The Bread Earner: A Cautionary HR Tale

Her 10-year old was bent over his school books, halfheartedly completing his homework. The light from the iPad screen illuminated his younger brother’s face, spotlighting his mirth as he watched his favourite YouTube video. He had been granted screen time to prevent him from disturbing his older sibling. Keeping a watchful eye on both her children, she… Continue reading The Bread Earner: A Cautionary HR Tale

The steep price Mumbai paid in 1993

On December 6, 1992, a large crowd of Hindu activists demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The sounds of that demolition reverberated across India. Science through Newton’s law posits that every action has an opposite and equal reaction. Religion, too, propagates the same be it Judgment Day or the Law of… Continue reading The steep price Mumbai paid in 1993

The Dance of the Magnificent Plume

The grey crept over the blue, blanketing it slowly with a faint rustle. The eye-dazzling overhead light began to dim, tinged now as it was by the edgy grey. The faint rustle grew in volume, picking up steam to thunder out aloud the imminent arrival of rain. The head first bowed in acknowledgment. A second… Continue reading The Dance of the Magnificent Plume

Open the door to communal harmony

Is India becoming an intolerant country? It’s a question that has been worrying me because I would hate to see India change from being a welcoming, accepting of all faiths, peace loving nation. To prevent the very threat of that change, it is becoming increasingly clear that all concerned Indians need to open the door to communal… Continue reading Open the door to communal harmony

Storm the Norm

Much of a book’s success lies in a title or headline, which intrigues while clearly indicating the content of the pages inside. If the book title has the potential to become a catch phrase, so much the better. Anisha Motwani’s Storm the Norm scores on both these aspects. I know it did with me because I… Continue reading Storm the Norm

By The Book – A Boss’s Review

There is no greater honour than an ex-boss writing a review of a one-time direct report’s maiden book. That honour multiplies when the author in question has high regard for the boss and mentor in question. Thank you Rajesh Pant for taking the time to review my book. I can’t begin to express just how… Continue reading By The Book – A Boss’s Review

The Travel Path of Content

A couple of months ago, I was invited to take part in a panel discussion at the Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) fair in Mumbai. Organized by TravHQ, the subject of the panel discussion was on “leveraging content to inspire travellers to explore a new destination and take a trip.” My fellow travellers on the path… Continue reading The Travel Path of Content