Biggest Questions Of 2013

  • Will digitisation improve media company economics? January 31, 2013

    The digitisation change in the Indian TV landscape brings to fore Darwin's theory of natural evolution by natural selection. Natural selection is a gradual, nonrandom process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population as a function of differential reproduction of their bearers. In the...
  • How long does the book made of paper have? January 10, 2013

    The one thing that can be said with certainty about the state of the publishing industry in India is that nothing can be said with any certainty. After 1972, when the government commissioned the National Centre for Applied Economic Research to do a survey of book publishing in India, there...
  • Will ecommerce companies finally start making profits in 2013? January 9, 2013

    There has been a lot of momentum behind ecommerce businesses in India over the past two years. In terms of investments, the sector has had a rollercoaster ride from very high valuations to what can now be called muted interest. I explore some of the key challenges Indian ecommerce players...
  • Will English continue to rule the Indian tongue? January 9, 2013

    Many years ago, more than I am willing to recount or reveal, I was returning from a school trip. The bus that had taken us primary school students of an 'Englishmedium' school pulled over outside the school, next to anxious parents waiting to receive their children. My mother also stood...