A.M Naik recently moved out from the position of CEO of Larsen & Toubro after spending over 50 years in the company. ‘I gave zero time to my wife, no time to my children’ That’s about L&T chief Naik’s only regret as he gears up to cede control of the group. Scary. Imagine giving 50… Continue reading Why I am going to give in to my kid’s demand
My mother always said that if you didn't have enough problems in your life, you would not value hard work and one would lose faith in God. Point Noted. As you grow up you realise one problem is just around the corner as you are about to get over the current issue. After experience you find… Continue reading Quick-fix to problems of life
The last few weeks have been such a delight to see the bunch of Diwali Ads of TV. No, I am not talking about the happy families sharing gifts, the oh-so-good husband giving jewellery to his wife or the kids getting a larger TV for their room. This Diwali there seems to be a consensus,… Continue reading Make this a Happy Diwali for everyone
Spending time with the little one is therapeutic, gives me the opportunity to be me. We talk, laugh, scream, we share and we both learn. Did you know that rain rubber shoes (gumboots) are called “galoshes”? No, even I didn’t. My kid is teaching me and I am happy to learn. Ask Questions “Why is… Continue reading My Kid Is Teaching Me and I am happy to learn
The answer to “What do you want in life” would be most often answered in objectives - A good house, fancy car, lovely long holidays and more. Very few of us can define our life needs, the way this person has done it: Rather than argue over numbers in a spreadsheet, we instead each listed… Continue reading Answering the “What do you want in life?” question
As the country mourns the loss of a great visionary and one of India's finest President - Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, I would like to take just a moment and share one of his quotes which had the strongest impact in my life and has kept me going.
Last month I completed 1 year since I quit advertising, quit a job and started managing a small business along with my wife. What I do now is different from what I did in the past 14 years of my working life. Different but at the core very same. However running your own business has… Continue reading 11 Lessons from being a business owner
Dinner time conversations at our home are always interesting. We either discuss the future of the family or then get nostalgic remembering moments from the past. This week one of the conversations was about the dear old Answering Machine we owned many years ago. At a time when mobile phones weren't so common. Now that… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – The Family’s Answering Machine
There is no doubt that Seth Godin's blog is a fantastic read. ALWAYS. This one caught my attention and reminded me of one of my earlier posts. Here is what Seth asks: Not your job title, but your job. What do you do when you're doing your work? What's difficult and important about what you… Continue reading What’s your job?
Last week I had an interesting experience with one of the local auto rickshaw drivers. Now, let me give you some background first. When I get off the train station most rickshaw drivers will refuse the journey to my office [For reasons unknown]. And then last week one of the rickshaw drivers said: YES. I… Continue reading And yes I said yes I will Yes