The Brave Coward

Once there lived a man who was always scared and would run away from everything he feared.  Tired of living a scared life, he went to a wise man for guidance, “Master, I have been a coward all my life.  Please teach me to be brave.” “Sure, but only on one condition,” Master replied.  “For one month, every stranger who crosses your path, tell(..)

Lonesome on Top

Lonesome on Top

  Life at the top is lonely. Especially for those born with a(..)

True Lies

Four medical students were waiting in the examination hall for their professor to arrive and administer the test. Ten minutes before the end of the test, she finally arrived, limping. After apologizing profusely for coming so late, she added, “Since the exam duration is nearly over, today’s test has only one question; moreover, I will make it easier by(..)

The Stroll of Grace

The Stroll of Grace

A Seamer’s Googly… Recently, an incident hijacked my(..)

It’s No Sacrifice!

It’s No Sacrifice!

Two stars & a fan… Houston. Last night. I hadn’t planned(..)

The Hermit’s Tree

The Hermit’s Tree

Good evening Cybage and welcome again to Pune’s most happening(..)

The Unblind Side of Faith

The Ducky Tales

Ducks are renowned for their waterproof feathers, and it’s amazing to watch them as they splash around.  The water forms beads on their back and rolls off in a no-nonsense fashion back into the pond.   Lesson?  A leader shouldn’t let personal problems weigh and distract from the goals. Ducks appear to glide smoothly along the surface of the water(..)

Trains, Planes, & Vishwanathan Anand
A Right, A Wrong, & Satya Nadella

The DEF of Leadership

A group of children is playing near two railway tracks, one still in use, while the other disused. Only one intelligent child is playing on the dysfunctional track, the irresponsible rest on the operational track. A train approaches, and you happen to be in charge of the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track to(..)

What a CEO Needs

What a CEO Needs


Close encounters of the déjà vu kind… Fondling age-old(..)

Taming the Roar

In the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, some villagers practice a unique form of logging. If a tree is too large to be felled with an ax, the natives cut it down by yelling at it.  Woodsmen with special powers creep up on a tree at dawn and suddenly scream at it at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree dies and falls(..)

The Unracing Rat

A family of rats lived in the middle of a young wheat field.  As the days passed, the wheat stalks grew tall and the rodents had a feast gnawing away at all the wheat. Then, one day when the ripe golden grain waved in the breeze, the Farmer and his son came into the field.  "This wheat is now ready for reaping," said the Farmer. "We must call in our(..)

The Secret of Corporate Happiness

Boston Chai Party

The Power of Parity It is nice to meet a star, even if it is for a fleeting moment. Such encounters leave us starry-eyed and moon-struck. Even the most conceited amongst us will invariably steal a glance at the footprints the star leaves behind. Now imagine what would happen if you were to hold the hand of this star and walk together for a couple of(..)

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