Yearly Archives: 2013

Meditation and Entropy

There are a lot of things whose significance is not taught in schools. One example is the fibonacci series. Nobody ever told me that the fibonacci series and golden ratio (1.61) are what nature follows, whether it's an arrangement of branches in a tree or petals in a flower or the spiral of a galaxy. Another...
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The Common Man Phenomenon

I have a few things in common with Kejriwal. We both are IIT graduates and vipassana meditators. Vipassana definitely is my magic wand, so I bet it is for Kejriwal, as well. When people hear that I am a capitalist as well as a meditator, they get surprised. What surprises them is actually not something special about...
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Post-Modern Economy

A few days back I read "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith. Yes, I was late by 200+ years in reading it, but better late than never, as the saying goes. I have yet to read "Das Kapital" by Karl Marx. These two books have affected the world more than all other books combined. But...
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Outliers

The first book I read by Malcolm Gladwell was "Tipping Point." I don't remember how I stumbled upon this book many years ago, but I did. And it was a happy accident and fabulous book. A few days back I started reading "Outliers." Another masterpiece from him, I would say. The underlying theme of the whole...
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In The Valuation of Things

I remember in early 2007 I met an angel investor who had previously run a services company. InfoObjects was a very small company at the time and with less than 10 consultants and few projects. I wanted to leverage both his expertise and funds. I was looking for a $250K cash infusion in the company at...
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Living a life of gratitude

As I keep progressing both in business and path of spirituality, one thing becomes very obvious. That is, how many people have come out of nowhere and helped me. It fills me with immense gratitude.  ...
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Religion vs Tradition

My journey has been a quest to find answers to my experiences, and for reasons greater than pure curiosity. These experiences started 27 years back when I had just built a temple out of sand. I had lit a clay lamp and was reciting some of the prayers. It was Lord Shiva's prayer as far...
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Meaningful Networking

As I mentioned in a previous post, anyone who tries to network with me on LinkedIn I reply with: "How can I help you?" Most people respond with what exactly they need. Mostly it's either folks trying to sell us something or intending to join us. Both are fair, but the approach of first connecting then...
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Vipassana: Breaking Through The Habit Pattern

When walking on the path of spirituality, different problems come in different forms at different times. The challenges also become stealthy and sneaky, or in other words, ignorance starts showing its colors.  ...
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Weight Management Myth

I have tried various methods of weight loss and to control weight gain in the past. I am not a health freak who would spend hours trekking outside or in a gym while ignoring my business and family. But I do get it that physical health is one major component of the proverbial bird of...
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