How to prepare for a crisis?


I always wondered, how much preparation for future is enough. Something like how much insurance is enough. What are we preparing for when we state preparing for future. Identity is at stake: Basic criteria of your identity are at stake, like your residence status, religion, caste, creed , sex, skin color or culture. Most ofContinue reading “How to prepare for a crisis?”

Balance Sheet


“Time never stops and if you are in race with time you can never stop. We are taught to respect time and ensure we accumulate or amass as much wealth possible from every second of life. Getting rich is the aim. Richness is the ultimate goal and time is the only constraint. You don’t knowContinue reading “Balance Sheet”

The Power within


  A very powerful stanza from a poetry by Muhammad Iqbal.keeps inspiring generations, to go beyond what others think you can do, what you think you can do and even what god thinks you can do. But still I see the helplessness when I look at the mirror or look into eyes of many. TheContinue reading “The Power within”

One Billion Rupees


“Your account credited with Rs. 1,00,00,00,000 on 5th May, 2013.”, A bizarre habit of checking emails on smart phone when sleep gets thin made me look at my newly received text message which gave me shock of my life. Wanted to see the source of the money hence immediately started laptop to log-in to myContinue reading “One Billion Rupees”

Raneswar Mornings: Value


My son was holding a crumpled paper while I was offering prayer at Raneswar Temple. I was alarmed when I assumed that it might be the paper on which there were some food and a stray dog would have leaked them before my son took it. I immediately snatched the paper and threw that intoContinue reading “Raneswar Mornings: Value”

Who is poor?


I went to Shimla this April with my family. We started as soon as summer vacation started for my kids. We went from Vadodara to Delhi and then took a Cab to Shimla. It was a fun ride for most part but as soon as we started the hilly roads Hiya (My daughter) started feeling uneasy andContinue reading “Who is poor?”

Can you read Instructions?


A husband entered his home at 11:00 PM at night after a long tiring day. As soon as his wife opened the door, he could see the upset wife is somewhere between angry, sad and scared. He tried to read the instructions from her face to understand his next course of actions to cool theContinue reading “Can you read Instructions?”

My 3 Wishes


My work demands me to work late in the evening. To ensure I get some personal life I start for office late. Yesterday was no different. I reached home at 9:30 PM and continued checking my e-mails via my smart phone frequently. My wife was waiting for me to have dinner together. After dinner my wifeContinue reading “My 3 Wishes”