Category Archives: Greatness at work

A Thin Line Between Love and Friendship


I wanted to kiss her, but of course I didn’t. I wondered why I resisted, when in the past I had always followed my impulses with not much thought of consequences. Maybe because it didn’t feel like a game with her… the way it had with so many others before. Maybe because I had more to lose. Blurring the line between friendship & attraction was a surefire way to lose a friend.

I must admit, I saw it coming. I had that uneasy feeling and a few of my close male friends have warned me about this inevitability. “You know guys and girls can’t be friends right? especially close friends.”  Maybe.

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Human Labels


Why do we put labels on everything? The human race is organized and placed neatly into categories: black, white, fat, skinny, pretty, ugly, gay, straight, able, disabled, et cetera. It is this type of organization that creates chaos in our world.

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Smackdown: Murali v Warne – Battle for World XI


This post was in the works for sometime. Finally, I got a chance to finish it. So its kind of outdated in the sense that the article below was written in October 2010. However, I believe my analysis is still applicable.

In October 2010, Cricinfo released ALL TIME WORLD XI: It consisted of cricketers who are by far the best the cricketing world has seen or will ever see.

Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Dennis Lillee

I am not going to comment on the selection except with regards to the selection of Shane Warne over Muttiah Muralitharan (Murali). Warne was selected not marginally but by 34 points more than Murali and was considered by the Judges to be the fourth best cricketer of all-time.

Of course, this debate about who is better is always going to exist. Westerners are known to be stubborn especially when admitting defeat to a game they created and nurtured  (but which the Asian have Mastered).

This post is going to illustrate on how misconceived Warne’s strengths over Murali are. These are the usual arguments put forward by pro-Warne supporters;

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Reputation Vs. Character

Standard about your character and not your reputation – your character is who you are, your reputation is who people think you are

The story below highlights the importance of the above quote so beautifully. I wanted to summarise this story but the way its written is just perfect and summarizing or paraphrasing it would be a waste.

The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. He had insulted people and they had become angry and they had reacted. Or if they were cowards and weaklings, they had smiled, trying to bribe the man. But Buddha was like neither, he was not angry nor in any way offended, nor in any way cowardly. But just matter-of-factly he said, “What next?” There was no reaction on his part.

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We Wait to Fight – Battle Scars


One would easily imagine that if you are extremely busy with work and you really didn’t have time for anything except finishing up your backlog of files, you wouldn’t be thinking about emotional stuff like this. But, I do albeit I know I shouldn’t.

You know that feeling when you’re just waiting, waiting to get home into your room, close the door, fall into bed, and just let out everything that you have kept in all day? Its been a long day, 14-16 hours of non-stop continuous work surely would make anyone tried and why would you be any different.

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Social Media – An Ugly Face With A Hot Body


A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible

There is no doubt that social media has revolutionized the way individuals interact and communicate with each other. It is surprising how much I know about my “friends” from just stalking following them on fb or twitter. There is no need to meet up with them physically/face-to-face or ask them verbally how they are doing, all one has to do these days is “add them on fb, read their present and previous posts, check their photo album and see their information page”.

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Loyalty And Patriotism


Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty

For some, these two concepts are ingrained into oneself at birth while for others these are concepts they can only relate to through life experiences. For some, it has been legislatively provided backed with sanctions that they must serve their country while for others they queue up day in and day out with the hope that someday their Country would call them to “shed their blood for their Motherland”.

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