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The Magicians Illusion...

I lived in US for many years and had a chance to watch the show of David Copperfield (one of the world’s top magician) and recently two performances of Ugesh Sarkar (one of India’s top magician).  We know that what we see in the magician’s performance is an illusion and not reality but it looks real to us.  For few moments we cannot believe what we see and what we believe is not seen.  I was thinking if we can flip this magician’s illusion to our competence and…

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Added by Yogesh Agiwal on February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mujhe bura laga

Hi Guys,

Here is one of interesting experience I had during summer of 2014, this came to my mind while reading Vinit’s post “I got better customer service from my client than I gave them”. If one pays close attention to regular people who keep on doing very simple and menial work/job, they have lot to teach us and being humble is surely one of them. Below is…

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Added by Sageraj Bariya on December 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Soul for Sale

Sometime back I had a chance to spend few hours with an elderly gentleman and his wife. He is more than 70, still tall and handsome with an extremely winsome smile and an unending repertoire of jokes that he could crack at opportune moments. His wife who is above 60 is full of charm that made it abundantly…

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Added by Koshy T on November 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Never Stop Until A Task Is Done

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
- JW von Goethe


If you work with servers, you should know never to multi-task a server or cancel applications as they are running, doing so would create Server Freeze, which is exactly as the name suggests, a frustrating condition that can make you want to rip out your hairs.


In life, we as individuals pursing a…
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Added by Jaive Smare on November 15, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Tale of Two Cities

Creation of wealth..



Once upon a time there were two villages. Rampur and Sitapur. These were about 25 kms from each other. The people of these villages were poor. They mostly confined their lives to their own village. A local lad of Rampur called Ram fell in love with Sita of the same village. They belonged to different castes and the families did not see eye to eye. They knew that they could not think about a family in Rampur. So both of them ran away to Sitapur and lived happily… Continue

Added by Koshy T on November 7, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Godlessness & Terror

This is something I wrote post the terror attacks in Mumbai. Wrote it for myself. Wanted to share and get some opinions.



GODLESSNESS & TERROR :



Its a day after the recent blasts in Mumbai , and like any other desensitized mumbaikar (‘resilent’ ?) , I was trying to figure out what to do with my evening. When I went to bed, I found myself not able to sleep. Tossing and turning, my mind always came back to the concept of terror. I tried my…
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Added by Paawan Seksaria on November 4, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

50 pounds of clay

A ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups.  All those on the left side of the studio would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right side solely on its quality.



His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” groups: fifty pounds of pots rated an A, forty pounds a B, and so on.  Those being…

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Added by Shobhit Bakliwal on November 3, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ambitious

Many a times it feels like taking a plunge  to do new things – far from the ordinary.  I wish the day I’ll live my dream is not far. I personally feel that everyone must explore avenues that excites life with a new perspective to rise above mediocrity.

I looked around and found even my closest pals busy amidst hush hush monotonous lifestyles. They too crave to explore the unknown but there are inhibitions and fear of the unknown. And  the most…

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Added by Praveen Mancherla on October 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Digital India 2.0 Hoping for the best

Where are we?

If…

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Added by Koshy T on October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Crossroads in Life

'Life is hard and then you die'. I heard this line on a Shark Tank episode. One of the billionaire sharks said this - ironically. This led me to really introspect on the importance of each moment that we have which we literally burn away. To decide what priorities you have in life, what sort of a person you are.

At every stage in my life, I come at crossroads and  ask my self - what my next step should be. Should it be the 'right' one. The right one is where I choose a safe path, a…

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Added by Shwaytaj Raste on October 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Alex Salmond is the best Scottish Entrepreneur of all time..!

Irrespective of their interests, the whole world was watching The Scottish referendum of last week. Undoubtedly a very special event to watch in our lifetime, if a country wish to break their union accord of 307 years, or in other words, if they really feel they are capable of captaining their own ship.…

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Added by Ashish Katkamwar on September 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How do I start a business?

A lot of my work going friends these days tell this to me "I don't want to spend the rest of my life staring at a screen. I want to start something but I do not know 'what to start'?". Well. This blog is for people who have the same thoughts. First of all, I…

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Added by Dhruv kumar on September 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What do you want to be remembered for?

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  • Alexander, the great is remembered today for conquering almost half of the world with his innovative war strategies.
  • Mahatma Gandhi is remembered for his non-violent crusade against the British to give India its independence.…
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Added by Sandeep Laxman on September 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I Got Fu**ed...

I Got Fu**ed.  You are getting me wrong. I Got Funded.



How easy is it to get fu**ed? It is no rocket science. You can get fu**ed too…

Investor is just another Marwari who needs to be wooed to fund you.  Most of the investors invest when they are 100% sure of the product.…

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Added by Saurabh Tiwari on August 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

10 Life Lessons From My toddler

I have a 20 month old son and I thought I had to teach him the rules of life……….till I realized I had it all wrong.

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  1. If you really want something try every way you know to get it. Sometime a sweet smile works but, sometimes you just have to yell the roof off!
  2. Practice makes perfect. Keep trying and you will eventually get it right. Yes it may involve a few falls and bumps but…
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Added by Rachel Gojer on August 18, 2014 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

For the Love of Rodinhoods!

I joined my family business which was small in scale,

I dreamt of turning it big someday, but my ideas were stale.

I kept grinding myself in the hope of turning things around,

They said ‘opportunity’ will for once ring a bell,

But I never heard a sound.

I read a lot about self made men and tried to copy their style,

But in copying them I forgot to change the one thing that I had been doing wrong all this while.

Working hard was one small step…

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Added by Mohit Nayar on August 9, 2014 at 4:54pm — 4 Comments

Pran Saab... Aap Bahut Yaad Aaoge

Mujhe yaad Hai wo Bachpan Ke Yadein,

Jab School ke Chuttiyo me aksar hoti the bus aapki he batein.

Aapne hame Hasna Sikhlaya, Aaapne Hame Cartoon ka matlab samjhaya,

Bachpan beet gaya Chacha Chaudhary, Billu,Pinku, Raman aur Shrimatji se

Jawani tak aapne kya khoob sikhaya,Gudgudaya, Gyan batlaya.

Raddi ke dukano pe jab hum aapke Comics dhoodte the,

Raddiwale ko 2roopye ke jagah 5 roopye dete the

Wo baat hame khoob achi lagti the, sabse yahi kehte

Wah! Wah! Aaj…

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Added by Mukesh Dube on August 6, 2014 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

Don't Touch Me 'Anyways' - The brave case of Vishaka

A lot has already been said about gender justice. And sexual harassment is one unethical issue which most of us face in out day to day lives. Not just limited to touch, lewd remarks, those greedy eyes, quirky smiles and raunchy gestures looked like a nightmare, now have become a part of life. But does that goes untouched psychologically? My answer to that thought, even now, goes …… A BIG NO!!!…

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Added by Charu Zelawat on August 1, 2014 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

What a ginger can teach you about growth.

Recently during one of the early morning flights from Bangalore, I picked up a book at airport on explanation of change through models, called "The Change Book" by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler. As I sat in the lounge, nonchalantly flipping through first couple of introduction pages, I was oblivious to…

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Added by Vibhu Bhola on July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A note to myself and fellow entrepreneurs

When I completed my engineering, I was sure of one thing, "Ki yaar jyada time job to nahi karni". Money was not on my priority list since childhood so never thought like a baniya inspite of being from a typical baniya…

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Added by Anuj Agrawal on July 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

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