Tag Archives: of attitudes-and-habits

# Day 179 (Mobile phones and more…)

We were enjoying a peaceful lunch at a restaurant situated in an oasis of green ~ great food, muted conversations and occasional laughter from the tables around. And then suddenly this cosy ambience was rudely shattered by one who fished … Continue reading

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# Day 157 (The ‘feasting and fasting’ package)

Come September and with the Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations on the fourth day of the first fortnight in the lunar month of Bhadrapada, the festive season in our country officially begins. It lasts through the months of September, October and sometimes … Continue reading

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# Day 127 (My way or…??)

In this final part of my ‘Nietzsche-series’ i share a quote from his work, “Thus Spake Zarathustra-III” “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not … Continue reading

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# Day 123 (Give me this day my personal space…)

“What i find most annoying is the way everyone intrudes into your personal space here,” said one member who has since chosen to migrate and settle in another country. It was some years back and we were having a general … Continue reading

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# Day 121 (The Fear Factor)

In the Bhagvad Gita, at the beginning of Chapter XVI (verse 1,2,3), Lord Krishna initiates a comparison between the divine nature and the demonic nature as found in creation. Topping the list of divine qualities is ~ ”abhayam” (to use … Continue reading

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# Day 120 (Of ‘Manners’ and men…)

‘Manners maketh the man’…this pithy dictum was impressed upon us by the nuns at the convent school we studied in, whenever they wanted to emphasise the importance of proper etiquette and good behaviour. To be quite honest, this attempt at … Continue reading

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# Day 117 (Life’s-lessons-learnt: Change your perspective and get a new life-view)

It may be old in some ways, but Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ remains for me one of the most insightful books for bringing about personal change. Among its many ideas, i particularly recall the one about … Continue reading

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