Archive for March, 2009

Loot gaye!

March 30, 2009 Leave a comment

So how safe are your private details in the computer? Well, Facebook can now claim to keep a safe distance from user’s personal data but the Governments, not just in India but across the globe, are sitting helpless and insecure. Reason- Data robbery. A Canadian group of researchers have revealed that the hacking system is being controlled from computers based in China (involvement of Chinese govt.’s hand is speculated).The sleuthing has infiltrated at 1295 computers in 103 countries, including India. Read more.

Save Power, Save Earth

March 27, 2009 5 comments

That’s what you call star power! Aamir Khan has brought in the support of thousands of those who are now vowing to save power. Earth Hour is creating waves now with corporate honchos (Wipro, HP, Google, Taj and ITC hotel chains), celebrities and civilians jumping in to promote the cause and spreading the word. Lights would be switched off or dimmed at 11 PVR cinemas in Delhi and Mumbai and corporate offices. After the first innings of the semi-final match of Teacher’s T20 Corporate Cricket Championship that is being held in Delhi, the lights at the Roshanara Club will be switched off for 15 minutes and 1000 candles will be lit and distributed among all the guests to show solidarity towards creating awareness on Climate change.  WWF is also organizing a human chain at Marine Drive. From Monday onwards, the WWF will also start campaign in schools and colleges.

So will you switch off your lights?

Now you can

March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

By Manish Sharma

Nano’s no to conventional media publicity and a big Yes to clever arrival blitzkrieg. Read more

IPL- Indian Pathetic League

March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Manish Sharma

The Indian Premier League (IPL) moved out of India. Entangled in the web of politics, brinks-manship and a game of one-upmanship, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was forced to take the event overseas. A disappointing decision?  Read more

PR Theory

March 23, 2009 Leave a comment

A refresher for the PR champs. Tidbits you should never forget… Read this


Happy 20th, Internet!

March 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Science inspired the World Wide Web. Two decades on, the web has repaid the compliment by changing science. People have come closer than they were 20 years ago, businesses are shaping up and the world is running on its terms… thanks to the wonders of Internet. The Economist takes a glimpse of the dot com story.


Ignorance is bliss

March 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Stop the Presses? Yankees wouldn’t care a lot if local papers folded. Read this.

Different Strokes

March 18, 2009 Leave a comment



“Statistics are like bikinis.  What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -Aaron Levenstein.


One news, two views. Courtesy- Mint and The Economic Times (March 17th, ’09)

Oscars: Behind the Scenes

March 16, 2009 Leave a comment

R. Sowmya Sri

One of the most talked about movie- Slumdog Millionaire continues to evoke controversy and celebration in equal measures. The movie’s dream run at the Academy awards, more popularly known as Oscars, sparked of a debate on whether the award was a by-product of a clever marketing ploy or it salutes the accomplishment of a fine piece of art. Much of the debate has ignored the modus operandi behind the line – ‘and the Oscar goes to…….’

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Vote for None of the Above II

March 13, 2009 Leave a comment

The ongoing ‘negative voting wave’ is making ripples in media and Government lobbies. After TOI and ET, IBNLive has noticed the Facebook group (Vote for None of the Above) created by Sharif Rangnekar and recognized the point.

Read the report and watch the video.