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Facts About Pongal: Thanksgiving Festival in South India

If you have Indian colleagues who celebrate Pongal or are from Tamil Nadu and observe this holiday in India or abroad, this article will offer some facts about the Pongal festival in addition to conversation starters with your Indian colleagues.    Facts About Pongal   When is Pongal?  Pongal usually falls every year on January […]

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Republic Day – A Patriotic, National Holiday in India

Republic Day, which falls on January 26th every year, is the first holiday in the Western Calendar that is celebrated all over India and is an official day off.    What is Republic Day in India?  India became independent from British rule on 15th August 1947 (Independence Day) and it wasn’t until three years later that India’s […]

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Managing Teams in More than One City in India

Are you remotely managing co-located, virtual offshore teams in different parts of India?    Understanding Indian cultural diversity and work culture will help you to manage your teams more effectively.   Considerations for Managing Teams in More than One City in India Different Languages    Though business and education is generally conducted in English, each […]

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9 Tips for Expats Visiting India On Work

Are you going to India for work? I am an American who has lived in India for a total of about 10 years. The longest period of time I lived in India was when I lived in Kochi between 2011-2017. Kochi is in the state of Kerala in Southwestern India. I have also traveled between […]

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Onam Celebrations at Work in Kerala, India

Onam falls every year between late August and mid September for 10 days. Onam is the major holiday of the people of Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Onam is a harvest festival, but it also has mythical connections. Every year during Onam, the king of yesteryear, King Maveli (Mahabali), comes to visit. Many moons […]

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