What is my duty in life?

I chanced upon an article that I wrote earlier, about swadharma. I spoke with an investment banker today, one who has been struggling for a while. He is unable to make new clients, unable to even get meetings with big-ticket investors, a career of 20 years seems on the decline. As I was speaking with …

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Of innovation and learning

I come from a time when one had to sit with a DTP (Desk Top Publishing) specialist to layout a magazine. Or even a simple brochure for that matter. Today, I log on to Canva for free and do it on my own. What was exotic earlier, is mainstream today. And this trajectory is only …

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Of good news and new beginnings…

So, right on the hells on my post last night, comes the delightful news of PV Sindhu becoming the first Indian Olympian to win two individual medals in consecutive Olympics. First Mirabai, then Lovlina in boxing, and now Sindhu. There still also hope in the discuss throw, with Kamalpreet storming into the finals with an …

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Of sportsmen and spirits…

It’s the Olympics once again. And it’s us once again, clamouring for more than just 1 or 2 medals, and cheering every match in the hope that we land that elusive gold or silver, or at least a bronze. And once the Games end, the same comment on our lips – Why does a nation …

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The plan…

Read the previous part here… The Vetāla understood that he had finally puzzled the king, and so he laughed to himself, and thought… “The king does not know this answer! If he did, he would surely tell me, since my curse is very powerful.” “I should stop deceiving this valorous king now, and deceive that …

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You are family…until…

I feel wonderful… I am part of a family that accepted me without any hesitation… It takes time to trust, yet they made me a part of their family in just a day! A huge family…hundreds of others. Some I know, some I don’t. We don’t keep in touch much, but the head of the …

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The twist…

Read the previous part here… “So tell me, o King, about the children who were born in the course of time to the mother and daughter by the son and the father…what relationship did they bear to one another?” “Remember, if you know the answer, and don’t tell me the truth, your head will burst …

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Will King Vikram reply?

Read the previous part here… “My mind is tortured at the thought of your feet, that deserve to walk on flowers, walking on thorns instead. It seems strange that the dust raised by the wind and falling on your faces, makes us pale instead, and the fury of the fierce sun, that falls on your …

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Of convincing and relenting…

Read the previous part here… “Father, don’t speak this way. A man’s house is empty, without a wife. Have you not heard what Mūladeva said? When there is no woman waiting for you eagerly when you return home, you don’t have a house – it is in reality a prison, just that the chains are …

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