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Airport Etiquettes Have To Be Learned – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

Now that India is flying as never before, the mores of travel have changed, and so has the landscape. Indians are quickly finding out that airports are not railway stations. We often land up in zany situations as a result, … Continue reading

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Lost Lives Are Not Mere Numbers – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

When we, the people, read the news in the morning or watch it all day long on various screens, we tend to be cold to the number of persons killed in mishaps. We gaze transiently at a headline like- ’32 … Continue reading

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Thought Leadership is the Way Forward – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

One aspect of life that the world-at-large is largely missing these days is the ability to think deep and long. There is hardly anyone indulging in visionary thinking. This may also have been the case for most of our history, … Continue reading

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Let Us Celebrate the Also-Ran —- Random Forays by Vivek Atray

One of the most enduring and endearing enigmas over the centuries has been the role of the also-ran in society. He remains neck and neck with the ultimate winner and almost wins the day but for reasons known and unknown, … Continue reading

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Failure is an Impostor to Learn From – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

“The mind is our greatest friend; the mind is our greatest enemy!” The saint who said these words could not have summed up the predicament of our lives in a more telling manner. Most of us defeat our own selves … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, Please Mind Your Language! Random Forays by Vivek Atray

The new-age young professional has to be extremely savvy about his conduct. There is no point in being appointed as the CEO of a large company through sheer brilliance at one’s work, if one cannot carry himself with dignity. Being … Continue reading

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Making Our Cities More Livable – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

The quality of life in India’s cities has changed to a great extent over the years, but it has certainly not improved. As per the 2011 census, 31 per cent of Indians live in urban areas, but satellite imagery indicates … Continue reading

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Amitabh@75 is a Matchless Icon- Random Forays by Vivek Atray

Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday is, in many ways, a milestone for all of us. Having grown up watching the angry young fellow of the 70s and 80s metamorphose himself into the benign and genial Mr Bachchan of today, one cannot … Continue reading

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We Need to Shed Those Superstitions- Random Forays by Vivek Atray

As a race, humankind is rather naïve. We tend to believe a lot of hearsay and often tend to fall prey to needless beliefs that scarcely stand a chance of coming true. Some superstitions take the cake and the belief … Continue reading

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An Infinite Vision Truly Worth Emulating – Random Forays by Vivek Atray

Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai is such an illuminating example of selfless service, courage, vision and astounding efficiency that it has few parallels on the planet. The amazing story of its founder, the celebrated but ever so humble Dr Govindappa … Continue reading

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