90 minutes of intense soccer action in a world Cup game – a player is fouled, the team members are up in arms. One individual runs up to the center of the commotion – flashes a few yellow cards and directs the players back to their positions – the referee has just performed his job… Read More Management: awareness, communication and execution!
When you land in Panama, a vast coastline greets you with an eager looking flotilla of sailboats vying for your attention. It feels like Southern California with lots of humidity. A quick passage through immigration is a sign of less bureaucracy and when you find out that the current President of Panama is from the… Read More Panama: the Canal, rainforest and lots of humidity!
The NSA had an intense surveillance program for the last 4 years. There seems to have been just one glitch – they forgot to include their own. Edward Snowden, a tech specialist contracting for the NSA leaked the details of a highly classified surveillance program called PRISM to the Guardian and Washington Post last week.… Read More Big Brother or Guardian Angel: government’s responsibility vs accountability
When I stepped into Balboa Park this Sunday (April 21st) to attend the Earth Fair in observance of Earth Day 2013, I was expecting to witness a commercial interpretation of the event. There was a commercial element – Toyota would not miss the opportunity for the world. But there was a bigger philosophical element. The… Read More EARTH Day 2013: San Diego Earth Fair – it’s all about sustainability
Masai Mara stands for the land of the Masai, but when you land at the Mara, you see an ocean of land and hordes of wildebeest grazing across it. And as you drive your way across the wide expanse, you see a very well-run kingdom of the Lion King – complete with the departments of… Read More Kenya Part 2 – Masai Mara: land of the Masai, kingdom of the Lion King
Sometimes you wish your eyes were camera lenses – in Africa you make that wish several times. I land at the Nanyuki airstrip within an hour of taking off from Nairobi. With 42 tribes, 2 national languages (English and Swahili) and several regional languages, Kenya already has me fascinated. I am looking forward to discovering… Read More Kenya – Part 1: where wildlife owns the plains
1991 – India was engaged in an intense debate on reservations in jobs and educational institutions for members of the backward castes. I tried to engage a woman State Senator in the debate. She did not bat an eyelid to come up with her response: “If there must be reservation, then it should be for… Read More Women in the 21st century – of biology, historical baggage and a glass ceiling!