Mr. Prasad Chandran is the Founder Chairman of SEEGOS – a Social Enterprise for Ethics, Governance and Organisation Strategies. He is the former CMD of BASF in India and was the Head of all BASF companies in the South Asia sub-region.

Real Superwomen

And for a Friday returning from monsoon deluged Mumbai….. some thoughts….. Attending a Board meeting in HDFC House (Old Lever House ) in Churchgate, which is normally a 20 mns drive from home, took more than a hour & half. Heaviest rains in three years with visibilty of 5 feet. But Hats off to the…

The 3 Language Formula

And for another Friday with rumours that the Passports in India will be in Hindi with English translation….. some thoughts….. I wonder why we are raking up this controversial issue when we now have a fine, delicately poised but working 3 language Formula across most of India. Language is an emotive issue across the world,…

Malayalee Wedding – Then And Now

And for a Friday in Trivandrum attending my dear Nephew’s wedding….. some thoughts…… The Nair weddings of Kerala are legendary, as much for their simplicity as for the Brevity. The Bridegroom keeps the “Thali ” on the brides neck, it’s tied by the sister or Aunt, Garlands exchanged, a tray with a first set of…

Adventures in Iceland

And for a Friday of the holiday week in Iceland, a Nordic country in North Atlantic…. some thoughts….. If Germany is the World leader in Hitech Manufacturing, then Iceland is the number one in High End Adventure Tourism. Iceland the land of the opposites…. Fire and Ice. Unbelievable, how a small country colonised by Norway…

Indo-German Relations

And for a Friday of the week in Germany with the Indo German Delegation…. some thoughts…. Every time I visit Germany I am amazed with the Technological upgradations, increasing openness to Foreigners and wide acceptance of the English language. At the Julich Supercomputing centre, they are combing neuroscience and Supercomputing in the “Human brain Project”.…

Gold’s Own Country

And for a Friday returning from “Thenga” land (Coconut Country – Kerala )…. some thoughts…. It continues to amaze me, the never satiating appetite for Gold in Kerala. Sitting at a well known Jewellery store – was a new lesson in Management for me – a multi-storey shop with scores of sales counters and smartly…