'Machines are going to take over the world', screamed a recent newspaper headline. The point of reference was robots powered by artificial intelligence. The article hysterically claimed that machines will take over our jobs as a start and then eventually gain control over every aspect of our existence. Many Hollywood movies and books have created elaborate... Continue Reading →

Will your legacy be a selfie?

The existence of a human being in the past was limited to his physical form or extended through his legacy of talents, memories or to an extent the relationships that were left behind.  Expressions in the form of paintings, books or crafts were limited to a few enlightened individuals and find a place in our... Continue Reading →

It’s not fair

A popular South Indian star is taken to court since he featured in a TV ad for a fairness soap. Apparently the claimant used the soap for a year and nothing changed for him. He claims that the fairness soap does not work and the star is misleading the public. The star claims that he... Continue Reading →

Stop living a stereotype!

We all live our lives navigating through a series of stereotypes of our own creation. I must admit that I had a recent experience that made me aware of my severe limitations. I have always been vary of a certain profile of individuals. The ones who look slick, dress sharp, drive fast cars and generally... Continue Reading →

Double Chins!

As a rule, double chins signal the ebbs and flows of life. When the going is good, the food and drinks are exemplary, you see more of 'em hanging around. When the rhythm of life gathers pace they tend to recede. Recently I had the pleasure of taking my bawling four month old niece in my... Continue Reading →

Win-Win negotiations

"A good negotiation should be a win-win" screamed a newspaper headline this morning. The point of reference was a controversial international peace agreement full of hope and uncertainty. I have also participated in many negotiations through my career. Some were relatively easy and some where even before opening my mouth to make a point, I... Continue Reading →

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