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The Role of Social Media in Elections


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 15, 2014

The recently concluded General Elections are special in more ways than one. The emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party, the increasing participation of the common man and the shift of focus from casteism to development, are all welcome changes. Not only has the mood of the nation vis-a-vis the elections changed, but the medium has also changed drastically with the advent of the social media. More...

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2013 - The Year That Was


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
December 31, 2013

December-end is time for celebration, introspection and New Year resolutions. This article aims to introspect on the year (2013) gone by; to understand the hits and misses. More...

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Google's 11/11 Alert


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
October 31, 2013

Come 11 November, 2013 and Google would implement some major changes in its Terms of Service. The moot question is how many people are actually aware of the current Terms of Service to bother about the updates? Well, there are a sizeable number of people like me who do care and actually go through the updates. So, here is a brief for the benefit of those who are so busy using Google and its myriad of services that, ironically, they do not have time to pay heed to what Google itself is trying to tell them. More...

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Narendra Modi's 'Being PM' Plan


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
July 30, 2013

Given the current political scenario, to ‘not’ say that Narendra Modi is likely to be the next Prime Minister of our country, is to risk being discarded as ignorant and naïve. So, having established this as a foregone conclusion, let us look at what Modi’s plans or focus areas could be and should be, if he actually becomes the head of the next government at the centre. More...

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The Lobby Against Lobbying


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
December 26, 2012

The recent passage of the bill for allowing FDI in Retail was marred by political bickering, parliament disruptions, walkouts, consideration of the no-confidence vote, numerous media debates, obvious backhand dealings, and public posturing by politicians. If all this mayhem wasn’t enough, a new dimension was recently added – lobbying. More...

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Know Your Facebook


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
November 27, 2012

Two significant events related to Facebook have occurred recently. First, the arrest of two Mumbai girls for their Facebook comments about Bal Thackeray. The second, related to an announcement by Facebook itself about the change in its Data Use Policy. Even though the second event is a big one and affects all users of Facebook directly, sadly, the event has not made big news. More...

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The Compulsions and Repercussions of Compulsory Licensing


Zee Business
September 02, 2012

The recent erosion of investor confidence in India that is doing the rounds in corporate circles is due to a variety of self-defeating strategies that have been adopted by the government. Here is a look at one of government’s such decisions that has got the international community sit up and take notice. More...

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Non Alignment 2.0: India and Pakistan


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
April 09, 2012

A bunch of Indian think tanks recently came up with a comprehensive paper called Non Alignment 2.0 after over a year of deliberations. The objective of this paper is to provide guidance to India’s foreign and strategic policy over the next decade. This paper is a must read for anyone who wants a snapshot of India and its international relations. More...

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Google, A Super Parent?


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
February 05, 2012

Google recently announced its new privacy policy. Is it not a good thing that a company is giving a prior notice to its users about its changed privacy policy? Why are many people getting apprehensive about this soon to be implemented policy? Here’s a look at what the hype is all about. More...

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The Call For Recall


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
November 05, 2011

There are some issues that stir public emotions and have the power to unite strangers. The recent Anna Hazare movement against corruption is one such example. Many people are supporting the Jan Lokpal Bill without even being aware of the consequences of the same just because it falls under the anti-corruption banner. Anna Hazare’s latest demand of constituting a Right to Recall also runs the danger of being yet another demand that can garner popular support without paying much heed to the adverse consequences. More...

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Congress' Hidden Agenda


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
October 08, 2011

The Congress party does not want to come back to power in 2014. At least so it seems. Otherwise, why else would it act the way it is acting right now? Why else would it turn complacent? Why else would it stay away from the ‘aam aadmi’ in whose very name it got elected? Why else would it sleep in its ivory tower? More...

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Brand 'Anna'


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
September 07, 2011

Anybody who aspires to be a marketing professional or an entrepreneur must study the Anna Hazare movement - not only for what it aspires to achieve but, how it is achieving it. Anna Hazare is a brand already that stands for truth, justice, honesty, courage and conviction; a feat very few brands can boast of. More...

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UPA-III For 2014


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
August 07, 2011

Looking at the current scenario, to even suggest the possibility of the Congress or the UPA winning the 2014 general elections would seem preposterous. But, as they say, even a week is a long time in politics hence, anything can happen three years later. So, how can the Congress achieve this seemingly impossible goal? More...

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Crimes of Passion


Zee News & SpiceZee, Zee Exclusive
July 10, 2011

The Neeraj Grover case is talk of the town these days. The main cause of distress is the rationale given by the judge for a mild punishment. According to the judgement, it was a ‘crime of passion’, a crime committed under extreme circumstances when emotions take over man. It just happened! So, what is this ‘crime of passion’ that just happened? More...

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The Anna Side-Effect


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
June 09, 2011

A couple of months back Anna Hazare went on a fast unto death to protest against growing corruption in India. There is no doubt that he has helped highlight the problem that has been ignored for many decades but, inadvertently he has done some damage too. He has set a trend that can have grave consequences. More...

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Right To Be Forgotten


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 09, 2011

Nobody would contest the fact that the Internet has revolutionized our lives. Like everything, the Internet too has brought with it its share of challenges. The biggest among them is the threat to people’s privacy. The European Union is leading the debate about the ‘Right to be forgotten’. So, what is this right all about? Do individuals actually have a right to be forgotten? More...

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Excuses Galore


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
February 18, 2011

It is said that he who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else. Common sense demands that one agrees to it but, what about our dear politicians? They have an excuse ready for every failure or mishap or vice. Thus, it would be more appropriate to say that he who is good at making excuses is sure to succeed as a politician. More...

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On the way to 7, RCR


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
December 13, 2010

"Will he?"; "Won't he?"; These are questions often asked with reference to Rahul Gandhi's candidature for prime ministership sometime in future. For many, it is not even "Will he?" but, "When will he?" People cannot be blamed for this premature conclusion, given the history of Indian politics and the obsession with dynasty rule. More...

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Singh Is King


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
November 16, 2010

No, this piece of writing is not about the famous Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar or his movie, but about the real life Singh of India who is currently ruling the country. Dr Manmohan Singh has an impeccable record of excelling in everything that he does. He has put to rest many of his criticisms and will continue doing so with his sheer dedication and focus. More...

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CWG: Lessons Learnt


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
October 17, 2010

Finally, the Commonwealth Games 2010 are over and we have been fairly successful in hosting this mega event. It is good to rejoice over our victory of sorts in hosting the Games but, we must not forget the dark side in the euphoria. Now that the Games are still fresh in our minds, it is the right time to ponder over the events and learn some lessons, before they fade in our memory. More...

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Governance Transparency


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
October 07, 2010

In times when one is used to hearing the term 'governance deficit' more often especially due to the current crisis in the Kashmir Valley, the term 'governance transparency' comes as a surprise. No doubt that the former would have made a catchier headline but, the latter too deserves attention. More...

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Political Play With Words


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
September 27, 2010

Politics is a very complex field; more so because it involves human relationships with a variety of objectives in mind. Politicians have their own lexicon. They have a unique art of expressing the same situation in different words, depending on which side of the table they are. Such ambiguous expressions help the politicians evade uncomfortable situations and make good of opportunities. More...

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Dilli Meri Jaan...


Zee News & SpiceZee, Zee Exclusive
August 28, 2010

Someone once said, "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." This decades old quote holds true even today and the Commonwealth Games is a befitting example. The recent launch of the theme song for Delhi by Euphoria is the icing on the cake. It takes optimism to dizzying heights. More...

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Ulta Pulta Nitin (Gadkari)


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
August 02, 2010

Nitin Gadkari was chosen as the president because he was seen by many in the BJP as a clear thinker, an organiser and as someone who has a forward-looking attitude. This was before he was elected as the party president but, half a year down the post, he has not done much to prove his supporters right. Instead, he has landed himself into one controversy after another due to his loose comments. More...

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Trader's Delight


Zee News & Zee Business, Zee Exclusive
July 21, 2010

Those who follow the developments on the stock market would agree that not every stock price movement is linked to the fundamentals of a company. There are many other factors like global and domestic economic and political developments, private agreements, third party assessments, and above all, market sentiment that affect the stock price movements. It is these factors that are a trader's delight. More...

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Indian Ads and Cannes


Zee News & SpiceZee, Zee Exclusive
July 14, 2010

Cannes Lions Advertising Festival is a much awaited event for the international communications fraternity and India is no exception. However, the kind of media attention that it is receiving even after the Festival has concluded, makes one wonder as to what is the message that is being sent across? Are the numerous debates and comments about our dismal performance in bringing home the awards doing justice to the creative talent of our country? More...

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Liability of Independent Directors


Zee News & Zee Business, Zee Exclusive
June 26, 2010

The role of Independent Directors on the Board of a company is under scrutiny once again after the Bhopal gas tragedy verdict. The magnitude of the disaster is such that extreme emotional reactions are justified. But, companies cannot run on such emotional reactions alone. One has to take a logical and rational view of every incident. More...

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Fuel Price Hike: The Bigger Picture


Zee News & Zee Business, Zee Exclusive
June 12, 2010

With the under-recoveries of oil marketing companies soaring, the government is not left with many options but, to deregulate the petroleum prices. Will the government bite the bullet? More...

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The 'Real' Real GDP


Zee Business, Zee Exclusive
June 04, 2010

The latest economic data showed that the GDP growth is on right track and is fast returning to the pre-crisis levels. But what about the growth and development on the ground? Does the common man stand to gain? More...

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Lead By Example


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 24, 2010

Some say leaders are born while others say they can be made. In either case, leadership is not easy to come. Many people leave no stone unturned to get a coveted position of power and once there, they feel assured that they have become leaders. This is the biggest mistake one can make because leadership is not about the position but, about the action. More...

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Better Off Being Allies


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 11, 2010

According to the 'Pareto Principle' or the '80-20 rule', for many events 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. The recently concluded Budget Session of the Parliament is an excellent example of this principle. More...

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The Dishonoured Honour


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 05, 2010

Honour Killings have become so common that they cease to shock us anymore. However, they can be stopped by a little government intervention. More...

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Caste-based Census: To cast(e) or not?


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
May 04, 2010

The Opposition is demanding that caste should also be included as a parameter in the recently started nationwide Census. Superficial or man-made distinctions are a reality in India. We still judge people by their surnames, place of birth, skin colour, economic status and the like. More...

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Why single out Lalit Modi?


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
April 27, 2010

The unceremonious exit of Lalit Modi from the post of IPL commissioner, right after the IPL-III finals and a few hours before the IPL governing council meet, is bound to raise questions. More...

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Tharoor's Resignation: An Unrecognized Opportunity


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
April 24, 2010

The nation is divided over the issue of Tharoor's resignation. Some think that the government was justified in ousting him to prevent the UPA from any further embarrassment. On the other hand, many people, especially his Twitter fans, believe that it was unfair to ask Tharoor to resign when there has been no or little action against people with bigger charges. More...

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Mind Your Language


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
April 13, 2010

Words have the power to make or break one's career, relationships, reputation et al. They hold more significance for people in the public eye like the politicians, especially in this day and age of 24X7 media channels hungry for breaking news. More...

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What was Modi thinking?


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
March 31, 2010

The verdict on the 2002 riots is still not out but, the extensive media coverage that the riots received may have coloured our judgment. Many of us have already proven Modi and his allies as guilty. More...

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Mayawati versus Rajwati


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
March 23, 2010

The recent controversy over Mayawati's currency garland worth anywhere between 21 lakhs to 22.5 crores, makes one wonder whether she lives in the same India as the common man does? More...

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Women's Bill: To Be or Not to Be


Zee News, Zee Exclusive
March 20, 2010

Though the Women's Bill has been around for almost a decade and a half, the Manmohan-Sonia led government seems determined to take it to its rightful conclusion soon. More...

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A Road Less Travelled


The Statesman
August 27, 2006, Pg. 05

Pursuing MBA degree even when you are a working manager is beneficial in enhancing your skills and is propitious for people who are looking for a career change. More...

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