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Celebrating a personal milestone with you

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celebrating a personal milestone with you

My dream of pursuing a different life outside the corporate world was triggered by several casual conversations. One such stellar conversation lead me to the 1000 day rule. The way a serial entrepreneur articulated the rule went something like this: “If you are able to survive without a salary for a 1000 days and have […]

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The Fake boyfriend app??

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App and technology to be leveraged to enhance us

I read about the “fake boyfriend app” with a half smile and a full heart. To each, her own, as the saying goes! The lady who, with a click of a button has her notional hero come to her rescue, is the lady of the modern day world! The world that we live in provides […]

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Conversations with cab drivers

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The other day, a banter with my cab driver lead me to a mutual friend. There we were stuck in a jam whilst I was thrilled to bits. A random conversation with a stranger in a battered cab leading me to someone who I had lost contact with for almost a decade. I promptly called […]

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Going beyond the obvious

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go beyond obvious insights and think in first principles

I want to talk to you about two ends I have been struggling with over the last few months. At one end, there is the obvious. And at the other end, there is the “beyond obvious”. Repeatedly, the smokescreen of the obvious interferes with our understanding of the real. The obvious is an inviting substitute […]

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Why are you happy?

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Many years ago, my manager, a very wise man, asked me a question: “Why are you happy?”  It seemed like a simple question. I quickly realised that the question packs a punch. Try asking yourself that question and wait for a while for the answers to emerge.  It always had deep answers whenever I was willing to […]

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Patience Play

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It is 15 days since the new year. I am tempted to ask you how your new year resolutions are holding up. But I wont go there. I would rather tempt you with a fascinating piece I read. Fifty Two fantastic (if not eye popping) stories that I am willing to bet you will enjoy. […]

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To the future in 2019

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To the Future 2019

So, a brand new year is upon us. Let’s get on with it. That’s the mood that fills me today.The operative word for me this year is PLAY. I wrote about that earlier today and was quite taken by how many people it resonated with.  At our very core, we all love ‘Play’. It symbolizes […]

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Love is in the Air

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Its that time of the year. That’s the most dependable cliche that one can use during this time of the year and get away with murder! From guilt-free dunking of the 39th helping of the plum cake to indulging my little miss in tall tales of real unicorns! Love is in the air.  All said […]