The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Posts tagged "Samsung"
A powerful storage device in your pocket means you’re future-ready

A powerful storage device in your pocket means you’re future-ready

Less than twenty years back when I bought my first desktop, a Compaq Pressario, a teenager from the neighbourhood walked in and said, ‘That’s a terrible waste of money, uncle. What will you do with such a huge hard drive. No one will ever need 3.2 GB.’ I wish this fellow is reading this post...
Innovations translated

Innovations translated

Innovations translated Review of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge   Innovations are the conversations that the consumer has with brands… but unlike verbose conversations where a lot is lost in translation, good brands make sure that desirability and feasibility walk hand-in-hand for a long distance. Yes, distance is of value. Take a smartphone, for...
Conversations with virtual reality

Conversations with virtual reality

Conversations with what is real and what is unreal has a sibling now… the universe of virtual reality. Even Zuckerberg wrote in March 2014 that the day isn’t far when ‘we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people’. Geoff Mulgan declares that ‘as the...
Smartphones are smart but buyers aren’t. [anti-review]

Smartphones are smart but buyers aren’t. [anti-review]

Let me begin with a story. A buyer went to a store and there were two doors inside. One said ‘phone’ and the other said ‘more than a phone’. He chose the second door and once inside, saw another two doors. One said ‘With camera’ and the other said ‘more than just a camera’. He...
CEOs Know that Strategy isn’t a Solo Sport

CEOs Know that Strategy isn’t a Solo Sport

Yes, CEOs aren’t hermits carrying a Hasselblad, wearing a Tissot, driving a Jaguar, and partying on a private yacht. They interact with people and technology and know how to get the best of both worlds by strategically using one in convergence with the other. Strategy isn’t a solo sport for sure. However, the days of...
The world of smarter tabs

The world of smarter tabs

Being smarter has everything to do with giving the customer what he wants… is the marketing mantra that doesn’t need an endorsement from Kotler. And being smarter is all about anticipating consumer needs or being proactive in a world that has competitiveness built into it. So we have smarter authors who write what the reader...
Being rugged isn’t a cliché

Being rugged isn’t a cliché

Jack Levine once famously remarked, ‘Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.’ And we know very well that most are not what they believe they are. Had every artist been a replica of his beliefs, we’d have been overrun by clichés. And we need to thank God that something...
The internet of things

The internet of things

We are at the threshold of a world where ‘the emergence of countless objects, animals and even people with uniquely identifiable, embedded devices wirelessly connected to the internet’ is turning the corner. No, this isn’t as fearsome as some sci-fi writers have imagined it all to be. This real fiction shows no signs of accelerating...
Creative energy redefined

Creative energy redefined

Somewhere between absurdity and anti-absurdity is the zone where real creative energy can be found. The sort creative energy that is conveyed by the letter ‘A’ in the international radio phonetic alphabet, an unofficial leader, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the beginning or creation, or a dominant individual in a pack or group...
On curves and their performance

On curves and their performance

It is the swerves of curves that have been winning all the glances and eye-balls throughout history. I even suspect that it was never the face, but the curves… ‘that launch’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium…’ …and so why must technology remain behind? Even Sonam Kapoor, the actress, says: ‘We...
A dramatic revelation by Nargis Fakhri

A dramatic revelation by Nargis Fakhri

You’ve missed it all. You’ve missed the drama. You’ve missed all that the gorgeous Nargis Fakhri revealed on the 16th of April 2014. You’ve missed the fascinated look in her eyes. You’ve missed her swirls and the twirls onstage. You’ve missed the husky tone in which she said: ‘I love ChatON.’ A part of me...
The poetry of logical ideas

The poetry of logical ideas

Life is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. Specky, my wife says so. She even quotes Albert Einstein: “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” And whenever she does that, I just...