Asking for momos in a Nepalese eatery in the Singaporean heartlands in Hindi, a mature estate is a presence of a South Asia which is present but hardly seen.
In this season of transitions between the city which taught me to the city of my birth in the Indian Ocean circulatory grid that I have traversed the past decade and a half, is a solemn remainder of the people who have been kind and the folks who have been transaction oriented. The folks who have had your back and folks who have thrown you under the bus once the task ended.
The dum biriyani on a Friday afternoon was a ritual and on Eid eve. Today is one as well.
Eid Ul Adha Mubarak. Selamat Hari Raya Haji.
Salaam aur Duaa.
I will be back.
Due to the pandemic mayhem, there is truly a slight difference between remote work and onsite work. Having delivered programs and projects across geographies during the pandemic across five cities in the Gulf and SE Asia, knowledge work has moved to a new level. I plan to write on remote consulting and research delivery as a mode of work. We must, however, remember that outsourcing of work is not new and has been around for three decades.