Notes to Myself


Good Speeches, Lectures, Performances

Shashi Tharoor Interview

Dr. Shashi Tharoor could be a controversial person in many sense – he is an accused in his late wife’s suspicious death. He is a politician of a party (Congress) that is currently out of fashion and favor. He is a butt of joke on Twitter because of his extremely complex and esoteric use of English language and words.

He is also not the best scholar or communicator or writer in India. But I have always felt that he is passionate about India’s pride, positioning India in good light, and asserting the glorious past.

Do watch this interview of Dr. Tharoor in Singapore…


Mansoor Khan on “Third Curve”

If you were born in India in late 70’s or early 80’s and if you were a movie buff, you would remember two cult films – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander (1992). Both films were directed by Aamir Khan’s cousin and veteran film maker Nasir Hussain’s son – Mansoor Khan.

Mansoor Khan is not a usual film-maker even though he belongs to the illustrious film family – His father Nasir Husain produced so many superhit films; and his cousin Aamir Khan went on to rule film industry for 25 years!

Though Mansoor Khan directed 4 films – in addition to QSQT and JJWS, he directed Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) and Josh (2000) and co-produced Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) – he vanished from the film industry after 2000 and settled in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu focusing on farming.

He is an IITan and also studied at Cornell and MIT before entering film industry. Mansor Khan wrote a book ‘The Third Curve’ in Oct 2013 which talks about world economy. He talks about unsustainable cities and false understanding of money by society in his book.

Here is an excellent talk by Mansoor Khan on “Third Curve”

Zakir Hussain at Google Talks

Excellent interview…!

Wharton People Analytics Conference 2017: Keynote Conversation with Malcom Gladwell and Adam Grant

Here is an excellent speech by Malcolm Gladwell on one very interesting concept!
Wharton People Analytics Conference 2017: Keynote Conversation with Malcom Gladwell and Adam Grant

Charlie Munger

I am not sure if you follow Charlie Munger – partner of Warren Buffett and Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. If you don’t start following right now! He is one of those living legends who continues to shine even at the age of 93!

Here are a few Youtube videos of Charlie. Will post more soon…

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World History in 60 minutes by Balaji Viswanathan [World’s Top Quora Writer]

You may like this…


World History in 60 minutes by Balaji Viswanathan [World’s Top Quora Writer]


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Kamal Haasan Interview at Google


Excellent interview of Kamal Haasan at Google. He is really a thinking person; not just a star…clearly visible from his perspective on different topics.

अर्थक्रांती’चे प्रणेते अनिल बोकिल यांच्याशी दिलखुलास गप्पा

The recent demonetization of Rs. 500-1000 currency notes was proposed by ArthaKranti’s Anil Bokil since year 2000.


First watch Anil Bokil’s old interview  and then watch his latest one below


Anil Bokil with Raju Parulekar on Samvaad



अर्थक्रांती’चे प्रणेते अनिल बोकिल यांच्याशी दिलखुलास गप्पा


Interesting talk by Gaurav Agarwal, IAS 2013 Rank 1

Interesting talk by Gaurav Agarwal, IAS 2013 Rank 1. Innovative example of Cricket to make a point about Politics (watch at 24:0 minutes)
I stumbled upon this by chance and then watched few mock IAS interviews. I’ll write a detailed post about IAS later (couple of them who I have met and many more I have heard)
Meanwhile, check these mock interviews:

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