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First Penguin – Dhruv Lakra

TweetThanks to Vinay Kuruvilla  for giving me this lead, I had the honor of interviewing Dhruv Lakra, the CEO of Mirakle Couriers.  He has won several awards including the prestigious CNN – IBN Young Indian Leader Award for 2011. I asked him how he got the idea of employing the people with hearing loss in the […]

First Penguin – Reshma Sharma

TweetTo celebrate Women’s Day, I decided to interview Reshma Sharma, karate expert and winner of the Kalpana Chawla Award for Bravery. I called her on March 7th to interview her. After a few minutes she told me that her liver has completely failed and she is waiting for a liver transplant surgery. For the past 1.5 […]

First Penguin – Beautiful Loan

TweetFew months ago, my wife Priya Raju spotted this news item about a Chennai Mosque helping people clear the IAS exam. It sounded very impressive and she said that we needed to support such initiatives. As a person always looking for innovative methods to solve problems, I thought, here is a man taking a very […]

First Penguin – Sunil Mathew

TweetI am starting a new series starting today that I decided to call “First Penguin”.  I first heard this phrase in the famous last lecture by Dr Randy Pausch. For those that haven’t watched that video, here is the meaning of the goose bump-inducing phrase, in brief. When the ice starts to thaw after the brutal […]