Destruction to Development

Destruction to Development

June 8, 2014 |
If there is anything life has taught me, it is that with a little bit of luck and subconscious perseverance as fuel, every curve holds a surprise, most of the times mitigating the dread that steels your heart in forethought… Read more
Music Unites My Worlds

Music Unites My Worlds

June 2, 2014 |
My life has never been directed by the generally accepted notion of success; that it is the accumulation of wealth and status that begets respect and defines success. It is happiness, passion and integrity that is the guiding light of… Read more
You Say You Want a Revolution

You Say You Want a Revolution

May 25, 2014 |
Everyone knows India has changed in very obvious ways since the explosion of the technology economy. Most Indians have seen the gleaming office complexes in boomtown Bengaluru and the new world-class air terminals in Mumbai and Dehli.   But what… Read more
Avatar

Avatar

May 18, 2014 |
I embraced the meaning of  ‘avatar’  long before James Cameron made the movie: a concrete manifestation of an abstract concept.   For me, when I first encountered India in 1992, the first manifestation of  Bharat was opportunity. I was a… Read more
Winning over the diaspora

Winning over the diaspora

May 10, 2014 |
The Indian diaspora numbers around 25 million, 10 million of whom remain Indian citizens. Members are increasingly playing an active role in political campaigns back home and the current election is no exception. Thousands of non-resident Indians (NRIs), for example,… Read more
Great days ahead!

Great days ahead!

April 27, 2014 |
Flying over the Hindu Kush Mountains leaving Afghanistan brought me back to my childhood imagining the mighty Himalayas.  The mountains seemed smaller than I envisioned.  Command of forces in combat is always a privilege but to have it be my… Read more
From Vegetarian to Vegan to Everest

From Vegetarian to Vegan to Everest

April 7, 2014 |
My name is Kuntal. I’m 34 years old, and I live in the city of dreams, Mumbai, India. And, in just a few short months, I hope to become the first known vegan to summit Mt. Everest. Even though I… Read more