Leadership Series : Become Recession Proof!!

I was called to the HR Office and these were the first words the Director - HR spoke after asking me to sit down! This was after I’d been with the org. for over 2 years & considered one of the “rising stars” in my dept. As someone who’s been laid off, (this happened in [...]

Apostles Of Business Travel

Business is increasingly becoming global. Data and mobility are impacting every industry known to man, including corporate travel. When you have a busy travel schedule, you never know who you might meet, what skills you might acquire or what new horizons await. The sky's the limit! Organisations are now going through a transformation in understanding [...]
Linkedin Significance

Why should I post on LinkedIn?

I was recently invited by the #CEO of a Global Manufacturing Org. to address his Senior Leadership Team on the importance of having an online presence. In addition to the above question, some of the others included 🔹I’ve managed to be successful without being active on LinkedIn for so long, why do I need to […]

Managing a crisis.

“The Chinese use two brushstrokes to write the word crisis. One brushstroke stands for danger, the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of danger but recognize the opportunity” John. F. Kennedy A few years ago on what seemed like a typically slow Sunday evening at the New York Palace Hotel, the Security Officer [...]

Leadership Lessons

Last week I was fortunate enough to accompany my dad to a reunion of his Indian Army Unit. He served with the 2nd Lancers (GH), one of the oldest (200 years +) and most highly decorated armored regiments of the Indian Army for over 30 years. The 3 days that I spent in Secunderabad interacting [...]

An educational makeover!

How can the Indian educational system continue to maintain its standing in the global landscape? Additional academic options (more than the basic arts / commerce / sciences) I recently met someone who was studying to be a therapist while also learning French. Similarly, rather than limiting the academic options that a student has after their […]

Friends AND successful Co-Founders?

Not having the right co-founder or team is repeatedly acknowledged as one of the top reasons why most startups fail. While starting up with a friend has its share of advantages (trust, personal history, similar values etc.), it does also come with its downside (mixing personal vs. professional roles, preconceived biases etc.). Having recently gone […]


While clients misbehaving in a hospitality establishment is nothing new, the reports of unruly passengers at airports have sadly been on the rise over the past few years. In a 2015 IATA survey (International Air Transport Association) the rate was one unruly incident for every 1,205 flights! Over 40% of flights have diverted a flight in the [...]

March of the Indian B-Towns

Recently I came across a very interesting white paper from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Nielsen India, titled ‘Emerging Consumer Demand: Rise of the Small Town Indian.’This white paper takes a close look at the rise of the small town consumer. It goes on to describe in detail, how the the Indian consumption landscape [...]