KE GenNow Goes Back to School
By Luvena Rangel (The Curvy Yogi)
Kanara Entrepreneurs (KE) GenNow brought out fond memories reminiscent of school days by hosting their recent member event at St. Joseph’s Boy High School, Bangalore, on Wednesday, 21st September 2022.
Right from the random desk partner selection by picking paired playing cards to the Munchies snack boxes, the vibe of the meetup was one that shouted, ‘SCHOOL’ where class X-E was buzzing with excitement of chalk powder, chit chat, front row studious note-takers and the inevitable back-benchers who had to be sshh-ed every ten minutes. The only thing missing was a teacher walking in to say, ‘Is this a fish market??’
After the KE prayer, Anston Rego (Brilliant Printers), deftly led us to a quick ‘Get to know each other’ ice-breaker. Members then proceeded to present one interesting fact about their benchmate. It was surprising to recognize how many musicians and linguists were GenNow members – a few of them knowing more than 8 languages fluently!
KE GenNow took us Back-to-School, not just as a path to nostalgia, but to learn about a key ingredient for professional and business success – Work Life Balance. KE member, Dr. Bevin D’Silva, HoD ER, Sakra World Hospital, shared his experience with balancing his time-consuming career and his passion for music. Enjoying his place in front of the classroom, chalk stick in hand, Dr. Bevin shared a very realistic approach to finding harmony by keeping practicality in mind and not confuse our hobby with essential income generating work. He also highlighted the fact that in key areas of life (Health, Finance, Community, Peace of Mind and Passion) that make us happy, most of us can ideally focus on two areas while one area in this Wheel of Life may end up getting compromised. Health should remain a key focus to enjoy the other aspects of a wholesome life experience. Of course, unless we are firmly established in our business and/or have the financial security to indulge, one needed to ensure that our work was given due priority.
The meet was brought to a close on high with a live music sing-a-long with Rahil Pereira and Anston. Almost everyone in the class lent their voice to numbers ranging from Country, Classics and Old Rock to a tribute to KK and finally with a lively session of Baila and Maria Pitache!
A well-planned, fun networking event organized by the KE GenNow Organizing Team: Eugene Mathias (Firefly Spaces), Neil Rodrigues (The Konkan), Nishan Pereira (Deccan Group of Companies) & Vilina Sequeira (Docens Training & HR Consulting Pvt Ltd). Special thanks to Deon Gomes (Lint Pharmaceuticals) for capturing a crisp video of the evening & Vivek Cornelio (WEconsult) for remotely assisting with the event.