Patrick Pichette is probably a nice guy but…..

Got an email from a reader with some tough questions. I have my answers for them, but plan to write to him separately. Begin forwarded message: Date: March 21, 2015 at 1:13:43 AM GMT+5:30 Subject: Regarding – Balance vs Early Retirement From: Vaibhav Bhosale To: thegoodlife@livemint.com Cc: shoba@shobanarayan.com Dear Shoba, Read your article in Mint…

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Temperament versus efficiency

After a nice few weeks of vacation, back to writing the column. The tug-of-war between ‘nice’ and ‘competent’ My grandparents had four sons and one daughter: my mother. My grandmother’s favourite son was her eldest. He had a sweet word for everyone; sent my grandmother photos from faraway England with lines of Tamil poetry as…

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Be the woman of your choice

The piece below had the following comment from a reader. More than KV Kamath, the credit in ICICI should go to N Vaghul. The environment was conducive for the growth of women managers and the necessary flexibility was extended to women. They were given leadership roles during his tenure and by the time KVK came…

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Why women don’t work?

Thanks to this forum for discussing feminism. Specific thanks to Naina, Vinay, RG, NS– and even though others have a view on him– Krishna. This appeared in The National, Abu Dhabi. Caught between traditional values and modern ways Shoba Narayan Jul 2, 2013 During a recent trip to Dubai, I caught up with some old…

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