Who is your friend?

I recall a fascinating conversation with ruchi sometime back. She asked – who is a true friend? Someone who is sad at your loss or happy for your success. My instant reaction was the former. All our lives we have been trained to believe a friend in need is a...

Beauty of the first timeĀ 

“The first time” is a wonderful thing.  It’s exciting. It’s appealing. No one expects wonders. Everyone is forgiving. You can fail and people call it learning. And there is always a second chance.  What if there wasn’t? What if,...

Cynicism

A middle class hard working guy owned a horse. One day, while he was passing through the forest on his horse, he was stopped by an ailing poor man. The poor man wanted a ride. Moved by his condition, the horse owner stopped, climbed down and with great effort placed...

Work hard

Everyone around you tells you to work hard. You know it yourself too. This seems to be the magical key to success. But what is working hard? Most people surprisingly don’t know the answer. They don’t even bother. The simplest approach for most is to start...

Herd sentiment

On my way to the gym there is a corner which always have a bunch of college students trying to hitch a ride. I stop mostly. And have a nice morning chat before dropping them in front of the gates, which incidentally little more than a km away. For the past few...