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My First Podcast Interview: Thanks to the WMA

On the sidelines of my talk at Social Conclave 2015 in Bangalore, I had a wonderful time being interviewed for a podcast by Suresh Babu of Web Marketing Academy. The interview can be listened here: Social With The Mind Reader, Omni Channel Consultant & Professor  PS: My interview starts at 19:25 but the other two interviews (with Ritu …

Attending the Shala

Attending the Shala

The Takshashila Institution, an independent networked think tank on India’s strategic affairs is vying “to create a shared understanding of India’s national interests that can serve as the intellectual bases for public policy”. At the recently hosted Takshashila Shala at Pune, I presented a 20-minute talk on the Propaganda Model of Communication (Chomsky-Hermann) and how …

Why can’t the media think? Don’t they have a brain?

Why can’t the media think? Don’t they have a brain?

Despite repeated requests from the NSG and the Army personnel to refrain from showing the live footage of the anti-terrorist operations at Mumbai, the media is playing out a farce and continuing to show sensitive live footage of the operations. I was just watching the NDTV guys play out a live act (yes, I choose …

When journalists goof up…

When journalists goof up…

Can you spot any difference in these articles on Manick Sorcar? Another Sorcar makes award-winning magic — By Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad Another Sorcar makes award-winning magic — Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad Perhaps looking at the P C Sorcar family-tree explains why some things are missing in the “reproduction” on Manick Sorcar’s website?! 🙂

Discussing SRK’s KBC…

Discussing SRK’s KBC…

Interesting thoughts… those expressed in the Blog entry KBC ‘un’gyan. I agree on the celebrity episodes being staged… Actually, this was evident even when Mr AB was hosting the show; and I would be surprised if you missed it then. I think SRK has tried to bring a difference to the way the show interacts …

Drink to live ?

Drink to live ?

Thanks to Slashdot, I hit upon the MSNBC article Want to live longer? Toss back a few cocktails, which quotes a recent research to say “alcohol in moderation may extend life span”. An Italian study “based on pooled data from 34 large studies involving more than 1 million people and 94,000 deaths” concludes that “drinking …

Tune in to Magic Broadcast

Tune in to Magic Broadcast

Season’s greetings to you, my friend! Following up on my write-up about magical blogs, I thought it best to push some agenda and try to get more of my magician friends connected. The IndianMagique eGroup completed three years of existence on December 03. It is alive and kicking thanks to the support of nearly 40 …

The Russians are the real victors…

The Russians are the real victors…

[…] Britons who imagine that “we won the war” need to think again.[…] While Britain and America still insist they defeated the Nazis, Norman Davies points to the overwhelming evidence that they were minor partners… And it was the Russians who really won it!