MOTIVATION: What Is Integrity?

                                  Rishave Verma     Let every man do, as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity.                                                                                                              (Anonymous) Tom used to work as a personal assistant. Throughout his working tenure of 40 years, none of his employers were fully satisfied with his work. When enquired, most of them reiterated only one reason. “Tom does …

MOTIVATION – No Small Plans

                                            No Small Plans Rishave Verma  Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.                                                                                                          (Daniel Burnham) An educated teenager Tom left his village in search of a respectable job. At first he chose to be a security guard. He joined but was not satisfied with the job. So, he left it …

MOTIVATION: Multidimensional Thinking

                   Thinking Multi-dimensionally Rishave Verma         Explore a certain dimension, and be sure there are many more underneath.                                                                                                                  (Anonymous) Here’s a funny story. There was a child named Jack. His mother used to tell him never to flush the toilet while he was sitting on it because “ he might catch a cold in his tush”!!! Trusting …

MOTIVATION: Beyond The Dark Night

                               Beyond The Dark Night Rishave Verma     Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.                                                                                                                     (Psalm 23) Ray Kroc’s entire life thrived on discovering just the right idea that would live well, after the man himself. From an ambulance driver to paper cup salesman, to real estate …

MOTIVATION: The MSD Way

                                           The MSD Way Rishave Verma    It’s a funny thing about life; if you accept anything but the best, you will get it.                                                                                                      (Somerset Maugham) MSD is the most popular abbreviation among Indians, the Cricket Crazy nation, as the world calls us. Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Not a single word more to elaborate about whom and …

5 Books Every Serious IAS Aspirant And Bureaucrats Must Read

Every serious IAS aspirant must know beforehand what awaits him once he enters the ‘system’. Almost ever year, a retired bureaucrat or a diplomat pens an autobiography recollecting all the bad old memories and present them to the reader in the hope that his experiences might shed some light on the working of the ‘system’ …

15 Most Popular Motivational Books – To Help You Succeed In Both Personal And Professional Life

We keep facing failures no matter how rich or poor we are, or how much motivated or inspired we are.  Failures are good omens that come across our lives to set the course of life on correct path; only if we are willing to learn from our mistakes. To learn from failures, we need motivation …

How Indian Men React When Rapes Occur – A Snippet

Following are the comments made by mostly ‘men’ with pseudonyms reacting to the story of rape perpetrated by two ‘boys’ on an XI class girl. It appeared in Hindustan Times website(02/01/2013). The story is at the bottom. 46 comments Partha • an hour ago and why did she agree to go to their flat………………for chanting …

Praying For Malala Yousafzai – Modern-day Anne Frank

Pakistani Taliban, in an assassination bid,  have lethally wounded Malala Yousafzai – a 14-year-old rights activist who gained international recognition for her stand against Taliban ban on girls’ education in the Swat Valley, in NW Pakistan. She campaigned through both Pakistani and Western media for allowing girls in the valley to continue education. When she …

CAG Says His Team’s Findings Are Rational And ‘Undisputable’

It is unfortunate that CAG of India himself has to defend his reports even though no one except politicians doubt their credibility.  Can you imagine Supreme Court Chief Justice publicly defending a judgement by his colleagues or by himself outside the court if there was a criticism directed at that judgement? Now, Vinod Rai has come out …

Women and Child Development Ministry Invites Comments on the Draft National Policy for Children 2012 (download PDF)

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has drafted the National Policy for Children 2012 and is inviting comments from the general public The first National Policy on Children was formulated in 1974. The policy described children as a supremely important asset and made the State responsible for providing them equal opportunities for growth and …

Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

The Law Commission of India in its 172nd Report on `Review of Rape Laws` as well the National Commission for Women have recommended for stringent punishment for the offence of rape. Taking this into consideration, government had constituted a high powered committee headed by Union Home Secretary, which  examined the recommendations of Law Commission, NCW and …