This came to me as an embarrassment

Some time back, one of my close family friends, Shri Santosh Kenjale, shared this with me and it was really embarrassing for me to come across this. He has been taking guidance from me on certain matters of life and sees me as his mentor, though elder in age to me. Out of gratitude, he poured out his heart and wrote about me in an article for a magazine. Embarrassing it was, but I had to come to terms with it and I felt really honored, blessed and humbled.

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Easy and Difficult

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others; Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes Easy is to talk without thinking; Difficult is to refrain the tongue Easy is to hurt someone who loves us; Difficult is to heal the wound Easy is to forgive others; Difficult is to ask for forgiveness Easy is to set the rules; Difficult is to follow them Easy is to show victory; Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity

Want to become happy?

Are you one of those who want to become happy? Start by staying away from things which can make you miserable. Somebody has nicely defined “misery” as “you get what you don’t want and you don’t get what you want”. Check out this brilliant video about seven things that can make you miserable. Stay away from them, if you want some happinss in life. Thanks again, CGP Grey!

Is spirituality nothing more than a fashion?

Spirituality is the new buzzword of the town. Some see it as a budding career, some delight in expressing their orientation as “spiritual but not religious”. Some use it to describe any experience which is out of this world. Just what is spirituality? Can any and every experience be termed spiritual? Not really. Most of us tend to think that we are human beings with a spiritual dimension to life.

(Anti) Social Media

I bumped into an elderly co-passenger in train the other day who was struggling to manage his contacts on phone. Sensing that I am a technology guy (due to my laptop, I guess) he asked me for help. Now for any of us who have grown in the word of technology, this is certainly not the most difficult problem to solve. Sure enough, I helped him out and was satisfied to see a smile on his face.

My statement of purpose for getting into the PhD program at IITB

While getting into the PhD program at IITB I was asked to give a statement of purpose as a common practice world wide. I am not sure whether anybody really read it or not, but I really meant what I wrote :) Statement of Purpose (SOP) for admission to the PhD Programme in Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay in the field of Machine Learning/Data Mining/Data Analytics “The role of brain in a human body can never be overstated.

Are You Thinking?

It is said, “culture is like blood”. Blood is arguably one of the most important things in our body, yet we do not realize its presence/value unless we start losing it. Much the same way, culture is a vital element of the social fabric, but we do not realize its value unless we see the effects of its degradation. In this connection, several years back I had come across this post and would like to share it again here: