Politically (Incorrect) Commentator

Do anything but do not engage with Kapil on issues you have strong view or are sensitive about. Kapil is as straight of a shooter as you can ever have. His views on women equality, maternity leaves, reservations, secularism, casteism, the state of politics nationally and the cause analysis of various global events cause quite an uproar on social media. Having been strongly entrenched in Indian political system as a social media partner for election campaigns over the last 5 years and his global experience around the same, Kapil has a unique perspective that he is never shy to share.

Anti-Corruption Crusade – What Does It Mean?

Anti-Corruption Crusade – What Does It Mean?

Perhaps the biggest change in India since I have been born has been what we have seen in the last 4 days. It’s not the change that amazes me… It’s the ferocity with which it has happened. For years and decades, cynics like me have been calling for an almost dictatorship like rule in India to cause major changes. This change seems exactly like that. This is perhaps the most secular change that we have ever seen in this country. There is no exception for the rich or the poor, for Hindu or Muslim, for Brahmin or Dalit. There seems to be a clear focus in the government to not give a ba... Read More

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Lets Blow the Trumpet!

Lets Blow the Trumpet!

Its been an amazing last 36 hours. The world has changed more in the last 36 hours than it does over decades. 9/11 and 11/9 are 2 dates that the world will remember for a very very long time to come. If you are Indian, its even more special for you. More on that in a separate discussion. I don't want to debate on whether Trump is the right guy or wrong. But its representational for sure. Lets look at emerging political themes we have in 2016 globally and will continue to see over the next 10 years: Majority is the new minority: Minorities have governed politics for the last 50 year... Read More

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Why I Hated Delhi Odd-Even Rule!

Why I Hated Delhi Odd-Even Rule!

I wrote this piece right after the first Delhi Odd-Even experiment but never published it since I thought its problem over. But considering this is coming back in April, I wanna publish my thoughts. Let me preface this article: I am not an environment unfriendly person. I do my bit. I may not be an activist but I certainly do my bit. I ride a bike to work at times. I never throw stuff on roads. I try to take care of environment in whatever way possible. Also, I have some expertise in this area having done numerous (paid and unpaid) digital and social media assignments for environment, tr... Read More

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Fake It Till You Make It

As the digital world continues to expand, brands world-wide are left with one daunting task: to integrate digital and traditional medium with no compromise on the success of marketing. This was more worrisome for marketers and advertisers in the Indian market considering various reasons such as internet penetration, digital education and awareness and digital as the first preference or choice of people to consume the content. While firms, brands and agencies had a difficult time in figuring out and deriving the rightmix of media pie, it was the white khadi kurta-payjama clad clan that showe... Read More

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From two seats in 1984 to 272+ seats in 2014

It is the first time that a party other than Congress reached a vote share of 30% in Indian elections in the last 67 years. It’s the first time that a party has secured a majority after the 1984 elections (and the first time in the history that a party to secure majority is not Congress). It is the first time that the number of seats of the Congress Party has been reduced to 2 digits. It is the first time that BJP has won all 25 seats in Rajasthan and has also won a majority of seats in Uttar Pradesh diminishing the once-upon-a-time regional giants. There are so many firsts in these election... Read More

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Notorious Crazywal

In my post about 'All that is wrong with Arvind Kejriwal' (http://kapilgupta.in/all-that-is-wrong-with-arvind-kejriwal/), I had talked about what he is missing. That was done with a conscious assumption that he has the right intentions. Today, I want to not constraint myself with that assumption. A closer look at the events of the last few months somehow tells me that Kejriwal is self-centred, power hungry and not afraid to misuse people's trust. Please note by no means am I claiming that's where he started, I am suggesting that's where he seems to be now. If someone had asked me in Oc... Read More

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All that is wrong with Arvind Kejriwal

I had written in December about the power of common man and had very categorically mentioned that this isn't about Kejriwal. This was the rise of the common man. And 60 days from then, I am sad to say I was right. When AAP came to power in Dec 2013, there was anxiousness all around. No one (including his best supporters and best detractors). Nobody knew how they will perform. Nobody knew what all they will be able to do. It wasn't only because this was very different that all governments we had seen before. It was partly because of their lack of governance experience. It was partly because... Read More

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