Saturday, October 8, 2011

Strength in Diversity.

Today I read a quote, "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness" and I realized how true it was. Today we live in a diverse world.

Today 236 countries in the world, with over 6.91 billion people , speaking 6912 languages (source: ethnologue) , from 21 different religions live on one globe.

Why go far, consider greatest democracy in the world, India , on 2% of the world's land lives 17.5% of the world's population with greatest variety in languages.

नमस्ते, º¡´£ Both the words translate into ‘hello’ in English.

people, 28 states and 7 union te
rritories, 387 different languages, 8 main religions, one nation – India. With median age of 24.9 years, India is also one of the youngest Nations in the World.

All we nee
d is the sensitivity towards this diverse culture and the sense to leverage it to make our country and the world---a better place.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

End of an Era

On this sad day, I want to remember this great icon in the world of technology and branding as a guiding light who proved this to the world that "No door is ever shut for the willing". Through his perseverence, he kept bettering his own designs. He changed the definition of technology by building a brand that not only had the might to rule the world of technology but also the world of branding. Its my tribute to the legend. RIP Steve Jobs......

Best Steve Jobs Quote:
"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick, Don't lose faith. The only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love and that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers".

Best Steve Jobs Presentation:

Best Steve Jobs Speech:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Passion- An Enigma!!

Hi to all my bloggy friends! Its good to be back, ofcourse I know out of sight is out of mind. You may not recall happie birdie now but I will make sure that I would make my presence felt.
In the past few months, a lot has changed in my life. Now I am an eight months old MBA apprentice.
Without blabbering, I would come to the topic, guys yesterday I along with my friend went to Siri Fort auditorium, Delhi. A few days back she told me about this concert " The Rhythm of Life "by Hum Ensemble. Many wouldn't know about this band of musicians because they play classical music (alas we are the Bryan Adams generation :p). Hum Ensemble consists of a group of musicians from across the globe. Lead by Sandeep Das- twice nominated for the grammy awards, team consists of beautiful Cristina Pato- Bagpiper from Spain, Rajesh Prasanna plays Flute, Ahsaan Ali from Kirana Gharana plays Guitar, Anil Chawla, youngest out of all plays keyboard, Wu Tong from China plays Sheng and two percussionists, Shane Shahanan and John Hadfield from USA.
Trust me guys this music was so pure and enticing that my eyes and mind routed me to a trance.
I realized one thing that music wasn't their profession, it was their passion and they backed their passion to make it their profession which not many of us do. We choose our profession and hope that someday some miracle would happen and our profession would turn to our passion.
Had Einstein crammed those history dates and events at school, he wouldn't have been what he is today.
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, all were school dropouts.They believed in themselves and their passions.Edison failed more than 1000 times in search of light but he backed his passion to enlighten the world.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff. BUT he contradicted everyone's assumptions.

Steve Jobs- a college drop out created something that even PhD's in that domain couldn't.

And if you think its too late to follow your passion then atleast do things with passion or not at all. Whether we win or lose in this endeavour doesn't really matter, what really matters is whether we cared to try.