Monthly Archives: March 2007

Culture crossings

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – the first Shakespearean play we studied in school – has just been so enthusiastically described by the BBC as crossing cultural boundaries that it makes one wish to see it played so. Here’s what they … Continue reading

Posted in India/Asia/China

Lessons from living liminal

Its been 18 months since I began to embrace living in liminality and I realized yesterday when telling Alan Gutierrez over the phone that my liminal stage – almost like the larval stage leading through the cocoon to an adult … Continue reading

Posted in Personal

The function of the form follows understanding and vision

LukeW has a recent post up with this graphic titled "Designing with Vision" –  probably one of the best encapsulated explanations of how the design process works and how much of it, like that little purple box that says "Design" … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Design, Strategy | 2 Comments

Durga and TED – A very odd couple indeed

Surfing the internets can churn up some interesting stuff and here’s a snippet that I found which gave me some food for thought, The Hindu Goddess Durga manifested when evil forces threatened the very existence of the Gods. To destroy … Continue reading

Posted in Design, India/Asia/China | 2 Comments

Creativity *is* global

MeanestIndian – who is currently teaching at NID, Ahmedabad – has this image of rope made from used Tide plastic bags up on her Flickr site.  While reading this post on Richard Florida’s blog , this paragraph struck me, Talent … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Design, Strategy

Prolife Amul

Looks like everyone’s favourite "utterly butterly Amul" has gone ‘probiotic’ which one hopes from reading the rest of the text means ‘healthy’ or ‘organic’ or some such thing. This is the first I’ve seen come out of India and Amul … Continue reading

Posted in Business, India/Asia/China, Strategy

Breaking News!! India sucks, has too many people, wtf?

BusinessWeek’s cover story of March 19th 2007 – hang on… whatever – has Steve Hamm concerned and asking if crumbling roads, jammed airports and power blackouts could hobble growth? One could go on to make noises about glass houses and … Continue reading

Posted in India/Asia/China