Reactive mechanism

Reactive mechanism

Stampede ? Let’s build a couple of more overhead bridges Floods ? Ban plastic from tomorrow Earthquake ? You need to make earthquake-proof buildings from now on Communal tension? Disconnect internet for 15 days in that area Doesn’t this sound familiar? For years, our government has had this reactive approach to mitigate difficult situations. I know these incidents/events are beyond our control but that’s exactly the reason why we have something called ‘Disaster Management Cell’ which has been yawning it’s…

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Countless metrics

Countless metrics

With the advent of interactive and detailed dashboards, our tendency to analyze every minute detail is now taking a whole new dimension. If you are someone like me who owns applications like Fitbit, Nike Run, Apple Health etc those colorful dashboards do look intriguing in the beginning and they seem to also invade into your privacy when you realize that Fitbit knows you were feeling restless 6 times between 2:32 AM and 4:36 AM – I mean that is some…

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Quora Answer : What is the most disturbing thing that happens every day in your country?

Quora Answer : What is the most disturbing thing that happens every day in your country?

In my country – people think that every place apart from is home is trash bin. People litter at will in trains, buses, public places, bus stops, inside planes, outside government buildings, inside offices, outside neighbour’s house, inside a bar, on restaurant terraces, in amusement parks and every other place you can think of including cremation grounds which is quite ironic. They litter without a shred of remorse. They litter without blinking an eyelid and they will litter as if…

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Compete with grace

Compete with grace

Competition is great, it brings in the best inside you. Being a part of sales fraternity, I often come across situations when the customer wants to know your views about your competition and as tempting as it sounds – never put down your competition, it’s the worst mistake a sales guy can ever do. No, I don’t mean that you refrain yourself from indulging in a meaningful discussion but putting your competition down is a terrible idea. Best way to…

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Intent and character

Intent and character

Most of the intentions we’ve in our mind are bound to be positive and path-breaking. Having a great intention is easy but it takes a lot of character to put it into action. It was more like an epiphany when it struck me. Every time I plan to go for a run in my building premises, I tell myself that I am feeling great and I’d like to pull off a 7km+ run this evening but most of the times…

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Our cities are dying

Our cities are dying

The only viable solution to save our cities from dying and hyper-growth is to invest heavily in infrastructure and convert a few non-metro cities into big ones which can attract great companies and talent. A few names that crop up in my mind are Raipur, Nagpur, Kochi, Chandigarh, Mysore etc, we need them to grow at a crazy pace so that it can ease out some pressure from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Whether it’s smog in Delhi, the floods and…

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Price versus Cost

Price versus Cost

This is one of the most intriguing topics I’ve come across, hence thought of writing something around this. Price is straightforward – it’s something you pay upfront and is tangible whereas cost is an ongoing phenomena -it’s tangible as well as intangible and includes the upfront price plus cost of maintaining it. Price is in a way a subset of cost. We often tend to buy or invest in something only based on the price. Just because something is cheaper…

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