The fun and profit approach to anti-corruption

There is big attention to corruption these days. People are exhorted to stop supporting corruption, to blow the whistle when they witness corruption, etc. At the same time, after much noise, few are actually doing it. After much thinking, I concluded that it was because: Corruption provides some advantage. Corruption makes things easier by bypassing lengthier processes. Bribes allow an unfavorable authority to be converted into a more pleasing one. Most people dislike being in…

"The fun and profit approach to anti-corruption"

A Tin-Pot Editor

When words that convey extreme contempt are used, they ought to be used with responsibility, if at all they must be used. For, is not telling people what to think an insult to their ability to reach conclusions? This post is about an article by Sujata Anandan where she essentially calls Anna Hazare a Tin-pot dictator and condemns his dictatorial policies. I would like to address several things in her article. Flogging of alcoholics As…

"A Tin-Pot Editor"

The importance of media in crisis

We see crisis situations happen all the time. Be they natural or man made. Media plays an important role in dispersing situation about them. However, I find that there is crucial lack of coverage in natural disasters that is counterproductive to the recovery of the region. If there is a bomb blast, for example. Along with news about causes and the actual incident, we have reports of the dead and injured. We have journalists who…

"The importance of media in crisis"

Media for a new India

We say a lot about what the problem is with media, but we rarely look at what media could be. So…. of course, I write 😀 My main point in this is that media reflects reality, but media also influences reality. Media holds a lot of power to influence change. And it is power that is largely squandered in the present time. It could be used more actively. Films (also Ad Films) Films have a…

"Media for a new India"