Sunday, November 21, 2010

This and that

First off, the new Airtel logo: whoever the ad agency is, they made a killing alright ('Let's take the logo we did for the mobile services company, who was it, yeah Videocon, rotate it by 90 degrees, invert it, and, just in case someone calls us on it, we'll change the colour'). Probably the easiest crore or so they've ever made.

The 2G scam is devolving into a tit for tat, with the BJP government in Karnataka being fingered in retaliation. I don't know if anybody still believes that these scams are 'discovered' just when they can be leveraged to the full. Odds are near certain that there are people from the opposite camp watching all the irregularities and filing them away for future use.

It also proves the adage that it is better to ask for forgiveness than for permission, since moves are now afoot to 'regularize' the deals -- through tap-on-the wrist penalties, no doubt -- by which the violating companies got their licenses.

Staying on the subject of mobile services, yeah, mobile number portability is just around the corner, I promise.

Update: This from Reddit.