Indian Standard Time Means Always Being Late

Indian Standard Time Means Always Being Late

I often marvel at the efficiency and speed at which Indians can create, produce or turn some things around.  From processing my residency permit and employment visa or sewing and tailoring a closet full of clothes to developing software in the flash of an eye and hiring thousands of new staff members for a recently … Continue reading

My Blessed, Bangalorean….Laptop?

My Blessed, Bangalorean….Laptop?

When I heard that my new work laptop had finally arrived at the office I was like a kid in a candy store, super excited to start using it.  While awaiting its arrival I’ve been working off of a desktop PC for a few months now and it has been killing me.  I haven’t felt … Continue reading

My View: Working With Indian Men

My View: Working With Indian Men

I had been living in Spain for 7+ years when I was laid off from my job along with my entire team (save one) and half the company back in May, 2010.  The Spanish economy, like so many others, had tanked and the country’s unemployment rate was skyrocketing.  I was on the executive team of … Continue reading

Why Do So Many Indian Men Cheat?

Why Do So Many Indian Men Cheat?

There are so many preconceptions that I brought with me when I first moved to India.  Either misconceptions garnered from Bollywood films, which it turns out, are not the best guide for sorting out what is normal everyday life and what’s not! I really thought that by now a handsome, single, sexy man with a … Continue reading

Greetings, Hand Shakes and Kisses in India

Greetings, Hand Shakes and Kisses in India

Every country in the world is different.  What is considered “normal” behavior in one country could be shocking or seemingly progressive or seemingly conservative and out of this world to another country.  Since moving to Bangalore I have had to change some of my habits because here they are mostly considered inappropriate behavior.  One “bad” … Continue reading

No? Yes? Wait, No? Ahhh, The Indian Head Bob!!

No? Yes? Wait, No? Ahhh, The Indian Head Bob!!

So imagine this job interview scenario.  I had just flown 12 hours from Barcelona through Qatar to arrive in Bangalore in the middle of the night.  The first day of my interview was perfect, the other execs and team members are gracious, warm and very funny.  The company is poised to grow…in a smart way.  The hours spent interviewing were … Continue reading