What’s your world view? 0

Or, what do you think is your place in this world? Think about this for a minute. Now watch this video. Feeling a little less important in the big scheme of things? There is no easy way to understand how small we really are. If there was, we would probably go mad, as anyone who Read more…

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Brexit to an outsider 0

Sure, EU will be a weaker world power without GB. Maybe, GB will probably end up opening its borders without having a say in EU policy. Maybe there will be a lot of financial turmoil too in the next couple of years. And it is too bad that the people who will have to live Read more…


Lessons I like to Remember 0

Putting down a few things I have learned from friends over the years and have tried to remember and act upon. You don’t have to do everything, but if you say you will do something, then you have to do it. From Kumar, the first senior manager I worked with at Infy. This was in Read more…


Instagramming #AHM2015 0

After pacing the half marathon last year, I thought i’d take it easy this time and join Srikanth on his pace bus (not having trained regularly was a good reason too). And since I was carrying a phone, I thought it might be fun to take photos on the way. Here’s the result. [View the Read more…


Question yourself 0

What defines your self worth? Is it your name? Your last name perhaps. Or your father’s name? Is it the car you can afford, or the house you bought. Is it the clothes you wear, or the logo on those clothes. Maybe the company you work for, or the job title. Or is it your Read more…


The mother of all list challenges 0

I was wondering if someone would nominate me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – nobody did. I was wondering when someone would nominate me for the Booklist challenge – and someone did. But being the startupper that I am – I could not resist starting a challenge of my own. So here it is Read more…


ICICI, ACT – Customer Service Woes 0

Warning – long post, rant. Two occasions recently when customer service let me down. Both companies to which I have been loyal for a number of years. ICICI Bank – A cancelled transaction cost me Rs. 5000 in credit card charges. Yes, no typo. The merchant (international) refunded in full, but apparently ICICI has a Read more…


Running groups in Bangalore 5

Bangalore does not have anything like Hyderabad Runners. However, the lack of a city wide group does not mean that people aren’t running. There are several groups in different parts of the city and many people run on their own too. Since I was looking for running company when I moved to Bangalore recently, here’s Read more…


Good things about India 0

Everything is fixable. Most products are available in small packs. Nobody trashes a product just because it is not working. There is probably a way to fix it and fixed it will be. Almost a slap on the consumerist economy. From coffee powder to cars, most things are available in smaller sizes. Less wastage and Read more…


A free world 1

A few years ago, an American friend asked if it worries me that the Tatas are into everything and are so big in India. I retorted that I am more worried about Google’s pervasiveness than Tata’s. Sadly, we now have a new scarier competitor to corporations – Governments. Governments across the world, and in many Read more…