Indian salesman – a WhatsApp friendly forward received


An Indian left his job and joined salesman's job in a big department stores in Canada. Boss :- Do you have any experience? Indian : Yes a little too much… On the first day, that Indian worked with full mind. At 6 pm the Boss :- How many sales did you sell on the first … Continue reading Indian salesman – a WhatsApp friendly forward received

$265Billion Dollar Economic Package instalment 10% of Indian GDP announced.


Someone summarised PM's speech for me as I found the PM address full of Hindi, Sanskrit, english jargons which a layman, a man on the street, a common man can never understand. Or perhaps Narendra Modi did not wish them to address. Such a disjointed/ In-silo effort at speech making - even when BJP has … Continue reading $265Billion Dollar Economic Package instalment 10% of Indian GDP announced.

Newsletters I like


News from the Future Future Shock is Here: A Future Now Special Edition #4 curated by Institute for the Future May 7, 2020 – Issue #40 – View online Like News from the Future? Share this link to our subscription page. What's After the Pandemic? It's Up to You Six steps for imagining post-COVID-19 Futures We're up to our necks. We're … Continue reading Newsletters I like

My fav newsletter – Brainpickings.org


 This is the brainpickings.org weekly digest by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — Emily Dickinson's electric love letters to Susan Gilbert, Hermann Hesse on hope and the difficult art of taking responsibility, an illustrated celebration of the heroes who won women political power — you can catch up right here. (Also: Don't miss the annual … Continue reading My fav newsletter – Brainpickings.org

The God and the Musician Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay


Photo by Madhu Shesharam on Unsplash See the looking for the God, I think he's angry at the petard. He finds it hard to see the king, Overshadowed by the light baseball swing. Who is that flapping near the beach? I think she'd like to eat the broadbeach. She is but a quiet musician, Admired as she sits … Continue reading The God and the Musician Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay

Ode to Performer – Jay’s Sonnet


Ode to the Performer A Sonnet by jay My Performer, you inspire me to write. How I hate the way you bounce, snort and sneer, Invading my mind day and through the night, Always dreaming about the crazed emir. Let me compare you to a nonmember? You are more dainty, funny and funny. Odd fogs … Continue reading Ode to Performer – Jay’s Sonnet

Meet my Virtual Friend – Mr. Nelson Wong


Mr. Nelson Wong and I connected on Ecademy, around the year 2004.  We haven’t yet spoken to each other or virtually or physically shaken hands.  We still consider each other as respected friends whose views we like to read and understand.  Ecademy was a great platform where I learnt “ Connections first – Business Later” … Continue reading Meet my Virtual Friend – Mr. Nelson Wong

Random Phrases. My week. Lateral thoughts


Under Your Nose Meaning: Missing something that should be really obvious. Yes. I obviously missed it. It was long time coming. Should have gauged and anticipated some responses. I tried to keep my nose clean, kept looking beyond my nose on my way forward and missed something right under my nose. It was a terrible mistake.  Mountain … Continue reading Random Phrases. My week. Lateral thoughts

Invest in People and Pigeonholed Mentees.


“If you have someone who’s teaching you something and they invest their time in you, and they think you have a chance of being good, they work you harder than the folks around you.” Nick Kokonas | American restaurateur & business person You're Pigeonholed! (You are un-coachable)- Jay Pigeonholed (verb): put into a restrictive category … Continue reading Invest in People and Pigeonholed Mentees.

Creativity. Random Phrases. My Day.


Back To the Drawing Board Meaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.  Restarting the Learning Process after a gap. I have found some interesting courses on Udemy about Startups, Funding, Angel investing and others of my interest.  Burst Your Bubble Meaning: To ruin someone's happy moment.  Hmmm... some WhatsApps, some SMS, some emails.  … Continue reading Creativity. Random Phrases. My Day.

RAK Movement – 10 Random Acts of Kindness from which you can choose.


It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know Smile at 3 people today Forgive someone who has wronged you Write a complimentary note for someone Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them Share something interesting you’ve learnt today Know someone who is not coping very well? … Continue reading RAK Movement – 10 Random Acts of Kindness from which you can choose.

Random Acts of Kindness


Send flowers to a friend or a family member! Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone Old laptop or mobile lying around? Donate it Pay for someone else’s meal today Feeling inspired? Make a meal for your family or roommates Make your voice count - sign a petition for a good cause Feed … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness


Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.) Share today’s food with your neighbour! Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them Someone looking lost? Help them with directions Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them a call Feed a stray animal if you … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness. Make it a RAK Movement and Keep at it


Help an elderly person cross the road or up the stairs Be someone’s shoulder to cry on Make a conscious effort to recycle Help someone carry their pushchair up/down the stairs Someone looking lost? Help them with directions Good servicing requires a lot of effort; tip them! Go green – don’t waste paper Pay for … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness. Make it a RAK Movement and Keep at it

My Favorite Startpreneurs’Newsletter


Morning Briefing (9 Min Reading Time) Top news & stories of the startup ecosystem from India & around the world Latest From The Indian Startup Ecosystem News Roundup: 11 Indian Startup News Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week In another major development, 10 leading media companies of India came together to launch the Digital … Continue reading My Favorite Startpreneurs’Newsletter

Random Phrases, My Day and Creativity


Knuckle Down Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job.  Two impromptu Ice-breaker speeches - moving towards Goal 1. Did not win prize, got a participation certificate but the pleasure was in audience individuals - rank strangers coming back not just complimenting but quoting me 'VERBATIM' and saying, they loved it, they would like … Continue reading Random Phrases, My Day and Creativity

Keep At It. RAK is a Movement – Random Acts of Kindness Daily.


Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else Give up your seat on the tube/bus Bake for your neighbour Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice Apologise to someone you may have hurt Make a hot beverage for a friend/family Is that litter on the floor? Pick it up and … Continue reading Keep At It. RAK is a Movement – Random Acts of Kindness Daily.

Title: Are you Really READY to succeed in SME business?  Ask yourself these 4 Questions.


    Word Count: 1109 Summary: How, we can make sure that we are among the winners rather than the losers in these high stakes game? The answer is within us. We must ask ourselves four key questions to determine whether our small business can survive and thrive. Keywords: business, starting a business, small business, … Continue reading Title: Are you Really READY to succeed in SME business?  Ask yourself these 4 Questions.

Creativity, My Day and Random Phrases


Tug of War Meaning: It can refer to the popular rope pulling game or it can mean a struggle for authority. That happened for 38 good years - both me and my better half each of us playing bullying games all the time, 🙂 Yada Yada Meaning: A way to notify a person that what they're saying is predictable … Continue reading Creativity, My Day and Random Phrases

Random Acts of Kindness. RAK Movement. Keep At It.


Purchase ethical goods Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice Smile at a stranger Lend a friend a book you think they’d like Buy someone a coffee Neighbour’s lawn looking messy? Offer to mow it Let someone know how much you appreciate them Save your family some time and buy their … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness. RAK Movement. Keep At It.

Random Phrases, Creativity, My Day !


Like Father Like Son Meaning: Resembling one's parents in terms of appearance or behavior.  Yes. The receding hairline on my forehead and rear part of head do make me resemble like my father but he was dark brown, I am pale brown in skin - may be because my mom was fair skinned.  Back To the Drawing … Continue reading Random Phrases, Creativity, My Day !

RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness. Keep At It.


We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift Be someone’s shoulder to cry on Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you Let someone know how much you appreciate them Pay for someone’s bus ticket Visit a friend who’s sick Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it! Say … Continue reading RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness. Keep At It.

RAK – Random Acts of Kindness Movement. Keep at it!


Say good morning/afternoon/evening to a stranger Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone It can get lonely when you are old, pay your grandparents a visit See someone struggling with lots of bags? Offer to help them Open the door for someone Forgive someone who has wronged you Gift someone something they complimented … Continue reading RAK – Random Acts of Kindness Movement. Keep at it!

Creativity, Day’s Progress, Random Phrases and Observing my thoughts


I have often said that Just by Watching you can Observe a Lot 🙂  and having an investigator, fraud detectors training helps. Let Her Rip Meaning: Permission to start, or it could mean 'go faster!'  The Three Focus areas are clear to me now. 1. Toast Masters - TOCK ( like in Tick-Tock of the clock) journey … Continue reading Creativity, Day’s Progress, Random Phrases and Observing my thoughts

Creativity, Random Phrases and my Yesterday :)


Drive Me Nuts Meaning: To greatly frustrate someone. To drive someone crazy, insane, bonkers, or bananas. No-Brainer Meaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish. Hands Down Meaning: Anything that's easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty. Greased Lightning Meaning: Very fast or quick. Easy As Pie Meaning: Something that is easy. Lickety Split Meaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying! … Continue reading Creativity, Random Phrases and my Yesterday 🙂

Startup Newsletters I like


Today's Top Story Walmart Set To Buy $800 Mn Worth Flipkart ESOPs It is to be noted that Walmart is obligated to purchase 6,242,271 shares from Flipkart’s ESOP pool of 11,947,026 shares. The current employees will be allowed to liquidate their employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) at $126-128 a unit, depending on the charges applicable. More … Continue reading Startup Newsletters I like

Creativity, My Day and Random Phrases


Under Your Nose Meaning: Missing something that should be really obvious. How did I miss the obvious that the Business person in a mentee will always prefer MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and if here is seductive voice enticing - he will surely and certainly fall for it.  High And Dry Meaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless … Continue reading Creativity, My Day and Random Phrases

Jay, Creativity, Random Phrases and Daily Weblog


Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all Readers.  A very auspicious day. One of the 3.5 days of Muhurtha - when beginning a new thing is considered Good. I started with a long walk, Ganapati Darshan and returned with many thoughts, ideas about a start and towards noon got lazy and just slept. Wake Up Call  Meaning: An occurance … Continue reading Jay, Creativity, Random Phrases and Daily Weblog

RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness today.


Pay for someone’s bus ticket Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them See someone struggling with lots of bags? Offer to help them Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life (a friend, family member, teacher etc.) Gift someone something they complimented you for … Continue reading RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness today.

Strange Bio-Rhythms, Random Phrases, creativity and Daily WebLog :)


I believe in Bio-Rhythms. Have done so for over 30 years - ever since I read the book about the research on Bio-rhythms and wanted to buy the Japanese - CASIO watch which showed 3 biorhythms - Physical, Emotional and Intellectual.  They also sold Cards in those days where you can calculate your critical days … Continue reading Strange Bio-Rhythms, Random Phrases, creativity and Daily WebLog 🙂

Creativity: Random phrases for Friday and how my day went.


Two Down, One to Go Meaning: Two things have been completed, but there is one more that has yet to be finished.  I finished two article writing and two presentations now one more to go.  Going is tough but it gets going.  Easy As Pie Meaning: Something that is easy.  Parting was so damned easy, why did I drag … Continue reading Creativity: Random phrases for Friday and how my day went.

Thursday- RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness


Lend a friend a book you think they’d like Pay for someone else’s meal today It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them Be proactive – sign a petition for a good cause Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up … Continue reading Thursday- RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness

Wednesday- RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness


Surprise your parents with flowers Go the day without complaining Share something interesting you’ve learnt today Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else Smile at a stranger Bake something for your family/friends It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know Give up your seat on the tube/bus … Continue reading Wednesday- RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness

Tuesday – RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness


Help someone academically – lend them your study notes Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else Surprise your parents with flowers Make amends with someone you may have wronged Is that litter on the floor? Pick it up and bin it Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them … Continue reading Tuesday – RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness

Saturday- RAK Movement – Random acts of Kindness. Choose one. I have!


Apologise to someone you may have hurt Visit a friend who’s sick Have lunch with a homeless person Purchase ethical goods Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call Make your voice count - sign a petition for a good cause Make amends with someone you may have wronged Remember to … Continue reading Saturday- RAK Movement – Random acts of Kindness. Choose one. I have!

Wednesday Mentor: 12 Sales-Boosting Strategies


  Word Count: 621 Summary: Want to Hyperscale and boost profits and gain market share? Here are some things you can do to gain a bigger piece of the pie. Article Body: The competition is fierce and advertising budgets are tighter than ever whether you are a Startupper, Startpreneur, Solopreneur, Woman Entrepreneur or SME.  We … Continue reading Wednesday Mentor: 12 Sales-Boosting Strategies

RAK Movement- Wednesday Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe


Make a conscious effort to recycle We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you Bake something for your family/friends Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call Buy someone a coffee Reconnect with your grandparents or an elderly person you know … Continue reading RAK Movement- Wednesday Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe

RAK Movement- Wednes Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe


Share your lunch with a friend Buy more ethically sourced foods Neighbour’s lawn looking messy? Offer to mow it Put your phone down and have a conversation with a friend Feeling inspired? Make a meal for your family or roommates Help a younger student with their work Help someone improve, give them constructive feedback We … Continue reading RAK Movement- Wednes Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe