Soft Power

In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Mahatma Gandhi What does leadership mean to you and what picture comes to mind when the word is mentioned? For some, leadership means absolute firmness devoid of a taint of sympathy and grace. This was probably demonstrated by that elementary school teacher who would literally […]

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What is Life?

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan It is said that there are two things humans can’t avoid: death and taxes (though some have already perfected the art of cheating the system and evading taxes, that’s a story for […]

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The Good Ancestor

“The older I get I realize my mom was right, but I just didn’t like her tone.” When I saw this post doing rounds on social media a while ago, I called to mind the old adage loosely translated as follows: “Giving birth isn’t a problem; the real deal is raising up a child.” From […]

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You are enough

Sometimes last week while at the office, I received an all-familiar comment from someone: “You should talk more often, for you rarely do. It’ll help you feel more relaxed.” You see, we live in a world that operates on untenable expectations: Quiet is considered uncouth while loud is celebrated. Athletic bodies are adored while lean […]

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The Story behind the story

”Those who advance most as human beings are those with the self-awareness to know when they have screwed up, and what they must do to get better. They have lived full lives, yes; but they have also learned deep lessons” – Sunny Bindra Have you ever found yourself in an audience where the speaker is […]

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The Paradox of Money

Money makes the world go round. It is such a great enabler that virtually everything revolves around it: from economies to societies, countries to companies, you name it. At an individual level, its importance cannot be overemphasized enough. The toil we accept and the ‘roughing up’ along the way as we pursue it justifies and […]

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The Decision

Throughout the twists and turns of life, one constant remains: The Almighty’s presence; For His existence and essence are never obliterated by life’s convoluted happenings.

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