#change

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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If Nature could speak…

I just finished a week of an exciting event called – Give Back Hack. It is an event where strangers come together and form teams around something they are passionate about – and then turn it into a working idea by the end of the weekend. And due to COVID this year it was a …

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The New Normal

The dictionary meaning of normal is ‘conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.’ Like, as an Asian child growing up – to be ‘normal’ was to work super hard, get excellent grades and a get a good job. Continuing further, it also meant that you married a nice boy that your parents chose, had …

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Limited By Our Thoughts

Adam and I were discussing cartoon movies we have watched in the past like Cars, Toy Story, How to train your dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Up. The storyline for these movies except Up is primarily based on personification. Up is truly an outlier – ‘a little out of this world’, especially the relationship between …

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It’s Not The Same.

We recently played a game – Dayam, it is popular in the villages of South India. I had played it as a child growing up and recalled fond memories of playing it with cousins and other friends to pass the time in the long hot summer holidays. I had got the board and the dice …

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Every Moment – Change

In the ten-day Vipassana course, Goenka Ji tells us lots of stories. My mind wandered over to the following story today. Goenka Ji asks that the light bulbs we have in our houses – they appear to remain the same for a long time, if they do not change then why do we pay electricity …

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Do You Own It?

Scenario 1: Do you brush your teeth every day? Do you floss every day? Do you take care of your teeth religiously, making sure that they are healthy?Scenario 2: Do you skip brushing your upper teeth because you can do it the next day? Who cares whether you brush your teeth or not? The chances …

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Choreograph or Improvise

Have you ever said to yourself – “If only, I had done it this way – it would have worked out.” or “Why did this have to happen?” Have you ever been able to get things executed precisely the way you planned? Neither have I – best-laid plans gone awry, right. I am a project …

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Tame The Elephant

An elephant and its rider are trying to get somewhere 1. The Rider has no clue where he wants to go – he and the elephant meander needlessly. 2. The rider knows his destination, but cannot decide which route to take – he and the elephant stay in the same place. 3. The Rider knows …

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