Inner Talk

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This happened a few months back. I am in a train, around 6.30 in the morning, traveling from Palakkad to Chennai. An elderly gentleman is giving vent to his feelings about the deplorable state of governance. He is talking to me, so I join in feebly in support of his […]

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It has been a very, very long time. My previous post – In the Caress of Love after Love – was more than 9 months ago. Let the poem in that post serve as my prop to resume from where I had left several months ago. The time will come when, with […]

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A few days back while riding home on my bullet, with a weight on my mind heavier than the mighty beast I was astride, a breezy thought whizzed by. The message was, reconciliation with myself is at the heart of attracting all good things. I am pretty focused on business […]

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I nearly lost all of my blog posts a few days back. Last year I had transferred this blog hosted  by my friend in the US to Chennai shores. Someone here forgot to follow through midway, after initiating the process. My friend saved the day for me by retrieving from […]

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For many years in the past, particularly during and after a very successful stint in my career, I felt content being seated on a high seat preferring to relate only with people of my choosing, when they came my way. I rarely ventured to go out of my way to […]

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I am beginning to feel the absence of a cook during the past few days. She has gone on leave for a few weeks. When the cook was present, I did not value her presence a great deal. So, one day last week when she went away after her work […]

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I grew up in awe of the great people I read about in school books. The way my teachers told their stories convinced me that greatness was way, way up there and I am down here, almost in the pits. The question of bridging the gap never crossed my mind […]

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An idea – even a brilliant one – remains an idea till it gains acceptability. When an idea does not get emotional buy-in from the stake holders, the chances are, they die in the embryo. The issue is not with the idea, it is with the inability to persuade. It is my responsibility, as the owner of ideas to communicate the benefits so that the world has better solutions.

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What I focus on, expands and grows. The many distractions invading various aspects of my life have defined a good part of my life. In some ways, I have let myself become my distractions, confined to living as a shadow of my potential self. The distractions have kept me from reaching the other side of my dreams.

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Jaya, our cook, is very good at her job and she is very honest. She called up on a Sunday morning last month to announce that she would not be coming to work the next day as she had an upset stomach. I was certain the ache was a cooked […]

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