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How different is DIFFERENT ?

June 12, 2021 10:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In business,changes happen every 7/10 years,they can be termed “incremental”.But when in a family business,patriarch takes a back seat,and allows his sons to run the business he has started from scratch,exactly the same way as he did,he must be living in a fool’s paradise.So, it will change.A few things get most affected, as changes appear, one of them is People Management. Earlier generations dealt with their people with a lot of compassion,care,and sometimes,emotions.People now are dealt with mostly with efficient performance as per their slated KRAs. This change is not minor,its quite significant. But this change is visible across the... View Article

If you have authority in governance,be watchful

May 31, 2021 7:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many times in our life’s journey,we meet people,whom we term as “bad losers”.In corporate life,if that happens,we simply try and avoid the person. But if we do not have an option,and have to face,confront,encounter such people in our social life regularly,then that creates a problem.More so,if that person is in a position of high authority,and governs what we may do in life,its almost impossible not to take a position.But perhaps here,COVID has taught all of us a lesson. It has told us,rich or poor,powerful or weak, mighty or small, no one repeat,no one, can escape the phenomena.If he is protected... View Article

We will remember this Bengal election :2021

May 9, 2021 4:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What an election !! When I left Kolkata to be with my son in Dubai,it was September’20.Bengal elections were clear 8 months away,but we could feel the buzz in the air.There was a clear indication that a storm will happen,and Bengal maybe swept away.In the subsequent months,I watched with great interest how things started hotting up.Many TMC people leaving the party,the organisation machinery of the National party coming into play.Slowly as the election commission came into play,how the entire administrative control were taken over by the Government in Delhi.The Police Commissioner’s were changed,election rules applied one sided,brutal exrcise of power... View Article

Lets prepare our villages thru’ protective COVID video training

May 9, 2021 4:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We can quite easily pass this buck onto saying this is Covid wave2,and it has happenned in many countries,so we are no exception.Then we open the TV Sets,which normally do not show negative things of the Government,full of calamities,catastrophies etc.People dieing on the road,no Oxygen, no Hospital beds,no medicines,Docs over stressed, vaccine shortage,and these are all official news.Which means,what is not coming out in the media,is even more serious,grave and catastrophic.WHY IS THIS HAPPENNING ? Enough people have said enough things about it already,so I am not going to repeat it.But it is important to note,that we do need serious... View Article

Good Bye,my friend, Rana……………

April 28, 2021 10:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

25th April’21,Sunday, will always remain a key day in my life.On this day,I lost my life long friend of 46 years, Deepak Ranjan Gupta(Rana),being attacked by COVID.We met in Vizag in the 1970s when he used to come on behalf of his company M/s Kusum Products from Kolkata.We met thru a common friend,Arun, and then it was chemistry.We became such good friends,that Rana(Deepak’s nick name) brought his wife,Noton to Vizag on his next trip. Rana and Noton were childhood friends,who fell in love and married,and they used to live 2 buildings away from each other in Lansdowne Terrace,near Deshapriya Park... View Article

This cannot be the new normal

April 23, 2021 5:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Domination of political administration in our lives,perhaps was never felt by the society which I belong or belonged so far as I am feeling now.This seems to have crossed all limits of social,community,peaceful living.As money is flowing,from all kinds of ways,it is a myth,to ask for “reforms” in this space.The options available it seems if we dont like what is going on is : -To Die -Get into the hills never to come back again -Live with sleeping tablets or equivalent -KEEP DOING RELENTLESS MEDITATION -Keep watching,what is happening around,and become a cynical expert Its quite sad,there seems to be... View Article

Transitioning to the next stage of life……..acceptance !!!

April 14, 2021 8:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When creative people get older,they have a challenge.Singers,Artistes,Dancers,there demand go down, there body driven activity become challenging,and their mind gets strained.People who are creative thinkers,philosophers,visualisers, architects and intellectuals,feel lost unless they take refuge in spirituality.This everyone must realise are difficult times for them.If you have led a normal life,as in,going to office,work,then,retirement,its perhaps easier,as retirement comes as a package for the transition.But “thinkers” and “intellectuals”,have no retirement age,yet there mindspace becomes far more less specific and that is why spirituality becomes a clear option.Other options are even more dangerous and difficult,and at times leads to mental issues. Diseases like Dimentia,Alzeimer,and... View Article