The Rise Of Indian Thought Leaders

Mahatma Gandhi endorsing products! I still remember being a bit shocked seeing Apple's 'Think Different' advertisement campaign in Silicon Valley a few years ago. It was initially disconcerting to see Bapu (as he is popularly known as in India) being used posthumously, to help sell products in a foreign land. Isn’t that branding at the … Continue reading The Rise Of Indian Thought Leaders

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Where Does Satire Stop?

The list of items that receive state protection from satire in the world's largest democracy is getting longer every day. Perhaps, we did not take Mr. Amit Shah’s calling Mahatma Gandhi, “chatur baniya” in the right sense. We have over 33,000 deities (plus the one "true" god and the prophet who must never be drawn), … Continue reading Where Does Satire Stop?