Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Shombit Sengupta

From the comfort zone: Digital barbarian
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The modern harmonica of ten holes and two metal reed plates was invented by an European named Richter around 1825.

From the discomfort zone: Sardinian sojourn
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

There once were 10,000 megalithic stone dolmens scattered across the island depicting prehistoric architecture.

Italian rhapsody
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Scientists here were working on Apple Mac computers, their screens exposing high-tech scientific sense; but all of that was overshadowed by her Italian design touch; even in a scientific lab.

From the discomfort Zone: Psychologically aesthetic Italians
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

This immediately took me to another planet mentally, my first step on Europe, the country of Raphael, da Vinci, Michelangelo that I had studied with my pencils in art college.

From the Discomfort Zone: Japanese miniaturisation = human cocooning
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

High awareness of hygiene and sanitary conditions is another aspect that makes Japanese design so clean.

from the discomfort Zone: Process obsession
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

German process obsession translates to providing outstanding value to end customers when they are paying for it.

From the discomfort Zone: Shake shake scale
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Their ability to simplify, to sell an idea differently while understanding the competitive environment have helped Americans scale up business.

From the discomfort zone: Bathing in disruptive aspiration
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

To establish their supremacy, French kings wanted control over nature too.

Perversity sells design
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Americans see everything big, from them I learnt about how important it is to design industrial products for mass scale manufacture.

From the discomfort Zone: Diametrically different
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

The German machinery company is the loser too. Not only does it not sell more machines, its engineering is being copied.

World class MSME India
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Most angel investors look for short-term investment and quick earnings.

From the discomfort zone: For customer value
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Managers today mistakenly believe that once they’ve performed in their key result areas, they’ve achieved the business strategically.

Three fundamentals that change behaviour
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

As incomes grew, so did adultery. Divorce rose from 3,41,000 in 1980 to 2.2 million in 2013.

From the discomfort Zone: Ingenuity to transform habits
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Behaviour change through product usage is not always easy.

From the discomfort Zone: Changing behaviour
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Blue jeans have changed the way we want to look and feel — casual, comfortable and fashionable.

From the discomfort zone: Escort’s taximeter
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Escorts have privacy, choice and the liberty of time on their hands, according to my cross discussions with the concierges.

From the discomfort zone: Sex, art and torture
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Torture was legitimate for over 3,000 years to punish crimes like adultery, incest and high treason.

From the discomfort Zone: Colouring football
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

We knew football referees as serious, black-outfitted controllers, but World Cup 2014 referees are like colourfully dressed kindergarten students.

From the discomfort Zone: Structuring your need
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

The start of FIFA World Cup 2014 in Sao Paulo reminded me of my visit to another football obsessed country, Argentina, a few years ago.

From the Discomfort Zone: Colonial baggage
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Studies show that white skinned people have a better chance of employment.

From the discomfort zone: Doubt and Confidence
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

The biggest post-election doubt is that the Opposition learnt no lesson from dynasty party’s defeat and has, as yet, limited confidence to select a non-dynasty leader.

From the discomfort zone: Brand in the new context
Sun, May 25, 2014

Unless the brand creates friendship with the customer, there’s little chance of its survival in the market.

From the discomfort Zone: Befriending brands in frontierless business
Sun, May 18, 2014

Continuous creation of Brand Friendship with customers can emerge if the brand delivers substance that’s distinct and trendy.

From the Discomfort Zone: Brand Friendship
Sun, May 11, 2014

Digital technology’s biggest contribution to the world is bringing extreme proximity among human beings.

From the discomfort zone: French bills
Sun, May 04, 2014

A French sociologue had once long ago advised me that to understand French society, I should listen to people talk in coffee shops, hair salons and the park.

From the discomfort zone: Mysterious mask
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

The festive atmosphere makes you feel like you’ve returned to the Middle Ages.

Mobile phone is a commodity
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

The huge number of new handset buyers getting added everyday is more intelligent than the buyer of reputed brand mobile phones.

Mobile phone is a staple food
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

International Telecommunications Union says the number of active mobile phones will reach 7.3 billion in 2014, more than people on earth.

A century of change
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Exactly a hundred years ago,in 1914,we had encountered one of last century’s most remarkable years.

Spiralling trend
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The perspective of what's good and convenient for rural women cannot be decided by urban women or by politicians who want to do good.

Opulence anaesthetises
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Outside OT,there’s permanent anaesthesia that people can get from which they don’t wake up.

Enter the broom
Sun, Dec 15, 2013

The respect that all these people deserve and have been denied is what the broom expects to restore.

From the discomfort Zone: The legalities of prostitution
Sun, Dec 08, 2013

HRD Ministry survey reveals that prostitution is increasing and 60 per cent of girls belong to SC,ST,BC and two-thirds of prostitute families live below the poverty line.

Customer in rat trap
Sun, Dec 01, 2013

Is prostitution a victimless crime as it’s consensual and disturbs no one? Arguments for and against are rife.

From the Discomfort Zone: Artist’s canvas of tea seller vs dynasty prince
Sun, Nov 24, 2013

The new game now is railway station tea seller vs political dynasty prince.

Customer as muse
Sun, Nov 17, 2013

An artist's muse is more than a model. She feeds his sensitivity with her mystique.


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