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Month: August 2021

The Parable Of The Good Samaritan

The term “Good Samaritan” finds its root in the New Testament, in the Parable Of The Good Samaritan.  The Parable describes the fate of a Jewish traveler who is stripped of his clothing, beaten up, and left half dead alongside a Read more…


Why Do We Care So Much What Other People Think?

Care

Why do we care so much about what other people think? 5000 Years Back…… Imagine for a moment that you are back in time, roaming the savannas of central Europe. You are a part of a close-knit tribe, hunting together Read more…


Every Choice Has A Consequence

Choice and consequence

We all know about Newton’s Third Law of Motion- Every action will have an equal and opposite reaction. However, I believe a couple of interesting variations of this law apply to our lives too. If you take some action, there Read more…


Handling Failure

Failure

I failed my maths exam when in sixth grade. After that, my parents realized I needed help on the basics. So they sent me for maths tuitions, and I became better at maths. I failed at achieving the minimum cut-off Read more…


Seek Out Diversity

Diversity

It is a normal human tendency to belong. So when we go to any new place, a new setting, we seek whatever is familiar- familiar faces, familiar locations, familiar food- because this is what makes us feel comfortable. So we Read more…


Heaven Of Freedom

On the occasion of India’s 75th year of Independence, I could not think of a better message than this masterpiece from Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s “Geetanjali”- offering of songs- composed and published 120 years ago. This poem expresses Rabindranath Tagore’s longing Read more…


Show Intensity

Intensity

How much you learn from any situation is a function of your commitment and intensity. When you do something with your total commitment, you are fully engaged. You are paying attention to everything happening around you. You absorb the cues. Read more…


Embrace Vulnerability

Vulnerability

What comes to your mind when you think of the word “vulnerability”?  Fear, being hurt or betrayed, or sign of weakness ? For a long time, I used to think that showing vulnerability is a sign of weakness. Therefore, if Read more…


Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

“Were all the geniuses of history to focus on this single theme, they could never fully express their bafflement at the darkness of the human mind…No person hands out their money to passer-by, but to how many do each of Read more…


Don’t Count The Flaws In Others

Flaws

Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich said something very wise. “It was as great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.” Read more…