Eight things you need to know about the next 50 years into Future

“…In the race to become consumers, producers, innovators , we often disregard where most of our resources are coming from” Continue reading Eight things you need to know about the next 50 years into Future

Speed and Agility

“Next time, I’ll come and spend a week teaching them ( PG mgt students) how to use Agile for business innovation.” was a suggestion to the Board. It wasn’t the first time I was attending a board meeting, but it was the first time I was in attendance for a business school. I wondered what the concept was, an oft repeated statement. Is it often that IT philosophy is used in other disciplines? I remember Prof. Karl Ulrich at Wharton had a background in Mechanical engineering and also borrowed some concepts from operations management to create rather interesting and simplified … Continue reading Speed and Agility

Five Lessons in Installation Art 101 with Puja Pandal Hopping!

A decade or so back when friends would say: “We are going to Calcutta for the Puja”, the Delhites would wonder what the brouhaha was all about. What was this connection between every Bengali and Durga Puja Pandal? These temporary Hindu Temples come up for nine days in a year and block many roads all over the city causing traffic snarls and packed streets. One wonders, “What’s the rush about?” avoiding the affected streets. Life comes to a standstill specially in the last 2-3 days and even if you don’t step out, your newspaper stops coming, offices close early and … Continue reading Five Lessons in Installation Art 101 with Puja Pandal Hopping!

Lady In The Deluge

There is something about Calcutta which brings out the need for creative expression. The rain clouds over the sky for over fours months a year. Many times it rains when the sun is shining. Dull, dreary, this perhaps explains the slow pace of everything including traffic. The last week across the globe has been about floods. Everywhere. Typhoon. Tornado. Bursts of rain in Mumbai yet again, and of-course in Calcutta too. Who is the “Lady In The Deluge”? She seems to be an urban lady, dressed for a party. Wearing a cold shoulder dress, tattered at one sleeve. Her oversized … Continue reading Lady In The Deluge