How we need to be our natural selves

Why is that when eash of us, as adults, and part of the rat race, are becoming very much self-centered?  How is that in big cities, we do not even know the names of the people who reside in flats on the same floor?   Are we so busy, that...

We should not allow politicians to fool us

Not a single day passes without some politician accusing the poltician of the party in the opposition, or any politician in the opposite camp, generally called as "enemies" by the political class.  Frankly speaking, there seems to be a tacit...

The late leader, Mr Periyar is credited with having launched a series of movements to get his message right -- he was an atheist, and this was not acceptable to a huge majority of people.  Yet, in his fight against superstitions, he was able...

Coincidence Does Not Happen; You Create it!

The world we are living is so complex that we are unable to predict what will happen tomorrow. An unexpected event can happen at any time. Whatever planning you make in your life may collapse due to a single event that will make the whole life...

Whai is Leadership All About?

Leadership is the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. The origin of the word "Lead" is a word meaning "to go". Leadership requires interaction with others being one with 'them and perhaps coming down to...

The Burning Issues of Indian Youth

Youth is the blossoming age of life. It is the age of dreams and achievements. From the innocence and dependence of childhood a transformation takes place towards the unrestricted world of adulthood. Youth is the name given to this transition...

Time to go Organic

Think about going organic  Our country has almost completed one full circle and now it’s changing its ways. Everyone will agree that we have achieved green revolution over the last five decades and have become almost self-sufficient on the...

Are we prepared to be more sensitive?

A better coordination in between different cultures The world has been converted into a global village and there could be no denial especially when it comes to corporate sector where we can see people from different countries working together. But...

The Management pundits all over the world, talk about Vision.  This Vision is totally different and should not be confused with, vision that we all have, as human beings, that is, the ability to see things. However, in Management, Vision...

Be street-smart, success will be yours

Irrespective of who we are, or what we do, one thing is very important in our life for success: common sense.  What is this common sense?  It is the single,focused ability to gather facts and ideas from every day experiences, from people...

Senior citizens are now a largely neglected lot.  Most of them live, not as a matter of choice, but as a matter of compulsion, in some old age home or the other, where they manage to find new relationships with people of their own age....

What is our role in making others happy?  What can we do to make everyone around us, happy to the extent possible? These are some very basic questions, and it is quite easy to find out answers to them, based on our life experiences.  We...

The little life

'Should I' or 'Not', the self assessing question, an ,argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him which he chooses. This is a dictionary framed definition of dilemma, I just call it the...

It is becoming increasingly clear that the poor and the marginalized are suffering the most.  There is indeed an economy of the poor, that helps them access goods and services at economic rates, and in installments too.  However, all this...

Managing with gossip in social life

Certain things are uniquely Indian: gossip is one of them.  As Indians, we are highly sensitive when we gossip.  We are very happy to indulge in any sort of gossip, and this goes on even in the best of urban centers like Mumbai, in...

The girl's mind is a mystery, really?

We have had hundreds of movies where the hero goes around singing songs and trying to impress the heroine as if he had no other job to do.  The hero would be unemployed, and would be eating out of his father's precious income, but he would...

Indiscipline in colleges happens due to several reasons.  One of the most common reasons is jealousy of some jilted lover, over a real or imaginary love affair, where the girl is seen friendly with any other male, or is committed to some other...

In just under twenty years, churidar, a very common dress worn by most Indian women has simply taken the entire South India by storm.  No woman, young or old, or middle-aged, can escape this dress  -- sari sales is coming down day after...

From time immemorial, India has been an ancient land of philosophers.  It has been a land that has nurtured philosophy in no small way.  It has also been a land that has always taught people to have a very high degree of tolerance....

The reach of spiritualism in our lives

Being spiritual or becoming spiritual is a way of life in India.  We have thousands of temples and thousands of festivals.  We have so many languages and there are mantras in just about any language. There are religious practices that...

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