Africa, The Continent of Hope at Last

From medieval times, when Africa was known as the “Dark Continent” to now, it is ignorance about this vast land that rules popular perception. Then, little by little - although it has taken a very long time - explorers and writers began to shed some light on the continent. Or at least on small pockets…

Making Sense of the Millennial Myth

Millennials will go on to become the largest population cohort in the US this year. They’ve been bringing marketers and advertisers waves of excitement and anticipation, as the largest consumer group. They’ve also been bringing them nightmares. Everyone is busy studying this group of youngsters aged anywhere from 16 to 34 who comprise such a…

Largesse Oblige Needed

Large giveaways, sops to please various constituencies, tax concessions to win the middle class, etc. Nothing surprising in the interim (read election) budget announced a few days ago in India. But when you consider that the ruling party alliance came to power with the largest majority in a long time and on the back of…