Future Of Business Travel – A Road warrior’s personal take


Like many other professionals in my line of work, I have paid my dues in terms of million miler airline status , decades of top tier hotel loyalty and rental car loyalty status etc . I got to live and work in three continents thanks to this job – and have enjoyed getting to knowContinue reading “Future Of Business Travel – A Road warrior’s personal take”

Depression , Democracy and Demagoguery – the deadly trio !


My late grandfather Prof R Easwara Pillai was an eminent historian and an amazing story teller . He had mastery over three subjects and how they connected with each other – Economics, Politics and History . I grew up listening to him telling me stories that would emphasize useful principles from these three disciplines .Continue reading “Depression , Democracy and Demagoguery – the deadly trio !”

Should we be more targeted and holistic in tackling the Corona virus pandemic ?


I have been staying at home for the past week or so since I returned from India . All my global team is working from home too and we are all getting used to the idea of 100% work from home as the new normal . Earlier today, I heard from my mom about theContinue reading “Should we be more targeted and holistic in tackling the Corona virus pandemic ?”

How will the IT services world look post Corona pandemic ?


It’s been a difficult few weeks for me personally . First I lost Hobo . Then I had to rush to India since my father fell critically ill and passed away . It was not clear if or when I could return to US given the Corona virus situation – and after being away forContinue reading “How will the IT services world look post Corona pandemic ?”

Managing Top Talent – Lessons from Indian Politics


I have now been in India for the last couple of weeks. Even though I am a US citizen now, I have followed Indian politics with great interest all my life . I have always stayed away from political party affiliations all my life – both when I lived in India as well as whenContinue reading “Managing Top Talent – Lessons from Indian Politics”

Hobo Vijayasankar – 12/31/2009 to 2/21/2020


Hobo joined our family on our daughter Shreya’s fourth birthday when he was about 8 weeks old . We picked him up after her birthday party from his breeder Marci Sale’s house in Gilbert . He rode back home on Dhanya’s lap and I remember him squirming the entire way back. Sitting still was notContinue reading “Hobo Vijayasankar – 12/31/2009 to 2/21/2020”