I pray that in 2018, may you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure more fulfilling than anything else…. May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs, and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count, and your … Continue reading A Personal New Year Message To You
Firstly, this is not my cartoon or post... This is a cartoon by Mark Anderson,... And am sharing it via smallbusinesstrends.com To put it simply, it is brilliant! I thought that it wouldn’t do justice if I didn’t share it... To all those self help and self promoting wizards out there... (no offense, please take … Continue reading Self Centered Self Promotion can be Self Destructive in Business
In most cases, bringing awareness to one’s work process is like having two jobs. First, there is the job itself, and then, there is the work of seeing how one causes himself or herself to suffer in that job. When, one feels mentally exhausted and anxious at work, they generally look to see how that … Continue reading Get This Conditioning Process Out Of Your Head
As a lazy, disorganized person, I have always maintained that lazy smart people make the best leaders. Besides, I can never understand organized people. Are you proud of yourself for being so organized? I am proud of my chaotic mess. We disorganized people outnumber the organized ones by a long shot, yet the world keeps … Continue reading Lazy Smart People Make The Best Leaders
Apparently, this little joke, that came out a few years back, did not go well with an economy that had been hit with many layoffs. So with this Christmassy cartoon doing the rounds in its garish Yuletide red and green. "C'mon kid,” Says the man-elf to the child first in a queue waiting to give … Continue reading I Don’t Believe It, They Have Outsourced Santa
I have been working remotely for the last 12 years and have always had a hard time to stop feeling as second-class citizen. It is apparent that remote work is here to stay, it is happening, and the employees are happier, if they are given the option to do it. Whether it’s the ability to … Continue reading Why Working Remote Improves Productivity
Rustic yard furniture is fast becoming a popular trend in home decorating. It not only helps create that feeling of simplicity, but has a warmth and sincerity apart from bringing elements of nature close to us. Making these functional sculptures can turn into a rewarding craft particularly for those who like handiwork. However, you require … Continue reading Rustic Yard Furniture
"What is it with men and motorcycles?" My wife asked me the other day. "Huh?" I was confused, because I was driving at the time, an activity that has almost no conceivable direct connection to her question. "Nearly every man I've known has either owned, or wants to own a bike," simple as that, I … Continue reading What Is It With Men And Motorcycles
I noted that Richard Branson’s new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, is out now. Although he has clearly mastered the art of a great book title, I’d find it rather HARD to start a conversation by asking “Have you read DICK Branson’s ‘Finding My Virginity’” with a straight face. Richard Branson - Finding My Virginity However, … Continue reading Funding My Virginity
Great art does not require hype to thrive. It is the new artists who are served by such hype. What art requires is a concentrated critical culture. The more noise that art makes, the less it matters. (Please note that this post reflects only my personal opinion, and please feel free to disagree, if you … Continue reading Is Art There For Real Or Is it All Hype?
Mahatma Gandhi endorsing products! I still remember being a bit shocked seeing Apple's 'Think Different' advertisement campaign in Silicon Valley a few years ago. It was initially disconcerting to see Bapu (as he is popularly known as in India) being used posthumously, to help sell products in a foreign land. Isn’t that branding at the … Continue reading The Rise Of Indian Thought Leaders
I sometimes wonder whether dreams have a hidden purpose, and whether they are trying to tell us something. The prevailing theories are the Freudian theory that endorses hidden meanings to dream themes and subject matter, and the Hobsonian theory that relegates them to manifestations of disturbed brain functioning. While the Freudian theory advocates that dreams … Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Since people consider Mr. Modi as the new Messiah, who will bring sweeping changes, I thought it was proper that I dedicated a small poem to him. He won the 2014 elections with a huge majority and now hopes to sweep the 2019 polls with an even bigger majority. Hence, Narendra Damodardas Modi (a.k.a Damodarettan … Continue reading The Modi Song
The list of items that receive state protection from satire in the world's largest democracy is getting longer every day. Perhaps, we did not take Mr. Amit Shah’s calling Mahatma Gandhi, “chatur baniya” in the right sense. We have over 33,000 deities (plus the one "true" god and the prophet who must never be drawn), … Continue reading Where Does Satire Stop?