Deepavali – the Festival that everyone loves

Deepavali elevates goodwill to a whole new level. Deepavali – often called the festival of lights – is very special – it oozes goodwill and gratitude. You share sweets, gifts and greetings with your neighbours, relatives and every one involved in your life (yeah – dont forget the security folks who ensure your life is… read more

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Performance Management and 3 Richards!!

What does performance management have to do with a Richard – or for that matter 3 of them. Come, let’s find out!!

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An emptiness that’s fulfilling – my experience with the isha shoonya program

My experiences from the isha shoonya course – you come back not just with a practice but with a new way of looking at life itself

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Why read the Bhagavadgita Gita?

“Why do you read the Bhagavadgita Gita often?” I share my perspectives on what it does for me…

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(mis)Management through nostalgia!

When we look askance at the world using a lens from the past – should we take a pause and consider other possibilities? My new post at performance appraisal time!

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HNY and two life-changing gifts for you!

Seneca teaches us how to overcome fear and Jeff Bezos educates us on how to make big decisions. Great stuff to take into the new year ahead!

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Self Awareness – perspectives from a corporate coach and a spiritual teacher

Over the last few weeks,  I have had the opportunity to connect with two very different leaders – a corporate coach and a spiritual teacher. Both of them were expounding on a common topic – how to more “self aware” and in the processes deepening empathy (ability to put oneself in others shoes). The self… read more

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Better Decision making – The Gita and Proust to our rescue!

Why do we often make the wrong decisions? I came across an incredible insight from contemplating on a few messages in the Gita recently – it talks about the two powerful approaches we all have for connecting/ making decisions. The first is using discriminatory intelligence (buddhi in sanskrit) where we use our reasoning power to… read more

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Success in a VUCA world – ancient wisdom

It’s a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigous). How do we survive here? I guess the best answers will come from other times that were even more VUCA than this. For instance let’s travel back to the times of the “Gita” which is a dialogue occurring in a battlefield with both sides having weapons… read more

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A walk around a mountain

When we meet a vastness that we cannot fathom, we are drawn into a different space. This space is inclusive – and we realise – indeed feel – ourselves to be part of something that is larger than us. This is why I believe sitting by the beach and watching the sun set or gazing… read more

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The mindfulness experiments – 1

My experiments with #mindfulness and some early results…

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‘True’ and ‘true for me’ – two different things…

A friend came back disillusioned after having tried a meditation technique for a few weeks. “The organization had statistics to prove how beneficial the course was. I even had friends who took the course and now swear by it. Why does it just not work for me – I swear I followed the instructions to… read more

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