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The days leading up to the New Year was always an exciting one. Not necessarily because of the holidays or the possibility of some drinking in prospect. It was the need to look up the day of the week of my birthday or the beginning of the summer holidays. Frantic looking up the school calendar … Continue reading

Green Mathematics

Going green is a becoming mantra among individuals and the corporate. This has given rise to initiatives such as minimalist living and in the extreme living off the grid. In of those moments where there are many things to do and yet feel bored, I hit upon this ideas of defining a recyclability index for … Continue reading

What is your new year resolution?

Last year on the new year’s eve I dwelt on the pessimists and the optimists. But this year I am quite fascinated with this year’s learning and resolutions I can take. I was rudely shaken by the point of view of Calvin when he took an exception to Hobbes’ suggestion! With over fifty-five years under … Continue reading


Finally, he was going to stay in the hostel. He was looking forward to staying alone. Freedom at last. A room for him and with no one to share. Summer solstice! The twitter of the birds woke him up. The day had come. “Hostel life – here I come”, he thought. A nice room. Simple … Continue reading

The price or the peace of being early…

Tippy, a sales executive with an independent mind took life as it would come. His approach was unnerving to many especially to his Senior Colleague. Tippy believed in achieving clarity in his actions before he did them. He would typically begin his new year by planning in such a way that would make him happy … Continue reading

Managing Cascading Customers

In the earlier post I had introduced the next challenges that an organization would face. The challenges were, Managing Chaos Managing Connectedness Managing Cascading Customers In this post I will discuss the third challenge. There are two concepts that I want to introduce at the outset. Rejection before selection Speed of good news vs bad news … Continue reading

Hobbies – the art of picking one

So one of the great ideas I had recently was to pick up a hobby. After all I thought I should be doing something to keep occupied once I am asked to elegantly leave my organization at some in future. So a hobby was the plan. After excruciating suggestions from near and dear I settled … Continue reading

Using the power to make a point and excel at penning the written word

There are many ways to climb the corporate ladder. Some resort to the spoken word though most of us use the fingers to do the talking. They dictate procedures, write elaborate steps on how to behave in an organization, checklists for almost everything in the office; from switching off the power, to what to do … Continue reading

Nonsense – 3

Spice is the variety of life. This was amply established when Spice Jet took to skies. It offered an alternative to flyers. But did you know that their planes were actually named after spices? This story is about the time I travelled in the plane named Dill. Travelling from Bangalore to Mumbai on one fine … Continue reading

Dosas at Woodlands – or the three pink cows

I have a theory called the pink cow syndrome. It says that ‘If I see a pink cow with blue horns in the morning and I see another one in the afternoon, then I would surely see one more by the time I would go to bed.’ Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street was hosting Oscar … Continue reading

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