‘end’, to ‘death’ of apps as we know them?

I read recently that the Chinese mobile browser, UBWeb (owned by Alibaba) is partnering with Facebook to offer push notifications from Facebook used via UCWeb’s mobile web interface. Even when the user closes that browser window, if opted-in, they’d continue to get push notifications in their mobiles! I tried this and it worked flawlessly – the 2nd one in the screenshot here… Read more →

Welcome to the future of office, Facebook at Work

Welcome to the future of office, Facebook at Work

The recent, formal launch of Facebook at Work has invited a lot of opinions already. There are people who are looking forward to what it can do over and above office collaboration tools (like Alan Lepovsky’s perspective) like Yammer and there are people who think it is a pointless launch (my friend, Gautam Ghosh’s point of view). And then there… Read more →