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 …

The unbearable joy of being a parent

Watched Tare Zameen Par with my kids yesterday. While we had the CD at home for quite a while, we avoided watching this movie with kids thinking it would make them very sad. Even yesterday, we skipped the parts where Ishaan becomes suicidal. They thoroughly enjoyed the rest. More than we expected. My son Surya …

Ashtanga yoga and organization change 

Like most of you, I have over the years attempted multiple courses in Yoga and meditation - and never internalized or sustained them. Over the last 1 year I have immersed myself into the world of Ashtanga Yoga, surprising myself with the progress and sustainability. I think there are some interesting lessons in the school …

Head winds / tail winds asymmetry

Do this exercise before you read rest of the post. Round 1: List in 3 minutes all the head winds and tail winds in ur life. Round 2: Them double the number of tail winds in 2 minutes. Round 3: Double them in 2 minutes more. Count the # of  head winds and tail winds …

Ten traps for entrepreneurs …

Here are some traps I saw other entrepreneurs fall into (Of course, some of these I fell into myself multiple times !). Watch out when you hear these lines. # 10. "Let's add Social Networking features and use AJAX. It's the hottest trend around. Will help with valuations" # 9. "He has 30 years experience …