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[29 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Aha Moment 67: Happy New Year 2017 | ]
Aha Moment 67: Happy New Year 2017

Hi All, Wish you all a very happy 2017.

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[27 Dec 2016 | One Comment | ]
Painted after ages!

Really rusty, it was fun!! Acrylic and palette knife painting!

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[16 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on The Outsiders – Eight conventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success | ]
The Outsiders – Eight conventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success

  I finished listening to the book – “The Outsiders – Eight conventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success“. Why this book? Supposedly Warren Buffet recommended this book in his shareholders letter. The book talks about 8 CEOs who had a radically different capital allocation strategy. My concern with such books is that […]

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[4 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Elon Musk – Don’t emulate! | ]
Elon Musk – Don’t emulate!

Hi All, I finished listening to Ashlee Vance’ Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future book. It was an interesting experience. Here are my thoughts. Elon Musk – if I were to believe the author, could recite encyclopedia in a very young age. I mean seriously who would do something like […]

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[24 Jan 2016 | One Comment | ]
What I learnt from Ford Ex-CEO Alan Mulally

Hi All, Couple of weeks back I finished listening to the book – American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company! It is an awesome read and some of the messages in the book resonated well with me.  This post is not really a book review. It is just my notes […]

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[10 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Coffee With Harsh & Varun – Founders of Oye Happy!

Hi All, Today we have a quick & short interview with founders of Oye Happy! – Harsh and Varun! Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake your bollywood fanatic friend to a call from her favourite celebrity on her birthday? Better still, have a guitarist over to sing your dad’s favourite Beatles song? Or just tell your […]

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[13 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
Learning quarter – Building successful data products

Hi All, We have come to the end of Q2 2015. Usually, Q2 is my learning quarter where I read anything & everything I get my hands on to. This year, I had focussed on competencies for building “Successful Data Products”. At the end of the quarter, if I look back, my studies can be […]

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[22 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Finally! Oh Balsamiq | ]
Finally! Oh Balsamiq

Well, for a while, I had been thinking about getting my hands dirty with User Experience. It is probably the most confusing thing to get started with! After a lot (rather looooooot) of reading, referencing and cross referencing, after gaining clarity and losing it along the way, I think I made some decent progress. I […]

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[31 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
Patience & Persistence Pays! Happy 2015

Hi All, Since 2010, I have been writing New Year posts with messages which I learnt in that year. “Grow up once again! Happy 2010” “Be Awesome! Happy 2011″ “Be a seeker! Happy 2012” “Take a plunge! Happy 2013” So this is fifth year! I am already happy that I am continuing to persist with […]

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[2 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Art work auctioned for charity | ]
Art work auctioned for charity

Hi All, I put up one of my art for auction as a part of giving campaign at Microsoft. The art raised Rs 12000/- which is awarded to a charity. A small contribution to society and a proud moment for Sundar, the artist!! As always, it gives me great pleasure to enjoy the moment. At […]

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[6 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Dhivya Sashidhar – Life at University of Cambridge, UK

Hi Folks, Today we have Dhivya Sashidhar talking about life in Cambridge University.   * Brief Intro about yourself I am Dhivya. I completed B.Tech ECE from NITT; Followed by M.Phil Micro- and Nano-technology Enterprise from University of Cambridge. I have been working as at Research Engineer, Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands * Entry Criteria: […]

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[7 Jun 2014 | 16 Comments | ]
First Art Exhibition

My first art exhibition 🙂 Some of the best aha moment art works were exhibited at Microsoft Arty Party on 5th June 2014 🙂  

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[21 May 2014 | 6 Comments | ]
Phani – Life at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Computational Nanotechnology

Hi All, I would like to introduce Phani Sudheer Motamarri, who is doing his PHD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to talk about life there. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Currently PhD student at University of Michigan Ann Arbor working in the area of Computational nanotechnology. Prior to this […]

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[4 May 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Royan – Life at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Aerospace Engineering

Hi All, I would like to introduce Dr.Royan, who has completed PHD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to talk about life there. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself I am a PhD student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed my undergraduate […]

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[28 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
Ashish Goel – Life at Stanford University, Stanford Design Program

Hi All, Today we have Ashish Goel talking about his life at Stanford University while doing a Design Thinking Program. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Grew up in Gurgaon. Studied Biochemical Engineering at IIT Delhi, worked at a consulting startup for a year before staring iTasveer.com, which I was a […]

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[19 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Vivek Narayanan – Life at University of California, Berkeley

Hi All, Today is the 6th anniversary for CWS and I am restarting University Cafe. We have Vivek Narayanan talking about his life at University of California, Berkeley. Thanks you so much for your time and effort Vivek. Much appreciated.   Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Did my schooling in […]

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[14 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]
Rajat – Founder, Krush

Love is in the air on valentine’s day. Rajat, founder of Krush, is going to talk about his new entrepreneurial initiative which plays the cupid! Welcome Rajat. Me: Sundar Rajan G S R: Rajat, founder of Krush – Dating App Me: Hi Rajat, Welcome to Coffee With Sundar. Tell us about yourself and Krush? Thanks […]

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[18 Jan 2014 | 11 Comments | ]
Priyanka Gupta – Cofounder, India Book Store

Hi All, Wish you all a very happy new year 2014. Let the new year provide opportunities for us to seek and learn and follow our dreams. Today we have Priyanka, co-founder of India Book Store – http://www.indiabookstore.net/, talking about her dream initiative! Me: Sundar Rajan G S PG: Priyanka Gupta Me: Hi Priyanka, Welcome […]

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[31 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | ]
Untangle & Chase your dreams! Happy 2014!

Time just keeps flying. Last year, I was in London writing the yearly post where I take a moment and reflect my life. Now I am sitting here in Bangalore. In a blink of a moment, my life has changed. So many things changed this year! Probably one of the craziest years in the recent […]

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[14 Sep 2013 | 8 Comments | ]
Rakesh Godhwani – Author and Head of IIMB Alumni Office

Hi All, Today we have a very special role model’s interview. I would like to introduce you all to an amazing and inspiring person I have met in my life. It is a pleasure to share the interview with Mr. Rakesh Godhwani, who heads the Alumni office of IIM Bangalore. He is going to speak […]

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[9 Aug 2013 | 7 Comments | ]
Latest Paintings

Here are my latest paintings. First one is oil painting on canvas, second is coffee on canvas trace. From The Aha Moment of the Week From The Aha Moment of the Week Entire art work collection is here:

Coffee With Experts, Featured, Headline »

[7 Aug 2013 | 201 Comments | ]
Amarjeet – Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi

Hi All, The last few months have been very very hectic for me. I have changed base from London to Bangalore. Today I have resumed the interview show. We have Amarjeet from IIIT Delhi, who is doing phenomenal research on application of technological innovation to improve the lives of people. Through his work, Amarjeet is […]

Featured, Headline, proud moment »

[19 Mar 2013 | 16 Comments | ]
CWS completes 5 years

I gives me immense pleasure to say that Coffee With Sundar has completed 5 years! Sure, I would love to spend more than what I am doing now. Surely I can do more interviews. But if I take a step back, it is a small and special little milestone which I would certainly cherish. Just […]

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[10 Feb 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Coffee With Parul Gupta – Co-Founder, NGO Post

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” ~ Thoreau. But some of amongst the humankind rise above it and chase their dreams and become role models to the rest. Today we have one such person amongst us. Parul Gupta is a top wireless communications […]

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[5 Jan 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Still Life @ London Academy of Art

Hi All, Some of you know that I have been spending time with Mr. Cris at London Academy of Art and honing my skills. Here is my latest work. From The Aha Moment of the Week All my art works can be found here.

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[31 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Take a plunge! Happy 2013

I started writing these special year end blog posts 3 years back. May be I should say that I stopped writing at other times 🙂 “Grow up once again! Happy 2010” “Be Awesome! Happy 2011” “Be a seeker! Happy 2012” Since I have used a caption every year, going by the trend, I should also […]

Coffee With Experts, Headline »

[4 Dec 2012 | 38 Comments | ]
Ajeet & Rajesh – Founders of Stork – Online Grocery Store

Sky is the limit for an entrepreneur. Today we have Ajeet and Rajesh from Stork to talk about their online grocery store venture – http://stork.net.in/ Me: Sundar Rajan G S Ajeet and Rajesh – Founders of Stork, online grocery store in Chennai Me: Hi Ajeet, Rajesh, Welcome to the show on Coffee With Sundar. Can […]

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[11 Nov 2012 | 19 Comments | ]
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman – Founder of Carnatic Music knowledge sharing portal

Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman is Senior Manager, Next Generation Systems and Smarter Planet Solutions at IBM Research – India. Formerly, He was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), NY before moving back to India. He manages a huge compendium of carnatic music resources at www.shivkumar.org. Founder of a great knowledge sharing portal in the carnatic […]

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[30 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
B Shantanu – Former IFS Officer and Political Activist

Dear Readers, Welcome to the show on Coffee With Sundar! Today we have a very special guest. Former IFS officer, now a political activist, Mr. B Shantanu is working on his vision of “Reclaiming India” – One Step at a Time. Please join me to welcome Mr. B Shantanu, who is a great role model […]

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[10 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Sagarika Chakraborty – ISB Alumni & Author, A Calendar Too Crowded

We have a new author in the block, Sagarika Chakraborty. Sagarika is out with her first book on womanhood called A Calendar Too Crowded – that deals with conditions and stories of women from India. The book focusses on human rights, gender studies and sustainable development through stories. Sagarika, belongs to the new age management […]