Will you help ?

This is a discussion blog – I have some opinion, but don’t know for sure. And yes, this is inspired by the ethical situations we were presented with by Prof Murnighan at Kellogg. Here’s the dilemma I have – should you help people who don’t help themselves ? […]

The first week in the US

The first week in the US has been part nostalgic and part discovery … The first day, was getting off at JFK and being picked up by Senthil and his father. Seeing Newton, Connecticut for the first time and getting to eat proper, authentic South Indian food made […]

Underwhelming LUV

When this trip to the US was getting finalised, I decided we will fly Southwest Airlines for all our in-country flights. In every class of ours at ISB, we spoke of Southwest and how they do what they do and why they are the only airlines that never […]

The black and white world

Many of us exist in a black and white world when it comes to our likes and dislikes… Of people, situations, values, process. This came up in a couple of discussions I was having yesterday and its worthwhile to explore this. Take an example – lying is bad […]

Dear Madiba

The parallels are uncanny, The lifespans overlapping for 30 years, The colouring similar, The fight very different and much longer, The result probably still to come ! Madiba, you are loved and revered As much as the Mahatma But the burden of sainthood Might escape you and for […]

Take a deep breath

Yesterday I felt like an Indian traffic policeman …. Cars coming from every direction, a couple of the drivers following rules, but most flout them, horns blaring, accidents happening and just inhaling noxious gases that poison one’s thinking besides settling in the lungs. I started the day with […]

In distress

The disaster in Uttarakhand is heart rending … I was remembering how Appa and I walked the 14 kms to reach Kedarnath in 1985 and Amma came on the pony. The taste of the roadside tea still lingers and the warmth of the razai at the guesthouse just […]

The Mango people

On Wednesday, June 19th, I was at a client’s place waiting for the meeting to start and as I picked up the phone to turn off the volume, I got a call. I picked it up and it was one of the Mango people who was telling me […]


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