Pune trip, a lot from the wok

Spent most of Sunday’s evening at the College of Engineering here. Was there as speaker at the Gurukul segment at Edugain 2009, an event organized by Saakal, especially for the benefit of those wanting to carve out careers in different fields. My invite came from the sponsors Suryadatta Group of Institutes. I reiterated the importance of the dream and going for it, and not waiting for perfection. You should know what perfection is but don’t think too much whenever you want to start something new. Some people think too much and do not get started at all. I also conveyed that no one should be miserly in having a vision. As far as starting a career is concerned, start with whatever industry you have good contacts in and later on, look out for wider horizons.

Later on drove down to the campus of Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management to inaugurate their Food Festival and had a brief session with the visiting managers of leading hotels in and around Pune, the principals and directors of hotel management institutes in and around Pune, and the students of Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management. Finished quite late in the evening.

Having a short period of rest and soon will be travelling back to amchi Mumbai because I want to be in time to honour good friend Harsha Bhatkal’s invite to a reading of Shobha De’s new book S’s Secret at Andheri’s Infinity Mall.

Many of you want to serve up new dishes for Christmas and New Years. How about some healthy stir fries! Try Five Spice Stir Fry, or use the plump winter baingans in Aubergine Stir Fry or appease the kids with Stir Fried Noodles (with sprouts and vegetables!).

Till I write again.

Sanjeev Kapoor.

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