Journey of ‘Black’ and ‘White’

My kids think it's never a good idea for me to attend PTMs. My wife thinks it's payback time. I am beyond thinking it's good or bad. My children feel I am too philosophical and not very useful in resolving 'real' issues like who sits next to them. My wife on the other hand has …

Don’t make any ‘new’ year resolutions

Most people like me find it hard to resist making resolutions going into a new year, either while vacationing at end of the year (--me) or waking up after partying all night on the morning of 1st (--not me). There is a lot of science around why most don't sustain their resolutions. Others have suggested …

What about the rebels and washouts?

Rahul sat through another argument in the weekly catch-up. This time he didn't want to break the fight. He just sat back with a blank look. It was like a movie he had seen many times before, yet was watching it once again at 11:30 PM in the night on TV. Harsh and Ganesh started …

Tapping into natural frequencies

We often wonder what it takes to create an environment of intrinsic motivation. Many of us believe that such an environment creates teams that not only excel, but also need lesser supervision thus conserving your personal energies in managing them as a leader. The later is an intrinsic motivation for many leaders 🙂 Intrinsic motivation …

Chitto Jetha Bhayshunyo … Really??

চিত্ত যেথা ভয়শূন্য, উচ্চ যেথা শির, জ্ঞান যেথা মুক্ত, যেথা গৃহের প্রাচীর আপন প্রাঙ্গণতলে দিবসশর্বরী বসুধারে রাখে নাই খণ্ড ক্ষুদ্র করি, যেথা বাক্য হৃদয়ের উৎসমুখ হতে উচ্ছ্বসিয়া উঠে, যেথা নির্বারিত স্রোতে দেশে দেশে দিশে দিশে কর্মধারা ধায় অজস্র সহস্রবিধ চরিতার্থতায়, যেথা তুচ্ছ আচারের মরুবালুরাশি বিচারের স্রোতঃপথ ফেলে নাই গ্রাসি, পৌরুষেরে করে নি শতধা, নিত্য যেথা …

Curse of eternal hectic shallowness

I spent an hour disabling the infinite hidden notifications across all my phone apps last Sunday. Last week was a very productive week !! Google Maps topped the list in terms of notifications per app ... 25 different types of notifications. Some apps like paytm have no way to disable their updates. (Should there be …

Fix your flow, not the stock

I have been taking some interest in sports recently. This got triggered by the significant capital overlay for new shoes and rackets to support my sons' style over substance pursuit of tennis coaching. I am indulging my children nevertheless, having seen the wisom levels of those who play sports in their childhood being far greater …