Building an Institution – an entrepreneur’s journey - By Manish Padharia

The story of an ethical business leader, the MD of ARaymonds (India), Manish Padharia. A journey, from Entrepreneur to Institution builder. Read More>>

The Nepal-India relationship - By Keshab Dahal 

I also kept hearing that after the British left India, the two countries signed a treaty of Peace and Friendship which is unequal. I was very unhappy with India as a teenager and used to write poems against India to rid myself of my anger. Read More>>

From Within to Beyond - By Keshab Dahal

For most of my life, I have blamed the government for what life is like in my home country of Nepal. After studying abroad in Norway in 2013, I started to blame politicians more than ever, because I felt that Nepal would be as developed as Europe if our politicians were not selfish. I was filled with hate for the institutions in Nepal after seeing the quality of life in developed countries. However, it was not until much later that realized that I was also part of the problem. Read More>>

Quiet Time during Lockdown - By Vipul Shaha

"If you want to change the world go home and love your family." -- Mother Teresa

It has been more than 4 weeks since the lockdown began here in India. We as a family have been fortunate to be sheltered all together at our village home.

While it has disrupted many of our personal travel plans, we feel blessed to have this opportunity to be spending so much time together at home. It has turned out to be a great opportunity for bonding and better integration within the family. It feels more special especially since we have a new member, Neha, my sister-in-law who joined the family with my brother Anuj's recent wedding in mid-February. Read more>>

Threads of Hope -  By Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy

I have long dreamt of visiting India and experience something of the magic I’d often heard and read about. I wanted to sample her rich cultures, discover some of her hidden beauty, but above all, I hoped to discover new insights about a small sample of the 1.3 billion people who call India home. So, when the offer of inducting the New Year and decade with a trip to India was made to me, there was only one possible response: haan.  Read more>>

Ms. Kalpana Dabral (Patil) - Part II

The Change Continues

There was something at my office needing correction. I had a colleague who was at the same level as me. Being in corporate office, he always would seek my advice on many issues and he had to follow the guidelines I gave. After some years he left and joined another company only to return later to my company as my reporting manager. This made me envious of him and created a kind of rivalry in my mind. Admitting this to him could put my job at risk and could have ruined my career. Read More >>

Ms. Kalpana Dabral (Patil) - Part I

(Writes after returning from a ‘Heart of Effective Leadership’ programme at Asia Plateau)

During the entire program and in every session there was a continuous churning happening within me. It’s not because I am an emotional person and became more emotional there.  No not at all! I was seeing life from a different angle which I had never seen before, in fact I felt quite strong after it. During the session and quiet time there I had already decided about the correction which I had to do after reaching home. Read More >>

Mr.Burjis Mohta & Mrs. Dilnaz Burjis Mohta

My association with IofC-MRA and the Asia Plateau family has been as of ‘on an off’ basis since several years now, as a result of circumstances. During one such long phase of being off touch, I had severe problems with my marital life viz., separation for a good five years from my spouse and daughter since the very early years of marriage and the resulting consequences leading to my marriage on the verge of legal dissolution. Read More >>

Dr.Ravi Prakash Dani (Vice-Chancellor Dr.Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeet, Akola)


Siddharth Singh (Corporate Trainer)


Tuan Ahn Nguyen, Vietnam (Amrketing Associat and HR Specialist, a Global IT Corporation)


G T Sangma


Dr Sanggai Leoma


Chengreng Marak


Ms Bazara


Deepak Mullick