Americorps

It’s time we shifted our policy making towards such well designed programs.It was during my IVLP that I came across the Americorps. Americorps is a voluntary public service program, supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors.. The objective of the program is to…

Common email productivity mistakes

Doing things is not the same as getting things doneHappened to help one more person to get to Inbox Zero yesterday. The person had nearly 2000 mails in his inbox when we started around noon and was also in a state of feeling overwhelmed by his email volumes. By late…

The refreshing wave of web series content

We have been witnessing an increase in the amount of web series content from India in recent times. Now that production and distribution is getting truly democratised, we can expect a lot more such content. I generally enjoy watching such web series productions. From among the ones I watched, few…

The curfew has been broken

The best news from last weekIt was few years back that I had come across this campaign titled “Break the Curfew” by the students in my alma mater, CET. What was most impressive about the approach was that they had tied their demand for extension in hostel timings to scholastic…

Projects worth pursuing

The decision making framework I use and advocate. Reduces human effortIncreases human outputEnhances human happinessReduces human sufferingAny project that satisfies any of these conditions is worth pursuing. Even if its only for a single person. Even if that single person is you. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.…

Parkinson Law

Work expands to fill the time allotted for itGrowing up, I had come across Pareto law being quoted by several people on multiple occasions. Its only much later in life though I came across the Parkinson law. Pareto principle, also known as the 80 / 20 rule, is the theory that…

In pursuit of a new work culture

I woke up today morning thinking about this. Work, the way modern society has defined it, has changed from what someone had to do to make their living. So in some sense, work has evolved or is in the process of evolving beyond its primitive survival stages. Work today can…