Happiness is a choice Is it really possible to feel joyous under duress? I asked myself this question as I finished Dr Victor Frankl's monumental book 'Man's Search for Meaning'. I will publish the book review sometime next week. For now, I just wanted to share my immediate thoughts. Dr Frankl was a holocaust survivor … Continue reading Happiness is a Choice – Inspiration from ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’
Muhammad Ali Quotes for Monday Motivation My most heartrending memory of Muhammad Ali comes from the opening ceremony of 1996 Atlanta Olympics. There he was on the podium with the Olympic torch in his hands. He had a slow gait. His hands were literally shaking as he lit the flame. Until that day, I had … Continue reading Muhammad Ali Quotes for Monday Motivation
This is my first post in my mental calculations self-challenge. I wanted to document it here so that I have a sense of accountability and this had better be a challenge than a passing fancy. The fact is that if we set our mind to something we only get better. The problem is that in life, half the things we do we don't have any interest in -
Pillai's book draws heavily from Chanakya's Arthashastra. Amongst Hindu scholars of the day, there is a clear consensus for Arthashastra to be the most influential book ever written on statesmanship and politics. Unfortunately, though, Pillai's book fails to evoke the same emotion as expected out of a book following Arthashastra's suit.
Travel Enhances Productivity And Much More. Travel is a panacea to the infirmity borne out of daily grinds. Going to work every day and sitting at the same desk, and living each day as a repeat of the last, can be very disheartening and demotivating.
Monday is here. It's early morning. I feel a little exhausted after my walk. I want to sit down and write something quickly as my green tea boils in the kitchen. Here are some of the lessons I have learnt in life, some in the recent past and some over the lifetime: Trust your gut … Continue reading Monday Morning Musings