A French city with a close connection to India – Chambéry has a delightful elephant trail that you can follow to discover the historic sites of the city, without having to open Google Maps! … More Following Elephants Around Chambery
A visit to Maison Bergès, also known as the Musée de la Houille Blanche, the family home of Aristide Bergès, famous French hydraulic engineer and industrial papermaker. … More An Immersion in Wallpapers, Art Nouveau and Hydroelectricity
2021 has been a year of madness, marked by packing, unpacking, moving in and out of houses…and mastering all kinds of household appliances, of which ovens have given me quite a few gray hair! … More A year of packing…and mastering ovens!
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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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
A story about shoes, global warming and the importance of agility, whether in something relatively inconsequential as my attire for the day, or something as important as the next steps in our startup. … More Lessons In Agility Courtesy Global Warming
A few months ago, I shared my journey from teaching to building startups. That was the beginning of a long journey in entrepreneurship, in which I am learning much about the world, and myself. When we first started working on our start up, our focus was on the gig economy, a booming market trend in … More From Bangalore to Grenoble: Part 1 Of A Long Journey
« 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
Visiting Strasbourg was a dream since I took the ICE from Frankfurt to Paris in December 2003. The first stop in France after we crossed the German border, I remember my delight when after months of not understanding much beyond the basic greetings and numbers, I was suddenly able to follow most conversations. I was … More Christmas Magic in Strasbourg
There can be nothing more frustrating than a strike in the country when you’re travelling. Especially a strike that lasts for days and weeks at end. In a city, where everyone relies on public transport, an unending strike of the RATP, which manages the bus and metro network, is a big deal. It’s a bigger … More Paris during a grève