Tuesday 28 July 2015

Volini Spray: Dard Se Le Panga

Volini, India's no.1 recommended and most used pain reliever has declared an association with team Patna Pirates. Patna Pirates is the one of the top three teams in the glitzy edition of all new Pro Kabaddi League. Pro Kabaddi League is in its second season and it is already the most watched sports on television after Indian Premier League. The strategic association with the Patna Pirates aims to build a strong connect and resonance with the consumers of healthcare products and sports enthusiasts.

With Volini, pain does not stand a chance. Volini had earlier successfully partnered with Mumbai Marathon, Kolkata and Bangalore marathons. Kabaddi is a game of physicality. It also involves brute power and complex muscle movements. Volini as a relief partner to Patna Pirates gives a competitive edge in terms of fitness and injury recovery. The team which is completely fit and free from any kind of pain or strain is likely to succeed. Thus, there was a need felt of a pain relief expert to enable players to bounce back quickly.

The meet was organised at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai where we got an opportunity to meet and even play Kabaddi with the legends of the game. The captain of Patna Pirates Rakesh Kumar told his inspiring story of how the sports is emerging. The transformation of mud grounds into mat finished stadium gives us positive insight into the future of Kabaddi. Kabaddi has a mass appeal and is widely understood by people of all ages.

In a sport's which works on Darwin's theory - the survival of the fittest, the strategic association of Patna Pirates with Volini plays a pivotal role in recovery strategy. Khelo Kabaddi lagao Volini. The Indian Capitalist wishes good luck to the Patna Pirates for Pro Kabaddi League Season 2. Dard Se Le Panga!

- Chaitanya Kulkarni (twitter.com/chai2kul )

Saturday 18 July 2015

How Globalised Is Economic Life?

Is economic globalization a myth or a reality? Have national economies effectively been absorbed into a single global system? On one hand, hyperglobalist present the image of borderless global economy in which the information and products are free flowing. On the other hand, globalisation skeptics point out that economic globalisation is portrayed to mend free market or neoliberal policies. As my blog name suggests my national identity and capitalist perspective, I am an avid supporter of globalisation. 


A lot has changed after the introduction of Bretten Woods System. Global organisations like World Bank, IMF, European Union, Shanghai Cooperation Oraganisation and ASEAN has emerged. The decision taken by these global institutions affect its members as well as observer countries. Almost all countries in this world are members of the World Trade Organisation. The emergence of this organisations is the lesson learned from World War I and II. Free flow of information has led to revolutionary change in policy making. War, Terrorism and poverty has become a global issue. The world of finance is inter-dependent to global financial markets. Decisions taken by Wall Street make or break Asian markets. Emerging economies are the most benefitted by the globalised financial system but the poorer nations are left out. Third World economies like Zimbabwe are struggling with bizarre exchange rates. As technology gets superior, we might soon see the golden age in global institutions.


People of today are global citizens. People and goods are on the constant move. Two things have made this possible; an airplane and the shipping containers. With the success of Beoing 747 in the early 1920s, mass rapid transport had become a reality. Now Singapore is just a 7 hour ride away. It used to take a whole day by ship. With the introduction of massive planes, flight tickets got cheaper and today any middle class income person could afford international travel. Even at this moment, around 3 million people are traveling in the skies. Car has brought a cheerful impact to middle class families. Nearly 10 million families travel every day by their cars. Tourism and Hospitality has become one of the best industry in this global age. Another pioneer of travel is the Shipping container. Goods are made in emerging economies like China and India and are shipped all over the world. China ships electronic items and Plastics while Middle East ships oil. The inter-dependency issue of the globe has been resolved. The world has come closer.

Transnational Human Resource

What makes a nation rich or poor? Natural Resources, Population and Political will power. The rich countries like US, EU, Japan and Middle East are less populated than the poor Asian and African countries. Lack of opportunities in home countries make transnational migration possible. 'The Haves' have in plenty so that they could share with the 'have-nots'. With the introduction of ICT, the nation with the most skilled labour would excel in the superpower race. Today, China has the most skilled labour force when it comes to manufacturing. But when it comes to services, India is an IT Superpower.

Transnational Corporations

Transnational Corporation (TNC) is the company which operate all over the world. McDonalds, Pizza Hut, WalMart, Nike are some examples of TNC. The Internet is the largest TNC ever made. A website as a service can be accessed all over the world without any restrictions. Google, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter are among the most successful TNCs. TNCs play a pivotal role in exporting culture. Skeptics of internet accuse these TNCs of imposing westernisation. Organisations like ISIS, Al Qaeda, BBC, US Defense can be called TNCs as they have international operations. The hype of global living has paid off. Burger King and Haldirams are easily accepted by global consumers. TNCs are no less than a country. TNCs do not follow any specific laws and have local as well as international political influences. FDI are the major part of the economy and the country which highest foreign investments is likely to succeed in this global economic life.

- Chaitanya Kulkarni ( twitter.com/chai2kul ) 

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

Monday 13 July 2015

Honda Dream Ride in all new Honda Jazz 2015

The wait is over! Honda has come up with the most anticipated hatch-back of the year, the all new Honda Jazz 2015. And we have tested it. The all new Honda Jazz comes in Petrol and the Diesel variant. So is this the winner?

Yes. The Jazz is a good looking car by any angle. It has large angular headlights which are similar to its big sibling, the Honda City. The front engine grills come with the chrome lining and black elements. At the back, there is silver chrome running across the middle with the Honda logo in it. There are angular lights at the back too giving it the smart looks.

Inside, the Jazz comes loaded with features. The steering wheel comes with the volume buttons and lots of other button which do geeky stuff. There is a touch screen remote control for the AC. There is LCD touch screen for functions like GPS Navigation, Music etc. The Jazz supports all forms of audio systems which means you can even play an electronic guitar using the AUX. The Jazz comes with rear camera which makes bumper-to-bumper parking handy. The speedometer has lighted up with different colours depending on your driving style. But is it practical?

Yes. There are plenty places keep bottles. The Honda Jazz comes with 354 liter boot which is awesome for a hatchback. The back seats can be completely folded which makes it a van. The ‘van’ Jazz can easily carry your monthly grocery and around 6 trolley bags. The front rear seat can be folded too and it can give you business class experience. The Honda Jazz 2015 gets 10/10 in practicality.

Under the bonnet, the Honda Jazz comes with 1.2 liter engine. The Jazz gives smooth ride and the automatic model would be the best buy for Indian cities. The jazz swiftly goes around the corners.  The gearbox feels smooth which makes it a smooth drive.

The Honda Jazz 2015 starts from Rs 5.6 lakhs ( ex – Mumbai ) and runs high on practicality. Both petrol and diesel variants saves your cost. When you drive the new Jazz, the interiors and the exteriors feel sublime. The Honda Jazz 2015 is the best ever hatchback ever made. Honda Jazz 2015 stands above the competition.

By - Chaitanya Kulkarni ( twitter.com/chai2kul )