An open letter to all the constituents of the Indian cricket. A knee-jerk reaction to losing in the T20 WC is short-sighted. We have deeper questions to answer.
I review a Kannada film ‘Kantara’ written and directed by Rishab Shetty. A rare piece of cinematic brilliance from the Kannada Film Industry.
In this post, I write about the secrets while launching a podcast. These are lessons I have learnt along the way to launching my podcast – Mysorean Talks.
Why Mysorean Talks?
In this article, I write about how my conversations with my dodappa and uncles that I lost during covid made me start a podcast as a tribute to them.
Jerome D’Souza was my friend, philosopher, guide and mentor. He was my first boss in my first stint in the social sector. He passed away on 22nd July 2021. This is an attempt from my side to write a politically incorrect tribute to the most politically incorrect person I have ever known.
I did not expect myself to devote a second blogpost to cricket so early. But this once in a lifetime achievement by our players deserved a record here. Here I try to describe why this “not winning” a cricket match is the ultimate nirvana for these cricketers and for us the cricket fans.
In my previous blog post, I had written about failure. Many people asked me how does one dissociate from failure and also opined how failure and the one who has failed have to be decoupled from each other. While I was thinking about these questions, the Indian cricket team showed all of this in actions. After slumping to their worst innings total in the Adelaide Test to authoritatively winning the Melbourne Test, there were lessons for all us to take away from this incredible turnaround. Here’s my take on it.
Failure exists within a specific context and time. The context depends on the ever moving function of time. With time, the context changes. What was a failure once, might not be anymore. With time, you glean out stuff from failure to invest into your future. Look at everything – failure, success and everything in between – as a continuum. The resultant perspective enlarges to encompass everything that’s happening within a manageable circle of action and thought. Thus, nothing is debilitating any more. Keep moving. Failure will stay back while you move forward. And ultimately failure will become a small, tiny, fragile, pale blue dot.
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Once upon a time there used to be a blog called www.mysorean.com. It was featured as one of the top 10 blogs of the country (by number of views) in 2005-06 when there were 10 bloggers in all. Sorry about that joke. That blog however won some awards too. The blog was updated regularly for […]