Thursday, 31 December 2015

Captivating Lines from Here and There-5

         Some great lines to welcome the new year and travel confidently into the year 2016!

  • A training and Learning culture in an organization is creating an environment where everyone teaches, everyone learns and everyone enhances their exceptional abilities.
  • Ability is what you are capable of doing; motivation determines what you do and attitude determines how well you do it- Lao Tzu, Mystic philosopher
  • The only way to predict the future is to create it- Akio Morita, former President, Sony
  • There are no problems, only situations to be dealt with now or to be left alone and accepted as part of the "issness"of the present moment- From the book "Power of Now"by Eckart Tolle
  • The thing to try when all else fails is 'AGAIN'
  • Regularly hold both structured staff meetings for reviewing progress and unstructured brainstorming sessions for idea generation
  • An excuse is just an explanation we use to ourselves and a justification for staying the same- Wayne Dyer, writer and motivation Guru
  • If someone is'nt what others want them to be, the others become angry.Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives but none about his or her own- Paul Coelho, author
  • 'Idea wading' involves browsing magazines and internet surfing of farther fields.Tom Peters picks up as many as 15 magazines from the newsstands and spends the entire flight tearing out pages from interesting and offbeat articles.
  • Work like you don't need the money; love like nobody has ever hurt you, dance like nobody is watching, sing like nobody is listening, live as if this was paradise on earth!
Here is wishing all my readers a wonderful new year 2016 with abundance in all areas- wealth, health, creativity, relationships social life and spirituality...

Friday, 25 December 2015

Psychological Football

"Your wife shouldn't have done that"she concluded
"You are right" said the son
"but why are you telling me this
and not telling her directly?"

"I am not your messenger
nor am I her messenger
tell what you want to each other
and leave me out of it

I refuse to be the psychological football
to be kicked around at anybody's will!"

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


Playing hide and seek
since last few days
enough of the hiding
oh, come and embrace

four days is too long dear
I seek solace, bliss in your arms...

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Landmark for the Second Mother ( Dec 2015 )

After your mother, your first teacher
the next most influential entity in life
is your second mother
your beloved School!

She gave not just formal education
but opportunities to gain confidence
to develop your skills
 through co-curricular actvities
for me, it was debating,acting,
volley ball, singing,  Et al

Come 19th December, we are all going
to the 50th anniversary
of our beloved mother
KV- Ernakulam

In her environs
was celebrated
the unity and diversity of India
with both students & teachers
from all parts of India-East,west
North and South!

Yes, all of us from various parts
of the country and world
will join hands to celebrate
pay homage to our beloved mother
on her big day, the Golden jubilee
a love and  service landmark
of  fifty years ...

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


It's so easy to debate issues
sitting in the cool comfort
of  your home or
airconditioned conference rooms....

So whether the subject is
eliminating attacking stray dogs
or doing away with the dreaded Bell curve
effective, persuasive debates happen
showcasing the shrewd language skills
quick thinking and sense of humour
of  the talented participants...

You are happy to make a point
proud that you chose the side of debate
the last spot, that had no takers
confident of your ability to excel on any side...

But ask the mother
whose child's  cheeks were mauled
and reconstructed after stray dog bites

or ask the fellow whose self esteem
 and self confidence scarred forever
on  rated 'average'consistently
then consoled, putting blame on the 'forced distribution'

yes, you can debate fiercely
so long as the subject
 has not touched you personally....

Monday, 7 December 2015

Tamasha- Movie Review

Imtiaz Ali, the director
has given us many good pics
the movie had favourite  lead players as well
so off I went to the theatre to see 'Tamasha"
and got not just fun & entertainment but much more!

If the first half set in Corsica  was more of typical 'Bolywood'
fun, frolic,dance in exotic foriegn locales
the second half, back home  is gripping, insightful
and if you can imbibe the message
I dare say, life transforming.....

While in Corsica, lead players
agree to be  free of formalities
let  their hair down and just have fun
without a care,without even knowing
their real names and agreeing never to meet again...

Returning  home, hero, Ved is back to a routine corporate job
fitting in, following the rules to the teeth
respectful to the boss and his chiding
and it is business as usual,

Who is the real Ved?
the one that was in Corsica
or the one back in India?
How many of us have a lot of Ved in us
just going through the motions
speaking, reacting or laughing as per the norm
not of our free will...

It's good to see movies that set you thinking
rolling out  from the 'Bollywood' stables
is the industry slowly coming of age?
don't know for sure, maybe with time
but, 'Tamasha' is one movie
that stole my head and heart...

Kudos to  Imtiaz, Deepika and Ranbir
to Vivek Mushran who played boss
to all who contributed before and behind camera
of this enjoyable, insightful  film!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Captivating Lines from Here and There- 4

  • Marketing is so basic that it cannot be considered a separate function.It is the whole business seen from the pont of view of its final result, that is customers' point of view. Concern and responsibility for marketing must therefore permeate all areas of the enterprise- Peter Drucker, Management Guru
  • Champions are made from something they have deep within them- a desire, a dream, a vision.They have to have the will and the skill.But the will must be stronger than the skill- Muhammad Ali, Boxer 
  • The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means ending of poverty, ignorance, disease and inequality of opportunity - Jawaharlal Nehru
  • The man who really wants to do something  finds a way, other man finds an excuse.
  • You must have a vision of the future in order for the future to surprise you, for without visions life dwindles into rituals and repetition. A future that merely repeats the present can never be surprising.
  • Find a job you love and you will never work again
  • The business of business is people.If you forget that basic truth, you can close the doors of your business right now! - Lawrie.A.Broedling,TQM expert
  • We are CEOs of our own companies: Me company. Our most important job in business today is to be head Marketer for a brand called 'You' - Tom Peters, management Thinker & Author 

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