Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Humankind – I’m Not Convinced

Humankind by Rutger Bregman was one of the most popular books of last year, at least in my circles. Multiple friends recommended it, and it has received glowing reviews across the board, as far as I can see. But I was … Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read in 2020

As in 2017, 2018, and 2019, here are my top book recommendations from 2020. One good thing about lockdown was getting to read a lot more than usual. 2020 turned into a bumper reading year, with as many as 72 books!! Click … Continue reading

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The Polar Bear is Toast, and Other Lessons from 2019

Needing a break from pandemic thoughts this weekend, I re-read my 2019 journal and excavated these 3 little insights that I hope you find interesting. You can read them here as an article published on LinkedIn.

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The 8 Best Books I Read in 2019

As in 2017 and 2018, here are my top book recommendations from 2019. Paradoxically, even though I read many more books in 2019 (35 in all), I actually have fewer ones to recommend than previous years. Partly that’s because a lot of my … Continue reading

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The 12 Best Books I Read in 2018

I read 23 books in 2018. With some exceptions, my reading had a conscious theme. I wanted to explore, in both fiction and non-fiction, the question posed by Yuval Noah Harari in his book on this list: “What is happening … Continue reading

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Selected as an Asia 21 Young Leader

In 2018, I was honoured to be selected as one of Asia Society’s Young Leaders of the 21st Century, and inducted into a wonderful and accomplished community of leaders across the continent. Click here to read more about the announcement!

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The 12 Best Books I Read in 2017

I read 24 books in 2017. On LinkedIn, I shared the best 12, sorted in 3 genres, with a short review of each. Some are very popular today, and some are obscure. I would recommend every one of them.

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No Place is Home

My essay on rootlessness, global citizenship, and a fluid sense of identity in the Business Standard. ——————– No Place is Home Some months ago, a long-time family friend sat me down on the lawn in Bangalore Club and told me … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Beauty Mania: Vignettes from the Curve Lines

Colombia is extraordinarily proud of its women. Before I arrived, every person who had been here (and several who hadn’t), whether male or female, would emit a quiet whistle and say “Colombia! Oh boy, the women there!” What’s the best … Continue reading

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Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy

An essay/book-review in the 2007 edition of the Kennedy School Review. ——————————————– Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy Fritjof Capra, The Hidden Connections, Harper Collins, 2002, 272 pages Mark Buchanan, Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen, Three Rivers … Continue reading

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