#betterversionofme

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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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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If you see something as good, you have created bad.

When people see some things as beautiful,other things become ugly.When people see some things as good,other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other.Difficult and easy support each other.Long and short define each other.High and low depend on each other.Before and after, follow each other. The above verse is an excerpt from the book …

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Temperature So Hot – It is Breaking Records and What Else?

Temperatures in North America have smashed all previous records this year. Death Valley in California, described as the hottest place on earth, was touting 55 degrees Celsius (132 F). [I quote temperatures in C as I still cannot get F]. It was so hot that you could ‘supposedly’ fry an egg outside, and in some …

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Some Lessons Have To Be Learnt

I had just joined British Telecom after my London Business School MBA. MBA was a lesson in humility for me, but there are levels in that too – so, when the time came to lead my first ever workshop to identify root cause issues of incidents, I was super elated. It was a three-day workshop …

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How Do You Honour The Change?

The last year taught us all that change is natural and inevitable. Who would have thought that the entire world would be working from home? I remember I was not very happy about working from home all the time – but some weeks in, I loved it and then earlier this year, I was ready …

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What Goes Around Comes Around -Story Of One Rupee Bundles

Imagine a bucolic scene and lush green farms surrounding a tiny cluster of villages. This scene is set in a time when horse carriages were the primary mode of transport. And in the villages where most dwellings are made of mud and thatch, there is a concrete building. And the building is a significant establishment …

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How Do You Spell Love? You don’t, you feel it

I love Winnie The Pooh – there is something about this bear that appeals to the genuine and innocent self in me. I don’t remember how I came about this quote from Pooh, but I have had it on my office cubicle wall forever. And like all profound things in life, this one took its …

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