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Personal

Noted.

Noted. In all the years that my father signed my report card, he would simply put this one word down and sign.  No matter how lengthy the report from the teachers.  Sometimes complimentary, and sometimes pointing my weaknesses. When a lot has to be said but one chooses to be

10 Nov 13 1 min read
Personal

What is the pain of losing a child?

It is said that of all the experiences in life, the loss of a child is the worst pain that can be inflicted on anyone. There is a very interesting story of a Realized man.  He got married to a wonder lady and was extremely happy with life.  He was

18 Feb 13 6 min read
Personal

My Mother is “no more”

Death is a strange phenomenon. Specifically for a Spiritual seeker. During the Mahabharat War, Bhishma had been put on a bed of arrows by Arjun – having shot him many times. But Bhishma didn’t leave his body. He hung around alive till after the war was over and willingly left

08 Feb 13 14 min read
Personal

Let everyday be the start of a New Year

Life is just a continuous flow.  Does creating artificial breaks make any difference? Birthdays, New Years day or some regional new year.  The Galaxy doesn’t know.  The Universe doesn’t care.  Animals cant distinguish between 2012 and 2013.  Unless our very way to life is altered.  Unless our very

01 Jan 13 1 min read
Personal

Do Dogs Dream? What do they Dream About?

Every day I interact with my pet dog Bella, I learn something new.  I have shared here, how she loves to come and sit/lie near me when I am doing my morning meditation and also how she likes to sleep in the area where the meditation is done.  She

17 Sep 12 2 min read
Personal

Are Animals attracted to Meditation?

Do Animals have a sense of energies that we humans cannot sense?  As per many, animals have a sense of perception that humans can rarely have. Cats, Dogs, Snakes and even fish all have an enhanced sense of perception, specially of energy is amazing. Are Animals attracted to Meditation? #Spirituality

16 Mar 12 6 min read
Personal

When Bella was left alone

Bella in her cornerBella is a new dog we recently adopted from the Animal Shelter.  She is one who probably has gone through some trauma in the past few months.  Although her past owners suggested in her records that she is three, but on investigation, the Vet confirmed she is

15 Mar 12 3 min read
Personal

Bella enters my life

Bella, our dogRecently we got a dog.  Her name is Bella.  Actually, my daughter wanted one for her birthday and was adamant that the new pet be from the Animal Shelter.  We made our first trip to the SPCA shelter but couldn’t make up our mind.  We again went

08 Mar 12 2 min read
Creative

She shut her Facebook Account

In a world full of Attention Deficits from all of us, it is not surprising that platforms like Facebook and Twitter, where the updates remain in the view for just so long as they aren’t pushed by new ones into relative oblivion – are the most powerful world-wide. Not so

18 Feb 12 2 min read
Personal

Life under the clouds without an Umbrella

Have you tasted the air with the fragrance of rain laden clouds in their openness? Without the protection of the umbrella, however beautiful! When the umbrellas fly off leaving you exposed to the nature which nurtures life through its own elements – can you let your piece of life mingle with

29 Jan 12 2 min read
Personal

Dealing with Death of a loved one

I had met him once.  In the middle of a spiritual sojourn. He had just moved from Minnesota to India. Moved? Yes. Because of your job? No, I have taken off for last 3 months. Don’t feel like doing something yet. “Wow! How is your family taking it?  Must

03 Nov 11 4 min read
Personal

Death on Facebook!

Facebook is an interesting platform for one to keep in touch with friends and family, specifically the extended one.  And since it even suggests people’s birthdays so one can always be on time.  And the person who is wished is happy that s/he is getting greeted from the

13 Jul 11 1 min read
Blogging

Musings of the Restless, Maverick and Quirky bloggers

When you look around the blogosphere, it seems everyone wants to have a distinction, even if it is to be quirky.  In fact quirkiness is supposed to add a “cool-ness” factor.  So, we have all sorts of people now:  Mavericks, Restless, Reluctant, Random, and all types of quirky titles.  Of

08 Mar 11 3 min read
Personal

Rape – Do You Feel Hot About It?

It is said that the way the women of a particular region, or country, are kept and treated tells a lot about the men of that place.  Take your mind off to all those places of our country or the world where atrocities on women are common and then think

20 Jan 11 6 min read
Hinduism

Hindu in my veins

I grew up in the communist state of West Bengal. The only religion that the state advocated was loyalty to the Party. The ideology itself was bigger than nationality, any other fraternity or even humanity. It was hammered in people’s consciousness that going to a temple was blasphemy, mark

15 Sep 10 2 min read
Love

Into the Center

When Muscle is weak and Will is soft – from grief – what then can hold me up where do I find my strength where do I find relief My feet know the ground much better than my head It is to them I turn . . . to me their wisdom speaks “Yield,” they

08 Sep 10 2 min read
Food

Getting my Chai right!

Yesterday at Houston’s Bush airport (near gate E-1) I went to ‘Peet’s Coffee” and asked for Masala Chai.  I thought that instead of the regular Starbucks chai, let me try the chai from this chain.  Chai from Starbucks is my favorite drink outside my house. I prefer to

06 Apr 10 2 min read
Personal

Walking past my dream

Does it ever happen to you that you are face to face with your dream for which you have covered large distances.. climbed tough mountains and fasted?  And then you come to that dream as it stands right in front of you and you quietly pass it by.  Not because

28 Oct 09 1 min read
Personal

Freedom, Justice, and Tyranny: Strange bedfellows

Human mind has always longed for Freedom and Security. Even after all the centuries of progress, both have remained elusive. In a way, both these goals are dependent on each and anti-thesis of each other as well! For, if a society is not secure, then there is a threat of

04 Sep 09 2 min read
Personal

Put a shark in your tank…

Liked this story a lot.. specially in my current situation.. I really think this is very true.  Will get back to normal writing soon.. The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population,

11 Jan 09 1 min read
Personal

Tough times hit home

Today in the morning, I got a reminder of how bad the economy is when I got the message that I was no longer with my company.  It is just one of those things about which you cannot do a whole lot – just that the time is bad.  Finding another

09 Jan 09 1 min read
Personal

Most Significant Posts of Drishtikone in 2008!

The Start to the year The year 2008 had started with a new record in SMS messages [https://drishtikone.com/?q=content/billion-sms-messages-exchanges-india-last-2-days] in India, when over a billion messages were exchanged in 2 days! The year started with the effects of Benazir Bhutto’s death in Pakistan, and a

31 Dec 08 7 min read
Personal

Pictures from Delhi

Here is a slideshow of some pictures I took in Dwarka in Delhi.  I liked the skyline and how it looked with the wide expanse of Delhi!

30 Dec 08 1 min read
Personal

Hakim Ajmal Khan Park and my growing up

I have grown up in Karol Bagh and going to Ajmal Khan park was my daily routine.  During my school time I used to be there at the park at about 4.30 am to exercise in the “Akhada” (or rural type gym) and work with the dumbells etc. I

11 Dec 08 2 min read
Personal

Discussion on Fear

Last night I had an interesting discussion with a friend, Puneet.  He is an ex-Indian Army officer and a very dear friend.  Also, he is probably the source of a lot of the wisdom that gets attributed to me because of the posts. The topic last night was “Fear”. Needless

02 Dec 08 4 min read
Personal

List of the Airlines Fees

Airlines these days are adding all kinds of fees.. so its important that we know exactly what we are getting for the money we are shelling out. Here is a good comprehensive list [http://www.hotelscheap.org/articles/airline-fees.html]List for all the airlines and the fees they charge.

26 Nov 08 1 min read
Personal

Managing expenses on the go (and your life)

Do you have an issue tracking your expenses?  … and your schedule? Specially being a travelling consultant – who flies out every week – Mon-Thurs…and if the client goes for actuals (for meals) and not on per-diem basis.. come expense time and it is a nightmare!  I do try and charge all

15 Oct 08 2 min read
Personal

Analysis technique for analysing human relationships

Analysis and decision-making is everything.. here is an interesting technique to analyze human relations.  Thought it was something useful to share with you all… ************* The dimensional analysis technique [http://www.mycoted.com/Dimensional_Analysis] is a checklist (Jensen, 1978) that relates to Five Ws and H, and is of most

21 Jun 08 1 min read
Personal

Love and my path

Last night I was discussing the how somehow the wisdom and the ways of great Saints and Masters like Rumi, Sultan Bahu, Nanak, Buddha, Bulleh Shah although extremely profound had seemed a bit incomplete to me and those did not resonate with me.  Not that what they said was “wrong”

06 Apr 08 2 min read
Personal

Happy Holi to All!!

Wishing all!  What is Holi?  In India it is called “Festivals of Colors”.  Here are the details about Holi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi].

22 Mar 08 1 min read
Personal

TVs while growing up

In years gone by, when we were all growing up in India in the 1980s, do you remember how you saw your TV?  Not everyone had a TV at home.  Only some had it.  And some of us would go to neighbor’s house to watch that odd movie.  Remember?

27 Jan 08 1 min read
Personal

The Great Divide

I got this new digital pen with which I can make some really cool stuff… handwritten and hand-drawn.  You will now be treated to some sticky note art from me.  It can also be seen at my Post-it Art blog [http://post-it-art.blogspot.com/] separately.

23 Jan 08 1 min read
Personal

Witness: Our companion on Drishtikone journey

Ok, I wanted this blog to get some “cool” ness factor.  So, I created this character last night.  I have named him “Witness” – the Drushta (which in Sanskrit means witness – and is the base for the name of this site = Drishtikone).  This guy, unlike me does not have strong judgments.

16 Jan 08 1 min read
Personal

Blogging Mental Block

I have been hit with this sudden bout of mental block for blogging.  I have not been able to blog recently.  One of the reasons is that my blog site has been evolving and another, that I was in India for a little over 2 weeks, where the connection was

10 Dec 07 1 min read
Personal

Blogging Mental Block

I have been hit with this sudden bout of mental block for blogging.  I have not been able to blog recently.  One of the reasons is that my blog site has been evolving and another, that I was in India for a little over 2 weeks, where the connection was

10 Dec 07 1 min read
Personal

Breather on my blog

I am in India currently, so I will not be writing for next couple of weeks on this blog.  Please bear with me. Meanwhile if you wish to, you may want to explore the site further to see what has been posted earlier in the past.  One of the good

21 Nov 07 1 min read
Personal

Breather on my blog

I am in India currently, so I will not be writing for next couple of weeks on this blog.  Please bear with me. Meanwhile if you wish to, you may want to explore the site further to see what has been posted earlier in the past.  One of the good

21 Nov 07 1 min read
Business

I am appearing on radio for Investment talk

Update – the program has been cancelled due to some issue internal to the radio station. I will let you know the new program date. I apologize for the inconvenience. Next Saturday I will be on radio. The radio channel is “Hum Tum City” and is run by Ajay of NetIP

28 Oct 07 1 min read
Business

I am appearing on radio for Investment talk

Update – the program has been cancelled due to some issue internal to the radio station. I will let you know the new program date. I apologize for the inconvenience. Next Saturday I will be on radio. The radio channel is “Hum Tum City” and is run by Ajay of NetIP

28 Oct 07 1 min read
Personal

What is Tolerance?

There was a blog post on Tolerance by Uma [http://desicritics.org/2007/10/02/082919.php] on desicritics.  I wrote a comment that I thought brought out my viewpoint in the best possible manner. Here it is: ============== If you look seriously and honestly – this world is NOTHING more than

05 Oct 07 1 min read
Personal

Why do Good in a Dualistic World?

Once I had a discussion with a friend who believes in the rather twisted theistic version of Sankhya (which Arya Samaj follows) – which involves belief in three entities: Prakriti, Purush and Bhagwan (or the God). Sankhya philosophy is one of pillars of Indian philosophical framework.  It started with an Atheistic

17 Aug 07 4 min read
India

India is 60. My thoughts

I know I am a little late – I had no internet connection at my hotel for last two days – but I wanted to wish a very Happy Independence day to all today on the 60th birthday of India. This journey has been amazing with great twists and turns.  The optimism

15 Aug 07 2 min read
Blogging

Which way should Drishtikone.com go?

Hello reader.. I had started this blog site Drishtikone.com in August of 2005, with the aim of writing my thoughts both for others to read – if they found it useful and interesting – and to chronicle our times for future.  Slowly many people joined into this experiment.  I have made

20 Jun 07 1 min read
Personal

Awareness, Mind and Honesty

Lately, certain events and subsequent discussions made me angry.  Discussions made me angry because I constantly felt that the other person was not listening to me and he/she felt that her/his advise was the best for me.  Needless to say, I was less than charitable in my reaction.

04 May 07 2 min read
Annual and Year-end

Predictions for 2007

Here are some of my Predictions for 2007 on all fronts: 1. Dollar will decline and maybe US will avert a correction but the deficit will continue to balloon. 2. The tensions due (1) above will increase with China and Europe due to trade issues. Chinese element will also include

02 Jan 07 1 min read
Personal

Duality and Non-duality and the two factors!

God and Creation – the two dichotomies can be seen in one of two ways – as separate or as one.  Most of the world views it in the first paradigm – i.e., they are two separate entities.  That is where the Duality vs Non-duality schools of religion and spirituality come in.

25 Dec 06 5 min read

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