What better way to greet the new year than with a bunch of delightful flowers. Wishing everyone of you a meaningful and prosperous new year ahead. Make your life as riotously colorful as these flowers. Good luck! Only-the-above Image Copyright © 2006 – Forever, Darshan. Thanks CIO. Good Morning. And have a great today!
Here’s my one-year five-point program for 2007: Back to Fitness One (it’s tough while you’re studying!) 30-and-if-successful-365 day give-up-coffee program (it’s already begun!) Re-organize finances (using my newly acquired knowledge!) Track spending (cost streams!) Construct a birthday database (messed it in 2006!) [The first one is inspired by Steve Pavlina’s 30 Days to Success article.] […]
The January 5, 2007 edition of Outlook Business features an article titled “When Working Class Rules.” It’s about organizations going out of their way to retain talent – a supposedly scarce resource in India’s booming economy – by offering big hikes, free holidays, and company-sponsored foreign education. I think the article is too narrow in […]
There really weren’t that many new year resolutions to keep up in 2006. Of course, the main goal for 2006 was to successfully navigate my way through an MBA education. A broadening of my awareness, thinking, and knowledge, good grades, a job at a cool company with responsibilities and salary that exceeded my goals, seem […]
A commendable achievement by Baba Amte at Anandvan is the establishment of special schools for deaf, dumb, and blind children. These kids are indeed special. They have learnt to accept their disabilities, but do not let that fact hinder their creativity and capability. They are happy and content in their little world at Anandvan. They […]
Yep. After a brief hiatus, The G Cam is back – this time bringing you mesmerizing photos from the Kodachadri Mountain Range in the evergreen Western Ghats of beautiful Karnataka. Drop a comment if you like what you see. Handing over to Goutham for the rest of the post. Images Copyright © 2006 – Infinity, […]
It happened out of frustration. My previous and the second-time-in-my-life train journey from Mumbai to Vadodara and back was bad enough, but the 12-hour crowded-and-packed-with-cockroaches train journey from Mumbai to Wardah, followed by the 2.5-hour cramped bus-without-a-suspension journey from Wardah to Warora, was more than enough to test my patience. Reaching Warora, I decided on […]
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It pains me a lot to see animals – both big and small – trapped inside cages and put up as public exhibits. When I say cages, I include aquariums too. Nothing could be as worse for those poor fish than being trapped in a 6 ft x 4 ft x 2 ft glass enclosure, […]
One of the more positive outcomes of my recent trip to Baba Amte’s Anandvan at Warora is the treasure trove of photographs I managed to capture. Anandvan is spread over an area of about 2500-acres! Predictably, it borders the Warora – Nagpur highway. And that means you can’t keep me from venturing out regularly onto […]
Now this is strange. I wrote that I am “Off to Wardah, Maharashtra,” but how am I coming back from Warora, Maharashtra? It’s simple. Our trip itinerary read: Mumbai – Wardah – Warora – Nagpur – Mumbai. Baba Amte’s Anandvan is located in Warora district. I did not know this fact when we left Mumbai. […]
We’re off to Anandvan – The Forest of Bliss, Baba Amte’s ashram in Wardah, Maharashtra on a social service program. Wardah is a three-hour drive from Nagpur. Excerpts from a previous trip report (by another batch) featured on PagalGuy.com SPJIMR students visited Baba Amteâ€™s Ashram and stayed at Anandvan, with the objective to develop social […]
I couldn’t resist the temptation to switch. And switch, I did. From Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7. My initial reaction: “Things are not where they used to be!” Now I have unwaveringly used Internet Explorer since the days of Windows 95 and I can’t use a different browser even in my dreams. I […]
Today’s Corporate Dossier – the supplement that comes with The Economic Times – carries an article titled “Terms Of Engagement” written by Tom Rath, who leads Gallupâ€™s Workplace Research and Leadership Consulting worldwide. “Terms Of Engagement” talks about the significance of having a best friend or two at your workplace. I found this article to […]
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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 William Dalrymple Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1 Oct 2006) Language: English ISBN: 074758639X Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 inches Price: Rs. 695 The Last Mughal is more a treatise on Delhi in the 1800’s, it’s mysticism, romanticism, and subsequently it’s destruction and ruin, […]
The splendid Taj Mahal Palace & Tower standing majestically opposite to The Gateway of India (not seen in this picture, but see below). We had a buffet lunch here (after we came back from Elephanta Island, tired and ravenous) that set us back by Rs. 1100 a head. But it was worth every rupee spent […]
Swami Vivekananda has his own address on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai – 400 001. He stands facing the Chhatrapati Shivaji statue that you recently saw here.
Click for a full-size image. Western India is famous for a string of rock-cut temples ranging in date from the 2nd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Around Bombay alone, one can see within a radius of 20 kms several of them including the Buddhist rock-cut temples of Kanheri and Kondivite and the brahminical […]
Your trip to Elephanta Island would be incomplete without a small climb up to Cannon Hill – aptly named because of the cannons strategically perched on top of the hill. The cannons are cleverly camouflaged by the surrounding greenery. In its hey days it must have probably been a very effective weapon in keeping out […]