Lots of great meetings with bloggers and planners in Mumbai and Delhi. What a great way to meet new and interesting people. I think because there’s an informality to blogging that makes for a good chat. I can’t imagine myself purely ‘networking.’ Even the APG feels cold these days in comparison.
Had a great meeting with Dina (thanks to Gavin for pointing her my way). She has some fascinating things to say about social networks and research. Even though she says Indian youth aren’t particularly political, she had a some great examples of mobiles being used to rally people for impromptu protests. She says there’s real change happening in India these days with career options open wider for women and for “the call centre culture.”
My favourite quote of hers: “I believe in Abundance.”
Not only am I forever grateful to receive Rashmi’s personal top list of Hindi movies over the past few years, but I also scored a few copies of her magazine: Just Another Magazine. It was great to finally meet in person.
By all accounts a hot agency but they also have a great moto for their clients: Grow Young.
Had a great chat with Alok from Iris who showed me a very impressive overview of the state of India -massive changes in economic hierarchies with the pyramid becoming a fat middle class bulge. And the fact that the average age is 24 and will be for the next 30 years! Iris have just opened in Delhi and I have a feeling they’ll do really well.