Great piece on I.B.M.’s ‘Smarter Cities’ concept, being used in Rio de Janeiro – and run by Bangalore-born Guru Banavar. Imagine if we could do something similar in India.
Russian authorities in Siberia have banned a protest by toys – because they are not citizens of Russia. No comment yet from the 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars.
A piece I wrote for the Mumbai foreign policy think tank Gateway House on Britain’s response to the London Riots.
Explanations for the riots in England must go deeper than the easy targets of race, consumerist greed, and the socio-economic environment. It is necessary to understand the way socially-wired youth approached the riots as an opportunity for consequence-free action.