Achievement and Leadership

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Achievement and Leadership

The Amazing Living Bridges of Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a state which has the highest amount of rainfall in the world.  Cherrapunji holds a world record of the highest recorded rainfall.  In such a place, rivers are aplenty.  And trees as well.  When the entire land is crisscrossed with rivers – how do you build so many strong

22 Dec 12 3 min read
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Indian Media Onslaught in Pakistan

This, as we discussed earlier, is a very common topic on the Pakistani channels.  And, it is interesting to see the views of the Pakistani media people ABOUT the media and its showing. I was kind of intrigued – not entirely shocked though (I expect a lot of things from Pakistani

14 Dec 12 3 min read
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What if money didn’t matter?

What should one do in life?  How much is money important?  Should I go for money? These are the questions that we all have.  And the answer is never easy in any situation as money does give you ability to do many things in the world.  Here is one video

01 Dec 12 1 min read
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Was Draupadi a blonde?

Interesting question and an interesting answer using the tale from a local version of Mahabharat. Read Quote of Haricharan Vijayaraghavan’s answer to Mahabharata: If Draupadi’s hair was said to be golden, was she a blonde? [http://www.quora.com/Mahabharata/If-Draupadis-hair-was-said-to-be-golden-was-she-a-blonde/answer/Haricharan-Vijayaraghavan/quote/154088] on Quora [http:

29 Nov 12 1 min read
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Can Rejection lead to Enhanced Creativity?

In an interesting study at John Hopkins University, the researchers led by Sharon Kim have tried to see the impact of rejection on Creativity.What they found [http://99u.com/tips/7251/How-Rejection-Breeds-Creativity?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+The99Percent+%28The+99+Percent%29] is incredible

21 Nov 12 1 min read
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Tatas are a $100 billion Conglomerate. India’s first!

Tatas is India’s first $100 billion conglomerate.  I am not sure if many in the Indian media have noticed it [http://qz.com/18169/gone-global-how-tata-became-indias-first-100-billion-company-thanks-to-foreign-sales/] and commented on this extra-ordinary milestone and achievement. > Without fanfare, Tata posted a tally of sales across its more than 100 operating companies [http:

22 Oct 12 1 min read
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My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru

Kailash, in its majesty! (Pic courtesy: Isha Foundation)Some wishes take many lifetimes to fructify.  You instinctively know those moments when they happen.  There is no drumroll or lightning in the sky or music in the background.  But your essence shifts.  No one else may ever know that it has,

19 Aug 12 11 min read
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Steven Covey of 7 Habits Passes Away

Steven CoveySteven Covey who authored the book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” passed away today. He was suffering from the injuries he sustained from a bike fall in April this year. He died in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He had a B.S. in business administration from the University of

16 Jul 12 1 min read
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Genetically Modified food and India

Genetically modified food is a big issue these days.  For health it is a serious thing but its an even bigger thing for national food security.  As Genetic Modified seeds make their way into the food cycle of a country, then indigenous seeds lose out.  The country’s crop and

29 Jun 12 1 min read
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Sikh-urity amidst London Riots

London is witnessing unprecedented riots since yesterday. Started over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan and spread very quickly all over. 170 people have been arrested over two nights of rioting. Sikh-urity amidst London Riots #Sikhs #PunjabisLondon [https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=https%3A%

09 Aug 11 1 min read
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Leadership Lessons from Lord Ram

Ram Navami – the birth of Lord Ram is coming this week.  To commemorate his birth, at the regular Chinmaya Mission Satsang, the lecture was based on a passage (Verses with Doha # 43) from Uttara kand of Ram Charit Manas.   The scene is that Lord Ram is back from his exile

11 Apr 11 3 min read
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Smile Pinki also wins an Oscar!

Another story from India wins at Oscars – Smile Pinki! For the best short documentary. It is the story of a Uttar Pradesh village girl born with cleft lip, is the winner! Megan Mylan, the director, is very gracious in her acceptance speech. Pinki was there with her parents. What a

23 Feb 09 1 min read
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The Real Hero

A truly inspiring story of a little kid who used to polish shoes, live in a slum and whose father is a rickshaw puller.  The kid, Ramu is now studying in Kolkatta Medical College to become a doctor!

11 Aug 08 1 min read
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Smartest Subziwaala in the country!

He is arguably the most educated and well qualified subzi-waala that India may have produced.  He is an IIM-A graduate and has taken to selling subzi using special carts. His light pushcart is made of fibre, can carry 200kg and keeps vegetables fresh for six days, for it is ice

02 Aug 08 3 min read
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Managing people and micro-managing

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NBC_logo.svg] Image via Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NBC_logo.svg] How can you motivate kids and people to work?  I was reading this morning in this book “Confidence” of how ABC network [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_

19 Jul 08 1 min read
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World's top 100 Most Powerful women

Forbes has announced the top 100 most powerful women in the world!  Here are the top 10: 1. Angela Merkel [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel]: Chancellor, Germany 2. Wu Yi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Yi]: Vice Premier, China 3. Ho Ching [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

04 Sep 07 1 min read
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Brains, Guts, and the Capacity to Act

This article is being published with consent of the publisher.  Enjoy the Guest article. By Stephen H. BaumWhat allows a leader to take the steps needed to solve a problem or master a difficult situation? What keeps the desire to act from being impetuous and uninformed, as in "ready, fire,

28 Aug 07 4 min read
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Shahrukh Khan – the multidimensional personality!

Shahrukh Khan – the Indian movie super-star – is obviously a great star and a good actor.  But that is not all to him.  According to HT’s tidbit [http://hindustantimes.com/PhotoGallery/Photos_Storypage.aspx?category=starsandtheirsecrets] , he also draws well! > Shah Rukh Khan can draw with amazing draughtsmanship and could

27 Jul 07 1 min read
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Waterbridge in Germany…

Another email from Richa.. and another interesting post! WaterBridge in Germany . What a feat! Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long…….now this is engineering! This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany , as part of the unification project. It is

07 May 07 1 min read
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Ramanujam: The Man who Knew Infinity

Ramanujam was a mathematical genius of the last century.  One of the greatest if not THE greatest!  Recently, it was announced [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4811920.stm] that a movie would be made on him. > British director Stephen Fry and India’s Dev Benegal are

20 Mar 06 3 min read

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