A couple of days back, while channel surfing just to pick the headlines, I saw this interview with the self-proclaimed God-woman Radhe Maa on the India Today channel. She was bizarre, spoke nonsense and I couldn’t bring myself to watch the interview beyond a few minutes… I am still wondering how Sahil Joshi, the interviewer … Read more A Dose of Reality – In search of the miraculous
The Mahabharata is essentially a succession war, even though it was a Monarchy and the father handed over his kingdom to his eldest son basis certain rules, the Kurukshetra war happened because Duryodhana who was not in line to succeed the kingdom of Hastinapur, wanted it and the entire epic revolves around that central issue. … Read more Succession Wars
On Jan 26th, we started our drive from Gurgaon to come to Chennai. As always on the first day, we halt for the night at Sagar. The route we take is Gurgaon – Yamuna Expressway – Agra bypass – Gwalior – Jhansi – Lalitpur – Sagar. The last couple of times that we did this … Read more Trust, but verify !
Since its a Monday morning and all my friends working in the corporate world will be dressed in some shade of blue I wanted to share my “Monday” dressing too to keep them company. Ok, will share my kinda white too in another post … The American corporate world’s “power dressing” has unfortunately influenced the … Read more The many shades of blue !
It’s exciting times ahead, with elections, the arguments and counter arguments, the exit polls and opinion polls – the democratic process in all it’s glory ! The way the various parties and netas behave provides a lot of fodder for people like me who like to extrapolate these situations to the corporate world and think … Read more BJP, Congress, AAP, Third front…. In the corporate world
There were two news items last week that were heartwarming and slightly different from the regular. We see news everyday about greed, about one upmanship, getting ahead and making busloads of money. Then the economic slowdown, the rich becoming richer and the divide just expanding. Crime graphs soaring, defaulters galore, Swiss bank accounts becoming fatter … Read more Don’t only take …. Give too
Do you have a work day start and finish with nothing accomplished ? I have had many days like that and those days also felt heavy and exhaustive … But nothing much got done. Time went by and several pages of notes went by and still a sense of accomplishment wasn’t there. Those days in … Read more Death by Meetings
There is a whole host of articles, books and research on what makes a successful leader and somewhere am sure what I am about to write also has been covered. So this is my version 🙂 I feel a successful leader can be assessed only after they move out. I know many people may not … Read more Who is a successful leader ?
This is one of my personal favorites and I love the topic – daring …. Many of us live safe and secure lives, never pushing the boundaries on anything – whether education or work or experiences. Every child is born courageous, and we as parents and more mature individuals introduce fear and limits, clipping the … Read more The Vivekananda series ….. 5. Daring
A great question asked by the Master ! Especially for us corporate types …. How often do you become disturbed in the course of a day ? Innumerable times, so often that we can’t count ? The deadlines, targets, politics, comparisons, money all adding up to the stress and “getting disturbed” situation. I get disturbed … Read more The Vivekananda series … 3. Serenity