Asymmetric information and its fallout

I first heard of information, data and Trust asymmetry in my Term 8 at ISB. Read about it here – Term 8 – Asymmetric Trust and climbing the Everest. That term was about strategic alliances and how asymmetry of trust affects partnerships. Its very relevant in the political context too, especially w.r.t India. There are … Read more

Promise Vs Reality – Big Basket :(

#LockdownTales I have been a Big Basketeer for the longest time ever since Vidya introduced us to it in Bangalore in 2012, but over the last one year, I have shifted completely to Milk Basket because I found that Big Basket was largely stocking only those items that were under their own brand and not … Read more

Lockdown Learnings #1

#LockdownTales With the world in a lockdown mode, many of us are learning news ways of living, re-discovering some old ways that are effective and even as we cope with an unseen attacker, we are also innovating. The following is a partial list of habits/learnings that I and many others should continue post-lockdown. Save, then … Read more

First Margadarshis meeting over Video !

#LockdownTales On Saturday, April 11th, we had our quarterly board meeting for ShikshaDaan. This was the first time we were doing it over video. Mostly we use this meeting as an opportunity to meet Rajeev, Akash, Tarita, Subbu and Kabir in person rather than just meet over a conference call. We always setup a Zoom … Read more

Food during Lockdown #2 – Storing Greens

#LockdownTales #GreensInTheFridge Eating green leafy vegetables is very important to build immunity. Especially during a pandemic of this nature, where no cure has been found, the only thing we can rely upon is our own immunity. While all vegetables are available, with the lockdown in place, its important to store some of the vegetables for … Read more

#9Minutesat9PM for India

As we all lit lamps at 9 PM for 9 minutes I was remembering and chanting the morning prayer from my  school – ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ From untruth/unreal to truth/real From darkness/evil to light/good From the fear of death/death to … Read more