1 simple trick to achieve beyond your imagination

How'd you like to learn about a simple mindset shift that will earn more money than you ever thought possible? There are few things truer: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.Zig Ziglar Giving without any expectations of return is counterintuitive. However, returns inevitably come, without… Continue reading 1 simple trick to achieve beyond your imagination

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Everything Corrupts, eventually

"Sikhism is the best religion," my wife commented. I wouldn't argue with her (who would?). Sikhism is clearly one of the best religions. Gurudwaras, place of worship for Sikhs, are very well maintained. Followers give donations generously and regularly. You would never see a Sikh begging in the street. Most of all, Sikhs are proud to be Sikhs,… Continue reading Everything Corrupts, eventually

Everything is connected – Why I write about topics unrelated to learning and education

I have been counseled many times to focus on learning and education and not write about anything else. The argument is that it confuses readers and doesn't give you a targeted audience. I agree. In any MBA program or a marketing course/post/seminar, one of the very first things they teach is the importance of identifying your audience. Once… Continue reading Everything is connected – Why I write about topics unrelated to learning and education

What happens after my death?

This is a very personal message I sent to my loved ones. I am, now, sharing it with the world. I just came back from final rites (Kirya) of my father. It’s been 13 days since he died. Many asked what his final words were. There weren’t any. He didn’t get the chance. We will… Continue reading What happens after my death?

Prayers that rocked my world

Where mind is without fear by Rabindranath Tagore Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where the knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls Where words come from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the… Continue reading Prayers that rocked my world

My favourite quotes

I don't know who anonymous was but he surely knew a lot.Anonymous Since I have been collecting these from the time when I didn't know computers / internet, not all of the quotations have a source. As a slave to my narcissistic tendencies, I have included some of my own thoughts as well. Feel free to comment… Continue reading My favourite quotes

Unbiased writing – How to write for an intelligent audience

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.Bertrand Russell Expressing ideas and opinions with conviction: This is something I have battled with for a long time and still do. In college, when evaluated for group discussions, I would be told… Continue reading Unbiased writing – How to write for an intelligent audience

Is your perspective really your own?

Most of our independent thoughts aren't independent. They are shaped by our culture, religion, and people around us. We just take it for granted that this is the way things are. We don't question why and if they are true. But it’s not your fault. All animals are set that way by default - to believe… Continue reading Is your perspective really your own?

Philosophy digest

To make money we lose our health, and then to restore our health we lose our money. We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived. My wall You become what you think. Think positive, think happy. You become what you eat. Eat healthily, eat for… Continue reading Philosophy digest

Hats off…..British Airways

This scene took place on a British Airways flight between Johannesburg, South Africa & London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Very disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. "You obviously do not see it then?" she asked. "You placed me next to a black man. I did not agree to sit… Continue reading Hats off…..British Airways

Pyramids – A Hallmark of Art and Engineering

I always thought Pyramids were stupid. Why? These were built by superstitious Egyptians and were wasteful ventures. However, I have come to appreciate them in the last couple of months. Here are some of the cool things which would make your head spin Temperature Control: Pyramid of Giza is designed such that it maintains a… Continue reading Pyramids – A Hallmark of Art and Engineering

Informorphology

To me, informorphology is the science of how information is morphed when passing through fallible humans. Here's a short story to go with it. My Grandma in law was explaining to another old man how I hurt my feet. Grandma: "He is my grandson in law. He injured his foot while jumping from an airplane with… Continue reading Informorphology

Management lessons (source unknown)

Lesson Number One  A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped… Continue reading Management lessons (source unknown)

Excerpts from Osho’s “From personality to individuality”

I am absolutely certain that Buddha never looked like his statues because those statues were made five hundred years after him – after Buddha had already been dead for five hundred years. After those five hundred years, Alexander the Great visited India. The image of Buddha is closer to the face of Alexander the Great… Continue reading Excerpts from Osho’s “From personality to individuality”

World is full of good people

This is one of the great stories in Robert Fulgham's exceptionally wise and thought-generating book, All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten Here's a phrase we hear a lot: "You can't trust anybody anymore." Doctors and politicians and merchants and salesman, they're all out to rip you off, right? It isn’t necessarily so. Man named… Continue reading World is full of good people

Excerpts from Awaken the Giant within

Following are some of the best parts in Awaken the giant within by Tony Robbins, a book I am heavily influenced by. It's not conditions which determine your destiny, but your decisions. Mr Honda in 1938 had an idea to make a piston ring while he was still in school. He laboured for two years day and… Continue reading Excerpts from Awaken the Giant within

Lord Macaulay’s address to the British Parliament, Feb 2, 1835

I believe he exaggerated. It's just odd to not have thieves and crooks in any society. It certainly conveys his big picture sentiments. "I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this… Continue reading Lord Macaulay’s address to the British Parliament, Feb 2, 1835

Being Selfish

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best:  "Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." People live for others. Their thoughts influenced by fear, and actions governed by apprehensions. "Would my actions be considered appropriate by my parents, friends, neighbours?"… Continue reading Being Selfish