Friday, August 26, 2011

Anna Hazare, India and corruption...

For the first time we Indians have started to debate the end of corruption!!This is a remarkable leap for a cynical society like us where each gesture is looked upon suspiciously!!Every one is looking for the hidden dagger behind hand that welcome??
The credit for awakening this time goes again to a Gandhian...who after decades later have shown to us how powerful the idea of non violent protest is...how shit scared the government could be of its own people, the jasmine revolution and the freedom struggle from aristocracy going on in Arab world is a chilly reminder to people who want to hold on to power...
Many of my friends and colleagues belive that this Anna movement will not end corruption...but one man thought it will and he awakened a sleeping giant..Its the believers who have changed the face of this world and not the arm chair critics....I guess for the cynics its so difficult to see the writing on the wall...
I know they will laugh on me if it all fails but hey i believed i can bring the change.....
We have grown in a society where in people have told us always what not to do.. examples
Don't play
don't  drink
Don't run too fast
Don't drive fast
Don't meet friends
Don't meet girls
Don't love
Don't dive....
whatever..
So here we are a non committal group of people who see the dark side of bright who do all wrong and expect others to do the cleaning for us..
Come on wake up smell the sweat and anger of the masses, all those on road are not doing it for publicity....Anna is a powerhouse and the youth and middle class of India is getting charged by his aura...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Changing Retail scenario in India!!

From the days of the corner Mom & Pops stores now we have adopted the organised retail as the call of the day!!
For example in my case we moved on from our corner grocery store to D Mart which was at a distance of 10Km from our locality. Still we used to travel for the competitively priced goods and the ambiance. The quality is always taken for granted as seldom have i found a inferior quality branded item in a Mall!
So when the consumer graduated from the small store to the supermarket what happened to the corner store??Have they vanished??
Out of Business??
Sold out??
NO sir..the answer is a resounding no!!!
They continue to thrive!!
Cause not all go to a mall for all the goods..for example on an avg the time needed to buy a stuff in hurry and get out is too high in a mall as compared to a shop so for spurt purchases no one goes to a mall!
The small corner stores also offer interest free credit for as long as 30 days!!
can the malls beat it!!
The corner stores gives free home delivery and accepts telephonic order.
The service is customized and a fair dash of personal touch!! While the mall experience is sterile and reluctant...so in the great Bazaar called India both are thriving..one needs to see the impact the proposed opening up of the sector to foreign investment brings!!

Inspiration!


Have you ever asked yourself what is inspiration?

When the word inspiration is broken down into it's component parts, it simply means "in - spirit". When you are living "in - spirit" You feel excited about yourself and your life.
You have a special connection with all parts of your mind and body.
The question is how can we connect to our spirit at all times to take that actions that make all things possible ?
Below are ten keys to opening your doors to your inspiration.

1. The first key to inspiration is enjoyment. It would take a spiritual master to get inspired about doing the dishes.
 So find something that really excites you. It can be anything that you really enjoy.  

2. The second key is love. When you are actively pouring love into what you are doing,
    this will guarantee that you are opening yourself to experiencing more inspiration.

3. The third key is to trust yourself. Listen to that little voice inside yourself and know that this comes from heart.
     This is called intuition.

4. The fourth key is to follow what your intuition tells you. The more you listen to it, the stronger your intuition will become.    If you don't pay attention, that little voice gets fainter and fainter until you can no longer hear it.

5. The fifth key is to keep telling yourself "I can". These are some of the most powerful words that you can ever use.
    When you say this to yourself often enough, you build abridge between yourself and your inspiration.

6. The sixth key is not to listen to anyone that says "no you can't". They might think that they may not be able to,
    and try to project this negative belief onto you, but remember to keep telling yourself that, "I can! "

7. The seventh key is to believe in yourself. When you are backed by a strong belief in yourself and your dreams,
     nothing is impossible.

8. The eighth key is to avoid negativity. Ask yourself, do you really need to read the newspaper or
     watch the news on TV everyday ? Nothing kills inspiration quicker than being surrounded by bad news.  

9. The ninth key is acceptance. Accept that on some days you feel much more inspired than on others.
    This is normal, nobody can be completely inspired every minute of the day.

10. The tenth key is possibly the most important of all. Take action every day, no matter how small a step it seems.
      Action is the fuel to the fires of inspiration. Make it a daily practise to keep your fire burning.
      The taking of actions, no matter how small, will fill you with inspiration for taking the next step 

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