Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 21 – Failure/Success

Chapter 2 Verse 37 हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् | तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय: || 37|| hato vā prāpsyasi swargaṁ jitvā vā bhokṣhyase mahīm tasmād uttiṣhṭha kaunteya yuddhāya kṛita-niśhchayaḥ hataḥ—slain; vā—or; prāpsyasi—you will attain; swargam—celestial abodes; jitvā—by achieving victory; vā—or; bhokṣhyase—you shall enjoy; mahīm—the kingdom on earth; tasmāt—therefore; uttiṣhṭha—arise; kaunteya—Arjun, the son … Read more

B(F)reaking News – Rahul takes responsibility for election loss !

I almost fell out of my chair….. as am sure many of you would have after reading this blog’s title. But stay in your seats – this is my “khayali pulao”. Will there ever be a day when the Pidi-handle of CONgress takes responsibility for ANY failure?? Now here is my “khayali raita” – AAP … Read more

A reluctant life… unlived

When Krishnan told me that she had had a heart attack on Saturday night, I knew there was little chance that she will make it… Just intuition about a woman that I found fascinating. Jayalalitha, or Kamalavalli or Ammu or as she was called by millions “Amma” is gone from this life. I do believe … Read more

A biased world !

Today morning Krishnan, Amma and I were involved in an interesting discussion… I usually have a fight with my mom about her relationship bias. If the person involved is her brother or sister or their children she will forgive even unacceptable behavior and also try and justify it. I can see some of my friends … Read more

Thank you 2013 … Welcome 2014

New Year resolutions are no fun, because they are largely symbolic and so temporary, like the fashion of the day. Change also happens once there is enough impetus and the right environment, and somehow New Year eve is not a great time for either. So I like to think of learnings from each year that … Read more