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Bindu Krishnan

Open door and closed minds

Many offices have an “open door” policy basically meaning that there aren’t hierarchies and people won’t sit behind closed doors. I guess it also was a way to break down the strict hierarchies that we had in Government offices with senior folk sitting behind heavy wooden doors !! But today […]

Invited to hell

Death claimed you The instant the butcher used A steel rod A steel rod ! Against tender human flesh Whose only crime was To fight against animals That attacked her and her friend Death was so shocked And pained by the barbarity That he claimed them too The animals, Just […]

New year – today

For Krishnan the New year started today morning when the current issue of HBR downloaded finally 🙂 In my marriage the only thing am scared of is Harvard Business Review. Krishnan loves that magazine and we get a print copy and an electronic copy on Kindle. Krishnan follows up with […]

And I forgot Stephen Covey !

As I wrote out the 2012 year end note I forgot one of the biggest losses – Stephen Covey. Stephen Covey brought back the character ethic, that was forgotten in the wake of the personality ethic that Dale Carnegie and his kind promoted. Basically, the difference being outward cosmetic changes […]

A new era begins

The news channels talk of the end of an era …. As you retire from your role as the chairman of Tata Sons. You don’t know me, but like me, there are several professionals for whom you are a role model and an inspiration. In a world that is ready […]

Dented and painted

The President’s son says “the protestors are not students, these women are dented and painted and it has become fashionable to light candles” – his sister is outraged, his father asks him to apologise and all TV channels and their motley panel members get another bone to chew on !! […]

Sorry Yesu ….

When we don’t remember history, we are forced to repeat it. 84 years back in 1928, during the British raj, peaceful protestors led by Lala Lajpat Rai were lathi charged and Lala Lajpat Rai died of the wounds he sustained 😦 What is different 84 years later ? As the […]