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

New Words

Am reading this delicious book titled “A Gentleman in Moscow” and I am reading it really slowly because its that kind of book. You just want to linger on every page and hope that the book never really ends :). Along the way, I have picked up four new words. Hadn’t heard these words before, … Read more

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

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

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