Singapore Universities’ Mission Oxygen (SUMO)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Singapore Universities’ Mission Oxygen (SUMO)   India is going through a challenging time with number of daily COVID-19 deaths hitting new high with each passing day. Families, friends, colleagues and fellow residents are all facing a hardship in managing lives with the current storm of COVID-19. India is dealing with severe shortages on all fronts, […]

Ask me Anything (AMA) on CORONA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Date: Apr 25, 2021 Time: 10.00 AM India / 12:30 PM Singapore / 12.30 AM New York Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/AMACORONA   People who viewed this also viewed: AMA with Anil Swarup Karan Bajaj: A Yogi to a Millionaire Independence on social media

Forest Day 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login In the Hollywood movie Ice age, The Ice age has started in pre-historic times so the few pre-historic animals and humans set out in search of greener pastures and food. Now imagine if this is not a movie but a reality. Because at the rate […]

Reboot, Relive, Revive

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Covid-19 wiped off most of 2020 from my life and 2021 feels to me like an opportunity to reboot, relive, revive the hypothetical year past. So here’s my 19-21 “TLDR” survival guide (depending on how you read the list) embracing the new normal and some […]

Brain enough for Braille?

Reading Time: 3 minutes WORLD BRAILLE DAY 2021 SEE THE UNSEEN As special educators, my mother and I try our best to ensure that we teach the children in the way they are comfortable in learning. We make assistive learning tools and kits, that help children learn their subjects in a better and engaging manner. One day, one of […]

Shiv Khera – “2021: Turn Setbacks into Comebacks”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mr Khera, an acclaimed author with 8 million books sold, recently spoke on “Turn Setbacks into Comebacks”.  During the talk, he inspired and encouraged individuals to realize their true potential. He anecdotally mentioned his own three failed jobs before he became a successful author and now a much-acclaimed motivational speaker. The session itself counts as […]

Between Life and Death

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login The Sick. The Old. The Corpse. I had always pondered about these three even as a child, mostly because I heard about these since the age of 3 years. The three circumstances we cannot avoid and control, no matter who or what we are. Still, […]

Can we integrate inner life and outer life?

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login We have become experts in creating strategies and building businesses, but it doesn’t seem to have made us any better (or perhaps worse) in basic life skills are being joyful, cultivating enriching relationships, and if perhaps then helping the society.   As I mentioned, we seem […]

Experiments in “richness”

Reading Time: 6 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Scene 1 A common sight at 1 AM at my office floor, where me (a high performing associate), a pre-MBA analyst and a Vice President with an empathetic bent (and not to forget an eagerness to get promoted to Director) are sitting, trying to work […]

Make it happen

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Make it Happen! It was a warm afternoon in the winters of 2012. I was at my desk with multiple tabs open on my computer screen, each of them acting like pathways to the upcoming opportunities in my life. Yes, I was done with my […]

Gratitude Diary For 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes This Gratitude Note is not for you *
#If others happiness makes you jittery.
#You are addicted to news channels.
#You are a Pessimist.
#Your favorite pastime is cribbing about life.”

No more about myself

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login It was about 10 years ago when I was part of a small volunteer social organization. We used to go and conduct small activities in orphanages. During one such event, I remember it being the 15th of August, that we were at an Orphanage conducting […]

Let us Volunteer

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Together We Can, Through Volunteering! The 2020 UN Volunteers’ theme this International Volunteer day calls for everyone to volunteer towards causes they hold dear! Volunteering, in a nutshell, is simply the act of individuals using their skills for the benefit of society, by way of […]

An incredible journey with a congenital condition

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Raising the younger siblings when mother felt bed-ridden, travelling by local train of Howrah to college, earning two bachelors degrees, driving down the kids to schools, trekking in Kashmir or climbing the stairs of forts in Rajasthan. All seems doable unless you are on crutches. […]

Disability or Capability?

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020 International Disability Capability Day 2020 The adage goes, “Everybody is a genius. But if we judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid.” Each of us are […]

Contracting AIDS

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login 35 years old Sunita (name changed) belongs to a remote village in Ambedkarnagar district of eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. Her life took a drastic turn four years ago when she was diagnosed to be HIV positive. When I became HIV positive I did not […]

AIDS 2020: Resilience and Impact

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login World Health Organisation: World AIDS Day 2020 Theme: Global solidarity, resilient services UNAIDS: Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility! Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience & Impact Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever international day for global health. […]

Living with AIDS

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login It has been a year since I was diagnosed HIV+ and that brought my life crumbling down. The infection was traced back to exposure when I had unprotected sex as a part of a casual fling. At the first instance, I was actually thinking that […]

Being well and well being – the Art of Well Being!

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Truly said, “the door is there but the key is in your hands”. We ourselves are the artist of our life. Changing your lifestyle doesn’t need to be difficult. Sometimes it gets tough when the world is not going the way you want it to, […]

Her womb, her choice…

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Meghan, writes about the miscarriage There have been tremendous celebrity trolling for late pregnancies getting reported in the COVID19 times. And more recently I read the comments on the news of Meghan Markle opened up about her miscarriage. These are not one of the cases […]

Being able to respond, the way of life!

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Responsibility or Freedom! Being able to respond, slowly became a way of being alive to everything around me. I understood how much of my aliveness was so held back in some corner, being reserved and withheld for god knows what! Who knew, being responsible, meant […]

Emotion, Reaction, Action & Outcomes too…

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login   I realised that most people face the same things/situations. Though the scenery may be different, the characters may be different, the circumstances may be different, but it was the same damn emotion, same reaction/action, and the same outcomes too! It just blew me away […]

Am I Responsible or the Victim?

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Responsibility, Responsibility, Responsibility! I attended my first yoga class 3 years back, and in the 2nd or 3rd session, the teacher kept on going about responsibility. About how I was responsible for my life, I was responsible for all the things that happened to me […]

YourDOST: A tête-à-tête with Puneet Manuja

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login I was a School Topper in 12th (St. Joseph’s, 92% – meant a lot at that time) –> I had to take a year drop even to get a good rank in AIEEE (couldn’t clear IIT still) I was a Gold Medalist during my UnderGrad […]

Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together – World Food Day 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login World Food Day 2020 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) designated 16th October to be celebrated as World Food Day each year and it brings to the forefront the importance of food in our lives. This year the theme of the celebrations is “Grow, Nourish, […]

A home for the homeless in Calamity

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login A home for the homeless in Calamity! Imagine offering your resignation to the CEO to start your own venture and in an ironic turn of events the CEO asks, “Why not we do it together?”. This is the story of the Founder of BillionBricks Prasoon […]

Don’t take things for granted!

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Revisiting the struggle and valuing nature! On this occasion of the World Calamity Control day celebrated on the 14th of October 2020, I wish to look back upon the three major calamities that I have faced in the past 20 years. In 2004, on a […]

Caught overseas in a riot

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login A day from my life! It was just another normal day in PT Pertama shipyard when I was heading for an office meeting with the General Manager. The year was 2010 and I was newly married. Still fairly green, I was posted as a project […]

A man-made Disaster?

Reading Time: 7 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login A man-made disaster? I couldn’t explain that feeling. But all I could say that I wanted to get rid of it as soon as I could. But it seemed like there was no way out. My feet inside those wet socks were there to stay […]

Gone with the wind!

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login A night that was… I remember waking up in the middle of the night, hearing a loud banging noise and an even louder whistling noise coming from the back of the house. The winds and rain were banging against the outside of the house. I […]

Mental ill-Health – not a personal problem!

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Mental ill-Health – not a personal problem! In India, WHO estimates that the burden of mental health problems is of the tune of 2,443 DALYs per 100,000 population, and the age-adjusted suicide rate per 100,000 population is 21.1. It is estimated that, in India, the […]

Suicide note of a 16-year-old!

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Let’s talk! Let’s live! “Dear Mum, It’s with a heavy heart that I write you this note, knowing the amount of pain it is going to cause you. I didn’t want to do this, but I was compelled by circumstances beyond my control to […]

Mental Health for All: An Inclusive Society

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login For ages, the common and faulty understanding has been to observe people who have mental illness as “lunatics,” “dangerous,” and “violent people” who need to be secluded from society. The sustainable development goals were built on the principle of leaving no one behind. The current […]

Why and What of Mental Health!

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login “More than a Day, More than the Pandemic”: A Collective Investment in Mental Health Prologue The world is chaotic, thanks to the last eight months of the pandemic-havoc! Health is considered necessary for the growth, development, and productivity of a society. The maxim “There is […]

Biggest Learning: Self-worth to Freedom

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login I want Freedom for full expression of my personality- Mahatma Gandhi Ahhh! A sigh comes to me whenever I hear the word corporate and the life associated to it. Few metaphors that come to my mind “Rat Race” and “Headless Chicken”. You must be thinking […]

Karan Bajaj: A Yogi to a Millionaire

Reading Time: 4 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Picture a bestselling novelist with three books to his credit armed with an IIM MBA maneuvring the corporate world of P&G, Discovery Channel& Kraft and hiking from South America to Europe to the Himalayas during his sabbaticals while dabbling as a Yoga teacher in South […]

Happiness – Russell’s paradox?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Russell’s paradox: “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” Counter-intuitive though it appears, it is one of the truths of life. The process of striving for and getting something that you want, and do not have, is […]

Clearing the trash in Cyber Space

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login In the earlier post, we discussed what cyberbullying is and why one must raise voice against it. In this article, we shall look at how to deal with cybercrime and online harassment. The three-fold approach of combating cybercrime and online harassment Education and awareness The […]

Independence on social media

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login   In my previous article, I had discussed #ItEndsWithMe campaign by me. By speaking up and calling the abusers out we are not allowing them to hide behind their screens and their anonymity to spew hate on the internet. I also started this campaign, aptly called […]

Have you been Cyberbullied?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Anyone and everyone who has ever tried to put themselves out there in this digital world understands what it is like to be trolled. It has, over the short period that the internet has been around, become an inescapable part of our online experience and […]

Right Nutrition during COVID 19 times

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login COVID-19 has been ubiquitous in terms of its literal as well as metaphoric reach. It has been on people’s minds as well as affecting world population ever since the first case of the novel Coronavirus was reported from Wuhan in December 2019. It has spread […]

Instant Gratification vs Lifelong Happiness

Reading Time: 3 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Yesterday someone added me on LinkedIn with this note “You have an interesting career trajectory. Would love to hear more about it over a chat if you ever have some time”.  Before long we started chatting and discussion shifted to “What are you seeking?” A […]

Traveling without moving

Reading Time: 5 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login In the second week of March, I had an invitation from Times of India and Madhya Pradesh Tourism to be a part of their culture trail. The travel blogger in me was super excited about it but then I had to opt-out of it. It […]

Why do intelligent people commit suicide?

Reading Time: 7 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Mental Health and Suicide – Is there something we can do? A few weeks back when a famous Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput ended his own life, some of my former students from IIM Bangalore got in touch with me and asked me to write […]

Staying fit in Coronavirus crisis

Reading Time: 7 minutes To comment or receive more such wisdom, please register on www.gyanalogy.com/login Staying fit in Coronavirus Situation Q1. What is wellness according to you? How is physical health important for mental health? Wellness is being able to align your mind, your body, and your soul altogether. It is not just important that you work out to increase […]

Fasting – Hunger over Whim

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, Orthodox Christian world is celebrating Easter – one of the most significant days in a Christian calendar. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and the eternity of life. It is the time of prayer and remembering Christ. I spent my childhood in the USSR and […]

Sunflower : Resilience and Happiness

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sunflowers turn according to the position of the sun, in other words, they “chase the light.” You might already know this, but there is another fact that you probably do not know! Have you ever wondered what happens on cloudy, rainy days when the sun is completely covered by clouds? This is an interesting question, […]

Coronavirus – The root cause?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Is the world paying too high a price for a plate of exotic meat? Have a look at the videos below. WARNING – The videos may be disturbing for some viewers Wild animals or domestic animals in food can create a lot of problems. But nobody will ever raise this issue. People are ready to […]

Are we the Virus?

Reading Time: 3 minutes What if we are the virus and Corona is the much-needed vaccine? Biologically speaking virus is simply genetic material (DNA/RNA) encapsulated in a layer of fat. Arguably they are not even living entities and can only reproduce when they attach themselves to a living cell. They instruct the host cell to make more copies of […]

CoronaVirus : Need vs Greed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Who would have imagined that a lowly toilet paper will rock the headlines of 2020. The year 2020 was supposed to be the “Future” and if this is the future then perhaps we have learned nothing from the past. Hong Kong reported armed robbery of toilet paper on 17 Feb and meanwhile in Australia, there […]

Are you doing Nothing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was away on vacation and have not written for 4 weeks. When I walked into my office , someone in the lift asked, “What happened to Gyanalogy? Didn’t see any new post for quite sometime”. I smiled and replied, “Actually I was doing nothing” and both of us had a good laugh. Reigniting my […]

Whose car are you driving?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week, my school Principal asked me if in my capacity as the President of the Alumni Association, I could give message to the graduating class 12 (A Level) students who scored 88% and above. I feel that the message I had for the students may be equally relevant to others and hence am sharing […]

Everything in Moderation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today is Buddha Purinma or Vesak day – The day when Buddha was born. A few weeks back I mentioned about the six attributes that attract humans viz fame, money, strength, beauty, knowledge and lastly renunciation. The world has not known a greater renunciant – A 29 year old prince who gave it all: the kingdom, his wife and […]

Schools create literacy not education

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday in my school whatsapp group someone posted the picture below The picture was a dig on the news that first time in the history of ISC ‘A Level’ examination someone scored a perfect 100 in all subjects! I casually joked that thermometer better be in degree Fahrenheit! The picture triggered a serious discussion in the […]

Ikigai – The Meaning in work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today is May 1. More than 80 countries across the globe celebrate 1 May as International Workers’ Day or Labor Day. This May Day, I have been thinking about meaning in work. The genesis of May Day or International Labor Day is in the 19th century when post the industrial revolution, trade unions, and labor movements […]

How do nations use forces?

Reading Time: < 1 minute How do nations and societies use forces? People who viewed this also viewed: How do I use forces in my life? The Reason for Every Reason

How do I use forces in my life?

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The Reason for Every Reason

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I was in the university, very often I used to listen to this song – The Reason I’ve found a reason for me To change who I used to be A reason to start over new And the reason is you In Physics, we have four fundamental forces viz. Gravitation, Electromagnetic, Weak nuclear force […]

Chasing Happiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why do we do anything? This question has been asked since time immemorial. By philosophers, by sages, by psychologist and even my management gurus. While on surface people say different things such as they need a lot of money, more love, a bigger house, a faster car or better health but if we keep digging […]