Setting a goal is as important as scoring in the game. I got the ball deep inside our half. Exchanging quick passes and exhibiting some deft dribbling me and my team mate managed to get past five players of the opponent team. As I raised my head to kick the ball into the goal to my surprise the goal post shifted. As I ran to … Continue reading Setting a goal…. shifting goal post….
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…..
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 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….
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’
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
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…
Today as I watched the water gushing out of the open gate of the dam the thought struck me that how the virus is trying to confine the might of the humans within the four walls of the room…but fir how long? The dam can retain the river water to a limit beyond which the gates have to be opened otherwise the water threatens the … Continue reading The freedom….
Post the birth the first real gift the parents give to the child is the name. A gift reflecting their love, blessings, concerns and to an extent expectation. Parents/ elders take as much pride in selecting the name for a girl child as they must be taking in case of the boys. Why is it then that most girls are expected to be just surnames … Continue reading What is in a name?
You ask anyone irrespective of their age, stature or the job they are committed to, ‘How’s life going? and invariably the response, with minor variations here and there is ‘Going good, but busy, hardly getting anytime for self’. Why is it so? Are you busy because you want to be busy or is someone or something beyond your control keeping you busy? Are you busy … Continue reading Work to be you not to be someone else…..