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When There Is Devotion Everything Becomes Special

My mother, for me, is the world’s best cook. Even the most ordinary vegetables in her hands transform into a fantastic dish, incredibly tasty and satisfying. I don’t remember even a single day where any of her preparations were not Read more…


Don’t Get Angry

There is a quote attributed to Nelson Mandela, saying, “Don’t let anger become your poison.” When I was younger, I used to have occasional bouts of anger. Anger at my wife for something she did or did not do, anger Read more…


Dealing With Unpleasant Feelings

One of the root causes of low self-confidence is our struggle to deal with some of the unpleasant feelings we encounter in our day to day interactions. Our sense of feeling emotionally capable and robust is tied to our capacity Read more…


Take Feedback But Ignore Opinions

People always have opinions about others. That is human nature. “He is aggressive.” “He is smart,” “He is self-centered.” “He is not confident.” “I love the way he works.” “He is a difficult person.” For everyone, whatever one may do, Read more…


Five Keys To Happiness

Last week I came across an interview that Jeff Weiner, the founder of Linkedin, gave to New York Times in which he mentions five keys of happiness that one of his mentors Ray Chambers shared with him.  The 5 points Read more…


Managing Mindset

I keep having some interesting old YouTube videos popping up on my social media feeds. Yesterday, I came across an interview that Virat Kohli, the inspirational Indian Cricket Captain, gave a few years back to one of the sports channels. Read more…


Reaction And Response

When I was young, in India, we used to have street dogs roaming around the colony where I used to live. A few kids in the neighborhood would instigate the street dogs for sadistic pleasure by feigning to throw stones Read more…


The Parent And The Child

There is a toddler who has just turned two years old and has recently started asserting itself. The baby is very excited about anything and everything it sees. When it sees its elder sibling of five years eating something, it Read more…


The Boy With One Arm

There was once a young boy born with only one arm who wanted to learn Judo. So, he went to an old Japanese Judo master and asked him to take him as his student. The Judo master taught the young Read more…


Wrong Happens Fast,Setting It Right Takes Time

I was rushing for an appointment with a prospective client. I did not want to be late. I stepped on the gas, pushing about 130 Kmps speed. I had been to this client location a few times, so I was Read more…