Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
"We don't know if Bezos bought the Post as an act of altruism or business genius, or something in between. What we do know is that, at Amazon, he learned, and taught, the right lessons. “The three big ideas at Amazon are long-term thinking, customer obsession, and willingness to invent,” Bezos said recently. Precisely the ones the news industry now needs."
Thursday, August 08, 2013
India has just witnessed a unique event - its first green referendum in which people had to vote for or against a mining project. The results are out though the process of referendum has not yet concluded. A majority of people have already voted against the project. Unlike parliamentary or assembly elections, this referendum is an open process. Out of 12 'constituencies' that are part of this unprecedented exercise, eight have said no to the project with an overwhelming majority. So the result of the referendum in the rest four does not matt
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Saturday, August 03, 2013
You can’t precisely compare conditions in America and China, and I’m not saying that the widespread surveillance and secrecy that Manning and Snowden have exposed in the U.S., as frightening as it is, is the same as the forceful suppression of dissent and civil liberties in China. Or at least not yet. But the Nobel committee now has an opportunity to declare its independence, balance the scales a little on its most lamentable decisions, and make clear to Americans and the whole world that China isn’t the only superpower to go down the dark and dangerous road toward tyranny.