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You Are Not Done Yet!

Some of you might know that I have a dance class that I teach as a side hustle. I have been doing it for five years, every Monday teaching a class. At the end of last year, I could feel my interest in dance class waning. So, I decided to call it quits – I …

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Priorities

I recently watched an amazon prime series, ‘Made in Heaven.’ It is about a couple of wedding planners whose clients are the elite of elitist in Delhi, India. The show was ok overall, one-time watch. But, there was a thread in that show that got me worked up a bit – and not a lot …

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Not Enough

At work, we go through a lot of assessments – leadership, personality, etc. You will find a few statements common across these assessments and today I want to talk about one of such statements – ‘I have high expectations of myself and work hard but should be careful about expecting the same from others.’ I …

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Hard Vs.Tough

I gave a talk on Leadership yesterday at an undergraduate class, my first ever talk as a leader officially. The students asked a lot of questions at the end of the, and on my way back I was thinking about the talk and life in general. That’s when I realized the difference between Hard and …

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Constant Gentle Pressure

Check out this article first at this link The idea that it is life’s job to keep moving the salt shaker off the center of the table and my job to keep putting it back at the center – is so to the point. I knew about this article in 2010 when Prof.Rao from CPM …

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View from the Terrace

Humankind has made tremendous progress in the last century than ever before. In our lifetimes, we have seen the journey of the internet from its birth to becoming the digital oxygen. Connecting across borders is easier than ever – we have come a long way from letters/steamer ships to instant messaging and Skype. With Google …

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A Whole New World

I am sure all of us have heard the Aladdin’s song – A Whole New World. And I am sure they could see a whole new world and a fantastic view from the carpet. A few of us also believe in the parallel universe theory, where we might be doing different things – altogether a …

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Acceptance

At our village market a cow got free and was trying to eat the vegetables off the stalls – the owners and the customers shooed the cow away, and then life went back to normal. During the cyclone in Tamilnadu, a few of the trees just fell. During winter the trees shed their leaves, and …

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Necessity – Creation – Jugaad

India has started a new system where every Indian is required to get an Aadhaar card much like the Social Security Number (or SSN) in the US. Now, India has a population of 1 billion and the USA about 328 million. While I was in India, my parents suggested getting my Aadhaar card done as …

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Camera Lens

I practice Vipassana Meditation – Vipassana in Pali means “To see things as they are”. And in the book Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg he also talks about “Observing without judgment”. At one level it makes perfect sense – how can we live in this world if we are not able to see things …

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