Monthly Archives: December 2005

Comparing strengths: India, China and the United States

Sunil Sudhakaran, Cofounder of Bangalore based Icarus Design and long suffering classmate of mine, forwarded me an email today that he’d received through the DesignIndia group on Yahoo!. It was a link to Bruce Nussbaum‘s blog post "India is hot … Continue reading

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Year End collection: Autobiographical

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. ~ W. Somerset Maugham Inspired by other bloggers, I, too, decided to take the ending of the year 2005 to reflect upon the many changes that … Continue reading

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Things my mother taught me

My mum is hosting a vacationing friend’s Filipino maid this week. Yesterday, we returned from our dinner at 9pm to find Beth sitting in total darkness, while lights blazed outside and around us. She told us that there had been … Continue reading

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Beware of falling coconuts

Taken on East Coast Beach Dec 25 2005 Btw, a little googling led me to this interesting Wikipedia note on coconuts. Wonder if I could possibly be called one. Hmmm. Still Vijay Prashad’s is one better, titled "Indian Coconut", read … Continue reading

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Year End collection: Group Blogs

The rapidly approaching end of the year 2005 seems a suitable time to collate my writing once more. Here are some topical posts from a number of group blogs on design, business, innovation and education. This is not exhaustive, some … Continue reading

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Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here? What is this thing called the world? How did I come into the world? Why was I not consulted? And If I am compelled to take part … Continue reading

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Innovation lessons from the BoP

Mark Vamos, Editor of Fast Company, ends his "Editor’s Letter" for the January 2006 issues with this powerful paragraph, These organizations are not conventional charities, and they do much more than merely dole out money. Like their profit-making brethren, they … Continue reading

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