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Jigneshbhai & Swami Origins..and Deja

Jigneshbhai & Swami Origins..and Deja

At 9 in the morning, the door of A13 Vrindavan Park opened, and a happy man in his mid-forties stepped out. "Good morning," he said to the familiar traffic constable at the crossing. The policeman acknowledged the greeting. He continued using his whistle with skill to...

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Swami on a Fridge Hunt: Book Excerpt

Swami on a Fridge Hunt: Book Excerpt

"You have to buy a 5-star rated fridge with a built-in stabilizer. If you don't buy a 5-star rated fridge, then it is better you don't waste your money on a fridge," the salesman warned Swami. I never knew buying a refrigerator was such a complex activity. But I knew...

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Call for Early Readers: The Good, The Bad and The Silly

Call for Early Readers: The Good, The Bad and The Silly

What an experience the past 30 days have been! I hope this note finds you well, mentally, physically, emotionally. I pray you are as well as you can be, with a mix that is more in favour of happiness and joy than their opposites. For me, the past month has been...

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Deja comes

Deja comes

It was like every other weekend coffee conversation. But it was not. Swami and Jigneshbhai were having their usual question answer session. The questions weren't ending and the answers weren't starting. I don't want to get into the details of the discussion because...

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Inverting Goals

Inverting Goals

Most of our business or success goals are self oriented. They are related to what we want. What if we could invert them? What if they are based on what others want? This is not as idealistic as it sounds. Neither is it altruistic. Nor is it irrational. It is more...

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Deficit of Trust

Deficit of Trust

No one trusts anyone easily anymore. There are real reasons for it. We don't trust the celebrities telling us to buy things. They are being paid by the company. We don't trust tweets and instagram posts. They are new ways of getting paid. We never trusted salesmen and...

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Level Up

Level Up

"One arm after the other, one pedal after another, and one foot in front of the other. For seven hours plus". That's what Sam said when Jigneshbhai and I asked him how he managed to finish the Ironman triathlon. The arms for swimming 2 km, the pedals for cycling 90 km...

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Jigneshbhai & Swami Origins..and Deja

Courage before Clarity

We demand clarity before taking any step. But before clarity, we need courage. Why courage? Because clarity just gives comfort to decisions we have already taken based on courage. If we haven't taken the decision, we seek more clarity. It's a mask. "But with all the...

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Deja comes

Swami Protests

Swami decided to join a protest last weekend. He told me and Jigneshbhai that we are going to have coffee at a protest. But a doubt cropped up. "Is coffee allowed at a protest? Who's going to get it for us?" Jigneshbhai and I had no idea. We had never been to any...

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