Protected: Reading for An Uneventful Summer

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Writing Under the Sword of ChatGPT

Suddenly about two months ago, social media, including LinkedIn was full of posts about the promise and potential of ChatGPT, the generative AI platform from OpenAI. Most of the excitement stemmed from the fact that Microsoft was in talks to acquire OpenAI, the tech company behind ChatGPT, for an undisclosed sum. It is reported that… Continue reading Writing Under the Sword of ChatGPT

Expand and Reform CBAM For the World

I have been writing about EU’s CBAM on my blog ever since I read about it in The Economist, so it came as a surprise to me that CBAM is to go into effect in October this year. I had in fact, written after the climate summit at Glasgow, that it was disappointing to read… Continue reading Expand and Reform CBAM For the World

What India Inc’s Earnings Tell Us About the Indian Consumer

After the highs of corporate earnings in the first half of 2022, we ought to be prepared for a more moderate showing in this, the last quarter of India’s fiscal year 2023. The slowing down or moderation in corporate earnings follows from a slowdown in economic activity, and especially due to the positive base effects… Continue reading What India Inc’s Earnings Tell Us About the Indian Consumer

What Ails Private Sector Investment?

Just three years ago, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many including The Economist were writing about governments getting bigger. Governments did indeed get bigger, as it was their responsibility to control the pandemic and provide relief to vulnerable families across the world. While the kinds of relief and stimulus packages differed from country… Continue reading What Ails Private Sector Investment?

World’s Most Populous Country or World’s Largest Market?

You could say both of the Indian economy and you would be right. We are not merely the fastest growing major economy, we are also the most populous nation now, as the Financial Times recently reported. They said India is likely to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation sometime this month, or at… Continue reading World’s Most Populous Country or World’s Largest Market?

Protected: Staying Human in the World of AI

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Rebrand, Refresh, Rethink – the What and Why of Change

These days, there is a lot of discussion on rebranding, brand refresh and brand rethink in the advertising and brand communications industry. Not sure that is a good sign, because ideally brands ought to be consistent in their product offerings as well as in the way they relate to consumers. In fact, an article shared… Continue reading Rebrand, Refresh, Rethink – the What and Why of Change

When Democracy Itself Becomes a Distraction

With more state elections in India this year and then, the parliamentary elections next year, India is once more in election mode. Many are billing the assembly elections the semi-final before the finals in 2024. As far as the ruling BJP party is concerned, that could well be true. The first round of the semi-finals… Continue reading When Democracy Itself Becomes a Distraction

Aukus-Pocus and All That Quad

A trilateral meeting in San Francisco made international news quietly, if that is possible, a few weeks ago. Australia, UK and the US, part of the trilateral group AUKUS, announced a nuclear-powered submarine that the US will help Australia deploy in the Pacific. The news died as quietly as it broke. Not too many seemed… Continue reading Aukus-Pocus and All That Quad