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We have all had these moments..:)

January 31, 2012 by

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This is the mail that one of my friends received from his college friend. K, We haven’t met or spoken in the last ten years. I found your coordinates from your linkedin profile. Anyway, this is my number and I am in town. If you find time, do call me though I am not sure […]

To give or not to give

January 31, 2012 by

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Walking down SV Road outside Andheri Station, I was approached by a couple who claimed they were totally lost, robbed, hungry and generally down on their luck. Moved yet not wanting to part with cash, I bought them some fruits and moved on. On my way back, I chanced upon them – with the rest […]

Cookie-cutter approach to speaking!

January 31, 2012 by

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I was told at the toastmasters that you should start your speech with an impact always and then worry about the Greetings. Sample of that learning in today’s conversation with a friend who is also a part of the club. Me: Did you brush your teeth and then drink your coffee? K: uh-oh, well. Me: […]

Society and the Good Samaritan

January 30, 2012 by

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Hefting the shattered front wheel of the stranger’s old bicycle and bearing most of the weight, the boy wondered if sticking the band-aid on the man’s arm without cleaning the wound had been a good idea. Mindless of the sweltering heat and blissfully unaware of the fact that every eye in the vicinity was on […]

People contribute in different ways!

January 30, 2012 by

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A friend of mine was running a start up and he took my help in doing his business plan. Once we were done with the first cut, we wanted to seek feedback on it. We invited a B-school type consultant and we showed him the plan asking him for suggestions. He was extremely caustic and […]

Judgmental Vs. Supportive

January 30, 2012 by

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I have been attending toastmasters in the last couple of months. It is a public speaking and leadership forum and is a very inclusive environment. I found a number of things great about it and I want to share the most important aspect of it here. Any given meeting is attended by a bunch of […]

Loose tongue

January 28, 2012 by

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My colleague asked me “Do you know Kumaraswamy Layout ?”, I replied “Yes, its a horrible place, why are you asking ?”. She said “I am going to build my home there”.