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  • 03-Nov-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Rahul, Marx, Dhinchak Pooja

    In a landscape dominated by social media, everything begins to matter less for what it is than for how many likes or re-tweets it can generate

  • 21-Oct-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Dematerialising Diwali

    By bringing the culture of virtual spaces to the culture of Diwali, our celebrations differed from conventional celebrations in one crucial aspect: ecological impact

  • 07-Oct-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Internet economy

    Millennials roaming cyberspace can make an economy sputter even further by not participating in Real Life

  • 22-Sep-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    We the people

    Thirty thousand youth join the job market every day, Gandhi said, but the government creates only 500 jobs a day

  • 08-Sep-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Harvesting digital produce

    SC's judgment could make you own your personal avatars as you do in Second Life virtual world

  • 25-Aug-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    The Matrix, reloaded

    An online challenge game called Blue Whale is leading children to their deaths

  • 12-Aug-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Virtual policies

    Real Life actors such as RBI try to manage supply of money to keep inflation in check

  • 04-Aug-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Self-harm on social media

    Blue Whale is believed to be a social media group encouraging young people to kill themselves

  • 28-Jul-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Real Life more addictive than the net

    Needless to say, Real Life is a very popular MMORPG

  • 14-Jul-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Real life's Good and Simple Tax

    Tax revenue could drain away if rampant GST-free activity takes place in cyberspace

  • 30-Jun-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    A toxin-free work culture

    Uber has been in news for 'toxic work culture' and its CEO Travis Kalanick has finally stepped down

  • 17-Jun-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Everything for free

    A day will come when farmers, too, celebrate extreme productivity, bumper output and pricelessness

  • 03-Jun-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Derivative of slow growth

    If the amount of wealth per person rises in a virtual world, that is a problem

  • 19-May-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Market power of a shorty

    Online dating is perhaps the clearest example of market principles in the world of romance

  • 06-May-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Real Life turns off red beacon

    In Real Life we continue to hate inequality: we expect the rich to be humble

  • 21-Apr-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Signalling 'hi jaanu'

    Cheap talk and signals such as burning money affect fate in both IPO and online dating markets

  • 07-Apr-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    FCI versus NPC versus CCP

    If you are a farmer in a video game called Real Life, FCI is your buyer of last resort

  • 25-Mar-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Raising my interest rate

    The markets always wait breathlessly for such inelegant statements by the Fed

  • 10-Mar-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Ashish Sharma: Real Life economy isn't fun

    GDP grew 7% for October-December over a year-ago period, exceeding estimates

  • 25-Feb-2017 | Ashish Sharma

    Ashish Sharma: The quicker path to riches

    Virtual economies match talent and rewards better