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Brief Notes

Limiting the help

Our basic instinct as a mentor, parent, guide, or friend is to help the other person. However, there is a downside to this otherwise positive attitude. During my farewell from earlier team, one of the brightest team member I had; remarked in her farewell note that while she was thankful for my helping nature she […]

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Stories

Ask rather than assume

King Kirti Singh went to jungle for hunting. While moving around, he observed some trees having arrows pierced accurately on target in the center of circles marked on the trees. The king became curious to know the archer of such mastery. He asked his men to look around and see if they can get some […]

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Poems

आज फिर परचम हवा में लहराएगा

आज फिर परचम हवा में लहराएगा, एक राष्ट्र अपने गणतंत्र का उत्सव मनाएगा । इतिहास के पन्नो को पलटा जाएगा , अनेको कर्मवीरो की गाथा को गाया जाएगा । बीते कल का नहीं कोई सानी है , पर क्या हमको जोड़नी नहीं अपनी कोई कहानी है । वर्तमान पूछ रहा कुछ अहम् सवाल है क्या […]

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Dialog

Failing Gracefully

The curve of life is never linear. There are moments of delight, sober days and gloomy evenings. Everyone faces their share of setbacks or failures, whatever we may choose to call them. As the moments of success test our humility, failure tests our depth and patience on self. The period of failure has the capability to […]

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Quotes

Quote #11

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Dialog

Love self to love others

“We should put other’s interest above ours”; we all get to hear this cliché frequently around us. The moral yardstick measures our behavior as being selfish if we think about our wellbeing and desires. This over patronizing of the idea of being selfless and charitable drifts us away from our inner self. We get detached from our […]

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Stories

Practice for Perfection

On the first day of class, Jerry Uelsmann, a professor at the University of Florida, divided his film photography students into two groups. Everyone on the left side of the classroom, he explained, would be in the “quantity” group. They would be graded solely on the amount of work they produced. On the final day of […]

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Dialog

We Need Everyone

“What is your biggest asset?”, if we ask any team lead this question; their answer almost unanimously is “a strong team”. When we divulge bit deeper into the answer and try and understand what this strong team is all about, roughly it is defined as something like this. A team that has excellent, meticulous performers […]

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Quotes

Quote#10

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Books

Small Good Vs Small Bad: Take away from Atomic Habits Part 1

Imagine you are flying from Los Angeles to New York City. If a pilot leaving from LAX adjusts the heading just 3.5 degrees south, you will land in Washington D.C., instead of New York. Such a small change is barely noticeable at the takeoff- the nose of the plane just moves a few feet – […]