Category Archives: happ’y’ness

The Goddess of Wealth is having it easy!

I’ve recently made a new friend who has spent over 20 years in various banking and financial companies. Having worked so closely with money and its related services, have led him to develop an almost spiritual and healthy relationship with

The Goddess of Wealth is having it easy!

I’ve recently made a new friend who has spent over 20 years in various banking and financial companies. Having worked so closely with money and its related services, have led him to develop an almost spiritual and healthy relationship with

Saying no to Maida (all-purpose flour) – Living in India made it easier

This story was originally published on my Medium.com blog. Two months ago, I decided to make one healthy habit and stick to it. After some deliberation, I realized it would be easier to break an existing unhealthy habit. I came

Saying no to Maida (all-purpose flour) – Living in India made it easier

This story was originally published on my Medium.com blog. Two months ago, I decided to make one healthy habit and stick to it. After some deliberation, I realized it would be easier to break an existing unhealthy habit. I came

Even the Kalahari Bushman wants to come back to his desert

And people ask “Why come back to India?”!? This story was originally published on my Medium.com blog. One of the most shared and discussed topics of my generation is “Reasons for moving back to India from the US” or variations

Even the Kalahari Bushman wants to come back to his desert

And people ask “Why come back to India?”!? This story was originally published on my Medium.com blog. One of the most shared and discussed topics of my generation is “Reasons for moving back to India from the US” or variations

behavior, wisdom, spiritual introspection

Two Questions for the visible and invisible you

One of my life goals is to live with awareness, and to use that awareness to improve some aspect of myself every day. The improvement must be at a fundamental (mind/body/thought) level. I am not referring to goals such as “be

behavior, wisdom, spiritual introspection

Two Questions for the visible and invisible you

One of my life goals is to live with awareness, and to use that awareness to improve some aspect of myself every day. The improvement must be at a fundamental (mind/body/thought) level. I am not referring to goals such as “be

wisdom, self help, balance at work, productivity habits, behavior change

The 3 B’s that define my work

I recently took a sabbatical from ‘structured’ work to allow me to spend unregulated amount of time with my son. This was important to me and to him. Now that he’s started preschool and settled into another routine, I’ve returned

wisdom, self help, balance at work, productivity habits, behavior change

The 3 B’s that define my work

I recently took a sabbatical from ‘structured’ work to allow me to spend unregulated amount of time with my son. This was important to me and to him. Now that he’s started preschool and settled into another routine, I’ve returned

arun shorie, behavior change, mother heart

Approaching people with a thank-you

I happened to see Arun Shourie at the airport while waiting for my flight announcement. Soft spoken, gentle and a very simple person. I decided to talk to him because I’ve always wanted to thank him for writing the book – Does He

arun shorie, behavior change, mother heart

Approaching people with a thank-you

I happened to see Arun Shourie at the airport while waiting for my flight announcement. Soft spoken, gentle and a very simple person. I decided to talk to him because I’ve always wanted to thank him for writing the book – Does He

healthy eating behaviors, eating habits, behavior change

A few tips on ‘My Washing Machine Diet’

This is a follow up to an article that I published on Medium.com which talks about how I’ve attempted to change my eating habits (focusing more on ‘how to eat’ rather than ‘what to eat’). I’m sharing some useful tips

healthy eating behaviors, eating habits, behavior change

A few tips on ‘My Washing Machine Diet’

This is a follow up to an article that I published on Medium.com which talks about how I’ve attempted to change my eating habits (focusing more on ‘how to eat’ rather than ‘what to eat’). I’m sharing some useful tips

angel investing, investor behavior, startup,

Make your Angel List a subset of your Bucket List

All this intellectual talk about angel investing is getting me worried about where we’re headed. For instance questions such as, does angel investing give better returns than other instruments? How do you beat the average ROI? What’s the best way

angel investing, investor behavior, startup,

Make your Angel List a subset of your Bucket List

All this intellectual talk about angel investing is getting me worried about where we’re headed. For instance questions such as, does angel investing give better returns than other instruments? How do you beat the average ROI? What’s the best way

You can’t miss the energy!

GSF has been rapidly gaining momentum since we got tech-crunched! Here’s a link to a short post I wrote on the official GSF India website to describe a day spent at GSF in Bangalore . http://gsfindia.com/blog/you-cant-miss-the-energy/

You can’t miss the energy!

GSF has been rapidly gaining momentum since we got tech-crunched! Here’s a link to a short post I wrote on the official GSF India website to describe a day spent at GSF in Bangalore . http://gsfindia.com/blog/you-cant-miss-the-energy/

The secret of marketing ‘happiness’

Of late there’s a lot of “happiness” around us. Whether in India or any other country, from Domino’s Pizza (Khushiyon ki Home Delivery) to Max New York Life Insurance (Khushiyon Ki Planning), or Coke with its global ‘Open Happiness’ campaign. Almost in

The secret of marketing ‘happiness’

Of late there’s a lot of “happiness” around us. Whether in India or any other country, from Domino’s Pizza (Khushiyon ki Home Delivery) to Max New York Life Insurance (Khushiyon Ki Planning), or Coke with its global ‘Open Happiness’ campaign. Almost in

motherhood, parenting, wisdom

Buddha’s Mommy

I had only read about it during my study of Buddhism. Now I have experienced it. A rare kind of Happiness. Deep. Persistent. Abundant. And to now think that the seed to create it was within me all this time!

motherhood, parenting, wisdom

Buddha’s Mommy

I had only read about it during my study of Buddhism. Now I have experienced it. A rare kind of Happiness. Deep. Persistent. Abundant. And to now think that the seed to create it was within me all this time!

The ‘Unremarkable’ Trap!

“Conclusion: This Abdominal ultrasound is unremarkable”.   At first, it seemed strange, and almost made me sad, to read the word “unremarkable” to describe something so important. Doctors always use strange words to precisely convey their readings. I learnt later

The ‘Unremarkable’ Trap!

“Conclusion: This Abdominal ultrasound is unremarkable”.   At first, it seemed strange, and almost made me sad, to read the word “unremarkable” to describe something so important. Doctors always use strange words to precisely convey their readings. I learnt later

A Happy Marriage

If you share an emotion, it will be perceived. If you share a dream, it will be conceived. If you share friends, they will be welcomed. If you share family, both will be pampered. If you share joy, it will

A Happy Marriage

If you share an emotion, it will be perceived. If you share a dream, it will be conceived. If you share friends, they will be welcomed. If you share family, both will be pampered. If you share joy, it will

The Questions we often ask ourselves in India

Life is India is just remarkable! Every day we witness an unthinkable and diverse set of experiences that if we decided to pause our routine and think about them, we would never move beyond the first experience in the morning. That’s

The Questions we often ask ourselves in India

Life is India is just remarkable! Every day we witness an unthinkable and diverse set of experiences that if we decided to pause our routine and think about them, we would never move beyond the first experience in the morning. That’s

It’s harder to be kind than to be clever.

Through a simple childhood story, Jeff Bezos illustrates a very powerful lesson. “It’s harder to be kind than to be clever. It’s the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift. Kindness is a choice.” Intelligence is often a

It’s harder to be kind than to be clever.

Through a simple childhood story, Jeff Bezos illustrates a very powerful lesson. “It’s harder to be kind than to be clever. It’s the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift. Kindness is a choice.” Intelligence is often a

A Lone Prayer

“With every passing moment,  help me get closer to the Source! The Source of it All.  Get me closer to Life, closer to Nature, closer to the Universe, or closer to the phenomenon that many people like to call God.” If I

A Lone Prayer

“With every passing moment,  help me get closer to the Source! The Source of it All.  Get me closer to Life, closer to Nature, closer to the Universe, or closer to the phenomenon that many people like to call God.” If I

A thought about friendship!

“What is it about friendship that makes being among friends so much richer than being among the most accomplished and interesting strangers?” — Sandy Sheehy

A thought about friendship!

“What is it about friendship that makes being among friends so much richer than being among the most accomplished and interesting strangers?” — Sandy Sheehy

A brain vs. A pair of hands.

Dr. House (M.D.) absolutely detests sitting in a clinic and prescribing medicines for patients with obvious problems that require no diagnosis i.e. no thinking. After all, he is the Head of Diagnostic Medicine for a reason; he prefers cases where

A brain vs. A pair of hands.

Dr. House (M.D.) absolutely detests sitting in a clinic and prescribing medicines for patients with obvious problems that require no diagnosis i.e. no thinking. After all, he is the Head of Diagnostic Medicine for a reason; he prefers cases where

Simple idea – watch yourself when no one is watching!

A simple idea to guide each day, ‎”Observe what you work on when no one is watching you. It will ultimately define what you can achieve.”

Simple idea – watch yourself when no one is watching!

A simple idea to guide each day, ‎”Observe what you work on when no one is watching you. It will ultimately define what you can achieve.”

Predicting Longevity in Relationships

I happen to be surrounded by many individuals who are looking for that perfect someone to complete them. They often wonder if they are applying the right filters in their selection process. What should they be looking for in that

Predicting Longevity in Relationships

I happen to be surrounded by many individuals who are looking for that perfect someone to complete them. They often wonder if they are applying the right filters in their selection process. What should they be looking for in that