#life

What Are You Ready To Share With Life?

It’s been a while since I blogged. Life got busy – after an eating binge in Toronto, we jetted off to Tuscon, Arizona for a delightful retreat with Alumni from a course I had taken at London Business School – Creativity and Personal Mastery. The retreat was like food for the soul. How can it …

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What Matters Most?

blank-pages

When you read a book, do you wonder about the blank spaces around the words? Do you wonder about the blank pages on which the letters appear? When you enter a room, do you think about the space in the room? When you use the furniture, do you think about the space in which it …

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Sweet And Sour

When I lived in London, I was introduced to a multitude of dishes and most of them I was open to trying and loved for the most part. The one sort of meal that I could not digest was the one that had both sweet and spicy flavors. I could not understand why you would …

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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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Do We Realize?

Life as we know is very fleeting, but we live as we are immortals. Do we ever wake up in the morning feeling so grateful because we are alive, our dear ones are alive? No, we take it for granted that we will wake up in the morning every time we go to bed. I …

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I Wonder

As we were driving down the roads in India, my husband commented that he sometimes wonders what all these people on the road are doing or not doing?  There are a lot of people in India who sit and wait or wonder or do something so complex that it is beyond a simple mind like …

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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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Birthplace and Death

All of my paternal grandmothers have breathed their last in our ancestral village – the village where they were married into not the village where they were born. This topic was the talk of the town for quite a while. Even now somebody will say – it is very curious that all the daughter in …

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