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Shyamsunder Panchavati

Shyamsunder Panchavati
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Mckinsey award for HBR article.

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As a member of Advisory Panel Harvard Business Review, I was requested to select my choice of article for the Mckinsey award among the four nominated articles and place the four articles in the order of merit as per my perspective. I have already sent my opinion to them.

I am now sharing the articles with my friends and contacts. I have a large of number management professionals among the 2500 followers & friends on LinkedIn. I am just sharing this articles with them to know their insights on the articles and as to how they will rate them. My listing of the articles is random and does not give any indication of merit.

About the awards

The HBR McKinsey Awards, judged by an independent panel of business and academic leaders, commend outstanding articles published each year in Harvard Business Review. The awards were established in 1959 to recognize practical and ground breaking management thinking.

The opinions will of course not go the HBR.

My friends can express their opinion with reasons through comments on LinkedIn or on  this page. Your opinions will be very valuable for me. You can just write the numbers like No. 4 is first, No.1 is second etc.

Thank You and now the articles. Just click the title to read the article.

1. Managing Your Mission-Critical Knowledge

Authors Martin Ihrig and Ian MacMillan

2. Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust

Authors Timothy Morey, Theodore “Theo” Forbath, and Allison Schoop


Author  Guhan Subramanian

4. Engineering Reverse Innovations

Authors  Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan

Please read the articles and give your opinions. Your views can be as long as you deem necessary. I will read every opinion.

Thanks and Best Wishes,


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Muslim leaders to hold summit on protecting non-Muslims 01-24

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Muslim leaders to hold summit on protecting non-Muslims

The summit is the first of its kind in almost 1,400 years and is expected to attract more than 300 Islamic leaders from Muslim majority nations, including Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.

The key aim of the conference is to release a new decelaration, rooted in Islamic Law, to reaffirm the rights of religious minorities, the Washington Post reported.

“The prophet was religiously persecuted, so he knew first-hand what it was to experience religious persecution,” Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College, the first Muslim liberal arts college in the US, told the newspaper.

“His religion ensured the rights of religious minorities.

"We want to counter the idea that Muslims and non-Muslims can’t live together. This is not who we are or who we want to be.”

The summit is not exclusive to Muslims and non-Muslims will also be heading to Marrakesh. Representatives from the Vatican, as well as religious leaders from Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism have all been invited.

A key hope of the summit is to counter the work of Isis and protect minorities fleeing extremism in the Middle East.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Shashi Tharoor in Aap Ki Adalat V

Shashi Tharoor in Aap Ki Adalat V

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Shashi Tharoor in Aap Ki Adalat IV

Shashi Tharoor in Aap ki adalat IV

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Shashi Tharoor in Aap ki Adalat III

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Supreme Court Questions Banning Entry Of Women At Kerala's Sabarimala Temple..

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Supreme Court Questions Banning Entry Of Women At Kerala's Sabarimala Temple..
A sad day for the devotees.
The supreme court has not announced the verdict yet, but still it is unfortunate. In spite of the continuous onslaught from the communists and so called rationalists, Travancore Devaswom Board steadfastly stood for the temple traditions for years. Once a decision comes, they will no longer have the power to stop the women from entering the temple.

I visited Sabarimala four times and found a lot of tranquility there.

A way should be found out through the constitution to protect Hindu Temple traditions. All political parties should come together to protect the religious traditions of all religions.
As far as Hindu women are concerned, those who devout will respect the temple traditions. Those who are not, there is no need for them to visit temple.
Definitely I am disturbed.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Available For Guest Lectures from March 2016 onward 12-12

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I am available for Guest Lectures from March 10th 2016 in India and other countries.

I will be returning to India from Canada in March 2016. I will be in India at Hyderabad for the academic session 2016 – 2017.

Academic Institutions can contact me for Guest Lectures.

It is a well-known fact that I have been participating in the research projects of Harvard Business Review, MIT, Mckinsey & Co, Deloitte, and other organization.

Based on my participation in research on subjects like Digitization, Business Analytics, Digital Branding, and Customer Engagement, Strategic and Design Thinking and other topics. I am totally updated with the latest trends in relation to these subjects.

I have created curated and shared many articles on these and other subjects on my career blog. You can view the different topics in my knowledge domain at my virtual library Knowledge Korridor

You can have details about  some of the premier institutions where I have delivered the guest lectures on my LinkedIn profile @

The broad list of topics on which I can deliver Guest Lectures are

Business Analytics

Mindfulness & Human Values


Design Thinking


Balance Score Card

Project Management

Social Entrepreneurship

Business Models

And other management topics.

Teaching, Learning, Metacognition, Comprehension.

I am prepared to travel to small towns and rural places in India.

I am prepared to accept invitations from institutions in other countries also. However, the institutions have to arrange for Visa and other travel documents. I hold an Indian Passport.

For more information, you can contact me at the following email id. . Please write details about your institution. Please attach images and media files if you feel necessary. 

I will try to reply within one week.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Indian Ethnic English 11-29

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 Is it representation, reproduction, or a satire on Indian English?

Whatever it is , it is a faithful representation of the English being spoken in India. And it is not derogatory to us Indians

Now this should not be considered as colloquial. Instead it is Indian ethnic English. 

Peter Sellers made an attempt to familiarize Indian English to the world through his movie party. He made the phrase "Long Time no see " famous.

Other Nations too have contributed their words to English. Specially when some Europeans speak English,


U.S. has contributed it own quota of unwelcome words to the English, so have the Europeans. Many countries have their own ethnic versions of English. This is true to a lesser extent about French and Spanish too.

Apart from these, there are regional vocabularies in India that vary from region to region.

In south there is a word called co-brother, or co-son-in-law, co-daughter-in- law. This is are used to define the relations between the husband of two sisters, wives of two brothers, Two-sons-in-law. Two-daughters-Law.

In Andhra Pradesh (& Telangana), A nephew is considered Son-in-law and niece is considered Daughter-in-law.

This because of the age old tradition of the marriage between children of brother and sister , which seems to be on decline.

Similarly in north word "Patiala" is very common word to describe something in large quantity, such  as peg of whisky or a glass of Lassi.

Finally I would like to conclude that there is no need for us Indians feel bad or inferior, and it is not derogatory for us Indians to speak the way we do. We consider it as a promotion of Indian Ethnic English

Some choice words.

Prepone--Opposite of postpone

Come to know that -- to find something out. 

Do the needful -- no direct translation. It means to get shit done.

I have a doubt -- I have a question

Cousin-brother -- just a cousin

My brother -- Also probably just a cousin

My real brother -- My brother

Cum -- And Sofa cum bed, Clerk cum Typist.

I Say -  Typically at the end of every sentence the south Indians speak. " Do it now I say." 

Timepass -- Something you do to keep busy. (esp. eating peanuts)

Level best -- your darndest, as in what you do (usually while failing or about to fail)

Level best only -- This is definitely not going to go as planned.

Give an exam -- take an exam (as a student, not a teacher)

Spinster -- any adult female who is not yet married

Periods -- That time of the month. I can't swim in a pool, I'm having my periods!

1.5 years -- One year, six months. 

Where are you staying? -- Where do you live?

Keep it -- Put it (Where shall I keep your handbag? Shall I keep it on the table?)

At rate -- @ (like in an email address)

No more -- Dead

Just like that -- No comment. (Me: "why are you late to band practice today?" You: "Just like that.")

Homely -- Someone who is tidy and good at keeping house/cooking/etc

Even I am...[doing X] -- Me too. 

Nothing is coming -- I can't hear you (although I use this for a lot of different situations)

Only -- Decoration at the end of the sentence. "Are you staying in Mumbai only?"

Cribbing -- Complaining or whining 

My seniors -- People in my peer group who are older than me

Auntie -- A woman who appears older than me

Good name -- just a name 

I am [doing x] since [y] years -- I've been doing x for [y] long

Burst crackers -- Set off fireworks

Reach -- Arrive [somewhere] (Did you reach yet?)

Very less -- Not enough of something. "My bank account is very less since the last 1.2 years"

I'll just quickly do [x] -- No direct translation. Usually heard from a woman, when something very time consuming and complicated is about to be done. I am sure the ladies who planned the Mars Orbiter Mission were like, "I'll just quickly calculate the trajectory for this secondary rocket booster."

Get through -- To be accepted (as to university) or to pass an exam. 

(It applies to men also "I will quickly have a power nap and come back quickly. (notice the word 'quickly' used twice more emphasis) It actually means three hour siesta.

[any food item] burst -- a marketing term that somehow appeals to Indians and not Americans (shall we order for the Cheese Burst Pizza?---NO THANK YOU!)

Do one thing...--Do every thing on the long list I'm about to give you

Do one thing only...--It's going to be a reeeeaaally long list.

Pass out -- graduate (from school)

Geezer -- Water heater (actually spelled /geyser/)

Jeans jacket, love locket, comb in back pocket, and goggles on eye socket -- A douche.

I thankfully acknowledge the help from various sources.

Best wishes,


Saturday, November 14, 2015

EMC B2B Campaign 11-14

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