Friday, January 17, 2014

FB, Tab, Casino and now Responsible Banking

Only last week, I was adding 3 new terms before 'Banking' viz., Face Book, Tab and Casino in furtherance to the earlier sixty compiled by me. And today, I come across another new concept "Responsible Banking". Read:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Manipal Technologies Ltd., Manipal organised a Workshop on BFSI for its National Marketing Team.  I was invited as one of the three speakers, the others being Mr SK Dhingra of Syndicate Bank and Mr BR Bhat of Corporation Bank.  Mr Abhay Gupte CEO presided over the event while the top Sales and Marketing Team organised the event at Hotel Valley View followed by a dinner.  Wonderful experience!

Five years back, on Jan 10, 2009, while I was working in Alliance Business School, Bangalore as a Professor of Finance & Registrar, I was invited by TAPMI, Manipal organising students group of Atharva to be an anchor for Polemic event covering Banking Sector - Reforms or Regulations.  The main speakers were senior bankers from RBI, Corporation Bank and Axis Bank.  It was such a nostalgic feeling for me to be back to TAPMI after about 2 and half years and entering in to a new campus.  There were several changes including exit of the previous Director in July 2008.  Dr AS Vasudev Rao was Director-in-Charge and many new faculty members joined the Institute.  

Dr Simon George was Dean-Academics and both of them had invited me to re-join the Institute leaving behind my services with Alliance in Bangalore.  The event went on for about two hours closing with a dinner.  What a strange feeling to be a guest in an institute I had spent over seven years?  In due course, I made up my mind, considered to rejoin TAPMI, leaving behind my family members in Bangalore.  In the meantime, a new Director Dr Saji Gopinath assumed charge too. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Photo taken while welcoming the Lions, Lionesses, Invitees, and others at Town Hall, Udupi on January 04, 2014 during the visit of District Governor MJF Ln HN Shivakumar, Lns Nirmala Kumar, two VDGs MJF Ln Suresh Prabhu and MJF LN Sridhar Shenava, Region and Zone Chairmen, et al

Photo taken on 1st Jan 2014 at the Terrace Party of TAPMI Faculty members and families.

My Personal Facebook page

Spending some time every day on Face Book pages has become the order of time now.  This new facility has no boundaries in making friendships and networking with people world over irrespective of age, gender or geographical limits.  Not only we post our feelings, views, photographs or events like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, travel or tourism to various places, liking or sharing of others views or photographs.

It also is a fast mechanism to spread messages and photographs by not only individuals but institutions, media, political parties, business houses, clubs or groups of people with whom we have bondage.  Here is my page containing so many such views, thoughts, news, photos, etc.  Today, I have over 2,100 friends from different backgrounds and age groups.  I have been able to locate so many old friends from school or college days.

Year 2013 left quietly but not without leaving its foot prints.  Many good and bad but notable events took place both in the personal and official front for myself.  Similarly, at the national and global level too, several memorable developments took place.  We only look forward to some more new events to shape up in the year 2014 that arrived.  With hope we live and keep dreaming!