Grief is an inevasible experience in life, although the intensity will vary depending upon respective coping mechanisms. Attachment is the root of grief and human beings are always living in an inter-subjective world with relationship with others hence we bond with family members, friends, relatives and grief upon their loss is inescapable. As Queen Elizabeth II put it, ‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’

Rivalry amongst sellers in a constricted market space is customary and companies incessantly battle it out, because the arena is extremely lucrative. The toughest competition is witnessed in the highest demand markets and a couple of percentage shifts in market share changes the dynamics drastically. History is replete with rivalry; Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, a 47-year-old sustained feud, Coke vs. Pepsi, the mother of all ‘dog eat dog’ unmerciful rivalries, Reebok vs. Nike,… Read More

Does experience happen only when the brain gets sensory stimuli (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch) or for experience to happen does it have to undergo some other complex process? A newborn infant is alarmed by certain sounds but with passage of time understands that there is no danger associated with it. Hundreds of such stimuli bombard our senses daily but as we grow up we now have a repertoire of past experiences… Read More

Most driving lessons teach the usage of the hand brake. Whenever the car stops for more than 5 seconds, the hand brakes have to be applied. For a ‘hill start from still’ position, or maneuvering on a camber, this is a mandatory technique to prevent a roll back or slide but even on a flat road, beyond 5 seconds stoppage time, it invokes our unconscious habit of applying the brakes, such has… Read More

A stress less life is yet to be constituted. All of us have experienced it thus far and regardless of how effectively we manage stress, we continue to experience it in some form. Amongst predominant reasons for causal aspects relating to stress these days, occupational stress i.e. burnout, work & finance related stress and relationship stress tops the charts. The structure of life is such that one has to get up and… Read More

Human beings are endowed with the capacity to construct language and also be the beneficiary of its immensity in terms of construing meaning out of it as well as establishing an acceptable code of communication in which the society can cohere. In addition to the capacity to laugh, the ability to use language discerns us from animals and other species. Through language we can express our needs, emotions, deeper feelings, imaginations, ideas,… Read More

Zig Ziglar had stated that ‘Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.’ Sure all these could be true from a customer’s perspective and if indeed these five conditions persist then it is prudent to leave the prospect alone. In fact in standard prospecting parlance, such a position wouldn’t make the firm qualify as a ‘prospect’ anymore to the selling organization. Sales people move… Read More

Marlon Brando in 1973 refused the movie fraternity’s heftiest honor ‘Academy award for Best Actor’ for the movie Godfather where he played the patriarch Vito Corleone. The reason for refusal to accept; Native Americans had no representation in film industry and were used as extras and he wanted this to change. An external honor i.e. fame and recognition of such magnitude was rejected to cater to an internal drive of seeking justice…. Read More

Hunting in common parlance means to chase, to pursue, to search, to seek for, obtain and to scour. Mainly it was for subsistence (as in food) or for a profit (tusks, animal hide, skin etc.) or a sport (was construed as a royal sport in certain cultures). Hunting for food was the way mankind survived once. Today it isn’t so. In the civilized world, one doesn’t have to hunt for food but… Read More

June 25th 2009, Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest due to acute Propofol and Benzodiazepine intoxication at his home in LA. When his physician Dr. Conrad Murray found him, he wasn’t breathing and had a feeble pulse. He was later pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. Coroner’s report stated that he died from a combination of drugs, the anesthetic Propofol and the anxiolytic (inhibits anxiety) Lorazepam. Traces of other less significant… Read More