GBM Thoughts Blog

Let Better Sense Prevail

May 3, 2013

India and China aim to raise their bilateral trade to $100 bn. If they want to take the relationship forward, they need to bury the ghosts of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai Few tents and some temporary structures in the wilderness of a cold desert shouldn’t usually bring two large neighbours to a brink of […]


Dead Pigs, Flu, And The Price Of Growth

April 15, 2013

People in China are worried if there is a link between the dead pigs, ducks and fish and the flu given that most of the cases of the latest disease have been reported from Shanghai Thousands of bloated, dead pigs floating down a river don’t make for a good sight. Nor do dead ducks and […]


The Chinese Dream

March 18, 2013

China is on the brink of becoming the world’s biggest economy and it will happen under Xi’s watch. China also faces the danger of a social and political implosion… In his first speech after being anointed as president of his country last week, Xi Jinping’s message was clear: China will grow the way China knows […]


Is China ready to take the top slot and take on US across several frontiers – from the Taiwan Strait to the Pacific and across the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans?

March 5, 2013

When Deng Xiaoping opened China’s doors to the world, he was quite clear in his message to his people: Do not challenge the American supremacy in any sphere. He needed Washington’s help for China’s journey to prosperity and recognition as a large power; to return the nation to what the Chinese considered to be their […]


In Trade Lies The Power To Influence

February 18, 2013

As its trade with the world and the overall size of its economy expand, China’s ability to influence trading blocs and politics in its big trading partners will also increase . Trade numbers for 2012 show that China has become the world’s biggest trader, unseating the United States that has ruled the global trading charts […]


Stop Worrying About The Next Facebook

February 7, 2013

Not too long ago, someone asked me how long I had been doing social media marketing. My response was since 2002, before Friendster was termed a ‘social network’ and I was marketing on MySpace! I felt really old. This person appreciated my experience from the early days of social media, and then asked me if […]


Genesis Burson-Marsteller reveals the TR:OUTH 2013!

January 31, 2013

Top 13 TRENDS that could define INDIAN YOUTH in 2013 TR:OUTH 2013 is an informal study developed by the Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s Brand Marketing Practice as a way to identify important trends among one of the most important population segments, today’s Youth. We have noticed with interest the trends and behaviours among India’s youth. This study […]


Worldwide Vice Chair Karen Hughes Selected As A Spring Fellow for Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

January 24, 2013

Congratulations to Burson’s Vice Chair Karen Hughes who was recently selected to be a Resident Fellow for the spring semester at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Over the course of the upcoming semester, Karen and other Resident and Visiting Fellows will interact with students, participate in […]


The missing link

January 15, 2013

China and India have a missing link about which only a few talk about, potential growth and opportunity. India has not managed to turn China’s growth into an opportunity like the other countries. Rahul Sharma President Public Affairs shares his view on the same below: Why can’t India and China work together to share the […]