(Re)Discovering Paris

Heading back from Bangalore to Grenoble, we decided to spend a few weeks in Paris to explore, meet people and understand the French Tech ecosystem. Living in Paris like a local (well, almost), taking public transport to co-working places & meetings, and dealing with Parisians outside the tourist track opened my eyes to a different Paris.
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Lessons in Agility from Arya

You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit obsessed with agility over the last few months. I’ve read several research papers, and case studies, but the biggest example of agility over the last few months has been Arya. From being a dog that refused to step out of the house because of her extreme anxiety, to traveling across continents to be with us in France, she has surprised us with her agility! … More Lessons in Agility from Arya

Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street

« Au bout de chaque rue, une montagne… » / “At the end of every street is a mountain…”  – Stendhal, 1783-1842 The very mountains that captured my heart when I landed in Grenoble in 2009. I could see them from the window of my bedroom, from my classroom, from the windows of the bus … More Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street

Traveling in France during a nation wide strike of the SNCF

When we planned our trip to France, I had images of speeding across the French countryside in comfortably seated in a TGV towards my beloved Grenoble. Little did I know that a grève nationale was going to interfere with my grand plans. A nation wide strike of the SNCF was announced a few weeks before … More Traveling in France during a nation wide strike of the SNCF