A man’s perspective on discrimination of and violence against women

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(This article first appeared on YourStory.com here) It took a six-year-old innocent soul who has been allegedly gang-raped by her instructors at school for Bangalore to wake up to the horrors that were being unleashed inside what should have been one of the most secure environs for kids who spend a significant amount of their time there. We have been reading daily reports, but facts have a way of numbing you into acceptance. Let us stop for a moment and get our heads around the incident. A six-year-old? Is there no limit to what human indecency can extend to? Every Read more…

Begin Again: Entrepreneurship lessons from an offbeat musical

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(This post first appeared on YourStory.com here) I had the opportunity to watch a quirky, offbeat little film called “Begin Again” last week. Set in New York, this film stayed on in my head – the soundtrack was haunting and eminently hummable, the acting by Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo and Keira Knightley was top notch, New York and its hotch potch of cultures is captured beautifully – but these were not the reasons it was memorable. It stays on because this film is filled with characters who are deeply flawed, much like everyone in real life, but get over their Read more…

The myth of multitasking – how it dumbs you down

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(This article first appeared on YourStory.com here) “If you chase two rabbits… You will not catch either one” –          Russian Proverb Have you ever felt pumped up by the end of a work day that you worked on multiple things at the same time and checked off many things on your to-do list, only to find that the needle-moving big ticket items had not been touched? Or that the most important things for success hadn’t been touched? Well, that’s the myth of multitasking. The term ‘multitasking’ originated in the 1960s to describe a computer’s ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously. Read more…

What can entrepreneurs learn from Mandela’s ‘Long Walk To Freedom’

Mandela Long Walk To Freedom Movie

(This article first appeared here) Nelson Mandela has left a lasting legacy of peace, harmony and equality in South Africa, and indeed, left an indelible mark on world history. In an amazing example of life coming full circle, the movie ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name was released around the same time as he passed away. The movie chronicles the life of Mandela, warts and all, from the time he was a naïve young lawyer focused on his own success to his evolution into the legend he eventually became. The book does not Read more…