Correct others, don’t compromise

 

A must see movie for all the families is English Vinglish, starring Sridevi, directed by Gauri Shinde. It is a great movie, which teaches us how to correct family members when they ill treat us....

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Practice makes you better, not perfect

 

In life, every day one faces an opportunity to practice becoming better, instead of becoming bitter. Recently I had to travel from Delhi to Kota in an overnight train, and for me to get to Kota was very important. I was wait listed in the train, and didn’t get the confirmation. Since I had to reach Kota, I boarded the train, second A/C compartment with a general class ticket with the hope that the ticket collector will give me a berth....

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Love does it all

 

Once a newly married man was living with his new wife and mother. Soon the daughter-in-law and the mother-in-law started having difficulties living with each other. The daughter-in-law started to feel that the mother-in-law was very unreasonable and did every thing to make the daughter-in-law’s life miserable. As time passed the daughter-in-law’s misery kept on intensifying....

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Empower yourself to be happy

 

Professor: What is Evil? Student: “Sir I will explain, but kindly answer my questions first.” Professor: Ok Student: “Does cold exist?” Professor: Yes Student: “No Sir, there is nothing like cold. It is complete absence of heat.” Student: Does darkness exist?” Professor: Yes Student: “No Sir, there is nothing like darkness. It is actually the complete absence of light. According to physics we can study light and heat but not darkness and cold.”...

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How to overcome, when bad things happen and remain vibrant

 

Recently I was conducting a seminar in Delhi, when during the lunch break; one of the participants approached me to discuss his issues in private....

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Reflecting Leads to Improvement

 

I had a wonderful opportunity to once learn more about Mahatma Gandhiji from his grandson Arun Gandhiji in a chance meeting in Orlando, Florida in U.S.A....

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Creation vs. Destruction

 

For a tree to grow to its size takes years, but to cut it takes a few minutes. To build a building such as the World Trade Centre takes years, but to bring it down, takes but a few hours. The principle of life also is that creation and preservation takes consistent efforts and destruction takes but a few minutes....

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Count your blessings

 

The other day, I was interacting with a salesperson on my way from Mumbai to Delhi. He had read some of my books and was very keen to gain some more insight into how he could live a better life....

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Be in the present to be happy

 

The other day in the afternoon I witnessed a mother who had come to accompany her daughter who was about five years old from the school bus stop to their house....

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2013 – a ‘tera year’

 

The other day, I was chit-chatting with my son Gaurav who is doing his B. Tech in mechanical from VIT, Vellore in Tamil Naidu. He was visiting us during his winter vacation. During our conversation I casually asked him “Son I hope you will look after your mummy and papa when we are old?”...

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