General, Sports

Controversially Yours, says Shoaib A.


I like autobiographies. Especially of cricketers. Good cricketers. Good & Passionate cricketers. Bought a lot of them whilst at university in England. Shoaib Akhtar's 'Controversially Yours' is out for purchase now! You can get a copy at Flipkart here. Before proceeding any further, I wish to make one thing very clear - I played a… Continue reading Controversially Yours, says Shoaib A.

General, Movies

Evolution or Degradation of Bengali Cinema?


Only God Almighty knows. Being a great fan of neorealistic movies, of the likes of Satyajit Ray & Ritwik Ghatak, though I don't watch recent Bengali movies, but keep an eye on the reviews online. One movie with hundreds of reviews and talk shows and debates and arguments is - Chatrak. Mushrooms it means. I thought… Continue reading Evolution or Degradation of Bengali Cinema?

General, Social Media, Work

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (Coming Soon)


Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is coming soon. Written by Walter Isaacson, this is supposed to be a good read. I have read a few books based on Steve's life, but unfortunately, leaving specific two, most of them have been utterly disappointing. The ones which I found excellent include: The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely… Continue reading Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (Coming Soon)

General, Movies, Social Media

Penniless Princess Paris Visits India


Paris Hilton. I love her. The world loves her. Tinkerbell loves her too (in case you're wondering who that is; no, that's not her latest boyfriend, but her 'accessory dog'). We completely understand Tinkerbell's predicament - must be cursing herself for having done some misdeed in her past life, thus, having born as Tinkerbell this life, having to… Continue reading Penniless Princess Paris Visits India

Social Media, Work

Be Brave. Be Hungry. Be Humble. Not an Idiot.


Steve Jobs founded Apple at 20. Made it a multi-billion $ company by 30. Got too egoistic. Lost vision. Got fired at 30. From his own company, ignominiously. Did he die out in the wild? No, he didn't. As history tells us, he came back even stronger, steered Apple Inc. to become the most valuable… Continue reading Be Brave. Be Hungry. Be Humble. Not an Idiot.

Social Media

Activated my ‘Timeline’ feature in Facebook


Activated my Facebook profile 'Timeline' feature which is a Developers feature, but can be setup by anyone for checking his/her own profile timelines. If you wish to setup this new feature in your Facebook profile, just follow these steps as shown by Mashable.com. Here's my Timeline feature in action... As shown in the screenshot, you… Continue reading Activated my ‘Timeline’ feature in Facebook

General

R.I.P Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (1941-2011)


A genius with one eye. Elegant and stylish batsman. One of Indian Cricket's finest captains ever, who epitomized the gentleman's game so brilliantly. Mansoor Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi) passed away yesterday evening. He was 70. I've never met him, in fact, never saw any of his cricketing clips as well. But definitely was a… Continue reading R.I.P Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (1941-2011)

Electronics, General, Work

HSBC Rewards Programme – My FREE Gift!


Always feels good to have a new wrist-watch. I have one - from Giorgio Armani (Emporio Armani Model# AR2006) collection. But felt excellent when received another new wrist-watch from HSBC earlier today. This I received against redeeming 2,000 points from the collected points against using my HSBC Platinum Credit Card. So checked a few weeks… Continue reading HSBC Rewards Programme – My FREE Gift!

General, Social Media, Work

Boy Dumps Girl on Facebook by Status Update, Girl Kills Herself


Technically, both are dorks. Idiots who don't deserve to be called part of civil society. Firstly, how on earth could a guy dump his gf via Facebook? That's so humiliating, and disgusting. I don't know who the guy in question is, but really, would STRONGLY ADVISE GIRLS NOT TO DATE HIM EVER. The problem is with the… Continue reading Boy Dumps Girl on Facebook by Status Update, Girl Kills Herself

Electronics, General, Work

Home Office @ Bangalore


Since past 3 months, am working for a NY-based Social Media CRM SaaS start-up - Sprinklr; the folks are amazing, and the work's exciting. Besides, we can work from home as well! Though this is great news for a few of our folks who live pretty far away from our offices in Indiranagar, but not much… Continue reading Home Office @ Bangalore

Social Media, Work

Facebook UI changes – Hit or a Miss?


A lot of user interface (UI) changes in Facebook. On the 'Home' tab, 'Lists' wherein we have 'Close Friends' and 'Family'. Looks like Facebook wishes to counter the Google+ Circle concept by introducing 'Lists' which end users can then personalize as per their needs. I have 4 Lists as of now: 'Close Friends', 'Family', '123Greetings.Com'… Continue reading Facebook UI changes – Hit or a Miss?

Social Media, Work

Where Klout Fails. Figuring ‘Brand Affinity Quantitatively’.


I like Klout - the influencer score, report and analysis. But I often feel the need of a more concrete analytics which is lacking as of now, detailed brand analysis and finally, some quantitative analysis on how web marketers could use an individual's Klout information (obtained from his twitter handle) for running focused geo-targeted campaigns.… Continue reading Where Klout Fails. Figuring ‘Brand Affinity Quantitatively’.

General, Work

Death of the Cubicles. Welcome the Open Agile Office Spaces.


I must acknowledge - I hate cubicles. Detest the cramped spaces most cubicles provide. In fact, if you're working in the BPO, KPO, LPO industry, I believe, 99.99999% companies have cubicles - which is the norm. So, I believe you cannot do anything about it. But if you're working in a creative agency, or a… Continue reading Death of the Cubicles. Welcome the Open Agile Office Spaces.

General, Social Media, Work

Signs of a Winner. How To Spot One.


How do you spot a winner when you see one? Well, there are two kinds of people on earth. Ones who make it big. Others who aspire to be one, but never make it. The difference doesn't lie in the land they were born, what they looked like, whether they were straight or gay, or… Continue reading Signs of a Winner. How To Spot One.

Social Media, Work

Mike, start a new Tech Blog. We can call it “TechFries” or “TechMunch”.


Acquisitions usually don't work out. This one didn't as well. Technically, with Mike Arrington gone and now Paul Carr leaving as well, all the 'happening' and 'exciting' stories of TechCrunch are a thing of the past. Only good guy left there is MG Siegler, and am sure, he must be under loads of pressure right now.… Continue reading Mike, start a new Tech Blog. We can call it “TechFries” or “TechMunch”.

Social Media, Work

ONLINE CHAT feature on LinkedIn – Is it COMING?


Facebook has finally included the long-awaited and overdue 'Subscribe Button'. What next - Is LinkedIn going to add an ONLINE CHAT feature similar to Facebook anytime soon? Well, cannot say as of now, but it's pure speculation. ONLINE CHAT - It's definitely one of the most important features that I miss at times being on LinkedIn… Continue reading ONLINE CHAT feature on LinkedIn – Is it COMING?

General, Social Media, Work

Amazon Entering India in 2012: What happens to smaller Indian e-Retailers?


The Indian e-Retailing scenario is expected to radically change soon. I must acknowledge - I love Myntra.com, Infibeam.com & Flipkart.com. Have spent hours and loads of cash on these sites - purchasing t-shirts, custom t-shirts, electronics - mobile accessories, printers, and innumerable books from these e-retailers in the recent past. But what happens when Amazon… Continue reading Amazon Entering India in 2012: What happens to smaller Indian e-Retailers?

General, Social Media, Work

Windows 8 Preview – First Looks Fail [OPINION]


Definitely a thumbs down. Not because I like Steve Jobs or have a few Macs lying around, but this makes no sense at all. Windows 8 Developer Preview which was released on Sept 13 @ the BUILD Conference - had nothing going for it from the very beginning. Steven Sinofsky (President, Windows & Windows Live… Continue reading Windows 8 Preview – First Looks Fail [OPINION]

General, Social Media, Work

New Social Media Site Skizzleville Launches Video Contest for Pre-Teens and Teens


Skizzleville.com - the new kid on the block is a social network dedicated to Pre-teens and Teens of today! With a rich UI and its own 3-D world, Skizzleville.com is touted to be the next Farmville.com. Kids Net World Wide is sponsoring a global video contest for pre-teens and teens who pre-register at Skizzleville.com for… Continue reading New Social Media Site Skizzleville Launches Video Contest for Pre-Teens and Teens

Clothing, Social Media

Arrington’s “UNPAID BLOGGER” Green T-shirt is a HIT


Arianna Huffington had called him "an unpaid blogger" at TechCrunch. Earlier today at TC Disrupt, when Arrington came onstage, he stripped off his shirt and had a green Tee on. "UNPAID BLOGGER" it said. Catch the live recording interview of Reid Hoffman on TC Disrupt with Mike wearing his green t-shirt. 🙂 For those of… Continue reading Arrington’s “UNPAID BLOGGER” Green T-shirt is a HIT