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Is There a Story Behind It?

I recently published my first book and lots of people have been getting back to me appreciating the cover of the book. One morning however I got a question as well, when a friend ended her email with, “Btw, that’s a lovely cover picture. Is there a story behind it?”. What a powerful question it… Continue reading Is There a Story Behind It?

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Influence of Cognitive Biases on Individual and Collective Sensemaking Post Demonetization of Indian Currency

Free Image on Pixabay - 605603 Today morning, over breakfast, a colleague of mine was beating down the demonetization idea and his central argument was that it was causing a great deal of discomfort to people. In support of his argument he narrated an incident. He told us that he was having dinner the previous… Continue reading Influence of Cognitive Biases on Individual and Collective Sensemaking Post Demonetization of Indian Currency

Interest Quotient – the new IQ? & Excitement Quotient – the new EQ?

As a Researcher and Faculty in Management, the one question I have found us looping back to again and again is ‘How do we get our employees and ourselves to be more productive’. How can we work more and procrastinate less? How can we create and generate more and do it with excellence? How do… Continue reading Interest Quotient – the new IQ? & Excitement Quotient – the new EQ?

Whispers of Intuition

Now this is going to sound like a fairy tale to some of you. I almost decided to not write about it because I thought nobody would believe me. Indeed I would not have believed it myself (except that because it happened to me, I have no option but to believe it). I was on… Continue reading Whispers of Intuition

When we can Out-grow there is no need to Let-go!

You have probably heard from many places about the benefits of being able to let-go. Letting go of old habits, old pains and grievances, or even relationships. While letting go is great advice, it can sometimes be really difficult to implement. In this video I present an alternate frame we can try to play with,… Continue reading When we can Out-grow there is no need to Let-go!

Playfulness, Peace and Potency – The 3 Ps of the Ocean

I am just back from having spent 2 entire days playing with the waves. Yes, I do mean two entire days. My son and his friend drove the agenda for this holiday and I was initially unsure when they wanted to stay in the sea the whole day. However the other mother with us was… Continue reading Playfulness, Peace and Potency – The 3 Ps of the Ocean

I Don’t Hate My Degrees Anymore

For a Large part of my life I have hated my academic degrees. I know hate is a strong word, but yes, I have hated them. So what are these degrees I am talking about? I have a B Tech in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from IIT Madras - probably India’s best engineering college,… Continue reading I Don’t Hate My Degrees Anymore

Creating a way of Learning, Working, and Living that is in line with our Kinesthetic Intelligence

A few years ago a friend sent me a link to a multiple intelligences test. When I saw my results, there was an explosion of acknowledgement inside me, and my body whispered, ‘what do think I’ve been trying to tell you all these years?’. My score for kinesthetic intelligence had dampened out the scores for… Continue reading Creating a way of Learning, Working, and Living that is in line with our Kinesthetic Intelligence

Dark Side of ‘Mata, Pita, Devo Bhava’

Once upon a time there was a little girl who learnt very early on (it was part of her culture) a phrase called ‘Mata, Pita, Devo Bhava’. Now I (who am turning 40) am no authority on scriptures to understand or interpret the true meaning of this phrase, and neither was this little girl at… Continue reading Dark Side of ‘Mata, Pita, Devo Bhava’

What Are You Hungry For?

I went out for lunch yesterday with a friend and had a most amazing experience. We shared a wrap and a plate of pasta. Both the dishes had been made very well, the restaurant had a nice feel to it, and the waiter who served us was friendly and humorous. When we finished lunch, I… Continue reading What Are You Hungry For?