World over, Corporate Social Responsibility has become such a buzzword and its acronym CSR has become all pervasive, but how far can CSR help in bringing about desired change in improving the condition of our planet and its inhabitants? The antecedents of CSR are varied. In India, in a landmark amendment of the Company Act... Continue Reading →
Consultants are often the butt of jokes and although the consulting profession has rapidly evolved over time, myths on consultants and the consulting industry prevail. Consultants can add value in ways others would find difficult to. Check out this piece to find out just how consultants manage to do so.
Can a business enterprise build love, empathy and compassion into its business model? Find out how, Jaipur Rugs imbibes universal values in its activities while remaining an amazingly successful venture
This year, the start of the Easter break saw me, my wife and my daughter board EasyJet’s non-stop flight from Geneva to Split, Croatia. When the idea of visiting Croatia was first proposed, I was unsure. After all, as a student, I had travelled to former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe was not priority. My family,... Continue Reading →
In Feb 2001, my sister from Vancouver called informing that my father, who happened to be visiting her, had fallen critically ill and was in hospital. For a man who had never taken seriously ill, and had never been admitted to a hospital, it was surprising that the pneumonia got the better of him and... Continue Reading →
This took place in late Jan 2018. I was attending the inaugural cohort of the India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS) program at Sonipat and our program organisers got our entire cohort to pay a field visit to the headquarters of Goonj at New Delhi. Before we left Sonipat I had a token understanding of... Continue Reading →
Mumbai-Khandheri, December 29th-30th 2018 Saturday 29th December Today is the day of the sailing cruise to Kanhoji Angre Island a.k.a. Khanderi, not to be mistaken with the uber-Mumbai suburb of Andheri. On the Saturday of Christmas week, three sailing clubs of Mumbai come together to host this annual event. A thirty-some bunch of sailors assemble... Continue Reading →
In the history of human kind religion has ironically played the lead divisive role. More people have been killed in the name of religion than any other force. From the Crusades in the 11th Century to the Arab-Israeli conflict in the 20th century and the blood filled partition of India, religion has played the demonic role.
The notion of education conjures up images of class rooms, text books, tutorials and high-stress examinations in my mind but little did I realise that education can equally be a process of observation, discovery, self-learning, also associated with outdoors and a fun-filled experience. A few weeks ago, I was invited by Creya Learning, a Hyderabad... Continue Reading →
#EveryIndianVolunteering “That’s the most interesting thing of all. The balance depends on the mans frame of mind! Understand? Which means that if he’s cheerful and firm in spirit, there will be more sodium in the barrier, and no sickness none whatever, will bring him to his death. But as soon as he loses heart,... Continue Reading →
“Education should not be a preparation for life; it should be life” Anthony de Mello in The Prayer of the Frog Thomas Alva Edison the most prolific inventor since the first industrial revolution refused to go to school after the age of seven. In today’s parlance he was uneducated and yet he was more educated... Continue Reading →
Total read time of 10 minutes with videos. In a few days from today, it will be one year since I set foot on Moroccan soil to join 14 other IBM colleagues, from across the globe, to participate in what was the tenth edition of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) mission in Morocco. Fondly known... Continue Reading →