“The Delhi Queer Pride is a parade for diversity, acceptance, solidarity and resistance” states the leaflet distributed at Delhi Queer Pride 2014, held on 30 November. The 2014 parade was particularly significant as members and supporters of the queer community got together to protest the December 2013 judgement of the Supreme Court of India that … Continue reading Rainbow Rights – Delhi Queer Pride parade
Delhi Durga Puja Samiti, popularly known as the Kashmere Gate Durga Puja, started in 1910 and is the oldest community Durga Puja of Delhi. It is held in the lawns of Bengali Senior Secondary School, at Alipur Road. In the last 100 years, it is admirable how the puja has been able to maintain the … Continue reading Homeward Bound – 100 year old Kashmere Gate Durga Puja immersion
I was working on a challenging project with an aggressive timeline. I started my days early, woking late into the night and I could see the accomplishments. When I realized it was time to take some rest and call it a day, I still had energy to continue. The hours of work did not matter. Yet, … Continue reading Are you stressed at work?
What makes us happy? Is it success that brings happiness or is it the other way round, that happiness increases the chances of success? In an earlier post on Success and Happiness, I shared: Does success give us happiness? I still believe, yes, though with a caveat that it could be for a span of time. After … Continue reading The Happiness Advantage
photo credit: bizior I have the opportunity to work with few people, whom I consider to be very good leaders. One charecteristic I have observed in each one of them is an ability to stay calm in challenging situations. There is never an expression of panic even at times when things have fallen apart. Most importantly, in situations where many others are gripped with panic and … Continue reading The Calming Effect – essence of a successful leader
"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Bethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." - Martin … Continue reading The power of YOU
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer I came across this quote few days back and it made me ponder. Does success give us happiness? I still believe, yes, though with a caveat that it could be for a … Continue reading Success and Happiness