I am rambling…bear with me

The start of the ramble.. http://6booksy.com/2018books/12-Rules-for-Life-An-Antidote-to-Chaos/page_54.html – if you are not able to read this please let me know. It is a very fascinating piece. Over the last few years I have often wondered what would be the reaction of the world to a return of Christ ( as promised in the scriptures ) or

#MeToo – another view

I know this is a very sensitive subject but.. I have been castigated by those close to me for wading into controversial subjects. It’s possibly why I am not a good businessman. Good businessmen rarely speak out on issues, especially in India, unless the topic is one that doesn’t ruffle feathers. This subject was dormant,

A Feeling of Sadness

There is an air of sadness: We are on a lock down in Bangalore. This is a short two week one, which has followed an earlier partial lock down. For the last few days as I have gone about doing what I normally do on a Sunday, every day, I realised that a sense of

Who are friends? Friendship Part 3

Who are friends? Friends are a very interesting specie. They have certain features that run across cultures and all kinds of humans that walk this earth or orbit it from satellites in the skies. I consider a friend as one who will tell you when you have done something wrong, yet stay away from judging

Friendship….. Part 2

I am continuing from where I left.. Who is a friend? In today’s world there are different notions of what friendship means. However, there are some things about friendship that pass the test of time. In my view, friends should be a point of reflection. If you look at your friends face and see a

Patience is a difficult companion

Patience… Over the last many months, especially after the lock down was slowly lifted, one of the most common terms in use – was/ is ‘Patience’. Now, a lot of us and I believe a majority of us, are NOT patient. We have always been used to being on the move or ‘getting things done’.

What will they think…

What will they think…Do it my way One of the most challenging social issues that people face is handling the worry of what others feel about them. ‘Others’ can be neighbours, classmates, friends, family, enemies – in fact, anyone we know of. This is what cramps us in every thing we do. A lot of

Romanticizing Pressure..

Romanticizing pressure: During this pandemic one of the most commonly used phrases is – Handle the pressure. Now, these three words sound great. You feel like you are going into a battlefield and have all the equipment ready to face the problems that will come up. Mentally you push yourself to a high as you

My point

Safety Net

Does a safety net help? While driving past Barton Center on MG Road, a few days ago ( yes, during the lock-down) I remembered an incident that happened while we were constructing it. We had to put up four trusses and have them connected in the middle, at a height of almost 210 feet from

Quality …4

What we did to enable quality.. One of the first changes we at VDB did was to make one huge difference in the way we worked in the construction side of our business model.  This took a bit of doing as our architects were not used to this method of working. On receipt of the