My Quotes

Symbolism is a show of chauvinism.

– Coined on 7th of April, 2016 in the article The Curious Case of IPL, Indian Drought and the Indian Media Circus


I don’t care about where I end up [in life], as long as the journey is exciting. The destination does not matter, but the means to get there does!

– Coined on 28th of October, 2015


In IT speak, we design high availability with auto failover where if one of the devices fail, the backup device picks it up – without disruption. This backup mechanism is nothing but your motivation.

– Coined on 16th of July, 2015 in the article Alternatives to getting Motivated

Motivation comes naturally to those who are passionate; for others, we just need to kindle the lamp of passion to ignite motivation within.

– Coined on 1st of July, 2015

Motivation blooming from within is like a dagger when compared to a pen knife when you get motivated through external sources.

– Coined on 29th of June, 2015 in the article – What is Motivation?

Beauty exists in the eye of the beholder, and this beauty is sculpted by the virtues within and the external curves on the outside.

– Coined on 22nd of December, 2014 – published in post Is Physical Beauty for Leaders Significant?

Leadership by example is easy to preach and hard to practice.

– Coined on 4th of August, 2014

Don’t count the days, count your deeds instead.

– Coined on 18th of June, 2014

Be the sponge that can suck in new information and knowledge, and the sieve that can filter wheat from chaff.

– Coined on 14th of May, 2014

Strangers remain distant until you make the effort to bring them closer.

– Coined on 11th of March, 2014

Don’t worry about how much is on your head, rather start to worry if nothing is getting into it.

– Coined on 12th of February, 2014

Knowledge comes from willingness to learn and not from arrogance of power.

– Coined on 26th of January, 2014

Speeding does not kill anyone. Bad driving does.

– Coined on 5th of November, 2013

 I don’t believe that leaders are born. Life circumstances and the choices made during tough situations shape people, either as leaders or otherwise. (My article on Train Signal)

– Coined on 22nd of June, 2013

You find things if you know what to look for, and focus on finding them.

– Coined on 28th of February, 2013

If you can do it once, you can do it again.

– Coined on 20th of September, 2011

If a man can manage his money, he can surely manage his wife.

– Coined on 8th of October, 2010

Life is as you see it.

– Coined on 26th of September, 2010

I am no Gandhi or a Buddha to show my other cheek when somebody slaps me. I will give right back to them, a bludgeon for a hit.

– Coined on 11th of May, 2010

If God wanted us to play games that involved only brains such as chess, I doubt he would have given us limbs.

– Coined on 10th of April, 2010

Respect among humans is lent and borrowed multiple number of times. More the number of exchanges, better it is for the society.

– Coined on 10th of January, 2010

There are no shortcuts in life. Things that appear to be shortcuts are hallucinations.

– Coined on 25th of December, 2009

Behind every successful man, there’s a wise woman. And, behind every man who fails, there’s a stupid woman. Now you know why so many men fail.

– Coined on 20th of September, 2009