Inspirational

Stand by Your Values Even if You Stand Alone

“Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You are defined by what you stand for.”  –      Oprah Winfrey It has been over forty years since the incidents I narrate here occurred. But the learning from it remains as significant today as it was then. It was a New Year Eve night.  I was at Kochi.  At […]

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General

Lessons From A Road Accident

“In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the colour Of the crystal through which one sees it”          ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca     It was a Saturday afternoon.  I was home. The calling bell rang and I opened the door. It was the ‘police uncle’, […]

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General

2G Scam – the Truth and the Myth

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working […]

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General

I do not Fear Death. I Fear to Live Dying

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” –Isaac Asimov Death kills just once. But the fear of death kills every moment. When I was young, I saw people, young and old, dying around me.  But the reality of my own death never struck me.  As I grew up, a frightening sense […]

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Anecdotal

My Unforgettable Boss

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Rewind to the nineteen eighties. I had started my career life in Pune in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.  After several years […]

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Inspirational

You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

“To find true happiness in life you have to follow your heart and intuition. You have to be who you are, and design a lifestyle and career that fulfils you no matter what that entails or what people say about it. And it is never too late to do so…” – Melchor Lim    This is […]

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