Author Archives: Ajay



Brexit to an outsider 0

Sure, EU will be a weaker world power without GB. Maybe, GB will probably end up opening its borders without having a say in EU policy. Maybe there will be a lot of financial turmoil too in the next couple of years. And it is too bad that the people who will have to live Read more…





The mother of all list challenges 0

I was wondering if someone would nominate me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – nobody did. I was wondering when someone would nominate me for the Booklist challenge – and someone did. But being the startupper that I am – I could not resist starting a challenge of my own. So here it is Read more…


ICICI, ACT – Customer Service Woes 0

Warning – long post, rant. Two occasions recently when customer service let me down. Both companies to which I have been loyal for a number of years. ICICI Bank – A cancelled transaction cost me Rs. 5000 in credit card charges. Yes, no typo. The merchant (international) refunded in full, but apparently ICICI has a Read more…



Good things about India 0

Everything is fixable. Most products are available in small packs. Nobody trashes a product just because it is not working. There is probably a way to fix it and fixed it will be. Almost a slap on the consumerist economy. From coffee powder to cars, most things are available in smaller sizes. Less wastage and Read more…


A free world 1

A few years ago, an American friend asked if it worries me that the Tatas are into everything and are so big in India. I retorted that I am more worried about Google’s pervasiveness than Tata’s. Sadly, we now have a new scarier competitor to corporations – Governments. Governments across the world, and in many Read more…