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 First Margadarshis meeting over Video !


Cirque Du Soleil – “Bazzar”

In 2005, my parents, Krishnan and I went to Singapore specifically to watch a Cirque Du Soleil show. We had read about these two Canadians street performers, Guy Laliberte and Giles Set-Croix who had transformed “circus” in a Harvard Business Review article and then started to search for their show on the internet. When we saw that … Read more Cirque Du Soleil – “Bazzar”

Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !

We, the PGPMAX batch of 2013 had our 5th year reunion on Nov 23rd and 24th. This time we were invited by the school to hold it at the ISB Hyderabad campus. It was an opportunity to relive the time that we spent there during our program. I couldn’t go on the 23rd and decided … Read more Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !

Women Empowerment is Appeasement

On Saturday, Nov 24th, I was at the ISB campus attending the 5th reunion of my Pgpmax batch. The school had organised a short panel discussion on women empowerment that I was a part of. During lunch the same day, Rajini and I were discussing this word empowerment and she said its irritating to hear … Read more Women Empowerment is Appeasement

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #22 – DMUU

The Bhagavad Gita is truly fascinating .. Lord Krishna is teaching the great warrior Arjuna everything about life and the universe through the Bhagavad Gita. He starts with Sankhya Yoga, Sānkhya means the “complete analytical knowledge of something.” Isn’t it interesting that today we work with analytics and it helps us to make decisions in uncertain times … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #22 – DMUU

One’s reflection, a Life Lesson for all

All our PGPMAX reunions leave many of us in a happy stupor … just the way an amazingly delicious meal that you haven’t over-eaten does. This one was no different. Two days of the Thanksgiving weekend spent amongst friends, going back and forth between behaving as kids in school and being responsible leaders that we … Read more One’s reflection, a Life Lesson for all

Reunite.. Reflect.. Re-energize!

Every year during the Thanksgiving weekend, the PGPMAX 2013 batch gets together…. and today our fourth reunion starts in a few hours. This year we are meeting in Delhi NCR, technically Gurgaon as the hotel happens to be in Gurgaon. While we started out thinking almost 50 of us would be there, we have had … Read more Reunite.. Reflect.. Re-energize!

Deja Vu … Remembering Term 2 at ISB

As we prepare for the fourth reunion of our PGPMAX batch, I came across an old post of mine about Term 2 at ISB. Term 2 for us was in the second week of September and I would write a blog at the end of each term. Reposting it here, after correcting a grammatical error … Read more Deja Vu … Remembering Term 2 at ISB

Why doing an MBA late in life helps !!

In Sanskrit “Mani” means “jewel” and “Ved” means “sacred knowledge” …. Well, Ved Mani has the sacred knowledge and is one of the jewels of our PGPMAX class !! We didn’t like Ved much in Term 1 … Along with Arun, he was amongst the few that didn’t sweat DMUU. Then he told the Delhi … Read more Why doing an MBA late in life helps !!