The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes Hotel

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 5 July 2017, 2130 hours: I have been coming to this hotel since 2008, which was the year that my paternal aunt and her family moved out of Shimla to Pune. Prior to that, I had… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes Hotel via The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes […]

Work Culture 

Work Culture 

An Individual Ingredient is made of several different elements in varying quantities. These elements, in turn, have individual qualities such as taste, odour, texture and so on. And the ingredient as a whole has qualities that make it unique and different from the comprising elements. And yet, during the process of preparation of food or […]

Vision, Power, and … Leadership

Vision, Power, and … Leadership

Vision, Power and Leadership: What is a leader but a person who takes responsibility of others, a person who gives up their vision to the care of others, and takes up the responsibility of caring for those others?

Time For Some Self-Skilling — Pune365

Just the other day, I was sitting quietly minding my own business, when this inane conversation posed into my space. “It’s difficult right now. Very difficult.” Said one voice. “But you could try. There are so many avenues now and I have like 10 years,” Said another voice. “Yes, yes but that’s all 10 years… via […]

Discovering Altamash Gaziyani

There’s something strange about the world we live in. On the face of it, individuals today are connected to more of the global population than at any other time in the last 500 years. But delving beyond the surface, we are less likely to discover new things in the world because while the world is […]

The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

Friday, 14 April, 2017, Pune: The Dragonette Project gig in Pune was a good place to be yesterday night, for many reasons. Here’s one of those reasons: a segment where young drummer Saket Rao held centre-stage in stellar fashion in the company of his very illustrious band mates – his solo at the end of The […]

“I’ll See Your Troll and Raise You One Notable Woman Scientist”

Brilliant insight into the challenging life of a dedicated woman admin of Wikipedia, and how she channelised the resultant negative energy into productivity; (Explicit language). At Backchannel, Andrew McMillen writes on how one young Wikipedia admin fights back at trolls by raising the profile of notable women in science, one new Wikipedia page at a time. via […]

Waiter, Waiter!

In 1993, I woke up one fine afternoon and found myself wearing a Navy Blue suit, standing in a 200-seater restaurant in Mumbai … apparently I had taken a job as the Restaurant Manager and so there I was supervising 17 people segregated as follows: one accountant cum cashier, seven waiters, two captains, one… via Waiter! […]

Appocalyptica … Inky Pinky Ponky

Appocalyptica … Inky Pinky Ponky

The other day I was walking about aimlessly, looking here, looking there, generally in a lethargic mood, undecided about what I would do next, what I wanted to do, and very aware that in the meanwhile, work and errands and chores were piling up. It felt good to just take a walk without purpose – […]

success

When I move on, my opportunity to make a difference would have moved on with me. In death there is no glory nor in any legacy after death because the living will usurp it to suit their ambitions. My life then is my only opportunity to make a difference, the time is here and now […]