Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trips & More Trips

Bangalore - Delhi - Bangalore - A Management Game

Bangalore - Mumbai - Lucknow - Delhi - Bangalore - Consulting Workshops

Bangalore - Mumbai - Indore - Mumbai - Calicut - Bangalore - Consulting Workshops

Bangalore - Delhi - Workshop Planning

Next Month - Europe

I'm tired

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Saatchi Gallery

I spent a couple of hours walking around the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London. In a city full of great museums, the Gallery seems to hold its own because of its vivid, extremely unusual exhibits.

A corpse on chairs?

A two headed lamp!
Not sure what this is, but its cool!

This is not a creased cloth. Its the actual design!

A room full of speakers!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Workshops and Exercise

I've been helping some folks with running workshops in Delhi. I'm enjoying that though not the travel but thats not too bad.

On a fitness mania at the moment and of course, it has its advantages. Not the least being an ability to be more alert and effective on my feet at the workshop, where the display of kinetic energy is needed.

I feel light and energetic at the ripe old age of 47. In fact I feel more fit than when I was half that number! I hope it lasts!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Nemo's illness

Nemo is ill and we are very down. He has stones in his bladder and is unable to urinate. An operation is the only option but he is too small and weak. It could be dangerous. Wish him well.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Collapse of Education

An entirely new wave of oddly-literates stalk the corridors of the corporate world.

The origins of this strange set seem to be in the zillions of B-Schools to be found at every corner. What are they teaching? Where is the faculty? Why can't these students write at a BASIC level? Why are they completely confused about what they want to do?

Over the past six months I have met students who have no idea what they want to do - finance is the same as marketing which is the same as consulting. All that matters is some strange notion of a 'pay-package' and the brand. Bravado alone is apparently enough. Inflated resumes claiming all kinds of baffling excellence ("Top 0.013% in India in Grade 6") , restless body language, eyes that have already wandered off to the next scheduled interview - are these the leaders of tomorrow? I guess the answer is yes.

I can't wait to be led!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Music in London

I had the pleasure of visiting the Raj Academy of Sikh Music in Southall, London. Met their Principal, Dr. Surinder Singh, a wise and knowledgeable Musicologist. I listened to some soul stirring music in Raag Badhans (not far from Desh) in an orchestra by his students - Esraj, Sarangi, Dilruba and Sarinda. They really believe in bringing feelings out. I was very touched.

I shall be back in Feb to visit them again.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Runaway Puppy

Sarang's book is featured in a list by Reading Rainbow as something small children should read!

You can get it here or