Category Archives: Intriguing Products

Smells Like a Man…

The other day, we went to an Indian grocery store in Seattle. In addition to replenishing our spice stocks, and picking up a few veggies that are difficult to find in regular grocery stores (and what turned out to be … Continue reading

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New Product: Berries, Memories

The other day, I found this new product at our local grocery store: Pichuberry (TM). The box described it as a “newly-discovered Super Fruit.” It came from Colombia. The Latin name is Physalis Peruviana. I hadn’t seen these newly-discovered berries in … Continue reading

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Fire, Drones, and 3-D Printing: Maker Faire, SF Bay Area

I’d never been to the Maker Faire before, though it’s held annually and I’ve been hearing about it. It’s a fair for people who make things, whether from Legos or junk or fabric or wood or electronic parts. It sounded … Continue reading

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Product “Improvement”

This is not a grumble about the ever-growing complications of home electronics devices, where the key to success appears to be in ignoring 90% of the buttons. Nor is it about the annoyances of continual software upgrades that leave a … Continue reading

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Morse Code, Mobile Phones, and Multiple Disability

Consider someone who’s deaf, using a mobile phone. They can’t hear, but they can certainly text-message. A blind person, once they’ve learned the key-pad, can talk on a cellphone though they can’t text-message (or rather, they can’t read text-messages, even … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Packages

Packaging. It’s what first draws the eye to a product, and I have to confess there are times when I’ve bought a product simply because the package was intriguing. This was true of the wine we recently ordered at a … Continue reading

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Peaberry Coffee, Nostalgia and IIM/A

Two days ago, I saw this sign at our local Peet’s coffee shop. It took me right back. When I first came to IIM Ahmedabad as a teenager-from-Delhi, coffee was something that came instantly out of a bottle. Delhi’s main … Continue reading

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