Entries by Venu Payyanur

Enigmas of Dasavatara

Onam is a major annual event for Malayalees and celebrated as a cultural festival across all communities in and outside Kerala. Cultural programs including dance, drama and invited talks by eminent personalities of Kerala across the world. Many start their talks by narrating the story of Mahabali, Vamana and how Onam came to be celebrated […]

Is Leadership indispensable?

When Ram Rajya was established, everything was going right for the Gods and Brahma felt it is time for Lord Vishnu to return back to his abode. He informed Rama that his time has come to return to Vaikunta and approached Yama raja to bring him back. The truth is every human being has to […]

Vijayadashami and Covid 19

Vijayadashami is celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. In some parts it is celebrated as Druga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura and for some others it remembers God Rama’s victory over Ravan. It is a significant example of victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma). 25th October is Vijayadashami this year […]

Self-Respect or Self-Deprecation 

KV Venugopalan If you want to know how good your company’s products are, attend your competitor’s sales meeting. And if you want to know how bad is their product attend their Support Executives meeting. And this behaviour is universal. Why? Those at the senior management level might say that we are our worst critic and […]

Indian Analytical Companies – Mantra for success

Indian analytical industry is passing through another difficult phase currently and most companies are struggling to meet their budget and expectations of the stakeholders. How do you ensure that the impact of business slowdown is minimum for your company? In their book ‘The Discipline of Market Leaders‘ M. Treacy and F. Wiersema argue that no […]

Secret of Success from Bhagavad Gita

Gita teaches us the art of living. It brings proper perspective to our thought process and guides our action towards success and fulfilment. It shows us the way forward. Knowledge gives us proficiency. Applied knowledge is efficiency. Right knowledge applied at the right time, at the right place and the right way gives us effectiveness. Effectiveness leads us to success and glory and that is what Gita teaches us.

Theyyam and Life lessons

“The measure of a man is what he does with power,” “Theyyam” is a popular ritual art form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India.  The Theyyam dance is performed in front of the village shrine and in the houses as ancestor worship. The Theyyam period is typically from the month November and comes […]