Daily Archives: 8 May 2007

Why banks don’t issue credit cards to journos

Like lawyers and policemen, software professionals and self-employed businessmen, (most not all) Indian journalists are denied credit cards by banks. Because, says rediff.com founder Ajit Balakrishnan, “They believe they have heard of enough cases of delinquent journalists who have written negative articles about his “harrowing experience” in an attempt to evade the bill collector.” “Perfectly…

Working in your shorts, the dog by your side

Indonesia is in many ways like India. The internet is slow and expensive. Proficiency in the English language isn’t quite at its optimum. Working full time at a desk in an office is seen to be the honourable thing to do. But none of those hurdles have stopped Budi Putra,  34, from quitting his job…