Today, Life surprised me in a strange way. I was teaching a class of MBA students and was debriefing an exercise on negotiation that they had done yesterday in which they had played roles of buyers and sellers. At one point I wanted to emphasize how negotiations are not just about buying and selling butContinue reading “Even a Word like ‘Divorce’ can Eventually Lose its Sting”
Have you been waiting For someone to grant You permission to create Whatever you want Perhaps you are waiting For that approval glance Before you can allow Yourself to dance Perhaps you are waiting For someone to say Please go ahead And be yourself today What if instead This very permission Is a default givenContinue reading “Permission”
Our staff canteen at breakfast has two TV screens on two different walls. Today morning one screen was showing a heart wrenching footage of refugees lining up to be granted permit, while another was simultaneously flashing a cheerful basketball match. My brain went into a spin! The dissonance was very taxing for me. Somewhere betweenContinue reading “Perhaps a Way out of Dissonance is to find Resonance with the Earth”
What if my past and my story The thing I call my history Is not interesting to anybody And not useful even to me What if the thing I call memory Is really quite like garbage Bits of old information Not relevant at this stage What if my own biography Is just a mess ofContinue reading “Footprints”
I’m launching an online bootcamp for students on the topic of ‘Enjoying Exams’. This bootcamp is open to students over the age of 12. There is no upper limit to the age of a student to whom this will be beneficial. For enrolling in this bootcamp it does not matter what your subject of studyContinue reading “Enjoying Exams – A 12 Week Online Bootcamp”
I have always had a special relationship with exams – be it in school when I was a super diligent student or be it during my IIT days when I wrote poetry in class instead of listening to the lectures on electrical engineering. Yet irrespective of my preparation levels and my interest in the subjectContinue reading “Is it Time to Overhaul Your Approach to Exams ?”
Whether it is about making money, creating art, contributing to others, or self discovery and development, most of us realize at some point that there are many different paths to choose from. Fortunately there is a growing awareness about this and at some point we begin to acknowledge (at least to ourselves) that one man’sContinue reading “You get to Choose Your Pace – Not just your Path!”
“What was your JEE Rank, was it double digit ?”, – Seriously this is how my day started today! I had just sat down to breakfast with my tray of crispy hot masala dosa, when an ex-colleague and friend popped this question to my face – almost like a substitute for good morning. He wentContinue reading “Overcoming The Math and Science Bias in Student Career Choices”
So I was on a morning walk today and this little clump of baby trees caught my eye (mainly since they were catching the sunlight so beautifully). As I stood there admiring them I looked around me at the plethora of baby trees that were sprouting all around. I wondered how many of them wouldContinue reading “Life Beyond Competition”
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