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Ladakh: Rafting on the Zanskar

[Trip date: 28th June 2013] And I finally got to see mighty Zanskar! In spate. Waters which we were told were pure blue just a few days ago, now a majestic muddy brown thanks to the rains and landslides. First the photos. Never thought so many shades of brown were possible. And that brown and…

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Doing the things that matter – to you

I crossed the 35 yr mark a few weeks ago. It came and went. And triggered the annual reflection. This year around I planned a bit in advance. I wanted to celebrate. Celebrate the person I was, how far I’d come, all that I’d done. So I went and bought myself a new car. And…

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The challenge in being yourself

Being true to yourself comes at a cost. It’s far easier to give in. To adapt. To mould yourself to the circumstances.  To cater to the whims of the unreasonable client, the boss, the spouse, the kids, the parents. What’s the hidden cost to that? A gradual loss of identity?  An erosion of self? That…

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What’s your first thought?

“I wont be able to join the meeting/call at that time, since I have to pick up my kid from school/daycare”. Picture a guy at work saying this. You know nothing else about this guy. What’s your first thought?  Oh, ok. How sweet. He helps his wife take care of the kid. What a devoted father.…

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What’s stopping you from asking?

“Ask and ye shall recieve”. And yet we seldom do. We try to live in a self contained cocoon. We assume everyone else “should” understand, know. We expect them to give us the right answers, for questions we’ve never asked. We expect them to do things for us, we never even requested. And then we…

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Valued.

We all wanted to be valued. To be appreciated. To be told so. And to be shown so. We yearn for it. It’s human nature. And yet we let people treat us otherwise. And yet we treat people otherwise. Whether it’s that project you completed. Or the meal you cooked. The promotion or raise you…