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Want To Know The Future – Follow The Babies.

I watched a video at work discussing the top five trends in 2030. And one of the sections in that video was titled – ‘Follow The Babies’. It talked about how the world population has changed and continues to change. A few decades ago, it was necessary to have multiple children as there was a …

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Why Focus So Much On Big Stuff When Life Is Series Of Small Stuff?

There are times in life when it just hums along smoothly, with no significant humps. You wake up, go through your day and go back to bed. And then there are times when it feels like a storm is shaking your life ship. We have all experienced those, right? I have had a couple of …

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Meanderings In The World Of Tomorrow

I just finished reading the book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. And in case you are wondering, the title is not a CTRL C error but the book’s actual title. Without giving away too much, the book is about a bunch of kids and their lives described via video games. They are …

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Drama, Drama, Drama – Why Do We Love It So Much?

‘Keep The Drama On The Page.’, says Julia Cameron in her book – The Right to Write. For those of you now familiar with Julia Cameron’s work – she is the author of the book ‘The Artist Way’, which has helped billions of people, including me unblock their creativity. When I moved to Columbus, I did …

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Random Acts Of Kindness – are they really random?

While returning from Vipassana Course, I got stranded at Dallas airport. The usual reasons – were holiday time, the pilot was on a delayed flight, and the flight had maintenance issues, so they put us up in a hotel. Around midnight, they realized that the flight could not take off. Now, I am a veteran …

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Old Age Does Not Have To Cause Suffering

As I mentioned in my last blog, I completed a ten-day Vipassana course. This was a special ten-day course. And that means this was only for old students who have done the course before. And not just old students but students who had sat 20 days, 30 days, 40 days – and some veterans in the …

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What Is The Difference Between Choice And A Calling?

I just came back from a 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat. I met up with a couple of good friends after almost decades on the way to the retreat. And they asked me why I attend these retreats – as they are more austere than spa retreats. They are silent retreats with no electronics, notebooks accompanied …

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Yours vs. Mine – Is The Reason For The Great Divide

I had a colleague at work tell me – ‘I watched your language’s movie.’ I was taken aback by the ‘Your language’ comment because I had to think about what he meant by that. A bit of context: India is a small country with great variety. Every state has its language, culture, food, dress, festivals, gods …

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Can anything happen in this world without Internet?

‘Your generation cannot boil an egg without going online.’ – is a line said by a grandad to his grandson in one of the Slow Horses books I am reading right now. It is a great book series and also streaming on apple. I read the book, but this sentence stayed with me for some …

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Life Is Unpredictable – then why don’t we plan for it?

I talked about Andor – Star Wars Spin-off on Disney with my peers. And being a budding author, I was mesmerized by the storytelling. I told them that Disney knows how to tell a story. Response back was – yeah, when it works, it works. And my instant reply was – that’s creativity for you. …

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