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What matters is the size of your heart and the strength of your character!

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Read about an amazing incident that happened in 2016 and showed us that character and the size of one’s heart doesn’t depend on one’s circumstances in life !!

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Arjuna – Lessons in Up-skilling and Re-skilling

  In the ongoing Mahabharata re-telecast, in an episode yesterday Guru Dronacharya constructs the Chakravyuha (a battle formation) in order to capture Yudhistra. The Kaurava strategy was to lure Arjuna away by getting the Susharma brothers to engage him in a duel. Arjuna falls prey to that strategy and keeps following the Susharma brothers who … Read more Arjuna – Lessons in Up-skilling and Re-skilling

Book Review 26/50 – A Gentleman in Moscow

I miss Count Rostov, Hotel Metropol, Nina, Sofia, Anna, Marina, Mishka, Emile, Andrey, IdleHour, the Boyarsky…. I miss reading this book. I want to know what happened to Sofia and to Count Rostov after the last page in the novel. I never thought I would come across a book that I felt should never end. … Read more Book Review 26/50 – A Gentleman in Moscow

Thinking of Bhishma Pitamah

As Amma and I were on our morning walk, we got talking about a cousin of mine who is going through a rough patch. I commented saying, tell her to think differently and take different actions, just praying to different Gods won’t help. Then for some reason I commented “Even the great Bhishma Pitamah was … Read more Thinking of Bhishma Pitamah

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

Book Review : Beneath a Scarlet Sky

I completed reading this book nearly 45 days back and just created a draft post to review it and forgot about it. But haven’t forgotten the book. Its strange that such a powerful story was missed out during and just after the second world war. It is a true story of Pino Lella, a normal Italian … Read more Book Review : Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 16 – Summary

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 30 देही नित्यमवध्योऽयं देहे सर्वस्य भारत | तस्मात्सर्वाणि भूतानि न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || 30|| dehī nityam avadhyo ’yaṁ dehe sarvasya bhārata tasmāt sarvāṇi bhūtāni na tvaṁ śhochitum arhasi dehī—the soul that dwells within the body; nityam—always; avadhyaḥ—immortal; ayam—this soul; dehe—in the body; sarvasya—of everyone; bhārata—descendant of Bharat, Arjun; tasmāt—therefore; sarvāṇi—for all; … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 16 – Summary

Movies that made an impression – 2017

Krishnan and I aren’t very avid movie-goers and infact this year we haven’t stepped inside a cinema theatre :). Nothing against the movie theatre, but when there is a huge selection of movies that we can watch on TV, why bother going to a theatre. The new movie channel “&PriveHD” that Tatasky has started offering … Read more Movies that made an impression – 2017

One’s reflection, a Life Lesson for all

All our PGPMAX reunions leave many of us in a happy stupor … just the way an amazingly delicious meal that you haven’t over-eaten does. This one was no different. Two days of the Thanksgiving weekend spent amongst friends, going back and forth between behaving as kids in school and being responsible leaders that we … Read more One’s reflection, a Life Lesson for all

Management lessons from a sewing machine !

Yesterday I was doing “pico” on one of my new saris and suddenly realised that the sewing machine has lessons for “leaders” and “managers”. A sewing machine needs two threads – one threaded top down and the other bottoms up from the bobbin. Exactly the way we have in a company … the Management and … Read more Management lessons from a sewing machine !