November Musings

Pondicherry is repose for the spirit. It is a pit-stop in the journey, offering a salve of calm, sitting easily besides the clamour of noisy small town traffic and accumulated garbage. The French Quarters on the Eastern side and the Tamil Quarters on the Western side are separated by a double carriage-way. A distinctive promenade along the Bay of Bengal is an interesting walk. Rocks and small benches make inviting…

November 1, 2007
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January Musings

Have a wonderful 2007. New Year is a time for fresh beginnings and nothing fosters a sense of freshness, more than a great holiday. It’s good to be back after a whole 9 days of being on leave. The holiday was refreshing with quality family time. We enjoyed KL and Singapore. I’d like to share a few lessons that Singapore taught me. A significant take away is the ‘Merlion’ the…

September 18, 2007
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The Lumiere Playground

Our profession presents continuous opportunities to work with new, never before domains and challenges. It’s a profession where learning is a way of life and a critical survival tool. Peter Senge’s landmark book, ‘The FifthDiscipline’ is an enlightened, inspiring and insightful book. It teaches how organization learning can give organizations their edge and can serve as an effective blueprint relevant for learning needs of all organizations. Senge writes, ‘as the world becomes more interconnected and…

July 8, 2007
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Lumiere,the application of the ‘Fifth Discipline’ framework to the way the organization learns, saves and shares learning.

Monsoon Musings – A Learning Organization Our profession presents continuous opportunities to work with new, never before domains and challenges. It’s a profession where learning is a way of life and a critical survival tool. Peter Senge’s landmark book, ‘The Fifth Discipline’ is an enlightened, inspiring and insightful book. It teaches how organization learning can give organizations their edge and can serve as an effective blueprint relevant for learning needs of all organizations. Senge writes, ‘as…

July 8, 2007
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The Call of Varanasi

Varanasi is a powerful sense imprint. It mesmerizes, overwhelms, and in some sense, unhinges once from the moorings of time and space. A curlous medley of ever-changing with the ancient, the city is a mall of all experiences.   The call of Varanasi has been strident at times, and a low persistent one at others. This piece will do no justice and the incomplete, unfinished sense will prevail. The sense…

May 1, 2007
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The raging of emotions and irrational public behaviour in the light of success and failure in sport. We raise them to the skies and we want to kill them. Can reason previal in sport?

‘Beware the Ides of March’ – A Wikipedia reference will yield this – In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was a term used to denote 15 March. The term is still used in a colloquialsense for centuries afterwards to denote the middle of the month. In modern times, the term is best known because of Julius Caesar assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The termhas come to be used as a metaphor for impending…

April 2, 2007
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MARCH 2007 MUSINGS

‘Beware the Ides of March’ – A Wikipedia reference will yield this – In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was a term used to denote 15 March. The term is still used in a colloquial sense for centuries afterwards to denote the middle of the month. In modern times, the term is best known because of Julius Caesar assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The…

April 2, 2007
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What makes Lumiere different

Lumiere is a playground for the team to be inspired, learn continually, to give their best to their work and to grow by pushing the bar on their potential – all this while balancing their professional with their personal life. The piece was written in March 2007 is more a “photograph” of the then Lumiere. An organization is a living entity ever-evolving but the core of why Lumiere exists is…

March 19, 2007
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February Musings

Lumière is a virtual organization that we founded 10 years ago, primarily as a work opportunity for women professionals who weren’t strictly willing or able to work in a conventional workplace. Does this sound like a social cause? We believe it’s a business cause and a human cause. There are lots of bright professionals out there who might want to get into a work environment that respects them for their…

February 16, 2007
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As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills; He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.” CONTENTS Foreword 1. Thought and Character 2. Effect of Thought on Circumstances 3. Effect of Thought on Health and the Body 4….

June 19, 2006
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