Entrepreneurship, Life, StartUp

Alertness: State of Mind

There was a Zen Master who was famous for his teachings about “Alertness”. Many students and disciples used to come to him from far away places. One day the Prince of a nearby kingdom decided to reach out to the Master to be his student. Master was sitting below a tall Redwood tree and meditating. Prince came and bowed to…

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Corporate, Life, StartUp

People: Outside-In & Inside-Out.

“Man is a social animal” and therefore we have to deal with people practically all our lives. Be it a large organisation or a small start-up, challenges associated with leadership, HR, and management revolve around understanding people, their attitude, aptitude, ambitions, approach and activities. We all know that human beings are complex. Difficult to de-code, identify or categorise. It’s tough…

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Entrepreneurship, Life, StartUp

My Prayer. My Pitch.

Every day early morning this little girl would come to the church and stand before the Lord, close her eyes and with folded hands, murmur something for a couple of minutes. Then open her eyes, bow down, smile at the Christ’s statue and go out running. This was a daily affair. Every morning she would come religiously and follow the…

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Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Life, StartUp

I am my own critique.

One day I will write separately to tell you how I got connected with performing art, the Stage, music and the entertainment world. Fortunately, I have many friends who are renowned singers, musicians and poets. One such genius is Shri Babulal Gandharva. Babulal ji has invented a new musical instrument called “Bela Bahar”. The thought of making this instrument came…

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Corporate, Life, StartUp

Things that require ZERO TALENT.

There was a famous astrologer in a village. He was very humble and noble. His predictions were always very accurate which brought people from far-away places to him for advice. He was frequented by kings and merchants who would seek his wisdom for their future courses of action. However, there were some negative elements in his village who were jealous…

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Life, StartUp

…..majjha ni life!

On a summer afternoon, Mulla Naseeruddin was in the garden watering the plants. His neighbour saw him and after observing him for a while, he called out to Mulla  –“Oye Mulla Naseeruddin, why are you cheating and fooling those flowers and plants?” Mulla looked up at his neighbour but continued his action ignoring the comment. The neighbour shouted again, “Mullllaaaa…

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