When I land in Srinagar, I witness a heavy security set up – not surprising for a city that’s limping its way past a decade of insurgency – a decade which brought life to an abrupt halt in Srinagar and its vicinity. As I drive through the streets to my hotel, a poorly maintained infrastructure… Read More Kashmir: a paradise – lost to neglect, corruption and insurgency
He never had a formal education; was brought up by his guardian while his father struggled to retain his position, yet Emperor Akbar the Great boasted of a 21% contribution to the World GDP between 1556 and 1605 when he headed India Inc. as its Emperor! The vision and its execution: Akbar has a vision… Read More Legends of leadership and management – Akbar the Great (1556 – 1605)
The Republican Presidential debate concluded recently – the questions were specific, but the response from the candidates was by and large – vague. Each candidate seemed to come to the podium with “We need to make American great again and only I know how to do it.” In an era where fact checks happen in… Read More The Presidential Debate – selecting the right candidate
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