It was early 1997. NIFT did not even have a jewellery course at that time. The Accessory Design course opened to a jewellery internship for the last six months. Two 20 something olds, me and another designer, were sent to … Continue reading The Rise and Rise and Fall? of Mehul Choksi
“…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
“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
As the year comes to an end, there were great moments, but there were failures & setbacks too. The good moments, which I already highlighted in my post here, a tribute to self and really nothing more than feeding my … Continue reading Three of my Deepest Darkest Secrets…
Don’t Rush, Don’t Fret, Don’t Push, Don’t Bet. Just pray. Just see, Just read. Just be. Smile. Sing. Happiness, tis brings. Talk, not loud, Walk, not proud. Run, not a race, Simmer that pace. Discover world, As if a child; Sometimes Wild, Sometimes Mild. Continue reading Resolution to self
Life is about living. A small part of it is of course work, as we strive to enjoy the rest of it through the rewards it brings. The sweet balance of life and work is yet to be achieved, but … Continue reading My Ten Top Moments of 2017
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!
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
SEND: through wireless ether, non-time specific Calcutta, India 19 Aug. 17 Hi Nikola, It’s been two years less a century between your autobiography first published in 1919 in the Electrical Experimenter and now that I first read it. I happened … Continue reading Letter to Nikola, written a century later.
In the light of the controversial internal Google memo written by James Damore, here is a story, written strictly for amusement. The concept of gender issues was in my mind for a long time, what if women would behave in … Continue reading Planet Mirth