retired, but not tired …..

We were  in Scandinavia recently for a 10 - day long vacation. It was an amazing trip as we soaked in the culture, art, history, architecture and the scenic beauty of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The sea, numerous lakes and the greenery, the waterfalls and a boat ride in the fjords with crisp wind blowing and seagulls flying along, cobblestoned streets lined with cafes and a variety of unusual museums have been imprinted on our minds. A most remarkable part of our trip was our interaction with the  tour guides in the cities we visited. They were all between 60 - 70 years of age, spoke very good English, were extremely courteous and well informed about the history and geography of that region.

dance in the rain…..

Life is a continuous roller coaster ride. Moments when you are really upbeat and others when you are not. Times of great happiness, fulfilment and triumph interspersed with difficult down and out situations. Sustainability in tough times is a matter of resilience for sure. And the boost for that resilience, its source, often is the unflinching support and unselfish, true love of some people around us. Read a remarkable story recently and thought it to be worth sharing with all of you. Moved me tremendously!     It was a busy morning, about 8:30 am when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him

10 things I learnt in my career

All of us learn many things through our careers. These are ten things I learnt in two decades of my work life so far. 1. Go after your Passion I always wanted to have my career in the computer industry. However, as luck would have it, I spent my first five years of my career in the automobile industry. Finally, I got my break in the IT industry as a product manager. I was quite nervous initially, to jump into an industry, which I did not know well. But the sheer passion for my job, made me overcome many challenges to become one of the best in business. Passion combined with patience makes one unstoppable. 2. Learn first, earn next Early in one’s career,