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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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How To Evolve-Human Beings 2.0

My parents and I were reminiscing on the old days. We had just moved to Delhi when I was about four years old. And none of us except my dad knew the language Hindi. And my mom mentioned that she had done a correspondence course to learn Hindi. I expressed my shock that I had …

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Common Sense Is Not So Common – Is It?

I am fascinated by my royal, regal, adorable, handsome five-year-old Shiba Inu pup – Aki. The long list of adjectives with the name of his royal highness only goes to prove how much we love him. There is no doubt that he is of a royal lineage but to realize that he is a spiritual …

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My First True Love

Continuing from my last blog – a student in the university describes how his lab partner and others got into the university. In India, if you have to get into one of the prestigious engineering schools, you have to ‘crack’ an exam called JEE – Joint Entrance Examination. And there is no child with decent education who …

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Those Were The Days

I just watched the Netflix Series – ‘Alma Mater – Inside the IIT dream’. It was a trip down memory lane – nostalgic, and I did not want it to end in some ways. So much packed in those days, just like peeling the layers of the onion. I did my engineering and then did …

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