London Day 7 – Koh-i-Noor

Aug 22, 2018 We had planned on doing the Tower of London walk on Sunday (19th), but couldn’t as we decided to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning with Piyank and his family. The walk happens on Wednesdays as well so we decided to do it on the 22nd. The tour guide was Brian again (he … Read more

Postcards from “under construction” Allahabad

We came to Allahabad on May 13th from Lucknow. The distance was just 209 kms but it took us four hours to drive that distance because the road is a state highway at best with just two lanes and unruly traffic coming at you from every direction !! We crossed the Nehru-Gandhi bastion, now Madam … Read more

Lenin’s Contributions – Must Read

Yesterday Indian goons brought down a statue of Lenin in the Indian state of Tripura. I am deeply pained and I want to record the tremendous contributions of Lenin in this blog for those goons who thought that he was a foreigner. Lenin was born into a wealthy middle class family in Shantipur about 100 … Read more

The waxing and waning of media indignation

Over the last week or so, every private media channel has been shouting hoarse about the Padmavati controversy. For those who have missed out on all the fun, here’s a synopsis – the famed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made a movie called “Padmavati” based on Rani Padmini (aka Padmavati) and Alauddin Khilji. The entire … Read more

Dilli Darshan – Touched something made 5000 years back 

On September 1st, Krishnan and I visited the National Museum. Where else will history buffs start ? :). The National Museum is spread over three floors and it will take you nearly three days to truly see every artefact on display. The ground floor has artefacts from the Indus Valley civilisation, sculptures from the medieval … Read more

Who should be a mentor or coach?

This is a leadership lesson of what not to do rather than what to do. There is a huge surge towards “mentoring” and “coaching” programs in organizations. Two reasons why this is probably happening, people are moving into senior management and leadership roles at a young age, so they need a coach to provide the … Read more