End of an era – After 30 years

200 million in sales and 30 years in the running. Finally Sony has decided to bring down the curtains on the Sony Walkman that became so popular and was the pride in the eighties. ┬áSales of cassettes tapes have been going down as well. TDK at one stage had a staggering 3 billion in the […]

Saving Human Lives – iPhone Application

I thought it is worth mentioning a cool new iPhone application that some bright graduate students at Stevens Institute/Hoboken have developed to work in earthquake situations and save human lives. The main functionality of this app is that it has the capability to transmit messages even without a cellular service! At the most simplistic level, […]

Ritual or Rationale

An interesting tussle went on between the President of the Rationalist International and an Indian Tantrik (Black Magician) on a live TV show in India. The Tantrik vowed to kill Sanal Edamaruku, the President of the Rationalist International through his super natural powers and chanting of holy verses from the Hindu scriptures. All this was […]

Living a Life of Priorites

I have often wondered what should be the priorities by which we live in our life. As I grew up and went on and doing things that is required to take me to the next step, I realized that my priorities were often dictated by someone else – this could be the teacher in the school, the professor in the college, the manager at my first job and so on. While not truly living life aimless, it is in a way aimless.

Power of Prayer!

Recently we had an incident at our place that resulted in water flooding. Being a holiday weekend, it was becoming very difficult to contact a technician who could come and fix the problem in a timely manner. We were scrambling and trying to reach out to all possible resources, yellow pages, friends, neighbors. Everyone tried […]

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

I forged ahead in reading this book with some skepticism. There were indications that this is a book more geared towards folks who have always planned in writing a book but just cannot get past the ‘writers block’.

To-Be or To-Do

I am a time management addict. I like to plan things, plan my day-tight compartments, allocate time for the things I have to do and prioritize. I am not complaining. This technique has proved very effective and I always say, “if something goes on my calendar then it will be accomplished”.

How much is your individual energy worth now?

Joe Vitale as part of his ‘attraction factor’ message cites an interesting way to look at how we conduct ourselves during the day. I have experienced this personally and enhanced it with my own observations and the teachings of several other learned teachers.

Another electronic addition – Panasonic Lumix

I have a fascination for electronic items but at the same time weary that anytime you get one, an enormous amount of time gets drawn into understanding how the thing works, follow the instructions in manual that are the size of college text books. If these items come with rebates etc then that is another […]