06 Jul 2024

Book Review and Picture of Book Cover
15 WORKPLACE LESSONS FROM THE BEES. BY JOHN BRITT AND JAN GREEN It's not every day that your co-author co-authors another book (even before you've stopped talking about the first one). But if anyone were to write a book about the busy-ness of bees and how to bee indispensable, it would have to be the prolific John Britt! Bee-Come Indispensable: 15 Workplace Lessons from the Bees...

26 May 2024

Book Cover
The Lost Novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Book Review: Until August (The Lost Novel) Gabriel Garcia Marquez #BookReview #GabrielGarciaMarquez #TheLostNovel #UntilAugust #LessThan500Words #Hardcover Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez has just been published. Thanks, NB, for letting me know. I had read about it. But didn’t know it was out. I ordered it immediately. It’s g...

01 Jan 2024

Back of yellow gerbera
Here it is: 2024. Happy 2023. Yes yes. I know. It's 2024. New Year and all that. Old year gone. New year is here.Overnight the world changing into something new.The new day, no matter how shrouded in a hungover daze, looking different.Apparently full of promise and possibility. Out flash the diaries. New documents. Sheets. Planners. Bullet journals.Goals. Dreams. Wishes. Plans. ...

06 Feb 2023

4 things you get from LSP
Why would you want a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop? Whether you are looking for a new round of strategy discussion or a team bonding effort or simply a way forward for your next round of product or service launches, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method may well be your answer. A LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop gives you superior problem-solving capability – simply because it harnesses the collecti...

18 Nov 2022

Book Review: What I Really Meant to Say
A Guest Post by Vasudev Murthy All of us struggle with communication. We think we are fluent in a language and wonder why others don’t "get it". Convinced that we represent our thoughts precisely, and equally convinced that we fully grasp what another person has said, we proceed, constantly fumbling and stumbling and ultimately make a mess of practically everything. 'I thought y...

25 Jul 2022

Book Title and Cover
Tiny Book. Huge Import. As part of the series for the #Indica1000ReviewersClub2022, one of the books that landed off the post one fine day was Shitala: How India Enabled Vaccination. The timing could not be better. Considering that we are just going through the tail-end of a pandemic, with vaccination (two doses, a booster and yet another booster) being a key topic, this becomes a...

12 Jul 2022

Blog post cover
So I get into the car that would take me from Dharamshala to Kasauli, early one chilled morning in June. I was moving from one workshop engagement to another. "Kasauli" I said cryptically to the driver. The car had been arranged the previous evening with me sending the requisite, or should I say, desired, destination address by text. Driver details shared... driver called... you ...

07 Jun 2022

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Why do I write? Time and again, I come back to where I was when I was 13. (Yeah! That was a long time ago) That was how old I was when I decided that all I wanted to do was to read and write. I proclaimed proudly that I wanted to do my Masters in Literature. That's it. I remember I wavered along the way. But my Mother set me right, brought me back to reality and somehow I did ...

10 Feb 2022

Pic of green tea in a cup
From time to time, I get together with the My Alchemy Graduates and we do a writing sprint. Although I am the one who furnishes the prompts, I usually don't have time to think about them. It's only in that 'space' across the zoom windows that the writerly atmosphere gets created. And together we write. Later we share. We exchange feedback. Most importantly, we have fun. The pencils get s...