The first thing that stands out when you land in Dublin, Ireland, is the rows of colorful shops and restaurants with pots of flowers hanging from the top. It feels like a picture straight out of a travel journal. Then you notice a lot of hamburger joints and pubs and you realize you’re in… Read More Ireland – greenery, dairy and the land of Guinness
Madrid: An easy passage past security and customs at the Madrid airport is a good start to our visit. The city is well connected via public transport, so the €30 cab ride to the hotel ends up being on the expensive side. After a piping hot breakfast, we’re off to the Royal Palace of… Read More Spain – a vibrant culture with culinary delights
He was a results oriented leader who negotiated his way to a democratic Spain. He was an insider who changed the system while being a part of it. He firmly believed that success of democracy lay not in winning, but in the participation of the entire spectrum of thought. And when armed rogue commanders took… Read More Legends of Leadership and Management – Adolfo Suarez (1932- 2014)
Hilary Clinton was not the first woman to run for the President of the United States. In 1872, Victoria Chaflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for the President of the United States. The irony – she herself was ineligible to vote! Black Americans got the right to vote in 1870 – very… Read More The first US woman President – the elusive quest
If the world were without borders, then Seychelles would be its capital. Seychelles is borderless indeed – you don’t need a visa to fly into Seychelles – you are granted the visa upon arrival – at the airport! Part of the Indian Ocean Island trio of Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles, it is right in… Read More Seychelles – clear waters, tropical paradise and the capital of the borderless world!
He is considered the father of modern Japan. He was instrumental in influencing the transformation of Japan from a feudal, isolated regime into a modern, democratic and global economy. As home minister in 1878, he focused on boosting and westernizing the economy of Japan. As Japan’s first Prime Minister from 1885, he ensured Japan was… Read More Legends of Leadership and Management: Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909)
As the Rio Olympics get off to a flying start, here is a look at some inspiring moments through time, that helped define, the spirit of the Olympics: 2016 (Rio) – the first ever Refugees Olympics Team: The story of the plight of refugees came center stage at the Rio Olympics when 10 athletes marched… Read More The Olympics Spirit – grit, courage and camaraderie – inspiring moments in Olympics history