Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Unreasonable Man

'The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: The unreasonable persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all the progress depends on the unreasonable man'

Source: George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Where the richest Indians in 2025 will be?

Quick clustering of industries of Top 50 wealthy Indians according to the Forbes Dec 2013 article give following observations. Big Moguls Tatas, Ambanis, Birlas, Godrejs, Ruias clearly lead the pack and work across different industries. Neglecting the outliers, my analysis focuses on other Indians.(Purely based on my understanding)

1. IT (8)
2. Pharmaceutical (9)
3. FMCG - Dabur, Marico, Parle, Pepsi
4. Real Estate (3) - DLF, Lodha, Raheja.
5. Steel (2) - Jindal and Lakshmi Mittal
6. Media (2) - Sun and Bennett Coleman

If any college pass-out or a wishy-washy b-school graduate picks any of these industries without applying his brain, he's certainly be doomed for idiocy.  

Success is achieved definitely by people who tread the road less traveled, look at every opportunity that comes their own and challenge themselves to grow stronger,taller, sharper. In the next 10 years, they are far more challenges and opportunities ahead of India and its people.

Key focus areas in the coming years to invest and work on:
  1. Clean and alternate energies - power generation, public transport, etc.
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Pharma, Health, food, textile - Evergreen
  4. Agro based industry - Even brand retail.
  5. IT/Service products (Mobile/Web) - break through ideas and consolidation needed

PS: Exhaustive list, prone to edits.

Friday, December 6, 2013

International Volunteer Day

A small write up i wrote for the occasion of International Volunteer Day. Why volunteering is more than giving? 

Three years with Bhumi has changed the way i look at society and people.

PS: The author(yours truly) is a youth leader, in charge of bhumi Operations at different centers in Chennai and 'Changemaker of the Year' award winner.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2013

Dec 1st 2013. Completed my second half marathon after I'd Auroville Marathon in Feb'13.

Marathon is not just about running. Every time you set a targets for yourself, execute them, encounter adversity, re-strategize and achieve your goals. So much to learn and grow from running a marathon.

Fun Part: 

One uncle running a marathon with his helmet on. (to protect him from the rain)
One uncle playing Kandhar Shashti Kavacham for inspiration at 5.15am. Boss this is chennai. Vishnu Sahasranamam and KSK are a part of our daily routine.

What was heartening to see was the no of senior citizens, Blade runners, differently-abled and young kids participating. So many inspiring stories all round that you feel you can raise your game and push your limits. Nice feel :)