Extraordinary Ordinary People: Sharad Chandra Kapoor

It was 1979. We were in Jeevan Shanti LIC Colony in Santacruz, Bombay. My world was defined by the Juhu area (where I went to school), ...

Kaka

There once lived this temperamental Ox that swung its head at passersby, its menacing horns sending shivers down every spine that came within 20 metres. Why? ...

Ping Pong Philosophy

Life is actually a ping pong ball. It is so too. If you don’t believe me, roll yourself down the road and see how your life ...

The Rose

“I am still beautiful,” she said, looking up at me wistfully. Her rosy cheeks were withered, under the onslaught of the hot sun. She had been ...

The Cubicle, The Chair, and The Coffee Mug

(Short story from the publication, The First Book of Nobodyness)   In my third year of employment, I got a shock. I have always taken great pride in not having ...

The Peace

I grew up with a sense of peace. Not the sense of peace that I hear of today - the peace of the external environment, the ...

Of Value And Values

A mango ready to eat, withers 'n' rots. It cost 100 bucks - so that's a waste of a 100 bucks. That was the last mango of the ...

“In Next 5 Years, “Learning” Will Be Tightly Integrated with Talent Development Strategy of Organisations”

It was 2004. She already had 2 intense design projects running, but was thrown the challenge of developing a curriculum approach, design and workflow for a ...

There Is No Box

In 1987, I found myself in what is called a Junior College (Grade 11) in Mumbai. Within a few months, I realised that many of my ...

1001 Secrets To An Engaged Work Life 

Of late, I seem to be meeting quite a few people in India who are giving up jobs to start ventures. Am also meeting a very ...