Month: July 2011

Leap of faith

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out” Vaclav Havel At the outset let me thank all those who took time out to comment and give a feedback on my previous post and for their warm appreciation of the … Continue reading Leap of faith

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Dear Friends, Today’s post is very different from the normal posts. I am taking this opportunity to share with some salient features of this blog and to update you about how it has shaped up over the last year and a half. For me, the very thought that I have managed to last so long … Continue reading

How to make best use of criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”  Winston Churchill Most of us are natural critics but very few of us accept criticism with an open mind and the right attitude to learn from … Continue reading How to make best use of criticism

When silence is NOT golden

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” We seem to recollect those harsh and spiteful words spoken by others, that may have been spoken in anger, frustration, irritation, disappointment or pain, which have hurt us. However it would possibly take us a while to recollect the events that evoked a searing … Continue reading When silence is NOT golden