A Power Cut … Oh No !

Power Cut

Today we had a power cut in our condominium for nearly eight hours. We were informed of it yesterday, but the window of the outage kept getting extended. In 18 years of living here, we have never experienced such a long outage because this condominium like many others built by DLF, has 100% power backup. … Read more

Lockdown Learnings #2

#LockdownLearnings Hopefully on May 3rd, the Govt may take the decision to slowly ease out the lockdown… its a big “may”. The decision is a difficult one and the whole world seems to be really far away from being “normal” and as my friend Swapna said earlier in the day, we are all adjusting to … Read more

Batch Processing Groceries

When I worked with Aon Hewitt, I had a team led by Amit Gautam that did “batch processing”. While I understood the work they did, I couldn’t use the concept in my daily life till more recently. For the past three to four months, I have been doing batch processing for replenishing the groceries. Earlier … Read more

Poof …. Half a century old !!!

… And that’s how long 50 years feels. On 6th April this year, I completed half a century in this lifetime. Wasn’t it yesterday that I was crying when the train pulled out of Dehu Road station as Appa got posted to Shillong? And wasn’t it in the morning that I walked to KV Happy … Read more

What’s most important to you ?

Most of us have read Stephen Covey’s landmark book – “Seven Habits of highly effective people”. Krishnan and I consider it a management bible and re-read it often, just to reinforce the habits. Stephen Covey does an experiment using rocks, gravel, sand and water to explain how to prioritise. Take a pot full of water, put … Read more