The Camouflaged Chameleon

Chameleon, that word does intrigue all of us right? The species which is the clade of the lizard family that can camouflage and blend into its surroundings to ward off prey often leaves us enchanted and curious. As children we are chameleons who observe, tail and mirror the thoughts, behaviour and actions of people around […]

Decision Fatigue!

It is a daily ritual for me before going to bed to plan what would be on the next day’s lunch and dinner platter. If I do not decide the menu in advance, then the morrow will see insipidly predictable outcomes of mayhem with colossal waste of time and a prolonged effort leading to frustration […]

Remembering Athimbar

Hariharan Athimbar was like a giant banyan tree, and when it falls, there is a shudder of silence benumbing the entire dynasty for his sheer stature as a patriarch. I have felt his omni presence at every stage of my life from childhood till date, my memories are sharpened and the thoughts take me to […]

Accountability, Alignment and Ambitious stretch through OKRs

The stretch exercise through OKRs

Accountability, Alignment and Ambitious stretch through OKRs I have been on Maslow and SMART, teaching them for quite some time and somehow, they were not exciting me enough. Facing a wet weekend, mind going blank for fresh ideas, I turned towards my fellas for some brain wave moments and to get wiser as has been […]

I was taken aback at a TEDx Talks video by Irish visual artist Kevi  Abosch who talked about opportunism in a definite beneficial and righteous manner. It baffled me to no end to think of this trait as virtuous or humane for I looked at it from a prism that signified lack of trust or credibility. Opportunism bespoke unethical practice and I often used the word with utter disdain to describe a person who had used somebody or something to his advantage with scant regard for its consequences on others. The word tagged along more so when I saw the millennials adopting it rampantly to their obvious advantage. This apparently did not go down well and my dinner table conversations on this with family had the usual two versus two of different generations sparring at each other. And so, these parleys never came to closure.

Opportunism – a positive or negative connotation?

I was taken aback at a TEDx Talks video by Irish visual artist Kevi  Abosch who talked about opportunism in a definite beneficial and righteous manner. It baffled me to no end to think of this trait as virtuous or humane for I looked at it from a prism that signified lack of trust or […]

This is inspired by “You just got cheated” a brilliant well researched book by Dr Sibichen Mathew.

Bamboozled!

This is inspired by “You just got cheated” a brilliant well researched book by Dr Sibichen Mathew. The introduction in the book propelled me to recall the umpteen occasions in which I have royally fallen prey to fraudsters, been swindled, scammed out of money! But let me tell you it is never lonely in that […]

My 100th post on wordpress!

‘Badge’rer

They are back in business, I cried out in disdain on reaching home. Who? Asked the folks at home in unison, the hotels, they asked knowing only too well my ardent and fanatic interest in food. I said No, then the mom and pop stores? came the bass voice, I nodded my head sideways, remembering […]

Crossroads

This poem is in the rhyme scheme AXXA throughout and has the first and last lines of each stanza starting with the alphabet ‘C’ Chinks in my armour tirelessly exploited Do I look back at the chirpy transitory moments? Or brave the harsh weather with rasping voices Cast the die to flee or dawdle the […]

Desi Wraps

Call it wraps or Burritos or Frankies, they are easy and tasty…so here goes the recipe for the desi one The wraps can be made out of wheat flour or all purpose flour or ready made tortillas are available in shops Ingredients to make about 10 wraps Wheat flour – 2 cups – make a […]