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Month: August 2020

Deal With The Enemy Within

This morning, as I was catching up with the news around the world, I was drawn to a news item. It was about the wife of a movie star revealing his favorite spot in the house during the lockdown. It Read more…


Take The Hard Road

I have been lucky to have some brilliant bosses from the time when I started in my first job. My first boss told me this story when I started my first job in Computer Sales, fresh out of college. Two Read more…


You Are An Evolving Consciousness

Our consciousness is what differentiates us from animals. Consciousness is the uniquely human ability to understand that we are alive. It is what gives us the power to act independently of our instincts. For an animal, if it is hungry, Read more…


Don’t Take Pressure

I perform well under pressure, Or I don’t perform well under pressure- Which statement applies to you?  Struggling to perform well under pressure is a common problem, a lot of people encounter. When all our efforts come down to one Read more…


MSD-End Of A Great Innings

MS Dhoni(MSD) announced his retirement from International Cricket last evening. For all Indians who love and live Cricket, Dhoni is a GOAT.  What makes MSD such an inspiration and evokes so much worship and adoration amongst his followers ( I Read more…


Criticize Less, Appreciate More

” You don’t have the stomach to fight for what you want.” “How could you let this mistake pass in the document. You are not paying attention to details.” “You are not working hard enough. You need to put in Read more…


Tests, Matchdays, And Concerts

Students study hard every day to be ready for the surprise and scheduled TESTS, whenever they happen. Sportspersons practice hard so that when the MATCHDAY comes, they are ready to deal with what the competition will throw at them. Musicians Read more…


Develop A Habit Of Reading

Everyone needs some inspiration to improve and grow. Books are a great source of knowledge and inspiration to develop in all aspects of our life. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. If you wish to Read more…


Your Future Is In Your Present

We never experience our future in the future. We experience the future as the “NOW” when it happens. Our life is always experienced in the present moment. In fact, I would say our future is a series of Time-lapse “Now’s” Read more…


Don’t Be Defensive

“Pramod, drive carefully,” my wife said to me. “What do you mean drive carefully? I am driving carefully”, I retorted indignantly. I was defensive because I was indeed a little rash in my driving. Defensiveness- This is a bane for Read more…