Disruptive Technologies and its effect on Society

[Keynote Address at the Seminar on “Disruptive Technologies and The Impact on the Society” organized by Madras Institute of Technology, 16/02/2018] Thank you for the opportunity to speak. When I was asked to present the keynote address on this topic, the technical evangelist in me was overjoyed. Telling you all …

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The futility of LinkedIn – Or is it just me?

Till about a couple of years ago, LinkedIn profiles with 500+ connections impressed me immensely. With that humongous network/reach at their disposal, they’d have a world of opportunities on a platter. I checked their profile to see what made them popular or ‘connection-worthy’. I secretly emulated their style, their profiles, …

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Learn to live with reality…

Learn to live with reality; otherwise one day, reality will come and live with you. This is the opening line and central advice of a book called “The Law of Karma”. To me, it comes across more like a warning than an advice. Advices are easy to forget or brush …

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The Five Estates of Technology

“…work is no longer a place to go and come back from… it’s a state, a state which is no longer hinged to locations or to premises…” My daughter is in third grade but, she is already conversant with computers. When I got her an iPad, she mastered its use in a …

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What The Agile Manifesto Teaches Us About Life?

STOP TRYING TO FIND OR LOSE YOURSELF; KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, JUST FUCK IT.

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Such joys of the corporate environment

The problem with the traditional brick-and-mortar model is that it considers all activities to be process based and liner in nature. That is good for manufacturing products – like shoes or condoms.

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The stories that I have heard & what I understand from them…

India has been the land of stories from time immemorial. I believe that the Indian tradition believes a lot in story telling as they can be a good way of passing knowledge from one generation to another. I have yet to meet an Indian whose life has not been influenced …

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