20 Mar 2020

The world is one family
The World is One Family : say Italy and Spain Sounds of singing have emanated from Italian balconies to those in New York. The Spanish clapping sequence is now ringing through the world to be followed by (I am sure) a thunderous echo in India on Sunday at 5 pm. (Hopefully it will happen on time and for 5 minutes. Knowing Indian Standard Time, it may last for an hour!) But I digress. ...

19 Mar 2020

The Crosscultural aspect of COVID-19
The Crosscultural Aspect of COVID-19 The alarm bells have rung. And countries and governments have sat up and taken notice. They have rung and they have wrung the best out of people. Spreading panic and fear initially, slowly settling into a reality check and now ensuring that compliance comes not from fear but from a place of understanding. As the information dam bursts open and the ...

18 Mar 2020

united states through the culture lens
United States. Through the culture lens. US. And them. If you see United States through the culture lens you find many strange revelations. Cross culture communications often take a tumble because we view ‘other people’ or those outside our country as them. It’s they, it’s the other, it’s the stranger among us. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic however we are all the same: a specie...

17 Mar 2020

Italy through the culture lens
Let's look at Italy through the culture lens In continuation of the series on COVID-19 and cross culture(links at the end of this post), here’s a look at how Italy is facing the #coronavirus crisis.Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of Coronavirus cases after China.* Advice from Italy Just a day or two ago a film made by Italians did the rounds. It was...

16 Mar 2020

Blurred Boundaries: Cross Culture & Covid19 Yesterday I started the day with the most positive video regarding COVID-19 ever since the outbreak that of nurses removing their masks after the last of the temporary  quarantine facility in China shut down. As we move into Stage 2 of the #coronavirus pandemic in India, China is gracefully and gratefully reporting as few as 13 new ca...

15 Mar 2020

Cross cultural communications and the coronavirus In a world ravaged by the horrific health threat and its impact of the #coronavirus and the resulting #COVID-19, people have suddenly come to realise some home truths that are far beyond boundaries (thought those are being tested to breaking point) as each one is looking at the other for solutions. Never before has the world been more ...

15 Mar 2020

It's time for a weekly roundup. Last week’s post covered three important topics. Women’s Day, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and of course ending with the dreaded virus that has the world in the grips of panic. Celebrating International Women's Day The dialogues around women, gender parity and diversity are changing. Something that was quite obvious this year around women’s day. This was...

12 Mar 2020

It is time to panic
I sit here breathing. There’s a gentle breeze blowing in and I am grateful for that. I can see the evening sky in the distance and the clouds lit up by the last weak rays of the setting sun. All looks good. All. Except the threat of the #coronavirus. COVID-19.It is time to panic. Yes. Hashtag. Corona. Virus. #COVID-19. #N-COVID-19 (Hashtagged or not, this is going viral). It is ...

11 Mar 2020

#IWD2020 The dialogues are changing In the week coming up to International Women's Day 2020, I was invited to a well-thought through event by adgully.com. The event revolved around engaging discussions on the risk-taking ability of women, women and entrepreneurship and corporate culture with women leaders. The event also lauded some very eminent women in the fields of adverti...