I turned 30 a month ago, and I celebrated by spending a week in Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, where I had a chance to reflect on two of my most precious values. We had dinner that evening on the terrace restaurant of the...

En route to Sicily to celebrate my 30th birthday, I stopped off today in London to watch the final of the Champions Trophy, one of cricket’s greatest tournaments, which takes place every 4 years. The storied Oval, one of the world’s most famous grounds, was...

Travel has perhaps been the most defining driver of value of my 20s. My journeys have exposed me to new peoples and cultures and have thus completely transformed my life trajectory. I went from being a fairly insular child, to taking my first unchaperoned trip...

I came to MIT to start a company. I chose the school for its unparalleled combination of intellectual rigor and real-world pragmatism. The first startup I got involved in, however, had nothing intellectual about it, nor was it solving any real problem. What this cushion...

I’m sitting in Siem Reap, after a phenomenal vegan Cambodian meal and a day of childlike excitement amidst the temples in Angkor. I can’t think of many better ways to end and begin a year than to be in an ancient megalopolis that was an...

Today marks independent India’s 69th year of existence after British rule. A still nascent nation — the world’s most diverse country and its largest democracy too! — marches toward increasing global leadership. I am immensely proud to be Indian, to be a descendant of a civilization with more than...

Think twice the next time you fool yourself into substituting a phone call for an in-person meeting. I am always surprised when entrepreneurs turn down the opportunity for game-changing face-to-face meetings, but it happens regularly. We held our investor summit a couple weeks ago — 35...