Over the last ten years or so, I am witness to the emergence of a new smart class. This smart class has people that appear to be well educated, own and live in villas and apartments, drive swanky cars, travel frequently, both within India and outside, dress fashionably, have invested in multiple asset classes, use … Read more The new ‘smart’ class…
Am so glad that many writers, eminent personalities and film directors are returning the various awards that have been conferred on them. I wish there was a way for those who are dead and gone also to return their awards… that would give us a clean slate. If I ask anyone about the leader that … Read more Irrational awards – return them all
Well, well, well, I certainly did not intend to highlight the ‘F’ word, made of four letters, that forms part of the “expletives” vocabulary. What I wanted to highlight is the fact that while success is highly celebrated and appreciated, and pursued relentlessly almost by everyone, the role and importance of Failure, and the lessons … Read more The ‘F’ word that has to become acceptable!
This book by Ray Bradbury was part of a list of 20 must read books so I bought it and am glad I did. For me somehow this book seems to come to the philosophy of “objectivism” as propounded by one of my all time favourite author Ayn Rand. It’s a dark novel that depicts … Read more Book Review – Fahrenheit 451
Yesterday I tried making Thai Red curry at home for the first time and since we are vegetarians, I couldn’t use any pre-mix and had to make the paste from scratch. It turned out ok… just bland and not fiery hot as I forgot to mix in the chillies. Anyway, for the Thai Red curry, … Read more No more juice buddy?
My soul sister Vidya always donates to ShikshaDaan on her birthday ever since we setup ShikshaDaan in 2012. I found the idea very interesting and also, this year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary, one of our resolutions is not to give or accept expensive gifts. Expensive is anything more than Rs. 100. We love … Read more Gift an Education, change a life !
The other day, our dear friends, Abhay and Padmaja were at home. While Abhay is a very successful lawyer practising in High court and the Supreme Court, Padmaja, Abhay’s life partner, teaches in a premier school in Noida. They are blessed with two wonderful daughters who are pursuing their interests, making their parents proud of … Read more Good work gets noticed, always…
I have tried to write everyday of this week starting Monday regarding the devil called stress and how we can be rid of it. Hopefully with these five blogs You got Stress ? :):), Passion, Purpose or what you are good at?, http://48 hour days and 4 day weekends, Living upto expectations… and this one, you can try and have … Read more Because you are worth it !!
April 10, 1984 is a day that I can never forget in my life. For it was on that day, news of the recovery of the body, and tragic death of my elder brother, Kannan, was delivered. He was just 24 years old when he left this world. My younger brother and I were returning … Read more Why me?
Happy Dussehra ! Hope everyone relaxed today and switched off their phones and office emails :):). Why take a holiday if you continue to check your phone every two minutes ? And no, the world doesn’t end because you missed replying to an email on a holiday. The reason I didn’t write this blog in … Read more Living upto expectations ..