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Moveover Teenagers- here come the Seenagers 

Just like you , I too have heard of generational cohorts like Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y , Millennials, Gen Z. With members of each cohort going through the adolescent / teenager and other phases. But the other day, while researching a project for elderly, I came across the term “Seenagers”. I was aContinue reading Moveover Teenagers- here come the Seenagers “

Musings of an Undercover Economist – Visit to a barber

Everyone has his/ her favourite hangout place; be it the corner Irani restaurant or tea stall or the garden bench to catch up on neighbourhood gossip. For me, it’s my monthly visit to my barber. His shop was started by his father and then he was introduced to the business. He has been around forContinue reading “Musings of an Undercover Economist – Visit to a barber”

Unwinding in the garden city

Recently I got an opportunity to visit Bengaluru. This was the first time since the pandemic that I was visiting a city outside of Maharashtra. Besides being popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is also known as the garden city. So far  every time I visited the city, it would invariably beContinue reading “Unwinding in the garden city”

Learning to celebrate the idiosyncrasies – the key to wellness

Just like every other family, our family too  has its own idiosyncrasies which once in a while end up becoming a topic for a good laugh during our get togethers. My parents are true foodies; they love to experiment with different cuisines not only when they step out but even when at home. My mom,Continue reading “Learning to celebrate the idiosyncrasies – the key to wellness”

Story of two grandmothers – Choosing to live life on their own terms!

This is a story of a mother and a mother-in-law approaching their 80s. Both born in  middle class Maharashtrian families and brought up in the interiors – one in Maharashtra and the other in a border town along Karnataka and Maharashtra. Both love to watch TV, cook and pamper their grandchildren. Both have a steelyContinue reading “Story of two grandmothers – Choosing to live life on their own terms!”

Then and Now – Customer Centricity 1980s to 2020

Recently I bought a OnePlus 9R. As I was unwrapping the box, a number of things crossed my mind – starting from how to go about migrating the data from my old phone, to how to go about learning how to use the rich features of the new device? I was transported back to theContinue reading “Then and Now – Customer Centricity 1980s to 2020”

Heard of Six Degrees of Separation? – it works!

Couple of years ago, my son was undergoing an internship at Caltech, Pasadena near LA in the USA. He had networked and managed to get a Paying Guest (PG) accommodation near the campus. His landlady was an adorable single lady in her 60s. She had a PhD in physics from MIT and was working inContinue reading “Heard of Six Degrees of Separation? – it works!”

Digital and Data Drives Everything-from businesses to sports to civic administration

It’s IPL time. With season 14 kicking off, get ready to be bombarded with all sort of player, venue, team statistics. Data is said to be the new oil. Like oil, it drives everything from sports to business decisions to civic administration and even policing. Everything is turning to digital to be able to convertedContinue reading “Digital and Data Drives Everything-from businesses to sports to civic administration”

COVID Tales – Revisiting the New Normal – If Health is Wealth – Is the United States a laggard amongst the wealthiest ?

One year on from the Covid outbreak  and the World is still full of contradictions – We have a vaccine with India becoming the vaccine manufacturer for the world but still covid cases are yet again resurging in India. Stock markets are nearing an all time high,  yet the economy and population in general isContinue reading “COVID Tales – Revisiting the New Normal – If Health is Wealth – Is the United States a laggard amongst the wealthiest ?”

If you can make your passion, into your profession, you will never have to work!

The most widely quoted advice about how to choose your profession has been – “If you choose to do what you love, you will never have to work for a living” ! Well, though it sounds simple, in practise, it’s easier said than done. For one, the education system takes you through the rut ofContinue reading “If you can make your passion, into your profession, you will never have to work!”