End of the year reflections are a moment to look back at the trail again. Writing suffered in the second half of 2014. This has been an overriding concern. But at its cost I could give a start to my teaching career.
With waters getting polluted, small and big fishes are affected equally. Perhaps in proportion to their size. It appears quite similar in business as well, where a stifling, unsupportive and corrupt operating environment of a country affects its own potential as well the businesses operating in that country. Last week I wrote of how we … Continue reading The Beautiful Fabric – Govt & Businesses
This has been a busy week with fieldwork, travel and working on our business. Last evening I caught up an aidworker friend, who is taking a break from the regular string of assignments by doing something different - consulting on projects which are easy in their pace and aren't quite critical as the ones he … Continue reading Sri Lanka, India & Small Businesses
For those who have followed theAuthors Guild vs Google Inc case (which has been on for over 8 years now) would know that the court has ruled in favour of Google's book-scanning venture, ruling against the charge that this will deprive authors of their income from their books. The District Court judge used a rather interesting … Continue reading “Transformative” Use: Authors Guild vs Google
Aakar Patel’s column in Mint Lounge this morning is about why everything is not the government’s fault. It is a reasonable argument, which perhaps could be a bit comforting for those looking for some positive press for the UPA government. He goes on to list five reasons for why he thinks that the high growth … Continue reading A Parasitic Dependence