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Zinda Ho Tum

Life is full of ups and downs. Especially when it is an off day, and you are grappling to come to terms with challenges, difficulties, barriers in front of you. This beautiful piece from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, is a wonderful listen.


How Exaggerated Constraints can help bring disruptive innovation?

In building products we often come across constraints. Whether it is technical constraint, a business constraint, a statutory constraint or financial constraint, it impedes our activity. It is often these constraints that leads to innovation. When the vision is sacrosanct, Read more…


Hitting Adversities for a Six – Prof. Hawking Way

I had heard about Prof. Stephen Hawking, knew he was a great “scientist”. I had also seen his appearances in American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. During one of my conversations with Prof Shaleel, we started discussing about Prof.Stephen Hawking. Read more…


Ted Talk, Monica Lewinsky

When the world seems to be up against you, how does one, stand his/her ground? When it seems that everything has come to a standstill how do you rev your engine up? What does it take to stand up for yourself and your dignity. Here’s Monica Lewinsky courageously telling the world, her side of the story.


The Goan Adventure

It was a pleasant afternoon, not too hot, not too cloudy. After about 40 minutes drive from Candolim, 8 of us (4 Adults and 4 kids, youngest was a 4 year old) reached the dock where the yacht that we Read more…


One exercise every agile team must do

Back in 2007, one Friday afternoon, my manager called me in to his office, just as I was about to call it a week. He had just returned from a certification course that he was participating for a week. He Read more…


Jack Ma on Careers

How do I shape my career is probably the most common question, something that every youngster would have. In this video, Jack Ma, provides a great perspective to students on where the focus should be at different age group.


Getting the Best People, Getting the Best out of People

In January this year, probably for the first time in my life I watched 3 movies in a theater in 4 days –  Friday, Saturday and Monday! In all 3 movies as the end credits scrolled, one common thing that Read more…


Are you part of a professional community yet?

One of my uncle is a hardcore foodie. Once he overate this tasty snack of South India called “kodubale“. He developed severe gastritis and he had to be taken to a doctor. The doctor knew him and asked him in Read more…


Upgrade yourself the ILAS Way

Ever since my school days, I always found myself struggling in exams. Even after spending hours together on studying a topic, I ended up scoring average in my written exams. I had tried various methods to score well, but all Read more…