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February 26, 2018

My father came to Odisha from Bihar in search of work.My mother, came as a young bride from Bengal.My father worked all his life as a small time, state government official.My early childhood memory is mostly about moving from place to place as his transfer orders came every now and then.His work life was entirely lived in the far flung, tribal areas of the State.Our homes were lit with kerosene lamps, water fetched from community wells at a distance.My mother cooked on firewood from an earthen chulah.Our life was frugal.The family sat, ate and slept on the floor.But ours was a life of contentment; it didn’ t ever feel poor or deprived. It was because how our parents raised us.Joy has little to do with money.I think, it has a lot to do with purpose, values and sharing.Give me those and I can live with very little.Give me all the material wellbeing but take away purpose, values and sharing, nothing any longer becomes worthwhile. Continue reading


January 19, 2018

Your Excellency, Hon’ble Chancellor of the Sambalpur University, acting Vice Chancellor, Shri D.V. Swami, Members of the Senate, Syndicate, respected…


February 3, 2017

Your Excellency Dr SC Jamir, Honourable Governor of Odisha and Chancellor of the University, Dr Asoka Das, Vice Chancellor, members…


April 1, 2016

As Subroto Bagchi’s tenure as executive chairman of Mindtree ends in April, he’s optimistic that the next line of leaders…


February 23, 2016

Build a long view of time. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I am 28. I have just raised the…


February 2, 2016

From April, Mindtree, the Bengaluru-headquartered IT services company, will undergo a leadership transition that would see its co-founder Subroto Bagchi…


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