Category Archives: social change

The Goddess of Wealth is having it easy!

I’ve recently made a new friend who has spent over 20 years in various banking and financial companies. Having worked so closely with money and its related services, have led him to develop an almost spiritual and healthy relationship with

The Goddess of Wealth is having it easy!

I’ve recently made a new friend who has spent over 20 years in various banking and financial companies. Having worked so closely with money and its related services, have led him to develop an almost spiritual and healthy relationship with

domestic help in india, maid in india, nanny, dowry, gender bias, behavior change, social behaviors

The innocent question I could not answer

The Northeast is a very different part in India. Not because of its natural beauty, or the way its people look or dress. It’s how they behave and what they practice. I experience this difference everyday right here in Bangalore.

domestic help in india, maid in india, nanny, dowry, gender bias, behavior change, social behaviors

The innocent question I could not answer

The Northeast is a very different part in India. Not because of its natural beauty, or the way its people look or dress. It’s how they behave and what they practice. I experience this difference everyday right here in Bangalore.

women in workforce, work life balance, working mothers, social behavior change

Dear Media, please give women a break!

This morning I received an email from my toddler’s preschool, titled “Meet our team” with a list of names – 22 women including leads, teachers, trainers, admin, helpers, etc. All women. This is an industry dominated by women, in fact

women in workforce, work life balance, working mothers, social behavior change

Dear Media, please give women a break!

This morning I received an email from my toddler’s preschool, titled “Meet our team” with a list of names – 22 women including leads, teachers, trainers, admin, helpers, etc. All women. This is an industry dominated by women, in fact

customer feedback, customer behavior, seeking feedback

When giving feedback feels like playing with fire!

Have you ever experienced a situation where your brain is all clogged up with obvious feedback you must share as a customer, but your heart won’t let you do it the way you imagined? Imagine that you are usually a

customer feedback, customer behavior, seeking feedback

When giving feedback feels like playing with fire!

Have you ever experienced a situation where your brain is all clogged up with obvious feedback you must share as a customer, but your heart won’t let you do it the way you imagined? Imagine that you are usually a

child behaviors, parenting, how to teach a child, how to talk to toddlers

Good Boy, Bad Boy.

Child educators believe that expressions such as “good boy” or “bad boy” are not recommended when praising or correcting a child. All children are good; it’s their specific behavior that can be perceived as good and bad. Rather than directing

child behaviors, parenting, how to teach a child, how to talk to toddlers

Good Boy, Bad Boy.

Child educators believe that expressions such as “good boy” or “bad boy” are not recommended when praising or correcting a child. All children are good; it’s their specific behavior that can be perceived as good and bad. Rather than directing

social behavior, silence at work, behavior change

Seeking Quiet

I recently read an article about how “being quiet” is no longer the norm, but rather a request that has to made repeatedly. To quote, It’s a pathology that seems increasingly common, I suspect in part because people now spend so much

social behavior, silence at work, behavior change

Seeking Quiet

I recently read an article about how “being quiet” is no longer the norm, but rather a request that has to made repeatedly. To quote, It’s a pathology that seems increasingly common, I suspect in part because people now spend so much

education models, classroom behavior, improve teaching methods, future of education

The future of education – one curriculum may not fit all?

I wrote a piece on the future of education which was published on YourStory.in: If you set out to reinvent education, what would you do? Would you disrupt the current model of  learning, or would you integrate with the current

education models, classroom behavior, improve teaching methods, future of education

The future of education – one curriculum may not fit all?

I wrote a piece on the future of education which was published on YourStory.in: If you set out to reinvent education, what would you do? Would you disrupt the current model of  learning, or would you integrate with the current

business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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A Request to the Dean and the Admissions Committee of Wharton, HBS, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and other global b-schools.

I’d like to start by narrating a pattern that I’ve observed lately. The smart guy with reputed brands on his LinkedIn profile says – “I think this is the right time for me to follow my heart. I want to

A Request to the Dean and the Admissions Committee of Wharton, HBS, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and other global b-schools.

I’d like to start by narrating a pattern that I’ve observed lately. The smart guy with reputed brands on his LinkedIn profile says – “I think this is the right time for me to follow my heart. I want to

My baby needs an invisible car seat. Oh wait, it can be done!

Car seats work only when the baby stays inside them. I’m convinced that toddlers in India cannot be expected to stay inside car seats. Here’s why – The road is full of drama and often the action here is stranger

My baby needs an invisible car seat. Oh wait, it can be done!

Car seats work only when the baby stays inside them. I’m convinced that toddlers in India cannot be expected to stay inside car seats. Here’s why – The road is full of drama and often the action here is stranger

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

Path-breaking and Soul-wriggling!

Inspiration straight from the heart of India. These 5-minute films uploaded by ‘indiandiplomacy‘  or M.E.A. (Ministry of External Affairs) are about real life stories of rural heroes such as ‘The Mountain man’ or ‘S.E.A.R.C.H. in Gadchiroli’. “A hero is no

Path-breaking and Soul-wriggling!

Inspiration straight from the heart of India. These 5-minute films uploaded by ‘indiandiplomacy‘  or M.E.A. (Ministry of External Affairs) are about real life stories of rural heroes such as ‘The Mountain man’ or ‘S.E.A.R.C.H. in Gadchiroli’. “A hero is no

The Questions we often ask ourselves in India

Life is India is just remarkable! Every day we witness an unthinkable and diverse set of experiences that if we decided to pause our routine and think about them, we would never move beyond the first experience in the morning. That’s

The Questions we often ask ourselves in India

Life is India is just remarkable! Every day we witness an unthinkable and diverse set of experiences that if we decided to pause our routine and think about them, we would never move beyond the first experience in the morning. That’s

My Experiments with English Tutoring Models

An experiment is a set of steps or a procedure conducted to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. Hypothesis: Indians aspire to speak and learn good English. Both Indian society and Indian

My Experiments with English Tutoring Models

An experiment is a set of steps or a procedure conducted to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. Hypothesis: Indians aspire to speak and learn good English. Both Indian society and Indian

Waiting for Justice

A few weekends ago I explored starting a social initiative to bring together people who are waiting for justice in India. My inspiration is my mother who has been waiting since 1984. In spite of 3 judgments in her favor, the case is lingering

Waiting for Justice

A few weekends ago I explored starting a social initiative to bring together people who are waiting for justice in India. My inspiration is my mother who has been waiting since 1984. In spite of 3 judgments in her favor, the case is lingering

No issue is too small if it troubles you. Rahul Bose explains why.

I recently attended a talk by well-known actor Rahul Bose on a topic that although important is often ignored. He opened the session by talking about a high-level belief held by most people – “you need to be personally successful

No issue is too small if it troubles you. Rahul Bose explains why.

I recently attended a talk by well-known actor Rahul Bose on a topic that although important is often ignored. He opened the session by talking about a high-level belief held by most people – “you need to be personally successful