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Travel experience to remember

I was supposed to travel to India today, however amongst Bizarre events that included "Thunderstorms in Minneapolis", "Thunderstorms in Chicago", "Delayed Flight", "A connection flight that I would have most certainly missed", "Lost Passport (found eventually)" and "The connection flight that I would have missed also got delayed"; I am still at Plymouth in my apartment with travel plans delayed by 25 hours. So, where I would have been with my family Sunday evening, that now would be Monday evening.

I don't know why all this happened, but have faith must have happened for a reason and a good reason.

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How we feel is something that we cant control - or at least not at the very beginning. We may be able to over a period of time to control our emotions, but when something happens at that point how you feel tells you who you are what the other person means to you. Friendship is one such thing.

So, now when I hear about a "friend", and my first emotion is not to be happy for them, I know it is not friendship. I just know - I don't understand why I was not remembered; how come I am not remembered every time. I know it is time to let go. I know we are not friends any more, we are just "ex-colleagues".

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Why can’t he just be a leader?

As I sit here and wait for the email to come, I can not reach out the person who has to approve the request. Only person I can reach out to is my manager and he is three levels down the person who has to approve. This makes me think - are they leaders? Why can I not reach out to anyone above my immediate manager? Why do we even have a hierarchy in place? Can we not do work in a horizontal leadership model? Why does pyramid has to exist?

Why can't he just be a leader?

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Not Careless but Not too Careful Either

It's easy to be confident when you have control of your life. It's very, very difficult to keep that confidence when you gotta take whatever strange bounces life throws your way. Don't be careless, but don't be too careful either. You cannot be afraid to lose! That's how you gain the confidence to attack the life when its not on your side. That's how you attack life... even when you think you don't have any control.

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Be a Slave or Be Selfish

My nephew (Sushant) has started his new blog and he started off with a great topic - Being Slave. However, as the comments started up and we picked up the debate it left me with this thought - "Be a Slave or Be Selfish". In one of his comments, Sushant mentioned that there is nothing called "Selfless deed" and argument being - if a person chooses to be selfless and take up pain, that is for their self-satisfaction and hence it is not self-less.

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Deep dive | India’s route to Test#1

What I found was a revelation of facts that a lot of is was favorable and because of Australia and SA not doing their best and India matching up their worst or just being a little better.

Overall, it clearly presents a case where India has been more conservative on their test playing strategies - playing less, playing at home, don't loose and play safe to draw.

Now, if all that was played just as I can see all of those, good strategy to be number one. It is like saying "Let the others fight and diminish their resources and we will come on top because of their losses."

Now - please tell me what did Dhoni do to take India here - it just happened. With a good team and safe strategy forces were in our favor. I am happy we are number one, but Dhoni did nothing in all this to happen. As a captain he could not do what all others in the past have struggled - improve our performance overseas. Change that - and then be called a Great Captain.

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India under Dhoni

A chat discussion came up with the following questions quoted to me Unbeaten in test series, t20wc, one day wc, vb series etc can all be somehow attributed to dhoni’s luck ;). btw, which captain has won 3 world cups? My response is as follows: India lost a match just last year to SA. The…

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