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Umpiring update, and some Cricket from Wayanad, Kerala

This was my first time as an Umpire at this picturesque venue so was looking forward to this from the time I go t the call from KCA. Yes, I missed watching the famous   #RanjiTrophy   #SemiFinal which happened here some months back....   Since it was Wayanad District and having done some   #SubCells   for   #BirdAtlasKerala , I did not have a second thought about driving down yesterday evening from Kochi. Driving down meant that I can stop at will   :-)   for anything that i want to do during the 250 odd kms that I need to cover to reach the accommodation that the Local DCA would have arranged for the match officials. I set off from Kakkanad after lunch with Vidya Anish and our boys - reached Wayanad Sulthan Battery by 10.30 pm. Had done two   #pitstops   (Tea and Dinner) on the way.   Since I drove alone - TED talks   #audio   was the main companion   :-)   - listened to a   #Playlist   on #Memory .   #U19 is the most watched segment in Cricket across the world as ICC - Inter

#SHRMTech19: Fostering an #HR - #HRTech Collaboration

It was in the year 2012 that the conference bug bit me... Yes, ever since then, I have invested (both time and money) to attend a minimum of 5 conferences a year.  These events helped me connect to the impact that advancements in Technology was creating to the evolution of Human Resource / People function's slowly but steadily. My memory is still fresh about an evening back in 1998-99 during a discussion about future of HR during my student days at Symbiosis . So to cut a long story short, the feeling I got from that discussion was that HR function as we saw it in 1997-98 will vanish as a function - the villain forecasted was a piece of technology which was then known as HRIS or Human Resource Information systems.  That prediction turned out to be completely off the mark. Infact, the first offer I was considering after a 3 year stint on my first job (starting with Industrial relations at Century Rayon, a then BK Birla group co), was that of a oracle HRMS consultant with Saty

Catalyst for HR Talent in Kerala -

--> Five years into my first ever entrepreneurial venture ( ) has given me a lot of opportunities to ponder over the state of HR profession in my country. For those wondering how someone based out of a small corner of the diverse country that India is, can claim this – read on to know more about me via my LinkedIn profile.  Since Jan 2015, I've been to have been called upon by IT SME / Techie CXO's across Kerala, starting with Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram to Cyberpark(s) (UL and Govt.) and most recently the Malabar Innovation Zone, which my Co-founder almost silently set up last year.  It was serendipity that got me connected to the HR profession back in 1996-97.   However, I had not imagined then that life and career events will help me refine those serendipitous moments into what looks to be closing in on a purpose journey.   From 2008, I was responsible for building and scaling HR teams and this meant that I will need to be taking d