Interesting Phase of Life


It has been 100 days in last 180 days in a Hospital… This is the biggest stretch as it is 45 days and counting in the hospital… This last 6 months has given a lot of time and lessons…

I had aversion for blood, anatomy, surgery and all medical things… I hated zoölogy for that and I didn’t think in my dreams that I’d be living and sharing space seeing such people and interacting with them…

My dad who is my hero as he has fought with life from his younger age… I’ve never seen him low in confidence or crying… Now I had to see such a man and some one who I love a lot CRY… Yep watched him cry and I was helpless…

Underwent the real fear in life… The fear of loosing someone close to heart… I’d say that is the worst experience someone can have… All other man-made fear like loosing money, legal disputes and fighting or competing with someone were the previous scary situations to me… But now I’ve been thru the fear shown by the almighty… I learned you can’t mess with super power…

The importance of knowledge and information… Though we are not medically literate we have to do our part if research because we might be exploited for ignorance and can fall prey to human error & negligence…

Last but not least understood and realised what FAITH is… What true faith will give you and how blissful it is… This time around did a lot of things which I once considered stupidity and superstition… Not sure which force stood by us… But I experienced FAITH… My day was filled with prayers 24/7…

The 99 Club


Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy.

The King asked the servant, ‘Why are you so happy?’

The man replied, ‘Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.’

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, I believe that the servant Has not been made part of The 99 Club.’

‘The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?’ the King inquired.

The advisor replied, ‘Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.’

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins!

He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, ‘What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!’

He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.’

He continued, ‘The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they’re always yearning and Striving for that extra 1, saying to themselves: ‘Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.’ 

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.

Anand – The Vagabond Entrepreneur


Its been 13 years when I flew out of my parents nest… From then on my parents complain about my transformation to a new species… I was the first in my family to be different and crazy… I did and do things that don’t match my parents expectations as;

– I didn’t want to work and took up entrepreneurship…
– I hate being organized… I’m clumsy and do clumsy things…
– I hate saving money… I spend a lot to keep the eco-system rolling and I invest…
– I hate to be disciplined…. I’m disciplined to be undisciplined…
– I don’t worry making mistakes… I’m today because I did many mistakes than my parents…
– I hate planning things… A lot of my golden memories come from unplanned experience…

When I look back all my happy moments come from my vagabond life… A vagabond might be deprived of wealth and richness but I can vouch they are the happiest…

My own parents have created layers of materials that brings them happiness… I’ve never seen them being happy as they never get contented with what they have…They always felt sad for what they dint have and hardly took steps to get what they wanted… They always expected miracles to happen…

Someone who has been raised in such a middle class attitude nest I longed to live like a vagabond… I occasionally take break and live like a vagabond and return back to the nest… Now I long for my next vagabond adventure…

An Answer I needed…


Something so obvious is so obviously forgotten…

Habits, karma and and relationships are just a few of the things that can entirely control us without being in our control……

The only way to bring sanity back into our existence is to be sane and do what we can to control our impulses, our emotions and our minds…… from reacting without due process……

The secret of sanity is to stop reacting….. Start acting…….
That is…….. you do not allow the conduct of others to define what you do….. You act in a manner that forces others to act the way you want them to act……

What I say here can be used to create heaven or hell for yourself and all others around you….. All I will say and caution you here is …. Remember that there are two kinds of error in tennis……

Unforced errors and forced errors…… Forced errors arise because we try and respond and react to everything that goes on around us…. You are therefore playing the game your opponent wants you to play and he/she already has a first mover advantage….. There is very little chance that you will win the round…..

The point is to play the game your way….. do not react to what the other person is saying, doing or acting….. Think through your mind/intellect/heart, decipher what you want out of the interaction and then just do what you want to get what you want…. make sure however that what you want should lead to a win win situation for all parties…….

If you always play your game such that a win win win situation gets created all the time, you get what you want, you get what they want to give you as a bonus plus you get to bask in love of all around you…..

Take control of your life by first identifying what you want out of life….. Life is far more than ending up being the richest person in the cemetery…… Now spend time in earning what you want in life….. How do we go about that ?

Let us say you want to earn money….. How do you do that ? In order to earn money, you need to invest money……

You want to earn happiness, you need to invest happiness….
You want fulfillment, you need to invest fulfilllment….

Just as if you want mangoes, you need to plant a mango seed….
Do not expect mangoes if you plant apple seeds……

So therefore if you want true control of your life, learn to plant your own trees, rather than live off the fruits of the trees of others…… What they give you, they control…. do not complain if they serve themselves first……

Trees take a long time to mature and give fruit…. plant your seeds now….. it will take time for them to grow…….

Courtesy: The HIYLife

This is life


Last couple od days has been a great challenge where it is a test for my patience, emotional control, balance life and profession, handle financial crisis, managing relationship et more…

It was suddenly decided that I’ve to under go an arthroscopy in my right shoulder… Considering the short time I had to wrap all my work on time before taking up the surgery… I was deeply pressurised while trying to balance it… Fortunately doctor has postponed the surgery…

Other great challenge is handling emotions of my parents and controlling my emotions… My parents have become soo desperate to get me married and they has started to add up pressure on me… It is becoming great challenge to handle them and control my emotions…

As always paypal has started messing up things and all our payments got locked which in turn delayed in getting payments… This mess has delayed getting my claims back… I had to manage my finances which was again a great challenge…

There is a good friend of mine with whom there is a ego war happening… I was in a real bad situation when an official obligation was scratching our already fragile personal relationship… But I stood for the interest of my company… But feeling bad for my friend… Hope we both patch up things soon…

I’ve been working on a lot of things in my company… There has been restructuring, expansion, promoting website, developing new products, inducting new services with a new team… It has become a huge burden in the monthly expenditure as well as managing team and team building…

When all the above mentioned things were happening at the same time… Balancing becomes a great challenge… Sometimes I get struck in taking decisions… But I’m happy and enjoying the situation… If I over come this situation it will give me a great moral boost in managing and handling things…

Things that make me feel OLD!!!


Came across an article in Rediff & only then I realized am getting OLD!!!

  • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was released 16 years ago.
  • The Millennium is more than a decade old… Remembering the terms “Millennium Year” & “Y2K Problem”…
  • Pierce Brosnan last acted as James Bond 9 years ago… I remember watching this movie in Bangalore…
  • Itz been 10 years since 9/11 happened…
  • The Matrix came out 12 years ago… I remember watching this movie when I was in College… Bunked class to watch this movie…
  • Itz been 14 years since Diana died… I was still in school when the incident happened…
  • Itz been 17 years since Sushmitha Sen & Aishwarya Rai won the first beauty peagent title for India… I was 14 years then…
  • Itz been 20 years since I watched Home Alone… My uncle took me for the movie in Satyam Cinemas… Can’t believe Macaulay Culkin & me crossed 30 years…
  • Terminator 2 is 20 years old…
  • Can’t believe that the youngest Spice Girl is 35, the oldest Backstreet Boy 39…
  • Still remember the buzz Jurassic Park created… It was my first exposure to Graphics in movie…
  • Dil Chahta Hai is 10 years old… Watched it in Woodlans Theatre & still remember those days where I use to listen to DCH songs & work…

Days are running fast


Not sure where is it going to lead… Weather it is for good or bad… But time is running like anything… This is what I did for last 3 days and it flew like a jet;

  • Woke up at 11 AM…
  • Went to GYM & Came home by 1 PM…
  • Went to office for couple of meetings & retuned by 9 PM….
  • Some mentoring work with startups in Coffee Day which goes till 11.30 PM…
  • Talk to Cogzidel Technologies folks (Major & Bala) atleast for 30 min each (tentatively will finish the call by 1.30 AM)…
  • Then  reading, replying sending emails for 30 min…
  • Then reading Tech Crunch, Life Hacker for another 30 min…
  • Read some blogs & post comments which till take another 30 min…
  • Write my blog which is another 15 min…

Then I goto bed between 4 – 5 AM and the routine continues every day… In this tight schedule I missed talking to my sister in skype, had no time for my doggie, no time for my parents & no time to get in touch with friends…

Soon I want to create a life where I can get rid of Notebooks, BlabkBerries, Internet etc… I’m seriously considering of considering of buying some farm lands and concentrate on agriculture where in I can be attached with loved ones & nature :)…

Pointers to lead a better life


  • Take a 10 – 30 minute walk every day and while you walk, SMILE
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
  • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement.
    • My purpose is to _______________ today.
  • Live with the 3 E’s: Energy , Enthusiasm and Empathy.
  • And the 3 F’s: Faith, Family and Friends
  • Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6
  • Dream more while you are awake
  • Try to make at least 3 people smile each day
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn, pass all the tests, problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  • Smile and laugh more, it will keep the energy vampires away.
  • Life isn’t fair, but it is still good.
  • Life is to short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.
  • You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.
  • Make peace with your past, so it won’t mess the present.
  • Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, don’t save it for a special occasion, today is special.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.  Forgive everyone for everything.
  • What other people think of you is none of your business.
  • Time heals everything.  Give time, time.
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.  Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will stay in touch.
  • Get rid of everything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • Believe. The best is yet to come.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
  • Do the right thing.
  • Call your family often.
  • Each night before you go to bed, complete the following statement…
    • I am thankful for…
    • Today I accomplished……
  • Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  • Enjoy the ride.  Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want to fast pass.  Make the most of it and enjoy the ride!