Brexit and the luxury brands of Britain

(A version of this article appeared in LiveMint on November the 17th, 2016.) British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India and trade talks with her Indian counterpart take me back to the midsummer’s day in 2016. We in Britain woke up to find that the Leave campaign, colloquially called Brexit, had won the referendum. The pound plummeted … Continue reading Brexit and the luxury brands of Britain

The design challenge called Indian traffic [2]

An earlier, admittedly ranty post documented the weirdness that is Indian traffic. Though it focused more on vehicular traffic than on pedestrians, any good traffic system design should enable peaceful co-existence of both vehicles and pedestrians. I have spent some time thinking about traffic systems since I have been able to observe traffic in several … Continue reading The design challenge called Indian traffic [2]

Four For Friday (18)

This week's interesting reads leaning towards culture and the web: University of Bristol research finds that professionals do not realise their vulnerability online, that principles of professionalism apply to social networks, and that most do not understand privacy guidelines. Now there's a surprise! And on the subject of motivation and use of praise as a … Continue reading Four For Friday (18)