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Support Telugu Culture in the US – A Free Virtual Event on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021

Would you like to support the education of Telugu language and culture in the US – virtually from anywhere in the world?    All are welcome to participate in a free, virtual event called Run4Telugu, organized by Silicon Andhra in conjunction with ManaBadi, the arm of the organization that promotes Telugu language and culture to children […]

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Tackle Challenging Project Conversations with US Clients with Ease

Are you part of an IT or software development team that is struggling to have conversations with US clients about extending deadlines, adding or removing features from a project or any change in the scope of the project? Maybe, you could be dealing with scope creep? I’d imagine almost every offshore development team has encountered […]

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Togetherness and Team Bonding at ThinkPalm During Lockdown

Authentic Journeys has many memories working with ThinkPalm, one of the companies headquartered in Infopark. I was always excited to attend their team engagement events. I remember fondly attending a home cooking event where the entire office was broken into teams, and each team displayed home cooked food on their team table. As you go […]

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4 Ways to Encourage Offshore Indian Teams to Participate in Stand-up Meetings

One of the concerns some of those who work with Indians who are not familiar with India wonder is, “How fluent are Indians in English, and will they speak up during meetings?”  Teams I tend to work with receive feedback from stakeholders or internally on performance reviews around any of the following points:  Reluctant to speak […]

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Doing Business with India: SLC, Utah

While I had been preparing to attend this event since it’s originally scheduled date back in July, the morning of this event was quite hectic for me as I had meetings with clients in India and also signed up to attend an online program. While the event started at 9am MST, and I had woke […]

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Days off in India 2019

The list below will showcase all holidays for India in 2019. Keep in mind that as India is a diverse country, not all of the holidays listed below would be celebrated all over India. I have attempted to mark the holidays as to the location, ethnicity that tends to celebrate this holiday. It’s important to […]

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6 Tips To Work Effectively with Virtual Teammates from India

The tips in this article are based on real-life experience. I am US citizen who has over 10 years living, working and studying in India. With over 30 trips between the US and India since 1998, and running a successful business in India for over 6 years, these tips will not only help you do […]

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Lessons on Giving Feedback and Motivation to Teams in India

“Training our employees like that won’t work. You have to be more strict with them. If they make a mistake, point it out! Point out their faults publicly to make them ashamed so they will improve.”  Certainly, this has never been a popular approach for motivation and constructive criticism highlighted in the Harvard Business Review, but […]

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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 Distributing Teams in Different States in India Different Languages    Though business and education is generally conducted in English, each state in India […]

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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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