On Children

Some poems are so simple and self-explanatory that you only read them and enjoy them. Khalil Jibran wrote one such poem on children reproduced below. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing…
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A Different Kind of Gadget

In the market these days, there are several different types of gadgets available that can measure and report our blood pressure, heart rate and other such vital signs. The advancement in medicine and signal processing sciences have brought us to…
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Why is Grief the Providence of Youth

Providence of youth

In the movie Knives Out, there is an interesting dialogue delivered by the detective Benoit Blanc to the mother of Harlan Thrombey in which he condoles with her for the loss of her son. Why is grief the providence of…
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On Perfectionism

An important question every creator encounters quite often is the following. When to ship the creation, be it a novel, a painting, a product, a software, a book or even a blog post? I have read a large number of…
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Accepting Mistakes

It is natural to think of ourselves as shining beacons of truth and infallibility. There is something in our minds that prevents us from accepting and acknowledging our mistakes. When I find it difficult, I just do what I do…
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On Dealing with Problems

For most of my life, I thought that dealing with problems requires a big heart and an attitude to keep doing the work. Then, I came to know something better. Dealing with problems does not require keep pushing in the…
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Information Flow is the Key

Information flow

A wise person once told me that information flow is the key to everything. Rest are simply details. Everyone knows that in the context of supply and demand. For example, a product that is cheap in Tanzania but expensive in…
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Building Contribution

One question everyone asks themselves is the right use of time. How should we know what to do out of N different projects or undertakings? The answer is immediately not clear. Each person has a unique path in life and…
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To Do Lists

We are living in the age of To Do lists. Numerous solutions are available in the market in print form as well as smart phone apps. I remember Richard Carlson in his excellent book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff ……
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What We Consume

There are three main ingredient to an excellent health. Exercise Sleep Food Did you ever notice that your health over a period of few weeks is directly affected by what you consume as food? Healthy food generates positive energy and…
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