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I enjoy giving speeches (who doesn’t!) – every talk, motivates me to learn something new or forces me to learn the subject much better – technical talks are the best, as I risk making a fool of myself if I don’t practise the demos well. In my experience, for every good talk you give, you need to have prepared (and/or recursed) for five to ten times the duration of your speech. The part I don’t look forward to is the ritual that follows after the talk, where the organisers give you a gift or speaker memento. Most often, the gifts…

I find the story on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data leakage (it is not a breach or hack), fascinating. More so, the call to #deletefacebook is nothing but hypocrisy. I will group my views on this as 3, 2, 1 below. I am restricting my post to the discussion about Facebook & Social Media, I have no knowledge or opinion about Cambridge Analytica or its activities. Three things that I believe: These companies are run by people not interested in stealing – my money (that I have in my bank account) or my stuff that I didn’t offer it to…

BCC is one of the books that got released on 4th November at the TiECON Chennai 2016 event in ITC Grand Chola. I have known the author of this book “Viji Hari” for a long time and the topic of this book – prevention of sexual harassment, is something that’s close to her heart. When I opened the preview copy of the book I was sure of boat loads of learning, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be an interesting read that I read the whole book in one go. I just couldn’t believe this is her…

Arun Jain is one of the business leaders in Chennai that I admire and had the opportunity of listening to few of his talks. As a founder of Polaris Labs and now Intellect Design Arena he has build successful organisations.  So when I saw he was conducting an one day workshop on “Design Thinking” this Saturday in Chennai I registered immediately. The event was titled “UnMukt” the Hindi word meaning Unleashing (the potential). Oh Boy I am glad I came for the event, it was insightful and thought provoking. He started with 3 main examples to highlight the power of Design, answer the question on what can be designed and to what extreme…

I am not lazy and I am not a fitness freak. I do Yoga practice twice a week, walk to places that are near-by, take the stairs daily in my office; at the same time I do enjoy eating (especially multi-cuisine). Right from my school days I was not into any sports regularly, other than a year when I took Tennis classes. So I was surprised myself when I joined in to play a brief innings of cricket during my company’s annual offsite today at Mamallapuram. My batting and bowling (one over each) was just about acceptable I think; my…