Rajat Gupta’s book – Mind Without Fear…what a life, and what a story!

This is a biography like no other. This book connects to you at multiple levels. I consumed the Audible version of the book, and was so glad to do that. Could appreciate the depth of the book in Rajat’s own raspy voice, which is soothing and charming, and graced with a patina that comes only … Continue reading Rajat Gupta’s book – Mind Without Fear…what a life, and what a story!

Agile Manifesto turns 20 years old this month

In February 2001, some of the software developers responsible for managing very large software development projects, got together in a mountain retreat and hammered out the Agile Manifesto! The principles outlined in this document, now combined with new technologies, primarily Cloud and big data, now power most of the software development around the world, including, … Continue reading Agile Manifesto turns 20 years old this month

The suffering comes when…

So true for marathon runners too! The hard intensive training (the pain), followed by adequate rest and recovery (the wait, or taper 😁), and then the moment of glory when you cross the finish line (the rising). And if you skip the steps you end up suffering (injuries). Applies to all walks of life! A … Continue reading The suffering comes when…

The sky today – a riot of red!

Being in lockdown, I have been, with pleasure and gratitude, appreciating the beautiful sunsets. Especially the cloudy skies, they are a delight, provided you can actually see the sun set. And today was a very special one...never seen the sky so red! The blush of the dusk has turned into raging anger! Ever seen the … Continue reading The sky today – a riot of red!

The Sun is a Compass – a book review

For a Phd ornithologist, and his house-builder boyfriend, what would be the motivation to take on a 4000 mile journey across the Alaska and Arctic, all alone, powered only by their bodies? Through snow, mountains, and rivers? What would they need to carry? How much can they carry?The baggage they carry, the one on their … Continue reading The Sun is a Compass – a book review