BUCKLING, NOT BATTLING!

“You’ve earned that bag of fries, c’mon, you know you can afford it, what can go wrong with just bag of chips, it’s what, 500 calories? You burn more than that when you bike, go for it, life’s too short to be worrying about your weight and your blood sugar, it doesn’t matter anyway, who …

DR. SANTOSHI KUMAR

She managed to find a spot right behind me every single day at the school assembly. She always got there earlier than I did. I was the class leader, and class leaders stood in the front row. After a few weeks, I just started to take the spot right in front of her, she marked …

THE MOST STUNNING EXPERIENCE

I jumped out of the boat into the water in the deep sea, I was asked to keep my hands to my side, just use my legs to swim and crawl as smoothly as I possibly could. I kept looking back at the boat every minute or so, because our marine biologist plus tour guide …

UNCLE SAM, I SHRUNK MY SOCIETY!

I have become a socially isolated individual. There, I said it. You have to realize that for the “gregarious and extroverted” me, that is an incredibly hard admission to make, almost an embarrassment. Before I turned eighteen, I had studied in seven different schools in six different locations in India, schools that ranged from the …

A MISFIT OR A FREE SPIRIT?

I’ve spent way too much time trying to understand if I’m a radical nonconformist, or just a misfit and a dropout.  I wish I could say I didn’t care. I wish I knew for exactly how long does patience remain a virtue, and how long before impatience stops being whimsical.  Do I have to build …

OUR CHOICES GOING FORWARD – COLLECTIVE INQUIRY VS. SKILLED INCOMPETENCE

***This is a post I had earlier published on LinkedIn, reposting with a few changes*** In his book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter Senge refers to Chris Argyris from Harvard. “Argyris argued that most managers find collective inquiry inherently threatening. School trains us never to admit that we …