Monday, February 02, 2015

Visiting Faculty, IIM-Ahmedabad



Apologies for posting this so late

I'm currently teaching a course in IIM-Ahmedabad. The course is on innovation, is designed / conceptualized by me over the last year (has a unique twist to it) and am happy to have the renowned Prof Arvind Sahay (Permanent Faculty, Dean External and Alumni Relations, IIM-A) join me for a couple of sessions as well.

My first time teaching, have given several talks before on campuses but never a full course. Am quite enjoying immersing myself in this experience, talking to students, other prof's, attending some lectures, some pre-placement talks, joining in the various events happening around etc. And in the few breaks, am traveling across Gujarat, a state I haven't explored almost at all...

IIM-A also happens to be my alma mater so this makes the whole experience truly special

I will be back in my home, Pune, mid-Feb and will begin my reviews only after that

Many thanks to Reckitt Benckiser (and their brand, Durex), a company I've enjoyed working for, in joining / helping me on this journey

Apologies to my regular readers, hope you understand ! Regards, Love

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Billionaire Virgin Airlines boss Sir Richard Branson offered to sponsor the Indian Cricket team, currently reeling after a string of tournament defeats. However, the embattled BCCI had to politely refuse the generous multimillion pound offer by the cricket-mad magnate. As one harassed Board official snapped : We can't have VIRGIN written on our shirts, when we're getting screwed in every match !

Anonymous said...

He exceeds expectations every time !

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Anonymous said...

With age, two kinds of women emerge. The bold and beautiful who would look radiant in a rich red or the understated who would don a nude shade. Perhaps, even a pastel. All as subtle as her smile..

Anonymous said...

Did you visit Bapudham, Sabarmati Ashram ?

Anonymous said...

Professor, more than two months and no reviews, are there no cinema halls in Ahmedabad ?

Anonymous said...

Did you ever scold any of your student ? I doubt...

Anonymous said...

Have a good day....Sunshine...

Anonymous said...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind....

Anonymous said...

Are you aware vagina in Hindi is known as 'yooni'.

Anonymous said...

There was much talk about the movie released on the eve of Valentines Day... Tell me, is this really the kind of relationship we want our daughters, relatives and friends willingly entering into ? Do we really want our sons to become Christian Greys ? Practicing a violent masculinity that degrades men as well ??

Anonymous said...

There was much talk about the movie released on the eve of Valentines Day... Tell me, is this really the kind of relationship we want our daughters, relatives and friends willingly entering into ? Do we really want our sons to become Christian Greys ? Practicing a violent masculinity that degrades men as well ?? Something is not right...

Anonymous said...

A lot of questions coming your way today.., the world celebrated Women's Day recently, what do you think about the effectiveness of duch celebrations ?

Anonymous said...

Love has to be shown, love shouldn't be locked inside.. Feeling so relaxed and romantic... Beauty everywhere...in the slope of the land, the breadth of the woods,.. shrub and flower, the scent of the unhurried wildlife...the quiet of the ocean depths...so much to discover in India...

Anonymous said...

What has been the eureka moment in your life ?

Anonymous said...

There is a dynamic activity happening in the cosmos...let the mists of fantasy keep me in my dreamworld...

Anonymous said...

Memories last...

Anonymous said...

Earthquake

Anonymous said...

Don't you feel there is a little something missing ...

Anonymous said...

Why Cupid ? How did a chunky, naked baby with wings, a bow and an arrow come to symbolize romance ? Named after the Latin word for "desire" (cupido), legend has it that the chubby cherub can cause a victim to fall in love merely by shooting a golden arrow into his or her heart..

Anonymous said...

"Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile" : Sean Connery...

Anonymous said...

The most beautiful makeup for me is passion ...

Anonymous said...

He has a certain je ne sais quoi...

Anonymous said...

Sachhi si hai taarefein, dil se jo maine karee hai...

Anonymous said...

Some information (might interest you) : Condom maker Durex tried to get people across the world to open up about their sex lives and the level of sexual satisfaction they reached with their partners... India does not stand in the top 10 !

Anonymous said...

:D

Anonymous said...

Each time I watch the English movie Avatar, am left mesmerised.. Lush green rainforests and wildlife, floating mountains... A visual treat. Respect and admiration for nature goes a few notches up...

Anonymous said...

No reviews today ?

Anonymous said...

The rarest offerings of the purest loves are but self-indulgence....

Anonymous said...

Having an irresistible urge to eat 'chikki'….. Woh groundnut, coconut aur jaggery wali.. ..... .... Been up almost entire night. This time added marigold petals and 'itrr' to the liquid wax for candle making.. They'll come out decent, my gut says it., pleased with myself... night utilised well.

Anonymous said...

My love for saree doesn't seem to end ever. Sarees have their own charm. A timeless fashion, may it never retire and adapt to every age.. Reflects the beauty of a woman every bit stylish, graceful, dignified.. The most sensuous outfit..

Anonymous said...

How come the cloth makers never thought of manufacturing a Denim saree ?

Anonymous said...

Just back from a brainstorming In-service Professional Development Programme of Teachers by Prof. J.S. Rajput, former Director NCERT, a Padma Shree awardee.. He spoke about the role of a teacher in the 21 st century.To enlighten and empower the teachers, their total commitment... innovation, capacity building... What is missing in our education... blah, blah, blah. And while all this was going on, I was wondering why my kids could not recollect any Indian rhymes in Indian language, bas machli jal ki rani hai...yaad hai. Rest all are UK/Europe based, be it London Bridge is Falling Down, Ba-ba Black Sheep...., Ring-a-ring-a roses.. Even scaffolding kids does not help, they have difficulty imagining and creating a two to four lines verse... The entire pattern has to be changed.. But, does systematic killing of the language happen to be the objective in CBSE ?

Anonymous said...

Hope rest of the days are better. Feel like bunking tomorrow and watch a movie Alone...Piku again :) simply loved it... ... Need a strong cuppa tea. Bye Sunshine.xo

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention, there were teachers from all the 19 branches of Bal Bharati across India. Jampacked hall.

Anonymous said...

Sitting in darkness, staring out into the moonlight.. Nothing except loneliness and memories...

Anonymous said...

Such a 'pakau' session....bheja-fry ho gaya. Tomorrow's off comes as a blessing in disguise..

Anonymous said...

Can't console grown up teenagers, one of them is totally demoralised. The child's dream was to get admission in SRCC, but inspite of achieving 96% there is no scope.. Is it worth all the hard work of the last four years. Coaching institutes / tuition centres do not teach how to accept defeat and the challenges the future holds for these young adults. So raw and inexperienced... Parents are busy minting money in MNCs, no value-time for their own offsprings, willing to shell out money for home tuition for all the subjects, even English and Economics are not spared ! Proudly claiming 'mere bachche ke har subject mein 95 and above marks aaye hai' ... Kya fayda iss parhaiyee ka. Sach mein afsos hota hai... Why not teach life skills, there is no dearth of talent in our nation..

Anonymous said...

Ho ho ho, ha ha ha, he he he.. "Masturbating men's hands to become pregnant in afterlife" A Muslim televangelist has given a stark warning to the world's masturbators.. "Resist Satan's temptations" ... An Iranian cleric claims that 'the earthquakes are caused by promiscuous women' .. Baffling !

Anonymous said...

Dramatis personae

Anonymous said...

A pat on my back... I did it ! Had made a promise to myself ( to instill self discipline.. ) to stay away from electronics as much as possible for three days. No A.C., no T.V., no computer, no phone... Cooking without fire (how did you manage for 3 months ? Today, third day became difficult for me..) My experiments with self discovery while Home Alone..

Anonymous said...

All is calm, quiet, composed...feel the love in everything I see.

Anonymous said...

Why not innovation in the condom sector ? After all rubber takes years to decompose.. Eco friendly alternative should be there. Organic is the in thing !

Anonymous said...

Did you hear - There is a demand for 'women's viagra' ... Not bad, isn't it ?

Anonymous said...

To restore lost libido in women..

Anonymous said...

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt : long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.. True that.

Anonymous said...

am in a state of mental gutta serena

Anonymous said...

Which is your favourite stadium in the world ? What's your take on the controversy surrounding FIFA ?

Anonymous said...

What does one do with so much of accumulated wealth ? Why don't people downsize their lifestyle ? Why is there so much disparity between the haves and the have-nots ? ...

Anonymous said...

Revolutions do not generally start at bedtime. Who has the energy ? Bedtime is for unwinding, taking stock, being told a story... But push tooo far past bedtime - get punchy, get wired - and things change, reality distorts, rules get broken...his writing is worth keeping..and deservedly so..

Anonymous said...

Fridays make my heart go quite bumpity-bump.. Looking forward to the reviews..

Anonymous said...

Your favourite indulgence has been travel..is a known fact. Blogger saheb, how many countries have you visited ? Might raise many eyebrows... In life the only constant is change...

Anonymous said...

Have you ever missed your flight ? Experienced turbulence in the aircraft ? Landed up with no luggage ... Travel creates memories and holidays make you people without boundaries of the mind, isn't it ? Memories of happiness..

Anonymous said...

Have you been to Egypt, the Sahara desert, the Nile, the Pyramids ?

Anonymous said...

Salaam alaykum...

Anonymous said...

My school was raided on Tuesday... Hindustan Times declares it to be the best school of west Delhi.. (Last two consecutive years the staff was given a chocolate for the same reason..) Sab maya ka jaal hai.... Guess, Prinici is not on good terms with The Times of India.. Direct attack on Ms Meenu Goswami.. Apparently she is involved with fake EWS nursery admissions. Rumour has it each seat was being sold for anything between 3 to 10 lakhs.. The master mind is in direct touch with her..so says the newspaper.. Major hanky panky had been going on..ab gharaa bhar gaya, dekhe aage kya hota hai.. What if the management is involved too ? God help...

Anonymous said...

Feel for the ex principal.. After everything he'd built, planned, fought for, fretted over, dreamed of, this was the summation of his life :"My ship is cracking..." Would be so disappointing for him.

Anonymous said...

Professor, how does it feel to abandon the life of spotlights and the applause...

Anonymous said...

Alas ! Holidays over :(

Anonymous said...

Attended a workshop yesterday on Invocation and Spirituality in Education...enlightening.

Anonymous said...

Attended a workshop yesterday on Innovation and Spirituality in Education...having trained in the orthodox Maria Montessori Method found it enlightening....

Anonymous said...

According to an interesting study, an extra hour of sleep will ramp up sex life by 14% ... People who slept for an extra hour than usual had an enhanced sexual desire next day :)

Anonymous said...

I thought the mind is the culprit..., but the professor said that 83% of our attention is scattered through the eyes, 3% from our ears and the rest from the other senses...am unable to comprehend these notes..

Anonymous said...

Who is your role model ?

Anonymous said...

Bas..an author's autograph...

Anonymous said...

And a fridge magnet....

Anonymous said...

And an old shirt...

Anonymous said...

Do you like the pub/club culture or prefer enjoying your drink at home ?

Anonymous said...

Came across this in a prominent newspaper... Way to go man...good luck..

Anonymous said...

Am nervous, excited..having mixed feelings. In fact i don't know how to react...haven't disclosed the news to anyone. Won't dare to WhatsApp Vikas..god knows how he'll take it.. Should i have the courage to refuse the opportunity... Am dreading the evening.. Am soo bad, how can good thing be happening to me..

Anonymous said...

Appears you are back in Ahmedabad....no reviews past weekend :(

Anonymous said...

An intense engagement with a really good book is no less than a passionate affair... Such a book where the author has been intensely involved in the writing as the person in reading it...

Anonymous said...

I look forward to the hours I get to read....makes me a dreamer. The impression left behind lingers... I like to savour for quite some time,... as You do with wine, enjoying the swirl of its seductive warmth in the mouth, allowing it to deliciously slide down the throat & stay awhile with the aftertaste...

Anonymous said...

An intense engagement with a really good book is no less than a passionate affair... Such a book where the author has been intensely involved in the writing as the person in reading it...A good book is like a lover, it engages the mind and emotions.... .... It pains me to hear that the reading habit is dying out..one of the demerits of technology..

Anonymous said...

A minute of mourning for the ex- President and the class was back to the usual hustle and bustle..a salute to the national icon..

Anonymous said...

Boy, oh boy..... Another study : Male menopause is real and sufferers should be given testosterone as part of the treatment.... (20% of men over 50 have a testosterone deficiency).... Those affected suffer hot flushes, night sweats, joint pain, low libido, depression and an increase in body fat among other symptoms !!

Anonymous said...

No reviews this week too :(

Anonymous said...

Osho says if you master the art of being friendly, you can get enriched beyond measure....so true..

Anonymous said...

Ashley Madison Hack was an Inside Job : And how does John McAfee knows the leaker is a woman ? It's all about the insults the hacker has levied. "The more telling was a statement calling men 'scumbags'."

Anonymous said...

I sit on the end of my carpet and recall the words of La Rochefoucauld : "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fire."

Anonymous said...

An A grade in effort equates to an A in performance...

Anonymous said...

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep..

Anonymous said...

Natural beauty at it's peak... Have seen original lakes, rare trees and shrubs, landscaped woodland, beautiful plants, blooming colorful flowers, an ancient flower meadow and glorious autumn colour palette..rustic bridge to shady ivy garden, large herbaceous borders, acres of meadows and grazing sheep.. Just the place for horticulture enthussiasts, country lovers, such panoramic views..