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

This is the post that got me over one million likes……

Some people become coal miners. Others are born aristocrats with a silver spoon dangling so from their mouth, if it falls, is replaceable. Look at the world. We have divided ourselves into nation states. Nation states whose boundaries are formed by the blood of other men, whose territories were annexed or our own which we fight to defend. Others, still are in the midst of fighting, fuelled by the generous doses of capitalist dreams. And finally some …… some still seeking their historic identities. Do we really like to fight? What do we defend? Humanity it appears, is on the … Continue reading This is the post that got me over one million likes……

Should you let the Lions sleep?

While at NIFT, a major part of my job became pushing files with lingo such as post facto, ex post facto, pro bono, status quo and the sorts. (Why a “fashion” institute is still stuck with an ancient method of record maintenance is still a puzzle to me.) The word status quo came towards me from many directions. “Don’t challenge the status quo” came again from the HR in a private jewellery company, as I experimented with changes in the branding plan. That actually pushed me a step further towards the door. “Let the lions sleep” advised another colleague in … Continue reading Should you let the Lions sleep?

Sierpinski’s triangle & Fractal Gupitar

Yesterday something happened. Remember that feeling when what you have always believed in your life gets refuted by a new finding and suddenly the world doesn’t look the way it always did? That something happened. The trigger was a mathematics professor of Santa Fe university through the online mooc on Complexity Explorer. The birds chirp outside on a tree blossoming with red spring flowers. A tributary of the Ganges flows near my backyard. On the other side of the house,the Victoria Memorial is sometimes visible through the haze. Till last week I was teaching students of my drawing workshop I … Continue reading Sierpinski’s triangle & Fractal Gupitar

How Colour Branding is working in Politics

Elections in India have become a huge gala of sound, noise and drama. Add the songs, events, digital marketing and you get a full 360 marketing campaign. Today’s public held swearing-in ceremony at the state capital Kolkata, was fashionable. The newly elected party had in huge doses, a political brand presence. It demonstrated people power, by the sheer number of human population surrounding the event and an association with a certain color scheme, liberally used in the decorations. For a State that boasts of as much  land territory and population as that of a small country ; a state language … Continue reading How Colour Branding is working in Politics