Its only in India that we will happily endorse and indulge a fool just because he belongs to an illustrious family. Rahul Rajiv is no different. The 50 year old great grandson of the first Prime Minister of this country has been launched and relaunched and re-re-launched umpteen times and the writing is on every … Read more RaGa NaGa… Enough!!
Chapter 2 verse 40 नेहाभिक्रमनाशोऽस्ति प्रत्यवायो न विद्यते | स्वल्पमप्यस्य धर्मस्य त्रायते महतो भयात् || 40|| nehābhikrama-nāśho ’sti pratyavāyo na vidyate svalpam apyasya dharmasya trāyate mahato bhayāt na—not; iha—in this; abhikrama—efforts; nāśhaḥ—loss; asti—there is; pratyavāyaḥ—adverse result; na—not; vidyate—is; su-alpam—a little; api—even; asya—of this; dharmasya—occupation; trāyate—saves; mahataḥ—from great; bhayāt—danger Translation – Working in this state of … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #23 – Awareness
Chapter 2 Verse 34 अकीर्तिं चापि भूतानि कथयिष्यन्ति तेऽव्ययाम् | सम्भावितस्य चाकीर्ति र्मरणादतिरिच्यते || 34|| akīrtiṁ chāpi bhūtāni kathayiṣhyanti te ’vyayām sambhāvitasya chākīrtir maraṇād atirichyate akīrtim—infamy; cha—and; api—also; bhūtāni—people; kathayiṣhyanti—will speak; te—of your; avyayām—everlasting; sambhāvitasya—of a respectable person; cha—and; akīrtiḥ—infamy; maraṇāt—than death; atirichyate—is greater Translation : People will speak of you as a coward and a deserter. For a … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 19 – Infamy
Chapter 2 Verse 31 स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि | धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाच्छ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते || 31|| swa-dharmam api chāvekṣhya na vikampitum arhasi dharmyāddhi yuddhāch chhreyo ’nyat kṣhatriyasya na vidyate swa-dharmam—one’s duty in accordance with the Vedas; api—also; cha—and; avekṣhya—considering; na—not; vikampitum—to waver; arhasi—should; dharmyāt—for righteousness; hi—indeed; yuddhāt—than fighting; śhreyaḥ—better; anyat—another; kṣhatriyasya—of a warrior; na—not; vidyate—exists The … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 17 – Duty
In the recently concluded T20 match between South Africa and India, the man of the match was Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. He took five wickets and became the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets in a match in all formats of the game. That’s great and congratulations to him. For me, he has been the man … Read more What makes a leader ?
I have been fascinated with the Bhagavad Gita for a long long time … I have attended a few Gita discourses at the Chinmaya Mission in Shillong and have participated in the Gita-shlok reading competitions at the RK mission, again in Shillong. This year I have decided to read one of the verses everyday and … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 1 – Decision Making
Krishnan and I follow the Masterchef Australia program – it’s pleasant, no roughing up of the participants, no shouting and the focus is on the food. While we can’t eat any of the dishes they make as almost all of them are non-veg but it’s fun to watch and we always learn something – about … Read more Fortune flavours the brave !
When Gurdjieff’s father died Gurdjieff was only nine years old. The father was poor. He called Gurdjieff close to him and told him, “I have nothing to give you as your inheritance. I am poor, and my father was also poor, but he gave me one thing that made me the richest man in the … Read more The 24 hour wait
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
Every year during the Thanksgiving weekend, the PGPMAX 2013 batch gets together…. and today our fourth reunion starts in a few hours. This year we are meeting in Delhi NCR, technically Gurgaon as the hotel happens to be in Gurgaon. While we started out thinking almost 50 of us would be there, we have had … Read more Reunite.. Reflect.. Re-energize!