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The other point of view

Two days back I was clearing out the massive collection of pictures on my cellphone. There were quite a few “Good Morning” messages from 2016 and 2017 that had come over WhatsApp and the setting at that time was to save all the pictures and videos to my phone. While clearing all the pictures I … Read more The other point of view

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Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #38 – Attachment

Chapter 2 Verse 62 ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंस: सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते | सङ्गात्सञ्जायते काम: कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते || 62|| dhyāyato viṣhayān puṁsaḥ saṅgas teṣhūpajāyate saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate dhyāyataḥ—contemplating; viṣhayān—sense objects; puṁsaḥ—of a person; saṅgaḥ—attachment; teṣhu—to them (sense objects); upajāyate—arises; saṅgāt—from attachment; sañjāyate—develops; kāmaḥ—desire; kāmāt—from desire; krodhaḥ—anger; abhijāyate—arises Translation – While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #38 – Attachment

Am Ported to Jio :)

I don’t like the Reliance group and I don’t like the Ambani brothers – they haven’t personally affected me in any way but Mukesh Ambani building the “Antilla”, a 27 floor behemoth in the middle of Mumbai just doesn’t work for me. I don’t hold Reliance shares, I bought some briefly and then sold them … Read more Am Ported to Jio 🙂

Listening – the first skill required for customer service

We are in Pune since Feb 28th and the fresh sugarcane juice that’s available in every nook and corner of this city is something that we both love. We try and drink atleast a cup of fresh juice everyday. As soon as we step out of the Airbnb that we are staying at, there is … Read more Listening – the first skill required for customer service

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #37 – Higher Purpose

Chapter 2 Verse 61 तानि सर्वाणि संयम्य युक्त आसीत मत्पर: | वशे हि यस्येन्द्रियाणि तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 61|| tāni sarvāṇi sanyamya yukta āsīta mat-paraḥ vaśhe hi yasyendriyāṇi tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā tāni—them; sarvāṇi—all; sanyamya—subduing; yuktaḥ—united; āsīta—seated; mat-paraḥ—toward me (Shree Krishna); vaśhe—control; hi—certainly; yasya—whose; indriyāṇi—senses; tasya—their; prajñā—perfect knowledge; pratiṣhṭhitā—is fixed; Translation – They are established in … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #37 – Higher Purpose

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #36 – Enough ?

Chapter 2 Verses 59 and 60 विषया विनिवर्तन्ते निराहारस्य देहिन: | रसवर्जं रसोऽप्यस्य परं दृष्ट्वा निवर्तते || 59|| viṣhayā vinivartante nirāhārasya dehinaḥ rasa-varjaṁ raso ’pyasya paraṁ dṛiṣhṭvā nivartate viṣhayāḥ—objects for senses; vinivartante—restrain; nirāhārasya—practicing self restraint; dehinaḥ—for the embodied; rasa-varjam—cessation of taste; rasaḥ—taste; api—however; asya—person’s; param—the Supreme; dṛiṣhṭvā—on realization; nivartate—ceases to be Translation – Aspirants may … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #36 – Enough ?

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #35 – Mind as a Shield

Chapter 2 verse 58 – यदा संहरते चायं कूर्मोऽङ्गानीव सर्वश: | इन्द्रियाणीन्द्रियार्थेभ्यस्तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 58|| yadā sanharate chāyaṁ kūrmo ’ṅgānīva sarvaśhaḥ indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā yadā—when; sanharate—withdraw; cha—and; ayam—this; kūrmaḥ—tortoise; aṅgāni—limbs; iva—as; sarvaśhaḥ—fully; indriyāṇi—senses; indriya-arthebhyaḥ—from the sense objects; tasya—his; prajñā—divine wisdom; pratiṣhṭhitā—fixed in Translation : One who is able to withdraw the senses from their … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #35 – Mind as a Shield

How Fearless Organizations Succeed

As organisations go through change in tune with the external environment, or based on changes in the internal context, driven proactively or reactively, there is always fear amongst the employees. Fear of their uncertain future. The style of leadership combined with the culture in the organisation adds to the fear brought in by the organisational … Read more How Fearless Organizations Succeed

Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

An interesting post on the subject of volunteering. While almost all the NGOs would prefer long term committed volunteers, even if few in numbers, the post advocates the benefits of finding episodic volunteers or as I understand, short term or one time need based volunteers who can still deliver value. From brief, hands-on assignments to … Read more Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !

We, the PGPMAX batch of 2013 had our 5th year reunion on Nov 23rd and 24th. This time we were invited by the school to hold it at the ISB Hyderabad campus. It was an opportunity to relive the time that we spent there during our program. I couldn’t go on the 23rd and decided … Read more Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !