Engineering is the practice of making things better, more efficient and getting more out of the resources.
With the opening up of the economy nearly 2 decades back and the global workforce movement, India saw plethora of opportunities open up. The easiest thing to do was to open up a new engineering college, and hence we have more engineering colleges than McDonald’s, Dominos, PizzaHut and a few more fast food chains put together.
Over the last 2-3 years, as the industry has tightened and Indian IT industry is seeing perhaps its first slump in 2 decades, most smart colleges have double... Read More
“We all know it, we all hate it and yet, we all do it!”
Well, I am talking about the (in)famous Indian Standard Time!
Have you ever wondered the genesis of Indian Standard time? Why are we always beginning meetings and things late?
Let’s start from the beginning!
We do take the usual 9 months to come out. We usually start our pre-school at 3 and our regular schooling at 5. It is not like we have a higher life expectancy than other countries. Yet, somewhere in-between, we have the Indian Standard Time.
In our country, schools start on time. Kids are never late in getting to... Read More
Perhaps the biggest impact of the digital world is the job of the HR.
From being a role where the profile was simply to hire those that fitted well with the company, offering bananas for every good performance and firing those that didn't fit well, HR has become what we in OMLogic call as 'Office Boss'. In smaller companies, this role becomes even more critical due to varied functions that this role encompasses. Specifically in service based startups, HR needs to become the second in command in the company.
Office Boss: A person who is the glue that holds the entire organization toget... Read More
I don't know whether to start this blog with 'Another one bites the bullet' or 'Another one takes a fall', but that's exactly my sentiment.
We are seeing a dangerous trend in the Indian e-commerce industry where new deals are being done, not from a position of power, rather because they have run out of options.
The Jabong deal and the IBIBO deal are perfect examples of getting out of the race versus losing the race. And both these deals make me question the basic essence of how deals are being looked upon by the investors in Indian market right now.
Wouldn't i... Read More
Isn’t it an irony! We spend our lifetime trying to improve our life. But none of us have any means of defining what is an improved life.
Really think of it!! We like to think of an improved life as the presence of this or the absence of that. We look at an improved life as a destination we want to get to.
What if an improved life is simply a journey we go through. Nothing to achieve, nothing to lose, nothing that leads to anywhere.
What if we were just part of a big puzzle, a puzzle that’s supposed to not fit or be solved.
What if an improved life is simply our ability to pla... Read More
It is our 70th independence day. I can’t even imagine what the life or world was 70 years back. Of course, I wasn’t there. I can’t imagine what emergency was like, of course I wasn’t there. But I can’t even imagine what life was 20 years back though I was there. It was a different world, I was a different age, everything had a different meaning.
What is independence? The more I keep thinking about it, the more it hits me. Is independence necessarily a great thing? Are we as humans born to be independent with no boundaries and nothing governing us? What does independence mean and w... Read More
We, as humans, are currently standing at a very important juncture. A juncture that could even change the course of if we as humans are. I am sure generations before would have gone through some important decisions in their lifespan, some of them would have turned right and some of them wrong. But none appear as important or as game-changing as this one.
Present course and speed, we are years, maybe few decades (if we are lucky), from total doom. And we need to change that. We need to change our world, our future.
Before we think about changing the world, we need to change our past. We n... Read More