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December 30, 2014. I ran this morning after four days, setting out only after 7 am after a restful sleep. The weather in Chennai is perfect these days, the good rains adding to the chillness in the air.  After I covered some distance, trickles of sweat formed on my face […]

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Thumbnail image for After Nearly Twelve Years, Bidding Adieu to CTW…. Finally.

When we sent out the weekly bulletin CTW (Chennai This Week) of February 10, 2012, announcing it would be the last, we should have really meant it. Instead, we were moved by about twenty supportive and considerate readers who were convinced it was the best compilation of weekend events in […]

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The quotation from the post came as I was going through a sense of lingering incompleteness about my previous post Being There and Showing Up. What I did not emphasise enough in my previous post is, showing up and being there only begins the journey of discoveries. What gives life and force to being there is mindfulness and intensity.

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Thumbnail image for Perfection is…..Being There and Showing Up

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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Thumbnail image for Taking on Unexpected Challenges at Chennai Marathon

I am a novice in the world of marathon running but I thought I was finding my way. The Wipro Chennai Marathon has dimmed those happy feelings. I had blamed my pedestrian showing in Kochi to the excessive heat and exhaustion. And partly due to losing time nudging a tiring […]

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Thumbnail image for To Merge into the Background or Show Up….

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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I am a big fan of Mission and Vision statements, company values, tag lines and USP’s. If these are not thrust upon but evolved through a participative process among the employees, they assume a vibrant potency. They define an organisation and endow it with certain character and culture.

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Thumbnail image for The Very Spicy Marathon in Kochi

Leading up to the Kochi marathon, my training was anything but perfect. Sleep, complacency and persistent morning rains robbed a few days of practice. So, I wasn’t a picture of confidence as I boarded the late evening train for Kochi. I hadn’t packed my food and the only time a […]

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Thumbnail image for A Life Defined by Distractions

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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Thumbnail image for Education in Business from a Washing Machine Technician

I was very furious with the shabby way I was treated by the company that first handled the washing machine service issue. I was bent on taking revenge with a stinging review in Just Dial. Then I told myself that I do not have the right to harm the business interest of any company and so desisted from doing what I was tempted to do.

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