History! not Mythology – Part 1 – Ram’s Journey

I have always been an a-spiritual and atheist person who has visited most religious places more for their aesthetic value and calming atmosphere and that doesn’t include places just related to my parents’ religion ‘Hinduism’ but also to many other religions. What prompted me to write this post was a question a friend asked meContinue reading “History! not Mythology – Part 1 – Ram’s Journey”

Is being free and open a sin or a responsibility?

If you have seen the NetFlix documentary, Wild Wild Country on Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh (or Osho, as he was called in later years), or have been intrigued by what happens and used to happen in the Osho Ashram in the tony Koregaon Park neighborhood of Oxford of the east, Pune read on.. but … IfContinue reading “Is being free and open a sin or a responsibility?”

Your best chance to be an Outlier!

We all have been to a zoo once in our lifetime, sometimes as a child, some times accompanying our children. Do you remember that excitement that we used to have as kids to see an African Giraffe or a Gorilla or Sea Lions, all the way from a different country and continent ? But whileContinue reading “Your best chance to be an Outlier!”

What do I do in lockdown?

It’s May.. and most of us have been locked down since almost 60 days. Everytime we think it will open, the number of cases rise and authorities have to extend it. Yes, some of us are working from home but what about those who can’t work. Either the business is shut down, or simply weContinue reading “What do I do in lockdown?”

Handovers are costly, but do we learn our lessons?

With the arrest of Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, the famed Singh brothers of Ranbaxy, the all too familiar story in the Indian conglomerates is getting repeated. Few years back it was the Mallayas and even before that, the Ambanis! So, what are we talking about here? Well, it is the monster in the roomContinue reading “Handovers are costly, but do we learn our lessons?”

Corner room Churn: Burnout on the Hamster wheel!

The pressure is growing… The results are frustrating… Stakeholder expectations are mounting… Easy way out… Quit ! As per a data collected from nseinfobase.com and analysed by @economictimes, the churn of CEO and MDs almost doubled between 2013-2018 (This data is only for companies listed on NSE)(https://bit.ly/31NuTvY) We also have examples of Shri V G Siddhartha, ShriContinue reading “Corner room Churn: Burnout on the Hamster wheel!”

Certified ScrumMaster/ Certified Agile Coach – an achievement or a beginning ?

In Japan, the April – May season is synonymous with the beautiful beginning of Spring. The Sakura flowers cover the ground, trees and just about everywhere. You can see them in their beautiful hue making the spring season magical. And that, reminds me of the bloom of ‘Agile Coaches’ in India, Asia and across theContinue reading “Certified ScrumMaster/ Certified Agile Coach – an achievement or a beginning ?”

So,What is Agile Really?

So, you have been confused, what to call Agile ? Is it a process, a framework, a methodology or may be something beyond all of the above. There have been many definitions, texts and books which talk about what Agile is and the definitions are myriad, varied, sometimes humorous and sometimes out-right ridiculous. Agile SoftwareContinue reading “So,What is Agile Really?”