What is life?

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Life is destiny or it is an accident. Are we in this world with a purpose to carry out something preordained? Or are we like a feather flying in sky being pushed by the wind in any direction? Let us analyze this by science. We are born with certain qualities from our parents and ancestors, which we get through our genes. We are greatly influenced by our initial training our...
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A Life Time

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Life time means different to different people. It could be 65 years or 50 years 100 years or for that matter anything. What is more important is that how that life was spent? People give innumerable excuses for not living a meaning full life, but they must pause and look at the lives of many who could achieve so much in the similar difficult circumstances. To illustrat...
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Life with a difference

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Vinay had his medical file lying before him. Doctor had left his house over an hour back. His first report, which had come a week back, had indicated that he had blood cancer. He was incredibly shocked and therefore he underwent the same tests again. Doctor had reconfirmed his earlier diagnosis. He had given his assessment in plain words. “You have advance stage of blood ...
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Fear of Dying

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I have suffered with the fear of dying, a phobia which I share with millions. On this subject I am glad to share a study published in TOI today, “Dying is less terrifying and sad than you think”. The research says that people who are dying are far more positive about it than people expect. It is a mind blowing revelation and it demolishes the myth I along with many have liv...
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My Hero

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Among my early influencers I would name my Dad on the top. He was a school science teacher in Lucknow. It was in late fifties and I was also one of his students. Surprisingly our school had a huge science laboratory which today even rich private schools might not have. We often had the demonstration of full experiments in the laboratory class room. Like he would show that how...
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Do unto yourself do unto others

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There are times when an employer has to pass a judgment on moral grounds against an employee. This is a case of a big manufacturer and his agent of a territory. The agent collected a cash component of an order from a customer and he did not remit the amount to the manufacturer. The agent in the past had been pleading the manufacturer to remit his commissions but the manufact...
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How Important is Knowledge

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I was quite proud of the fact that I good education – technical as well as management till one day I could understand meaning of the term called as “Turnover.” During the time when I was setting up a small factory about forty years back, I once had a discussion with my erstwhile employer. I had said, “What is important is Profit and not the Turnover.” He told “Profit is import...
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No Alcohol Drinking during the Festival

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Alcohol has become an important factor in social circles in many cultures. Almost in every country during the festivals, people prefer alcoholic drinks. Thus alcohol has become the most widely used recreational drug in the world. It is a legal drug which is available without any prescription. Though Amitava Dasgupta in his article, The Science of Drinking, has mentioned that dr...
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Theory and Practice

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I learnt “Business Law” as a subject in my “Marketing Management” course, during the first job. Although I was pursuing a marketing career then, yet I could not appreciate the importance of the subject. I failed to understand the utility knowing and recalling various Acts, Statutes, Case Laws, Customs and Usage of “Business Law”. I thought that the information was catalogued ...
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