As we watch the reruns of Ramayana and Mahabharata, one of the things that stands out is the number of curses that great warriors/leaders have to face. For instance Emperor Dasaratha is cursed by Shravan Kumar’s blind parents that he would die of “Putra Shok” or “Sorrow due to his son’s separation”. A little background … Read more Great Power = Great Responsibility
July 1, 2019 We were returning from Naldehra after spending a few days at the Club Mahindra resort there. We started at about 8.30 am and the temperature was a pleasant 22 deg C. I guess all of us were sad leaving this beautiful place as Delhi was sweltering. Anyway, I took the vehicle out … Read more Steering without Power !
On Friday, Krishnan and I went and met my ISB Professor, Shamika Ravi at her office. We took an Uber as we weren’t sure if parking was available. For the first time the Uber taxi had cool interiors – legally allowed Sun control film and an AC that worked really well. I am always uncomfortable … Read more Sun Stalking and Solar Power !
Monday Sept 3, 2018 I had booked us on a “Flix” bus from Hamburg to Berlin because we wanted to experience the drive on the Autobahn. Our 3 pm bus got canceled, but Flix buses have a policy of shifting all their passengers to the next available bus or refund their money. We got onto … Read more Germany Day 3 – Postcards from the Autobahn
I waited till the Delhi Patiala House court judge pronounced his order on Karti Chidambaram.. I don’t usually pray but I was praying that the slimy Abhishek Manu Singhvi didn’t manage to set him free. Karti Chidambaram and his father P. Chidambaram are the icons of CONgress power and they use that power liberally to … Read more Karti – temporarily carted away
The Bhagvad Gita is a conversation and this is verse 12 from Chapter 2 and a continuation of Krishna’s conversation with Arjuna. For background to this please refer to my post on Jan 1st – https://90rollsroyces.com/2018/01/01/leadership-lessons-from-the-bhagavad-gita-1-decision-making/ This is verse 12 from Chapter 2 – न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपा | न चैव न … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 2 – Eternal needs
I was reading this delightful anecdote in one of Osho’s books today morning. We don’t know if its true, but its still a great anecdote and the overall meaning definitely holds true. As many of us are aware that the Mughal Emperor Akbar had nine “gems” in his court – these were exceptionally talented people … Read more What goes around …