I’m off for a week and will be back on the 3rd of October.  We will have updates next week, including an interesting interview…and the deadline for the Bharti-MTN exclusive negotiations is expected to be the 30th of September. So not a quiet week by any stretch of the imagination. In case of any important news, tip-offs, press releases, interview requests, please get in touch with Preethi J at preethi @ medianama.com. You can also use our anonymous tip-box.

As strange as it may sound, I’m looking forward to a week with no Internet and mobile connectivity, because once I start reading and searching online (Twitter is a delicious distraction), there’s no end to it. As a friend on Twitter put it, the temptation of connectivity is a 20th century problem. Sometimes you need to get away from it all for a bit, and come back with a fresh perspective. Hopefully, that will be the case. :)