About Tamanna Mohapatra
I am an IT/Business professional looking to transition into a role promoting sustainability at work and in our personal life. I believe there is much scope to incorporate sustainability into our products, processes, and practices.
I am part of the group that inspires by proper action and motives. Towards that end this blog is my little haven to share thoughts and stories and all things sustainability related.
I have an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and an MBA from Bentley Graduate School of Business. I call NYC home (for now).
- Thoughts on Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- ‘Ekamra walks”-An exploration of my own city in the most beautiful way possible
- Book summary of: Mistakes I made at work or “Living is a practice of learning to make better mistakes”
- Looking for my “moai” Book summary of The Blue Zone Solutions
- Book review and somewhat summary: Straight talk on investment by Jack Brennan
Category Archives: Musings
Recently I was in Bhubaneswar (BBSR), the capital of Orissa and my hometown. As happens with most people, I had thought I had seen most things worth seeing in my hometown and wasn’t aware of any interesting cultural events offered … Continue reading
I was jealous when I read Dan Buettner’s book- “The Blue Zone Solutions”. The one thing he mentions in his book too as a key ingredient(and I instinct-fully knew too) to a successful life was something that had always proved elusive … Continue reading
Like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, I too have hit upon a universally acknowledged truth. Mine is that, “at the beginning of every year, all men and women in possession of a good brain must be in want of … Continue reading
I am not sure why but it has always been my lifelong dream to visit Japan. Perhaps because this small island country has so much to offer in terms of culture, natural beauty, technological progress, and people habits. Japan’s gifts … Continue reading
Part two of this blog focuses on the observed sustainability initiatives at a few US/international chains of hotels. I chose some based on their creativity and others because they are familiar chains and it would be good to know their … Continue reading
Part one of this blog talks about the hospitality industry and the urgent need to embrace sustainability as part of an overall business strategy: Summers are for family trips and vacations! A few of you maybe flipping through this piece as you … Continue reading
A few months ago, New York Time Magazine had a feature article on four trends that are disrupting (hopefully for the better), the world of money. Here’s a link to the article and I really recommend it. In case you … Continue reading
I recently visited Seattle and having heard that it’s one of the sustainability meccas of America; I was hoping to feel happy, pleasantly surprised and see sustainability in practice everywhere. I was a little more than disappointed. Seattle is sort … Continue reading
In May 2015 I had attended a networking event on the topic of Biophilia. It’s easy to see the word has something to do with the love of nature (bio-nature, phila-attraction). It seemed very familiar to another word in the … Continue reading
I was the original author of this post hence posting it here. Since then a editor friend of mine had a go at it to make it a little spunkier and shorter. Enjoy http://greenhomenyc.org/open-house/green-building-tours-oko-farms-aquaponics-tour/