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Remembering the Pop Up Museum of Memories

In this blog post, I want to revisit our Museum of Memories. This was a one-day only event held on 15 December 2012, with live art, videos, dance, music, theater, fashion, technology, alternate reality games and more, all locatedwithin a 60,000 square feet empty Godrej warehouse that was scheduled to be razed the very next day. When I first stumbled […]

Posted on: 10-01-2013
In: Columns
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Thoughts from the Impakt Festival in Utrecht

In the Kiker Theatre on my last night in Utrecht, I witness a YouTube battle. Audience members have lined up their most bizarre, fabulous or pathetic videos on the theatre screen and all of us vote on which stays and which gets eliminated by choosing to wear funny paper hats. Rohan Sehgal, my new desi […]

Posted on: 12-12-2012
In: Columns
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Notes from INK 2012 and the first #NAMA conference

I zoom into my friend Nikhil Pahwa’s #NAMA conference amidst a cloud of dust while listening to the despicable-ubiquitous Honey Singh on the car stereo. Dust another day in Gurgaon, concrete paradise of India, but what makes this day special is the pride I feel at seeing Nikhil and Medianama’s success. At the conference, Nandan Nilekani […]

Posted on: 14-11-2012
In: Columns
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Lost and font: Notes from Kyoorius Designyatra 2012

 The last time I went to Kyoorius Designyatra was in 2007. It was raining heavily in Goa and the conference venue (a gigantic white tent) was sunk in water.  Complete chaos reigned in terms of the conference’s organization, with speakers not showing up or backing out at the last minute and I had mixed feelings […]

Posted on: 08-10-2012
In: Columns
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History booked

In this blog post, I want to talk about how we remember the past. Maybe I’m becoming older, in wanting to look back more. I certainly spend my own birthdays in going back to childhood places and remembering how things were, instead of partying mindlessly. I find that it helps to ground me, and give […]

Posted on: 09-08-2012
In: Columns
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Jugaad Innovation

I recently spent some time with Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja, the authors of the new business book Jugaad Innovation. Jugaad, as you might know, is a Hindi word that can mean different things from a low cost fix that is imperfect but just good enough, to something innovative that comes from being […]

Posted on: 20-07-2012
In: Columns
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