Category archives for Happiness

Lavender in Bloom

Lavender in Bloom NS Rajan   As if they are on duty On a magical calender They bloom in blissful beauty These blossoms, all lavender.   ( Jacaranda Mimosifolia_NSR: The Jacaranda,one of the popular trees of Delhi though of Brazilian origin, is known for its ornamental delicacy and low branching structure. Its bell shaped, purply […]

What a Lovely Day

    Fifteen years ago, my daughter, who was then six years old, deftly delegated the task she was to complete to an unsuspecting father; to select a poem that could be read by her at school. I made the mistake of being presumptuous and thought I would compose a small poem myself, rather than […]

A Dream’s Delight

A Dream’s Delight NS Rajan   As the hammock gently sways, I watch her winsome ways Under the shade of sylvan palms, she turns on all her charms Flowing locks caressed by wind, cherry lips, eyes so kind Glowing cheeks, her smile benign, beauteous face divine   Vernal spirit in joyous mood, there the angel […]

You Deserve a Great Career

You Deserve a Great Career NS Rajan   We are indeed a miracle of life. Even as billions of species have gone extinct, our ancestors have been the beneficiary of biological good fortune and tenuous existence. Jacob Bronowski, in his “Ascent of Man” highlights the wonder that unlike the other species that survive on genetic […]

Everyone Needs a Devil’s Advocate

Everyone Needs a Devil’s Advocate NS Rajan   Opposition could be viewed as a conscience that speaks from outside you, akin to the ‘little voice’ inside you. It has been observed that unlimited power invariably hurtles us towards hubris, and leads to a subsequent downfall.  John Locke, philosopher and proponent of the social contract, wrote […]

Father and Son

Father and Son NS Rajan   SON: Twenty one am I, educated, but not rich Am soon on my own, dear Father, teach and enrich   FATHER: Most of life’s wisdom consists of being wise in time Bestow your energy and youth earning a dime If you don’t have any by the time you are […]

When Change Beckons

  When Change Beckons NS Rajan Change is indeed the way of life and being able to transcend disruptions must become a way of life for organizations too. Change may be looming on the horizon due to business transitions  impacted by strategic mergers, joint ventures, divestitures, expansions, new business solutions, infusion of technology, market changes, […]

Fail, To Succeed!

Fail, To Succeed! NS Rajan It’s amazing. How often do you see that on the hint of failure, fears take charge of the heart. On the other hand success and even the prospect of it eggs man to stretch that bit more and willingly so. Life is a two- sided coin and as one tosses […]

Leadership : happiness is the key to success 

                              Leadership : happiness is the key to success NS Rajan A CEO once remarked with surprising candour: ‘I don’t really care if our people are happy or not, as long as they perform.’ This rhetorical statement from a leader stridently […]

Leadership : the power of shared vision

  Leadership : the power of shared vision NS Rajan An exciting part of my journey is the wonderful opportunity to meet many leaders, and whenever they share their beliefs and experiences, one word dominates and seems to assume universal currency as a vital ingredient of leadership: vision. Over the past few years, I have […]