Category Archives: Marketing

Marginal Utility.

It has been a couple or more decades since I had to deal with this old chestnut. It is difficult to remember constantly that Pravin is very much younger and is quite capable of challenging my memory with such ideas … Continue reading

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Effectiveness.

My exposure to the word effectiveness for the first time was when I got into corporate life and it was drummed into my head by a number of mentors that Peter Drucker was to be kept in mind all the … Continue reading

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Languages.

This very technical article concludes that being bilingual is an advantage. So, how about someone who is multilingual? According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. However, figures from other sources vary, … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity.

There is a poignant story behind the video here.

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Niche Marketing.

“A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines as the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the … Continue reading

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Back To Back.

Trust Maria the gaelikaa to come up with the most difficult topics to write on!  This one had me scratching my bald pate for quite some time before I could gather some thoughts on what to write. To start with, this … Continue reading

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Matrimonial Advertisements.

In India, Classified Matrimonial Advertisements is a particularly important source of revenue for all newspapers.  All Sunday issues will have a few pages dedicated to this one area.  Here is a sample of a page in our Hindustan Times. Ranjan … Continue reading

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Chai, Garam Chai.

This is Jugaad in the digital age.

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Indifference.

“What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.” ~ G K Chesterton. In the early 90s of the last century, I was quite involved in the study and teaching of … Continue reading

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Home Cooked Food.

During my recent visit to Chennai, bar one ceremonial dinner at a 5 star hotel, to which I had to go as the primary reason for the visit, all my meals were home cooked by loving hands and fed to … Continue reading

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