A while ago, Ravi Bapna, a professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, asked me to do “cultural immersion” module for his visiting MBA class. I created four PowerPoint presentations but the sessions ended up being highly interactive. They learnt about Indian culture, learned how to wear a sari or dhoti, sing (Vande Mataram) or any other song. I demonstrated a kolam (rangoli); answered lots of questions about culture, art, poverty, beggars, and the economy.
This time, students from Cornell’s Johnson school of management visited. I got a call asking if I would do it. We were to do it at the NGMA but the auditorium wasn’t available. So they came home. A taste of Indian culture.