Deepawali …. winning the battle within…

Festival of Deepawali celebrated across India by people of all religion symbolises victory of good over evil. As per mythology Lord Rama reached back Ayodhya (His Kingdom) on this day after completion of his 14 years exile and vanquishing Ravana in a bitter battle at Lanka.

This day happened to be a New moon day (No moon). Residents had lit up their houses with the help of earthen lamps to welcome the prince (Rama). People in the present day have started using electric lights along with earthen lamps to commemorate the occasion. People burst crackers too to express happiness. Deepawali remains associated with cleanliness and lights.

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Investments which matter most…..

Most of us Indians are obsessed with two types of investments. Investing the youth in education to get a good secure job or setting up a business. After that investing the life in the job or business to sustain it. Apparently, there is nothing wrong in this approach but are they succeeding in the real sense? Yes, they may be able to earn more money … Continue reading Investments which matter most…..

Lockdown…..Time to recover and re-discover…..

I was fortunate that lockdown did not affect my professional life even for day . However, same could not be said of my social life. I spent the initial 15 odd days of after office time indoors. Two weeks and I decided enough is enough, life has to get back on track. The fear all around was a restricting factor. I could not allow my … Continue reading Lockdown…..Time to recover and re-discover…..

Cigarette smoking and life lessons….

Cigarette must be the only consumable which is officially permitted to be sold and consumed by any national government and carries an official warning ‘Cigarette smoking is injurious to health’. A large section of populace indulges in smoking knowing fully well that smoking may even lead to early and painful death. One can learn very important life lessons from these cigarette smokers if one wants … Continue reading Cigarette smoking and life lessons….

Being social…. maintaining ‘mobile manners’

Mobile manners have been a topic of discussion since the time mobile phones came into our lives but unfortunately nothing much has happened beyond that. The manners are apparently going from bad to worse. I got an opportunity to stay in a hotel in the beautiful town of Leh in the Ladakh region of India in 1992. Mobile communication was not available those days and … Continue reading Being social…. maintaining ‘mobile manners’

Beating the office blues….Monday to Saturday

38 years back when I was making my choice of profession the job options were generally limited to government departments as the Multi-National Companies (MNCs) had not yet set foot on Indian shores. What a transformation it has been from then to now in the office work culture; then there was no concept of weekends, we all used to work 8 hours a day, six … Continue reading Beating the office blues….Monday to Saturday

Life goes on…

A family weekend outing after nearly six months and trust me every moment was worth it; the drive , the location and the weather all complimenting each other’s beauty making the break just awesome. The limited traffic on the road and literally no move of tourists over last six months has ensured a pollution free environment and the lush green surroundings and the colourful flowers … Continue reading Life goes on…