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: Travels & Trips
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
Many of my friends say I am very well travelled. I do not think so. This is because having spent close to four decades on this planet, my total number of visited countries (the definition of visited being spent a … Continue reading
America’s National Parks are in the news this year because 2016 marks their 100 years of existence. For me, however, they have always held a special place- in my heart, in my annual travel plans, and as one of my … Continue reading
Part 3: Perfect R&R destination: Sapporo Our 3rd and final destination was to the island of Hokkaido, famous for it’s milk products (think ice-cream, milk-cake, milk shake) and for the city of Sapporo, a former winter Olympic destination as well … Continue reading
Part 2: City of Beauty and Temples: Kyoto The next part of our trip took us to another of Japan’s major cities, Kyoto, which is also on the island of Honshu. In total, Japan has 6,852 islands but only 80% … Continue reading
Part 1: Mega city-Tokyo The first thing I remember about Tokyo was how clean and quiet it was; right from the airport to the underground train station. Our first train ride in Tokyo was an express train from the airport … Continue reading
Sometime this September, a few of us waste geeks got invited to tour a municipal waste facility as well as a company trying to convert waste into energy. It was both fascinating and heart breaking; mainly because the company has such a great idea and business model but is still waiting for all necessary permits from the government. Hopefully they will get all necessary approvals very soon and will be in the news as a great success story. The visit still made me think this would be a great opportunity to both learn and report on the various technologies, parties, parts involved in this process of converting waste to energy; so read on. Continue reading
This blog piece has been pending since December 2014. I am not sure why. Anyway, it’s finally done and published and I am grateful for the memories made while visiting this place and therefore am sharing the same, hopefully to … Continue reading
The Grand Canyon, I just found out, is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To me, in addition, it’s one of the 58 national parks of America that I have promised to visit over the next few … Continue reading