Or and And

New or Old Profit or Value Tough or Nice Success or Relationships Long term or Short term Style or Substance Focus or Diversify Think or Do Work or Life Study or Play Love or Friendship Health or Happiness Learn or Produce—We have so many choices that appear to be ‘OR’ choices. They pop up every […]

On Gollwitzer Action Triggers

This week’s learning is part of the ongoing series of inspiring learnings from ‘Switch’ by Dan and Chip Heath. Peter Gollwitzer, a New York University psychologist, gave his students the opportunity to earn extra credit by writing a paper about how they spent Christmas Eve and turning it in on December 25th i.e. during holidays. […]


It’s Saturday evening and I find myself feeling like I’m right back to my university days. There’s a lot of work to be done and I’ve decided to have a rare late night. Yellow lights. Check.Good Music. Check.Solitude. Check. All of a sudden, I had New Slang playing and I found myself let out a […]

Pen Pals

There’s a certain romance about the thought of a pen friend. I grew up in the generation when pen friends were just going out of fashion. The world of internet and email had just come about and the rage was all about ‘chat friends’ in online chat rooms. Either way, I’ve always thought the idea […]

Jobs. Sivers. Transformation.

I’m reaching the end of the fantastic Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. Last week, at this point, I was feeling very disillusioned. This guy sounded dark, hard on people – reinforced from the previous Steve Jobs book that I’d read. All those media horror stories seemed true. Last week, I had a nice conversation […]

Infinite Inspirations

I decided to call today’s post Infinite Inspirations as that is the name of a lovely blog that my friend blogs on. I was checking her last few posts out today and felt very inspired by a video she shared that reminded me that there were indeed infinite inspirations out there. Seek, and we shall […]

Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

Today is celebrated as ‘Thanksgiving’ Day in the US. Being Indian, I don’t generally celebrate thanksgiving but regulars here know I’m a sucker for the friendship, mothers, fathers, teachers day etc. I think it’s nice to be able to pause, take stock and give thanks – in this case, reflect on the past year even. […]


My friend and I were debating about the best day to book for the evening session at the Tennis Masters series at the O2 arena in London. We eventually picked Monday over Tuesday. You can imagine my consternation when I realized later that the Tuesday session featured a Federer v Nadal game. Of course, by […]