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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 just read the latest blog post by James Altucher ‘The Power of Consistency,’ about why he rates Lawrence of Arabia # 2 among the all-time great movies. The main reason for the top rating is because of the way Lawrence, the hero of the movie, conquers the unrelenting, merciless […]

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Mobile Applications are changing the way things used to be done. They bring the market place to the palm of my hand. It is so convenient and I use it often for hiring cabs or for purchasing items through Amazon or Flipcart. The world on my palm is such a […]

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I had heard about John O’Donohue’s book, Anam Cara – A Book of Celtic Wisdom, about three years back and had even gifted it to a very special friend then. It is only very recently that I laid hands on it to be waylaid by its charm and poignancy. Anam Cara […]

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We were expecting an important document through speed post on April 29. When we tracked it on the Indian Post website in the morning, we got the information we were looking for. This is what I found in the Indian Post’s website. Detailed Track Events For ET306052945IN  Date Time Office […]

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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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About two weeks back, we invested a little more than Rs.15,000 into an advertisement in the Down Town supplement of The Hindu. During the days following the advertisement, there was just one response, that too, for a small job. Last Saturday, on the eve of Easter, while enjoying a drink […]

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Three days back a young girl in her very early twenties came to our office for an interview for the post of a customer service executive. She looked very attractive, well groomed and wore a genuine smile. She was very vivacious, her face lighting up when she spoke about her […]

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As I lie awake on bed this morning, yesterday’s unresolved fears drone inside as a disturbing presence. I make the uneasiness my bedfellow for sometime. Then, I am at the computer table, mindful that it is high time I wrote here. Lola wakes up, climbers down her bed and with […]

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Though the problems life throws at me have a made-in-Babu tag, untangling them is far more complicated than the ease with which I create them. Last week, on February 17, one such problems was right on my face. I was in the grip of fear. It happened that my previous […]

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