Friday, March 27, 2015


Now that you are graduating & moving into the real world of business, a few points to ponder:
1.    Global gas & PPTs do continue to work. But try massaging egos & buffing of bums as well.
2.    If you get a good boss, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become an entrepreneur. 
3.    Just because your fishing expedition wasn’t a grand success on campus, don’t, for heaven’s sake; fall in love with the first person who walks into your line of vision. 
4.    You will be afforded with the opportunity of meeting with people who think their shit smells of lavender. You don’t need to imitate them. Remember the story of the rabbit – the poor chap died of strain trying to imitate the elephant taking a dump.
5.    Learn to be humble; humility doesn’t kill. Remember the African proverb: ‘When the great lord passes the wise farmer bows deeply & farts silently.’
6.    Bide your time & do get married. In the long run, marriage is all about meeting of minds & not mating of bodies. It’s about companionship.
a.     For the ladies; prince charming is a myth. Remember the Malayalam proverb pointing out that it is difficult to tie an elephant in the cowshed. 
b.    For the guys; never lead a girl whose father considers her as a princess to the altar. She usually thinks she’s the queen. 
7.    Cherish the fleeting moments that you get to spend with your parents. They aren’t going to be around for long. There is no point in regretting later that you did not have time for them. Their union of passion resulted in you; your mother bore you for the whole of 9 months & then both your father & mother groomed you for the next 12 years!
8.    Money isn’t everything in life. Don’t chase money. It will come around when you have given up chasing it. Make enough for your needs & some; but not to satiate your greed. Need can be satisfied but greed can never be. 
9.    I’ve learnt that the beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you. 
10.  Make your children the focal point of your happiness. Allow them to bloom as per the laws of nature. Teach them that there is a brilliant world beyond the government sponsored education system that we helped to perpetuate. 
11.  One day, sooner or later, you will have to leave this world. When you came in you bawled your lungs out; when you leave you should be remembered as a smile on someone’s lips in spite of the tears that may flow!
Take care & be good!

Kind regards,


Lessons for a student of Business Management from the Delhi elections:
  1. Global Gas doesn't take you far. 
  2. Expensive suits, with your name emblazoned on it, are no match for ordinary mufflers. 
  3. Verbal diarrhea, including mindless tag lines, are useless. 
  4. Your father, grandmother & great grandfather may have been CEOs, but pedigree means nothing if you are a born ass.
  5. Find a scapegoat for your failure much in advance. A Ms. 'Saari Galti Iski' helps. 
  6. Idioms can get you to power once, not always. 
  7. Choose your friends wisely, avoid a bunch of rabble rousers. 
  8. Condemn stupid acts by your friends. 
  9. Don't overestimate the power of social media; sometimes it operates as a megaphone for idiots. 
  10. Respect people, they are more intelligent than you credit them for.


Sooner or later you will realise that the most important moments in your life are not the ones that you advertise on Facebook, Twitter or any of the social media. 
They are not the graduations, the farewell parties, the birthdays & the anniversaries.
But those unheralded moments that make their way into your mind and linger. The ones that you want to possess without advertising. They just don't go away. And you in turn cling to those moments refusing to let them go.
And as you grow older you reminisce those moments. Your face may crack into a smile or a tear may make its way down your worn cheek.
Then you realise that Life is worth living. Just for those moments.....


Not one of us could select the family we were born into.
Not one of us could select the place of our birth.
Not one of us could select the color of our skin.
Not one of us had a say in the selection of our name or our mother tongue. 
Not one of us had a say in the creed that we were to follow.
We just happened.
So why all this fuss?
You get on with your life, and I will get on with mine.
None of us are here to reside permanently.
All of us will be gone sooner or later.
We don't have a choice.
Our corpses will either be buried, or burnt. That will be the end.

While we are here, let's live in peace.