Smile, Numbers, Confidence, Food & Sleep
What are 5 everyday things that bring you happiness? Smile This is numero uno. A beautiful morning starts with smiles all around. I am blessed to have a minimum of 7 smiles every single day of my life. This includes my family, my team, and an unconditionally loving Labrador, Copper. Then comes the invisible smiles…
Novels, Notebook and Pencill
Describe something you learned in high school. “Wherever you go carry these 3 things with you. A novel, a notebook and a pencil.” This was the advise from my Malayalam teacher Mrs Saraswati. For the last 3 decades, I have been following this. It has immensely helped me polish my language and knowledge. This the…
Community or Creed?
How would you improve your community? It is a caste-based creed camouflaged as a community. Improving a community is like one trying to walk his way to Australia. Should one set out to change the people around them? ‘Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I…
Tea, Newspaper and Kiss
What are your morning rituals? What does the first hour of your day look like? Waking up is one thing. Getting out of bed is entirely different. The first place to visit in the morning has been the kitchen for many years. The ambience is often brighter than the rest of the places. It is…
Laughter a Placebo par Excellence
What makes you laugh? The year was 1992 – 93, Kochi, Kerala. I was introduced to a small close knit group known as Osho’s NeoSen Commune. One of the session was Laughing. At the first instance I burst out laughing. How can one laugh without a reason? The fact is when you start laughing, you…
Antony, Did You Live a Life?
Write a letter to your 100-year-old self. Living too long is a risk too. That is what I have learnt from the field of Insurance. I lived a life less ordinary. Been there done that kind. Have I done enough to live this long. Celebrating 100 years of life is no what I will be…
Karma and Superstition
Are you superstitious? I do not believe in Superstition. It is a religious belief that is construed under the fear of the unknown. Unlike Science, this has no predictable end results. Not easy to prove it’s existence. However, it has proven track record of tinkering with the psychological well-being of humans. I do believe in…
Unlearning Love to Love Again
What is the last thing you learned? Yesterday I was stupidHence I hurt you badly.Today I am wiseHence I hug you warmly.Tomorrow I will be invisibleHence I hate to say I don’t love you.