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She is speaking in spoken English!

April 30, 2013 by

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We stay at Chennai and we had been to a friend’s place for dinner last night. There were a lot of kids and they were playing around. There was a three year old and she was conversing only in English. Looking at her, my 8 year old son said, “Look at her, she is speaking […]

All or nothing endeavor

April 28, 2013 by

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Politics is an all or nothing endeavor. For example, if the company’s sales only measures 115 crores this year, instead of its goal of 120 crores, all is not lost. Maybe, its stock prices might tick down a few points and a few executives might earn a slightly smaller bonus. But the company won’t shut […]

Pollution and Solution never go hand in hand

April 27, 2013 by

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As cities, in India and abroad, suffocate in pollution, we as ‘city-zens’ (a sub-category of citizens) have the right to point a finger at our mirrors! Yes, that’s where we find the real culprit. Somewhere along the evolutionary progress, we’ve created an entity called Society, in itself a child to the parent entity, Civilization; and […]

The power of a story

April 26, 2013 by

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An ol’ pal of mine used to keep telling me about the power of a story for just about anything — negotiating, marketing, persuading, ice-breaking, motivating or just plain entertaining. It was an interesting concept but I was never 100% convinced. One fine day, I was in the middle of some IT disaster management. The […]

What is an ISV?

April 25, 2013 by

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I used to work for an organization whose customer segment was predominantly ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), in other words they are software product companies. We used to send out campaigns to ISVs stating the challenges that ISVs face. While sending such campaigns, some people write back to us asking, “What is an ISV?”. Only then, […]

How are others living?

April 24, 2013 by

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A friend of mine for the last 20 years has achieved a number of things that are typically considered a distant dream for many in the middle and upper middle class. He stays in an upmarket locality in the city and ensures that most good things in life are available to the members in his […]

Classical music Vs Jazz

April 23, 2013 by

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Few weeks ago there was a Jazz music fest in the spacious and beautiful Nehru park. I am not a music lover but a regular walker in the park. The audience littered everywhere and made me hate them. Last week there was a classical music festival and again I happened to catch some of it […]