Jamshedpur, India

Friday, October 10, 2014

Final meeting with Tata Steel and IBM

We presented a summary of our project and had lunch with our friends of Tata Steel. We are going to miss our customer so much. Suresh is comming at 15:00 to a final meeting. Manju presenting.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Feedback session for Pyxera

Lots of talking and good learning. Yves made a good comment "if we wanted everything to be perfect
it would not have been CSC experience. Unexpected things are also part of it." Shruti is back what make us super happy. Shobba is also here taking good care of us. 

Mission accomplished

Project delivered! I am so happy that we are done and the customer seems to like the recommendation. I am so honnored about the nice words Principal told us. The customer team is very engaged. They have a good chance of achieving their objective. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Carol-Final meeting with James from XLRI. I am so happy they are willing to include their students to help to implement our recommendation. James is a nice person who has adoppted 2 tribal children. They are now studying in Loyola. The sculpture is showing a tribal dance. Yves is with a cold so he did not go with us. Tomorrow at 4:00 pm is our final presentation. I am so stressed about it. I hope our client can  take advantage of our recommendations. I've studied so hard...let's see!

Monday, October 6, 2014


We have a hotel room that in a week will be empty and I am already missing you all...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hard work

Carol- we spent most of the weekend working...I am feeling exausted but happy as we are finalizing our recommendations. Every day I found more useful information so we decided to have an exclusive files only with references. Photo on our scratch for final presentation. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Meeting with T.V. Narendran MD Tata Steel

Carol -We met yesterday the managing director for Tata Steel. It was a good opportunity to get to know the Tata CSR program and also present what we are working on in Jamshedphur. It was a easy going conversation one hour conversation. He is open and nice. I think that School of Hope can benefit on our suggestion to include a visit to societies supported by Tata in their new hires admission process. Let's wait and see.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Udaya at lunch

We are having a late lunch today however Udaya remains in a good mood.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Saree and Dress up for pooja day, lunch, Bhoj

Carol- Good Puja lunch at 40 celsius...Sam told us this is the fanciest Puja. Fotos of kitchen and girls wearing Saree. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meeting with Tata CSR

Today we had a meeting with Biren and he provided us good insights on how to deliver good services to School. Udaya and Yves at customer site. 

Durga Puja

Carnival wise with Religious touch, very impressive.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rajkiyakritya Odiya Middle School

 The most emotional part of this experience was to know that 50 students are living in the school. The principal is a strong woman and I hope she can carry out this project.
We've done a volunteer work at this school playing and sharing some experience with the students. One thing that I see over and over is that to achieve excellent results you need your team emotionally engaged. I appreciate the opportunity to spend this morning with them.
Udaya speaking to the kids.Lunch with the Principal and teachers ( Eve in first plan wearing blue). Carol with the kids.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Home sick

Carol -I felt home sick today...Michelle is my peer to support me so everything is fine now. Szandra and Manju also helped me a lot, Szandra with shopping for Durga and Manju by helping me to dress the sari. Tomorrow we are going to visit a public school and we planned some activities to play with the students. The entire team goes along well. Kim started to joing us at our evenings dinners which makes me happy. The photo is from IBM office in Rio, this is the view I have when working from the office.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

What are we doing in India?

We are here to make recommendations to School of Hope that has mentally challenged students. Our recommendations include process improvement and best practices. We are visiting many stakeholders that can help us to have a better understanding of the challenges. That is the reason you see us in so many places: schools, hospital, offices. 

Other news

Udaya only and Anil & Udaya friends forever. I am so happy that Udaya found a tennis partner.

Tata Motors

Darren and Miguel.                               Visit to Tata Motors truck plant. Manju and Carol taking pictures inside the open car. It looks like a golf car...they drive you around to visit each line of manufacturing. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26th visits

SOH and Balavihar

Yves with Acupressure doctor

Student interview
We were showing to students where we live using the globe. Students were very helpful explaining whatelse they would like to have in the school. They are mentally challenged but know what they  need. 
Student interview

With Balavihar school students
Carol having a "conversation " with the students using sign language. The girls were very patient teaching the alphabet.
In front of Balavihar with Principal

SOH  school bus

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 25th visits

PAMHJ  and Tata procurement and club

The visit at Pamhj was very important to understand how to make candles suitable to the regional market. They have around 20 students and some of them are working in candle production.  

Amaresh explaining to Carol about Jamshedpur.
Tennis friends

Our team just showing off at tennis court.