Musings

OMG, What Is The World Coming To? Wait.. we have been here before.

I will continue from my last blog about the inspiring deaf-blind graduate from Harvard Law – Haben Girma. Another inspiring female at the conference was Timnit Gebru. She is a computer scientist who works in the space of algorithmic bias and data mining. Google hired her to research Ethical AI and allegedly fired her because she was …

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Deaf and Blind, BUT Harvard Law Graduate

At work, I was selected to attend a conference called Grace Hopper. It is named after a woman computer professional who went to write the initial code for COBOL.  The main theme that I took away from the conference was ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ and how woefully little I know about it. There were a few inspiring …

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All Roads Lead To Rome. Can It Lead You To Bliss?

I like doing icebreakers at work in all my core meetings. How it works is each meeting, one person gets to ask everybody else a question. And the idea behind it slowly but steadily you get to know the other team members. Also, I have found that the question that people ask says a lot …

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I am here to serve.

‘I am here to serve’. I remember saying that when I went for my first meditation course as a server in London, Hereford. I had been doing Vipassana for the last three years before the desire to serve arose in me. Since then, I have been doing a sit and serve every other year. For …

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Humanity is being eaten alive by what?

My ancestral home is a tiny village in the south of India, Sevvur. Unless you are from there or know somebody from the village, there is no way you would have heard about it. It is a sleepy 2.5 street village with a population of less than 1000, and at a given time, there may …

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Why Cling To Rotten Items? Throw It Out

Would you ever consume a year-old fruit? Or, a bread that somebody sold to you decades ago? No, right. And I am sure some of you are wondering why would anyone even ask these questions. The reason is that – we are all consuming rotten stuff – not food but thoughts, behaviour patterns that happened …

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How to Bust Loose From The Suffering Game

Let’s walk through the following scenarios. A manager at work has just become a people leader for the first time. And he is having a hard time getting this team to do what he wants and how he wants it. A lead in a company is struggling to find the balance between doing the work …

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It is so noisy – No Wonder we cannot hear anything

I spent the weekend over in Maine – in the midst of nature. The more time I spend in nature, the more I begin to appreciate the wisdom nature has to impart. For example, every morning, we would go for a kayak ride in the lake. It is so beautiful in the morning, sounds of …

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Tinier The Voice – More It Needs To Be Heard

Let’s look at a few examples from the past. BP’s historic oil spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010—the largest oil spill in U.S. history—could have been prevented, employees warned. An employee who worked on the well warned BP officials that their plan to expand the well increased the risk of leaks. He even questioned their …

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How Can Small Things Make A Huge Impact?

I watched this Chinese period drama once – ‘The Empress’. The entire series revolved around concubines – more than the emperor. And in one of their secretive plots, they feed another concubine a poison in such small quantities that nobody even suspects that she was murdered when she dies. I would love to write a …

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