Flying High : Interview with Dr. Bala Bharadvaj

Dr. Bala Bharadvaj (IITM/AE/1969) is currently the Managing Director of Boeing Research & Technology-India based in Bangalore. He has been with The Boeing Company since 1987 and has held key leadership positions in major NASA-Industry initiatives (such as the F-16XL-2 Supersonic Laminar Flow Program and the High Speed Research Program) and led the development of long-range technology plans for Boeing Defense, Space & Security Systems.

This Time For Africa

I hadn’t quite anticipated what volunteering at a Ghanaian orphanage for a month would bring. Sure, I thought I would feel the obligatory happiness associated with doing my bit for the (global) community. And I was definitely a bit frightened about dealing with the kids – what if they didn’t like me? What if I didn’t know how to handle them? What if I had to change diapers?