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Four Traits of Successful People
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Four Traits of Successful People

“Opportunity has never knocked on my door, Swami,” an entrepreneur said to me the other day. “I read somewhere,” I replied, “that if opportunity doesn’t knock, create a door.” “Well, that hasn’t worked in my[...]

Between Building and Breaking
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Between Building and Breaking

A small girl was observing her grandfather who happened to be a tailor in a small village in India. Every time, the old man used his pair of scissors, he would put it under[...]

The Opposite of Kindness
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The Opposite of Kindness

What is the opposite of kindness according to you? Is it inflicting harm on someone? Not so in my view. What is it then, you ask? Two years ago, I was traveling with Suvi[...]

Reflection
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Reflection

Akbar and Birbal were once taking a stroll in disguise. Roaming around incognito to experience the ground reality of his people was something Akbar did routinely. At a distance, Akbar saw a woodcutter drinking[...]

Politeness Versus Humility
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Politeness Versus Humility

The king of Baluchistan approached Khwaja Naqruddin (also known as Shaal Pir Baba) and requested the saint to accept him as his disciple. The khwaja, however, was a bit skeptical to accept the king. “If[...]

Being Good
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Being Good

Come to think of it, it’s a philosophical question but as most such questions do, it does have a bearing on our lives. What is more rewarding: a relentless material pursuit or walking the[...]