Blockchain – A dummies journey into the unknown

Unless you are castaway on an Island, I can bet you’ve been bombarded by Blockchain or Bitcoin news. Blockchain is the new cool kid on the ‘Block’. I have been reading about this for a while and I am privileged to talk directly with folks within the technology world who are trying to bring this…

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Why is Independence Day such an important event?

Today India celebrates its 70th Independence Day. This day in a sense is not just the celebration of India’s independence from foreign rule, but also the celebration of the ideals of Independence / Freedom that are core to its ancient values. The concepts and ideas from India’s ancient Vedic scripture continues to inspire generations even…

My Stories in Project Management – Part 2

Is Project Management more an ‘Art’ that is unique to the capabilities of few individuals or a ‘Science’ that can be systematically studied and applied predictably? The best way to answer that question is by drawing inference to the field of Photography. There is a rule in Photography called ‘The Rule of Thirds’. In its…

Correlation Is Not Causation

Over the past couple of weeks, my two-year old son has made a strange and funny connection between two events. While I drive him back home from the daycare, he loves to eat crackers sitting in his car seat. It so happened that every time he finished eating his crackers, a BIG BUS drove past…

My day with Swami Vivekananda

Today is Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary and I am recollecting the day I visited The Art Institute of Chicago during the winter of 2005. This was the venue where Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech “My sisters and brothers of America” on Sept 11th 1893 at the World’s Parliament of Religions. While at The Art…

Working Hard at Procrastination

As you may have noticed, I have been working very hard at practicing ‘Procrastination’ and hence was not able to publish any blog posts in the last couple of months. In this period, I have realized Procrastination is a strange beast. It gives you tremendous hope for tomorrow because you have all sorts of things waiting…