Bullion: A small piece of bull

By Ambarish Ray A certain section of the reading audience, psychologically significant if not statistically so, was complaining noisily the other day about the nature of the content of this blog (perception, reality, hyperlinks, big words, etc). They were requesting...

Designs on designations

By Ambarish Ray I like and respect a designation. This polemical piece, therefore, is a rebuke of the abuse of it. The advertising industry, like a pendulum being swung incessantly by the mad hatter, seems to be oscillating from one extreme to the other. The latest...

The warrior, the hermit and the fruitcake

By Ambarish Ray The stereotypes, of course, have other names. I will attempt to note some of them when I deal with them individually. First, to set the context, of course. I see a lot of ranting around me. Anyone with a platform (push button publishing platform...

The third world in a sachet

By Ambarish Ray ,000 bucks per square feet apartments Sex before marriage Drunken driving Reality shows Globetrotting Organic food Expensive cricket matches Multi grain bread Diamond studded mobile phones In my concerted opinion, the above is the viewpoint of...

Tax, lies and audio tape

By Ambarish Ray B21 took the call. He was wondering if it was Dwarka Butt on the other end. That woman has panache, presence, persistence and a thick epidermis. She also has stuff to trade. His favourite show, the one that he has never watched, happens to be We the...