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As I write this, the pandemic is raging in India. India is breaking records on the numbers on a daily basis.

Just a few months back, my friends, acquaintances and relatives had all started living a life that felt somewhat like animals that were let loose from their cages —…


Listen to the chat here

I chanced upon this conversation been two established designers chatting about design and it’s ethos. I’ve spent the last 20 odd years bringing design to software and I still think generally speaking, it still misses its ethos.

So, listening to these two designers talk about their work and their values…


The small tour group exploring the beautiful forest

I was recently introduced to the book, The Hidden Life of Trees, by a friend of mine. Recommending it, Bijoy said, “The author talks about this forest, somewhere close to you.”

“Close to me?” I had to Google it. Lo and behold! The book is based on the beech forests…


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Recently during one of my many video chats with my friends, we got into a long discussion about travel post COVID-19 times. (If there anything called ‘post’ COVID-19).

Despite our ‘fernweh’ (Fernweh” is a German word for “farsickness,” the opposite of homesickness. …), we all unanimously agreed that we are…


It’s now almost a month since most of us are working from home/sheltered in place. It’s such a phenomenal experience. In many ways it was inclusive and in so many ways laid bare the disparities in the society. I hope this is a once in a lifetime experience.

There is…


Just like every mega-city, a lot of things has gone worse in the city since I was there 3 years ago. Infrastructure is being stretched to its limits, more lakes have dried up, there are way more vehicles on the road causing crazy traffic jams and too much construction everywhere.


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I’m working on a ‘wicked problem’ — trying to design a solution that seeks expert input for adaptive learning. This topic isn’t new. Adaptive Learning in the world of Machine Learning isn’t new either. …


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Machine Learning (ML) has crept into our lives in small, but increasing ways that we don’t realise and perhaps even in likeable ways…maybe even take them for granted.

Machine Learning doesn't always need to be about super complicated/heavy duty algorithms. (Not to say that any of the examples I have…


I met Mr. Garett during one of the co-innovation projects with an Aircrafts Service and Repair customer. We were supposed to show this customer the value our IoT (Internet of Things) based Predictive Maintenance & Services product can bring them. …


In 2007, I was part of the global design team of SAP’s big, new product — SAP Business ByDesign. SAP Business ByDesign is a complete enterprise business suite on the Cloud for the small and medium businesses. …

Satya Viswanathan

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