• Apple and I: A long love affair In early eighties small town India, like my hometown, had not seen computers. The closest that you came to one was when you booked a railway ticket and it was across the glass in the booth. It was most often operated by bored mid-size government workers in synthetic bush shirts, buttoned down till the vest […]
  • My notes on Google+: Warring countries or walled gardens While I was busy with my tablets and Facebook’s ‘awesome’ announcements (that was not so awesome) there is a new property in the social media landscape. And this addition is Google+. While the world thinks it is too late, Mark Zuckerburg sounds worried. What is in it for me? I am in. I recently got […]
  • Middle Earth and Higher Ground: Peter Jackson and his ways of telling stories I have been a fan of Peter Jackson and his movies. If King Kong enthralled me The Lord of the Rings series enveloped me with a sense of fantastic grandeur. His attention to detail and storytelling is stellar. I found a prerelease clip of The Hobbit production design and am sharing that here with you. […]
  • London to Abu Dhabi: The poetry of flight – Seven hours told in three minutes I shot a series of stills from my window on a Etihad flight EY12 from London to Abu Dhabi. This is a compilation of these stills as a home video. I love the meditative theatrical scape, like a lyrical narrative. Below is a color corrected shorter version. Music: Anouar Brahem’s Astrakan Café.
  • Good Infographic: Intelligent timelines intrigue me I have been working on a succinct communicative timeline to talk about Apparatus’ history. This is yet another information graphic over a chronological linearity done well. This rendition of timeline is a good mix of design and writing skills. If you do see any novel version of a timeline on the net, share it here. […]
  • Turbulent Trays: The rise and fall of airline food Good airline food is an oxymoron. An improbability further diminished by strange reheating apparatus and plastic containers. They do promote food in the non-coach classes. But it is just better cutlery and wine. Few years back, my city airport was not a serious international hub. It resembled a state tax office with a wind sock […]
  • Window shopping: Is there a re-commerce in India? As Apparatus engages in new projects that involve catalogs, payment gateways and retail concepts I am starting a series of posts focussing on ecommerce in India. This is the first of the lot. Indian railways is probably responsible for making online users ready to pay and buy things on the web. With their devastatingly ugly […]
  • Flip through social I have been an active resident of social media. I am alive in three social networks, write two blogs and ardently follow a few. But lately I succumbed to information overload fatigue. I cannot machete my way through tweets and farmville updates anymore. Thought I should recede and reclaim my inner peace instead. Enter Flipboard […]
  • TED: Strong Women Inspire! Isabel Allende, a passionate writer and Paula Scher, graphic designer influenced by the politics of sixties. These women do ignite a vacant mind. Isabel Allende has the writers’ passion that is contagious. She is Salvador Allende’s daughter, probably grew up listening to Pablo Neruda and fled from Chile as her father was killed by Pinochet. […]
  • TED: Rives' Lyrical Origami My all time favorite TED talk by Rives who folds language and information to meet at points that surprises you or at times makes you wonder whether is actually there. Over to Rives.