When Iniesta sat alone after the lights went out.

In sports, like in life, one day you need to move out of the arc lights. That day is defined by your mind. Physical injury and the management of sport is just one aspect. But the mind, till it ventures to switch off, the body does not give in.   Andre Agassi explained this in his autobiography “Open”. The frailty of the body is far superceded by the excellence of mind. His last Wimbledon was an excellent case in point. The mind needed another run at the championship. The body…

IBM Watson and how It’s taking on the world!

In the 19th century, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing were just theoretical concepts, which were slowly put into practice during the 20th century. Today, in 2017, IBM has successfully combined all three technologies into one super thinking cognitive system named “Watson”. Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s Deep QA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to…

The shared economic revolution is here!

Remember the days when TV used to be a new thing and suddenly the mother used to come and shut it off in the midst of something good saying it’s not good for the eye or the TV was getting hot, it would burst. And we would moan! Or now when we advise our children to keep their mobiles aside as it’s not good for health or the nonsense it is. Saw the evolution? Humans are still getting hooked as machines and eco-systems keep evolving. And we are already at…

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…

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…

Who had the Last Laugh?

  He appeared seriously disgruntled, head down, hands on his hips, contemplating the futility with a shake of his head, before reluctantly advancing towards the dressing room. Yes! I’m talking about Gianluigi Buffon. Someone who made his debut over 20 years ago and has been a role-model and motivator on and off the pitch. Throughout its journey from stardom to darkness and back to the very top, one name remained constant, Gianluigi Buffon. ZINEDINE ZIDANE: “ Say that again?”     9th July 2006. I was a vibrant kid back then…

The Boss of all Dishes

The craving, sorry the ‘lust’ began way back in 2011. As the bell rang on a Wednesday afternoon, as it glorified the lunch break, a student’s favourite hour of the day, the first thing we did was ask each other if we had enough cash. The minute we did, we considered ourselves worthy enough for the fight. We ran from our classrooms. The battle was on! There was no stopping us. I was never a runner, even going in the lift would leave me famished. But Wednesdays in my school…

Munna Bhai? No, it’s ‘Sanju’!

Can you all recognize the person in the poster? Yes!. It’s none other than our very own Ranbir Kapoor in and out as ‘Sanju’. One of the very few versatile and colorful actors that Bollywood can boast about without having to worry about anything else at least. We have seen bio-pics in the past from Milkha Singh to M.S. Dhoni to MC Mary Kom to the sensation of the south popularly known as ‘Silk’ where every director has been successful in making us live through the characters and see things…

Google’s AI lets you talk to books!

Yes, you heard it right! Search giant Google’s new AI experiment has you talking to books. Sounds kind of absurd, right? Well, this is proof that Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time! Google has been working on Artificial Intelligence for quite some time, and now it has given the world a small fun glimpse of how far they’ve reached. Google’s Research Division announced three new AI experiments under “Semantic Experiences” that lets web users fiddle with semantics and natural language processing. One of the…