6 cultural similarities between India and the U.S.

This is the second of two posts comparing India and the U.S. I started with 6 differences and now that I’ve been back from India for a few weeks, reflect on similarities.

While working at a women’s organization, I remember a news channel interviewing one our directors on the “battle” between couples with children and married adults with no children.… Read on…

9 weekend activities in and around Hyderabad

A lot of friends both in India and in the U.S. have asked me what I do on the weekends. Though time passes and I feel busy, it’s been tough to answer that question because every weekend has been different. I’ve posted about going to the zoo and TedXHiTechCity but here is a larger sampling of what my weekends have looked like in Hyderabad as I come up on my very last just a week from today.… Read on…

2 best kept secrets you can take advantage of almost anywhere

In late February I heard about these two informally organized groups that completely changed my perspective on Hyderabad and entrepreneurship.

  1. h4.jpgHash House Harriers: This “drinking club with a running problem” was started in Malaysia in the 1938 by a group of British soldiers and has since spread all over the world.
  2. Read on…

4 assumptions that hinder nonprofit success

Despite the sporadic evidence, I love blogging. The analytical and expressive exercise allows me to synthesize thoughts while creating some (maybe minuscule) incremental value. However, there are two things that paralyze the blogger in me: people talking into an echo chamber and human tragedy. So with the SXSW conference this month and a good friend in DC in the hospital, I’ve been out of commission.… Read on…