‘Friend’ is a rather strong word, but I believe Sabeen Mahmud and I considered each other almost that – despite not being in touch lately. We had first got talking in 2006 due to our common links then with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
As I grapple with the initial, broad mapping of content and technology architectures of a news journalism product that I plan to launch in India, I must admit that I am unusually distracted by the state of brand equity – and the consequent future – of the product category itself.
A 'mixture' (word explained in the film) of an earnest facade and a hidden someone ruling - and fooling - the film industry is quite a tantalising premise. Unfortunately, the narrative doesn't quite walk as well.
Before Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India, some observers in China believed that he could well be “the Deng Xiaoping of India,” comparing him with the Chinese leader who led the economic reform that has transformed China to a global power from a Third World country.
The world cannot expect a Bradford to beat Mourinho's team at home and the team to not react. And further reaction there would be - as January 31 promises the season-deciding showdown in the Premier League.
Sure hypocrisy walked alongside the largely well-weaning citizens of the world. But far from it being the distance between Muslims and the west, and precious little else, it brought to light the duplicity of the west AND Muslims.