Category Archives: personal change

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

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

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

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

My Experiments with English Tutoring Models

An experiment is a set of steps or a procedure conducted to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. Hypothesis: Indians aspire to speak and learn good English. Both Indian society and Indian

My Experiments with English Tutoring Models

An experiment is a set of steps or a procedure conducted to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. Hypothesis: Indians aspire to speak and learn good English. Both Indian society and Indian

When ‘Return (of) Investment’ matters more than ‘Return (on) Investment’

“The woods are lovely dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And money to return before I sleep, And money to return before I sleep.” The only person you will find humming these words is someone who has

When ‘Return (of) Investment’ matters more than ‘Return (on) Investment’

“The woods are lovely dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And money to return before I sleep, And money to return before I sleep.” The only person you will find humming these words is someone who has

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

Banking gone horribly wrong. A case in point: Kotak Bank.

My recent experience with Kotak Bank has shaken my faith in the “Relationship Manager” interface to banking that is practiced by private banks in India. It has also shaken my faith in the jury that voted Kotak the “best private

Banking gone horribly wrong. A case in point: Kotak Bank.

My recent experience with Kotak Bank has shaken my faith in the “Relationship Manager” interface to banking that is practiced by private banks in India. It has also shaken my faith in the jury that voted Kotak the “best private

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

In a philosophical mood today…

There are phases in life when your heart leads you and when your heart misleads you. The problem is telling the difference before the phase is over. Allowing someone to get away with temper as an excuse makes you look

In a philosophical mood today…

There are phases in life when your heart leads you and when your heart misleads you. The problem is telling the difference before the phase is over. Allowing someone to get away with temper as an excuse makes you look

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

Waiting for Justice

A few weekends ago I explored starting a social initiative to bring together people who are waiting for justice in India. My inspiration is my mother who has been waiting since 1984. In spite of 3 judgments in her favor, the case is lingering

Waiting for Justice

A few weekends ago I explored starting a social initiative to bring together people who are waiting for justice in India. My inspiration is my mother who has been waiting since 1984. In spite of 3 judgments in her favor, the case is lingering

Sharing a thought: Perception has value

“When you take up a challenge or a new venture, the perception people have of you as a person changes forever and that shift in perception is often worth more than your success or failure.”

Sharing a thought: Perception has value

“When you take up a challenge or a new venture, the perception people have of you as a person changes forever and that shift in perception is often worth more than your success or failure.”