Dr. Madhavan shares his reminiscences in a series of articles. He has named these memoirs as “Feast of Memories”. In this episode he talks about formation of Erode District Milk Producers Cooperative Union, Rampur Government order for adopting Anand Pattern of milk cooperatives and marketing of milk in Erode town. Formation of Erode District Cooperative … Continue reading Feast of Memories -13
How do I remember Dr Kurien So much has been written about Dr. Kurien the person and his work that any writing on Dr. Kurien which I am trying to attempt here may appear to be a compilation or repetition of material already available. So how do I remember Dr Kurien .... What better a … Continue reading Remembering Dr Kurien
Ms. Shantha Sheela Nair’s three narratives bring out different aspects of Dr. Kurien’s persona-his ability to navigate through power dynamics with commitment laced with humour to influence decision makers. Ms. Shantha Sheela Nair’s three narratives bring out different aspects of Dr. Kurien’s persona-his ability to navigate through power dynamics with commitment laced with humour to … Continue reading Memories of Dr. V. Kurien
Dr. Madhavan shares his reminiscences in a series of articles. He has named these memoirs as “Feast of Memories”. In this episode he talks about Government interference in Cooperatives, registration of of Erode Milk Producers Union and how a greedy Auditor was handled by elected Chairman of a village society. Govt Interference in Cooperatives One … Continue reading Feast of Memories -12
I know that some of my classmates went to wish Dr Kurien on his birthday.They asked him the reason for such a well-appointed hostel at IRMA. Dr Kurien's response was legendary. He said,"I have given you the best” “I now expect the best from you" ! Contributed by Madhusudan Manvi PRM 4
In early 1990s I was working with GCMMF and was posted at Guwahati. I was advised to report to Anand in connection with a presentation to Dr. Kurien on test launch of a new dairy product and marketing plan in North East. On the appointed date and time I accompanied the team from GCMMF led … Continue reading Rules must be followed to maintain discipline
Do not repeat this act in this campus This happened within a week after joining IRMA. Two of us were walking down from Jagnath to IRMA. We had yet to get used to walking that much just to fetch an evening snack. Halfway through, we heard a car coming from behind. Reflex action threw the … Continue reading Four occasions, four memories and four messages
I was still at IRMA. There was a function in the IRMA auditorium. Dr and Mrs Kurien were there. At the end of the function Dr. Kurien gradually walked towards the exit at the back of the auditorium. I am sure you would know that the aisle there is a ramp and not steps. I … Continue reading With each year this slope gets steeper !
“You too? I thought there was only one in.....” “You too? I thought there was only one in.....” During one of his visits to Bangalore, when our office was still at Sabri Complex, Residency Road, Dr Kurien made the above remark. He made it after he saw something in the reception area. What was it? … Continue reading You too …!
I was posted to Mumbai office. I was alloted a flat in the Multi Storey Building, on 7th floor. Dr Kurien used to visit the Mumbai office once in while. One evening, I called for the elevator to go down. It is an old elevator and has single call button. So one can not know … Continue reading Every thing that goes up eventually comes down !
Dr. Madhavan shares his reminiscences in a series of articles. He has named these memoirs as “Feast of Memories”. In this episode he talks about distribution of bonus to members of the cooperatives, audit of societies and attempts by private sector operators to stop operations of the newly formed cooperatives. Audit of Anand Pattern Cooperatives … Continue reading Feast of Memories -11
Dr. SC Malhotra Malhotra Uwach (Audio) Most of my former colleagues are now very senior citizens. Many of them are not technology savvy. To set up this blog dedicated to audio stories was a technological challenge for me too. It has taken me three days to finally figure out a way to upload audio files … Continue reading Vrikshamandir Audio