Great Power = Great Responsibility

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

#VoteKar #PhirEkBaarModiSarkar

A few days back, Ms. Priyanka Chaturvedi, the very vocal CONgress spokesperson suddenly quit the CONgress and joined Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP. She felt let down that some goons who had misbehaved with her and she had complained about it to the “Family” were brought back within 6 months of the incident … Read more

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #28 – Misunderstood

Chapter 2 Verse 47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 || karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi karmaṇi—in prescribed duties; eva—only; adhikāraḥ—right; te—your; mā—not; phaleṣhu—in the fruits; kadāchana—at any time; mā—never; karma-phala—results of the activities; hetuḥ—cause; bhūḥ—be; mā—not; te—your; saṅgaḥ—attachment; astu—must be; akarmaṇi—in inaction … Read more

Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018

As part of our ShikshaDaan Yatra in May, we went from Allahabad to Varanasi on the 15th of May. First, getting out of Allahabad was a nightmare as we got into the market area where the already narrow road became even more narrower due to the pushcart vendors. I kept cursing as people drove recklessly, … Read more

Responsibility of consequences

One of my PGPMAX batchmates forwarded this message on our whatsapp group and I laughed, enjoyed the joke, but also realised we get conned so easily. Even the well educated, urban folks get taken in by a nicely worded, well presented advertisement. Hats off to the advertiser’s creativity and very dear friends of ours are … Read more