Monthly Archives: July 2013

HUL Chairman’s Speech – Learnings galore

Thanks to the AGM of HUL being held on Friday July 26, the full-page speech-text was printed in The Economic Times only on Saturday, giving me time to read and re-read the entire speech. And man, what an amazing bouquet … Continue reading

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Response to my Gh(a)alib post…by my amazing not-so-layman friend

The below response comes from an amazingly erudite friend of mine, in response to my piece – A layman’s primer of Ghaalib…by a layman मेरे अज़ीज़ी दोस्त ग़ालिब के ऊपर आपका लेख देखकर ख़ुशी भी हुई और ताजुब भी हुआ … Continue reading

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8 years ago this day, spent the night under Goregaon flyover…as the skies opened their hearts

July 26, personally for me, still ranks among the 9/11, 26/11 etc. I thought I should share a recap of my memories of that day, 8 years ago. I don’t know why am I sharing this first personal experience on … Continue reading

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A layman’s primer to Mirza Ghaalib…by a layman

So, I have just now completed executing my 25-year old ambition to read about Mirza Ghaalib and to try to understand some of his famous shaayari. Well, I think that, at least, I have completed the first part well. To … Continue reading

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Most admired companies in India – 2nd edition (Fortune India)

(For my blog piece on last year’s edition – the first one by Fortune India – please click the below link. Had recorded some serious observations on methodology then. Hence, this time’s piece below is some sort of an addendum. … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Leadership – some key points

Have just finished reading (most of) “The Secrets of Leadership” by Prakash Iyer, MD of Kimberley Clark Lever. I say “most of” because of the beautiful construct of the book – it’s an ensemble of short stories each with a … Continue reading

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Quick learnings from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

First of all, my apologies for destroying the fun out of the film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag by extracting “Learnings” from the film. But then, spending 3 full hours on a film in the multiplex, and seeing the audience spontaneously clap … Continue reading

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