Fear of failure

Twenty four years back, I attended the first MILT convention at Bangalore, called “Sangam”. Krishnan and I had been married a few months then, and (late) Reddy’s wedding gift was our trip to Bangalore and attending the convention. There were several technical papers presented and one of them was on “fear” and how to be … Read more Fear of failure

Junk trail and air travel woes :(

Our GoAir saga is not over yet. We are now at gate A09, this is changed quietly from A08 and the gates aren’t next to each other at Mumbai’s domestic airport terminal 1 A. Krishnan, my ever vigilant sweetheart, kept checking the announcement display board and saw that the gate had been changed. So we … Read more Junk trail and air travel woes 🙁

Remembering Soni … And RIP Hughes

By a strange twist of fate, the young Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passed away today making it a really sad day. He succumbed to the head injury sustained while playing …. And I just heard on the news that his mother and sister were in the stands when the bouncer hit Phil. My heart goes … Read more Remembering Soni … And RIP Hughes

Karkare Karambir Diwas

Two months back his sweetheart had a haemorrhage and passed away … She didn’t die though. All the organs that could be used were donated. So one person now lives amongst many !! Now he must be at peace and the two of them, Hemant and Kavita Karkare can complete the dinner that was interrupted … Read more Karkare Karambir Diwas

Pretending to be asleep …

There is a saying in almost every culture that says “you can wake up the one who is sleeping, but never the one who is pretending to be asleep”… I find several examples of this in the corporate world and it’s actually a demotivating and disengaging behaviour. An example of how this behaviour is displayed … Read more Pretending to be asleep …

Happy birthday – Rani of Jhansi and Indira Priyadarshini

What amazing coincidences are coming to the fore … Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s birthday is the day Indira Gandhi died. Acharya Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad share birthdays and today happens to be two other similar women celebrating their birthdays !! Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi has been an idol for me ever since I … Read more Happy birthday – Rani of Jhansi and Indira Priyadarshini

Letter to the PM – 1. Education

Dear ModiJi, I am a big fan of yours and I like the way you communicate directly on social media. While am sure a small army at the PMO keeps you current, it’s still commendable that you choose to reach out and communicate regularly. I plan to write a series of letters to you on … Read more Letter to the PM – 1. Education