The Clash Of Clans!

As expected, the BCCI has rejected the offer of playing a day-night Test in Australia. The CoA was seeking some practice for the Indian players before they participated in a floodlit Test. It is a shame that despite having trialed Duleep Trophy matches in 2016 and 2017 with the pink ball, only four of India’s Test regulars featured in those matches. If only the BCCI were so serious about the format, they should have either made the national side cricketers play those games or staged D/N Ranji Trophy matches too.…

Little Red Book

This is a Chinese fashion house that’s raising $200 million from Tencent at a $2.5 Billion valuation. Have you heard of this fashion house and retailer at all? It’s easy. Google. See. But that’s not the point. Myntra started years back. Some good guys did what they did with it. Before it was bought over by a aggressive marketplace. It still does well enough to be quoted here and there. But no more. I don’t see it as a house of fashion. Neither are any of the other marquee brands…

Having Hairfall? Don’t worry!

Are you having a lot of hairfall and quite afraid that it may all fall out soon? In that case your fear is quite justifiable because hair loss is an issue which not even the renowned doctors can take care of sometimes making them shift to other artificial practices such as hair transplant, stem-cell treatment to name a few. Balding patterns are quite prevalent throughout the world. Doctors classify them as the type 1, type 2, type 3 and type 4 balding patterns. What we don’t understand is that to…

Flipkart – Beyond the Screen

Everyone has now written about Flipkart. Everyone knows about the payoff of $16 billion. Everyone is happy and everyone has gone home. Save a few who wonder what could have happened. So, what could have happened? Ever heard of ATB? No, not the Anti-Terrorist Bureau, people. It is Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. The three startups in China that grew up indigenous in China. The startups that did not take VCs at every turn and bring down their stockholdings. They were supported by the government policies of China. they made it…

Boot-Strapped

Straps were invented to hang things with. But they don’t behave very well. Bag straps are very notorious. They always manage to get very convoluted and finally hurt us when we walk or sit. I used to have a laptop bag that had a strap that was malnourished. It used to be twisted and torn. Maybe it used to reflect my state of mind, who knows. It was a thin strap for the heavy HP laptop. Don’t know if the bag makers were told about the final weight. The strap…