South beach diet didn’t work for me, and neither did Agile development.


Normally, I would write this in my SCN blog – but this is not about just SAP projects, I am going to do it here. As always, these are strictly my personal opinions – not that of my employer. Some of you have seen me  – at work, at some tech conference, dog show orContinue reading “South beach diet didn’t work for me, and neither did Agile development.”

Woman geeks and their troubles


I don’t know what is the real definition of a geek. For that matter, I don’t know of a crisp definition for “nerd” either. When I hear “Geek” or “Nerd”, it  generally makes me think of the word “odd”.  I work for a consulting company, and I have a deep interest in technology. However, IContinue reading “Woman geeks and their troubles”

In India, is innocence only found in villages?


From the time I started to read books and watch movies by Indian authors in my childhood, I have noticed that the innocent victim in the story has to be from a village. Village always has a villain – but just one guy, or just one family. Rest are all good guys. The villager thenContinue reading “In India, is innocence only found in villages?”

One breed or many breeds?


I am the guy who used to tell others “There are just two types of dogs – German Shepherds, and those who want to be German Shepherds”. And for the last few years, I don’t have a German Shepherd – not one. Instead, I have a Golden Retriever and now a one year old labradorContinue reading “One breed or many breeds?”

Are you an expert?


Experts come in many flavors. A couple of weeks ago, my 4-year-old daughter made a statement that warmed my heart…”My daddy works for IBM, and My uncle works for HP..guess what, IBM is bigger than HP !”. My euphoria  didn’t last long – pretty soon I figured out that she didn’t have any grandiose ideasContinue reading “Are you an expert?”

Stop making new year resolutions


Like every one else I know, and don’t know, I have had my fair share of new year resolutions over the years – but looking back – I DO NOT REMEMBER EVEN ONE such resolution in any great detail.  I also DO NOT REMEMBER even one time when I cried “Eureka, I made good on myContinue reading “Stop making new year resolutions”

Do you live to eat or eat to live?


Those who know me well, surely know the answer to this – and knowing most of the “those who know me” and others, I know that I don’t stand-alone in my conviction. Now, most of us who live to eat, do not live “only” to eat – we do other things too. Just that weContinue reading “Do you live to eat or eat to live?”

Damned if you do …damned if you don’t


You have your priorities all wrong.messed up.and why not?  What is more important to you? Family? Job? Riches? Having fun? daughter’s dance class? poker night? This is not a question that can be answered without additional information. And the word we need to add is “now” – making it  “What is more important to youContinue reading “Damned if you do …damned if you don’t”