Category Archives: Commerce

Techno-Social News Tidbits

Here’s some inter­est­ing news sto­ries from the past few days. It’s not 42, like Dou­glas Adams thought it would be. It’s 26. BBC reports that research has proved that a Rubik’s cube can be returned to its orig­i­nal state in no … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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On The Origins of Homo Mathematician and Professor Calculus

On the occa­sion of India’s 60th Inde­pen­dence Day, the news world and blo­gos­phere is abuzz with the news sto­ry that Cal­cu­lus was cre­at­ed in India, 250 years before New­ton. The offi­cial news source says: A lit­tle known school of schol­ars … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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High Cost Locust Alert!

While India may be an attrac­tive low-cost out­sourc­ing des­ti­na­tion, it is also an attrac­tive des­ti­na­tion for locusts! The UN’s Food and Agri­cul­tur­al Orga­ni­za­tion has warned of a locust threat in India and Pak­istan: Recent heavy rain­fall in Pak­istan and west­ern … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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India and China in the Offshoring Race

Inter­est­ing para­dox­i­cal news on this front today. Around a month back, For­rester research came out with a report titled “China’s Dimin­ish­ing Off­shore Role”. “When For­rester first looked at China’s off­shore and glob­al deliv­ery mod­el (GDM) role near­ly two years ago, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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India’s Ingenuous Condom Usage

While India plans a six-fold increase in spend­ing to tack­le AIDS, it is des­per­ate­ly search­ing for its own Mr. Con­dom: Mechai Vira­vaidya, a for­mer Cab­i­net min­is­ter in Thai­land, emerged as an AIDS-fight­­ing cru­sad­er in the ‘90s with an aggres­sive cam­paign … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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e-Literacy or Obliteracy

India’s Ker­ala state gov­ern­ment is count­ing on open-source soft­ware to boost its IT lit­er­a­cy rate. “Ker­ala has always been a leader in lit­er­a­cy, and now we want to make Ker­ala a leader in e-lit­er­a­­cy,” said Ker­ala Chief Min­is­ter V. S. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The buzzzz over Crezzzzendo

On the heels of my ear­li­er post on con­dom adver­tis­ing in India, comes this. Protests in Mad­hya Pradesh over Crezen­do, a vibra­­tion-enhanced con­dom, reached a crescen­do in polit­i­cal cir­cles. Kudos to the Union Health Min­is­ter, Rama­doss, for stick­ing to his … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dip, Dipper, Dipping…

Imag­ine being in charge of AIDS-pre­ven­­tion in India, where you’ve to mar­ket con­doms to the mass­es, amidst this country’s socio-reli­­gious-con­ser­v­a­­tive­­ly charged atmos­phere. Rather than cring­ing at the thought, some peo­ple actu­al­ly rise up to it, and pro­duce some great adver­tis­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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