Economics of Advance Ticket Bookings

Starting December, the airlines ticket prices started shooting up. It was understandable considering that holiday season is the best chance to make some profits and demand outstrips the supply. What was surprising that the price of tickets for non-holiday season also displayed increasing fares. Bangalore-Delhi round trip which used to cost 9k-11k with 15-30 days…

Why I think WINTEL is under pressure

For last many years, Microsoft and Intel have sort of monopoly in the PC (laptop and desktop) despite markets being allowed freely competitive. This kind of monopoly in a consumer industry is rarely seen. Few years back, Unix was gaining popularity, Java-based applications were on a roll and it seemed that Microsoft is under attack. Hard-core developers are still…

Goggle – Yeah, you read it right, it’s not Google

Blogging after a break of 2 years really needs a big stimulus. Particularly, the case is more demanding, when influenced to tread against the trends of headlines in business newspapers. I recently browsed through a newspaper column that compared the Indian federal structure to that of Euro zone. The comparison primarily focused on growing regional…