It's all about the stories!

Even if you do not find the light at the end of the tunnel in your creative process, stories of the people who built this tunnel and those who passed through it will make for the listening of a lifetime.

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“Take a hike”, she said

The news of the virus lurking outside Arun’s doorstep consumed his mind. At times, it drove him lonely, irritated, frustrated, and rebellious; generally mad. The worried thoughts also expanded the horizons of his body.

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The tea shop

Arun’s life was simple and uncomplicated. At 17 his only worry was about studies and marks in the ninety percentile. Sometimes pocket money also entered the inner core of his persistent thoughts.

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Nature’s brush strokes

The celestial dance of nature before the shimmering leaves gracefully drop down to the forest floor, be one with the earth, and sprout again with a spring in April next year.

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The man and the man-eater

Our African adventure jogged a few memories. Stories about my grandfather heard in bits and pieces. Some narrated by his sons, some gleaned from his diaries I stumbled upon.

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Temple of dreams

Getting the opportunity to be a part of building a traditional Krishna temple does not come even once in a lifetime. It did not appear in my wildest dreams!

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Is the pen mightier than the word?

When The Pen was born it was placed in an elegant coffin. As it came to its senses it found out that it was immobile, held in place around the waist by an ivory-coloured band in the middle of a ivory-coloured velvet-cushioned box.

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What’s in a name?

Very close friends call me “Mad”. Some friends call me “Madhav”. My wife and thousands of my relatives call me “Madhu”, which means honey!

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Mistress of my soul

All these years, I had bottled up Conscience, the mistress of my soul, deep under multiple layers of fat accumulated over five decades.

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Lotteries. A worthy cause!

If an electronic tracker got hold of my life record and played it back, she/he can trace the origins of my lottery buying habit to the impressionable age of 16. College years. The days when meagre pocket money rubbed against each other in tight jeans’ pockets.

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Silver Streak

Summer time. Managers at a popular car franchise wilted under the constant pressure of trying to sell their inventory and promote next year’s stock. After much deliberation they hit upon a plan to target new immigrants. They began scouring the countryside for a racecar driver model to promote their new collection.

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CONTENTS

facade of building

Architect Story

Exploring trends with Architects in a post COVID world

24/7 Connected Services

Staying worry-ree with 24/7 Connected Services

Global Project

Predictive maintenance solutions for hospital in Finland

Global Safety Week

Home safe everyday

Great Place To Work

Happy employees lead to happy customers

Awards

The awards we receive are a validation of your trust

CSR

Social endeavours to help those in need

Customer Handover

Meeting customer commitments during the pandemic

Customer Touchpoints

Increasing customer commitments with two recently inaugurated facilities

Customer Interview

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