Hinduism and Business

Hinduism, on its own, has no origin but has unfolded and developed through stages and is based largely on the Vedic scriptures. To reiterate, the Vedas, which are the primary scriptures this ˜-ism’ is based on, derive from the Sanskrit root ˜Vid’ meaning knowledge.   There are four Vedas: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda […]

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World Religions and Business

“If there is ever to be a universal religion, it must be one which will have no location in place or time; which will be infinite like the God it will preach, and whose sun will shine upon the followers of Krishna and of Christ, on saints and sinners alike; which will not be Brahminic […]

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Spirituality

You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate.  John Lennon Spirituality. One word that probably unites  as it should, I think  believers and non-believers alike. The religious ones stake a special claim […]

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Happy Birthday Plum!!!

What ho! The day is just right for a swim through the blighted world of ghastly aunts, under whose gaze sprightly young men wilt and shudder, whilst burdened with affectations of love and equally urgent situations to make or break betrothals and engagements with girls who are dashed pretty and charming, but bring it all […]

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Machiavelli: Ends versus Means

‘It is far better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both’, such and more is the devious logic of Niccolo Machiavelli in his most famous and also most hated book across centuries, The Prince. The 15th century master’s shrewd intellect shows through this realpolitik treatise, perhaps as a means undertaken to justify […]

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Passion, Compassion, Values and Beliefs: Siddhartha

Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha is a classic by the virtue of portraying the author’s own intense efforts to understand life and its experiences through his protagonist, whose name means ‘one who has found the meaning of his existence’. As the seminal work of Hesse, published in 1922, its lucidity is in complete contrast with the depths […]

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Rashmirathi-II

The fourth chapter refers to the meeting between Karna and Lord Indra where Karna makes the ultimate sacrifice which I have referred to in the beginning of my blog. The chapter brings out the principles that Karna has sworn by: ‘Bhuj ko chhod na mujhe sahara kisi aur sambal ka, bada bharosa tha, lekin is […]

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Rashmirathi – I

“Chakit, bheet chahchaha uthe kunjon me vihag bichare, disha sann rah gayi dekh yah drishya bheeti ke mare! Sah na sake aaghaat, surya chhip gaye sarak kar ghan me, ‘sadhu, sadhu!’ ki gira mandra goonji gambhir gagan me” (The amazed birds chirruped in fear, even the directions were stunned; even the sun went behind the […]

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Feed…back!

Folks, here’s my feedback on your feedback: thanks, it was lovely! It’s like this – when you set out to accomplish something you are passionate about, it’s always nice to meet a few compliments on the way. It’s nicer still when you encounter well-meant, constructive criticism, which helps you go farther than you had imagined […]

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Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Puss, she began ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where-‘ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat – so long as I […]

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