Takes a country to keep my mail on hold …

In the process of relocating back to India, I came back to my apartment in Santa Clara for a few weeks to close out everything here.I have been away for over 6 months now ... and had put my mail on hold from India by going to the USPS web site. Mail hold works only …

Here’s a tip …

I recently moved back to India after a few years in the US (this is the second and hopefully the last time !) ... and needed to build our life ground up in Bangalore.So we got a phone, a gas connection, furniture, a broad band connection, a TV, cable and so on.A my mother taught …

Nice guys (gals) don’t finish last

Jade Goody is out of Big Brother.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6282327.stmPersonally, I care less for reality shows and even lesser for Shilpa Shetty. However, I couldn't help wonder this morning if Indians have standing up to the world better than ever before.The unadultrated outrage within 24 hours of the Shipa Shetty Big Brother brawl ... followed by dipolmatic pressure …

Throw Out Your Business Plan – Part I

If you are starting a new company or creating a new business within an existing company that is truly unique in the market place … my recommendation is to NOT have a business plan. Why: “Are you advocating we jump into a new business, throw things around and see what sticks. Smells like WebWan or …

The humiliation of "Emerging" … the pride of "Real Re-emerging" …

All through the years I grew up through school and college, I always felt personally humiliated to have India first included in the list of "Developing Countries" and then in "Emerging Economies".A civilization that gave the world the meaning of life away through Gita, Budhism, Sikkism, Jainism ... a country that won it's independence through …

Propelled like the "Midnight’s Children"…

I grew up in a middle class family with no experience in running a business. I guess my MBA didn't help either.An MBA at an IIM is prestigious, but I think it was preparing me for a career in an MNC ... like the civil services creates bureaucrats for the public sector, the "BSchools" in …