You can book airline tickets online. You can book railway tickets (long-distance). But you can't buy a local train ticket online. Can you? Here is the idea: Using your mobile phone you could buy a Western / Central Railway local ticket. SMS / USSD will definitely be the most accessible option. You will need to… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Book a local train ticket with your phone
Often, there are thoughts, ideas or just sparks which are either already produced somewhere in the world or are yet to be done. Monday Mumble is an attempt to share that blurb and collect an opinion. Internet has taken over our lives to a good extent. And one of it's victims was supposed to be… Continue reading Monday Mumble: TV viewing should get more social
Thinking of buying a new gadget or white good appliance for the house? In all probabilities you will talk to a few friends, visit the store and maybe even check reviews online. Now in the case of a mobile, you might get to touch, feel and experience the phone a bit. But how do you… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Test-drive white good appliances
Bluetooth proximity marketing is something which I have enjoyed experiencing on every instance. However the technology has limitations due to it's short range and the fact that users need to have their Bluetooth activated and also devices set to "discoverable" mode. So going back to something I read a few years back about mobile towers… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Can localised SMS marketing work?
For some strange reason I have been thinking "radio" all of last week. That's maybe because I spent three sick days last week listening to a lot of music. -- from inframan - (?) Idea #1: You've got TV channels dedicated to religious talks - Aastha, Sanskar and a few more. How about having Radio… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Radio channel idea
This week's Monday Mumble has been kind of stuck due to a technical problem. The Idea: I have set up a MumbaiTraffic twitter channel to which people send in updates based on their traffic experiences. For example, if you are driving to town and notice a large procession at Mahim Junction - you could leave… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Mumbai traffic twitter updates
Often, there are thoughts, ideas or just sparks which don't justify a complete blog post for themselves but need to be shared in this space to collect an opinion. Monday Mumble is an attempt to share such bizarre but probably exciting ideas out loud here. Let's hope I can keep the date every Monday. Here… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Restaurant in a bus