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Feel Good About Yourself

I remember this episode vividly. The year was 1993, I was fresh out of college into my first job, and I think it was early July. I was watching the Wimbledon Finals between Steffi Graf and Jana Novotna. Steffi Graf Read more…


Reduce Digital Distractions

My son is working on a class project on the impact of gadgets like Smartphones and Tablets and other new-age digital tools on human wellbeing. He wanted to get my thoughts on be benefits and pitfalls with all the latest Read more…


Tuning Your Subconscious

An image speaks better than a thousand words. Our conscious mind is the source of all our desires, wishes, aspirations. To be mindful and aware at every moment requires focus, attention, will power. The conscious mind is deliberate and slow. Read more…


Present Moment Awareness

I have parked my car to go into a building to meet someone. I complete my Meeting, I come out, and I am utterly blank about where I parked my car. I have no memory or awareness of where I Read more…


Are You Self-Conscious?

It was End January. I Was in New Delhi attending a family wedding. The evening celebrations were in full swing with a lot of singing and dancing. I was all ready and in the mood to get onto the dance Read more…


Be At Peace

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are  a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand Read more…


Talking Is Easy, Communicating Takes Effort

When I was a kid, people in my family told me that I was glib. I could speak about anything. I used to think that was a compliment. I  could say whatever I  had in mind without sweating over the Read more…


Failure Is A Great Teacher

We approach any activity with one of two mindsets. One- Where we are driven by the “Spirit of success”. The other- Where we are driven by the “Fear of failure”. For the longest time my mindset was stuck in the Read more…


Setting My Priorities For The New Year

On the eve of every New Year, there is always this urge to set the personal priorities for the new year. The process is adhoc, depending upon what ever is top of the mind as the year ends. At the Read more…