Brand Development, Explained

I recently wrote a set of slide presentations for SlideShare to explain very simply, what brand-building is all about and I thought it might be worth sharing them with my blog’s readers and subscribers as well. In recent years, brands have become more significant in a company’s operations and there are entire new disciplines emerging… Continue reading Brand Development, Explained

Ovid in the Time of Covid: Chaos

As we begin 2021, I thought of sharing a new monthly piece in place of Owl About Words, in which I shared Ivor Brown’s views of various English words, their origins, usage, etc. from his book, Just Another Word. As TS Eliot wrote in Four Quartets: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language… Continue reading Ovid in the Time of Covid: Chaos

What next for Britain and Europe after Brexit?

Boris Johnson has “got Brexit done” and it was hard to miss the photograph of him cheerfully grinning with a thumbs-up sign in newspapers even in India. Phew! What a relief, is what most Britons must be thinking. Surely, they are not feeling terribly ecstatic over Brexit. Especially not when the country is also grappling… Continue reading What next for Britain and Europe after Brexit?

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

That seems to be the state of the luxury industry, that has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. When certain sectors of economies have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19, it is to be expected that the luxury industry too will be adversely impacted. That’s because the consumption of luxury goods is closely connected… Continue reading All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

Our Sense of Time During a Pandemic

2020 has flown. But then, we say that every year, don’t we? Perhaps. But there’s no denying that this year has been different in many ways. Swept up in all its changes, it is possible that we scarcely noticed how fast it’s gone by. Take the pandemic lockdowns, for instance. I think many of us… Continue reading Our Sense of Time During a Pandemic

Crises Make Us Hope for Change

Merely a decade ago, we were barely recovering from the 2008 Financial Crisis. Most of the world was still reeling from the domino effect it sent across the world through the global financial system. Even countries that were not part of the globalized world of finance were impacted through the effects it had on trade… Continue reading Crises Make Us Hope for Change

Writings on The Wall #15: New Year Gift

Hello readers. Hope you are all enjoying a safe festive season in 2020. While the coronavirus pandemic rages around the world, there is hope in the new vaccines that are being produced. And perhaps those of us lucky enough to make it through 2020 can look forward to a better new year. The festive season… Continue reading Writings on The Wall #15: New Year Gift

History of Burma, But Which One?

I am back to reading non-fiction now, as you can tell. My father bought The Hidden History of Burma early this year and I thought it’s time I read it. Thant Myint-U, the author, being the grandson of U Thant, former UN Secretary General, was an important draw, of course. It’s a country I first… Continue reading History of Burma, But Which One?

Owl About Words: Glimmer of Hope

These days, there is a lot of hope being pinned on the new vaccines that are being produced around the world. And there is finally a glimmer of hope in this long Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world. The word that I have chosen for this month from Ivor Brown's book, Just Another Word,… Continue reading Owl About Words: Glimmer of Hope