“For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood” I find myself normally indulging in self-talk. I love to enter my mind and travel through the network of multiple lanes and by-lanes of thoughts and experiences. Journey is always so fulfilling and full of pleasant surprises. Circumstances and commitments often force me and my wife to stay in different cities. … Continue reading Self-talk …. The most important conversation….
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’
I remember how difficult it used to be for me to recite a poem or take part in extempore speech making in front of the class and the narrative remained the same not just throughout the school life but in my initial service career too. I was found wanting even during simple introduction sessions which normally take place when you join a new organisation. I … Continue reading Art of Public Speaking…..
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
I have said it before in different blogs that I was a shy child, preferred my own space and to an extent my own company unless some close friends were around who were far and few. The way that I was it was always a difficult proposition for me to start a conversation with a stranger or for that matter even known people with whom … Continue reading Starting and sustaining a conversation…..
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…