GBM Thoughts Blog

When a few riffs turn into a cult

May 7, 2014

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival: When the lilt of music doesn’t just soothe the ears and touch the soul but also saves lives Every year, for the past three years, the quaint hill-town of Kasauli comes alive with music. Come Easter weekend, some of the most popular Indian bands and artists, and people who want […]


Being More by Giving Back

April 28, 2014

We are saving children’s lives with just 100 rupees at a time “For the cost of a cup of coffee, GBM team members are contributing the gift of life to kids in need,” Prema Sagar, Principal and Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller sums up how easy it is to go beyond our daily lives and give back […]


Helping Brands Take the Social Media Plunge

April 16, 2014

By: Diksha Sethi Social Media Week, across the world, strums up issues and topics that are of most interest to the only other social entity after us humans – the brands. Getting brands on to the social media bandwagon takes some effort. At the Social Media Week, I chose to speak about this initiation process—to […]


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 […]