Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!


Who does not like a little story? A good plot, some identifiable characters, a little background, a convincing story-teller sprinkled with some emotions  Little Red Ridinhood didn’t listen to her mother. Jasmine was in a live in relationship with Alladin. Snow White alone lived wid 7 men. Pinnochio was a liar. Robin Hood was a thief. Tarzan … Continue reading Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!

Creating Shared Value : The business of development & 3 things YOU can do !


Understanding businesses today Part 1 Long time ago, there was a tortoise and a hare who had an argument about who the faster runner was. They finally decided to take on one another for a race. As the race started, the hare sprinted ahead briskly for some time. Realizing that it will take some time … Continue reading Creating Shared Value : The business of development & 3 things YOU can do !

The Biriyani Lesson – How adults learn


Biriyani has always fascinated me ! What is more fascinating is what we can learn if we become a little more curious and observant of our own lives... And to say that there is more to biriyani than just eating it, nothing better than that ! Here is me talking about how adults learn based … Continue reading The Biriyani Lesson – How adults learn

Amazing life #6 – Go help A Little


Some of you may have read the other articles on the  'Amazing Life Series', this video captures so well what I have only dreamt to share. Mostly we get caught in the battle of 'If' and 'Then'; 'If i get help from my team, only then will i offer to help them next time.' Here … Continue reading Amazing life #6 – Go help A Little

Creating Shared Value : The ‘sunrise’ direction


What can a business do? Like most of us who run, transact with or know businesses will say that a they can only make money! Not true any more ! A really interesting Initiative that I came across was the 'Nestle Creating Shared Value' and their perspective towards the role of business in development is simple, … Continue reading Creating Shared Value : The ‘sunrise’ direction

Preamble – The real route to independence – Part 1


" WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY, of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and … Continue reading Preamble – The real route to independence – Part 1

Story Time: How Buddha learnt a lesson?


Gautam buddha was sitting underneath a banayan tree, meditating.On the other side of the tree two local musicians met and were discussing their work. One of them wanted to learn the ‘ektara’, to increase his expertise. The other musician, to express his expertise, started talking about the ektara. He said ” The ektara is a … Continue reading Story Time: How Buddha learnt a lesson?

Progressive politics – India 2012


The Past  It's not vaguely under cover; how Indian politics shackles down progress. The budgets get weaker, the closer comes the elections. And a woman makes it her own right to change news and history to suit her taste. I am a voter, but where is my choice? Or is it about living with a … Continue reading Progressive politics – India 2012

The other side of business – The True Story of Ratan Tata


'It is futile to mix business with emotions!' A well established fact that fuels lay-offs, inhuman sell-off's, stone hearted acquisitions and the ever diminishing regard for people in businesses driven by people. There is story that presents the other side of this picture. To top it up, it happened right here in India. Ratan Tata is the … Continue reading The other side of business – The True Story of Ratan Tata