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Read…so you never feel alone!!

April, 2022 Dear Friends “Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary, reflection and enjoyment.” Said Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India. While this is true, the reflection can also spur some meaningful action and stir a few emotions. I am tempted to travel back in time machine when my 2nd born was

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Simple solutions!!

March, 2022 Dear Friends “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” said Leonardo Da Vinci. Several examples of this abound around us. Recently I heard a speaker use the example of zinc production in ancient India to elucidate the above axiom. It was an eye-opener for many of us that to overcome the problem of smelting zinc

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Unintended Influencers!!

February, 2022 Dear Friends February, 2022 saw the loss of two big ‘Influencers’ from the music world – Lata Mangeshkar, the colossus with a nectar-like voice, who defined and shall continue to define what melodious singing is and Bappi Lahiri, the over-the-top music director who created new trends through his foot-tapping music. Both were ‘mega

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Let noble thoughts come to us from every side

Let noble thoughts come to us from every side!!

January,2022 Dear Friends “आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः” || “āno bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah” Drawn from the Rig Veda, this has universal truth and appeal. It urges us to test the validity of knowledge that is drawn from various sources. Today, there is a deluge of information and we are left grappling for truth

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We are not tickets

We are not tickets!!!

December, 2021 Dear Friends In this fast moving world, processes have become paramount to achieve scale and so-called success. Many a times sacrificing at the altar of process, the very people that are supposed to be serviced. I am not against systems and process. No I cannot be, coming from a governance profession. But when

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Homage to a woman warrior

November, 2021 Dear Friends It is not March. It is still November and not known for ‘women related month’. So I thought, until I read that 11th November has a significance and so does 19th November. The latter first. On November 19th, UNDP marks Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a day spearheaded by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

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Be up and doing!!

October, 2021 Dear Friends!   The month of October saw the Navratri festivities – of victory of good over evil, of fasting and introspection, of the power of Shakthi and the celebration of life in general in the dolls displayed, in the rangoli drawn, in the dandiya played, in the exquisite flower decoration of the

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Fear of speaking in public!!

September, 2021 Dear Friends Glossophobia is the number one fear after death. What is this exotic sounding phobia ? It is nothing but the fear of public speaking stemming from the fear of being rejected or embarrassed. Though the reference is to public speaking indicating a large gathering, it could also be a small group

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