The Christmas Lunch
Posted on 25.12.2009
It’s Christmas and I am penning down this post as I just wipe my fingers after the day’s lunch. Well, in reality it was not just one meal but a delectable sequence of lip smacking dishes – each one well seasoned with intricate memories of my boyhood. My only companion for this exciting food-filled day was my dearest friend for last 12 years, my fiancé for 11 years and now my loving wife for the last 10, Anita. It has almost become a ritual for us to target a city each Christmas and savor the wide array of its street food. Last year it was Singapore and this year we chose Delhi, India.The day started almost at dawn as I picked up Anita from her parent’s place braving the biting cold of the city. It paid off Read More >
My Take on Marketing
Posted on 15.12.2009
Marketing is subject in today's world that probably has more gurus than students. Every author has their own perspective for the subject and different styles are in vogue. Nothing wrong I say, for currently the world is far more complex than it used to be with ample scope for every distinctive marketing strategy to co-exist. However, how does one explain Marketing? It will be difficult for me too, but let me give it a shot by taking you back to the illustrious history of the Dome and lebua.Read More >
Career Advice â€“ A Few Thoughts
Posted on 14.12.2009
Looking at the bunch of career queries at my inbox today, I pondered â€“ Am I capable enough to give career advice? After some contemplative moments, it occurred to me. No one, I realized, but the very person in need of advice is best suited to steer her own career. Others can just share their experience and pinpoint pitfalls that often lurk in the youthfully conceived career path of ambitious minds.Read More >
Best Restaurants in New York
Posted on 07.12.2009
In my eventful stint with the Food and Beverage industry till date, I've been addressed by several favorable adjectives. Some went so far as to say that I was a guru in this discipline, a master of food of beverage and even possessed a Midas touch to create and even recreate glory for any restaurant. But little did they know that much of my experience came from watching and learning from numerous mistakes throughout my career. This links back to 1985, when I was stepping into my Hotel Management and my father left me with a single most important thought it is very easy to make money but equally hard to gain respect and so it is important for one not to shrug responsibility and to accept failures as they come.Read More >
Luxury Brands - Should we possess them?
Posted on 03.12.2009
I have my roots in very humble beginnings. The modest environment where I grew up nurtured in me a strong urge to travel overseas and explore the world. Till today I remember, every quality gift, however small, would let a wide grin cross my face. I loved them, one because they were not readily available in my country and the second being my advocacy for quality even at that tender age. I simply adored the boldness and confidence of superior quality. But quality came at a price and so my appreciation for quality remained confined within the bounds of those fond gifts of mine.Read More >
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