Joseph George and his Close Encounter of the Third Kind

According to J. Allen Hynek’s, a close encounter of the first kind is the sighting of an unidentified flying object*. A close encounter of the second kind is a discovery of a phenomena after a UFO has been spotted. This could be anything ranging from a crop circle to electronic interference. A close encounter of… Continue reading Joseph George and his Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Powering Jet Airways with a Yellow Rose

Powering Jet Airways with a Yellow Rose is the story of how the flower came to be chosen as the symbol for the airline. The story has been extracted (with a few modifications) from the book A Dance with the Corporate Ton: Reflections of a Worker Ant.

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

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

Armani and the Banana Leaf!

India, much like human society elsewhere, always had its own version of the Ton*. The country had its Maharajas, Maharanis, Rajkumars*, Rajkumaris*, Mantris*, Zamindars*, et.al. Collectively, the Indian ton had its own distinctive rules for haut living, encompassing customs for housing and dining to fabric, apparel and refined manners… specifically prescribed for the Indian aristocracy. It… Continue reading Armani and the Banana Leaf!

Are you singing the age-old Corporate Mantra?

There has been a mantra that people in positions of power have had their minions sing from the time the Egyptian Pharaohs built their pyramids to the era when the London haut ton* had to simply raise their little fingers to get people to dance to their every whim and fancy.   The Pharaohs are now resting… Continue reading Are you singing the age-old Corporate Mantra?