Arjuna – Lessons in Up-skilling and Re-skilling

  In the ongoing Mahabharata re-telecast, in an episode yesterday Guru Dronacharya constructs the Chakravyuha (a battle formation) in order to capture Yudhistra. The Kaurava strategy was to lure Arjuna away by getting the Susharma brothers to engage him in a duel. Arjuna falls prey to that strategy and keeps following the Susharma brothers who … Read more Arjuna – Lessons in Up-skilling and Re-skilling

The difficulty of becoming who you are…

In my childhood, I wanted myself to do, and be, various things in my life. Some of them are: become the driver of Pandian Express (it was once the fastest express train in Southern Railway), a black belt in Karate (inspired by Bruce Lee and Enter the Dragon), Bharatnatyam Dancer (inspired by Kamal Hasan in … Read more The difficulty of becoming who you are…

Learning while doing Laundry !

Day 20 – Sept 20, 2019 Zagreb, Croatia Since we are leaving Zagreb tomorrow, we decided to get our laundry done at the laundromat near the Airbnb and later in the evening we went out to eat ice cream at a special shop. We went really early to the laundromat. We had collected enough coins … Read more Learning while doing Laundry !

What is so special about ShikshaDaan?

Bindu and I set up ShikshaDaan Foundation in the year 2012. The next three years sort of went away as we got to get various registrations, approvals and exemptions from the Government. Also, we wanted to study the higher education space in detail and come up with a unique value delivery model that truly delivers … Read more What is so special about ShikshaDaan?

Scotland Day 5 – Learning about the “key box”

Tuesday Aug 28th, 2018 Our train to Inverness from Edinburgh was at 8.34 am and Sriman had to go to work besides dropping off Nikki. So we combined everything and started early at 7.30 am. First we dropped off Nikki and her friend near their school and then Sriman dropped us off at the Waverley … Read more Scotland Day 5 – Learning about the “key box”

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!