Twitter Dear Twitter: Where is thy India Time zone, INR payment option?

Twitter Dear Twitter: Where is thy India Time zone, INR payment option?

So, the other day I decided to add Twitter Ads to my recommended media strategy for small businesses. I like Twitter, always have since I started using it. It’s simple, effective, and can be a very efficient advertising platform. But then, during the set-up process, I discovered that Twitter does not list Indian Standard Time […]

Notes on Aviation Training Trends from APATS 2016

Notes on Aviation Training Trends from APATS 2016

Last week (August 30-31, 2016) saw a flurry of discussions and conferences at the two-day Asia Pacific Aviation Training Symposium (APATS) in Singapore. Attended by 559 delegates from 45 countries, representing 51 airlines, 234 companies, APATS 2016 saw 32 presentations on various operational and training matters, addressing some major training issues confronting the Asian aviation industry.  […]

The Train

I know this little boy who loves cars and trains. And why not? He’s at that age. So he plays with his assortment of little toy cars and a few toy trains. Curiously enough, he has never really seen a real train, nor for that matter does he really have a ‘train’ – he has a […]

“Equality is about the quality of education, not just any education”

“Equality is about the quality of education, not just any education”

Last week, I met an author. And a social entrepreneur. And an educator. And social activist. His name is Basu Rai, apparently a name he gave himself while he was growing up on the streets of Kathmandu. I learned several important lessons and this is an account of that interaction with Basu. I was at […]

Gamify This

Recently, I came across this toddler playing carrom with his dad. There was the carrom board with an assortment of carrom coins, no striker though. There was a plastic cap with some white powder in it and the two players. It was a curious setting and the adult was clearly out of place. The child […]


The world’s changing and it’s all happening right here in the living room, study or kitchen … basically, wherever you carry your internet-enabled phone (#everywhere). There was a time, a long time ago (I think it was last year), when the world was changing wherever the iPad was; and an even longer time before that […]

Wired, Differently

Product companies, no matter how visionary or big, just stop connecting the dots after a while and then spend their time ‘maintaining’ a product built 10 years ago. To my mind this difference is important because a product built even five years ago is going to really struggle to connect to anything today, keeping the whole […]

Hop, skip, jump

In the near future (say in about two decades), I don’t see computers (the way we know them now that is). I don’t see laptops, I don’t see iPads, maybe some palm-tops. Which is why the iPad does not excite me any more. I am bored of it. And bored of the smart-phone as well. And […]

Deadline app

I love deadlines … especially when they go past me, waving, some times kicking and screaming for my attention … maybe what I need is an app that will drag my attention to deadlines just before they have to be met and leaving me enough time to meet them. But  … that’s still work … ah, I […]